Tutorial – Nail Wraps

For about a week ago I’ve got a question from Ingegerd form My mixed nailpolish about the application of the nail wraps I’ve been showing a lot recently so I thought I would do a tutorial about that. I think the application of them is quite easy so I thought I would show you how I’m applying them.


  • Nail polish
  • Wraps
  • A bowl of water
  • Scissors
  • Topcoat

Step by Step

Nail wraps - tutorial

  1. Start by applying one coat of a polish that is near color wise the background of the wraps. By doing that it will enhance the background. Apply a fast drying top coat to speed up the drying up process. The coat doesn’t have to cover 100% because it will be covered with the wraps. You could also leave out the base polish but the end result is a little better with the top coat.
  2. When the polish is dry, cut the wanted wraps from the sheet and trim them in a half-circle at one side of the wraps. That part would go near the cuticles. Place a couple of the wraps in a bowl of water and wait for about 10-30 seconds.
  3. Pick the wraps up and check if they detach from the paper. If not, place them into the water again and wait for another 10 seconds. I like to work with only a couple of wraps at a time because I don’t like having the wraps into the water too long even if they don’t get damaged that way.
  4. Place the wraps on the nails and stretch a little bit the sides. At this point the wraps will have uneven sides because of the nails curvature. This will disappear once the topcoat comes on.
  5. Trim the wraps now to the length (and form) of your nails. Press once more on the sides and try to remove the wrinkles. This will work more or less but as I’ve said above it is OK if the edges are a little bit uneven. Apply a fast drying topcoat to seal the end result.

I’ve also covered how to apply water decals in my nail art book available at Amazon, but it’s just as easy or maybe even easier because the decals are smaller and they won’t get wrinkled on the nails.

The polishes used for this manicure are Bourjois Peace and mauve and Sweden Nails Electric Purple. The nail wraps come from Saijtam.se.

Floral nail wraps

Nail Wraps - Saijtam




  1. February 21, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Jättevacker manikyr och utmärkt tutorial!

  2. February 21, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    Tack så mycket!!!=) Håller med emma jättevackert o bra tutorial!!=) då ska jag testa någon gång framöver=)

  3. February 26, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    The final result is perfect, and thank you so much for making a tutorial!