What Do Nail Wraps Do?

Let's be real - the first thing that pops into your head when you think about nail wraps might be large nail stickers that you just stick on your nails. 
Maybe you assume that nail wraps probably won't last long - and you're not really quite sure how to make them look glossy like a professional nail salon manicure. 
These are all super common questions. So we wanted to break down the different types of nail wraps and what they actually do and how to make them work for you!



What Are Nail Wraps? 


Melon Paleta - Jelcie Semicured Gel Nail Wraps

There are two main types of nail wraps: 

💅 Liquid Nail Polish Nail Wraps (Nail Wraps) 

💅 Semicured Gel Nail Wraps 


✨ Liquid Nail Polish Nail Wraps AKA. Nail Wraps 

When you google nail wraps - you'll usually find a combination of listings that are nail wraps or nail stickers that are made with traditional liquid nail polish and semicured gel nail wraps. Nail wraps that are made with traditional nail polish usually range in price from 5.00-12.00 ish dollars depending on the brand. 

Liquid nail polish wraps will be packaged in a way where you can clearly see the designs. They do NOT require any type of UV nail lamp - instead they might recommend users use a simple liquid top coat. 

Liquid Nail Polish Nail Wraps is a wonderful choice for those who just want a cute manicure for a few days. Unfortunately, nail wraps made with regular nail polish don't last very long and chip easily. This is a good way to test certain manicure styles of designs without having to spend a lot of time or money. 


✨ Semicured Gel Nail Wraps 

The second type of nail wrap are the semicured gel nail wraps - these are amazing if you're looking for a long lasting glossy manicure. The application process is very similar to the traditional liquid nail polish wraps. Semicured gel nail wraps come in sticker like nail shapes, that can easily be stretched to fit your specific nail bed without damaging the design. 


Another key difference between the nail polish wraps and semicured gel nail wraps is that you'll have to cure the semicured gel nail wraps using a UV gel nail lamp. Most semicured gel nail sticker starter kits have a UV nail lamp in the kit to ensure you can easily apply your manicure. Check out our Jelcie starter kit if you're curious about trying out semicured gel nail stickers. 

In conclusion, nail wraps as a category are at home manicure options for those who want to be able to give themselves a beautiful manicure at home. The main two types of nail wraps are liquid nail polish wraps and semicured nail wraps. If you want a manicure for a special event (and you don't want to keep that manicure) - liquid nail polish wraps are a good option. If you're looking for a more realistic alternative to professional gel nail manicures from a salon then semicured gel nail wraps are a better option. 


Let us know if you have any questions - or want us to cover more specific topics. 


-The Jelcie Team