Hey everyone! How are you? I’ve had a bit of an eventful couple of days – I’m learning to drive but I’ve just been rear-ended on a roundabout so it might be a while before I can get back behind the wheel as our car is almost certainly written off it was a shock and a half but could have been so much worse so I’m counting my lucky stars!
First of all I want to thank Lynz for her patience with me as it took me quite a while to get this review up, my life schedule is way too busy for my liking!
She kindly sent me these beautiful water decal full nail wraps which were a lot of fun to try out and I love the designs on them, especially the super cute skull designs! I must forewarn you that my application of these was a little on the shaky-hand side of things so on most people these will look perfect! I’ve never tried water decals of any kind before so for me the first two were trial-and error, you can probably guess which they were .
The Snowy Day design.
The Colour Splatter 1 design *I think!*.
The Skull & Stripes design. (My fave!).
The application is as follows (according to the packaging and the info on the website!):
- Apply a basecoat.
- Cut out the decal. I found that if you cut it to slightly larger than your actual nail it allows for easier manouvrement on the nail! I also found that if you leave it a good 5mm longer than your nail you can trim it down afterwards because if you cut it to shape it is almost always too short/too fiddly to apply!
- Place in warm water for 20-30 seconds using tweezers. I found that the time required is a little shorter, more like 10-15 seconds as too long and it loses its sticky!
- Remove from water and pat dry on a paper towel using tweezers.
- Slide the decal from the backing paper and apply to the nail using tweezers. I found it easiest to line up the rounded edge by the cuticle, then press down at the centre and smooth it outwards.
- Smooth down to cover the whole nail, then use nail scissors to trim off any excess.
- Apply clear topcoat to protect the design. I used Revlon Quick Dry topcoat – my absolute favourite .
Unfortunately I only had big paper scissors to hand as I’ve never really had a need for nail scissors which is why some of the edges are slightly raggedy – you will definitely get a neater cut with nail scissors which is why they are on my shopping list now!
I think the application definitely gets easier with practice; I found the first couple of attempts quite fiddly but I soon got the hang of it. The wraps are easily removed, too, with normal nail polish remover.
For me the topcoat at the end was really essential as some little bits of the decals had lost their sticky so it helped to seal it all down.
I really really enjoyed using these and got lots of compliments on ‘my’ nail art! I had to confess in the end that really I didn’t make the art!
These Full Nail Wraps are available from YRNails.com, for just £1.50 for a full set of 12 (this includes a practise wrap so that you can work out how to use them before applying for the first time!) They are generously sized so even if you have wide/long nails or narrow/short nails you will be able to use them. They also come with a full set of instructions.
You can also get 15% off at YRNails.com by ‘liking’ their Facebook page! There will be a small popup on the left of your screen when you first visit the site, where you can ‘like’ the page.
What do you think of these? I certainly enjoyed the new way of applying nail wraps – sometimes I find the pre-glued nail wraps to be very expensive by comparison and I think that the water decals are perfect for a girly pampering session! I also love the super cute site and the artwork, and in general I am pretty much in love with the brand. They do free international shipping on all orders over £10, too. I have already spent at least an hour browsing all the different products on the site, between all the small decals and the full wrap decals – some of them are so cute!
Disclaimer: These wraps were sent to me for honest review my YRNails.com.