Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Manicure Monday: Featuring Jamberry Nails in Faded Bouquet

Herro there! While I know this may be a couple months late, I wanted to share with you my experience with Jamberry nail wraps! (...And I apologize for such a blurry pic...and my wrinkly fingers!)

One of my lovely friends was hosting an online Jamberry Party, where we were able to interact with a consultant and see what kind of products and designs were available, and we actually got a chance to sample a wrap as well! If you are interested in hosting a party, check out their site here.

~ Thank you Vivian for hosting the party and Kelly for providing the samples and lovely insight on all the Jamberry products! ~

There was only a limited number of designs we could have chose from for our sample, and I decided to choose the Faded Bouquet.
I think this is a really cute, floral design, though I feel like the design itself looks "fake." I think it's from the kind of "faded" aspect of the design. From a distance though, it looks pretty pretty, just not when it's close up in your face. I had some scraps left over, so I stuck a strip across my index finger (I love how looks!)

On my other nails are two coats of Loreal in Royally Yours, which is a pretty blue pastel shade.

Application was pretty easy, for the most part. They provide a list of directions on their site on how to apply the nail wrap. I find that a nail cutter, nail file, and cuticle pusher were necessary to get the wrap to look nicely on the nail. I was actually too lazy to use a hair dryer, so I used the heat from my laptop to warm it up (It worked! I'm lazy... but resourceful!) Using scissors was tough for me especially after I trimmed most of the wrap off and there was just a little bit hanging off, but still too much to file down. I used a nail cutter to get it right along the tip of my nails and then filed away to smooth it out. All I had to do then was to put my finger near my laptop fan to make sure it adhered onto the nail.

Removal time wasn't too terrible. I was happy I didn't have it on all my fingers though. I used a cotton pad soaked with nail polish remover and let it soak for a bit. I got lazy with this process as well, and attempted to just peel off the wrap. It worked out, not as easily as I'd hoped! (I probably should've let it soak longer.)
I think the wraps are excellent quality. The image above shows the wraps after a week of wear. My nails did grow a bit since I initially had these nails, so I did trim my nails, since I have a hard time dealing with long nails (I like them short!). Even though my nails were trimmed, you can still see that I had quite a bit of chipping, but the nail wrap looked new. (I think an additional factor is that it was my ring finger, and that finger doesn't chip as much as the other nails.) The wrap was securely on my nail so I didn't experience any kind of lifting or water getting under the wrap.

Overall, I had a good experience trying out the nail wrap. I personally prefer just using regular nail polish, but these nail wraps are good quality and there are a lot of designs available that would be hard for me to mimic. While I don't think I picked a designed I loved 100%, it still looked really cute on my nails. Application and removal process was not difficult either! These nail wraps are definitely not something I'd personally use frequently, but rather on special occasions to amp up my nail look. 8.5/10!

I hope you enjoyed my Mani Monday! Take care always!

Disclaimer: Sample was provided during a Jamberry Online Party. Post contains no affiliate links. As always, opinions are my own.