28 April 2014

#rainbownailsblog - Black and White

Ok so I get that black and white don't really belong on the list of rainbow colours but someone suggested a black and white week at the start of the project, and lets face it being able to add black or white to the other colours does give us masses of fun shades to play with so who am I to deny them a place? 

stick on nail effects

Though I'm generally a polish girl, I remembered these Sally Hanson Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips that have been sat in a box upstairs for quite some time and thought B&W week would be the perfect time to finally break them out. 

Now, I'll put my hands up and admit I'd never used this kind of thing before at all - but boy are they hard work?! According to the instuctions I should have been able to just peel and stick, but these would just not stick to anything least of all my finger nails! I finally gave up trying to just get them to do it on their own and attached them with clear nail polish which more or less worked. . . . but then I ended up ripping half the ends when trying to 'shape' them as directed with the nail file included in the pack! 

sally hansen not very good

All in all, while the design is fun (and fits into my colour scheme for thew week) and is certainly not something I could accomplish on my own with polish, these were not at all worth the effort for me! Too much faffing and fretting for something that only half-worked anyway - I can't even bring myself to do the other hand! 

There's a very good chance that these are a bit duff just because they are quite old - there's an equal (or greater) chance that I was doing something wrong - but they're just not for me, I'll be going straight back to regular old polish for next weeks final installment where we unleash ALL THE COLOUR!

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  1. I always make a mess of these nail wraps. Not my kind of thing either. Too much hassle
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  2. I always find that the wraps look better in the packaging. Putting them on the nails are a bit of a pain in the you know what to apply especially if you don't have the bog standard size nails, even though they come with different sizes there still isn't enough selection for me :(. They do look lovely on though hon. Cant wait to see what you do next week.xx

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    1. Yeah my nails generally seem a bit too big for these anyway, I must have big fingers!

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  3. Not that I'm a nail expert, but I find nail wraps are a bit pants. They just never look real, I wonder if they'd be worth using for a signature nail though? That way it just adds a different look to them, and less faffing.

    The Houndstooth pattern looks very sixties, I'd be tempted to wear them for any kind of 60's style party, but I must agree they're a lot off faffing about

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    1. Hmmm yeah a signature nail might work - I might keep my 'spare' ones to try that with!

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  4. I've only ever tried the Essie nail wraps and I found that those worked quite well once I'd gotten the hang of it! This is a really cute pattern, it's just a shame they were so fiddly to apply!

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  5. I have never tried nail wraps. seems like too much work, but they do look gorgeous on you ;)

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