Here is a pic of some I just did recently
I added the pink on top of the Sally Hansen Polish-strips so it wouldn't look like I was an AL fan or anything haha! They were on for about a week and besides the fact that I'm rough on my nails they did pretty well. The only thing that I didn't like is that they are very limited in their designs.
In comes Jamberry. I love all of the designs!!
I ordered these cute mint and gold striped ones.
I got my package in the mail a few days later. For $15 plus shipping you get one regular sheet which includes 18 Jamberry nail wraps.
Ok, so I get them in and clean my nails. I watched the online Youtube video on how to apply them and then I jumped right in...well I jumped right in after I got a my pair of small scissors, blowdryer, and cuticle stick. After reading the instructions (yep, this girl reads instructions) even after watching the video. I wanted to get my moneys worth. Now one thing that I didn't have was the alcohol wipes but I thought, "Well no big deal." So after sitting with my blowdryer I got most on without any major problems. The big difference between these and the Sally ones was that they are thicker and not actual polish wraps.
I love the look but did run into some problems.
I had a little bubbling on the sides and the tips of a few nails.
This could be because I didn't use the alcohol wipes and maybe because I didn't trim them enough so they wouldn't touch my cuticle. There is a bit of a learning curve with these! I did see that they have an application kit and small heater that you can buy to help you put them on...maybe if I had bought these it would have been easier???
Wed. rolls around and one of them peeled off. But I put it back on hit it with some heat and seems ok.
Now I have been rough on them...I wash my hands a lot at work, scrubbed my hair, took a bath, cut into one with an x acto knife at work, got paint on them, hot glued a few (and my finger) while working on a project.
There is enough in the pack to do my nails again and I can't wait to try it again (with all the steps) and see how they hold up.
Also, I got a TON of compliments on them. The best had to be from a student when she asked if I had painted them this way haha!! When I told her that they were stickers for nails she was like, "Oh because I was about to say Ms. Latham you got too much time on your hands!" My kids seem to think that I don't have a life outside of my classroom and that I would sit around and paint tiny stripes on my nails in very very neat lines. LOL!!!
So the $15 seems a bit much but if I can get two manicures out of it then its not that bad.
I'm also hoping the application process gets better.
So I'm thinking of having an online Jamberry party...anyone interested???
~Till Next Time