Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Nail art ideas with nude polish and colours - NCLA wraps

This weeks 40 great nail art ideas challenge theme is nude + colour and my personal prompt was tribal.  By total coincidence, I've had these NCLA nail wraps in my drawer for at least 2-3 years, and given that they matched the theme, I figured this was as good a time as any to put them on.  Yes, I know it's not 'nail art' and may be considered a 'cheat' for the challenge, but hey, I haven't missed a single week so far and these were too perfect for the prompt. 

This is the first time I've used NCLA nail wraps, they have some gorgeous galaxy ones that I've been eyeing off, but after this experience I don't think I will bother.  Application was great, very easy to apply and over and done with for all ten nails in about 30 minutes.  The wraps are pliable yet strong, so you can peel the off and reposition them without them breaking.  The instructions say to apply a layer of base coat before applying the wraps.  So I did.

The reason I wont be using these every again is because they torn the shit out of my nails when I removed them.  The instructions say to just peel them off, which I assume is because you have a base coat on that they wont wreck your nails.  Not so for me. I got little splinters of nail peel up when I tried to remove these, and the only way to get rid of them was to buff my nails.  These are also made of some sort of vinyl, so they don't dissolve very easily using acetone either. I did lots of rubbing with acetone and gentle peeling with tweezers to eventually get them off. Removal definitely took longer than application.   

So, whilst these were nice whilst I worn them, I'm not a fan anymore.  


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