A little while ago I was given the opportunity to review Jamberry Nails. Shea the force behind omgwaitwhatpolishisthat sent me a sample pack to play around with. I have to offer up my sincerest apologies to Shea because this review is long overdue. To be honest I was a little intimidated with the application process and that's why I've put this off. (Turns out I had nothing to worry about) The sample pack contained 6 wraps in various sizes and designs. Each wrap is long enough that I was able to cut it in half and use it on 2 fingers.
|Sample pack minus the pink and white striped wrap
The instructions for this polish seem like a lot of work but, to be honest, it's pretty easy. First off you want to have clean unpolished nails. I used polish remover to remove any oils that are on my nail. Then you need to match up the wrap that best fits your finger or toe. Once you have the wrap you want to use gently peel it off the backing and warm it with a blow dryer for 10-15 seconds. (or until soft and flexible.) Once warm press the wrap onto the nail applying firm pressure around the edges. Use an orange stick or rubber cuticle pusher to seal the wrap around the base of the cuticle. Trim the top of the wrap with scissors, file the remaining wrap using a downward motion to remove the excess. Apply heat and pressure to the wrap again until bonded to the nail.
Seems like a lot of steps right? I was actually able to apply wraps to 2 fingers in about 2 minutes. That includes filing time at the end. I had a lot of ideas running through my head that I wanted to try with the pink and white striped wrap but in the end, decided that plain polish was probably best.
Sinful Colors Bikini Lines seemed like it was made to go with this wrap. I love how it highlights the darker pink stripe of the wrap to tie the whole thing together. I had someone tell me this reminds them of candy. I'm really glad I opted for just a simple manicure instead of adding art to the other nails.
On the second day of wear, I started to notice that the wrap was pulling away from my nail slightly at the sides. I was at work and unable to try and fix it for a few hours.
I had a feeling that if I was able to get my hair dryer on it again I could smooth it back out and everything would be fine. So once I got home I did just that. I wanted to make sure that the wrap stuck really really well because I love this manicure and I'm not ready to take it off.
Now here's a fun mental image for you... So while holding my hair dryer with my chin, I aimed it directly on the wrap and smoothed out the edges with my cuticle pusher. I got a very funny look from my boys and my daughter laughed extra hard at me, but it worked!
The wrap has reapplied itself to my nail and I can wear my manicure for a few more days. Great news because this manicure makes me happy every time I look down at it.
, Now what about removal? Easy, just reheat the wrap to break the seal and peel off or soak in nail polish remover or warm olive oil. I like the olive oil idea since it serves 2 purposes, removing the wrap and moisturising your cuticles.
You can purchase Jamberry Nails from Shea at her website jamwithshea each set costs $15.00 and there are tons of designs to choose from. On her site there are also options to host parties and join her team.
*registers trademark wraps are $17.50*
Thank you Shea for giving me the opportunity to try or Jamberry Nails and allowing me to do a review on the product.
*This product was sent to me for my honest review. All pictures and opinions are my own*