Giles: Wrapped Up

If you want more time to spend scoffing Quality Street and downing mulled wine this festive season, then you may be in need of some nail wraps. Fashion designer extrodinaire Giles Deacon has once again partnered with New Look, but this time to launch a range of beauty products. The nail wraps are one of many products, but come in the quirky designs and colours we’ve come to know and love from the designer. Strange animal-print-come-houndstooth and stripey-fuzzy-zigzag, these certainly aren’t for the faint hearted.

The wraps are easy to apply – they have a sticky side so you can peel them from the sheet and apply straight to your nail, ensuring they fit and are positioned centrally so you can smooth out across the edges. Considering there’s no glue or heat involved to get these to stay, the wraps do a pretty good job. I’ve got quite small hands so I only used the three smallest sizes, having to trim the edges of some to ensure they fit. It would be good to have more smaller nail shapes or a mixture to get more out of the sheet – I only got one full set of nails, which at £6.99 is quite pricey. The process isn’t uber speedy, taking 15-20mins to fit a full set, but there’s no polish drying time or smudging – always a bonus.

I do like the designs and the fact they’re so easy to use. They stayed on my nails for a good few days without too much of a problem, coming loose after about day three. These are perfect for a special occasion or if you know you can’t be bothered to faff around beautifying your nails, but maybe not an every day occurance. There are so many nail wraps out there now it’s nice to see something a bit more glam and different. You do pay for the designer name, but hey ho, it’s Christmas… treat yourself.

Available to buy from New Look exclusively priced £6.99.



  1. Jimjams
    December 22, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    They make ur nails look longer when they are on!! Mine are longer than yours but I still thought they were too short to use wraps!! Maybe not!

  2. London Beauty Queen
    December 22, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    You can put them on no matter how short your nails are as the wrap just sticks to the nail. Think of it like a sheet of nail polish!

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