Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure in Straight Up

Happy Monday! Today I have a full review of the imPress Manicure set that I received in my Influenster Uni VoxBox (see that post HERE). I’ve never tried any sort of false nails before in my entire life, so this was definitely a new Adventure in Polishland for me! Let me tell you more about this product, and share my experience.

imPress Manicure Review | Adventures in PolishlandEach imPress Manicure comes in a cute, nail polish shaped bottle. In the photo above you can see the packaging, and how the nails look in the front and back. Each bottle comes with 24 nails in twelve sizes. I received the design called Straight Up in my box, and it is the short nail length.

imPress Prep Pad

imPress File Ā 

The kit also comes with a prep pad and mini nail file. Unfortunately I didn’t see the prep pad until after I applied the nails, so I didn’t get the chance to test it out. I did use the file, though, and it was definitely helpful!

imPress Manicure ā€“ Straight Up imPress Manicure ā€“ Straight UpApplication of the imPress nails was very easy. All you have to do is find which sizes work best for you, peel off the backing, and press the imPress nail onto your clean nail. That’s it! It takes literally seconds to complete the manicure, and the result is a fun, nail art look with no mess and no fuss. That said, these nails are still not for me. I found this short length to be on the long side, and I felt like I was wearing “fake nails” to the point where it annoyed me. For example, I had a very difficult time using my iPhone with my imPress nails!

I also disliked that the nails didn’t come with a clean edge. One would think that fake nails would come perfectly shaped, but I had to file them, and even then the edges weren’t perfect. When looking at the Broadway Nails Instagram, I noticed that all of the imPress sets seem to have this uneven edging. I find that to be this product’s one major flaw.

IMG_5309All in all, I think the imPress Press-On Manicure from Broadway Nails is a fun idea, and great if you want a nail art look in seconds. If you like long nails, these are also a great option. While the nails stay on very securely, they also peel off with ease, so you don’t have to worry about damage to your natural nails. You can purchase imPress nails at your local drugstore for $7.99 each. Let me know your thoughts on imPress in the comments!

The product in this post was provided for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own. See my Disclosure Policy for more information.


  1. Sarah T says:

    I had a bad break last week on my swatching hand, so I decided to try these out as well! I did find them a bit on the long side, but got used to it within 24 hours (I too struggled to use my phone!). The rough tips also wore down on their own – I’m on day 5 and they are perfectly smooth. However, I did have to use nail glue to reapply many of them that fell off within the first two days. I’m trying to polish over them for the next few weeks to see how that goes until my little nub grows out.

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