Recently I was contacted by my friend, Martha, asking if I would like to review Jamberry nail wraps. I have known her over half my life and with our shared ideals on green living, I knew she wouldn’t steer me wrong. I received free product in exchange for my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Jamberry Nails was formed by three sisters that wanted to offer a quicker way to have salon quality nails at home, for a fraction of the cost. Jamberry nail wraps are gluten free, vegan, latex free, non-toxic and made in the USA. They are made of vinyl and stick to your nails through heat and pressure.
I watched a couple video tutorials on youtube before I started the application process. I decided to go with the rice pack method since my nails are curved and I heard it was easier. I prepped my nails by pushing back my cuticles, buffing my nails, and wiping them with an alcohol wipe. I held the wraps over my nails to try and figure out what size would work best for each finger.
As you can see, I overshot the size of my nails and covered up my cuticles. I had a brief moment of panic before I settled in to start problem solving. The spots where there was a lot of overhang, I trimmed. I then pushed back my cuticles (which was a little difficult since I had already pushed them back when prepping my nails). I sealed the fresh edges with my hair dryer, which confirmed that I preferred the rice bag method.
Two weeks went by, and I had countless moments where I thought they wouldn’t last. Somedays I feel like I wash my hands more than doctors do. Raising three children and taking care of ducks and chickens will do that to a person, I guess. Yet the incessant hand washing didn’t effect the Jamberry wraps at all. I even made pizza one of the nights and they stuck around after I hand-rolled pizza dough that had been coated in oil. I like to live dangerously.
I’m going to be honest. It was hard waiting two weeks to change them because there was another sheet of wraps calling my name. They definitely have an addicting quality to them. Maeby and I went through the catalog and picked out our favorites, I dreamt of accent nails, and I wondered if my second application would go better than my first.
I soaked my nails in a bit of coconut oil, and massaged the Jamberry nail wraps off my fingers. I decided to give my nails a break for a few hours because I wanted to see what they felt like after having Jamberry nail wraps on them for all that time.
My nails felt and looked awesome. This was probably my favorite part of the experience. My nails seemed healthier than when I wear polish. I find that my nails chip easily and feel very brittle after having polish on them. So not only are Jamberry nail wraps non toxic, I actually saw an improvement in my nails after wearing them. That is a definite win in my book!
On my second application, I set out to remedy the overhang issue. I had seen someone use transparent tape to mark the size and shape of their nail. I tried it and made better matches for my nails. I once again used the rice bag method and it took about half the time as my first application did. I was very pleased with the results.
Jamberry offers a line of wraps for tiny fingers, too. They come with two styles that can be used for up to six applications! I have been looking through these to figure out which ones Maeby might like to find under the Christmas tree this year. (She is really found of the “snow & ice” which she has deemed as “Frozen”)
There are many great deals going on including a monthly style box and buy 3 get 1 free on wraps (customs, collegiates, and sorority are excluded). You could also sign up to host a party and get free perks.
You can visit Martha here to check out everything Jamberry Nails has to offer.