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Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Thursday, 17 September 2015
Nail wraps give you all the fancy effects of intricate nail art without requiring all that artistic talent and patience which makes them perfect for me. I was lucky enough to get sent these gorgeous Jamberry nail wraps in "Between the Lines" that will be available in Australia from 1st October, 2015. Considering how easy they are to work with to get a great manicure I had to tell you about them.

If you have never used or heard of nail wraps before they are basically stickers for your nails. They provide a ton of great decorative options for people like me who don't have the brush skills do replicate all the amazing nail art on Instagram. Another great part about them is that you can stick them on and go, no waiting for your nails to dry only to somehow smudge and ruin them hours later. 

At $22 AUD I understand that these might be more of a special occasion thing (then again heaps of people pay more for regular manicures), though it is certainly a lot cheaper than getting your nails done at a salon and it gives you quick, amazing effects. I actually used these for my accent nail which not only made them very wearable for work and uni, but also means that you will get many applications from the one packet. Furthermore, each nail wrap is actually really long and shaped at both ends so I was able to do an accent nail on both hands using one nail wrap cut in half. If you have short to medium length nails you should be able to get a double application just by doing this too.

Now, on to application. Here are the directions on the packaging...

  1. Push back cuticles and clean nails with the Nail Prep Wipe (provided) or rubbing alcohol. When applying nails over lacquer, apply a fresh coat and allow to dry.
  2. Mach nail (finger or toe) to the nail wrap that best fits.
  3. Peel off nail wrap and warm the adhesive side with a mini-heater or blow dryer for 3-5 seconds or until soft and flexible.
  4. When warm, press the wrap onto the nail. Apply firm pressure around the edges to adhere the wrap to the nail. Use cuticle pusher to seal the wrap around the base of the cuticle.
  5. To remove excess, trim the top with scissors and fill off remaining wrap using a downward motion. 
  6. Apply heat and pressure to the wrap again until it is bonded to the nail.
They also make a great little YouTube video to help you with application...

I followed these directions exactly, as well as adding a top coat afterwards to make them last longer, and found it quite easy. The only three main tips I would add to this is to first make sure that you line it up with your nail bed right so that the wrap goes on straight and make sure your cuticles are neat and have been pushed back to get a neat edge. Also, if you see two different sizes that might fit your nail, go for the smaller one. I initially applied on that was a tiny bit too big around the nail bed which prevented it from properly sticking to the nail and it started peeling within a day. When I did it again though with the right sized nail wrap I got a good 5 days of wear before my surrounding polished nails got really chipped and I had to take it off. 
You can see here that I chose one that was a little too big and didn't wrap around my nail and go close to the nail bed. This mistake was the only reason it peeled off early. Once I got it right (below) it lasted ages. I have used the "Between the Lines" Jambery Nail wraps here with Essie Fiji and Cashmere.
Overall I really liked these nail wraps and found them easy to apply once I learned these two tricks. I think they are a great option for someone who wants to liven up their DIY manicure but doesn't want to slave away with a teeny tiny brush and a magnifying glass. They would be great for weddings, formals, or any time you want to treat yo' self. My only criticism is that biggest ones are huge and even too big for my big toe. It might be better if they had more middle range sizes so you get the most use out of your pack and don't waste any. All in all, these are great though and I would definitely recommend them. Check out some of the other great colours and styles they come in. They are certainly one of the nicest and most extensive range of nail wraps I've come across.
Top left to right: Out of Focus, Black and White Houndstooth and Chantilly. Bottom left right: Black Lace, Obsessed and Charisma.  
The nail wraps will be available for Aussie customers to buy after October 1st from this website. Also, considering the atrocious state of the Aussie dollar and the fact that these sell for $15 USD, they blessedly aren't trying to rip off Aussie customers like so many other beauty retailers. Furthermore, if you want to stock up on nail wraps, your fourth set is free when you buy three.

Who will be ordering some of these gorgeous nail wraps when they launch for Aussie customer next month? I know I will be, starting with "Out of Focus" and "Obsessed". I would love to know which designs are on your wishlist. 

Stay Rosy.
3 comments on "Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps"
  1. The biggest wrap on the sheet is used to cut into 8 sections so you have enough for your little toes ;)

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  2. Oh la la this looks like a great kit! Im still waiting for mine in the mail... i cant do nail art so wraps are the way to go!

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    1. Nice Lily!!! Welcome to the Jamberry Family!!

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