Good morning! You may remember a while back that I reviewed a set of NCLA Nail Wraps, which you can see here. I have one more set to show you today, this design is called Wax Print!
I've been waiting to show you the second set until I could find a time to test the wear, but that idea kind of failed. My busy life and ridiculous pile of polishes to swatch, along with inability to tolerate having the same thing on my nails for more than two days made that pretty much impossible.
Since I think that all-over patterns can sometimes be a bit much (and to extend the life of the packages of wraps) I prefer to use them as accent nails. That's what is what I chose to do with the last set, and I did the same with these to create a cool skittlette mani!
As with the last set, I wore these wraps for two days with no lifting or any signs of wear. Following the instructions, I added a top coat to protect them after applying. Here I've used two coats of Seche Vite.
I covered all of the application in my previous post, so I'll just paste the same thing here again:
Along with the wraps, each package comes with a set of instructions and a nail file. These wraps were very easy to use: choose the size that best fits your nail, peel off, place on your nail, stretch and rub to remove any air bubbles or wrinkles, file off the excess at the edge, and top coat. The great thing about these is that if you don't get it on the first try, you can quickly remove it and try again. They were pretty stretchy, and it was super easy to get the completely smooth finish that I've been missing from other brands of wraps. In case I'm making no sense, ChrissyAi posted a video on applying these wraps!
I feel like I do need to address the issue of removal, as several bloggers have mentioned having bad damage to their nails after removing (take a look at this). When I posted my initial review, I had not read anyone else's yet; I had applied and removed the wraps with no problem so I made no mention of it. After reading multiple posts on the removal, I paid extra attention this time.
Since the nail wraps aren't made with real polish, they are supposed to just peel right off which causes damage. I obviously didn't read this the first time around, because I tried to soak them off anyways, haha! Good thing, too! So, as with last time, I doubled up on basecoat, applied the wraps, and added two coats of Seche Vite. When it came to removal, I soaked them with remover to remove the top coat and loosen up the base coat, and then used an orange stick to gently push the wrap off, starting from the cuticle. This method of removal probably takes longer than simply peeling, but I'd say it's totally worth it if you're at all invested in the health of your nails.
My thumbs and index fingers are two coats of Butter London Stag Do, and my pinky is an accent of three coats of Butter London Dosh. I mixed it up on my right hand with some differently-patterned wraps; I think the one on my right ring finger is my favourite! Excuse the awkward hand pose...
NCLA Nail Wraps are now available for purchase through Nail Polish Canada for $16CAD per set of wraps; you can find this specific set here. To see the whole selection offered by NPC, clicky here. With 40 individual wraps in one set, you'll get a lot of manis, especially if you use them as accent nails!
Overall, I really like this set of wraps as well! The designs are really unique, and the wide variety within the one pack makes them ideal if you're looking for accent nails! :)
Disclaimer: The products in this post were sent to me for review.