Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps

A very random purchase of mine recently were these Nail Rock Nail WrapsI have awful nails, I bite them and I also don’t have the most ladylike hands, but I spontaneously bought these to see if they were any good. Currently, there’s a hype with the idea of nail wraps instead of using nail varnish, with celebrities wearing them and nearly all high street shops selling them.

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I got the Dalmatian manicure from for £6.65. At first, this seemed expensive to me, as you only get one strip of nails with 16 wraps altogether. However, the product claims to last up to 7 days on fingernails and 8 weeks on toes, which is longer than nail varnish lasts on mine, usually being only a couple of days. So, I thought I’d give them a try.

I’ve only applied the wraps today, so unfortunately I can’t say how long they’ve lasted yet. But I can give my opinion on the application process.

Peeling the wraps off and sticking them to the nails is simple. The tricky part is cutting them down so that they are the right length for your nails. As I cut mine, I found that they weren’t sticking properly to the tips, so I had to keep applying pressure with my thumb over my nails to get them to stick down.

My nail wraps feel quite jagged as I’ve lost my nail file, which the instructions tell you to use to smooth off the edges. I’m going to buy a new one as right now, my nails feel quite sharp.

Overall, I love the look of them at the moment. If they last as long as they claim to, I’ll definitely buy them in other designs. However, they’re not going to stop me from wearing nail varnish. Close up, I can see the wraps don’t look as nice as nail varnish does. It’s hard to explain with what I mean by ‘nice’, but you can clearly see that they’re ‘wraps’. They give a good shine in the light just like nail varnish, but the sides of the wraps look like they’ll peel off quite soon.

I’ll update this post after I’ve had the wraps on for a few days, with a picture included.

This links to where I purchased mine –


So, this is what my nails look like after 5 days –

As you can see, one of the wraps has completely come off, the others starting to. The tips of the nails have also ripped and started to wear off; I think using a nail file on a constant basis should help this problem, which is something I didn’t do!

I think I’ll still buy nail wraps, as the experience hasn’t put me off, but only every so often as I think they’re quite expensive for how long they actually last.

Sleek Makeup Blush & Pout Polish Lip Conditioner


I’ve been eyeing up Sleek’s makeup stand in Superdrug for a while now, having bought one of their Tinted Lip Conditioners a few months ago.

Their Pout Polish has been compared to Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge, however I think the consistency of Sleek’s Lip Conditioner is much thinner and has more of a glossy coverage, where the Pot Rouges focus more on colour. The only thing I find similar is the packaging.

Even though the Pout Polish has a subtle colour, I love using it throughout the day. It’s really moisturising, and it smells amazing. I just can’t put my finger on what it actually smells like! I bought mine in Peach Perfection.

Sleek Makeup Pout Polish in Peach Perfection – £4.30 (I’ve used this to death as you can see)

My recent purchase from Sleek is their Blush in Flamingo. It appears in the palette as a really scary, bright pink. I immediately thought this could be too much, but having used MAC’s Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet for years, which is a really bright red/pink, I knew how I would apply the colour.

Only a tiny amount is needed on the brush; once it’s on I tap the excess off then I apply it to my cheekbones. It leaves a really pretty pink shade on the cheeks and gives a healthy flush of colour without looking doll-like.

 This blush reminds me of NARS Blush; to me the consistency is pretty much the same, the packaging looks nearly identical and comparing the price of NARS’ at £21, I’d rather buy Sleek’s at a fraction of the price.

Sleek Makeup Blush in Flamingo – £4.30

Sleek Makeup has really impressed me with the quality and the prices; I’ll definitely be going back for something new soon.