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Monday, December 12, 2011

Hey Lovelies!

If you're a regular reader of this blog you will know of my love of nail polish and all things nail art. I wish I was more skilled in the nail art department, I can't even master the leopard print technique! It just looks like a doll was sick on my nails, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered nail wraps/stickers. There are so many nail wraps on the market, many though put me off with the faff of heating them up with a hair dryer etc, so I tended to stay away.You see I am a fidget and it's usually a challenge for me to sit still for twenty minutes to let my nails dry never mind a malarkey with a hairdryer! I discovered some more sticker like nail wraps from Elegant Touch when I went to their event with Eylure back in October time. I was given some blue crocodile print ones to try which I reviewed HERE, however I was impressed with the ease of application but wasn't crazy on the design. Not good for a girl with a huge phobia of all things reptiles (especially lizards.)

I was sent three packs from Elegant Touch a couple of weeks ago and the designs that I was sent are much more up my street, no reptile prints in sight! I received a metallic silver and gold almost leopard print and then a turquoise shade of the kind of leopard print. I thought I cannot wait to try these! Last week if you watch my YouTube videos you will of noticed my pink nails with an accent nail, the accent nail was in fact one of the gold nail stickers from Elegant Touch. I loved the wraps so much I thought I can't use them all at once on all ten fingers, so thought I would ration them by only putting them on individual fingers. The gold sticker is amazing, over a week later it's still going strong on my nails and only has a tiny bit of wear on the end of my nail which I think is pretty fantastic for essentially a sticker.




This week I decided to match my nails to the cold weather we're having and went for a blue, using Essie Mint Candy Apple (which is already chipping boo) on my fingers and then the turquoise nail wrap on my index finger and I kept the gold wrap on my ring finger as it still looked perfect. I've found the turquoise one which is more of a paper sticker than the gold which to me seems more like a foil definitely doesn't wear as well as the gold. I am seeing after 3 days of wear the same amount of wear on the end of my nail as the gold one which has been on my nails for 9 days. I also found the turquoise a little harder to apply.


The application of these nail stickers is really easy, you put a base coat on, then apply the sticker to your nail, secure it down and then trim/file the length till it fits with your nail length. Then you put some top coat on and bob's your uncle. I am very impressed with the gold colour and I'm hoping the silver will be just as hard wearing. I would definitely recommend a pack of these (in particular the foil ones) especially with Christmas so soon, they are perfect festive nails which attract lots of compliments! The Elegant Touch Envy Wraps are about £5.00 and can be bought from places like Boots and Superdrug.

Have you ever tried nail wraps? What did you think?

I hope you've all had a good Monday, mine has been filled with uni work which has been exciting (not) definitely looking forward to Friday when uni is finished for Christmas, then I will allow myself to get in the festive mood! Hope you all have a great evening, I am looking forward to indulging in some fajitas and watching the Young Apprentice final :)


P.S Marie Claire magazine have launched their own blogger/tweet awards, if you would like to nominate me and my blog Dizzybrunette3 you can do HERE there is obviously no pressure too, the link is also there for you to nominate other favourite beauty and fashion bloggers :) 

Disclaimer: I was sent these products to review on my blog for PR purposes, but as always my reviews are 100% honest and un-bias. 

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22 comments

  1. Ooo the gold ones are amazing! I'm going to have to try these out!
    I can't do the leopard print technique either :( xx

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  2. Ooo the gold ones are amazing! I'm going to have to try these out!
    I can't do the leopard print technique either :( xx

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  3. They look lovely, really want to try them, I've seen some gorgeous ones :) xx

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  4. I love the gold ones! I really want to try them <3

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  5. I love the leopard prints!!! xx

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  6. I really like these, the result is always beautiful. I got some from Incoco at Selfridge's last year and I think I just wouldn't repurchase these over on over because of the price. It is like buying one nail polish every time you do your nails and using the whole bottle. These are good itens to keep on your purse for a emergency manicure or for when you want a fancy design, but definitely for basic/weekly manicure – in a long term, that would get quite pricey (at least for me!)

    Isabela
    http://fusels.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the look of nail wraps!
    I still need to try mine x

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  8. Love love love your nails! Got some wraps to use up, might use your idea of only one at a time!!

    Em xx

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  9. oooohhh they look lovely! i've never tried nail wraps before, but i really want to!xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  10. I was eyeing up in the nail wraps in Topshop today (after a long day at uni too.. boooo), they're only £6.50 so I was thinking of trying polka dot :)
    Your nails look fab, they always look fab honey!
    xxx
    P.S. loving your videos on youtube :)

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  11. love the leopard print ones looks stunning =)

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  12. these look amazing! i still have a packet of nail wraps sitting in my draw that I haven't tried out, maybe I'll give them a go this week :) xxx

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  13. I was surprised to read that it was easy for you to apply! I just put nail stickers on (sally hansen) a few days ago and it took about an hour to apply them perfectly! And they chipped the next day! I was so angry! haha

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  14. They look fab! if only my nails would grow long enough for me to pop them on, mine always break! love the gold ones :) H&M now do nail wraps i saw on someones blog recently! Red ones with little white hearts, cute!
    Evelyn
    x
    http://furcoatsbutdefinitelyknickers.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love what you've done here with mixing up the wraps they're so gorgeous!

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  16. They look lovely on you! If i tried doing that I would probably rip them in half when trying to get them on! xx

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  17. I really want to try some nail wraps, so will give these ones a go! I love how you've used only oneor two at a time as I think the design may be a little too much on every finger anyway. xx

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  18. Your nails look fab! I tried nail rock nail wraps and I loved how they looked but found they didn't last very long, so I might try these ones if they stay on for longer! xxx

    http://megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.com

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  19. I think I'm to lazy to cut them to shape, my nails are so tiny! x

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  20. wow amaing nails im almost tempted by them, doesnt take much but im impressed that they lasted so well!

    www.dreamincolour11.blogspot.com

    xx

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  21. Really want to try these out! Your nails look GORGEOUS!

    xXx.

    http://x-couturegirl-x.blogspot.com/

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