We all know I have a nail polish obsession, but I’m less than skilled at nail art. I can do a glitter feature nail and a cute little heart if I feel so inclined, but anything more complex than that is beyond me. So when I stumbled across Press & Go Press on Manicure (RRP $14.99), and the super cool range of patterns they offered, I handed over my cash faster than you can say “Nicole Scherzinger is our brand ambassador.”
The press on nails come in the cutest packaging, which looks like little nail polish bottles, but actually contains little press on nails, decorated with gorgeous patterns from vintage florals, to pink and black tiger print, to purple with coloured fireworks.
I bought the vintage floral and the pink & black tiger print. I wish I’d bought more! But these two stood out to me, mainly because I hadn’t seen patterns like these in any other brand of nail foils. Now these aren’t foils. They’re slightly thicker than that. Not quite as thick as an acrylic nail, but close. They’re rigid, but not hard. They bend almost like a natural nail, which makes them rather comfortable and (I think) contributes to their longevity.
If I had to compare wearing them to anything, it would be Shellac. They’re thicker than a polish or a foil, but not so thick that they feel unnatural. Even better than that, they’re easy peasy to apply.
Just remove any existing polish. Then pull out all the nails, choose the right sizes for your fingers (they suggest going as small as required, because they look – and feel – more natural and fit better if they’re a little small, rather than on the large side.) Then wipe your nails over with the prep pad provided. It smells like rubbing alcohol, which makes sense to remove any oil from the nails for effective adhesion.
This shot was taken after I’d already been wearing them for about five days. They last really well, and I even put them through a shoot day (which usually involves lots of dress steaming, box opening, and worst of all, trying to find the end of the sticky tape for when we’re finally packing up.) They didn’t budge! But now, on day eight, the top coat is starting to wear just a little close to the tips of my nails, probably from scraping them along that confounded sticky tape.
My only criticism? As they started to grow out, when I got close to the week mark, the edges near my cuticles (because they’re not flush against the nail) started to catch in my hair when I ran my fingers through it or tried to tuck it behind my ear, and I’d have to disentangle myself. It didn’t happen every time, just a couple. But it’s not enough to put me off. I love my vintage floral mani (and I’m sure I’m going to love my pink and black tiger print mani just as much). I got so many comments on my nails this week!
All in all, impressed! I will be going back for more.
Press & Go Press on Manicure is available from Woolworths, Terry White Chemists, Priceline and selected pharmacies. You can’t miss Nicole Scherzinger on the stand. You can also purchase them online at www.pressandgo.com.au where at the moment if you buy four, you get free postage.
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p.s. Per my Disclosure Policy, I purchased these products with my own cash. All opinions are honest and are my own. I have not been compensated for this review or for mentioning this product.