TGIF! How about a little giveaway fun to start off your weekend? I've got some awesome nail wraps from Jamberry Nails to share with you today AND a chance for you to win a set of wraps of your choice too!
Let me start with the wraps themselves! I received these wraps for review from Amy, an independent consultant with Jamberry Nails. Amy was an absolute pleasure to work with and always willing to offer help and advice. There are a lot of fun Jamberry designs to choose from (you can see them all on Amy's website, if you like) and the design I received was the Autism Awareness wraps. They retail for $15 and one of the cool things about this particular design is that Jamberry Nails donates $2 to the Autism Society for every purchase of these wraps. The puzzle piece is a commonly used symbol for autism awareness campaigns, so the design serves as a beautifully colorful reminder of the cause it supports.
The nail wraps themselves are easy to apply. Each sheet of wraps comes with lots of different sizes (some wraps are big enough to use on toes too, if you like) so you just peel off the size that is closest to your nail. You can trim the wraps too if you need to. I find it works best to choose a wrap that is slightly bigger, since the shrink a bit in the application process, but not so big that the wrap is touching your cuticle or your skin. Then, heat the wrap under a blow dryer for a few seconds and place it on your nail. A rubber cuticle pusher or something similar helps to seal the wrap completely in place around your cuticle. Cut off the unused half of the wrap and save it for another nail. File down the excess using a downward swiping motion, then give your nail another blast of heat. Press down to completely seal the edges and you're done! You can watch this video if you'd like to see the application process in action.
I think the hardest part for me is getting the placement right, but that's more a user error issue than anything wrong with the product. You don't need to put any topcoat over the wraps and they wear like iron when applied correctly. I once wore a set of these when I moved out of my apartment and they stayed completely intact through the whole ordeal! These wraps are especially great if you need a mani that will stand up to whatever you're going to throw at it or if you're going on a trip and don't want to worry about regular polish. Plus, they're just plain fun!
To remove the wraps, you just soak them in acetone for 20-30 seconds, then rub them off. Or you can blast them with heat from your dryer again and use an orange stick to help break the adhesive seal on the wraps.
Want to try some for yourself? Well, Amy has also been kind enough to host a giveaway for Nailed readers! Thank you, Amy! The winner will receive a set of Jamberry Nails wraps in their choice of design. Just go to Amy's website and pick out your favorite Jamberry Nails design, then leave me a note in the comments about which one you like best!
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Disclosure: The product in this post was provided to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.