Nail Wraps are one of those things that I’m never sure how to feel about. They seem like such a great concept but I feel they’re quite pricey due to the fact that in each packet you only get one ‘go’ of them. Some of the designs out there are amazing though and worth every penny for a little bit of (nail) art on your fingertips, others always seem a bit less exciting. I recently got sent some Nail Rock nail wraps
to try though, and this cured my endless curiosity about them. I received two designs which are exclusive to asos
; one was a Barbie pink colour and the other some adorable cupcakes.
I absolutely love the shades of the cupcake design, pastel colours are my weakness it seems. I think they could have done without the cheeky little face on them, but either way, they’re pretty cute! You get 16 in the set, I’m not quite sure why 16. I know there’s going to be a painfully obvious reason that I don’t know about though.
The second set is a plain, bold pink colour. Like I said some nail wraps do seem a little less exciting. I had big plans to doodle my own design on these but became to inpatient and just tried them as they are anyway. I’ll be honest, plain nail wraps don’t really make sense to me as you may as well just paint your nails with a regular polish, no?
Something that did confuse me about the Nail Rocks nail wraps was the instructions. As I did not want to risk applying them wrong I read them front to back about 4 times. Then realised on the inside instructions the acetone and buffing were opposite ways around? So I acetoned, buffed then acetoned again to make sure I wasn’t doing it completely wrong. Has anyone else noticed this or am I just being pedantic?
As you can see though, despite my meticulous reading, I certainly have not mastered the art of applying nail wraps yet. It’s just quite a fiddly process for someone as impatient and clumsy as me. I mixed up both the sets so they were a little more toned down than just having all cupcakes! Is toned down the right word to use? Probably not.
I just couldn’t quite smooth them out to a good enough standard. I started to rub them as smoothly as possible but still couldn’t iron out the creases. I gave up when I rubbed a little too hard and hurt my nail, wah wah. They were easy enough to round off at the ends though with the emery board and I found the shapes of the actual stickers a good fit. to the shape of my nail.
I think I wore them in total around 3 hours. I just couldn’t stop messing with them and didn’t like that I could feel them on the surface of my nail. I’m the type of person who loves to pick at things so as you can imagine, with the rather shoddy smoothness I created it was a picking persons dream. I do still absolutely love the concept of nail wraps. the range of designs and the idea of art on your finger tips and will try them again. I just think maybe they’re not as simple as they sound and you definitely need a touch more patience than I have to get a good finish with them!
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