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Monographic Nails

Apparently monochrome and graphic are a huge trend in clothes and accessories this season and I love it when beauty brands try and incorporate such trends in their products. The latest that I have come across are these Monographic Nail Wraps by KIKO.

I am not sure why I haven't been a massive fan of nail wraps before as I absolutely loved everything about these. Of course the print is bold and on-trend to jazz up any boring, neutral, muted outfit. Besides, it was idiot proof when it came to application and took literally minutes. Say good bye to nail varnish drying time and smudging dilemmas!

Yes I agree I should have used a pretty clutch for the photo below and not a grubby looking Naked Palette but oh well, we learn.

I was afraid the effect was going to look a little unnatural and protruding compared to the typical nail varnish application but it doesn't at all and moulds to the nail beautifully. These retail for £5.90 and would only last one use which is a bummer as cost wise, nail varnish would be cheaper any day.

Now apparently these are made using 100% nail polish, including a base coat, colour and top coat so it looks just like nail art. Maybe that's the reason you cannot detect the gap between the nail and the wrap? I have used nail wraps from other brands before and the thick texture of the wrap is quite evident unlike here.

I am yet to witness the longevity of these which is apparently 14 days as claimed by KIKO. If it does last that long, I'll be stocking up on more patterns as I dread doing my nails even for occasions purely because all that smudging and fading mess is just not my cup of tea. And Seche Vite for me, is a hit or a miss.

Shikha S said...

very cute.. black and white... easy to put and remove
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Gaby Fauchon said...

I am not familiar with KIKO at all but I keep reading about their products on French blogs - is it a French company? Anyway, the resul is gorgeous - I can never apply nail strips properly!

Halima - Fashionicide said...

Ooooh houndstooth print! Love it, Shifa!

Can't go wrong with monochrome, it never goes out of fashion, does it? Ha!



Get Gawjus! said...

@Gaby - It's an Italian brand!




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