This is another 2-in-1 product post as I had a chance to try out two new items for this nail art post.
First up is another high-shine glossy nail varnish from Barry M’s Gelly range in the shade ‘Blood Orange’. I have already written about how much I love these nail varnishes and I fear I may have to purchase the whole lot as the application, shine and wear of them are great.
The shade is a vibrant, bright red. Here it is after one coat, which I was pretty pleased with.
But here it is after a second coat and as you can see it is much more glossy and has a lovely gel-like shine to it. With a second coat, the colour darkened slightly and I think it is a great classic red shade to have in your collection.
Whilst I love experimenting with nail art, I think I had forgotten just how classic plain red nails look so I did keep my nails like this for a few days but after a DT session with my class, which included saws, sandpaper and glue-guns, I had to do a touch-up mid-week so decided to try out my new nail wraps.
These nail wraps by Le Glow were a real bargain and, whilst not flowery, reminded me of a lace-like pattern, hence the title of today’s post.
I liked them because, unlike the other nail wraps I own, these are partly see-through meaning I can create lots of different looks depending on the base coat I apply underneath them.
I began by cutting the strips to the correct length for my nails. I found that one strip would actually cover two nails if I cut it in half which meant I in effect doubled my usage from this pack…one benefit of having small, short nails I guess!
These nail wraps were not really very sticky but I actually liked this as it meant I could keep repositioning them until I had them exactly where I wanted them on the nails.
Seeing as the adhesive was quite weak, I sealed the nail wraps with a few layers of a clear topcoat and here they are…
I think they are very effective and offer a unique but very wearable look. I am looking forward to using them with different base coats too and I will keep my eyes open for other nail wraps by this brand.