Rose Garden…

So I have quite a stash of nail wraps and felt in the mood to do something with them. I liked a £1 set from Primark but I wasn’t in a Black colour mood. (Anyone else take colour moods?) I thought it would be quite cool to cut round the roses and put them onto a colour a was diggin’ that day – a lovely, intense blue glitter from Barry M. The photo does not show how endless it is, or how glossy it is!

Glitter Rose Garden

These are the nail wraps before I butchered them, a bit too dull looking for how I was feeling that day. So what do you guys think was it worth the effort, or  did I just waste some nail wraps?

Rose Nail Wraps

Blinged up Wraps…

So again, I went for customizing nail wraps instead of painting a design. The wraps themselves were kinda cute – love heart scales but a little bit too ‘sweet’ for my usual tastes. I made them even worse by adding some gems! Hooray. They’re already doing my nut in though as the gems stick out quite far from the nail (and managed to lose one on my index finger before I got a photo).
Gem Wraps

Nail Wrap Evolution…

( I saw this on another blog and totally wanted to link back – I even commented on their own version being like “aww I’ll have to try this!” or something along those lines, but it was too far back in my archives to find again! If that was you, tell me! )

UPDATE! I saw the idea to paint on-top of nail wraps Nail Matsuri (Finally found it! A few months too late but hey!).

I have a massive collection of nail wraps, but admittedly don’t use them enough (hence I’ve got a collection…). I’ve done other things in the past with left-over scraps, like mashing them together or wearing them with nail varnish. But when I saw the idea of painting on top of the nails wraps to make them different, I thought brilliant! I chose a complex design that I could never have painted myself , I think this is a great idea for making unique looking nail wraps.

1) The wraps themselves are out of Savers, so they aren’t great quality (cost me 99p) – they wrinkled loads and were pretty stiff. This is them originally.
2) I then decided that silver would be a good companion colour, and it did change the look of them!
3) Finally, not being content with such an easy make-over, I decided to add some black half pearls. I’m still undecided as to whether these actually enhance the design….
4) Finally finally, (I need to learn when to stop…) I then filed down the pearls, to give them a flat top. Why, I don’t know –  curiosity as to what they’d look like maybe? I kinda like them, they almost look like rivets. I wasn’t brave enough to do them all. and you’ll notice that the top coat kind of lifted the nail varnish off the wraps a little.

Nail Wrap Evolution