Review: Primark Polkadot Nails Wraps

Friday, April 19, 2013
I bought these nails wraps from Primark back in February for £1, I said I would review them soon but I forgot...They have been in my nail polish box for ages and I remembered them a couple of days ago so I thought I would review them (better late than never!). 
I tried them a few days ago (standing up in the kitchen - as you do) and I was really surprised at how easy and quick they are to apply. You just peel the 'nail polish' stickers off the paper and place them on your nails, smooth them down and file off the excess! How easy is that! And obviously they are stickers so there is no need to wait for them to dry - which is the part I hate most about painting my nails. Some of the stickers were too big for my nails so I had to cut a couple to make them fit but overall, they were fanastic - now for the disappointing part.

I applied these on Thursday and I added a small amount of my Seche Vite topcoat to the tips (it doesn't say to do this in the instructions) as even after a couple of hours the stickers did start to peel away from the tips of my nails slightly. After going about my day, typing, typing, typing, cleaning etc, I noticed that some of the stickers were 'chipping' or peeling away and flaking off - this is only after about 5/6 hours! After one day they had really worn away from the tips (as you may be able to see from the photograph above) on five nails. 

Overall, a great idea but in practise it isn't! They did apply super quickly and easily and there is no waiting. They also looked great in my opinion, like something from Cath Kidston! And they were only £1. But the longevity was very poor, they only lasted one day and they started peeling and catching on things before then. I think they would be great if you had a party to go to or an evening meal but anything that is longer than one day and they will look awful!

12 comments

  1. I bet they would be fab for a night out and that is about it xx

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  3. It's such a shame these aren't long lasting because they look so cute! How disappointing :(

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  4. I love nail wraps, I just wished they lasted longer. I had some from Paperchase (who knew that they did nail stuff?!), and they looked great for about a day, then started chipping :(

    Yours look so cute in the first pic thou!

    grannygee.blogspot.com

    x

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  5. Such a shame they didn't last very well :( although they do look lovely on your nails! Like you said.. perfect for a one off event or something :D xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. the red ones are so cute! shame they don't last :(

    beautyandtheb1.co.uk

    B xxx

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  7. That's so disappointing they don't last long, I was going to buy them as well don't think il bother now !
    xxx

    http://budgetbeautylove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Shame they don't last, they're so cute as well!

    Rea xx

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  10. Mine lasted for a week, i put a top coat of clear varnish over them and they lasted really well xx

    http://lhdc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I bought some of these from elsewhere, actually have these ones in my cupboard at the moment but haven't used them yet, but I found that putting topcoat on actually made them worse... I found with the Primark ones if you hold them down for a bit after you've first applied them they stick a lot better. Not as well as say the Sally Hansen ones but they are only a pound!!

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