Recently I came across Jamberry Nails with Laila. You might remember a little while back I did a review of the Sensationail Polish to Gel Kit, basically because there’s nothing I like more than having pretty nails to admire. Laila said she would send some samples out for me to try* to I couldn’t wait to get started. In this post, I’ll share a bit about Jamberry before telling with you what I thought. Make sure you read to the end as there will be a cheeky little competition to bag some of your own wraps!
What are Jamberry Nail wraps?
So you might be wondering what exactly Jamberry Nail wraps are. They are thin vinyl sheets that are pressure and heat activated to stick to your nail for a long-lasting and beautiful look. They are made with durable materials, so smudges and streaks aren’t an issue, and can last for up to two weeks on fingernails and four weeks on toes! However, there is more to Jambery than just the nail wraps and lots of other products can be found in Laila’s shop.
The nails wraps sell for £15 a set, but there is currently an offer, buy 3 get 1 free. Laila also hosts competitions, special offers and gives great tips over on her Facebook group so it is definitely worth checking out.
So let’s get onto the review!
What I Received
So this is what I received:
Laila wrote me a card as well as sending the wraps, a nail file, a wipe, an orange stick and some instructions. I thought the card was a lovely personal touch, plus I love that quote!
Here are the wraps a little closer up. I had a mixture of samples to try out different designs, but when ordering a regular set you obviously get to choose which design (or designs) you would like.
Application was really straight forward. First of all I pushed my cuticles down with the orange stick and cleaned my nails with the wipe provided. Then, I simply decided which wrap I wanted to use, cut it in half (half for each nail), heated it up for a few seconds with my hair dryer, then applied it to my nail. I then pressed quite hard onto my nail to make sure the wrap was attached well without any bubbles, before applying a bit more heat using the hair dryer to be sure. I repeated this process for all my nails. Then it was time to sort out the excess wrap. I just trimmed it with nail scissors before filing away any but of wrap that was still left at the end of my nails. You can find out more about application and watch a video to support this here.
The Holiday Test
It was a real test for these Jams because I was going on holiday the day after I had applied them. I was definitely intrigued to see how they’d get on away. Whilst on holiday, I kept an eye on my nails and took pictures daily. Here they are over the course of the week:
Ahhh, I’m getting serious holiday throwbacks! If you fancy checking out any of the outfits I teamed my nails up whilst I was away (some featured in these pics), you can find them in this post.
Anyhoo, let’s get back to the nails! On holiday I applied sun screen, went swimming in the pool and spent a lot of time in the Majorcan sun. I also did the usual things you might do with your nails like peeling labels off things and washing my hair in the shower. You can tell from the pictures that there was obviously nail growth over the course of the week which shows that my nails were still able to grow naturally underneath the wrap.
Removing the Wraps
Once I’d had the wraps on for 2 weeks I decided it was time to take them off and go for a different look. I had read the instructions about taking them off, that being soaking them in a nail wrap remover. However, I decided to just peel off the wraps and see what happened. I was a bit unsure how well this would work and what my nails would end up being like once they were wrap-free.
However, I was pleasantly surprised! Other than a bit of glue on my nails that was easy to pick off, they were in tip-top condition!
The Wrap vs Nail Polish – The Accent Nail
I still had some wraps left from the sample and rather than apply them all again, I thought I would go with an accent nail instead. I teamed this up with some nail polish from Barry M. Rather than use my polish to gel kit, I decided to just paint them normally. I was intrigued to see how they’d get on against the wrap. I did the usual day-to-day tasks in my nails – cooking, cleaning, washing etc. This is how they started on day 1:
And this is how they were a few days later:
As you can see, my painted nails had started to chip, but my Jamberry Nail was still going strong!
My Overall Opinion
I really loved having Jamberry Nails. They were a little bit fiddly to apply, but I’m sure with practice that it would be a much quicker process. I found that some of the wraps didn’t quite fit my nails properly, but this is because I was given the sample pack to try which includes less sizes compared to the usual set you can purchase. I know Jamberry Nails aren’t particularly cheap, and you could pay roughly the same price for someone to give you a manicure/have shellac nails. However, the sets do include enough wraps for a couple of manicures and pedicures, and there often seems to be good deals to be had in Laila’s shop. Plus if you don’t fancy doing your nails yourself, I think it would be a nice idea to invite friends round, apply each others wraps and enjoy a nice drink and gossip! Therefore, I would definitely recommend these wraps.
So how do you fancy getting some wraps of your own? Laila has very kindly said that my if you join her Facebook page over the next month and say I sent you (just quote As Seen on Jean), she will send you some of your very own samples to try! Plus, if you post a picture of the samples you receive on the group page, you’ll be entered into a raffle with any one else entering from ASOJ to win any wrap you fancy. Not bad eh for trying something out for free?! Here is the link to the Facebook group. This competition is open worldwide and finishes on 30th September 2017. Good luck and I can’t wait to see your nails!
So what do you think? Do you like my nails? Would you try these nail wraps yourself? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
*Laila sent me the wrap samples for free to review on this blog. However all opinions are my own and I would never share something I didn’t love myself.