Frequently Asked Questions
I've never used artificial nails before, will they look natural?
imPRESS nails are made with a resin material that creates a supreme balance of durability & flexibility for a seamless fit while thin tapering at the cuticle lends the most natural look.
Is imPRESS Press-on Manicure waterproof?
Yes! You can wash dishes, your hair, shower and even swim while wearing imPRESS. The latest advancements to the SuperHold technology conforms to the natural nail so water won’t get in or loosen grip.
How can they possibly stay on without glue?
imPRESS nails are made with a new, patented SuperHold adhesive which uses our exclusive dual-layer technology where the top layer binds to the artificial nail and the bottom layer adheres to your natural nail for stay put perfection!
Are imPRESS nails reusable?
imPRESS nails are not reusable. They are made to be very flexible to provide for a comfortable fit that appears natural. Therefore, when removed they become distorted and cannot be reused.
My natural nails are short and after applying imPRESS nails the sticky adhesive was catching dirt, how can I avoid this?
Once you have completed applying all of your imPRESS Press-on Manicure nails, simply apply a layer of clear top coat to underside of nail to conceal stickiness.
My favorite shade or pattern has disappeared! What can I do about it?
To keep up with changing fashion and beauty trends imPRESS nail colors and patterns might change periodically. If you find a pattern or color that you love you may want to stock up!
Some of my nails won't stay on, am I applying them wrong?
To ensure that your nails will stay put, don’t forget to prep nails properly. The enclosed Prep Pad is an important step to your application. Once you free all of your nails from any oils or dirt particles, then you can apply. It’s also important to be sure you’re using the right size nails. If you are in between nail sizes or aren't sure which size to use, the smaller size is always best to apply to ensure lasting wear and a more natural look.
What if my nail size is in between the imPRESS nail sizes?
Choose the smaller size imPRESS nail if your nail size falls in between sizes. The imPRESS nail will expand when you press firmly onto natural nails during application, conforming to your nail bed size for a sure fit.
Am I able to file or cut the imPRESS nails?
Absolutely! You may file the nails to create the length and shape that you prefer! We suggest waiting about 1 hour after initial application to file or shape. This gives the imPRESS nail time to create a maximum bond with your natural nail and your body heat.
Do I need to remove old polish before applying the imPRESS Press-On Manicure?
Before every application nails should be free of other polish and prepped with the enclosed Prep Pad. If you lose your Prep Pad or are looking to re-apply you can use a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to prep the natural nail for the best adhesion.
Will imPRESS damage my natural nail?
imPRESS Press-On Manicure is completely safe for your own nails! There is no harsh nail glue and the removal process is super easy.
How do you remove imPRESS nails?
You gently peel off from the side to remove. If your imPRESS nails seem really 'stuck' then apply polish remover around edges, wait 1 minute then peel off. You can use the enclosed wood stick to help lift the imPRESS nail at the sides.
Why does each kit contain 30 nails?
Each imPRESS Press-on Manicure kit comes with 30 nails in 12 sizes. Sizes start at ‘0’ as the largest nail and end at ‘11’ which is the smallest nail; that’s 2 nails per size. Additionally we have 2 more nails at 3 existing sizes. These are the accent nails which are typically worn on the ring or index fingers.
What should I do with the leftover nails?
You might be able to use some of them with another manicure. Try buying a pattern that complements a color and mix the leftovers together for a unique mani. Or you can trade them with a friend that may use different sizes than you.