I’m going to start by saying that nail wraps are not my friend. I have tried a couple of different brands and by the end of it, I just wish I had painted my nails instead. So far, I’ve tried Sally Hansen, OPI, and Perl and no luck. Sometimes the strips were too thin other times, too thick. Out of those three fails, the Sally Hansen ones were the best, so when I was offered the opportunity to review some NCLA nail wraps from Nail Polish Canada I really had nothing to lose.
NCLA has some of the edgiest and funkiest nail wrap designs I have ever seen! The designs are unapologetically loud and attention-grabbing and I was praying that these would work with my incredibly C-curved nails.
Each package comes with a full-sized nail file and two sheets of nail wraps with a total of 44 self-adhesive nail wraps. You can get more than one manicure out of one set or many more if you just use a few of the nail wraps as accent nails which is what I decided to do. There are also a variety of nail sizes since not all nails are the same!
The instructions say to apply a coat of clear nail polish first to give the nail wraps a tackier surface to adhere to. I cannot stress how helpful this is to do! You can see right away what my problem is with nail wraps…because my nails curve quite a bit, every time the nail wrap reaches the tip of my nail, it creases no matter how much I smooth and stretch.
Despite the issues I encountered, these have got to be the best nail wraps I have tried so far! I found these much easier to use than the Sally Hansen nails strips and the amount of stretch each nail wrap has is quite surprising! I don’t know how many times I pulled and re-applied these wraps to adjust to the curve on my nail, but wow did they ever hold up and stay sticky! As for longevity, the last picture was taken after about 3 days of wear and I honestly believe these would have lasted the whole week if it weren’t for my ultra-curved nails which caused lifting in areas where creasing was present. I haven’t given up on nail wraps though and I will try again soon! I am determined to make these work for me, but I definitely feel that if you have flatter nail beds these will look smooth and seamless. Overall, the quality of these NCLA nail wraps is amazing and the longevity and ease of application were great!
NCLA nail wraps can be found for $16 CDN at Nail Polish Canada with free shipping!
PR sample sent to me for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are of course my own!