Friday, 28 June 2013

Obsessed: Nail Wraps!


THINGS have a way with me.  No, really.  They do. My heart is so fickle when it comes to something brilliantly convenient and cute; it's always love at first wear.  Allow me to share with you Dandies my newest obsession: NAIL WRAPS.

If you haven't already tried them -- you should.  If you've no idea what on earth they are --omgZ let me tell ya!


Essentially, nail wraps are nail-shaped stickers that are 'ready-to-apply' to the nails in place of nail polishes.  I know your first thought is only the horror you could imagine with trying to smoothly apply a sticker to your nail...flattening out the bubbles and wrinkles...yadda, yadda...

I felt the same way, trust me.  I avoided nail wraps as long as I could because, as someone who already has trouble trying to paint a smooth coat of polish to my nails, nail wraps just SEEMED like they would be annoying and srsly too intricate a process for these hands of mine that lack any sign of dexterity.  I was pretty steadfast in my belief that nail wraps were the sloppiest idea ever created in the world of the invention of pretty things.  I'd even tested out a few different (hideous) designs that I picked up from my local Dollarama.  All efforts were foiled.

Now,  I'll confess that my growing dislike for nailwraps was mostly due to the fact that I had NO idea how to put them on.  I was going at it blind.  Slapping them on, and then attacking my fingernail with scissors.  Bad. Just.  Bad.

A few months ago I watched the NCLA x Little Black Bag nail wraps tutorial, and my face was all like  'OHHHHHHHH!...oh.  That makes way more sense'.  


Anyway, recently my mother brought be a slew of cheap nail wraps from Daiso in Korea.  I was ready to give this whole nailwraps thing another go.  And OMG people.  OH-MY-GAWWWWD.  

As soon as the first nail wrap was flawlessly applied, it was like the angels were singing, and I swear there was a bit of a white light shining down on me in my puny bachelor apartment.  Oh.  My. LAWDY.  Love.  

Anyway, the long and short of it is (or just the long...because clearly I just always have too much to say) GO TRY NAILWRAPS!!  They are way simpler to apply than nail polish, and there is no dry time!  Srsly.  I am fully converted.  Throw all my nail polish into the dump for all I care.  Nail wraps all the way!


I'm thinking about filming my own simple nail wrap tutorial.  Would you Dandies be interested?


Have a happy weekend! 
<3

18 comments:

  1. yessss! please post a vid! i tried nail wraps a few years ago when they first came out.. and i probably had a similar first experience.. it looked like a 3rd grader did my nails for me and was treating my nails like his/hers sticker book bahahaha!

    your nails look soooo so professional!! please show us how :)!

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    1. haha I know what you mean by the sticker book thing! I'll let you know as soon as I've uploaded my tutorial! :)

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  2. They look really cool! I think I might have to give them a try, how long do they last?

    www.apieceof-me.blogspot.com

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    1. They last about a week! They could potentially last longer, but that's as long as I wore each design before I got a bit bored and wanted something new :).

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  3. wow really nice! thank you for visiting me, would you like to follow each other? ;)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by darling :). <3

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  4. I loveee nail wraps too, they are so easy and fun. I wonder if these are available at the Daiso stores here in Vancouver? I'll have to check next time I go!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. There's a Daiso in Vancouver?? Lucky!! Let me know if you find them there! :)

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  5. loveeee the nailart!! How about followin eachother girl?


    xxx

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  6. I would definitely give this a try if I could find them around for cheaper!

    7% Solution​

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    1. I know what you mean! It seems a bit silly to me to pay nearly $20 for stickers LOL. Try checking out TJMaxx or Marshalls to see if they have some at discounted prices :).

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  7. I've been wanting to try this, but the ones at American drugstores are kind of expensive! I love Daiso, but I don't think they carry it my area. I do want to try this one day though! :)

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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    1. I highly suggest you try them out Lisa! Srsly life-changing LOL. Check out Marshalls or TJMaxx! They might have some discounted ones in their beauty departments :).

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  8. Hi! thank you for dropping by my blog :)
    Yes, please post a video tutorial - I have a pack that I got as part of a gift bag and I wont use it because it looks difficult and I think I would completely mess it up!

    xo
    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'll let you know as soon as my tutorial is up! It's always fun to test something out when you get them for free! :)

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  9. I have developed an obsession with nail wraps too!and Sally Hansen nail polish strips!they are freakin amazing!!!they are now my favs!:)

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  10. Nail wraps are pretty awesome :) Have you tried Jamberry Nail Wraps? I'm doing a giveaway on my blog right now for a set, you should check it out!

    http://meganjoy.ca

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