After several messy attempts with various members of the nail wrap family, I've been feeling disheartened by the sticky manicure craze. That is, until Nail Rock’s founder, Zoe Pocock, strutted into the NYLON office in 4-inch stilettos and a purse filled with enough nail stickers to last a few lifetimes. Check out Marc Jacobs X MINX collab here.
Within seconds, Zoe had removed all the left-over polish from my nails, before buffing and trimming each one quickly. In her words, this is the "necessary prep" needed to get that perfect, airtight stick. Now prepped and read to go, Zoe busted out her latest range for Nail Rock, which is by far the best yet. See the best of reader Nail Art.
From an Aztec-inspired tribal gold print to a metallic cheetah "split" (a quirky take on last season's half-moon manicure), the Spring/Summer collection is chock-full of unique patterns, each boasting a healthy dose of wit. After a long internal debate, I decided on the hand-drawn cartoon collection, tailor-made for Meadham Kirchoff Spring '12 show. Watch our favorite moments from the Meadham Kirchoff show in London.
As far as applying the wraps goes, Zoe's most useful tip is to pull the sticker tight before filing off the excess. The end result: a week's worth of chip-free nails and endless compliments from passersby.
We gave our Meadham Kirchoff pack to our newest intern, London native Felicia Pennant, to try out. But you can buy the range at CVS ($8 a pack) starting today.
-- ALI HOFFMAN