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Review: Over $50 in KISS and Broadway Nails Products and #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

| June 19, 2014 | 42 Comments
Nail products for review. Photo by Diskdaddy

Nail products for review. Photo by Diskdaddy

I was very excited to get my package for this review. As a reformed lifelong nail-biter, who spent much of her life hiding her hands, it is only recently that I have become interested in doing anything special with my nails.

One thing that I should tell you before you read any further…I’ve never tried any nail products like this before. So this review and attempt at using the product is from a true newbie.

What I received in the mail were three sets of imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway and two sets of Kiss gel DRESS Gel Polish Solution. I chose to test the red press-on manicure nails and the full nail glitter DRESS (within the same package was a French option for just tips).

I tried the press-on manicure first. Because of my inexperience with nail products, my husband helped me put the nails on (true love at its finest) while we watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones. I really liked the packaging for the press-on nails; they come in a pretend nail polish bottle. It’s really cute.

I first cleaned my nails with the enclosed cleansing pad. Then inside the nail polish bottle were a variety of sizes of nails to suit the person’s hands. This was an issue for me because there were so many of very similar sizes; it was hard for me to match up the appropriate sized nails to my hand quickly. The instructions recommend selecting the correct size nail and setting them aside in order so you can put them on more easily. Once my husband put the press-on nails on my fingers, they looked quite nice. These aren’t your grandmother’s thick and obvious artificial nails. They are slimmer and more natural looking.

imPRESS press-on manicure. Photo by I Tell Stories

imPRESS press-on manicure. Photo by I Tell Stories

One thing that you should have ready is the nail file that comes in the package. The nails will have to be filed down to smooth edges and/or cut with nail clippers to ensure your preferred length. The packages I received were all the “short” length, and you can see from the photo that they are quite long on my fingers when first put on. I would prefer an even shorter length. I would recommend the press-on nails for a fun outing with friends like a Bachelorette. The red as well as the other options provided were very bright and/or bold patterns that would be hard to duplicate nicely at home. They also simultaneously stay on well while being easily removable by hand. You can just pull them off.

I later tried the full glitter DRESS. I was able to put these on myself. They were super easy to apply; the DRESS is basically a sticker that you put on over your own nails. Similar to the press-on nails, these were sticky enough to stay on easily, but also provided flexibility in terms of removing to reposition if necessary without losing any of the hold. They come on a sheet that you can hold up against your nails. I found this easier for determining sizing than the press-on nails that came as a large collection in the pretend nail polish bottle. You fold it over your nail and file off the excess. I had a full set complete on my own in about ten minutes. I really liked the look of the DRESS on my short nails in comparison to the press-on nails. It looks and feels more natural and I would consider wearing this product (a less glittery version) to work or as an alternative to a professional manicure for a special event (glitter, glitter, glitter!). A top coat over the DRESS is recommended, but not necessarily required.

Glittery DRESS for my nails. Photo by I Tell Stories

Glittery DRESS for my nails. Photo by I Tell Stories

My husband also preferred the look of the DRESS as well and said “those look good.” My daughter loved the glittery nails right away, saying “Woah Mommy, your nails are pretty!” Of course, after a day or so of her admiring my nails, I had to do hers too. So I took the leftover DRESS product and cut them down to her size and applied them. She loved it!

These were fun products to review and great value for what you get!

For More Info:

You can see a good tutorial for the DRESS here!

For more information about the imPRESS press-on manicure by Broadway

For more information about the Kiss gel DRESS

 

Have any of you tried these products before? I’d love to hear your views.

 GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win Over $50 in KISS and Broadway Nails Products!

KISS Giveaway (Small)

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Samantha lives in Stittsville with her husband, Jon, and their daughter, Mary. Samantha works full-time for the federal government and also enjoys writing part-time, including as a writer for Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine. Feel free to check out her website – samanthaball.ca and follow her on Twitter @I_Tell_Stories Author's website.

Comments (42)

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  1. Julie Dyer says:

    I’ve tried several Kiss and Broadway nail products and just love the instant manicure! I’m impressed with how long they stay on (usually five days) and how they don’t damage your nails. The short length is perfect.

  2. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    No, I have not tried them but would love to 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Kassandra Lesniowska says:

    I hope this is where I am supposed to comment on the blog! If not let me know, I would love to have a girls night with my nieces and try out these cool products!

  4. angela m says:

    I have tried Broadway Nails and loved them.

  5. KD says:

    I haven’t tried them before.

  6. Jonnie says:

    I have tried Broadway Nails just recently and received several compliments on them

  7. Silvia D says:

    I have never tried them before. Look like great products!

  8. Jana L. says:

    Yes I have tried them before and I love how convenient they are, plus there’s so many awesome selections

  9. kristen visser says:

    i have never tried either products nor heard of them but totally love trying new products!

  10. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    No I have not tried them before but I would love to!

  11. Maegan Morin says:

    No I have not. 🙁

  12. Karla Sceviour says:

    I have tried the Broadway Nails,but not the Kiss

  13. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    No, I haven’t tried them before.

  14. nikki robak says:

    No I have never tried either product

  15. Victoria Ess says:

    I have tried Kiss nail art before and was pleased wtih the products.

  16. Cassey C says:

    I have tried Kiss nail polish before.

  17. Joy says:

    No, I have never tried them.

  18. Elaine G says:

    I have never tried these produsts

  19. May says:

    I have not tried their products but would love to!

  20. Tamara says:

    I have tried the press on nails and they do look pretty good!

  21. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’ve never tried either of these brands before.

  22. Heidi C. says:

    I have yet to try either.

  23. cheryl says:

    I have tried the broadway nails through influenster and loved them

  24. Elizabeth Carson says:

    I haven’t tried them yet, but I would love to give them a go as an alternative to traditional manicures which can take such a toll on my natural nails. Thanks for offering!!

    • Elizabeth Carson says:

      I have, however, used their faux lashes and they are my favourite! I have a few pairs, some subtle and a couple dramatic ones

  25. Amy C says:

    I have not tried either brand before but I would like too.

  26. darci says:

    i havent tried these products yet, i would certainly like to though.

  27. Tina L. says:

    No I have not tried these products before.

  28. Julie Bolduc says:

    I never tried these products before

  29. holly o'gorman says:

    I have yet to try either, but would definitely love to!

  30. Gillian Morgan says:

    I have never tried either product before but I would love to.

  31. seham merzib says:

    Yes I have

  32. Karina H. says:

    No, not yet!

  33. Sarah says:

    No never tried them!

  34. Florence C says:

    No I have not tried the products but would love too.

  35. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I have not tried KISS and/or Broadway Nails products

  36. Sarah says:

    i love their products

  37. LDC says:

    I have not tried this product… yet!

  38. Juliee Fitze says:

    No I have never tried their products.

  39. JaimeeM says:

    Ive tried broadway nails before, but not kiss.

  40. JanetD. says:

    Never tried these products but would like to try them soon !

  41. charityk says:

    i have not tried this product yet

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