Frequently Asked Questions
Will imPRESS nails look natural?
imPRESS nails are made with a high-performance resin material that’s flexible, like your natural nails. A slim tapered cuticle creates a weightless contoured fit, resulting in the most seamless natural look.
Is imPRESS Press-on Manicure and Pedicure waterproof?
Yes! You can wash dishes, shampoo your hair, shower and even swim while wearing imPRESS. The dual-layer adhesive with 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!
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 who may use different sizes than you.
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.
Can I file or cut the imPRESS nails?
Avoid cutting, but feel free to file the nails to create the length and shape that you prefer… but wait until about 1 hour after initial application in order to give the imPRESS nails time to fully bond with your natural nails.
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!
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.
How do you remove imPRESS Manicure or Pedicure?
Don’t force or pull! You gently peel off from the side to remove. If your imPRESS nails seem really 'stuck', apply acetone nail 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.
Do I need to remove old polish before applying the imPRESS Press-On Manicure and Pedicure?
Before every application, nails must be free of other polish/gels/acrylics, and prepped with the enclosed Prep Pad. imPRESS should be applied to clean, natural nails. If you lose your Prep Pad you can use a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to prep the natural nail for the best adhesion.
Some of my nails won't stay on, am I applying them wrong?
To ensure that your imPRESS nails adhere properly, you must first prep your natural nails with the enclosed Prep Pad. This essential step helps free your nail surface of oil and other debris. It’s also essential that you use the right size nails. If you are in between nail sizes or aren't sure which size to use, choosing the smaller size is always best for lasting wear and a more natural look. Also wait for 1 hour after application to cut or file nails or to apply hand lotion or cuticle oil.
How long does imPRESS Manicure & Pedicure last?
When properly applied, and depending on your lifestyle, imPRESS can last from a few days to a full week. The great thing about imPRESS is that they are meant to be changed up as often as you want to match your mood at any moment. For imPRESS Pedicure, it is recommended that open toe shoes/sandals be worn to get optimal wear time! It is suggested that imPRESS be removed after 7 days as lifting can occur after this time period, allowing water or debris to get under the artificial nail.
How many nails come in each imPRESS kit?
Each imPRESS Press-on Manicure kit includes 30 nails in 12 sizes. Each imPRESS Press-on Pedicure kit comes with 24 nails in 12 sizes.
Will imPRESS damage my natural nail?
imPRESS Press-On Manicure and Pedicure is completely safe for your own nails! There is no harsh nail glue and the removal process is super easy.
What are the ingredients in an imPRESS press-on manicure?
The new imPRESS ULTRA-FIT Press-on Manicure is Slimmer yet Stronger. A thinner yet more durable overall nail design and more tapered cuticle creates a weightless contoured fit resulting in the most seamless natural look. The imPRESS Ultra-Fit still features a Patented SuperHold adhesive that provides superior hold for a long-lasting mani.
ImPRESS Nails are made of ABS Plastic. The SuperHold Adhesive contains: Acrylic Acid, Ethlhexyl Acrylate, Hydroxycyclohexyl Phenyl Ketone. The prep pad is saturated with Isopropyl Alcohol and Water.
Can I use imPRESS on missing, damaged or ingrown nails?
You should ask your doctor for advice before using imPRESS Manicure or Pedicure if you are missing a nail, if cuticles are inflamed, if nails are ingrown, damaged or in very poor condition or if you have fungal growth. While imPRESS Pedicure might seem ideal for missing toenails, the adhesive will not properly adhere, although it might adhere temporarily.
What if imPRESS nails are shorter than my natural nails?
Pre-measure imPRESS against your natural nails in advance. If needed, cut or file your natural nails before applying imPRESS nails. Be sure to use the prep pad after trimming your natural nails and before applying imPRESS!
How can I prevent my hair from getting caught (or snagging) under the nails?
Make sure you push back your cuticles before putting on imPRESS Press-on nails. Then when you do, make sure that you gently slide the nail under your pushed back cuticle. This way you won't have any gaps for your hair to snag in.
Can I wear imPRESS longer by adding glue before applying?
It is not recommended to add glue to imPRESS. The patented dual layer SuperHold adhesive is meant to securely hold the nail in place. Adding glue may alter the effectiveness of the hold.
My nails are short, after applying imPRESS nails the sticky adhesive was catching dirt, how can I avoid this?
Once you have completed applying all of your imPRESS nails, simply apply a layer of clear top coat to underside of nail to conceal stickiness.
What if imPRESS doesn't fit my nail bed?
imPRESS manicure is available in Short length and NEW Medium length. If your nail bed is very short you might find that the original Short length fits better, and if you have a long nail bed you might try NEW Medium length.
Will imPRESS nails fit me?
Each imPRESS Manicure and Pedicure kit contains nails in 12 sizes, so you’ll find the perfect fit for you. The Manicure kit comes with 30 nails and 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. The Pedicure kit comes with 24 nails in 12 sizes as well, and the size range is similar to the Manicure, but designed to fit toenails.
Are imPRESS nails durable?
A high-performance resin material makes imPRESS nails very strong, durable and chip proof. The nails have a patented SuperHold dual-layer adhesive, which conforms to the natural nail for a smooth, long-lasting, waterproof finish.