Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sunday Nails - Nail Wraps Part 2 + Blog Award!


These are the cute nail wraps from Wednesday's post in action!


You do get quite a few wraps in the packet as they are for fingers and toes so if you make a mistake you can try again (which I did a few times).

They are pretty easy to apply once you get the hang of them - following the instructions on the back of the packet, you have to remove the shine from your nails with a nail buffer, pick a wrap that matches the size of your nail, smooth it onto your nail then apply heat from a hairdryer until it softens and sticks firmly.


The only problems I had with them was the leftover wrap at the end of the nail; the excess is supposed to be filed off with a wooden file but I just couldn't seem to get it right and ended up with a bit of a rough edge that didn't look very nice! When I came to do the second hand I trimmed the ends off before I applied the wrap to the nail so there wasn't as much excess to try and file down, and this seemed to work a lot better for me.

As for staying power, I applied these on Friday and I'm no longer wearing them - maybe I didn't heat them enough, or they weren't applied with enough pressure but they ends started to curl off after a few days.

I would definitaly use these again for a night out or a special occasion becuause they are different and create a talking point, however I'm not sure if I would want to pay full price for something that only lasts maybe a few days

Has anyone else tried these? I'd love to know your opinion of them!

P.S.

Samantha from Corsets, Crafts and Cupcakes has awarded me a Blog Award!


According to the rules I have to tell you seven things about myself so here you go...

 - I wear fake nails all the time to stop myself biting my real nails - bad habit!
- I love to bake cakes using vegetables instead of butter.
- Last year my boyfriend and I visited New York for 5 days and it was the best holiday of my life.
- My hobby is photography and I'm hoping to start an Open University course in the Summer.
 - I can't stop buying shoes.
- In one week I'm starting my new job and I know it's going to make me so much happier than I am in my current job.
 - I love monkeys J

The seven blogs I want to pass this award onto are...


I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Aw thank you so much for nominating me for the award! I've just gone through your blog and i love it already, especially the nail posts! Cant wait to see more posts from you! :) x

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  2. Thanks for the award :) x

    http://peachesxomakeup.blogspot.com

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  3. thank you so much for the award :) the nails look awesome! I must get some wraps asap! x

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  4. hey sweety, the nails look fab! Aww thank you so much for the awardy! So sweet of you :)

    Aysh xoxo

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  5. Thanks so much for thinking of me :)
    I;ve used nail wraps similar to these and loved them.

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  6. I love your blog!
    Your nails look awesome. I may want to try these someday.
    Followed<3

    Hannah Lebron
    www.makeupme06.blogspot.com

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  7. Aw thank you so much for the award! and you did the post about the nails! its looks really good, I might have to order them now :) xx
    D

    http://milkandlotsofsugar.blogspot.com

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  8. Love those nails! And congrats on the blog award!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  9. hi :)
    fab nails, loving the look!
    please do a post/tutorial on the using vegetables instead of butter in baking - i need to know more!!!

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  10. @corsers, crafts and cupcakes - I've done one post this month called Lets' Bake A Cake where I use courgette, but I promise I'll do more in the near future!

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  11. i soooo want some of these nail wraps!
    ps.I'm a shoe addict too!
    x

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  12. the leopard designs is always popular

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