Yes, those are my real nails. As in, my nails actually grew that long thanks to the help of Jamberry nail wraps. If you remember a few months back, I wrote a review on an at-home, DIY gel nails because I cannot stand chipped nail polish. I rather stare at bare nails than have chipped ones. Well, they went back to the store because after day 4 there were chips.
When a good friend of mine invited me to her Jamberry Facebook party, I honestly had no idea what she was talking about. I thought it was a gimmick (and I hate gimmicks) to get me to buy something. But when she told me she’d mail me a few to try out for the 7-day challenge, I thought “What do I have to lose?” So I did her 7-day manicure challenge, and shared the before/after shots of my regular manicure with two of my nails using the Jamberry nail wraps on her Facebook group. Here are the before and after pictures:
Left: before the challenge, right after getting a manicure. The flirty floral design are the Jamberry nail wraps. All other nails have nail polish from the nail salon. Right: after the 7-day challenge. A lot of my OPI nail polish has chipped or flaked off (all without doing heavy work). My Jamberry wrap was mostly intact. A corner had chipped off only because my nails have the tendency to peel off in layers and I hadn’t taken off the loose flap.
What are Jamberry nail wraps?
Jamberry nail wraps are heat-activated, long-lasting nail “stickers” that are chip-resistant for many, many days at a time. My nails are very brittle (they break, chip, and worst of all, peel off in layers) and I’ve wasted money and time applying nail hardeners with no results. I don’t like sitting in a nail salon and breathing in toxic fumes for acrylic or fake gel nails every other week, not to mention the hefty price tag.
I love that Jamberry nail wraps are super affordable ($15 gives you 2 manicures and 2 pedicures!) and there are tons of solid and patterned designs to choose from. If you have a hair dryer, nail clippers, cuticle stick, scissors, and rubbing alcohol, you have all you need to be successful with Jamberry.
I’ll admit, there is a slight learning curve, and had I watched the video that my friend suggested, my Jamberry wraps would have lasted me a full 14 days. (Hers tend to last her about 15 or more days!). Here’s the video I’m referring to:
The two most important things I can take away from the video are
- you have invisible cuticles that must be pushed back and
- you have to stretch the nail wrap a bit.
I never heard of invisible nail cuticles, but sure enough, I have tons of them. Taking the extra time to remove them (rubbing alcohol helps me!) really makes a difference and makes sure that the invisible cuticles don’t behave as a barrier between your nail and the adhesive of the nail wrap. Stretching the nail wrap helps create a tight application on the tips of your nail, especially my index finger’s nail that tends to have a tighter curve than my other nails.
I honestly was so impressed with the samples my friend, Michele, and her consultant, Sarah, gave me that I went ahead and took advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal. I bought two sheets of white French tips, gold leopard, and metallic gold pinstripes. The desktop Jamberry mini heater is a lifesaver, but you can use a hair dryer instead. (I totally recommend getting the heater though!).
Here’s a little about Sarah, our Jamberry consultant:
I will be honest with you: I was very skeptical of Jamberry. I bought my first set of wraps in April 2014 for a friends party and they sat in my bathroom staring at me for months. Then, to help a friend launch her business, I hosted a party, tried on my wraps, and fell in LOVE! How on earth had I let something so easy just sit in my bathroom collecting dust?! This product has changed my life. I know it sounds silly, but after getting married, having 2 kids, and working full time I forgot to make time for me. Any extra money I had didn’t go towards a day at the nail salon. Jamberry has made it possible for me to pamper myself!
Sarah and I are making it reeeally easy for you to try Jamberry with not one, but TWO giveaways! The first one, a gift card for $25 towards any Jamberry products of your choice, is in the Rafflecopter below.
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