So for this design I’ve used some ‘Nail Apps’ by OPI in the style called ‘Fishnet’. I’ve used them before, and they are really amazing for a nail wrap – they apply well as they’re flexible and sticky enough, and they don’t chip as easily as normal nail wraps (these are made from real nail lacquer), but they do smell rather strong.
I decided to elevate them from normal nail wraps to nail wraps of the sea gods by adding subtle and controlled sea-themed embellishments. I find it very hard not add to much and know when to stop. At first I only wanted to do an accent nail, but then the other nails looked to naked…
As these are applied and not painted, my right hand was able to make my left hand look pretty for once. Fortunately my non-dominant hand could even manage the placement of some charms, so I went out looking even more like a normal person. (I only ever have one hand painted, and I doubt anyone ever notices but it does worry me in case they think I’m trying to start a strange trend or something.) Look how cute that wee seahorse is!
So it was my birthday yesterday, yaay happy birthday to me! I knew my dad was taking me out for lunch, so obviously didn’t want naked nails. But when I got in on Wednesday night after work, I was too
lazy tired to actually paint my nails so opted to try out another set of OPI real lacquer strips, this time ‘Sequins’. I’ve worn them twice before, but never this design. If you can’t be bothered reading my previous posts, I’ll do a little re-cap.
They apply really well – flexible, sticky but not too sticky that you can’t correct them if you place it wrong, easy to file the ends off, easy to cut to size if the pre-shaped sizes don’t fit. They come off easily with nail varnish remover. But! They do stink! Like even worse than some of my nail polishes. Be warned!
So in the packet these looked a little bit icky, I just didn’t know when I would wear them and they looked a bit cheap. I’ve been so busy lately (Unexpectedly I must add, hence no posts since last week – I apologize), that I’ve not had the time to paint my nails nor really been in the mood! Hello faithful nail wrap friend. After applying them I actually really like the look. My nails are in terrible condition, all short and peely, but I think these help to camouflage their dire length. The design has a lovely shimmer, and as I’ve told everyone before OPI ‘Nail Apps’ apply very well: flexible enough to hug round your nail, re-placable incase you’re squint at first but sticky enough to stay when put and lighter feeling than other nail wraps. But, they do stink as they are ‘pure lacquer’.
So, the give-away is over! Thanks for all the comments, and entries guys. Drum-roll please…
The winners are as follows!
1) Rose who will be happily ever rose
2) Coretta Hunter who is ‘puzzling my mind‘
3) Jessie who likes to Buy all the colours!
4) Niki from colour me niki
5) Julie who is short and sweet in texas
Well done them! I have emailed the winners and I hope they really enjoy using them.
It would be interesting to see how yous rate them!
So I really liked wearing these ‘nail apps’. As I previously said they were nice to apply and lasted well and when removing them, all I needed was nail varnish remover – they didn’t need scraped off, or leave a sticky residue. Brill! So as they were such a bargain and it was such a good product, I thought ‘Hey, I’d like to share these with folk’. So I went out and bought 5 more sets. Personally I thought maybe one set each for 5 winners was more exciting than one big bundle for one winner?… Anyway, the give-away isn’t for anything in particular, no milestone or anything. I personally dislike it when give-aways are like ‘Tweet my Twitter’, and ‘Follow my Instagram’ or whatever else because I don’t have these things so I can never actually enter. Due to this I’ve made it quite easy to enter (I hope – I’ve never used rafflecopter, I’m not sure how it works, so I was kind of winging it! I just hope it works..). Give it a go!
Enter the giveaway here ! And let me know if there’s any problems.
Here are the ‘apps’ up for grabs! From left to right: ‘Blk/Grey Rattlesnake’, ‘Sequins’, ‘Parisians’, ‘Floral’, ‘Geometric Sparkle’.
It’s international, seeing as they’ll be quite cheap to post – just make sure your country won’t deem the package dangerous or anything weird like that (I know some places have some odd restrictions).
5 people will win one set of ‘Nail Apps’, the design the winners will be sent will be randomly picked.
I bought these products myself. I’m not gaining financially, etc from doing this, etc, etc whatever everyone else says in their disclosures.
The Give-away is ‘open’ for a week-ish! Good Luck!
So my nails are in a terrible, terrible state. They’re dry, and peely, and short and yuck! With them being so ugly and too depressing to paint on I went for nail wraps. Or rather ‘Nail Apps’ from O.P.I. On the packaging it says they are ‘100% pure lacquer’, I’ve never tried wraps like that before or any O.P.I stuff as it’s usually pretty darn expensive. The ‘Nail Apps’ are r.r.p at £7.59-£9.99, this is true, and I’d never pay that but I picked them up at ‘B&M’ for… £1.99. Wow wow wow. I ended up buying five different sets… Technically £50 worth for £10. Bargain!
They applied nicely; they stuck to the nail well, they didn’t wrinkle too much like some other brands (I messed up my thumb…), as of yet they haven’t chipped or anything. But they smell like actual nail varnish – which I suppose I should have expected seeing as that’s what they technically are but I just didn’t realise just how much they would stink. They do have a lovely over-all look to them! I’m impressed but I’m glad I only paid £1.99 for them, maybe I’m just a cheap-skate though…
This design is ‘Reptile’.