Hello my loveley readers!
So I have some exciting nail related news to impart ;) Its always been a wish of mine to incorporate my passion for nails in, if not a career, then something to pursue alongside my work, well now I have been given the opportunity to do exactly this & I am eager to share it with you lovelies...let me introduce you to Jamberry...
You may have heard of Jamberry, a brand that has become rather big in the nail wrap world & first launched in the US in 2010 by 3 sisters creating their own line of DIY nail wraps. It went down a storm as the brand has now become a global success not only in the states but Australia too. Well Jamberry has spread the love to our shores, launching in the UK this month & not just that...but yours truly is officially one of the first UK consultants to have the pleasure of representing the brand here, which I am very excited to be a part of as it is a product I've gone gaga over big time & I will share with you exactly why.
I'm sure your thinking what makes these wraps so special compared to others? You know I love my nail art, yet many of you I'm sure simply do not have the time to even polish your nails let alone anything else! If you love having jazzy nails (who doesn't) yet can't deal with the faff of waiting for polish to dry or finicky nail art then Jamberry is your answer my beauts.
Available in over 300 different designs, so your bound to find something to your liking, these wraps can be used over both natural nails & gels/acrylics & will last for up to 2 weeks on the hands & 4 weeks as a pedi. Not only do they have a superb longevity they are also:
- Non toxic
- Five free
- Easy to apply at home
- Require ZERO drying time
- Durable for long lasting wear without chipping, fading or peeling
There are some really beautiful designs available, I already have a wish list of ones to try & these can be used in any way to customize your own mani, be it full on Jam, mixing up different designs or just an accent nail :)
The wraps are applied with heat & pressure, I'm sure every gal has a hair dryer in their arsenal? If not then Jamberry have their own Mini Heater available for £19 which has a wee stand making the process even more easy! I've purchased one of these myself & can confirm first hand that it is an ACE wee thing.
There is also a LUSH Cuticle Oil available in both Pen & Bottle form which smells SO GOOD, I plan on keeping this by my work desk, as well as other tools such as buffers, cuticle pushers & nail files, which are available as part of the Application Kit, of which I was very impressed with the quality of in all.
I confess, when Jamberry first came to my attention I was a tad dubious with the claims of easy application, however once I'd given it a go myself I was truly blown away with the results & am now in love with the nail wrap revolution! And I'll show you just how easy it is with a wee step by step breakdown...
To start you'll need to prep your nails, simply push those cuticles back, file the edge of your nails till are happy with the length, buff the surface to smooth & then wipe the nail with an alcohol wipe to shift any oils on the surface as this will all help the wrap adhere to the nail. I have these prepared wipes from Jamberry which come in the application kit, however you can use Isopropyl Alcohol which can be found in pharmacies/supermarkets or even just good old nail polish remover will do the job!
Next grab your sheet of wraps & orange stick, I couldn't decide on a single one, so went for a skittle Jamberry mani using different sparkly designs! The wraps are on a clear plastic sheet so you can easily match up the right sized wrap to fit your nail by just placing your nail underneath.
Each wrap should cover 2 nails depending on the size of your nail bed, mine are quite long therefore I can get two nails out of each, you might get more! Using an orange stick, gently lift up the wrap from the plastic, till you have the length you need, then simply cut across with the scissors.
The back of the wrap is tacky so will stay attached to the stick which will now act as a holder of sorts. You then need to hold the wrap in front of your heater for 3-5 seconds to activate the adhesive or if you don't have a heater then a quick blast of your hair dryer! FYI those mini ones would be perfect for this!
Now place the wrap on to the nail starting at the cuticle & pressing down firmly with your finger, smoothing as you go.
Once secure on the nail bed simply grab your file & file away the excess wrap, which I found came away very easily, without ripping.
These wraps work fab on both long & short nails, I'd sadly broken my middle nubbin but still had no problems with filing away the excess...
Don't panic if you find you have a few wrinkles on the nail, this happened to me the first time, to rectify this I simply placed my finger back in front of my heater to warm the wrap up again, then pressed down firmly to smoothen out...problemo solved!!
I continued on, using different wraps until all ten nails were done which was in no time at all! Once finished apply some cuticle oil around the edges, rub in & hey presto, Jamberry mani done! Here's the finished manicure.
To remove the wraps also couldn't be easier, when your ready to take them off simply lift the edge of the wrap with an orange stick, then using cotton wool soaked in remover, rub across the surface before slowly peeling off using the same cotton wool slowly. To make things a bit easier here are some videos explaining both APPLICATION and REMOVAL of the wraps...
So what do you think? Aren't the patterns PURDY?! And there's so many! As I'm a full on polish addict (noooo, REALLY Aysh?!) for me 2 weeks is a long time to wear a mani, so I'm going to enjoy incorporating the Jamberry nail wraps as funky accents in my manis so keep your eye peeled in the future!
However there's no doubt that the longevity of the wraps is truly impressive, especially for the busy worker bee & application was so straightforward once I'd given it a whirl myself!
Each sheet is £15, contains 18 nail wraps & will give up to 2 manicures, 2 pedicures, with a bunch of spares leftover to rock as accents if you wish, which in my opinion is such good value for money. Especially when, if you buy 3 sheets you will get 1 free, making each sheet just £11.25.
The Jamberry nail wraps can be purchased online via my website Jam With Aysh where you'll also find all the information you need about the brand. If you have any questions or if you would perhaps like a sample to try then simply leave me a comment below with your email or email me directly & I will happily send some your way!
I can understand myself now why Jamberry has had such success & I'm so excited to be a part of their journey here now in the UK! I anticipate big things for these guys!
Thanks as always for reading!
Lotsa love to ya!