Before January I didn't know anything about Jamberry, now I can't stop using it. I'm writing this honestly as a consumer not as an independent consultant. Though I am an independent consultant, I buy all my Jamberry wraps at full price and because I want to, not because I am obligated to. If you don't know what Jamberry is, I have a whole page about it, so I'm not going to go into super details about the what in this review as I already have it written there. But the brief summary is they are nail wraps that are similar to a sheet of stickers that cost $15 per sheet. They are not fake nails, but rather a flexible wrap that you apply at home to cover your natural nails.
If you do the buy three get one free deal with shipping, then the first order is around $50. Which can seem like a lot, but on average nail salons charge around $45 for one manicure. Or you can do $50 to get eight manicures, it's cheaper if you do the math. Plus you get to avoid the flumes of nail salons and don't have to stare at your nail art that smudges the moment after you finish. As mine always did because I can't just sit still doing and touching nothing until it's done. Plus it never lasts long anyways. So Jamberry was the way I turned. These honestly help make my nails feel stronger which helps them grow longer without me fearing them breaking a day or two later.
I wear mine on average 1.5 - 2 weeks, not because they look bad but because I want something different. And I get compliments where ever I go for them too. Which I really enjoy because I get to talk to people I wouldn't before about my nails. Or nails in general. To apply them I used to use my hair dryer until I got the consultant kit which came with the mini heater, which is about $15 on Jamberry. But you don't honestly need it, it's just a quieter alternative to the hair dryer. But both work perfectly when heating up the nails for application. Removal is also fairly easy and you don't need to use any harsh chemicals or destroy your nails like you often do with gel nail polish.
Again I already have tips and tricks for these so I'm not going to go into too many details. I will give a few tips here. The first one is for application, don’t use the baggy method that is floating around the internet as many have seen issues with their nail beds when using that method. Secondly, make sure you match up the nail wrap to your nail or they will lift. I have had that happen a few times because I didn't measure them up right. As they are a nail wrap with a removal of peeling off, they are prone to peeling if you pick at them or do activities that lift them up. You can heat them back up to get them to sit back down. But it's just something to note.
On another note, from a consumer standpoint I do a lot of things that scratch my nails up so I do see the tips wear a little as I wear them but not enough where it's obvious. If I where the thicker glitter wraps I do see the lifting happening after a week of wearing them but do not have this occur when I wear the standard style. Which could mainly because of the activities that are very intense on my nails.
Also Jamberry does make nails for kids, but they are not going to last as long because kids are going to pick and peel them off naturally. Though their sheets do include more manicures/pedicures than the standard size.
Have you ever tried Jamberry? What is your opinion on them or do you have any tips/tricks?