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Find Of The Month: imPRESS & Nail Dress


I am the type of gal that loves doing her nails. Notice I didn’t say ‘getting them done’ – although I appreciate a nice mani or pedi as much as the next person, I have a blast cruising the shelves of pretty pastels, gorgeous glitters, and stunning seasonal shades that the beauty industry plops into your local drug or beauty store. Lately however, I’ve been paying attention to a new trend. Or should I say, an old trend that’s been given new life, in the form of no-paint nails from imPRESS press-on nails by Broadway, and Kiss Nail Dress stick-on nails.

Let me break it down for you. We’ll start with imPRESS, which takes the little-girl activity of press-on nails to a whole new level, in part thanks to some celebrity swagger that started with Pussycat Doll & X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger, and has since been found on the tips of dozens of Hollywood starlets including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Janel Parrish (Mona on Pretty Little Liars). Each imPRESS kit includes 24 nails in an array of sizes to match anyone’s finger shape. After wiping your nails with an included cloth and cracking open your uber-cute polish-shaped case, you simply peel of each nail’s protective sticker, press them onto your nails, and voila – you’ve got a salon-quality look in mere minutes (and for a fraction of the cost).


imPRESS nails come in 18 solid colours and 18 patterns that oscillate between subtle and sexy (like the bronzey-pink and black lace-inspired ‘Holla!’ pictured above) and wild and colourful (like the pink-hued ‘Shout’ pictured below). You can of course, buy multiple sets of the solids or colours and mix-and-match to your heart’s content.

Kiss Nail Dress is a very similar product, with a new-age twist. Instead of plastic stick-ons, you’re actually applying extremely thin and flexible stickers. Much like imPRESS, you get to skip the dry time and avoid the errors of using brushable polish. The big difference here however, is the ability to layer and mix-and-match stickers. You can swipe on your favourite metallic polish and pick one of the brand’s 3D glitter styles for a sheer overlay that looks like you spent hours hand-placing gems. Or, you can snip leftover stickers and use them as nail art on other homemade manicures – or pedicures! Because they stickers are somewhat malleable, they also work well on your toes. Be prepared for some serious nail experimentation here as well – Nail dress comes in 18 different styles, so in addition to the 36 imPRESS designs, you’re looking at a year’s worth of fresh looks.

There are many reasons why I love these nail enhancers as gift ideas. For one, nail polish has a notorious drying effect on your nails – meaning more mature women are increasingly shying away from harsh polishes that may make their nails that much more brittle. These are a healthy alternative that’ll also keep you looking quite literally polished all week long – sans chips, sans flakes, sans polish overruns on your finger tips.


For another, the price is very much right. You can find virtually all of the imPRESS and Nail Dress collection for under a tenner a piece – not bad for a manicure that’ll last you for a week. That also makes them ideal stocking stuffers, birthday gifts (or add-ons), or even fun goodies to toss into your bridesmaids’ stagette or wedding goodie bags. Now where to buy them you ask? Your favourite mass market or drugstore of course – Loblaws, Lawtons, Pharmasave, Rexall, London Drugs and Wal-Mart all carry the brand (I’ve seen the displays myself) making this a great last-minute gift to snap up.

Now, no matter what your nail preferences, I’m sure most of my readers would be keen to give these wonderful press-ons a whirl. If so, you’re in luck. Me and the folks at imPRESS have teamed up to give one lucky reader five patterned sets and five solid colour sets to add to your nail collection – or if you’re a nice one (and I know most of you are), you can share the wealth with your favourite gal pals. Anyway total value of this giveaway? $100 in fab nail fashions, and here’s what you have to do to enter:

1) Leave a comment by August 31st on which imPRESS set youโ€™d most like to try for yourself. You can browse the gallery, check out Nicole Scherzinger’s exclusive collection, or try the super fun nail app ย (located on the lower right of the page)ย to explore all the options. Just be specific in the comments – I’m going to be a stickler. Simply saying “I like purple!” won’t cut it – I want to hear you say you’re dying to try out ‘It Girl’, if you are indeed wanting to do such things.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around September 1st to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: I like Pinterest, and so should you. It’s a free service that allows you to keep track of your favourite inspirations and must-haves. You can pin up to ten items from the Canadian Gift Guide – as long as they’re posted between August 1st and August 31st. Just leave links back to your pins in the comments. Two quick things. One, if you’re just randomly pinning items to a board that has nothing to do with what you’re pinning, then you’re probably not going to be look upon too favourably (i.e. pinning imPRESS Nails to ‘Books To Read’ ain’t cutting it). And two, you are fully welcome to pin multiple things from a single post. This post alone contains 6 images = 6 potential pins. But really, where’s the fun in that?

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113 Responses to “Find Of The Month: imPRESS & Nail Dress”
  1. leah leitch says:

    Can’t believe how the whole nail thing is taking off. Love the examples above. I checked out Nicole’s line and would have to go with something simple and classy like ‘Baby Love’. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  2. Ava Mifflin says:

    I have checked out the web site and love it!! I would have to go with POISON from Nicole’s line but i do like SHOUT as well thank you for having the contest ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Geraldine Durant says:

    I love the “Sexy Fresh” nails and would love to try them. No more smudging my nails after I’ve patiently waited for them to dry. Can’t wait to try these! Do they work on toes as well?

    • CGG says:

      Hey Geraldine! I believe the stickers from Nail Dress would work on your toes, but the press-ons from imPRESS are meant for the fingers. They work fabulously though!

  4. Hayden says:

    Space Cadet is cool…although I really like all of the Nicole ones as well. Looks like a fun product!

  5. Sarah says:

    I love reds, so I think tweetheart is my favourite! Thakns for this sweet giveaway.

  6. Libby says:

    Rock It and Pick me both look very elegant.

  7. DL Hall says:

    I love Hola!

  8. Mandy says:

    I want a set. I love poison.

  9. Victoria Ess says:

    I think SHOUT would be completely wearable everyday for me. Love it!

  10. G.Godbout says:

    Cool … VELVET ROPE is my favourite.
    Thanks !

  11. Wendy Dickinson says:

    Pick me would be the one i’d pick – it looks very cute!

    msdickinson28 at hotmail dot com

  12. jess says:

    I love poison!

  13. Jessica says:

    I love “Totally Busted” It’s simple but the perfect colour for any season. Plus with a toddler running around who has time to let polish dry ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Edie says:

    Lil Drummer Girl is awesome. I think these would also make fun Halloween costume additions!

  15. priyanka says:

    i would like to try softest and coolest baby love
    sexy fresh . its irresistible.i wana try both

  16. Victoria says:

    I love Nicole’s Baby Love set! It’s so simple and perfect, definitely not something I could do on my own! It looks super easy to use too!

  17. Lynda Koskie says:

    I would go for baby love

  18. Grace says:

    On & On is a cute way to show you love music ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. JDuncan says:

    Holla! and Shout!

  20. Stephanie says:

    I really like “baby love” ! Although theyre all really awesome! What a great contest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. joanne wier says:

    my first nail i had stay on for 2 week and a 1/2 the second set stay on for 4days i do not known what went wrong because i like them they are easy when you are busy and i think there should be more cleaning pad to the set because there are 2 sets you can use other then that i like them thanks for make them

  22. Cheri Gallant says:

    I really like the lace one.

  23. Sarah O. says:

    Ive gotta say Lacey nails are a fabulous idea. Never would have thought to translate a texture fabric on to nails but โ€˜Holla!โ€™has don’t this very nicely. I would love to rock those nails!

  24. devin m. says:

    wow! what a great contest ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for offering this opportunity! i checked out the website and even used the app and i think the Holla! nails look amazing so that would be my choice ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks again! i would be thrilled to win

  25. Beth says:

    I’d love to try Chic Mystique or Lovestruck.

  26. Theresa Jones says:

    I would love to try the fresh pink summer looks with happy designs

  27. alyssa dicicco says:

    Hi my name is alyssa dicicco, my email is alyssadicicco2010@hotmaiil.com, i really love nicoles collection, and I would love to try “baby love” “just say yes” and “by my side” I love the colours, i love how easy it is, and its deffinatly something you cant really replicate. LOVE them, hope I win!! Thanks for this great giveaway!

    Kind regards, Alyssa DiCicco

  28. Lori B says:

    I would love to try Baby Love. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Debbie Bashford says:

    Wow so many fun ones, hard to narrow it down. I really love Get Into It, but my wilder side is screaming By My Side

  30. brandy c says:

    I love the Baby Love nails

  31. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite one is Hottie. So colourful and fun!

  32. I would love to try ‘Hola’ imPRESS Nail set. Gorgeous!

  33. thomas rusinak says:

    makes me want to do my toes!!!

  34. Darlene says:

    My daughter would absolutely love this, I’m entering for her!

  35. Donnas says:

    I love the Lil Drummer Girl

  36. Natalie says:

    Wow they look fabulous! I’d love to try them out ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™ฅ

  37. Lori P says:

    Keep coming back to Hola!, which would be a complete treat for my gardening nails.

  38. ASHLEY O says:

    Dont wanna, Baby Love & On & On..are my FAVORITES!

  39. brittany says:

    I love these nails, way easier and cleaner than painting your nails and less expensive than manicures, plus they dont ruin your nails! They are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ love these and you can even do them on the go, there are a lot of great designs. i have tried shout but would love to try Poison ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Kimberley Graham says:

    Like to have pretty nails every now and again : ) Dying to try HOLA!

  41. caroneko says:

    I’d get Hola! I love that lacy look.

  42. kelsey says:

    I love that you can change your nails up all the time, I recently went back to school and cannot afford to get my nails done every month anymore having them cool different nails makes it look like I get them done!

  43. Laura Ivory says:

    definitaly “holla” ๐Ÿ™‚ but i love them all!!!

  44. Tania B says:

    I would love to try Vamp it Up! Looks really fun

    • CGG says:

      Hey Tania! Just a heads up that bonus entries on this contest must be pins from posts that were added after August 1st! Keep on pinning though ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Angela M says:

    There are a few that I really like but I have to go with Hola!

  46. Rayane says:

    I love the ‘Holla’ !!

  47. 409cope says:

    I would most love to try Hola!

  48. POLKA DOTS ALL THE WAY! ;-D

  49. Prim says:

    By My Side!

  50. arash naghdi says:

    Poison is my fave!

  51. Cathy C says:

    Holla above is very nice and hip without being loud

  52. Cathy C says:

    I like Holla very classy and still hip

  53. Dee B says:

    I really like the “space cadet”!

  54. I want to try Sexy Fresh from the NS Collection

  55. Bex says:

    Killer LOVE = love = orange is my fave colour!

  56. jessica ballantyne says:

    i love the bronzey-pink and black lace-inspired โ€˜Holla!โ€™

  57. Grace says:

    By My Side for sure.

  58. princi says:

    ALL of Nicole’s collection are so pretty….I love poison and sexy fresh.

  59. Ashley says:

    Shout for usre! Thanks for the awesome contest.

  60. Burcu says:

    Lil Drummer Girl

  61. Crystal kordalchuk says:

    Oh gosh, I love them all and just can’t decide. Really hope I win!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. kim says:

    I have checked out the web site and love it!! I would have to go with POISON from Nicoleโ€™s line but i do like SHOUT as well thank you for having the contest

  63. Zara says:

    I love “Shout”! Definitely caught my eye both in this blog entry and in the gallery as well.

  64. sean pynaert says:

    my wife would like working girl and text appeal

  65. Rosa says:

    Sexy fresh is my fave!

  66. Marlene says:

    What can I say HOLA! Love lace its sexy.. HOLA!HOLA!HOLA!
    Thank you for the chance to win $100 in fab nail fashion.

  67. prim says:

    shout, lil drummer girl = cool

  68. Athena says:

    Poison!

  69. Aimee R says:

    I love Lovestruck ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. I would absolutely love to try the animal print ones, I have never tried these before, I have always painted my nails the old fashioned way LOL

  71. Sandy says:

    I would go for the Sexy Fresh ones from Nicole’s collection!

  72. katjaa real says:

    hottie

  73. intensev5 says:

    I like the Get Into It design

  74. Barbara99 says:

    What a tough decision! I would love to try “Totally Busted” and second choice “Shout”.

  75. Stacey says:

    I like rated r!

  76. Miranda says:

    Love the lace!

  77. Lena says:

    I like Pick Me. I love press-on nails, although I haven’t tried the stickers yet. Way cool!

  78. darci says:

    WOW, these nails look so fantastic, I must say I am especially impressed by the cheetah ones!

  79. Zora says:

    P-p-p-p-oison is awesome!

  80. tennille says:

    i liked velvet rope-very pretty

  81. Brook says:

    I’ve heard of them, seen the Nicole ad but was not sure if this was for me and if it is cost effective…so I checked the gallery, lots of great sets. The Hola is pretty and would be nice for a special evening!

  82. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to try “Baby Love” in Nicole Scherzingerโ€™s exclusive collection! It’s an outstanding look, anyone could be able to pull it off and it’s classy and fashionable at the same time. Love the look ! Also the “SHOUT” one is another I’d adore! It’s sophisticated but yet stylish — http://impressmanicure.com/gallery/

  83. Imogen says:

    I love the lace ones you featured in this post but I can’t seem to find them on the website? Maybe I’m just crazy but i WILL be looking out for them in stores. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Lea MacKay says:

    Holla! Let’s get me some toes done!~

  85. jenny says:

    Something crazy fun!

  86. Kelly P says:

    My fav is Don’t Wanna!

  87. aimee says:

    kiss nail dress looks great

  88. Yvonne Tabaracci says:

    I love the Im press line very sophisticated.

  89. Nicole fairbarn says:

    I`m all about colour and a change up, I never have my nails the same always something fresh and new ๐Ÿ™‚ I would def start with the `sexy Fresh`and work my way through all of them ๐Ÿ™‚ Always gotta look your best ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Donna Marshall says:

    I am dying to try out โ€˜It Girlโ€™ nails in “Peplum”!!! I absolutely love the design. My email is ghostmom71@yahoo.ca so I hope I can win to cover up my nasty bitten nails!! LOL

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