DISCLAIMER: I was given some free samples to try out, all opinions are my own and I was not paid to say anything about it.
This is the first post in a mini-series about Jamberry (my newest discovery). Please see below for How to Apply Jamberry the Lazy Way & How to put Jamberry Juniors on a Toddler, plus two weeks from now a check-in on my nails and how they lasted.
I had a local mama approach me about trying out some Jamberry nails so I jumped at the chance. I had participated in a few Facebook parties and really enjoyed them and thought the nails were cool, just had no idea how they worked.
With my samples I tried them out and was pretty happy with the results. First I tried the “7 day trial” which another local mama gave me, one wrap per hand and then you do the other four with nail polish to see which lasts longer. No surprise, as usual my nail polish started chipping within a day (one of the reasons I never wear nail polish on my hands) but my Jamberry wrap lasted. I even did the trial on Bee to see how hers did. I took a picture at the end of each day for a week to compare and show them.
The sales pitch is that the Jamberry nails last longer than polish, but I just never wear polish so to me that wasn’t the biggest sales factor for me. I am one of those people whose nails smudge and get wrecked seconds after painting them, so with these my nails were not wrecked right away and lasted really well. I also like that they were fun to put on, took a lot longer than polish, and I think require a lot of practice to get the hang of it, but if you like crafts, then I think Jamberry is a fun activity to do one night, especially as a girls night.
I got my sister and we had a good old-fashioned sleepover one night, complete with wine, chips, chick-flicks and doing our nails, the only difference was we both went to bed at 10:30 since the kids would be up throughout the night too!
It was a really fun night, I loved putting them on. We both really like doing crafts and that is pretty much what these are, like stickers for your nails. I am not exactly good at crafts so if you are not crafty don’t worry, I think they are pretty easy for anyone to attempt.
There are a few official videos on how to apply them, but honestly, after doing one hand the traditional way (filling the wrap down to your nail), my sister had already finished both her feet in what she deemed “the lazy way” and honestly it was easier and looked the same so I finished my feet and other hand her way. I do think I need practice as they are not smooth and perfect, but I am still happy with the results.
- Super fun designs and patterns to choose from.
- Last better than nail polish.
- Fun to put on (make a girls night out of it).
- Makes you enjoy looking at your pretty nails.
- You can cut the wraps to your desired nail; although they may be for 2 pedicures and 2 manicures, if you cut to size you can make it for up to 4 pedicures, with enough for a manicure left too, just depends on the size of your toes. The big toes are the biggest limitation as they need the big wraps.
- Not as cheap as nail polish.
- Has a learning curve to apply.
- Feels like you are wearing a sticker on your nails, not everyone likes that feeling.
- Takes awhile to apply.
- Need a few supplies and access to a heat source so it is not something you can bring with you and do on the go.
Here is the info of an awesome local mama who sells Jamberry. She is helping me put together a Facebook party in a few weeks (if you are interested in participating let me know and I will send you an invite!). She has been a pleasure to work with and picked out the awesome wraps she sent me based on part of the name of my blog, fairies, she sent me butterfly wraps as that was the closest thing. I LOVE them and really appreciate her thoughtfulness in trying to find something she thought I would like.
Have you ever tried Jamberry? What did you think? Would you like to try it?
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Updated May 2016