Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Something New

I am a big fan of Kiss Express Stick-On artificial nails. They go on fast and easy, stay on until you want them off and look good. Friday night, the first thing the girls did when I met up with them is compliment my nails!

The only problem I have with the Kiss Express Stick-On nails is that they are only available in one style. Years ago, Kiss sold other Express Stick-On styles, but not anymore. So I am stuck with one style and although they always look great, I am bored with them.

Looking for alternatives, I discovered Kiss Impress Gel Manicure nails. They are available in over 20 styles and are pre-glued stick-ons like the Express Stick-On brand, but better; Kiss claims the glue on their Impress nails is "3X stronger than other pre-glued nails."

I was intrigued, but wondered about the size of the Kiss Impress nails. I have long, thin lady-like fingers, but in the past, I have purchased artificial nails that were not large enough to cover my own natural nails. If the size of the fake thumbnail doesn't match the size of my natural thumbnail (5/8 of an inch wide), then the whole set is useless to me.

There is only one way to solve find out if the size is right: buy a set and try them on. So I purchased a set at my local Rite Aid this morning and took them home to measure them up. And I was pleased to discover that like their kissing cousins, the size of the Impress thumbnails are a perfect match for my natural thumbnails.

I did not try on the new nails because I want to save them for a nice day out as a woman. When I do, I will let you know how well they survive out in the wild!

Source: Moda Operandi
Wearing Elizabeth Kennedy (Source: Moda Operandi)

Jeremy Stockwell
Jeremy Stockwell femulating in the 1970 film Dinah East.


  1. With your new work situation would it be unreasonable to let your nails grow a bit longer, shape them and just use a standard nail polish when you go out? I have over 20 different colours and enjoy ringing the changes, as an Avon lady you also have easy access to their good range of styling aids to play with.

  2. I have used Impress nails for a few years now, and I heartily endorse them. In well over 2 dozen outings, I have had a nail fall off once - ONCE - and that was before I even left the house. I replaced it and was fine for the rest of the day. My only complaint is about the thumb nails. Yes, they do offer a large enough size to fit my thumbs, but in each set there is only 1 pair that size. I have to open a whole new pack the next time to get proper thumb coverage. Otherwise - I love them. And I'm sure yo will too.