Being a busy mum and always on the go, I sometimes find it a challenge to maintain my mani let along an immaculate one! 6 times out of 10 when I paint my nails, they are usually ruined within the first hour because I forget that I did them and delve my hand into a box or my handbag and then my mani is ruined.
This is where my love for stick-on nail wraps begins! I remember purchasing my first set at Priceline a couple of years ago. Even though they were thick and hard to file I still loved them.
Nail wraps have come a long way since then, becoming thinner and looking more like nail art than stickers as well as staying on longer.
Jamberry nail wraps was created by three sisters from the US and launched 2010. It has grown to become a household name in just five years and are available all over globe. They are made from durable materials, and can last up to 2 weeks on the fingernails and four weeks on toes.
Jamberry nail wraps look very similar to a sheet of stickers. They are a flexible wrap that covers existing nails. With Jamberry nail wraps there is a little more work to get them on than the ordinary peel and stick ones but it worth it in the end!
So, here is what you will need to get you started.
Applying Jamberry Wraps
- Remove excess oil and moisture from nails and nail bed with nail polish remover. You can use Jamberry Nail prep wipes if you prefer.
- Choose the size for each digit before peeling them off the sheet.
- Heat the nail wrap with the hairdryer on warm with a blow-dryer for 3-5 seconds or until soft and flexible and ready to peel off the sheet.
- Press wrap onto the nail and apply firm pressure especially around edges to ensure it adheres to the nail. With the cuticle pusher, gently glide over the wrap to seal it around the base of the cuticle. You can use your finger if you prefer.
- Trim any excess material and file off remaining wrap using a downward motion to finish application.
While the stickers are oval shaped to fit most nail beds, there are likely to be some spaces on the side where the Jamberry doesn’t quite cover, so make sure you pick the best size for each nail.
We all have one hand that doesn't always look as good as the other. With practice each application will get better and better!
Removing Jamberry Wraps
Heat the wraps with a blow-dryer for 15 seconds. Then break the seal by getting under the edge of the wrap with your opposite thumbnail. Slowly peel the wrap from side to side. If the nail wraps are not peeling easily or the adhesive is still bonded to the nail bed, then follow the Gentle Removal Process.
Soak the nail wraps in nail polish remover for 20-30 seconds and gently rub them off. Soaking will break down the adhesive bond and allow them to easily slide off the nail bed.
I highly recommend watching the How-to videos before applying your wraps. Sometimes visualising is better than imaging what should be done as everyone interprets instructions differently.
Jamberry have over 300 nail wrap designs that you can choose from. Prices are only $22 and are available online at jamberrynails.com.au or through a Jamberry independent consultant.
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