I’m always on the fence with regards to nail wrap products but I do love the idea of them but am keen to try a variety of brands before making my mind up. This week I have been trying out some wraps from Myleene Nails. The Myleene is question is of course Ms. Klass.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘nail wraps’ they do exactly that – they are design or colour printed wraps that you basically peel and stick on to your nails. Voila, according to the sales spiel, mani complete. Are they worth retiring all of your bottles of polish? More on that later.
I tried my hand at applying a set the other day. I’ll be honest, I didn’t do a very good job. I think it may be more to do with my shoddy application than the product itself. These wraps are thinner than other brands I’ve tried so I found it hard to apply the sheet as described in the instructions
- No glue, no polishing, no chipping, no smudging, no peeling… so far, so good.
- Zero drying time
- Everything you need is in the box – the wraps and also a file.
- Last a decent amount of time. Once your nails are buffed and oil free. They will eventually start to peel. The length of time nail polish or wraps last really depends on your lifestyle. For example, someone who works with their hands in water regularly or is in contact with oils won’t get as long out of them.
- Price – cheaper than a manicure.
- No butchered opposite hand application once you know how to apply these wraps well.
- 24 prints available.
I should point out that you should make sure your hands are free of oil or the sticker won’t bond well. I initially I thought you could apply them over your chipping nail polish in an emergency but I’m not sure they would bond so well in this case either.
- Not really a con but cuticle stick/orange stick would be a useful addition to each pack
- Price – Although they are cheaper than a manicure I can’t really call them economical. After all, a bottle of polish provides multiples applications, surely that’s better value than a once only packet of wraps? But these wraps are marketed in a way that shows they are competing with a manicure rather than a DIY polish application.
- Application – I found the wraps tricky to apply. This could be entirely down to my lack of skill but I kept getting little air bumps. The wraps are thinner than other brands I have tried which makes them more flexible, a little too flexible for novices such as myself.
The Bottom Line
These a great idea and the prints are fabulous. Unfortunately I just couldn’t manage the application. As I mentioned previously, this is likely due to my appalling lack of skill and patience. I would imagine that someone who is accustomed to applying wraps might very well whip these on in no time.
When it comes to nail wraps I guess I love nail polish bottles too much!
Available from Debenhams and Heatons for €6.95 a pack.
What are your thoughts on nail wraps? Have you tried Mylene Nails?