Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Wild Nail Wraps!

Whilst at Primark last week I came across some little packs of nail wraps. I've never been too sure about nail wraps, I've heard a real mix of opinions, some people say they are better on toes than fingers, they don't wear very well, they are expensive! But on the good side there are great designs available which I have always admired like I'm a child in a sweet shop! As I have konad and bundle monster stamping kits I have always been content with replicating designs that way but when I found these at Primark I couldn't resist and at £3.00 it just had to be done!

I chose a gold Leopard print, I did see three other designs too. The pack contains 18 nail wraps (I'm not sure why its not twenty so you could get two full sets?!).
This is what they look like on the nails!

 Bangle £2.00 from Primark!

They are really easy to apply, you will need a nail file and a hair dryer to apply the wraps and you should have a gorgeous set of talons in less than 10 mins, plus no drying time required which is a huge bonus! All you need to do is gently buff the nail plate (just enough to take the shine off), gently apply the wrap and then with a hair dryer heat the wrap (be careful not to burn yourself) the wrap will now be more pliable so you can smooth it out across the nail. With the excess at the tip use a nail file to scrape over and it will gently break away. See easy!

To see how to apply the nail wraps take a look at my tutorial!

The down side to this pack is the sizes aren't great, I do have a couple of nails with gaps at the side but you wouldn't notice unless you are really inspecting them! For £3.00 they are a bargin and one tip I have is that you could use the excess pieces that you file off from your finger nail and apply them to your toes nails. In all honestly I don't know how long they will last but I have applied a top coat over the top to try and seal them a bit! I will keep you up to date on twitter to keep an eye out!

Have you tried other nail wraps? How did you get on with them? What are your recommendations for making them last longer? I would love to hear so please leave me some comments!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace x


  1. These are so interesting! I'm waiting to find patterns that are vintagey so I can try these out :)

  2. I love these! and for £3 definitely worth a go! I want to try some nail wraps but all the ones I've seen are at least £7 and that's a bit much just to experiment! Lauren x

  3. I always see those in Penneys and wondered, they look so gorgeous on here I may just have to buy a pack! I've worn sephora wraps and some other brand before and had both good and bad wearing from them.

  4. Gotta love Primark! I'll look out for these next time I'm there. I pick some up in Poundland the other day but one strip was behind the other and although the front strip had a zebra pattern on, the back ones didn't! Guess I know why they were in Poundland lol

  5. I've been picking these up for weeks now, but kept putting them back as I didn't know how long they'd las.

    Dying to find out how long they do last as they look pretty damn good!

  6. I bought the skull and crossbones version - I think I got 4 days and then I had to 're-seal' the tips. Bargain!

  7. @Nailnewbie, I saw those in poundland and wasnt sure, glad I didn't get them now!lol
    @Robyn, I saw those too they were nice and sparkly but leopard print was more me! 4 days is good going!
    @Krystal, Lauren and Audry, you should definitely give these a go!

  8. Sorry @jennius, I left you out! You should definitely try them, I think with a bit of top coat on them makes them last longer!! will keep you posted! xoxo

  9. I have some of these in my nail varnish box, just haven't had time to try them! Waiting for a week of work so my nails don;t get chipped!

  10. i had these exact ones, my nail plate is small so they fitted me fine and lasted at least a week i can't remember how long exactly!

    shel xx

  11. i have tried one kind of nail wraps recently, it is very good,easily apply and look fantastic. it is the right products for holiday! It save your time to make it!

  12. i love the leopard designs, it is always popular

  13. please check our great "Glamstripes" Nail Wraps and fabulous "Lash Extension Powder" too... - Made in Germany!


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