Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Beauty: Myleene Klass Nail Wraps

Part of my recent Pound World haul was the Myleene Klass Nail Wraps I found inside which I thought were pretty cute. Myleene Klass is someone that has been in the spotlight since I was a kid listening to hear'say to where she is now designing her own clothes range so when I spy her nail wraps going for a pound, it was something that needed be tried. 

These actually got released a few years back, and originally retailed for around the £5.99 mark and could be found at JML, Boots and Superdrug. Any product that's not going to take long to apply and look pretty by the time it's finished with me equals something that 

Inside the pack you get one sheet of 24 stickers and a nail file. Reading other blog reviews on this product, some packs you get a second sheet of 24 stickers that are clear you stick over the design to increase the longevity, but it was not found in mine.

Make sure you start with clean nails. Wash them. Dry them. Make sure they are dirt and oil free otherwise it's going to be difficult to stick the nail wraps on. You will also need to push your cuticle back with a cuticle pusher - you know, one of them wooden sticks things. 

After finding the correct size shape for your nail, I found these a little bit difficult to apply, but maybe it was because it was my first time trying these. Nails have a curvature shape to them so you need to apply these slowly and make sure you smooth out any bumps along the way. I also either under estimated or over estimated which nail shape was for what finger so some of the wraps were either too big or too small for the nail. Bummer.

Now the strip for each nail are going to be a little longer than your actual finger nail, so what you need to do is stretch the sticker gently and file off the excess in a downward motion - hence the inclusion of the emery board inside the pack. The edges do still feel a little bit jagged after filing the excess off, so you may need to go over them again to smooth it out a little bit more. Otherwise, if you're anything like me, it's going to annoy you like no tomorrow!

After applying the wraps, I still found bumps in my nails as you can see from the above picture. Close up, they are not pretty on the eyes, but from a distance, they don't look too shabby. This particular design actually reminds me of Minnie Mouse, but you can find other designs in the range, if red and white polka dots aren't quite your thing.  

In all honesty, I am not a massive fan of this. I read on other reviews that these stayed on for a full five days for some people. For me? They lasted less than 24 hours. I applied them before bed time when I had a bit of spare time, and by the time I needed to do the washing up around 4pm the next day, they had fallen off! I was far from impressed to say the least. I don't know whether it was because I hadn't applied them properly or whether an extra clear sticker on top would have stuck them on a little better - but either way, these for me were a real disappointment, and one I will not be repurchasing. So glad I only just spent a pound on these - sorry Myleene!

Have you ever tried nail wraps before? 
Do you prefer them to nail polish? 
What's your favourite design? 

Let me know in the comments below!


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