A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to try and review Jamberry Nail Wraps. I was sent some Jamberry samples for free so I could try them in exchange for my review. I was really excited to receive the opportunity because I love doing my nails. I am constantly doing my nails and after so many times of being ran out of the room because my husband hates the smell of nail polish, I started to try nail wraps (in general). I love nail wrap designs and I figured if I could give my husband a break from my polish, we both win. Anyway, I had never been able to find a brand of nail wraps that worked or was easy to apply so I gave them up – until I tried Jamberry.
I had heard quite a few times from different people that Jamberry nail wraps are so easy. Now that I have tried them, I can honestly say they really are! I couldn’t believe it. I still have a hard time believing it but then I look at my nails and I can’t help but think, “My nails really look amazing!” I swear I’m not trying to come across as conceited. It’s all thanks to Jamberry so the nail wraps get all the credit!
The Jamberry nail wraps that I received from the consultant that I have been working with sent me these really pretty multicolored swirly wraps along with a couple single nail wrap samples that I could use as an accent nail. Before you start, you want to make sure you have what you need handy. A cuticle pusher thingy (sorry, not sure what it’s actually called even though I have been doing my nails forever), scissors, nail file, alcohol/alcohol pads, cuticle oil (optional but I always recommend it when doing nails) and as strange as it may sound, you will need a heat source. I had never heard of needing a heat source for nail wraps but that is what makes Jamberry so easy!
First you want to make sure your nails are clean. Use alcohol or an alcohol pad to make sure each nail is clean. Then you want to gently push back your cuticles.
Next, you want to take the sheet of nail wraps and hold them over each of your nails to find the one that fits each nail. It’s easy to do because the wraps are on a clear backing so you can easily see if it will fit. Once you have figured out the one you need that fits your nail, peel up one end of it. I stick it to mu cuticle pusher so that I won’t have to hold it with my fingers because of using the heat source. After I had the wrap lifted (halfway lifted off the backing), I cut it straight in the middle. I have what you would call active length nails. Since my nails are short (just long enough to reach over my fingertips), cutting them in the middle still made the nail wraps a bit long so you can cut according to your nail length.
Once it’s cut, I left the cut nail wrap still stuck to my cuticle pusher. This is where we hold it close to a heat source. I don’t have a mini heater blower so I used my flat iron. A hair dryer would probably work but my hair dryer doesn’t work anymore (I need a new one). Anyway, I think using my flat iron was better for heat anyway. I held the nail wrap between my flat iron plates being careful not to touch the plates with the nail wrap (or my fingers). Not for very long though, maybe about 20 seconds. I immediately saw the nail wrap kind of “move” when it was exposed to that heat making it really, really pliable.
Center the nail wrap on your nail and stick it. Then just smooth it out. There really isn’t much of a technique. Other nail wraps I have used always had these instructions about certain placement and how to smooth them out a certain way to make sure there are no air bubbles, etc. Jambery wraps are so easy that I literally just centered them, stuck them and smoothed them out with my thumb. The heat makes them soft and I had no issues with air bubbles or wrinkles.
Once the nail wrap was on, I had some excess. So I just cut it off around the tip of my nail as close to my nail as I could get. Then using my nail file, I filed the excess away with it by going in a downward motion rather than across the nail. After I had each nail done, I held my nail close to my heat source again and then smoothed them with my thumb again just in case.
Once I was finished, I used cuticle oil on my cuticles and around each nail. I think it helped set the edges and at the same time it’s good for my cuticles after I had pushed them back.
And there are my nails! I have had them on for just over a week now. They haven’t chipped, wrinkled and they haven’t started peeling up anywhere either. I of course have showered like I normally would, have done dishes and other household chores that you would think might make your nails not look so great after that long and they still look good! I haven’t removed them yet but I have received tips about soaking them in nail polish remover and lifting the edges a little and then soaking them again and lifting them a little more. Continuing doing that until they are completely removed. There are other tips out there as well. You can check out the video below about how to apply and remove them so that you can see it in action.
My overall impression? They are awesome. Just awesome. They are so easy to use and apply, very long lasting, can be used on natural nails or acrylic nails and are just plain gorgeous! There are hundreds of different Jamberry nail wraps. Tons of colors and designs. I still can’t get over the fact that I didn’t have to mess with air bubbles or wrinkling with these. And to think I have given up on nail wraps…now there is definitely a brand I can use!
Visit Jamberry to check them out. They are always buy 3 get one free and each sheet can turn into 2-4 of your own manicures! That’s why I cut mine in half because one nail wrap ends up being used for two nails. If you are looking for great nail wraps, I highly recommend Jamberry!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. However, I received product samples for free for my use and review. All opinions expressed in my review are 100% my own.