Hello dearies! Oh, today’s post is going to be such fun, because it combines two of our girls favorite things: Beauty & Fashion! We were recently contacted by the lovely Taylor Church, an Independent Jamberry Nails consultant, asking if we girls would care to review some Jamberry Nail wraps. We had heard of them before, and we thought you all would like to hear our opinions on the product, so of course we said yes (it helped that we could have a bit of fun ourselves in the process 😀 ).
Now, what are Jamberry Nail Wraps you ask? If you have ever painted your nails, you probably know how difficult it can be to accomplish said task with any measure of precision, right? Well, Jamberry Nail wraps take all that smudgy, smeary difficulty out of adorning your nails by creating a heat-sealed adhesive wrap that you apply directly to your nails. What’s more, they have been formulated to be more healthy and less damaging to your nails than your typical drugstore brand of nail polish. AND, there are so many designs and prints to chose from that, to be honest, would either be impossible, or take hours to do if you were painting your nails instead. You can find out more info by visiting the Jamberry site here. So, speaking of designs, would you like to see the nail wraps that we girls chose for this review?
Brigid: I chose the Mad Hatter Glossy for two reasons: 1. There was no possible way on earth I would ever be able to paint such a design myself! 2. The multifarious colors would allow them to coordinate with practically every item in my wardrobe. Win-win if you ask me! As far as the application process, just like with painting your nails for the first time, you can’t expect it to be perfect. Mine was far from perfect (which is completely understandable if you consider the fact that I finished applying mine before either of the girls. Hasty, much?), so I had a few ridges and bubbles here and there. BUT, nevertheless my nails stayed secure for the five days that I had them on. I removed them after only five days because, let’s face it, floral nails are not that practical in the life of a singer of 1940s music (i.e. they are not period correct). The removal process was SO quick and easy! I was able to remove every single one of my nail wraps (both hands) in less than 5 minutes, completely free of any sort of pain or difficulty. I definitely want to try some more Jamberry Nail Wraps. I think next time I will try the French Tips. What do you think?
Jessica: Well now, when I first got word that we would be doing this review, I immediately thought of all the adorable floral nail designs I had seen on Pinterest. So when we went to pick out our wraps, I didn’t hesitate in selecting the Faded Bouquet wraps. Aren’t they positively scrumptious? And if you can’t tell by the photos when you look closely at the wraps you can actually see individual flowers! I was quite impressed.
Unlike the girls, I approached the nail wrap application process with much caution, because I really, really didn’t want to make any mistakes on my first go. I made sure that my nails and finger tips were perfectly oil free, so as to allow the wrap to seal perfectly onto my nail without any bubbles, or wrinkles. To say the least, I was very slow with the process, resulting in a nearly perfect application. I was amazed by how smooth and flawless the wraps made my nails feel; the strength that they add to your nails is quite startling too. I grew out my nails a bit for the Jamberry nail wraps, and I am so glad I did, because then I had more wrap to look at! Haha! All in all, they are a wonderful product, easy to take off, and will definitely be a pleasure to wear next time.
Charlotte: I chose the “Celebrate!” nail wraps, because I’m a sucker for bright colors married with effortless simplicity, which is exactly what these wraps exuded. I was very apprehensive at first in applying the wraps to my nails, but the more I applied, the easier it became! I was so impressed with how-fuss free the process was, and even though is was a little time consuming, it made for a lovely afternoon with the girls applying our wraps and having plain old fun in the midst of it!
As it was my first application, it was far from perfect. At first I had a few little bubbles here and there, but then as the days wore on I realized too late that I hadn’t sealed the edges well enough 😛 A few more bubbles appeared, and that factor plus my very picky (as in, physically picky 😉 ) self kept touching and picking, which only provoked the flaws further, resulting in snagging the nails on the surfaces they came in contact with. But I attribute these faults mainly to personal error in first application, as I know that these nails have been successful for others, and I’m far from perfect 😉 I am confident that the more I work with these lovely little wraps, the better I’ll get, just like with (the much more fussy) nail polish application.
So, what’s the verdict? I think you can safely say that Jamberry Nail wraps can be put on the BFS list of favorite beauty products. We all want to try them again and see if we can get a bit better at the application process (practice makes perfect after all!). We have already talked about picking up a few sets in the True Love Glossy color way, since they would be positively ideal for our 1940s gigs. And, they won’t chip like nail polish! Score!
Have you ever tried Jamberry Nail Wraps?
Which Jamberry design would you chose?
Brigid, for the Boyer Sisters