When my friend, Emily, asked if I would be interested in trying Jamberry nail wraps, I mulled over the idea of writing about my experience on this blog because I only like to discuss products and ideas that are of interest to me. I don’t do sponsored reviews and delete many emails I receive from marketing firms wanting me to write about local casinos, male-enhancement drugs, and self-published books about finding oneself. Obviously my blog is in hot demand. But since Emily is a cool cat (despite being a Gamecock) and an amazing Doctor of Physical Therapy, I took her up on her offer and agreed to be what feels like the last person to try Jamberry nail wraps.
In full disclosure, I do not have pretty manicured nails. Growing up, I never had much interest in my nails beyond making sure they were short enough to shove into a softball glove. I didn’t even get a professional manicure for my wedding – I am just that low key about my nails. Whenever I do put on polish on my fingernails (either for a special event or during a rare fit of insanity), it is chipping within the first 6 hours of application. I know, I’m horrible. On the other hand, I do get the occasional pedicure and always have nail polish on my toenails because let’s face it – my feet need all the help they can get (don’t worry, I won’t accost you with pictures of my horrid feet).
For the uninitiated, Jamberry are vinyl nail wraps that adhere to nails through heat. Emily gave me the choice of samples and I went with a simple polka dot pattern. To be honest, I would have picked just a solid color if given the choice because that’s how I roll. I am not going to provide a step-by-step for the application process because there are more Jamberry tutorials on the internet than videos of kittens falling over. A simple Google search will suffice. In fact, let me Google that for you…
Because of the learning curve, it took me almost an hour to finish all ten nails. I was drinking rum and diet coke and watching the Emmy Awards while applying the wraps so my concentration waned from time to time. But I finally got the hang of it and actually didn’t mind the somewhat tedious application process. Clay is TDY this week so my nights have included riveting activities such as cleaning toilets, re-staining grout, and applying Jamberry nail wraps. It’s glamorous over here, folks.
The verdict? I like them more than I thought I would! Being that I do not wear nail polish on a regular basis, I was prepared to for an eh response but color me surprised. I’ve had them on for over 24 hours and have experienced no chipping, despite washing/drying my hair, cleaning the shower with bleach, scrubbing grout, and wiping dirty baby bums (clearly my day was spectacular). I still don’t see myself wearing these wraps on a regular basis but I totally would choose these over nail polish for the rare occasion I want to dress up my nails.
If you’re interested in trying Jamberry nail wraps, check out Emily’s Jamberry Page or email her at emilycbradshaw1984 (a) gmail.com. According to Emily, any one who orders a Buy 3, Get 1 Special from her will be entered into a drawing for a free mini heater.