I am a nail wrap virgin so when I was sent these Myleene Klass ones to try out, I thought I could give it a go. Nail wraps boast:
These red glitter wraps are part of the Myleene Klass Sparkle collection...
They come with full instructions on how to apply them...
There are 24 nail wraps in the pack (presumably the extras are to cover mistakes) with a nail file included...
I made sure my nails were clean and dry and then began to match up the different sizes of nail wrap with my fingers and toes. I have narrow nails so I had the cut them to size, smooth them on, then bend the wrap over the tip of my nail and file off. It was really easy to file the end of the wrap off and create a neat finish which I was impressed with...
Apart from a couple of small creases, I thought I did a pretty good job!
So, the big question is, what did I think of them overall?
Well, this is the not-so-fun part of blogging when you don't like a product. BUT I think it's really important to blog about product that didn't work for you as well as ones that did. Now, I have a couple of problems with this product:
a) The nail wraps only lasted about an hour before they started to peel away at the edges and I constantly had to keep smoothing them down. I washed my hands once and they began to loosen. That disappointed me as surely this would be classed as a normal day-to-day practice?!
b) I don't feel like the wraps are cost effective when you can buy a nail polish and then seal it with something like Orly Polishield to prevent chipping etc. You get multiple uses out of bottles of polish whereas you only get one use out of the wraps.
I understand that they offer a unique design or finish that is difficult for a novice to achieve with nail polish but the fact that you can't even wash your hands without the wraps peeling off is very disappointing. When I was forced to remove the wraps after the first day, they left a messy gluey residue on my nails which was removed after some scrubbing with nail polish remover.
I do have a couple of Nail Rock ones that I recently got with amazing designs so I'm hoping that they fare a little better.
Are all nail wraps like this or have you found a brand that works for you? Is it better to stick to wraps that are professionally applied by a beautician?