Sep 7, 2014

NOTD: L'oréal nail wraps French Marinière

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Hello sweeties! How is your weekend? 
Since the beginning of the Summer I've been tempted to do a nautical themed manicure, but for some reason I kept putting it off. Until I saw these L'oréal nail wraps in "French marinière" which seemed the perfect excuse to finally go for it.
First things first, the Nail wraps. I've already tried L'oreal nail stickers here, and at that time I was very pleased with them. Let me tell you this time it was a different story. There are 18 stickers in the package that come in different sizes (8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 12, 14 and 16 wide). Only the 12mm width would fit perfectly my ring, middle and index fingernails, but the package only has 2. There are 12 stickers that would only fit my pinkie, and the widest ones aren't wide enough for my thumb :(
I personally do not think to have the wider nails in this world! I'd say my nails are standard.

There were only 4 stickers that I could actually use, so I went with two accent nails in my middle and ring fingernails. I painted the rest of the nails in white using Click #630, did a French tip using Essence Crush on blue, and added a little red bow using OPI So hot it Berns.



Applying the nail stickers was not easy. They were thick and not very flexible, resulting in many wrinkles specially to the sides of the nails. That is so because most Human have slightly curved nails. You can see so in the picture. Ten minutes after I snapped the picture, the sticker shrank, leaving a millimetre of gap as if it was a week of tip wear! I only wore these for a couple of hours before I took them off, and painted my nails in blue. 

I'd say this was a total fail, although I am not sure if the poor quality is just to this design or the whole line, because as I said I did not have that impression in the past. Whatever... They're not the cheapest, so at least they should fit most people's nails, which is not the case. So I would never recommend these to a friend!
Have you tried L'oréal nail wraps? What was your experience with them? Let me know your thoughts and I hope this review was useful for you! 
Love,
Nati

27 comments

  1. I've never used them but judging from the description, I won't - so much trouble. with them. The mani looks lovely though.

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  2. I loooove this nautical themed manicure! Sooo pretty! You've done a great job with it Nati. :-)

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  3. I haven't tried them but sad ton hear about your experiences with them, however I didn't see the problems when just looking at your nails. From a distance it do look perfect but I know how irritating it is when preparing a manicure is a giant mess, I can never truly appreciate the nail art after, even if it looks nice. When I saw this design I actually immediately started to think about Sailor Moon. Have you heard about it? Asian cartoon. :P

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  4. Bueno es una lástima lo del tamaño, pero igual te quedó muy bonita ☺

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  5. Cute! I like a nautical theme :-)

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  6. This is such a cool theme, and it turned out so well! Very creative!

    Keisha xo

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  7. Non ho mai provato wraps in generale, mi inquietano e mi indispongono un po', senza contare quella che è sempre stata una mia paura e che hai reso realtà in questa esperienza.
    Ad ogni modo la manicure che hai creato per sopperire al problema è davvero davvero carina!

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  8. Hola, me encanta tu diseño! Me recuerda a la heroína del anime Sailor Moon ;) hermoso.

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  9. it is nice mani.i am sorry about bad experiance !

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  10. Oh sweet navy style, i love it, thanks for follow me, i follow you now...kisses from el espejo de la belleza!!.

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  11. Una manicura preciosa, muy navy!! Un besito
    El blog de Sunika

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  12. I like what you've done with these but too bad they are so disappointing!

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  13. Ciao cara! Sad to hear about the quality but I do like your design! Sailor inspired! Very cute! Baci! xx

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  14. What a pretty manicure! I like how this looks - shame about the quality :-|

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  15. Pues después de haber pasado un mal rato poniendote los stikers, has conseguido que te queden preciosas. Yo no los he probado, pero con la mala experiencia de aplicación y duración tuyas, desde luego, no creo que lo haga. Con las uñas azul en lugar de las pegatinas seguro que también te han quedado bonitas. Besos Natalia

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  16. This is such a cool manicure but what a shame that the sticker didn't work out for you! Will give this a skip if I see this, I think my money is better used for a new lipstick. LOL!

    Reflection of Sanity

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  17. hmm... these wraps look lovely but it really sucks that the application was so bad!! I don't think I'll be getting them

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  18. hola guapisima!
    al principio te queria dar muchisimas gracias por tu comentario tan amable, me has sacado gran sonrisa y has hecho que mi dia era mas feliz :) muchisimas gracias por eso :)
    y ahora lo de tu post... me encanta como has pintado las unas.. cuanto trabajo! y me imagino muchisima paciencia que desgraciadamente me falta uhh... monos lazos que toque tan femenino! :)))
    me ha gustado muchisimo!!!

    un beso gradisisisisisisismo y abrazo fuertisisisismo :) jiji
    que tenga maravillosa semanita
    muak!

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  19. Que bonita es tu manicura, es marinera total.

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  20. que bonita!!!me ha encantado. tienes una mano buenisima para la manicura ;)
    un besito

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  21. so nice, i love the navy style :)
    kisses
    Carmy1978.com

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  22. Your nails looksuper pretty! What a shame the stickers have duch a disappointing quality, especially because the weren't cheap

    X Sara

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  23. Las manicuras marineras siempre tienen un huequito en mi corazón : )

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  24. Wow Nali, your nails are your canvas....

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  25. Me encanta como te ha quedado ésta manicura marinera, el detalle del lazo muy bonito y ese color azul es precioso. Besotes.

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  26. Sorry to hear the nail stickers shrank (yikes), but it still looks super cute! I love the nautical theme and the girly bows you added. :D

    ~ Yun

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