Here is my Jamberry review. Jamberry nail wraps are very popular on Facebook and YouTube and provide an alternative for cute nail art that can be done at home. Here’s my experience with trying this manicure method.
Jamberry nail wraps are vinyl strips with a glue on the back. The glue is activated through heat. You can use a hair dryer or the Jamberry mini heater.
Directions to apply and remove are on the envelope the strips come in. The fun about the strips are choosing designs that I could never paint on my nails myself. I selected the most tropical I could find on the website.
You can purchase a toolkit which comes in a nice zipper pouch. It contains orange sticks, soft cuticle tool, nail scissors, nail file, nail clippers, buffer, and two alcohol wipes.
After prepping your nails (read the directions!) find the size of strip to fit each nail. For 3 of my fingers, I need to cut a tiny strip off the edge of the strip. One strip will cover two nails.
Peel the strip off the plastic kind of bending it back on itself. Cut it in half.
Use the orange stick to to hold the half sticker.
Hold in front of the heater until it begins to curl. The heat activates the glue on the nail wrap.
Place the nail wrap on your nail, trying to have a little nail showing all around the edges. If it is on your skin or cuticle, you will not get a good seal. Smooth the sticker down onto the nail using the soft part of the cuticle stick. I found I need to reheat the nail 2 or 3 times during this process.
Cut excess sticker off with scissors or nail clippers. Use a file to file off the rest at a right angle to your nail.
The nail wraps last about 4 or 5 days on my nails. To remove, I use nail polish remover, dental floss picks, and alcohol and cotton pads to remove the last bits of glue.
For my Jamberry review, the method is very different from a regular nail polish manicure. I am getting better at it, getting the wrap onto my nail more smoothly. I am getting a little faster at it, but it still takes an hour on average.
Jamberry review Pros: the art work is really cute; chipping basically doesn’t happen.
Jamberry review Cons: need different tools; takes time to apply carefully; takes a lot of practice to get good at it; doesn’t last as long as my normal manicure.
If you are interested in these products, they are usually sold on Facebook by consultants. You can find a consultant on the Jamberry website or shop on the website.
Resource links for Jamberry review
- Jamberry website
- How to apply and how to remove
- Beauty and Jams YouTube channel from Angela Porter
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