How to apply nail wraps

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Heard about nail wraps? They’re a fun, easy way to create a super-glossy nail colour or a mani with an intricate design or pattern in a few minutes flat. Kangol sent us a pack of their new Kangol Xtras Hot Tip designer nail wraps, R49, the other day. They’re ‘100% shiny’, and have ‘zero drying time’ and ‘smudging’.

nail wraps

These are available in leopard print too, just so you know…

To apply them, it’s all too easy really. Simply slide them out of the pack and select a wrap that’s sized to suit your nail.

nail wraps being applied

Hold the silver tab and peel it off the strip.

Place the rounded end at the top of your nail, just beneath your cuticle.

wraps for nails

Net so…

Smooth it onto the nail surface and remove the surplus by folding the wrap underneath the tip of your nail before carefully tearing it away.

wraps for nails 2

Excess be gone!

Just like that you’ve got a gorgeous zebra mani that looks as though you’ve spent hours with a nail art pen to get it!

zebra nail wraps


Kangol claim that your newly wrapped nails should last for seven days, but that’s stretching it a little. If you’re extra careful with your hands, you could get a good two days worth of wear, but the moment you decide to do the dishes without gloves or attempt to open a can o’ Coke Lite, your mani could be dunzo. Still, it’s a great way to spice up your look for a special occasion.

Have you tried nail wraps? Tell us what you think!


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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Nancy Katy

    Beautiful.. i have tried nail wraps and i love them.
    Love zebra Design….

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I must admit I have no tried them yet, because I can make nice manicure just in few min with few colors. So never had a need for them, but my sis- in- law loves them.

    7 years ago •

  1. Cecile

    These looks easy to use! Where can I find them?

    7 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Can’t wait to try!!! Love these :)

    7 years ago •

  1. NailQueen

    I found it so difficult to apply these the first time round, but they were great with the second attempt.

    7 years ago •

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