Friday, October 7, 2016

Glossique - Nail Wraps Review

I received products in exchange for review from Glossique Nail Deco.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

I like fun and funky art designs on nails, but I will not go to a manicurist and pay to get it done. For one, I don't have the extra money. For two, I used to do it and my real nails always suffered. The glue would inevitably ruin them.

Glossique , a nail wrap retail company, allows me to express moods and fun colors on my nails without damaging them. Their nail wraps give you a high-end salon look in the convenience of your home.  The nail wraps come in both regular and petite sizes.
I received two sets of Glossique's Halloween nail wraps for review.  Each set of 19 nail shields and instructions arrived on a flat card. The instructions are easy to understand and there are six steps to applying the nail shields. It's important that your nails are free from dirt or nail polish before applying the Glossique nail wraps. You can remedy this by applying alcohol wipes or acetone to all nails. Once you have matched your finger or toenail to the shield that fits it best,you cut the nail deco out of the card and then cut it in half.  This makes it so one strip will cover two fingers or toes.  Once you've done that, you apply the rounded end of the deco wrap to your nail and firmly press down around all sides.  You then trim off any excess with sharp manicure scissors.
I found it to be fairly easy to apply the nail wraps, and I appreciate that no heat is required to keep them in place.  I've used nail wraps that require heat and it's hard to finagle a heating device while trying to apply a wrap.  I'm sure the nail wraps I've applied would look more rounded and refined if I used an emery board to file the tips of the nails.  But I have a sensory issue with manicure files and will not use them.

The nail wraps are free of any chemicals and they will last up to two weeks on fingers.  I've been wearing them for a few days now and they're still in good shape. It looks like my nails have been professionally and artistically painted.  The nail wraps last longer than regular nail polish. They can be completely removed by breaking the seal underneath the edges of your fingernails and peeling them off.  Sure beats going to a manicurist!
Have you ever used nail wraps before?  What designs from Glossique do you like the best?


Theresa Mahoney said...

I've always wanted to try these. It sure does beat going to a profession. Much cheaper with the same results!