It's been a rough one, kids. Not gonna lie.
You guys may have realized that I have been MIA for a few weeks, and for a while before that, I haven't shown my face.
Which may be a big relief not to have to see my mug on the regular. I don't know?
That's because I'm just coming out of a Lupus flare.
My joints have been horrific, and I couldn't keep a thought rolling around in my head! All that, and my skin lost it's marbles!
The sides of my mouth split, a rash was all over the lower half of my face, my cheeks were dry.
I haven't worn makeup in a month, and I'm really worried that I might be allergic to lipstick.
Shoot me now!
There was a rather bright spot during my down time though!
I was lucky enough to be chosen by Influenster to receive a Vox Box with Broadway Impress Press-on Manicures.
I was sent two sets of nails, which each contain 26 nails of various sizes. Back in the day, I couldn't get nails to fit me. My nail beds are narrow and short, so I didn't think there was a chance that anything would fit.
I could not have been more wrong!!!
The sizes were great! A few may have been a bit narrow, but they were easily filed.
Which brings us to another point.
When I put them on initially, I felt like Carmella Soprano with these long-ass square nails on my hands! Short nail beds, remember? These nails were so easy to trim to the size that I was comfortable with! Clippers and a glass file were all it took!
Let's discuss the whole application process.
Wipe your natural nails with the alcohol pad that comes in the package, and find the appropriate size. File down the sides with a glass file gently if needed to fit. Remove the backing from the sticky side of the nail and place the nail where you want it to sit. Don't put it too close to the cuticle if you can. Leave a little space. It's more comfortable that way. Press down on the centre first and smooth the sides down. Trim and file gently if needed.
When you want to remove them, rub some polish remover around the sides, and peel them off gently. That's it! Removal is so easy, and doesn't damage the natural nail.
I was sent two sets of nails. Evil Queen and Holla!
Evil Queen is a beautiful duochrome which goes from a forresty green, to a rich smokey purple. All this and the most gorgeous shimmer thrown in! It reminds me of Essie's For The Twill Of It.
Holla! is a very on-trend pattern of black lace on a rose gold background. So pretty!
After you've removed these, clean the back, and re-apply another time with some nail glue, or if you're desperate, put them over some wet nail polish, and hold them down for a few seconds! Good to go!
I would for sure use these again! I liked that they were easy and shapeable. It was a quick process, and removal was a breeze!
These made me feel glamorous at a time where I was decidedly un-glamorous! How can you not like that!
*Nails were sent to me for consideration, however thoughts and opinions are all mine!