I have a love/hate relationship with all things to do with my nails. I absolutely love when I have a fresh coat of nail polish on my nails. I feel more put together but I absolutely hate everything that gets me to that point. Painting my own nails, waiting for them to dry or even going to a salon..its all a nightmare. When a friend of mine let me know she was going to host a Jamberry party I was very interested in trying it out.
Jamberry’s are very similar to the Sally Hanson nail strips. They always looked interesting to me in the store but couldn’t bring myself to spend $10-$14 on the package. The Jamberry’s come in different size strips that you have to cut down to fit your nail. They are adhesive but before you apply them to your nail you have to heat them with a hair dryer. After you apply them to your nail, smooth them out and file them you have to hold your finger under a blast of hot air again to set them.
The process is a little labor intensive but I was fine with that. It’s the waiting for my nails to dry and inevitably smudging them that drives me crazy!
The Jamberrys come in a ton of colors and designs that are super fun. I loved the idea and the way they looked (without the ripples). The claim is they will stay on for a week or 2. Mine didn’t make it 2 days. I will say that I think it was user error. I don’t think I let them heat up enough and it is one of those things where the more you do it the easier it will get. I am looking forward to trying them out again. If I can figure out how to apply them correctly I will be a customer for life!