Hello everyone. Here’s to another Monday… Hopefully this week won’t be too difficult in terms of work. Ugh. I need a vacation and I’ve only been at my job for two months haha.
Today, I’m talking about Jamberry nail wraps. I hadn’t heard of them until their PR company reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try them. Of course I said yes. Who doesn’t love fun nails?
Before I talk about how they applied and wore, let me tell a few things. 1) I didn’t think I liked nail wraps that much. I had only tried one before, but they weren’t my favorite. 2) These are applied in a completely different way than other stick-on wraps. 3) The wraps that I have on my nails are called “Sweet Whimsy” and the other set in the photo above are “Snake Skin.”
Let me talk about the application first. They come on a sheet like any other nail wraps. There are a variety of sizes, so you can pick the one that best suits your nails. The nice thing is that they have quite wide ones too, so you can use these on your nails. Note that the rest of the photos have a slight yellow tint to them because the light in the bathroom isn’t that great.
After you choose the strip you want to use, you pull remove it from the sheet, and blow dry it. Yes, you hold up your blow dryer to “activate” the adhesive. This is supposed to help it seal to your nail. I like applying it to the underside; I find that applying to the design side doesn’t create as nice of a seal.
Then, you line it up with the base of your nail and smooth it out. You will, of course, have a ton of wrap hanging off the end, so you trim it with a pair of scissors and file in a downward motion to remove the excess. I was able to do both nails (i.e., both index fingers) with one strip as my nails are fairly short and the same size, but if you have very long nails, that might not be feasible.
After you apply and trim, you heat it again, and then apply some more pressure. This should seal it to your nail.
It sounds like a complicated process, but I found it to be relatively easy to apply. It took about the same amount of time as painting your nails would (less when you account for drying time). The only thing I will say is that I thought my nails were thinner in terms of width than they are, so there was a bit of bare nail appearing on the perimeter. But hey, now I know for next time.
I did mess up one nail (below). However, after I noticed how uneven it was, I applied more heat and smoothed it out. I didn’t need to file it again. But I made sure to apply a ton of pressure, ensuring that it was secure. It then fell off after I got out of the shower. I wasn’t too concerned. I simply reheated it, applied it, applied pressure, and then heated it again. I never had any problems for the rest of the week.
These wore so well! They stayed nice the entire week (applied on Monday evening). There was no chipping whatsoever. By Friday, the tips were peeling up just ever so slightly, and by Saturday it was enough to annoy me, so I simply peeled off the stickers (they removed so nicely).
Overall, I have to say that I am really impressed. They lasted a really long time on my nails (compared to the wraps that I had used before and to regular nail polish), and it took a very little amount of time and effort to apply. Furthermore, I love the design. Even people at work were impressed. My manager asked me to order her a sheet the next time I place my own order, so that is definitely saying something.
These are seriously great, and I will definitely be purchasing more in the future. They are great to use whenever I want some nail art. You can purchase them on Jamberry’s site: here. They are more expensive than nail polish, but they last for a longer amount of time on the nails, and are a bit easier too apply. Plus, when you consider the designs, it probably ends up being cheaper (it’s easier and plus, you would have to purchase a ton of different colors and tools to achieve the look that these wraps have).
What are your favorite nail wraps? Or, what are your favorite nail art techniques?
I am not getting paid for this post. These were sent to me by Jamberry’s PR company, but, as always, all of the opinions in this post are my own.