Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jamberry Nails Review

This review is long overdue!  I have been meaning to try Jamberry or "Jams" for awhile.  I've always loved the variety of colors and patterns Jamberry offered but, I will admit, I was a little intimidated by the application process.

In the past, I've been a big user of the Sally Hansen Nail Polish strips.  I've never been one who has been able to wait for my nail lacquer to dry.  Even before having my son I was too impatient to sit still.  After having my son - forget it. I've got stuff to do. The Sally Hansen Nail strips provided a quick solution, but after my son became more mobile, the strips no longer lasted more than a day or so before chipping and peeling.

I now spend a lot of my  day cleaning, chasing my son outdoors in the dirt, and keeping him out of trouble.  This means my hands and nails are constantly being smashed, scraped, and put to the test.  My go-to Sally Hansen Strips were just not cutting it anymore. There was too much damage being done too quickly.

Jamberry, although intimidating, was actually pretty simple to apply.  The heating process was the part I was unsure of.  The steps include washing your hands, cleaning your nails with the cleansing wipes (this part is very important,) cutting the strips to fit your nails, and then heating each strip until it softens and applying it to the nail.

I will admit... the first nail took me 10 minutes to do.  I was over thinking, being overly careful and striving for full on perfection. Once I relaxed and got my groove going, the rest of my nails were done relatively quickly. My nails are super short so cutting them to fit my nails without overhang was a little difficult.  If you aren't biting your nails into stubs (as I, unfortunately, do) I don't think this will be a problem.

I love how these strips look  and they are definitely more durable.  The only issue I ran into was my pinky nail strips randomly feel off on the first and second days. Again, I think this issue was caused by how incredibly short  my nails are.  Short and tiny, there is not much nail for the tiny piece of strip to hang on to.  To remedy this issue, I simply reheated and reapplied the strips and then applied a top coat. I haven't had an issue since.

I kept my jams on 4 days before deciding to remove them and try a different look.  Looks like I may have found my new go-to nail solution!

For more information on Jamberry or to request free samples, contact Ashley.
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