Monday, October 5, 2015

Jamberry Nail Wraps!*


Jamberry Nail Wraps sheet + an extra sample sheet

You guys know I'm into manicures, right? I love painting my nails. I normally keep it pretty simple, though, purely because I don't have a clue how to do all that fancy nail art! The confusing world of 'nail stamping' is beyond me and I'm pretty sure I'd make a right royal mess if I were to try it. Let alone drawing delicate pictures that resemble animal faces or palm tree beach scenes onto each nail! So you can see why I jumped at the opportunity to try out Jamberry Nail Wraps*! High-tech vinyl nail decals in gorgeous patterns and designs that you just stick on? Yes please!




Jamberry are an American company that have just started operating in Australia and New Zealand this month! I was contacted by Jamberry Nails Consultant Cassy Barfield to trial the wraps, and I was more than willing to give them a go. There are so many design categories, ranging from super-cool Runway, floral Garden Party or pattern-heavy Graphic Punch to the cute as a button Holiday and Animal Instinct designs (think butterfly wings, snakeskin and zebra stripes, to name a few!). Not only that, but there are a range of finishes, including Matte, Sparkle, Clear, Metallic and Satin.




Happily, the wraps come with clear, easy to follow instructions for application and removal. There's even a Youtube video on this if you prefer to follow directions via a visual demonstration. They can be applied to natural or artificial nails, there's obviously no drying time (woo hoo!), no chipping and they are supposed to last for 2 weeks (4 weeks if you put them on your toes).




My Experience
I'll start off by saying the process is a bit fiddly, and it's certainly a learning curve situation! I did spend a fair while selecting the individual wraps from the sheet that best fitted my different nail widths, but I think I could have done a better job at this. I followed the directions for application, but still ended up with bubbles despite heating with a hairdryer and smoothing the wraps out. I feel like my nails may be too curved to get a perfectly smooth fit, because as soon as I'd flatten one bump, another would arise. I think these would best suit nails that are quite flat across the width. Also, I suck at applying them (if you can't already tell from the photos!). I did improve with practice, though.




I would suggest using super-sharp nail scissors when snipping off the excess wrap once it's fitted onto the nail. I found this a bit challenging because my nail scissors were blunt and I had to resort to huge kitchen scissors! I absolutely love the designs and the different looks that can be created with these wraps. I decided to paint my thumbnails with Essie polish (Madison Ave-Hue and Bikini So Teeny) instead of using the wraps there, to get a bold colour contrast.




One of the advantages of these wraps is they are so darn cute that their pretty aesthetic distracts from the dodgy application! It's only my first time using Jamberry, so yes, I have bubbles, bad placement and excess around some of the edges. but I still love how eye-catching and gorgeous the designs are! I can't wait to give these another go, this time with sharp little scissors for neat trimming and a better eye for picking the correct width wrap for each nail!






You can buy Jamberry nail wraps online from www.fabulousfingers.net or email Cassy at cassy36@gmail.com
Many thanks to Cassy Barfield for supplying the nail wrap samples! 

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*Disclaimer: The nail wraps were provided for editorial consideration. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own. I painted my thumbnails with two different Essie polishes which I bought myself.

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Have you tried nail wraps before? If so, what did you think of them?

43 comments:

  1. I'm super excited that you tried them and liked them. They can be a bit fiddly the first time you use them! Truth is, that there are a lot of little tips and tricks to avoid the "problem spots" that sometimes occur!
    If anyone is interested my Aussie site is http://bit.ly/jamberryAUS if you're interested in ordering direct it's easier to follow this link. Again please email me with any questions cassy36@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for adding your Aussie link Cassy :) Yes, they are just so cute!

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  2. These are so cool! Especially love the checked ones, they have such a nice burberry-esque look :)
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    1. I thought the same thing about the tartan-type checked one! Thanks for visiting, I'll check out your blog :) x

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  3. These are cool patterns! Did you find that they lasted long?

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    1. I've been so crazy busy, I only applied them very recently, so I can't comment on longevity unfortunately!

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  4. I've never tried the Jamberry wraps! They sound like they need a bit of practice to get right, kind of like using contact to cover the kids' school books for the first time! Haha!

    Having said that I love the designs the Jamberry nail wraps come in so I'll have to give them a try I think!

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    1. Yes, the designs are so beautiful! I definitely need more practice. ps I nearly cried the first time I had to contact a schoolbook for my son. The stress!!

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  5. Not usually my thing Di, but I love the zebra stripe - might just have to give them a go ♥

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    1. Yes, the zebra stripes do look good. I was checking out the other designs online and I'm pretty sure they came in different coloured zebra stripes, too :)

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    2. Please do!!!! Check them out on my site: http://bit.ly/jamberryAUS

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  6. I have been hearing about these Jamberry nail wraps. I do love the different patterns they have!

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    1. There are so many interesting designs!

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    2. Check out my site to see all the gorgeous patterns :) I'd be happy to help you if you have any questions ladies!~ cassy36@gmail.com

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  7. these look awesome! DF xoxo

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  8. I love the available patterns, though I'm not sure I'd have the patience to apply. Your nails look great. Thank you for your honest review, very much appreciated :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Yes it does take patience although I'm sure with subsequent applications this process would speed up :)

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    2. True, the first time it's a little touch and go, but honestly I've been doing them for over a year and they take me less time than painting my nails ;)

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  9. I like the different patterns, not sure I would be able to apply them though :p

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Yeah, I envy those who can apply them perfectly! I love the designs, too. xx

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    2. I think Di can speak from experience that I wasn't pushy. There's always going to be some bad apples on a tree guys. Expanding internationally can be pretty crazy. Everyone I've had the pleasure of dealing with in Australia has been fabulous. I just want to share an awesome product, no pressure. I genuinely care about my customers, and am here to make sure you guys have a great experience ;) Email me if I can help in any way cassy36@gmail.com

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    3. Yes, the one pushy rep approached me on FB, nothing to do with Cassy, just to clear it up! Cassy, the Consultant I worked with was always very friendly, professional and really flexible considering how busy I was in September! Lovely to work with and I'd recommend her if anyone's interested in this product :)

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  10. I've been hearing a lot about Jamberry but have already had some bad experiences with their representatives.. of course haha. But that aside these designs look very cute! xx

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    1. I was approached by multiple Consultants, one was a bit pushy but the other two were lovely, thankfully! Sucks you had some bad experiences. Yeah, loving the cute designs for something different! xx

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  11. they are darn cute indeed!!! one thing I love about wraps are the patterns, I can never do any of it with nail polish! - I found mila kunis in jupiter ascending really irritating, it some how got voted as the best movie of the month at my partner's local dvd rental store. let me know what you think about primer and predestination after you watch it :D I'm hoping to see the martian at some point.. and straight outta compton.. apparently it's good.

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    1. Will do re Primer and Predestination. Yes I definitely want to see The Martian too. I've won a double pass to Miss You Already which I can't wait to see because I love Drew Barrymore, even though I'll be a blubbering mess during it!

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  12. I feel like these things can always be a little fiddly! Cute, though!

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  13. amazing post dear! I love it:)

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  14. Liking these nail wraps!

    Isobel x
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    1. Thanks Isobel! Loved your boho style in the flares post :)

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  15. These are exploding onto the market! I am seeing them EVERYWHERE.

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    1. They sure are Shari! I think a lot of bloggers were asked to review them :)

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    2. If anyone wants to try them for a blog review, I'd be happy to send them some. Just email me cassy36@gmail.com

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  17. These looks so delish! Love love love! I'm not a great one at craft the best of the time so it does look like a challenge to make them look even and nice but the designs are worth it to give it a try. Great review and I agree I feel like I'm seeing them everywhere at the moment!

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    1. Yes the designs are varied and lovely. I think I'll do a better job on my next application!

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  18. Love your review ....the patterns are amazing!
    I had only one sample wrap and gave it a try...found it worked really well.....but I didn't have 10 fingers to do or sizing to figure out etc..that could make it a bit more fiddly!

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    1. Ah, OK, well that would have made it a bit easier! Thanks for checking out my review, too :)

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  19. They look so cool! I'm keen to give them a go. Bron x

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    1. Thanks Bron! They are eye-catching, aren't they?!

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