I've been wanting to try nail wraps for a long time as a girl that gets very impatient waiting for nail varnishes to dry. I couldn't wait to try out a product that promises zero drying time with no chipping or smudges and will last all week. However..let me tell you now, I was really disappointed!
I chose a vibrant red colour that luckily had 75% off, I believe they usually retail for around £6-£7. You get 24 wraps in a packet that will cover most sizes of finger nails and toe nails and also a nice big nail file (looking back probably the best feature!)
So far so good...until you try to apply them! As you can see from the photo each wrap has a rounded side which fits to the shape of your cuticle and then you wrap the excess over the top of your nail and file away. I found this a very fiddly and time-consuming process.
'So quick and easy to apply', I wouldn't really call half an hour quick!
Firstly I had difficultly applying the wrap without any creases underneath, whichever way I tried to smooth it another crease would appear somewhere else!
Secondly I found removing the excess a challenge, the instructions say file downwards over the top of the nail to remove. However I just kept filing and my nail was definitely being removed but not the wrap, and even after I successfully managed to remove it, I was left with a raggedy mess at the top of my nail.
Thirdly they didn't even last a whole day! I applied them in the afternoon and had already removed they by bedtime after being so fed up of the peeling from the top and sides and scratching my face. Plus I had more than one person ask me 'Kelly, what's wrong with your nails!?" Not good!
I actually managed to meet Myleene earlier in the year at a launch for these nails wraps, she was so sweet in person and looked gorgeous, but I don't understand how you can fully endorse a product when it is so bad! Wouldn't you make every effort to make the product amazing before you go stamping your name on it? I know I would!
All in all I was very disappointed in these, I'm so glad I didn't pay the full retail price as then I would
have been really annoyed in the poor quality. I'm really hoping that this kind of product is not just a gimmick and I will find a good quality one eventually.
Has anyone else used these? What did you think?
Would love to hear from you! Thanks for reading!