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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Nail Rock Nail Wraps

Afternoon lovelies, hope your well, I'm counting down the days really until the summer holidays.

I think as a nail addict, you fall into two categories - nail polish or nail art/wraps. For most of my life, I've been all about the polish, the rows of glittering bottles that entice and encourage me to buy them and love them. I never really thought about nail wraps, a waste of money I thought, until I was given a set by a friend who didn't want one.

Nail wraps have come over all festival fabulous for the summer this year, with Ibiza Rocks, Tribal prints and these colour blocked palm trees. They're designed to last for up to 10 days, perfect for a holiday or a festival, and they look better then tired, chipped nails in a festival field.

Nail Rock Nail Wraps
Very straight forward to apply, simply match the wrap to your cuticle size, carefully smooth on and then file off any excess. I was quite surprised at how easy they were, I only messed up one or two which is great as they are on my left hand - being a lefty, it has taken years of practice to paint with my right hand so this might improve with practice!

I painted mine with a coat of clear topcoat just to seal it in, as I want to protect them as much as possible. I'm very conscious when washing up and washing my hands or in the shower as I'm aware that they are still in essence stickers and so won't last forever!

Nail Rock Nail Wraps - Palm Trees
I've had lots of compliments from people, some asking if they are my real nails, and others wanting to know more. The best response I've had to them was when my 2yr old niece pointed to them and said 'beach' before trying to pull them off (so cute)!!!

The only downside I've found is that there are a few wraps left over that you simply won't use, I'd love to get a double set so I could redo them if needed.

I wore them for a week before they really started to do my head in - it wasn't that bad really. Removal was quick and easy, I just heated them a little using the hair-dryer and then peeled them off. I was left with some grey, gunky glue however this wiped off easily with a bit of nail varnish remover. I had no damage, and was able to repaint them straight away!

You can pick up a range of styles of Nail Rock Nail Wraps from Topshop, River Island, Boots as well as at ASOS and - they vary between £6.50 and £7.50 which is a bit steep for one set, but the range of styles more then makes up for it.

Have you tried these nail wraps? Are there any other styles from Nail Rocks that I should try?

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1 comment:

  1. Your nails looks great! :) I haven't used nail wraps in so long, got a huge pile going on!
    P.s newlook have loads of designs reduced :)



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