Monday, April 6, 2015

Review: Jamberry Nails

I've seen Jamberry nail wraps on other blogs and came close to buying some wraps a few times, but I wasn't sure if they were worth it or not. Are they easy to apply as people claim? Do they really stay on for more than a week? So you can imagine how happy I was when Amanda Thompson, a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant, emailed me to talk about Jamberry nails and how she's writing a novel too. 

Amanda is wonderful and sent me a whole application kit, a mini heater, and Jamberry nail wraps of my choice, so I went with these lovely floral ones called Sweet Nothing

I set everything out and then watched these two application videos to ensure I applied it correctly. And you know what? It's super easy! 

Here's the process:
1. Clean your nails with an alcohol wipe.
 2. Push back your cuticles.
 3. Match your nail to the wrap that fits best (easy to do since the wraps are on clear plastic). 
 4. Cut the nail wrap in half.
 5. Hold it in front of the heater, or a hair dryer, for 3-5 seconds. 
 6. Press onto your nail. 
 7. Cut excess with scissors and file the edge of your nail with a nail file. 
 8. Hold your nail in front of the heater again to make sure the nail is bonded. 

It might sound complicated, but once you heat, trim, and file one or two nails you get the hang of it. From beginning to end, the whole process took me about 20 minutes. The bonus is that I didn't have to wait for my nails to dry after. 
So how well did they stay on? I would give them an 9 out of 10. They stayed on my nails really well and don't feel heavy or weird. I took a point away because after three days the sides of the nail wraps did start to come up a little bit, but it's an easy fix with more heat or some clear nail polish. I kept them on for over a week and only took them off because my nails were starting to show at the edge (my nails grow very fast). 

I'm already planning on getting more Jamberry nail wraps! These are a few of my favorites: Mermaid Tales, Bon Voyage, Metallic Chrome Silver, and Crash Art


Have you tried Jamberry?
Would you try them?

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26 comments:

  1. LittleMonsterx14April 6, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Yay I love Jamberry! That's so funny we both got some sent to us fro review at the same time! I love that they are cruelty free and vegan too! My friend Katie has some Chanukkah ones that I really want to get for December.

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  2. ElleSees.blogspot.comApril 6, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    i've had mixed experiences with them but i think they're super fun and different. glad to see nail art is having a moment.

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  3. I never heard of Jamberry and now this is the third time this week I've run into them! How funny! :)

    XoLindsay
    Sugar & Something

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  4. I've heard a lot about them (one of my aunts is a consultant!) but I'm not sure I'd be willing to shell out money for them. I tend to keep my nails plain; since I paint a lot I am constantly getting covered in oil paints (including on my nails) and I do a lot of hand scrubbing in the sink. Therefore, I never spend a lot of money on nail things as they just wouldn't last!

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  5. One of my friends works for Jamberry! I really love the Mermaid Tales and Bon Voyage versions. They're so adorable! I've used some of the nail wraps from Espionage cosmetics and like you said, I love not having to wait for my nails to dry!

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  6. Love this post. My Jamberry nails are a must-have. I also reviewed them on my blog. Thanks for sharing!


    Liv


    www.livforstyle.net

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  7. perfect nails for spring

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  8. I just tried Jamberry nails for the first time recently too, and I actually had the same design as you! lol! Mine didn't stay on as well but I didn't do all of these steps so maybe that's why

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  9. I love these! They look so beautiful! I can use them twice as my nails are super short :D

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  10. Dressed With SoulApril 6, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Dear Sara, this looks really easy! In fact much easier than I thought and I love the floral pattern you have chosen so much <3 Hopefully you had wonderful Easter holidays!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    International
    Giveaway: Zatchels Bag as Thank-You for the Supporter of my Hobby


    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  11. LOVE that floral print! So fun!

    xo,
    Angela

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  12. Thanks, Rena! It's very easy to apply and fun to wear!

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  13. Exactly! I still have a whole sheet that I can use!

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  14. I think adding some clear nail polish over it might help the sides stay on longer too!

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  15. I really want to get the Mermaid Tales for summer!! How cool that she works for the company!

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  16. I'm surprised at how well they stayed on actually! I understand you wouldn't want to get them covered in paint though!

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  17. Jamberry wraps are fantastic! You should give them a try!

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  18. They definitely are fun! I'm sorry your experience was mixed!

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  19. Yay! It's cool that we got to try them around the same time!

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  20. I'm not crafty at all and tried these and totally failed! lol. Maybe I need to watch a couple videos first :)

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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  21. Jamberry nails look SO nice! I just hate the hassle of measuring and cutting them. But when I did mine for my Hawaii trip last year, they stayed on the whole two weeks until they started to bug me and I took them off. I love the black floral design you chose!

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  22. Ooh nice! I tried some of these in the UK before and I didn't file the ends properly. The jagged ages made me so irritated!

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