In general, I prefer to paint my own nails, but when it comes to festive nail art I love the convenience (and much more professional design) of a decal or false nail, which is why I was pretty excited about all the new Halloween 2015 Releases from imPRESS Press-on Manicures*. Not every brand launches Halloween collections, but I love them! I shared the imPRESS offerings last year, and although a few options are back, there are also some stunning new ones!
The Halloween 2015 Releases from imPRESS Press-on Manicures include Broomstick, a spider web design with silver spiders. I prefer false nail designs that are totally opaque because the “nail” bit never looks real to me, but these are still pretty cool and creepy! There’s also Cauldron, which I’m saving to wear this week and it includes pumpkins, spiders, spiderwebs and some glitter all with an orange and black theme. My other favourite design is Fright Night, a black and white Trick or Treat, spider, spiderweb and glitter option.
The next three Halloween 2015 Releases from imPRESS Press-on Manicures are all ones I shared last year, but I’m happy to see them back. There’s Ghostly, which is a black with silver glitter gradient that would work great for a spooky witch costume but can also be worn year-round. Haunting is the most cartoonish of the designs, but I love that little spider crawling down. Finally there’s RIP, a red with black glitter gradient nail, that is great for a vampire costume, or a non-Halloween time of year.
I have shared two previous reviews of imPRESS nails (here and here) but it has been over a year so I thought I’d revisit it for this post. Each package comes with 24 nails so there are plenty of options to find 10 that fit, as well as a “prep pad” to clean off your nail and make sure they stick as well as possible. You peel a sticker off the back of the nail, and it adheres quite strongly. I actually find imPRESS nails are a great fit for my nail shape!
The Halloween 2015 Releases from imPRESS Press-on Manicures are a medium length, which is a bit longer and generally I prefer their ‘short’ option. However I’ve actually done an okay job of growing out most of my nails (let’s not talk about the Cinderella hand!) and the medium is a perfect fit for my swatching hand. I did file the nails down slightly after photographing to get rid of the “bump” at the end, and I cut the thumb nail (and then filed) it because I can’t stand long thumbnails. Sadly, I guess it is just a “trick” for me! I wore the imPRESS Press-on Manicure in Fright Night last week and although I only went to work with them on, I already got a compliment there! These nails have a really sleek look to them, and although they do add a slight thickness to the nail, I don’t find it too distracting. The only issue is if I am trying to use my nail to peel off something or open something–that’s how I messed one up, and it ultimately made me remove them all because, balance.
I get about 2 days of use out of an imPRESS Press-on Manicure, but most of my nails are still sticking well by then, I just can’t deal with only having some. The main thing you can do to keep them lasting longer? Avoid baths and soaking your hands in water longer than necessary, since it loosens the glue.
I have worn imPRESS nails quite a few times and as long as I’m gentle removing them I haven’t had any real damage to the nail underneath. I also love that I don’t have to use glue to apply them, so these are my favourite false nails.
Overall, if you’re looking for a quick, easy nail art look or to add a bit of length to your nails for the upcoming holiday, these Halloween 2015 Releases from imPRESS Press-on Manicures have you covered! Do you have a favourite design?