Was I imPRESSed with KISS press-on manicure?

Today’s post is all about KISS imPRESS, press-on gel nails. That’s right gel nails that don’t require going to a beauty therapist or if you’re like me and like to do your gel nails at home, you can have perfect salon quality nails in under 5 minutes! Sounds almost too perfect to be true doesn’t it?I was super lucky to be sent these nails by KISS and couldn’t wait to try them when they arrived at my door! First I had to take a photo of them in their packaging, as it would be waaaayyyy too late to do this once they were applied… *first world problems* These came when I was due to take my gels off and give my nails a break in preparation for my trip to Barcelona.


I have a bit of a fairy light obsession anywayyyy this is what the pack looks like…

What’s included in the pack?

30 KISS imPRESS gel manicure nails, a mini nail file and a wipe (to make sure your nails are moisture free and stick on well). The nails come in various shapes and sizes to fit all nails. My nails are very short and wide (ugly) but I had no problem finding the right sizes. The design I received was called ‘Rock It’ which were natural with a hint of sparkle, which I love because they looked like my nails and meant I could have a sparkly accent nail too. This pack contained 24 colour nails and 6 accent nails.

How do you apply them?

I was a little bit confused by the idea of these nails to be honest, especially as no glue was required. I’ve never had ‘fake’ nails before that don’t use glue as adhesive. The KISS imPRESS nails use a dual-layer adhesive to stick the nails onto the natural nail, this was something that I was quite excited about because I wondered how well they would really stick and last.


A little close up!

How long do they last?

So this brings me on to how long the nails lasted, I applied them on a Friday and then kept them on until the Sunday the week after which is a total of 9 days!! Much longer than I expected especially with the non-glue formula, however it’s not recommended that they are worn for more than 7 days. I had to replace one of my nails because it just wouldn’t stay stuck, I’m not sure if my nail was just an unhealthy nail or what the problem was it just wouldn’t do what I wanted. Otherwise the nails stayed on perfectly and I had no trouble at all, I tend to use my nails as tools and so was surprised they lasted, I type all day for work so it was a pretty good test.

Would you buy these again and where can I buy them?

The answer is 100% YES and I love the product (well done KISS). They saved me time and if I were to buy them they cost £8 which isn’t too bad if you think about it. I also think there are enough nails in the pack to wear them for several weeks if you pick the correct sizes. After about a week some of the nails start to wear down on the tops. This isn’t noticeable unless you look really closely, as this starts to happen I think swapping the nails over for fresh ones really would help to prolong your manicure and get the most out of one pack!

I had lots of people comment on how nice my nails looked, and were shocked when I said they weren’t mine. My favourite bit is the sparkle so I think KISS did a great job with the design on these ones. These are also perfect to add that little bit extra to your look just in time for Valentines day!

That’s all from me today, make sure to check out the rest of the KISS imPRESS collection at Superdrug & Boots


Don’t mind me just casually drinking my coffee and showing off my pretty nails ‘do they look good in the photo?!’

Thanks for reading,

Love Saff x

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  1. Ashton _P
    February 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Wow they actually did last rather impressively long

    • saffydixon
      February 4, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      They really did, I couldn’t believe it!

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