Hello again! If you are a member of The Lipstick Narratives page over on Facebook (if you’re not part of the family, you should be), you will know that things are a little off schedule this week. The reason? It’s my website, and I wanted to post extra this week (; . And today, we’re talking about Jamberry nail wraps.
If you’re on the Internet (which you are, because you’re reading this on the Internet), chances are very high that you’ve seen Jamberry on your social media feeds. The colors and patterns are inviting, intriguing, and tempting, even just to click on. However, when you look up reviews on the products, you become skeptical because the good reviews are obviously coming from saleswomen who, of course, would sing their praises. But I’m not a sales person, and I have an opinion.
To be frank, I was sent two sheets of nail wraps as well as an application kit for free from my friend Suzi, who does sell Jamberry; however, I plan to be honest in my opinion.
What You’ll Need
- Nail Prep Wipe or rubbing alcohol
- Mini-Heater or blow dryer
- Nail wraps of your choice
- Nail scissors
- Nail file
So, the sheets of nail wraps basically look like a sheet of stickers. I mean they are, kind of, meaning these aren’t going to be fake nails. Each sheet is supposed to be enough for two manicures and two pedicures. For me, I required the smallest 5 wraps for both my fingers and my toes. The bigger stickers were too big for my hands. So I’d probably only be able to get one manicure, one pedicure out of these. But that’s OK.
The package gives you instructions on the back, and it’s all really easy.
Each sheet of nail wraps is going to run you $15, which kind of seems steep, but I once spent $29 on a nail polish I used twice. So I really can’t say anything.
Suzi sent over some of the nail wraps from the fall/winter collection. I chose to apply the ‘Copper Glam’ pattern, because if it’s copper, I’m in. And I really liked the geometric pattern. It’s very Art Deco, and if you know me, you know that’s right up my alley.
I’m pretty good at painting my nails with polish, but I usually go with one solid color. I’m not very good at nail art, so I was really excited to try these for something more fun on my finger nails.
I followed the instructions and was pretty pleased with the results. I mean, the finished product didn’t look…fabulous…but it was my first time. And like most first times, I ran into some bumps in the road, in the nail wraps I think with practice, though they’ll look better.
I stated in my fall nail edit that I’m hard on my nails. So wear time for me was about 4 days, but I’m alright with that. I’d most likely reserve these for special occasions anyway.
Honestly, I didn’t think I’d like these at all, but I really do like them. I probably won’t default to them over painting my nails with polish, but I definitely will use these again. It didn’t take any longer than applying traditional nail polishes, if anything it took less time because you got to cut out the drying time. And like I said before, I’m not good at any kind of nail art, so the fact the art is already on the sticker is really nice. For special occasions of holidays, I think I’ll reach for these and possibly purchase specialty wraps.
For those who aren’t very good at painting your own nails, I think these are a good option. You don’t have to have the same precision you do with polish.
And now…let’s have a little fun.
Suzi thought it’d be fun for all of us to have a little party. So if you’re curious or interested in purchasing a few nail wraps of your own, join us. There may be a potential goodie bag involved, but you’ll have to stop by to make sure. Click here for the party link.
And if you’re interested in becoming a salesperson for Jamberry, head over to Suziwarden.jamberry.com or get into contact with Suzi at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s awesome and helpful and super cute.
Do you already use and love Jamberry? Share some of your favorites with me, and I’d love to see pictures!