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~*~*~ Rebel Nails Nail Wraps ~*~*~
~ What are they? ~
These nail wraps come in a small card sleeve type package, opening up the flap you will be able to remove a single piece of shiny card which is held inside a clear plastic protective sleeve. On the card you will see two rows of eight nail shaped transfers. These are then used instead of nail varnish and are a brilliant way of adding a funky pattern to your nails without salon prices!
~ Price & Availability ~
Until I came to write this review I was completely unaware that Rebel Nail Wraps were available from their own website I assumed that they were just a discount brand that were available in Poundland, B&M, Home Bargains and the like. But now I know differently. They are available in the places I mentioned priced between £1 - £2.99 and there is also a massive range available on -
~ Patterns available ~
Well this is quite extensive, I bought black and gold cheetah print, black and gold zebra print, pink and black cheetah print and plain black wraps but looking at the website the list is really quite big and there are some really cool designs available.
On the left hand side of the site you can choose from -
* Latest Nail Art Wrap Designs
* Autumn - Winter 2012
* Christmas Nail Art
* X Factor Favourites
* Perfect Tips
* Plain Nail Art
* Pattern Nail Art
* Animal Print
* Foils and Metallic
* Lace Collection
* Limited Edition
* 22 Carat Gold
As well as other options for other body art designs.
After taking a brief look at the site the prices at around £7.99 for most designs. I have clicked on the Christmas link and I do think these are quite cool indeed. Of course I now have to check them all out!
Having looked through all the links now I have to say I am well impressed with some of the awesome wraps available. I can also say that the 22 Carat Gold designs are not currently in stock.
~ Why did I buy them? ~
I bought them after spotting them cheaply priced in B&M's they were priced at two packs for £3 and I wasn't going to leave them there at that price it was in there I bought the black and gold designs. I also spotted pink and black leopard print wraps in Poundland and bought three packs. It was there I bought the plain black glossy wraps too.
I thought this would make doing my nails a whole lot quicker and I really liked the designs. I also liked the idea of the nail wraps too.
~ Using them ~
Using these is very different to applying nail varnish, you need to pick the right size wrap for each nail and they need to be applied with the curved edge at the bottom (cuticle) part of the nail. They can be trimmed to size but I would advise to do this before you remove the nail from the backing slip.
My nails are not very long so I was able to snip each transfer in half which meant I got double the amount for my money in the end! The transfers are long, I would estimate about an inch or so in length and they go down in sizes very much like the way false nails do.
You need to size them and then peel them from the backing paper, lift them from the flat edge as you don't want to touch the bottom part as you need the adhesive to stay put! You then need to heat the wrap up for about ten seconds using a hair dryer and then quickly apply it to your nail. Smooth the wrap out over your nail using your thumb/finger and the orange stick provided. Once it is on the nail you may well find you have excess wrap that needs removing. I do this using a nail file. At the edge of your nail you will be able to bend the excess wrap and then file it off using downward strokes, you will soon see that the excess simply falls off and leaves a really neat and tidy edge.
~ My Thoughts ~
I am very impressed with the end result but I would never call it a quick process. When you get the rhythm going it does get easier and the end results are well worth it. I found that the wraps lasted between five and eight days depending on what ones I used, the black and gold lasted the shortest and I think this is due to them being thicker as they are glittery, I liked them anyway and will certainly be using them again, and now I have been made aware of the website and seen whats available I will be buying them there too. They are also available on Amazon.
Thanks for reading :o) x
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