Like many beauty addicts, I am addicted to always having something on my nails may it be polish or gels but a particular favourite at the moment has to be these gorgeous nail wraps from Revlon. They teamed up with New York fashion house Marchesa to create a range of beautiful designs including the one I'm wearing called Jewelled Noir.
In the pack you get two sheets of nail wraps, a plastic cuticle stick and a mini file. Normally in packs the little extras are of bad quality but I was pleasantly surprised! The cuticle stick is really nice to use, better than using that of a wooden orange stick and the nail file was the perfect amount of abrasive.
For nail wraps these cost quite a bit so I had high expectations! To apply the nail wraps you take the transparent sheet that features the different nail wrap sizes and hold them above the nail to work out the best fit. Compared to the likes of Essie, I felt the sizes were a little off unless you have thin nails on all nails resulting in gaps down the sides of the wraps. Some people do actually leave gaps at the side of their nails when using polish to give the illusion of longer nails but it's something I don't personally love on my nails. To avoid these gaps you could paint the nail black before applying the nail wrap to cover the edges however this may shorten their life span.
When you have selected the correct size, you simply peel and stick the wrap on the nail smoothing it out to ensure creases are limited. These nail wraps do crease a little more than I'd hope, especially on the thumbnails. You then trim the end of nail wrap leaving a couple of millimetres over hanging. Taking the nail file, you can then remove the excess and leave a nice finish to the end of the nail. My tip is to file slowly as the excess comes of much easier and neater also reducing the stretch on the design.
Then you are supposedly done!... However it is much more beneficial to finish with your favourite top coat ensuring you seal the end increasing the life time of the wraps. Mine, like many, is Seche Vite. I've never had a problem going over my nail wraps before and the top coat usually enhances them but for some reason I felt the top coat highlighted all the imperfections in the application. But I have had them on for two days now and I can confirm they are still on my nails strong with very little wear and tear!
Little negatives aside, I think the design on these wraps are stunning and I have never seen any nail wrap designs even come close to the calibre of artistry here. You can buy these at Boots for £8.99 by clicking here. They also sell the other five designs that also retail at the same price.
Do you use nail wraps? How easy do you find them to apply? Do they last a long time?
See you in the next post!