December 19, 2012

Jamberry Nails Black and White Mani!

As promised, I have some pictures of a selection of black and white design Jamberry Nails shields for your viewing pleasure today! I love all four of these designs. I think my favorite is probably the stripe design on my pinkie nail, but I also really like the floral design on my ring finger.

Jamberry Nails shields are different from other nail appliques in a couple of ways. First of all, they are vinyl, not nail polish. You use heat from a hair dryer and pressure to apply them, rather than just sticking them on your nails. The application process is still quite easy. You heat the strip for 10-15 seconds, apply to your nail, and then smooth the strip on to your nail while also using more heat from the hair dryer. This seals the strip to your nail, making a nice smooth surface. Some other polish strips I have tried always seem to get an area on at least one nail that won't lay smooth, and after a day or two, this can cause peeling or chipping. I think the Jamberry Nails strips will stay on better this way.

I did find one downside with the vinyl strips- the excess strip was very hard to file off. It gets a bit easier when you heat it up, but it still took awhile to get a nice smooth edge. Also, I had to trim some width off of some of these, and I find it hard to get a nice rounded shape at the cuticle end when I'm cutting the strip.

I have not tested Jamberry Nails shields for wear time yet. I do have some more of them that I will be using for that purpose, but I probably won't get to that until after Christmas. So far, I like these a lot! Jamberry offers cooler designs than some other nail strip brands, which is important to me. If I'm going to buy nail strips, I want them to be something I can't replicate well with polish, and I know a lot of you feel the same! The heat application process seems to work well for me personally, so I'll be excited to see how long these last!

Jamberry Nails products are available through Jamberry consultant Kelly Baas online. You can also try to win a set to try out in my Jamberry Nails Giveaway!

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Kelly said...

You did a great job applying them Erin, especially for your first time :) There is definitely a bit of a learning curve but it gets easier after the first try. I had trouble filing off the excess too and switched to using manicure scissors and clippers, which is much easier and provides a clean line. Thanks for posting this & giving honest feedback :)

Never Enough Nails said...

Thanks for the tips Kelly! I will try manicure scissors next time for sure :)