My wraps after 2 weeks
Then I heard of Jamberry. This product promises to solve all of those problems for me! Cute patterns and colors, check; no drying time, check; won't chip off, check! But do they actually work? Do they really stick and stay on? How hard are they to apply?
I am so excited to report that yes, they do work and do stick and stay on!! Do they have Pro's and Con's? Yes, they definitely do. I am going to walk you through my personal experience and also touch a bit on my mom's experience with them.
I have been accumulating these wraps for a while whenever I could find a deal on them. They are always buy 3 sheets get 1 free and most consultants will give you samples if you want to try it first before making that kind of a commitment. The sheets are $15 each and provide 2-3 manicures according to Jamberry's site but they can be used for even more manis and pedis with these tricks.
They are definitely cheaper than a salon manicure or pedicure but you have to apply them yourself. The application process is a little tricky and has more steps than slapping on nail polish but it does get quicker and easier with practice. Each nail needs to be very clean, needs to have the cuticle pushed back off of the nail and each wrap needs to be sized so that none of it touches the cuticle or skin. Each wrap needs to be warmed before applying and then applying the wrap where you want it can be tricky too. I really struggled with this!
The nice thing is that I was able to stop a few times during the application for interruptions from my son and I did not have to worry about ruining wet polish. This mani was time consuming but no more time consuming than the DIY gel nail mani I have been trying to do recently to keep my nails from chipping.
These lasted on me for over 2 weeks on all but 2 of my nails (those 2 lasted just over a week). These 2 I had painted over with clear polish because they didn't seal as well as the others. I don't know if they peeled off sooner because of the polish or because they didn't seal as well. They did sometimes catch in my hair when I was washing it at the beginning and this got worse as time went on. Also these may not work for everyone. My mom tried them a while ago and couldn't get them to seal well at the top and she wasn't able to make them work for her.
Biggest Pro's: super cute and lasted a long time.
Biggest Con's: tricky to apply (some weren't centered and none were as close to my cuticle as I would have wanted them to be which was super noticeable as time went on and they grew out).
Overall I really liked having these on my fingers and I am excited to keep using them and hopefully I will get much better at applying them exactly where I want them and at doing it a little quicker.
Have you tried these nail wraps or a similar product? Let me know how it worked for you in the comments below :)
Thanks for reading!!