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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Endicott chapter.

Okay, so I am the kind of person that always always always has my nails done. In fact, I actually hate how my hands look with bare nails. I have gone through countless phases of nail trends; I’ve pretty much tried it all, but I have finally found something that’s affordable, looks great and is easy to use. I’m talking about the Kiss Impress Press-On Manicure. I’ll tell you a little more about them later, but let me start with my nail history. 

I have always been able to do my nails myself. I have a lot of friends who hate doing their own nails, but it’s never really bugged me. I kind of like the routine of putting on a TV show and dedicating “me time” to do my nails. I used to have a tub of nail polish that I’d dig through to find the color I was feeling at the time, but as I’ve gotten older, my color preference has changed. I now have maybe five, or so, shades that I prefer, and I don’t usually stray from these. I own a few OPI and Essie polishes that I cycle through. 

I get easily frustrated with chipped nail polish. If it chips, it’s coming off. I’m either picking it off and covering myself in little bits of nail polish or, if I have the time, I just re-do them. So, in an attempt to solve this issue, I get my nails done. I have tried gel, dip, acrylic, you name it, I’ve done it. I have even bought a DIY dip and gel kit to do them myself. What I found with these “at-home” kits is that they’re time-consuming and often don’t last long. The reason I am drawn to trends like dip and acrylic is that I have weak, thin nails, and I like to have something on them that’s a bit more durable. dip and acrylic are durable, don’t get me wrong, but they trash your nails. Anytime I get treatments like those removed, my nails are destroyed for months. 

So, my solution to this problem is finally solved. The Kiss Impress Press-On Manicure nails are my new favorite thing. These come in a set of 28 nails and include a mini nail file and wooden cuticle stick. The best thing about these is that you do not need glue. The nails feature a patented press-on sticker that’s flexible and fits your nail. They take maybe five minutes to put on and last over a week. There are a ton of color options available and a set usually costs between $6-$8 depending on where you buy them. There are some solid-color options, but many of the sets come with an accent nail, which I have to admit, looks pretty cute on. The most important step is to clean your nail well so that the fake nail sticks, but even if one falls off midweek, you get so many extras, it’s easy to just put on another. They don’t come off when you shower or do dishes, and they’ll never chip since they’re fake! As a seasoned nail pro, I definitely recommend giving these a shot. 

Riley Jenson

Endicott '20

I am a senior at Endicott with a major in Marketing Communication/Advertising and a minor in Professional Writing. I'm passionate about writing and the fashion industry. My dream is to move to New York City.