The photo above is what my nails looked like on day one. I just chose a simple color that happened to pull one of the colors from the Jamberry Nails sample I received.
So I painted all my nails leaving two natural for the nail wraps with my normal polish routine. For the first time using the Jamberry Nails I found it pretty simple.
The application directions stated on the sheet provided by Jamberry Nails:
- Clean unpolished nails with alcohol wipe and push back the cuticles.
- Match nail (finger or toe) to the nail wrap that best fits.
- Peel off nail wrap and warm with a mini heater or blow-dryer for 3-5 seconds or until soft and flexible.
- When warm, press the wrap onto the nail. Apply firm pressure around edges to adhere the wrap to the nail. Use rubber cuticle pusher to seal the wrap around the base of the cuticle.
- Trim the top with scissors and file off remaining wrap using a downward motion to remove excess.
- Apply heat and pressure to the wrap again until it is bonded to the nail.
(The directions above are the main directions to apply the nail wraps, the company has so many other techniques for application.)
I followed their directions as best I could. The only problem I ran into was placing them on my nail without creasing. I have pretty curved nails so it showed difficult getting those creases out. Now practice makes perfect, so over a few manicures, I'm sure it will be no problem. That was the only problem I was faced with, which I find awesome!
The photo above is showing how my nails versus the nail wraps were after 3 days. The nail wraps looked exactly how I put them on the first day. They didn't budge, or break apart, or peel off at all. My nail polish had a little wear and tear along the tips and cuticles. Other than that, the polish was fine also.
Directions for removal stated on the sheet provided by Jamberry Nails:
Gentle Removal Process:
For nail wraps that have been worn for more than 10 days. Lift a corner of the wrap with tweezers and soak the nail in warmed oil (cuticle, olive, etc.) or polish remover for 20-30 seconds and gently rub and push the wrap off. Soaking will break down the adhesive bond and allow them to easily slide off the nail bed. You can try very warm water in a bowl as well.
Quick Removal Process:
Heat wraps with a blow dryer or mini heater for 15 seconds. Then break the seal by getting under the edge of the nail shield with your opposite thumbnail or tweezers. Slowly heat and peal the shield from side to side. If the nail wraps are not peeling easily or the adhesive is still bonded to the nail bed then follow the Gentle Removal Process.
The removal is super easy. I honestly just peeled them off. I was left with a little sticky residue, but once I washed my hands, that residue no longer exsisted! As you can tell in the photo above, I have no damage done to my natural nails when I peeled the nail wrap off. It was like I never had anything on at all. For my nail polish I use 100% acetone, so this always leaves my nails dry, even after washing my hands.
I think the price for these Jamberry Nail Wraps are amazing and totally worth it. They have amazing lasting power, no chipping or fading, & won't now damage your natural nails at all.
If any of you are interested in these nail wraps, contact Trysha Scott (Click Here for Info). She can answer any of your questions and concerns. You too can get a free sample to try this challenge with!
Share in the comments below your experiences with nail wraps (drugstore or high end). I would love to hear your stories!
Until Next Time,
Disclaimer: The product was sent to me as a sample. I reached out to one of the independent contractors to do this review. All comments are my honest opinion. Any information regarding application and removal was provided on an instruction sheet and via Jamberry Nails website (Click Here for Website).