I went back to my parents house at the weekend and whilst there I popped into Wilko’s, which is a real treat for me as they don’t have any in central London (it’s the little things in life eh?!) I’m on a spending ban until payday (my bank accounts choice, not mine!) but couldn’t resist picking up these cute monochrome grid patterned nail wraps for just £1.
I’m a big fan of nail wraps as they’re a really easy way to jazz up your nails. I love white nails and thought the black grid design on these ones was really cool, and I’d never get them looking this neat if I tried to draw it on my own nails!
The wraps were super easy to apply – just peel and stick them to your own nails and then file off the excess. They also had a good level of stickiness too, as I’ve tried some which are so sticky they get stuck to the finger holding the wrap rather than the nail of another finger, or not sticky enough so they just slide about on the nail. These held in place nicely and didn’t jiggle about whilst filing the ends off.
I did find a couple of my nails were too small for the wraps to fit nicely, other than the tiniest wraps which I needed for my pinkies. I also found the wraps started to unstick slightly at the corners of some nails too. Next time I would definitely put a topcoat over these bad boys straight away to stick them down better (though the instructions don’t include this step). A couple of the stickers actually came off completely when I washed and dried my hands, so hopefully a slick of topcoat would help prevent this too, as I had to reapply them. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.