If y'all didn't know already, I am a full-time nanny. I've said forget it to digital marketing, and I'm trying to go back to school to be a registered dietitian, so in the meantime, I'm back to being a nanny full time (it's an entertaining job that keeps me flexible for class schedules).
Anyway, the point of me telling you that was...I was babysitting one day, and one of the little girls I take care of has been noticing my polished nails and has been copying me by using a marker to color in her nails lol. So I told her I would give her a little manicure the next time I was around. I knew there were "kid" polishes, but the thought of putting something on her nails with ingredients I can't pronounce, no matter how "kid-friendly" it was, kind of made me worried. Then *lightbulb* "why not use nail wraps instead?" Plus, there's no drying time involved, and if we as adults can't avoid messing up our nails sometimes waiting for them to dry, then how would a kid do waiting for the whole process? Plus, no stinky chemicals to put on her delicate nails/fingers. The only thing I had to worry about was not snipping her finger with my cuticle scissors while cutting off the excess wrap from her nails (since the nail wraps are made for adults and not tiny children -- it was much easier when I put one on for her mom, no extra cutting involved).
This is what I picked up for our day of no-mess mani fun, Kiss Nail Dress Mix It Up in Marguerita. I mainly got it because of all the wraps at the store, these looked the smallest width wise (remember these are going on small kid hands).
I've tried nail wraps once before, and it wasn't my favorite thing to play with. First of all, I learned the hard way that nail wraps DO NOT work with top coat. Oops. I also realized from working with nail wraps the second time around, that I definitely filed the excess off wrong the first time I tried. Filing from side to side (in one direction, of course) is the best way to do it instead of what I did last time which was filing up and down (file moves in a downward direction from the edge of your nail instead of a regular side to side motion). Does that even make sense? Anyhow..this time I definitely figured out how to do it better haha.
By the way...it's really hard getting a 5-year old to sit still to pose for her nails haha. That and combined with my slightly shaky hands on the camera, I'm surprised I had any photos to show y'all lol.
I have a lot of stuff coming up for you guys, so stay tuned! By the way, if you haven't already, enter the Nail Polish Canada's Great Polish Giveaway! It ends in 14 more days!!
I'll leave you guys with a picture taken last weekend at the sunflower fields :)
My hand and my dog, Maxwell <3 lol.