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Mani Monday – Thumbs Up Nail Wraps

I wasn’t sure whether to post this as I don’t like writing overly negative reviews but then I thought about the type of reviews that I like to read and trust and they are the honest ones. The ones where not everything is amazing and solves all skin problems in one application…and the cynical blog reader in me would say that these honest reviews are getting rarer with the abundance of sponsored posts popping up nowadays.

I received these Thumbs Up nail wraps in a recent Birchbox in the Rosa design. I loved them but thought it was a little mean to only include 5 wraps to try out! Luckily, they were long enough for me to be able to cover two nails per wrap but that’s probably the most positive thing I have to say about this product.


Firstly, the application was tricky to say the least. I wear nail wraps a lot and these puckered almost as soon as I applied them and were very tricky to smooth out.


Secondly, the design, which looked lovely in the packet, was completely lost on nude nails. This may have looked good on a white base but I’ve never had much success with applying nail wraps on top of nail varnish.


Despite not being very keen on the final finish or look of these nail wraps, I decided to leave them on for a few days…only to wash my hair and have 8 out of 10 of them peel off after washing my hair the next morning, despite a layer of topcoat.

Whilst the design of these looked great, I wouldn’t use Thumbs Up again…they get a big Thumbs Down from me.



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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