Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Nail Wraps - Step by Step

If you read my last post you’ll see that I’ve just discovered the joys of nail wraps! I’ve had a request to do a step by step tutorial of how to apply them, and I always try to listen to my readers, so thought I’d give it a go! I’m in no way an expert at applying nail wraps, but I’ll share with you the process I went through when applying mine.

I ordered these funky pink leopard print nail wraps from Avon, as we get a catalogue delivered every month by our local Avon rep. I love browsing through it looking for new beauty finds, and came across a page full of nail wraps with different patterns on them, all at half price. I couldn’t resist, so treated myself to three different patterns. They came presented in this simple black and clear sleeve.

Once you’ve removed the wraps from the sleeve, you will find them stuck to a clear piece of plastic, with another piece of plastic covering the top of them to protect them from damage. You will also need a nail file, so I dug out my leopard print file to match the nail wraps!

Once you have your nail file and wraps ready, you need to choose which wrap you want to put on each nail. I did this by putting different sized wraps over the nail I was doing, while they were still on the plastic. I found it was best to choose a wrap that was slightly narrower than the nail, as I tried one that looked just right and it ended up overhanging on the sides. Once you’ve chosen your wrap, stick it on, starting at the bottom of the nail and smoothing it out working towards the top of the nail. You should be left with the nail wrap smooth on your nail, with the length overhanging at the top, as in the photo.

When you are happy with the positioning of the nail wrap, use your nail file to get rid of the excess that is overhanging at the top of the nail. The easiest way I found to do this was to bend the wrap over the top of my nail and then file it, as it seemed to break away fairly easily and cleanly this way. Once you’re happy with the shape of the nail, move on to the next and go through the same process again, until all your nails are covered. You should be left with funky looking nails with nice smooth edges. You will find you have some nail wraps left over, so I’ve decided to hang on to them so I can do statement nails at another time (i.e. just having a wrap on one nail, with the rest of them painted in a block colour).

Overall I was really happy with the finished product and am excited to try some other designs.

Have you ever used nail wraps before, or are you hoping to give them a try after reading this? Do you have a favourite place to buy your nail products?


  1. You did really well at applying these! I tried them once and I totally failed. I might go ahead and try again (:
    Fun design too btw!
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks Hun - I'm surprised I managed to get them right first time - hoping it wasn't a fluke! You'll have to let me know if you give it another go :)

      Jenny xx