So, we got out our tools and our nail wraps and had a fun morning applying them! I'm going to share some photos and an explanation of how to apply them and then I'll tell you what we thought of them and at the end of the post, you'll have a chance to win some nail wraps of your own to try! :)
These are the tools we needed to apply our nail wraps:
- Hair Dryer
- Nail Buffer
- Nail Scissors (any scissors would work)
- Nail File
- Orange Stick
- Alcohol Wipes (or just rubbing alcohol on a cloth or kleenex)
- tweezers (I used them to hold the wrap, but you can use your fingers if you`re only touching the part that you`ll cut off later. You just don`t want to get oils from your fingers onto the part that you want to stick to your nail)
You start by prepping your nails (push cuticles back with the orange stick, clean with the alcohol wipe, and buff).
This is what my sheet of nail wraps looked like. The girls`sheet (Jamberry Juniors) has more wraps on it, and two different patterns. (the junior wraps are smaller than the regular ones)
Thanks to the clear backing, you can line your nail up with the wraps to figure out which size fits your finger without taking the wrap off of the backing.
Trim to a length a little longer than your nail.
Peel off the backing, heat for a few seconds with your hair dryer (until the wrap gets floppy) and stick it carefully onto your nail! You`ll press it down with the orange stick. You don`t want the wrap to touch any skin (it won`t stick well).
Once it`s on there and cooled, you file the end off (in a downward motion). When that`s done, you can apply heat to your nail with the hair dryer once more and press down again with your orange stick, to be sure it`s on there well.
I was so happy with the way my nails looked! This is the mint green chevron pattern and the girls had the ``colorful polka and pink primrose`` patterns.
Katrina wanted me to use the barcode for a nail wrap, so we went for it. She called those her Zebra nails ;) haha
Talia wanted to use the Jamberry symbol for one of her nails :)
How They Lasted:
After my first try, some of my nails only lasted 5 days before I was ready to remove them because the tips were lifting which was driving me crazy. I knew that they were supposed to last longer though, so I contacted my consultant and she recommended trying the "pull & stretch" application method. I did and it worked way better for me! The wrap went on smoother, with no ripples or bumps and right now my stretch nail is on day 16 and going strong!
The girls' manicures lasted way longer than I expected them to! Katrina came home the next day from school with one nail wrap off (it probably wasn't sealed properly because she wasn't a big fan of the heat from the hair dryer. I have since heard of an application method that's good for young girls, where you microwave a small rice bag & use that for your heat instead of a hair dryer). Talia didn't lose one until Day 5. On day 15 for the girls, Talia was missing 3 and Katrina was missing 4, but the rest of them stayed which was impressive considering all of the messy things they do with their nails (they definitely weren't babying them!)
A bonus that I hadn't thought of before trying these was that having them on helped Talia not to bite her nails! She bites or peels her nails down until they're pretty short, but having the nail wraps on kept her from doing it and when we took them off after 2 weeks, she had the longest nails I have seen on her in years!!
- wraps last way longer than nail polish
- really cute designs available
- much cheaper than getting your nails done professionally
- helps prevent nail biting!
- takes a while to apply (but I think it`s worth it for how long they last)
- can be a bit tricky to learn what method works best for you
Of course, these wraps will stay even longer if you use them for your toes! Overall, I am very impressed with these nail wraps, and I`m excited to use them again (now that I know what method works best for me!)
Christina is my Jamberry consultant and she is sponsoring a giveaway for my readers! One of you will win a Jamberry sheet (in a pattern of your choice) as well as a sheet of Jamberry Juniors! Just fill out the form below for your chance to win! (This giveaway is open to my U.S. & Canadian readers)
If you don't want to take your chances on the giveaway, or don't want to wait until it ends to get your Jamberrys, you can order your own through Christina!
If you order during the giveaway, you'll be included in a special "Mystery Hostess" party- which means you'll have a chance to win the hostess rewards! (You can order through her website, or send her a message through her facebook page & she'll be happy to help you either way!)
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Disclosure: Jamberry Nail Wraps were provided for review purposes. All opinions shared are my own and honest!
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