I am a total girly girl. I always have been. I love make up, high heels, even if I can't really wear them anymore, and jewelry. I never feel completely dressed until my hair is done and my mascara is on. I may not be a perfectionist when it comes to DIY, but when it comes to my appearance, I like everything to be just so.
Unfortunately, for the last ten years, my nails have been completely neglected. The smell of nail polish and remover does very bad things to me and so, naked nails were my only option. It was very unsettling, not to mention boring, to have undone digits.
*Jamberry provided me with these pretty nail wraps, but all my opinions are my own.
Then, I was introduced to Jamberry Nails and everything changed. I know that I mentioned them when I first tried them out, but it's been a solid year now and I thought it was time to let you know my thoughts after twelve solid months of wear...especially since so many of you comment on my "pretty nails" in my tutorial photos.
Thanks! That certainly wasn't the case when I started this website! Yikes!
SO. What's the verdict? I still love them!
In less than a half an hour, I can have totally fabulous hands. My Jamicure lasts about two weeks and to be honest, I usually remove them because I'm ready for another look, not because they need to come off. These pretty nail wraps are odorless and adhere to your nails with a little bit of gentle heat and pressure. They come in a ton of patterns and colors, including glittery solids if that's your passion, and you can mix and match them all for a custom manicure you just cannot get with polish.
If you follow me on Instagram, I have posted some of my favorite looks of the past year over there ~ including these!
|Red. My signature color.|
|Words! Getting my author on!|
|Yes, these French tips are Jamberry.|
|Blue on a snowy day.|
Each sheet is enough for two manis, two pedis, with a few leftover to use as accent nails. They are $15 per sheet or buy 3 get 1 free. That's my favorite deal, I can never pick just one. Pop over to Jamberry and you'll see what I mean.
I received two sheets of this lovely China Rose. There's one for me and one for a lucky winner.
Could be you!
How do you apply, you ask? So simple. Let's get started.
First, I gather my supplies. Now, you do not need the Jamberry heater, but I highly recommend it. Of course, a hairdryer works well, too. Just make sure to put it on low, you really don't need a lot of heat.
You know that old construction saying, measure twice, cut once? Well, that is the key to this application. Measure, measure and measure again to make sure your Jamberry will fit the desired nail as close to the cuticle as possible. You do not want to have to cut your wrap and you don't want to go over your cuticle. Your Jamberry will not stick to skin.
Once you have settled on the proper size, cut the Jamberry in half and place it on the end of the rubber cuticle pusher and heat it, front and back, for about three to four seconds.
Carefully, position the warm wrap on your nail...
...and use the cuticle pusher to smooth it onto your nail. I usually take my nail and put it in front of the heater to make sure the wrap is firmly affixed. Then I smooth some more, trim the excess wrap from my nail and file for a clean edged finish.
Gorgeous. It's a super easy and inexpensive DIY with fabulous, custom results, don't you think? No smell, no waiting for nails to dry and certainly no chipped polish to patch. If you have daughters or granddaughters, they will be hooked too...and they can do them on their brand new bedding with no worries.
Well, now it's your turn to let me know if you would you like to try your own set of Jamberry nail wraps and be my identical hand twin.
Good luck friends!
So who wants to win?
UPDATE Oh hey, and before you go, I'd like to congratulate Laurie M. She is the winner of my Jamberry Nail Wrap Giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered! Enjoy your pretty nails Laurie!