We Tried It: Press-On Fake Toenails
You've seen press-on nails, and maybe you've even used them before. But how about press-on toenails? I know what you're thinking: 'What? How do those work? Can you walk in them?' Well, it's exactly what I thought when they landed on my desk. I was so curious to see how these babies looked and felt on but I was apprehensive to test them out. So this week, I let Miranda be my guinea pig (she does have the nicest nails in the office, after all). We'll show you how to apply them and then we'll let you know if you should try them too!
Our fake toenails come from the brand imPress which also make some pretty decent fakes for your fingers. The kit comes with 24 nails in 12 sizes so you can find the best size suited for you. They retail for C$8.99-10.99. We're going to be testing out a basic French manicure style but they also come in colours and patterns.
Tip: Lay your nails out flat so you can easily see the sizes. Then, go through them and test on your toenails for sizing. Once you've found the right sizes, organize them in order so you can go quickly and efficiently!
#1 Prep: Remove any existing polish. Then, use the prep pad that comes with the kit to remove any excess dirt or oils. If needed, shape your nails with a file.
#2 Peel: Peel off the plastic backing of the nails.
#3 and #4 Press: Place the fake nail centered onto your own nail and press down to secure.
#5 Tip: The smaller toenails have little tabs to easily place on a nail, these just snap off when bent.
#6 Before and After: On the left, Miranda's new fab fakes. On the right, her bare nails. What do you think of the difference?
The Final Look:
The Verdict: We were surprised at just how natural these look. The colour is perfect for Miranda and the nails aren't too large or too long. It looks like Miranda has just come from the spa with a freshly done pedi. I have to say, I am pretty impressed with how quick it is to apply these nails. It is literally a pedicure in minutes. They don't last very long because there is quite a bit of wear and tear on your feet, but for a special event or if you're in a rush, these are a great option!
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I absolutely loveeee these things. Yes they come off but so did my big toe nail when I ran into a door! So I lost that nail and here it is spring and it's only 1/4 inch out so I stuck on a nail. It worked and I keep extras but I might keep this up it's prettier than my natural nails!
Pedi pro and I can tell they are fake. Look at the base of the toenail. Sorry.
I personally loved this product... took me 15 minutes but everyone believed I had just gotten a pedicure!
I think all you ladies should go out and get yourself a set ! They are pretty great :)
Update!!! Hey everyone- I just checked Miranda's toes (not weird at all...haha) and they are still going strong! Only two have fallen off! Colour me impressed!
honestly, I have thee ugliest toes out there, I was a dancer for along time and always avoid showing my toes! This just made3 my day!!!
I absolutely love press on toe nails! I never have the time to go in for pedicures, so I purchase these on a regular basis. They are very easy to apply, and are a great length. I love the natural look! I also like the durability of them. They seem to stay on much longer than any press on nails that I have used.
These would look awesome if you're in a jam and need a quick fix! I will most definitely purchase these as my "emergency pedi!" Haha
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