Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Australia Day Glitter wraps

Last Wednesday I was out at my local shopping mall with the kids and we walked past our local 'dollar shop'. I'm not even sure of the name of the shop, but 'dollar shop' is our generic name for any of those shops that sell all sorts of random products imported from China for just a few dollars.  Given that it was a week before Australia Day, they had a whole isle dedicated to Australia Day crap.  Hat and headbands with flashing lights, full sequined Australian flag dresses, face paints, giant blow up hands and thongs (the Australian kind that you wear on your foot, not the American type that go up your bum).  Anyway, you get the idea.

They had the same range of nail wraps that I tried out last year, with the flags, kangaroos and koalas.  This year they also had these glitter ones, so I grabbed a pair to try out.

The wraps have a white sticky base and then the glitter appears to be sprinkled on.  I took a macro shot at the end to show you.  The texture of these was quite rough, and I had a hard time getting them to stick down properly on the sides of my nails.  So to combat both those issues, I add two thin coats of Gelicious gel top coat to seal it all down and to give it a super glossy finish.

After I was finished, I was really pleased how good these nail wraps looked.  I loved that they actually looked like I had gone a little crazy and sprinkled glitter over striping tape and star shaped stickers.







I wore these down to the beach today.  We live two hours away from the beach, but seeing as it's a long weekend, we decided to take the kids down to play in the Pacific Ocean for a few hours.  We would loved to have stayed the night, but no where had availability, and those that did had at least three night minimum stays.

4 comments:

  1. I love them, they are just so perfect for Australia Day. Lucky you got to the beach today cause its gonna pour tomorrow! Have a nice Australia Day :)

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  2. I love them, they are just so perfect for Australia Day. Lucky you got to the beach today cause its gonna pour tomorrow! Have a nice Australia Day :)

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