To continue both my obsession with Nail Wraps and my hunt for the perfect wrap, I decided to invest in a few more designs from the fab catalogue at Kooky Nails.
These wraps are applied in the usual way; peel and stick, trim and file and there’s no heating necessary which I much prefer; in fact I’m yet to try a brand that does require heating, so maybe I should for the sake of comparison.
At first I thought these were really easy to apply as they’re nice and thin and fairly pliable, but unfortunately they don’t bounce back after you stretch them which isn’t ideal if you consider that stretching wraps is absolutely essential to get a decent fit. Having said that, I do like these and even though they’re quite prone to creasing (due to the stretching issue) it doesn’t show up too badly once they’re in place.
They feel a little on the flimsy side which worried me as I thought they might peel off, but they seem to have stuck well for the past 24 hours with no sign of peeling. One thing I didn’t like was the lack of size choice; there seemed to be either absolutely huge wraps of fairly small ones available and I found that a few of them didn’t fit the nail properly. I realise you can trim them down, but I’d prefer to have more of a variety of sizes available to choose from.
Most importantly, you’re not left with scratchy nails which I personally really hate; this put me off other brands of wraps that I tried. However, what you are left with are tips that wear quite easily, as demonstrated by this pic:
As you can see, the tips have worn a bit. It’s not terrible and certainly not obvious, but when I’m examining them closely I can see the wear.
I really love this design. I’m not used to such a shiny finish, but it is very eye catching and I’ve had lots of lovely compliments. I’ll definitely try Kooky nails again as they do some of the loveliest designs I’ve seen and I think that with a bit of practice I could get the hang of smoothing them without stretching them too much.
The wraps in this review are called Zebra Pink and Silver and are available here for £5 plus VAT.