This Spring, KISS is undergoing a bit of a makeover and launching some awesome new products at the same time. A few weeks ago I was able to get a sneak peek at what will be hitting shelves in early 2014 and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve been a fan of press-on nails basically since I was a child, but KISS and Broadway Nails have completely revolutionized the ‘press-on’ nail category with the launch of imPRESS (and now with Gel Fantasy… more on that soon). Not only are these pretty press-ons notorious for fooling my friends into thinking I spent hours on intricate nail art or that my nails are perfectly shaped, but they feel comfortable and actually last quite a long time too. I always have a stash of various imPRESS colors so I can quickly pop on the perfect manicure to match my outfit for a last-minute party or event.
I’m just as obsessed with gel nails as everyone else right now, and KISS is making it even quicker & easier to get the gel manicure look. First up, the new (and extremely exciting) Gel Fantasy Nail Kits ($10.99 CAD) are a new gel-like press-on nail that are a little firmer than the imPRESS nails we are used to, but have an extremely shiny, smooth finish. They come in 6 glittery shades in both medium and short lengths, and even have an exciting new stiletto nail shape for one of them (I promise you, Painted Veil is going to be massively popular). What I love most about these nail kits is that they give you the option to apply them with included self-adhesive tabs, or with glue. Personally, I prefer to wear them with adhesive tabs the first time around, then gently peel them off and use the glue for the second time (double the wear from a single pack- awesome)!
Next up, we have the imPRESS Press-On Manciure ($10.99 CAD)- a product that has saved me time and time again. While this one isn’t new, there are some amazing new shades and patterns coming out for Spring. They also offer the beautiful, gel-like shine but these ones come with the self-adhesive tabs already on the nails… so all you have to do is peel & press them on (it’s super easy and I’ve done it on the city bus tons of times). These nails are much more flexible and are probably a more comfortable option for those looking for a natural look and feel.
Finally, we have the brand new & exciting Gel Dress ($6.97 CAD), a new range of nail wraps designed to be cured under LED light. The range includes 17 different patterns, each with 40 strips inside! Each design features either art decals or french tips, so you can wear them however you like. They apply just like regular nail wraps, then you top it off with the new Double Up Top Gel ($9.97 CAD) and cure for 60 seconds under the LED Lamp ($34.97 CAD). It’s super easy and you get the look & wear of a gel manicure in no time, plus they are the only gel strips on the market that are designed to peel off the nail without any damage- eliminating the most frustrating part of getting a gel manicure (the removal)!
All of these fun nail accessories will be available in February 2014 at Walmart and select drugstores.[editor’s picks]