Nail wraps are something that I have never really used … despite having a few samples of them in the past, they’ve always ended up at the back of the draw! I have always assumed rightly or wrongly that they would wreck my nails. As my nails have always been weak and easily breakable I have stuck to focusing on finding products that will aid them to grow rather than risking my nail using anything that might dry them out or make my nails any weaker!
A month ago I received a complimentary sample of Jamberry wraps to review and my nails have been in pretty good condition recently so I thought I would give them a go.
Laila Samson sent me a sample set the wraps to try and then review my thoughts.
Being all different designs I decided to use them as accent nails which I thought to be a good idea as I could then create more looks with different colours of nail varnish and show the wraps as accents. I have now tested the wraps three times and here’s how I got on.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (as taken from Laila’s website)
- Nail Prep: Push back cuticles. Buff and clean nails with a Nail Prep Wipe or Nail Prep Cleanser.
- Match nail wrap that best fits your nail. Err on the smaller size to avoid overlapping on the skin/nail edges, which can cause lifting.
- Cut nail wrap in half, pick up wrap from the cut side with an orange stick, and peel away from clear backing sheet.
- Warm the adhesive side of nail wrap with a Mini-Heater or blow dryer for about 3 seconds. Avoid overheating.
- Press nail wrap onto nail with the rounded edge at the cuticle. Firmly smooth the nail wrap down the center of the nail toward the tip. Next, smooth the sides starting at the center and toward the edges to seal the nail wrap to the nail.
- Trim excess with nail scissors. File off remaining nail wrap using a downward motion.
- Apply heat and pressure to the nail wrap until it is bonded to the nail.
I painted my nails pink and took the pretty pastel pattern for my accent. I think the only mistake I made here was not trimming the wrap in width before applying so I did end up with tiny air bubbles but for a first attempt it wasn’t too bad! I cut the wrap in half so that I could apply to two nails, heated it slightly then pressed it down on my nail, trimming the edges and pressing out any air bubbles.
- Soak the nail wrap in our Nail Wrap & Lacquer Remover for 20-30 seconds.
- After soaking, gently peel the nail wrap from side to side.
- Finally, apply Cuticle Oil for a winning finish!
I used my usual nail polish remover….which was acetone free (I expected to have to use an acetone one!!) and soaked the nail for 20 seconds….it came away so easily that there was barely any damage to the nail polish underneath let alone the nail!!!
I have applied the wraps a few more times since and have found it easier to apply since I trim them as best I can to fit. Personally I do struggle with my right hand as I find I need to trim the end with scissors that I find difficult with my left hand!! I try to trim it down as much as I can before I apply but I don’t want to go too low before applying them! I then file downwards to get rid of any small bits left at the top. The more I apply them, the more I am getting used to them!!
Here’s some more looks:
Would I recommend?
I would recommend Jamberry wraps as they are easy to apply (with practice…you need to practice if you haven’t used them before!!), they last really well … at a guess mine would have lasted almost two weeks if I wasn’t so keen to try a new design!! They are super easy to remove and have no damaging effect whatsoever to the nail! They survived housework, cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, washing my hair (I tend to chip my nails very easily!!!) they have not budged! The wraps are non-toxic and free from Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.
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