KISS Me Quick Lashes & Dress To ImPRESS Nails!

KISS Me Quick Lashes & Dress To ImPRESS Nails!

Hey everyone!

So I’m back to beauty quicker than I expected with some lovely bits from KISS and ImPRESS sent over by the Alex Silver PR team for me to review! I won’t say a lot in the introduction as I’ve blabbed on quite a bit in this post so I hope you enjoy!

KISS Lashes

I went through a phase just over a year ago where I was religiously wearing fake lashes to the point I felt I looked odd without them – imagine that!? I was obsessed with the trusty Ardell wispies and being the hygiene freak I am, I also refused to wear them more than once so this obsession started to cost me an arm and a leg. Luckily, when I started a job with 5am starts, applying false lashes was the last thing on my mind so I managed to snap out of it.

The ones I got sent over from KISS are called “Shy” and they’re a lot more natural looking than lashes I have used previously. In all honesty, I was a little nervous about using them as it’s been a pretty long time since I’ve used them. Anyone who’s experienced with fake lashes knows that some brands are an absolute nightmare to apply, some are irritating to keep on and some glues given along with lashes may aswell be labelled “PVA”.

Application

I must praise KISS on these, the band of the lashes is super thin and flexible which made them easy to get parallel with the lash line. The glue was also just as good as my trusty holy grail “Duo” glue. I didn’t think anything would compare to it but I can’t say I noticed a difference between the two. I applied the lashes the normal way I always do, with a little lash applicator I bought off eBay. I find it’s a lot easier and quicker to use than tweezers personally as it’s better to clamp everything together at the end. I’d recommend tweezers for beginners though as you can get in to the lash line closer and more precisely.

 
Wear
The lashes stayed put for the entirety of the day I wore them and didn’t irritate my eyes at all which is surprising as they’re super sensitive. I was also wearing sunglasses for a while which usually don’t go well together with the lashes I wear but they didn’t get in the way at all! They also didn’t peel throughout me wearing them which is always a bonus as is there anything more annoying than the corner of your lash slightly coming away?!
Removal

Almost too easy. The removal was painless and there was no glue residue left behind on my lash line either. The lashes were also easy to clean off and in great condition ready for another wear!

Additional Comments about KISS Lashes

I’d say these lashes are brilliant for people who want to experiment/are just getting into them as they look nice and natural. They’re also easily spruced up with a coat or two of mascara which is what I decided to do.

Overall I’d say these are lovely and have made me excited to try some more KISS products, especially some more dramatic lashes!
ImPRESS Nails

Okay so, I have a confession to make. I’m an acrylic nail virgin. Never have I ever worn acrylic nails of any sort (until now). I’m 100% a beauty lover but I’m really quite a tomboy too in certain aspects. I think the main reason for me not taking care of my nails is because I’ve had bad eczema on my hands for as long as I can remember. I’ve never wanted to draw any extra attention to them whatsoever as I’ve spent all my time loathing and being embarrassed by them. So why would I want to paint them – let alone stick bits of plastic to them?

I’m currently on Prednisolone for an illness I have which has magically cleared up my eczema for the first time probably since i was born. Because of this, my hands now look pretty normal meaning I can put pretty things on my nails! As a complete nail novice, here are my opinions on ImPRESS nails…

Application

I decided to apply these at 10pm the night before a blogging event as I promised myself I’d wear them for it. Clearly I completely forgot about this promise until I was all tucked up in bed… Luckily, they were unbelievably simple to apply and I managed to do both of my hands, on my own in around 25 minutes. The nails already had the sticky part attached to them, you just had to pick the right size for yourself and peel the tab off. After this, you press down the acrylic nail on top of your own for a small while and voila, they are secure! After applying them all, I went round again and re-pressed just to make sure they were on there firmly.

Photo credit to Becky Elen

Wear
The nails looked more than gorgeous for the event I attended the next day. I really did fall in love with them and decided to keep them on for as long as I could until I had a nail appointment to get them painted for my holiday (which you can read about here). They were sturdy, practically short for the working woman and didn’t chip, break or unstick for the time I had them on.
Removal

The removal process was also pretty simple. Instead of just peeling them off I decided to let them soak in a warm bath and then try. They came off smoothly with a few needing a slight tug and leaving a small amount of gluey residue. This was easily removed with a bit more soaking and towel rubbing.

Photo credit to Becky Elen

Additional thoughts on imPRESS Nails

I must say I am thoroughly pleased with my ImPRESS experience and am extremely excited to wear my pink set for my birthday coming up this month! They’ve also really made me want to take a chance and get some acrylics done in a salon as I loved them so much and I’ve always wanted some witchy claws. I‘d highly recommend ImPRESS nails for a sturdy, reliable, easy and pretty manicure!

Have you tried anything from KISS or ImPRESS?

’Til Next Time
BTB Xx
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26 Comments

  1. Ayse Merve Demir
    6th May 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Lovely post! I never wore false lashes before as they didn’t float my boat but these ones seem amazing!

    Ayse x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      6th May 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Thank you! They are really nice and easy to use ☺️ x

  2. 6th May 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try out lashes one of these days but see so many different options out there. I always like the natural looking lashes – it doesn’t grab too much attention and people look great with them!

    Love how you’re rocking the lashes :).

    I have bad eczema on my hands too! It’s hard to avoid the scratching @__@. Glad you enjoyed these two products!

    exquisitely.me

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      6th May 2018 / 10:29 pm

      It’s better to go for natural ones when practicing as they’re a lot easier to deal with and get used to! Thank you so much ☺️ It really is! X

  3. 6th May 2018 / 8:39 pm

    The lashes & nails look so natural! I’ve never really been into false lashes but everyone else seems obsessed. They look great for special occasions or for makeup photos.
    Will have to give the nails a try and some I’ve tried are awful and don’t stay put. These would be perfect for my lifestyle.
    Siobhan x | http://www.veganbabelife.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      6th May 2018 / 10:30 pm

      I do love a good set of falsies, I didn’t a couple of years back though, I couldn’t be bothered with them! I totally agree, I’ll definitely be stocking up on these! x

  4. 6th May 2018 / 8:58 pm

    I have heard a lot of good things recently about Kiss products and I’m really interested in tryout out their lashes! They looked great on you x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      6th May 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Aww good! I’ve had a really positive experience with them, you should give them a go ☺️ x

  5. 6th May 2018 / 9:03 pm

    I’ve never tried false lashes before, I’ve been way too scared to try them! Haha, reading this review does make it sound like it’s not as scary as it looks – especially with this brand. I’d definitely have to try a more natural look if I was to give them a go! Them nails look so pretty – love the design on the pink set they’ve given you!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      6th May 2018 / 10:31 pm

      They are honestly so fun once you get used to them, they can be frustrating to learn how to apply though! I’m so excited to use the pink set ☺️ x

  6. 6th May 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I haven’t tried anything from these brands but they look amazing! Especially the eyelashes if they are easy to put on! x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      6th May 2018 / 10:33 pm

      They are super easy! Deffo a winner in that area x

  7. Louisa
    6th May 2018 / 10:49 pm

    I’ve tried Kiss and their eyelashes are so pretty. I love how natural looking the “Shy” ones are.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      13th May 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Aren’t they just!? I think they’re just noticeable enough to be nice but not too out there! ?

  8. 7th May 2018 / 12:12 am

    I really need to practice applying false lashes as I love how they look, but i always end up chickening out! I’ve been wanting to try press on nails too and these ones look gorgeous and so easy to apply! Loved this post x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      13th May 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Haha I was like that for so long, it does take practice but once you nail it it’s so worth it as they add so much to a look! Thank you so much ? X

  9. 7th May 2018 / 10:02 am

    Desperate to try kiss lashes as they look so fluffy and natural! I struggle to buy false nails because my nail beds are quite small! X

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      13th May 2018 / 10:15 pm

      They are really lovely, I’d deffo recommend them! ? You get quite a lot of variety in the sizes! X

  10. 7th May 2018 / 3:20 pm

    I like a thin band on my lashes, so these seem ideal. The nails look great on you.

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      13th May 2018 / 10:14 pm

      They are brilliant! Thank you so much ?

  11. 7th May 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Ahh it’s been so long since I tried any imPress nails – always loved the variety of shades and patterns they had! Also CANNOT BELIEVE you’d never had acrylics before – that was a ritual for all the girls in our final year at school before prom! No joke I wore them solid for about a year before my nails got ruined from all the filing! I’m heading off to get some gels applied before my wedding and am so excited as it’s been forever! ❤️

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      8th May 2018 / 10:47 pm

      Haha it’s just never been something I was interested in or wanted! I can make up for it now though ? Oooh lush, I’m excited to see what you get done! Xx

  12. 14th May 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Ooh the KISS lashes are soo pretty and look amazing on you! I’m honestly SO bad at applying falsies, so I never wear them. I think I do have a KISS pair of lashes somewhere in my makeup drawer though, so I’ll have to dig them out and give them a go!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  13. 19th May 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Those lashes look absolutely gorgeous on you! I love lashes that look more natural and these look pretty perfect. I can’t be dealing with big huge ones, they make my eyes water so much and end up peeling off. I also love these press on nails, I’ve used some before and they go on SO easily! x

    Alice | http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      20th May 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you Al ? tbf I usually wear more drastic ones but I did really enjoy toning it down with these! They really do, I was so pleasantly surprised at how easy they were! X

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