Thursday, 23 June 2011

Sportsgirl Accessory Haul + Nail Rock

There are sales everywhere for the end of financial year sales. During the weekend, I went to Sportsgirl and there were a huge range of accessories on sale at 50 % of the red ticketed price. I came home with a few bits n pieces including some innovative and funky 'nail wraps'.

Jade green bracelet with diamonte designed florals

Gorgeous snowflake/flower earrings

Nail Rock Gold Lace on White design nail wraps

'Stick-on' nail strips/wraps have become a huge success this year as the funky and trendy designs are bound to attract everyone's attention! I discovered Nail Rock at Sportsgirl and picked up the design called 'Gold Lace on White'. Nail Rock is based in the UK and you can find their whole range of designs here.

I'm yet to try these on as I'm planning to wear these when I go interstate next month. Each pack includes 24 nail wraps and is made in the UK. The nail wraps, as they call it, are wide enough to fit on your toes! So, if you're going to wear them on your finger nails you can always trim the edges.

You need heat (hair dryer)  to apply these Nail Rock Wraps to your nails. I'll include a description from the site to this post on how to apply them and I will write up a review when I've tried these on. 

How to apply Nail Rock:
1. Ease back cuticle and ensure nails are bare and free of nail polish.
2. Shape and file the nail edge.
3. Gently remove surface shine using a nail buffer or a smooth nail file.
4. Select Nail Rock Wrap that best suits your cuticle size. These can be trimmed to fit if needed.
5. Do not touch the adhesive side of the wrap that will be used on your nail.
6. Place at the cuticle edge and apply heat from a small or travel hairdryer for a few seconds until the wrap is hot, soft and pliable.

It is important to keep the Nail Rock hot and pliable throughout the process, heating until it goes soft at each stage. The heat activates the adhesive and allows Nail Rock to fit over the curve of the nail. 

7. While the wrap is still hot, applying firm pressure, press the wrap down onto one side of the nail. Re-heat, making sure the wrap is soft again and firmly press it down onto the other side of the nail.
8. Heat again and push firmly over the entire nail for a secure fit. If there is a crease; re-heat, gently lift the wrap off the nail and reapply adding further heat and firm pressure.
9. To complete the seal, heat the whole area again and then gently pull the excess part of the wrap over the filed edge of the nail so that the shape of the edge becomes apparent through the wrap. Pull firmly but be careful not to stretch the wrap.
10. File off excess wrap at the end of the nail in a downward motion with a fine wooden file.

A little practice, careful removal of the shine from the nail, plenty of heat and firm pressure will result in a stunning, long lasting finish. 

The process sounds quite lengthy and the use of heat from a small handheld hairdryer sounds tedious, though I do hope these nail wraps last long on my nails.

You could also purchase the 'Furry Cheetah' nail design on the Sportsgirl website in the SALE section.

Right now, Sportsgirl is offering a further 25% off aready reduced items! 

Have you been to the Sportsgirl sale yet?
What do you think of Nail Rock Nail Wraps?



  1. The nail wraps caught my interest. How much did they cost? I'd love to see them on you!

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  3. These nail wraps were rrp$14.95 and then reduced $4.95. Great price considering there are 24 strips in each pack. I'm planning on wearing these next month when I go interstate, so keep an eye out for a review!