Thursday, June 13, 2013

NCLA Nail Wraps in It Don't Matter (& a brief tutorial)

I was contacted by to test and review NCLA Nail Wraps. I was so excited to try out another brand of nail wraps/polish strips. Everyone is pressed for time in this day and age and NCLA Nail Wraps are a saving grace. When you want to have killer nail art but either don't have the time or skill to execute it, NCLA Nail Wraps come to the rescue.

Here is a brief tutorial on how to apply the NCLA Nail Wraps:
Each kit comes with 2 sheets of 22 wraps (good for 3-4 applications), a NCLA nail file, easy-to-follow directions. 
This kit is called It Don't Matter and features a variety of black and white geometric designs. The images below match the instructions described below.
1. Apply a base coat to clean nails.
2. Choose the size and design that you would like to wear. Peel the chosen strip off of the backing.
3. Line the curved side up with your cuticle. Stretch the strip and smooth out the bubbles.
4. File off the excess in a downward motion using the included file.
5. Apply a top coat to seal and protect your nail wrap.

The result...

The Verdict:
These are a time saver. They are quite durable. These are beautiful without the painstaking work of creating these designs as nail art. NCLA Nail Wraps can be worn as a full manicure or as accent nails. The wraps come in a variety of sizes. I have VERY small fingers so it made it somewhat difficult to wear this as a full mani. I don't know if there are strips small enough for my pinkies. That being said, these can be cut so they can be the appropriate size.  I would definitely recommend these to anyone and everyone. Go pick some out today!

There are 29 different designs to choose from on and they retail for $16.00 for one set.

Polishes used: Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein (base coat), Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender (top coat), essie Barefoot in Blue


  1. Wow, your nails look spectacular!!! Great tutorial too :)

    1. Thank you so much, you're too sweet:)

  2. I've never tried wraps but I really like the looks of these. Going to have to give them a go!

    1. The NCLA ones are so easy to use. Some brands the "polish strips" are too thick and do not stick well. These are so easy and fun too!

  3. Those are really cute wraps, I've always been a little intimidated by wraps and stickers, I cant even get the film on my iphone screen on properly! I like that you use these for accents, I think that is a really good idea and easier for me to start with

    --Jennifer Dysart

    1. Hahaha. Yeah I have the same problem with the protective iphone screens! These are a little more forgiving though. They are sticky but you can pick them up and realign them as long as you start by lightly lining it up. They are stuck for good once you press/stretch them.