As you may of noticed from all of the reviews on here of different nail products, that I have a little bit of an obsession with having pretty nails. But I also spoken a few times about how my nails are in horrible condition as well.
Probably because I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with having nice nails, and because of that I’ve had acrylic nails, gel nails, shellac and a lot of other things that aren’t hugely great for your nails. So for the last year or so I’ve been on a mission to find a way to have nice nails – that actually lasts more that a day (because seriously who has time to do their nails every day!) and that doesn’t ruin your nails.
Cue a friend of mine starting to sell Jamberry nail wraps. Now at first I was skeptical, the same way I spoke about the Younique foundation. But since that worked out so well, I decided to give Jamberry a try.
I did feel at first that they were a little on the pricey side, at £15 for a sheet of nail wraps. Or 4 for the price of 3.
When I looked into it, I realised that you get 2 full manicure (or pedicures) from each sheet, as well as a few extra fro accent nails if you want to pair them with nail varnish/gel etc or of course another design of wrap. Plus, a shellac manicure would cost you more than that anyway, and that’s only one.
The main selling point was when my friend posted a picture of how well the nail wraps has lasted in the few weeks after having her baby. I realised if they lasted – and still looked great – after her washing her hands, bathing the baby, doing all the washing up and general washing and cleaning that comes with a newborn, then surely they would withstand my non-baby life for 2-3 weeks.
So I went for it. Which is when the problem of choosing which ones to get came about. If you take a quick look at the their website, you will see there is just so many to choose from! And they cater to every taste, from patterned to plain colours, and glittery, metallic or matte. They even offer ‘Jamberry Juniors’ for the little lady who wants pretty nails. (Adorable right?) Like I said, the main problem is choosing.
But I finally narrowed it down to the four, and they were delivered to my house nice and promptly.
I was a little worried at first that they would be difficult to apply, but all you need is a hairdryer, a nail file and some scissors. You simply peel the wrap off the sheet and cut it in half – so that one wrap does two nails. Heat it with the hair dryer and stick it onto your nail. Then use the nail file to file the excess off.
All in, it takes me less than half an hour to do the whole manicure, and considering they last 2-3 weeks, its pretty easy to find half an hour in that space of time when they do need re-doing. And considering they stick on your nails and then peel off when you want them to, they’re really good for your nails too.
I’ve been given a few tips by my friend to make them last longer as well – being wash your nails with washing up liquid before applying, and use tweezers to apply both. Both of these mean that the oils from your hands and nails don’t mess with the adhesive, which can mean they don’t last as long. But to be honest, I hadn’t had any problems before implementing these tips anyway.
So for me, Jamberry really ticks all the boxes, and I definitely am a Jamberry convert!
Have you tried Jamberry before? And maybe more importantly, which designs would you pick!?
Let me know