Jamberry Nails ~ I'm Hooked!

August 8, 2014



I am a crafty girl. I like to accessorize and decorate my surroundings. I'm a bit obsessed; I think that's pretty obvious.


What isn't very obvious, is that I like to do the same with my appearance. I am a girly girl if ever there was one. I love make up, glamorous locks and stylish clothes. Growing up, colorful nails were always a favorite, too.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to wear nail polish for over a decade due to the very strong odor. I cannot tolerate it at all.  It's been a bit of a bummer, but as the sign in my kitchen says, "It is what it is." I was resigned to the fact that I was just going to have to live with boring, bland hands. Like these...




Ick!

Well, all of that changed this weekend!! A friend told me about a product called Jamberry nail wraps and I am IN LOVE! They are odorless, vinyl wraps that adhere to your nails with a bit of gentle heat and pressure. They come in a ton of different colors and patterns and I am totally hooked ~ and fabulous! I feel like a girl again and I actually like my hands.




Now, I am queen of the easy DIY. I will only attempt something if it is inexpensive, simple to do and looks awesome when complete. Jamberry totally fit the bill.

A few of us gathered in my sister's kitchen for our Jamicures.  We did our own nails and were finished in just under an hour. Now that we know what we are doing, I would say next time we could do it in half the time. After a super quick bit of recommended prep (gently pushing cuticles, wiping the nail with alcohol or vinegar), we matched the appropriate sized wrap to the nail and stuck it on.




We used the warm rice bag approach, which meant we heated a rice bag in the microwave and gently applied it to our fingers to secure the wrap. A little trim and a bit of pressure and voila ~ perfectly pretty digits!! There are other ways to apply them, using a hairdryer for example, but we liked this method.




They best part was that once they were done, I went right home and did laundry and washed my pots and pans with brillo. I didn't even have to wait for them to dry!

Wait ~ did I just say that getting back to my chores quickly was good? Hmmm. Well, you know what I mean!

They've been on for several days now and there is no sign of wear. Obviously, there is no chipping either! When I am ready to remove them, I will simply soak my hands in warm water or lemon juice to break the seal and gently peel them away. Jamberry states that finger wraps can last up to two weeks and toe nail wraps can last up to four weeks. I applied a sample nail a few weeks ago and it did last the full two weeks, when removed my naked nails still looked super healthy.




I placed an order and I received it in under a week. Each sheet is $15.00 and will provide me with
two manicures, two pedicures and several accent nails.




There is a buy 3 sheets get 1 free promotion, which I totally took advantage of ~ twice! Like I said before, I am now an official addict, I just had to share!!



C'mon. You didn't really expect me to wear any other color, did you?


*This is NOT a sponsored post. I am simply sharing my great new find, that will allow me to have much prettier hands in my craft tutorials going forward! ;)

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28 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I've ever heard of these before, so thanks for the info! Your mani looks super-cute. Several years ago, I used those glue-on type nails, and they worked beautifully......except that they would periodically pop off and required re-gluing. After using those for a good two or three years, I decided it was time to get my own nails healthy. That took quite a long time, because the glue that I used pretty much sucked the life out of my nails. I really like that the Jamberry nails have the heat-activated glue. I just may have to give these a try!

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    1. I had never heard of them either Carol...and trust me, I have been looking very hard for any option that might work for me. I was so pleased with them, I just had t share. My kids are hooked now, too, which is awesome, because those nail salon visits get very expensive!!

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  2. I have been wanting to try Jamberry nails for forever! Thanks so explaining how they are applied and for giving the review. Off to buy some pretty nails!
    ~ Ashley

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    1. They are so cool, Ashley, I love them....and I am a really tough customer to please! Let me know if you decide to buy. Karen is awesome, she helped me a ton and she's super sweet!

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  3. Hi Kim, WOW I LOVE how pretty your nails look! I'm definitely interested in these as I have never heard these before. I love the fact that they last for two weeks! You all must of had a fun time at your sisters house. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love them too. I forgot how much I missed pretty nails. It was my first beauty review ~ How'd I do? ;)

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  4. Oh my goodness…I think I might have just found my new obsession! Your nails look FABULOUS! Thanks for the introduction!

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  5. Looks so pretty! And I love the color and pattern, sounds so effortless:) Thanks for sharing~hugs, Poppy

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Poppy! I love the pattern, too...I am a sucker for anything red! ;)

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  6. Hi Kim,
    Those jam wraps on your nails are darling!
    How wonderful to have a decorative nail product that doesn't smell and is non-toxic too!

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    1. The company says they are non toxic, Constance. I like that too.

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  7. Those look great! I have the same problem -- can't stand anything with a strong scent. I'll definitely have to look into these. :)

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    1. I was so pleasantly surprised, Dee! There's no smell at all!!

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  8. Your nails are very pretty, Kim. The fact that the wraps don't chip is a big deal. Now, if they just had an easy solution for age spots. . .something I could just peel off a sheet, stick on them, peel off, and voila, they're gone. Yeah, that'd be good. xxx :) ~ Nancy

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    1. Agreed Nancy!! Ha~ peel and stick camo stickers, wouldn't that be nice? ;)

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  9. Hi Kim,

    I have never heard of these before. They look absolutely amazing on you! Congrats for experimenting with pattern, but sticking with our favourite hue - the shade of red you chose is lovely! Thanks for introducing me to this product and the great tutorial!

    Poppy

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    1. I am not a product pushing type of girl, Poppy, but I am so taken with these nails! I have a plain white French manicure now and I love them as much as the red! Can you believe it? Ha!

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  10. I am just like you Kim! I love anything and everything girly, hence, I will go gaga once my baby girl comes out! Anyway, never heard about it, I would definitely try, Love the red one on yours (of course), but I'm crushing on the stripes!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh Vel, as the mom of girls I can say it is all good! From baby bows to Sweet 16 attire, make up and shoes, the shopping and glamming is tons of fun!! :)

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  11. WOW!!! What a great invention! I don't polish my nails because I'm so tough with my hands and always digging in the dirt or scrubbing away. I will have to try this new nail product. Thank you for sharing tips and how-to on applying nails, and the link to Jamberry nails.

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    1. Oliva, I have been scrubbing, gardening swimming and fishing and my nails are still intact and my hands look fabulous doing it all!!

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  12. Oh girl,
    With NICE LONG FINGERS like that, I sure hope you play the piano!!!!!! I am so jealous!!!
    I love the pretty red pattern nails too....ahhhhhh red!!
    Blessings to you,

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    1. I don't play J, but my dad used to say the same thing to me! Maybe I should take it up, just so I can show off my new nails!! ;)

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  13. How neat you are able to do your nails again! I LOVE doing mine. I always feel better when my nail are in shape! xoxo Jen

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    1. I didn't realize how much I missed having pretty nails until they were, well...pretty again!! Now everything I do, from typing to folding laundry looks better!! :)

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  14. I have heard of these and I love how they look on you. Hope all is well Kim

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    1. I had never heard of them Vanessa and I had been looking for a smell free solution for years! I have to say, I love them!

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