Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jamberry Nail Wrap Review!

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Good morning, readers! Today I have a review of a different type of nail wrap for you today! Usually, I review the "real nail polish" strips like the ones from Incoco and Sally Hansen. Jamberry, however, is an entirely different type of nail strip. These are thicker and use heat and pressure to apply to the nail.

I believe this print is called "Poised Plaid." There are over 350 different Jamberry Nail Wraps to choose from on the Jamberry Website! 

"What are Jamberry Nails?
Jamberry Nail Shields are the newest, safest, and most cost effective way to accessorize your fingers and toes! Get your own unique professional nail design and say goodbye to nail polish. With today's hottest celebrities already wearing unique nail designs, it's quickly becoming a fashion must have!

This new nail treatment can be applied in just 15 minutes at home. With over 350 styles available, these designer nail shields are made to last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes. Unlike traditional nail polish they won't chip and require no drying time. It's so easy to achieve a professional salon look at a fraction of the cost.

Jamberry Nail Shields are a solid film covering that can be applied directly to the nail to achieve a look not found anywhere else. This special material is both pressure and heat activated to create a watertight bond to your nail. The film is finished with a high gloss protective layer that prevents your nail shield from chipping or scuffing.

Each sheet will do a full set of fingers and toes up to two times each. Buy 3 sheets and get your 4th one FREE!!!"

As I said above, these don't apply the same way as the "real nail polish" strips. Instead, these are the instructions found on the website:

I followed the instructions above, using a hair dryer to heat the glue on the underside of the wrap. Unfortunately, even with reapplying the heat on the entire nail once the strip was applied, I had some wrinkles at the sides and middle of the cuticles. I think these would work much better for those of you without rounded or arched nail beds like I have. 

There were a few that didn't fit my nail so I had to try and trim them to fit better. That was hard for me, and I had some over hang (you can see a bit of that at the cuticle of the index finger in the photos). For the most part, I was able to find one to fit closely enough. 

I didn't get to do a true wear test with these because of too many things waiting to be reviewed. However, they weren't thin so I wouldn't expect them to just chip off like regular polish. What do you think of them? I've written up some pros and cons for my personal preference with them:

  • They will probably last longer than regular polish since they don't chip (as long as you get a good seal).
  • They have a TON of fun designs to choose from! That's great for anyone that wants nail art but doesn't feel like they can make it themselves.
  • It takes much less time to apply than to paint these intricate designs on your nails.

  • You may have to trim them to fit and you can't just scrape off the excess on the sides like with the "real nail polish" strips. 
  • They wrinkled on my rounded nail beds so I'm not sure how long they would last before catching onto something like my hair if I were to run my fingers through it.
  • The removal is a bit difficult. Either apply heat and peel off (which I don't think is good for your nails and actually peeled up some of my nail) or the foil method which takes a bit of time.

So all in all, they are pretty neat but I'm not sure they would work easily for all nail types. I think I'd rather use them for accent nails since my nails were too rounded for good application. Thanks for reading!

They retail for $15 a set but if you buy 3, you get 1 more free! You can buy them at the website below!

Jamberry Nails Links:

*The product in this post was sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

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  1. Love your review! I will say I have tried these myself & had even worse results than you describe. Thank you for your hard work!

  2. I also had a really hard time with applying these, my results were not good.

  3. If anyone wants to try them again I can offer some tips to help. You can email me at and i will send you a sample to try Jamberry again.

  4. I am hooked on these Jamberry nails..!! if anyone needs any help or any questions or a sample email me also at

  5. I love Jamberry! The first application was tricky, and I definitely went searching for different tips and way to apply them. Now I'm an old pro, and I can honestly say that I don't think I could ever go back to nail polish again. I love the mess free, no dry time, super long lasting benefits. I have had my Jamberry pedicure for six weeks + and no signs of wear at all. Amazing!

  6. I've tried Jamberry nails a few times now. It's true, they don't chip, and if you get a good seal around the cuticle, they don't wrinkle, either. I've never tried the foil-removal technique; I just soaked them in a nail polish remover-soaked sponge and used a kids' dental flosser to get in under the wrap and separate it from my nail. They came off much more quickly than nail polish. And, I ended up taking off my pedicure at four weeks, not because it needed to go, but because I was tired of that colour and wanted something new. :)

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  8. Two things - first regarding the wrinkles: Remember these things are vinyl! That means they stretch! When you put them on, you have an extra bit at the end when you cut them in half. If you grab the end of the strip that's past your nail and pull on it, you can pull out the wrinkles/buckling.

    As for removal - please don't just peel them off :) I break the seal around the edges, dip my fingers in coconut oil and use a nail floss pick to go between my nail and the wrap. The coconut oil gives me a nice cuticle bath at the same time!

    Ping me if you have any other questions - I've found solutions to 'most' problems. Mostly because I have curvy weak nails that used to chip/peel!

  9. I also have super curvy nails and there is a learning curve but I think they are so worth it. I would recommend using the wraps as accent nails along with Jamberry's 5 free nail lacquer until you get in the groove. Check your reps website under nail lacquers for more information

  10. use olive oil and they come off like a charm with no damage.

  11. I like that they have staying power. . Nails need to breathe, so I wouldn't keep them on for more than 2 weeks. Then give my nails a break for a day or two between applications.

  12. I am also a rep & I am bc I LOVED them from the 1st time I tried a sample. Then I bought some & ended up a consultant. if anyone wants to try them out. You can also email me for a sample:)