I am back with my normal post for the day. It's been a while since I did a review, so that's what you get today. :)
I was contacted recently by University Nail Pax to try out their new line of nail wraps that feature college logos and mascots. Cool idea!
I liked how these came packaged. It doesn't seem cheap like some other brands can.
The package folds open to reveal instructions on top with the wraps beneath. One package actually comes with 2 sheets of wraps but there is one hiding in a little flap behind the instructions (these are the ones visible from the front).
So this is what you get: 2 sheets of wraps like this one as well as a coarse nail file. The file is a good size, much bigger than the ones that come with most nail appliqués I have tried. I can definitely keep the file and be able to get a lot more use out of it.
I wanted to give extra emphasis to the instructions because there is a key part that makes a HUGE difference in how easily and neatly these strips will apply. I highlighted it below. Maybe I am the only one who didn't already know this, but I couldn't believe how much easier and faster these applied the second time I tried just by starting application from the cuticle up instead of pushing down from the middle to the sides of the nail. I am sure this is great to know for other nail strips as well!
I am really not proud of how these turned out. But since it's my first attempt, I'm sure you'll forgive me. ;) This is pre-paying attention to the directions. haha (These are the North Carolina State wraps by the way.)You can see that there are a ton of bubbly wrinkles and it's just not looking good. It probably took me a good 45 minutes to get them this way.
Out of frustration at how badly my first attempt turned out, I went back to the instructions to see if I was missing any important details. It seems like every brand of nail strip has variances in their application process. That's when I saw that I needed to try applying them from the cuticle up! I had another design to try out (this one from Kansas State University) and I am happy to say it took me only 10-15 minutes to apply these with MUCH neater results! Still not completely perfect, but I'm happy with it!
Overall I would definitely recommend these wraps. They are a fun, extra way to show some school spirit and pride. Just follow the directions and you'll be good. ;)
Right now, there are 24 schools offered with more on the way in the coming weeks. I look forward to there being a larger selection since there weren't any currently available that I personal identify with.
The University Nail Pax can be found *here* and retail for $12.
Tell me what you think of these new nail wraps!
*Products sent to me for review in exchange for my honest opinions.