I have received this beauty book today and inside are some fabulous transfers that look amazingly fun .
I had entered a competition over on twitter with Claire's and was surprised to get a direct message telling me I had to choose A,B or C . I chose C due to their picture saying it was a surprise and I love surprises.
Given that it was only yesterday I found out , I was very shocked to receive it this morning so soon , amazing!
Rock beauty - Rock book can be bought from Claire's (Unfortunately they are not on their online store at the moment) but if you are impatient you can buy them online over at Find me a gift for a little extra .
Costs - £10.00
About this Product
This amazing beauty gift set will help you get a dazzling look without hours of practise! Amazing nail and eye makeup ideas for special occasions and parties, this magic little box holds some funky Chevron Nail Wraps, Eye Rock Designer Liners for that cat eye look and a gold star glitter tattoo. You will find each of the transfers between the leaves of the booklet, which explains how to easily apply your look!
What's in the box?
I know there are three seperate parts to this book but I really wanted to show you them one at at a time as the nail wraps look most appealing to me and I am not sure when ,but the eye liner strips will be used for having fun sometime over on the makeup blog so keep an eye out for that .
First of all I want to let you know I have tried these before but not these exact types. I actually used to use the Nail rock Nail wraps a lot through the summer of 2012 , especially on my toes.
The problem back then was the fact that I use my hands a lot and the wraps never stuck on the edges as best as I needed them to so therefore I would peel them off and found it a waste. However using them on my toes seemed to work better for me as they lasted weeks and applied perfectly , no idea why!
This time however I am willing to give them another chance just because I am hoping there formula for stickiness will be better than before. Plus they look too jazzy to leave in the cupboard and waste. Definitly my style of brightness .
There was full instructions in the booklet and this is what it says:-
With a little practice , careful removal of shine from the nail and plenty of firm pressure, you will aquire a stunning , long lasting finish.
Start from the nail edge, peel off the nail rock .
So lets see how this turned out.........
My honest opinion:-
Ok so you know I am going to be brutally honest with you and I do not expect you to think any less.
I am pretty disappointed actually. I was so excited to use these because the pattern is amazing but it all comes down to that same thing with nail wraps.
They are just way too thick to even put on your nails without causing a crease !
I am always getting these but it does not matter what brand or where I get them from , they simply look fake and never go on straight.
My nail wraps have been on less than 2 hours and already the edges are failing to keep the stick to my nail and I am now finding my self pushing them back on hoping they will stay out but it is just not working.
I know they are going to fall of soon as I do the dishes !
They were very fiddly to apply and having to trim them ,made it awkward without being able to touch the adhesive but never the less I completed that part ok.
I actually do think that nail wraps need to be a more thinner material .
They simply look a mess close up and I for one do not like the idea that I have to take them off more than likely later once I get sick of the edges peeling off and catching things.
In my own opinion , I honestly think the old way of applying these wraps by warming them with a hair dryer to soften them so they stretch over the nail easier was a lot more effective even though it was more awkward to do .
I did love the old Nail Rock wraps that used to have to be applied like this as the finish was a lot nicer and cleaner.
I do love the pattern and colours though, I really need to learn to do this by hand , no wraps just polish and a nail art tool and a steady hand .
I love the idea but it simply does not work for me , Maybe I need more practice !
Have you tried Nail wraps, did you have a better experience ?