Nail Rocks

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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  1. July 26, 2012 / 12:20 am

    the acetone is mainly to clean any grease off the nail surface so it doesn't matter too much wich way round it would be.. you would need to remove any previous nail varnish before buffing and then also if you had buffed the nail surface alot then you would want to remove any dust you had created so you could even wipe them before and after. the reason they usually give you more than 10 is because they are diff sizes and so are everyones nails – and also it's handy to have a spare ^_^ application can be tricky, I've seen a lot of people have problems with creases, it depends on the brand as well..I dont understand the plain ones either haha

  2. July 15, 2012 / 11:31 am

    I picked up a set of starry silver ones in the 99p store to try a few weeks ago. I HATED them.
    I did manage to apply my left hand reasonably well, but I'm right handed. Applying the right hand was a total nightmare. In the end I asked my long suffering husband and he spent a good half hour getting them on flat.

    I wore them for all of half an hour… They felt 'tight' on my nails if that makes sense and completely unnatural. I'll stick with polish I think.

  3. July 11, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    I found them really easy to apply.
    Love the design of these, theyre really cute.

    Holli x

  4. July 11, 2012 / 8:38 am

    Oh this looks much trickier than I thought!
    I do not understand the plain ones?? I thought the point would be to have designs you probably could not do yourself, or foil effect etc?

  5. July 11, 2012 / 7:53 am

    Love the nail wraps !
    && indeed the first time I applied it it went smooth && I wore them for weeks. the few times after that was just horrible and they chipped within an hour. kind of sad since they're kind of expensive.

  6. July 10, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    I dont get them at all. I always stare at them in drugstore thinkin wtf. It sorta loses is sense when you don't spend the time drawing stuff on your nails, that's the part that's meant to be fun me thinks. Not mentioning the time consuming and rather difficult application you just illustrated. Hm. *scratches head* x

  7. July 10, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    I didn't have much luck with them either. They lasted a day or two before they started clipping at the tips and I just sat and peeled them off. I'm sure the Sally Hassen ones say to use remover, then buff and then reuse the remover to get rid of any residue. For the price some of these are selling at I'd rather just buy a bottle of nail varnish.

  8. July 10, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    FINALLY! An honest look at nail wraps! I tried out the wraps we got n Glossybox aggges ago and they looked even worse than this! They just make zero sense to me: for the price of two or three packs you can buy a konad kit!