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This Week’s Nails – Sephora by OPI Nail Wraps

Well the summer holidays are officially over as tomorrow I get to meet my new class and begin another year of teaching…my 3rd one! I always sleep badly the night before a new school year and I’m sure tonight will be no different as I think about all the things I want to do with the children this year and all the little admin jobs I wish I had done at the start of the summer holiday as opposed to leaving them all to the last minute!

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Today’s post is to share one of my favourite pieces of nail art. When I was in America over the summer, I obviously had to pay a visit (or two!) to the beauty mecca that is Sephora. While I was perusing the nail varnish aisles, I noticed these rather cool nail wraps from a collaboration between Sephora and OPI. I absolutely love the pattern and colours used…a very Jackson Pollock-esque splatter effect!

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I haven’t used nail wraps for a little while, mainly because the last few sets I bought were pretty poor quality and either puckered on the nail or lasted about a day. So I was slightly apprehensive about using these ones but decided to pop them in my basket and last night I sat down to try them out.

One thing I notice straight away was that they are actually made of nail varnish – they smell like nail varnish and behave like it on your nails. They are really easy to use and adhere to your nail very smoothly.

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Once I had removed the clear top layer and sticky bottom layer, I was left with a very thin piece of nail polish to place on my nails and then I simply used a nail file to tidy up the edges. It took me about 15 minutes to do all 10 nails and here is the finished look:

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I LOVE these nail wraps and am kicking myself for not picking up a couple more packs while I was in the States!

I would usually apply a topcoat but I wanted to test the longevity of these wraps and so left them as they are and after two showers, a pretty hands-on day at school sorting my classroom out and cooking dinner, I can confirm that all 10 nails are looking good without any chips or puckering.

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Right, I am off to watch Bake Off (love Tuesday nights now!) and hopefully get an early night so I am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed tomorrow morning! Good Luck to all my fellow teachers for the first few weeks back! xxx

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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