Thursday, June 6, 2013

Scratch Nail Wraps

A little while back, through a blog I read (The Dainty Squid), I found myself funding a Kickstarter campaign for Scratch, an LA-based company that produces nail wraps.  The Squid herself had designed three of them as a featured artist, and for some reason, I truly believed that these would be different and, more importantly, superior to the other similar products I've tried.

I received my chosen reward, all three Dainty Squid designs, and I was immediately impressed with the look of them in person.  Because I'm me, I simply couldn't wait to put them on.  It took a little effort to figure it out, but I persevered, and I am totally impressed with the texture.  This is the first product I've used that does a great job of imitating the texture of actual nail polish.  Even better, you can use a topcoat to seal these bad boys without damaging the wrap at all.  I decided to apply the design Sea Ya Later first, a cool geometric combination of blues.

I absolutely love the look! It totally emulates the look of a real mani, and the assortment of sizes of the wraps gave me a good fit for every nail. I feel it behooves me to mention that these are not intended to be like a gel manicure, but a real one, so if you nick your nail with a chef's knife while you're cooking, the result will be less than pleasing.

Of course, it was totally like me to wail in horror when I did so, leading my friend to believe I had severed a significant part of my finger.  What can I say?  I have a flair for the dramatic.  And lucky for me that nail needed a trim anyway, so it looks just as good as it should.

I'll update y'all on lasting power in a few days.  These designs are available at for a limited time, along with a few other cool looks, for $12 apiece.

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