Friday, May 10, 2013

Jamberry Nails - Summer Chevron

Hi there!

This is my first time using Jamberry Nails...

My nails painted with Essie - Big Spender and
Jamberry Nails - Summer Chevron.

I received a sample page of designs from an independent consultant for Jamberry Nails...

Based on the size of my nails, the strips are large enough to be cut in half and used on 2 nails.

These were easy enough to apply- I heated the wrap with my hair dryer until it was soft and flexible. I then applied it to my nail, used my finger tips to smooth it out, and re-heated it to seal the wrap.

I do have a piece of advice if you've never applied these before... if you're using these for an accent nail, I recommend waiting to paint your other nails until after you've applied the wrap. I painted my nails first, and when the wrap was heated, it accidentally stuck to my middle fingernail. It didn't smudge or pull up my manicure, but it very well could have.

As far as the wear of this manicure- well, it lasted less than 12 hours :-/ The edges lifted while I was in the shower, so I just peeled the wraps off. On the bright side, the removal process was easy!

Overall, I'd recommend these if you want a quick, fun design. For complicated designs, the wraps take less time to apply than free-hand nail art or stamping. I'm not sure I'd choose to do a full manicure with these since the heating process can be fussy- I imagine if a heated wrap grabbed onto a wrap that was already applied, it might pull and ruin it.

Have you used these before? Which designs are your favorite? ... And do you have any tips for first-timers?

Until next time...
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