Today I just wanted to post a short review about Jamberry nail wraps. I’ve heard about them quite some time ago but I wasn’t really attracted to them until I saw they are launching in the UK so I’ve decided it’s time to try them.
If you never heard about Jamberry there’s no problem – Heather, the Jamberry consultant, can explain you anything and everything. She is very friendly and I really appreciated her help. Here is her site, check it out and get your Jamberry nail wraps as they officially lunch in the UK on April 5th!
Starting from the beginning, I received a sample sheet with 5 different nail wraps. Although I appreciate variety, in this case I was a bit disappointed. I was hoping to receive the same design so I could properly use and review them on all of my nails but this was not the case. They are not really matching each other and I admit that I’ve already used the flower one which is the one I like from I’ve received. You can order any design you want, actually I have my eyes on this cute Minnie one, isn’t it perfect?
Here are Heather’s instructions, which I have followed [keep in mind that I have acrylic nails at the moment so I skipped some of them]:
1. Clean your nails with an alcohol wipe and wash them with dish soap to make sure to get off any excess oils.
2. Use a cuticle pusher to push back your cuticles and use the nail clipper to trim your nails if you want.
3. Use the clear back on the wraps to hold the wraps over your nails to find the perfect size. **You want to pick a wrap that is slightly smaller than your nail. It will raise if it touches any part of your cuticle or skin because of the natural oils in our skin.
4. Cut the wrap in half while it is still on the clear backing.
5. Use an orange stick to lift up the flat side of the wrap so you don’t touch the rounded side (that goes on your cuticle side) at all. **You don’t want to touch any part of the wrap that goes on your nail bed. That is why they are longer so if you have to you can touch the end end.
6. Place the wrap in front of a heater/hair dyer/space heater for 2-4 seconds until it starts to curl.
7. Place the wrap on your finger leaving a little bit between the wrap and your cuticle and the sides of your nail bed too.
8. Press down using your thumb and index finger applying pressure from the bottom middle cuticle portion to the top and then apply pressure to the sides. **Use a cuticle pusher too to smooth out the wrap.
9. Trim the excess part with nail scissors close to the end of your nail.
10. File off the remaining end part with a nail file, in a downward straight motion. **It helps to make short swift filings downward. Don’t lean the file because it will file off the ends of the wraps on your nails and reshape your nails too so the wrap will lift.
11. Reheat the wrap for 2-4 seconds and use the cuticle pusher to smooth out the wrap and apply pressure: lower middle up and then sides
12. Reheat the wrap one last time for 2-4 seconds and use the cuticle pusher to smooth out the wrap and apply pressure: lower middle up and then sides
13. Lastly, you can use a nail buffer block to go over the ends of the nails to smooth them more.
I didn’t applied the first one well but the second one came out almost perfect so I think it’s not that hard even though you need a bit of practicing and some patience. Once applied, they have lasted on my nails around 5 days until one of them started to slightly peel off but I really think that was because of my nails shape – the acrylic ones are thicker than the natural ones and they curve a bit on the edges.
In the end I have to say I’m glad I gave them a change, they look really nice if you have a bit of patience and they can last long. My nails are growing fast and once the acrylic part is grown, the wrap is not setting nice on both my natural nail and my artificial part so you can see they don’t look perfect in the pictures and that’s why, I have to go and get my nails done.
Have you tried them or will you give them a try? Let me know what are you thinking in the comments, please.
Also, don’t forget to check Heather’s facebook page, I’m sure you’ll love it!
Kisses, have a lovely day!