Ok, I’ll admit it. I’ve kinda missed the boat with these little beauties – but in my defence, they were given to me with a whole pile of amazing things and I had completely overlooked them.

I love having pretty nails. Who doesn’t? I used to have gel done at the salon but finances didn’t allow that last year. So I bought myself a home gel kit which has been fabulous – but my nails are incredibly short and peeling at the moment (I assume it’s down to stress and diet) which means my gel doesn’t stay on perfectly so I needed something different.

You may have tried nail wraps previously. I have. And I didn’t really get on with them. They were the ones you need to warm before applying. They felt thick and ‘plasticy’ on my nails and I was constantly aware they were there.

But these festive nail wraps from Paladone claimed to just be stickers that you simply peel off the backing and apply to the nail.

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Oh my!

As these were just sitting in my bedroom and I was looking to avoid finishing the tidying up, I thought I’d give them a whirl. What’s the worst that could happen? I could just peel them off again and no one would be any the wiser.

The first thing I noticed was how thin they were. Almost like when you absent mindedly peel off your gel (admit it, you’ve done that too!) Secondly how easy they were to apply – no heating, no faff, apply, rub, done!

I added two coats of clear nail varnish to protect them and give a lovely shine too.

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As I said, my nails are particularly short at the moment and that kind of detracts from the cuteness of the detail on the snowman and penguin. But I love how they look  – I really love the red with white spots on and would happily wear that all through the year.  And at just £2.99 you just can’t go wrong!