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).
( 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.
This is another left over nail wrap design. I painted my nails with a base colour, used the scraps of nail wraps, and finished with some striping tape. Easy peasy! (Why Oriental Rose? It kind of reminds me of Japan, maybe the colour combination?…)
So for some reason I keep all the off cuts and extra nail wraps that don’t fit, instead of just throwing them out. I mean, I suppose subconsciously I keep them in-case I want to wear one as an accent nail, seeing as there’s never enough left for another set. So today I decided to put them to another use by cutting them into shapes and sticking them all together! Hooray. It was a little bit faffy, but they turned out okay! These are all from Primark, so really cheap and don’t really stay on for that long but look okay.
I had some leopard nail wraps left (the sizes you can’t use, off cuts, etc) and paired them with a teal colour as today I got my hair dyed – teal! Quick, simple, no mess nails.
These are some nail wraps I bought in Primark for… £1! They applied quite well: they were stretchy enough so as not to get wrinkles but this made them prone to the excess kind of snapping off, rather than having to nail file it off. The design isn’t bad either! Sometimes the cheaper one can be a bit naff.