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If you’ve been a blog reader for a while, you know that I’m an Impress Nail girly! Year after year, it’s one of my favorite beauty products.
However, I feel like press-on nails are having a moment lately, and I’m seeing so many new brands release press-on nails, or brands we’re familiar with are coming out with new colors or shapes, etc.
Although I’m loyal to Impress, I can’t NOT try the new ones, right? I mean, it’s my role to try new things and deliver feedback to you!
I’ve already shared my reviews of all things Impress — the press-on manicure in general, their collab with OPI, and the pedicures — I also reviewed the Olive + June press-on nails.
Now, it’s time I tried the OPI xPRESS/On nails!
First thoughts: the name is a lil weird, but when I saw these, I knew I had to try them. At this time, they come in many of the popular OPI shades offered in the “Classic” length, which is a short/medium and an almond shape.
They also have some shimmery options, but a majority of those finishes are longer in length and more of a coffin-square shape.
I was able to find a shimmery style; color, “Throw Me a Kiss” — this is also offered in a polish if you’re into that. It’s like an iridescent polish.
So far, this is the only shimmer shade offered in the shorter, almond style. But, it’s gorgeous! It’s really close to giving the “glazed donut” nail that’s really in right now.
In terms of price, these are all around $12-$15 for a set, and it comes with the glue, a prep pad, a cuticle pusher, and a little file. It’s very similar in price to other press-on nails, and I also noticed the packaging is made from recycled plastic, which I appreciate.
Putting on the nails was nearly identical to the Olive and June set, which I learned that you have to follow the directions exactly! Some tips I’ve learned are: Make sure you wait an hour after getting your hands wet to apply the nails. So don’t shower and then put the nails on.
Also, after applying the nails, ensure you have another hour to keep your hands dry just to let them “set.” Applying them before bed is the best thing to do.
If you’re going to clip them or file them, do so after at least an hour. I know this all probably sounds like a pain, but it’s helped me have press-on nails that last weeks!
The OPI nails do come with a little sheet to lay out the nails you want to put on each finger, which I thought was nice.
In general, these stayed on for two weeks — they could’ve stayed longer but my nails were growing out! I got so many compliments on my nails; and many people thought they were acrylics or done in a salon.
The almond shape is so flattering on the hands, and it made me wish Impress offered more colors in that style. It also made me wish OPI offered more colors in the xPRESS/On!
I definitely would recommend these if you’re looking for a press-on nail to try. It does include glue, so if that’s not your thing, I still stand by the Impress Nails!
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