We Found the 15 Nail Wraps That Will Really (Truly) Look Like an Actual Mani

Let's just state the obvious: Nail wraps have a reputation for being a real pain in the you-know-what. Although these mani alternatives may have a bad wrap (heh), there are actually some serious pros to using them that far outweigh the cons.

First, they allow you to change up your nail color at the drop of a dime. Second, they're a far more reasonably priced alternative to a professional mani. Hiif you're like me and casually drop $100+ at the nail salon each visit, you'll be saving some serious cash in the long run. Not to mention the fact that they're the fastest way to create your own at-home nail art that's on the level of the below artists. The best nail polish strips will do that in next to no time.

Yes, I hear you. The major complaint that most people have about nail wraps is that they just don't look real enough. Well, I'm here to rectify that issue by providing you with some options that do, my friends. Whatever qualms you may have about stick-ons, find them squashed by the wraps on this list.

Best Nail Polish Strips



Floral nails are for sure making a comeback. These fresh, gorgeously designed wraps will have people thinking you went to a first-class nail artist.

This cool squiggly line design is simple but far from basic. Best of all, it's subtle enough to still look like a real mani.

For a simple, sultry shade, try these wraps, aptly nailed Pomegranate Paloma.

A fun, twisted take on a French tip, these partially transparent stick-ons will appear so real it's scary. 

The best nail polish strips are ones that really ooze a cozy mood.

Dying to have a Clueless moment? These plaid strips are definitely for you.

I'll be shook if we don't see moss nail polish everywhere this season. Get the look in record time with these jade-colored stick-ons.

Marble nails are stunning and not usually easy to achieve yourself. Now, you can sport such a bold design without the extra work of using nail foil.

This design is cute and unique yet requires next to no effort on your part.

Bring the vacay to you with these Aloha Nail Wraps. Will that be one or two cocktails for you?

No shade to regular stick-ons, but I have to say that nail foil really takes the cake, especially when it's marble.

If lip-themed nails once seemed out of reach, look no further than Paintbucket's cleverly crafted nail polish strips.

These strips give me NYE celebration vibes. It's never too early to start planning your look.

These nail wraps are cured 60% in advance and are made with real liquid gel so they'll look realer than ever.

If you're not into a full nail decal, try a design like this that's half transparent.

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.