After using ImPress nails for a few weeks now I have learnt a few tricks that I think will be worthwhile passing on, especially as I'm seeing a lot of queries coming in from Googling various bits and niggles. I have found by using these nifty little cheats they do actually last the week, with maybe one patch up job in between.
2) Your prep pad dries out almost instantly, but keep your packet (opening carefully helps) and store in here and keep with your spare nails. If you lose a nail and are replacing with another, get out your prep pad and give it a little spritz. I used Mac Face Re-freshener to dampen mine, but I imagine water will have the same effect. Just don't use too much, you only want to dampen to activate the ingredient again. Rub it over your nail and apply as normal.
3) If you have lost your prep pad, the active ingredient in here is rubbing alcohol. If you don't have any rubbing alcohol around use a bit of G&T! Yes I have done this, emergency nail replacement, a little gin on the finger air dry...apply, done. This will honestly make all the difference. Technically I guess it takes off the grease and naughty bits from the nail so the adhesive sticks effectively.
4) Deciding what size to use? Always lean on the smaller side if in doubt. Too big it will come off as will be grabbing to your skin. Too small will look more natural and you can flatten it out.
5) Take the backing off carefully. If you are too rough when taking the backing off you will bend the nail and not all of the surface will be flush against your nail.
Be careful...they are not as secure as gel or acrylic nails. This means...no washing up :)