Show off your chic manicure with easy and affordable nail wraps in Singapore. We've got pro tips!
No time to head to a nail salon on the reg? Or perhaps you’re just happily living the #stayhome life. But we all know the difficulties of DIY beauty treatments at home. Picture this: you’re shakily wielding the nail polish brush with your non-dominant hand. Later on, you’re rendered immobile while waiting for the coat to dry. Is painting your own nails more trouble than it’s worth? Enter nail wraps – we’ve got plenty of amazing brands in Singapore.
If you’re new to the world of nail wraps, they’re basically stickers for your nails that come in various designs – solid colours, prints and intricate patterns. They’re wallet-friendly, too! Plus, they’re a great way to test new colours and designs without too much commitment. It’s super simple to apply them – just find your best fit, stick ‘em on, file off the excess and voila, you’re ready to go. It’s time to feed your nail art obsession with classic colours and statement designs.
Where to buy nail wraps in Singapore
Vegan and non-toxic, Nayls offers wraps for your nails and even pedi wraps for your feet. With basics like solid colours and statement prints inspired by Yayoi Kusama, you can choose to stay subtle or go all out with nails that make an impression.
Nayls, from $12.90 each, shop online
Heads up: it’s patterns galore! From edgy pink camouflage to multi-coloured cow prints and nautical motifs, you can count on the brand for long-lasting nails that pack a punch. If you’re purchasing more than one set, you can even go green by opting to omit additional packaging sleeves. Oh, and look out for the nail wraps of the week to snag selected designs at a great deal.
Nailwrap.Co, from $12.90 each, shop online
Nodspark’s wide selection will have you browsing the site for hours (no kidding). The brand has even collaborated with Disney for a whimsical series showcasing Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, Olaf and more. Got wedding bells coming up? The bridal party collection is the perfect solution for hassle-free, affordable nails. Best of all, you can enjoy complimentary nail wrap delivery in Singapore with no minimum order.
Nodspark, from $15 each, shop online
4. Pretty Poke Nails
If you’re into nude shades, this shop is perfect for you. You’ll find plenty of neutral tones with pretty florals and abstract designs. For longer-lasting and healthier nails, splurge on one of the kits for a set of nail wraps, a gel top coat and a UV LED lamp.
Pretty Poke Nails, from $12.90 each, shop online
5. Emmezing Nails
Emmezing Nails has designs for every occasion – think stunning red hues for Lunar New Year or icy blue shades for Christmas. The brand also frequently pays homage to Singapore with wraps depicting Keong Saik Road, Singapore Airlines’ batik print and Peranakan tiles. Don’t forget to check out the quirky local food-inspired ones featuring ice kacang, kopi, Nyonya kueh and, of course, bubble tea.
Emmezing Nails, from $11.90 each, shop online
6. Curious Hands
With nearly 40 designs, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. Just take your pick, then return time and again for more nail fun. Check out the fruit and food-themed wraps to jazz up your nails, or add the Animal Crossing set to cart if you can’t get enough of Tom Nook and Isabelle!
Curious Hands, from $11.90 each, shop online
Go bright and bold with summer sorbet hues reminiscent of tropical getaways to Bali. Beginners can get the starter kit to kick off your nail wrap adventures. Psst: eco-conscious consumers will be psyched to hear about Personail’s sustainability initiative, which rewards customers who send back six sets of empty nail wrap packaging (to the Australia office) with a free pack of wraps!
Personail, from $12 each, shop online
8. Yay to Nails
Say yay to gorgeous nails! The array of designs cater to every taste. Artsy folks can go for the Starry Starry Night set, while the young at heart can have fun with unicorn and Pokemon sets. Any crystal lovers in the house? Don’t miss out on the lovely precious stones collection. Oh, and kids can join in on the fun too – just browse through the range of kid-sized nail wraps.
Yay to Nails, from $9.90 each, shop online
9. Freshly Wrapped
For classy abstract patterns and geometric designs, make Freshly Wrapped your go-to. A good chunk of its designs take inspiration from nature, so you can expect delicate daisy and sweet sakura motifs. For an adorable mother-daughter matchy moment, get the nail bundles with two nail wrap sets for you and your mini-you!
Freshly Wrapped, from $14.90 each, shop online
Nail wrap application 101
FYI: each kit comes with 12 to 16 nail wraps of various sizes, a nail file and a cuticle pusher stick. Optional items include a base and top coat, plus alcohol wipes or nail polish remover.
- Want the wraps to last longer? Prep your nails, we say. Wipe them down with nail polish remover or alcohol wipes to get rid of any oils. Next, push back those cuticles to make your nail beds look longer and lightly buff your nails so the wraps can stick on easily. For extra protection, apply a layer of base coat. Tip: do it after your shower and avoid water for a couple of hours so the wraps can fully adhere to the nail.
- Choose the closest fit. The wrap should be slightly less wide than your nail bed. Some brands have wraps that are flat on one end and curved on the other, so pick the one that suits you best. Tip: if your nails are short enough, cut the nail wrap in half and save the other half for next time – it’s more bang for your buck!
- Position the nail wrap and paste it on your nail (make sure it doesn’t stick to the skin). Press down on the middle, then slowly smooth out the sides.
- Pinch the excess and fold it over the tip of the nail.
- Using a nail file, push downwards at a 90-degree angle to the nail until the excess bit breaks off.
- For a longer-lasting finish, apply a top coat layer.
With a plethora of nail wrap designs from chic brands in Singapore, you’ll be struggling to pick just one. We love the pocket-friendly prices and foolproof application process – it’s almost impossible to mess up! Now, who’s ready for stunning nails?