This February Wife.Mother.Teacher is bringing you a review & giveaway of Jamberry
Nails, provided by Julia at Jamberry Nails. Julia is an independent consultant & got ahold of us last
month to see if we could partner on an upcoming giveaway and we were thrilled to say
I had heard of Jamberry Nails prior to her message but had never tried them personally. Julia sent me
the Love Spell design (pictured below) just in time for Valentine’s Day. (Psst… if you’re dying to
try these out right away, you can click over to Julia’s site to see Love
Spell plus hundreds of other great designs.)
Aren’t they adorable?! I fell in love as soon as I saw the design and knew these were the ones
for me. 🙂
To get started, lets answer a few basic questions you might have about Jamberry, starting
What Are Jamberry Nail Wraps?
Jamberry nail wraps are the latest way to
accessorize your fingers and toes. Say goodbye to polish mess and dry times with this new nail
treatment that can be applied at home in about fifteen minutes.
I’m A Little Picky About My
Nail Designs, Will There Be Something To Fit Me?
Jamberry has over 300 designs from French
Tips to Sparkles, Collegiate to Sorority, even Solid Colors to Animal Instinct. Trust me –
there will be a design for you!
How Long Do They
Jamberry says their wraps will last up to
two weeks on fingers & a month on toes.
But Aren’t They Super
Actually, no. For those of you that get
professional manicures or fake nails applied, you’re probably spending more than Jamberry nails would
cost you to do yourself. Plus they are Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, so that makes it super affordable!
How Will I Know That I’ll Like
You’re in luck – unlike so many other beauty companies, Julia
offers a FREE sample of
their product so that you can give it a try before investing in a full set. 🙂
What can I say y’all, I’m thrilled with my Jamberry
Nails! In my pre-Total Money Makeover days I enjoyed pampering myself
regularly – which included getting my nails done – but in recent years that has been an expense I gave up
as we work on getting out of debt. So here’s my great news… even someone in the midst of paying off
debt could afford to splurge on Jamberry Nails every so often – they’re only $15 dollars and that will get
you 2 manicures, 2 pedicures plus a few extra to have as accent nails. Worst
case scenario, that’s a maximum of $3.25 for a full manicure or pedicure that
would cost you closer to $40 at the salon when you get the B3G1 offer. 🙂
Aside from cost, I’m totally pleased with the product
itself. My nail wraps came packaged in a little envelope for easy storage between manicures and
included very clear (and short – thank you!) directions. Julia knew I was a Jamberry virgin so she also
directed me to a wonderful video tutorial that I found very helpful. (The video has GREAT ideas,
that the directions on the nail wraps didn’t include – if you’re a Jamberry Virgin too, I would totally check
In total, it took me 1 hour and 7 minutes from start to
finish. I know what you’re thinking, “But Tiffany, I don’t have that much time to do my nails, are you
crazy?!” Well here’s the deal, the first 20 minutes was spent just filing my nails, buffing, taking off old
nail polish, etc. (Meanwhile I kept playing that tutorial video on repeat, so I’m pretty sure my distraction
with the video slowed me down a bit, LOL.) I knew that I was applying these as a part of a review. It’s
really important to me that I give my full honest opinion on a product so I knew that I needed to give my
all to this application and that takes time. And lastly, I was a Jamberry virgin – I didn’t know what I was
doing and ended up being super meticulous because of it. Now that I’ve put on Jamberry nails
once, I’m certain I would apply them much faster and honestly when you consider drying time
of normal nail polish its really not that much different.
My nail wraps have been on for 5 days and they still look
fantastic. I did notice that 2 or 3 had a little bit of lifting at the tips, but I think that’s because this
was my first application and I struggled a bit with my right hand. I just used the nail file to smooth them
out and it hasn’t been a problem. At the rate they’re going I expect them to last at least 10 days.
If I was wearing nail polish it would totally be chipped by now so this is a win in my
What do you think? I *LOVE* them! That being said
there were a few issues I ran into that I will try to avoid in round two…
1) Use a heater instead of a blow dryer if at all
Jamberry sells a cute little heater, but you could use just about any heater you
already own. The blow dryer was a pain because it took both hands and even on low the nail wrap
would get blown around and get stuck to my tweezers. Super annoying. Next time I’ll be using a heater
2) Cut apart your Jamberry Nail Sheet ahead of
This will help you pick the right size for each of your finger nails
a little easier – I didn’t do this and as you can see from this totally blurry picture (sorry!) on a few nails I
picked the wrong size nail wrap and ended up with a tiny gap at the very edge of my nail. (Honestly my
husband couldn’t even see them until I pointed them out so you’d be fine without being super picky
about it, but I wanted to make sure I gave full disclosure on this review. Keep in mind that I’m pulling
down my skin with my thumb in this picture.)
3) Before applying my second set of Jamberry nails for
Valentine’s I’ll be investing in a cheap pair of manicure scissors.
I used kitchen scissors & nail clippers and it was a bit of a
nightmare trying to do my right hand since you can’t actually use right handed scissors very well with
your left hand. (Jamberry includes them in their
optional application kit, FYI, but you don’t need an application kit to apply the nails. That
being said, the winner of this giveaway will not only get the nail wrap of their choice, but an application
kit as well!)
Overall, I give Jamberry Nail Wraps an A. They are fun,
beautiful, easy to apply, long lasting & budget friendly – not to mention that Julia from Jamberry
Nails is an absolute peach!
One lucky winner will receive a Jamberry Application Kit &
the Nail Wrap design of their choice. This giveaway is open to anyone with a US or Canada mailing
address ages 18 and over. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below & while you wait to find
out the results, make sure you request your FREE sample from Julia!
Deborah Caudill saysFebruary 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm
I really like all the various colors and designs, but right now my favorite is called Winter’s Edge. It is a lovely color of blue with beautiful white snowflakes.