I often walk through the beauty aisle when I’m at a store, admiring the pretty nail polishes and pens and all the other fancy nail art gadgets on the markets these days. And then I walk away without buying anything.
The thing is, I’m a nail biter.
Wearing nail enamel just seems to exacerbate the problem. As soon as it starts peeling, I start picking and chewing at it to get it off. (It’s not easy to admit that… I know it’s gross, and yet I can’t seem to kick the habit.)
When I came across Jamberry nail wraps online I gave the page a quick glance, thought: “Those are pretty” and assumed that it was just another product that wouldn’t look good on my short nails.
Then I found out about the “Jamberry Challenge”. Free product samples! That caught my attention.
The idea is that you apply the wraps to several of your nails and nail polish to the others. Take a photo on the first day, and again after seven days to compare.
I was so excited to try the wraps that it motivated me to stop biting my nails while I waited for my sample to arrive in the mail.
When it showed up, I set it aside for a day when I would have some time to apply them without distraction from my little girls. It sounded like it would take a bit of time to put them on.
Two of the many stylish nail wrap patterns available
I was happily surprised by how simple it was! Even though it seems like a lot of steps, each one takes only a short time to complete.
The wraps peel quite easily from their backing, and (although they are quite soft and flexible) they don’t fold over on themselves as I thought they might. They are easy to put on, and the adhesive is strong and bonds well to your nails.
Sadly my DSLR camera has disappeared, and with it the pictures of day 1.
On day four the corner of one of my wraps started to pull up a bit so I pressed on it a few times and a few days later I realized that it must have resealed onto my nail without me noticing.
Day 9 -Wraps still look amazing, only pinkie has a bit of chipped nail polish left.
The wraps stayed on for 11 days before the first one peeled off. After that I used my finger nails to pick off the other wraps. I guess I missed the instructions on proper removal, but that didn’t seem to be a problem thankfully!
My nails were slightly whitish in colour when I first took the wraps off, but there was no damage to them and they returned back to their normal colouring after only a couple of minutes.
Wearing the wraps kept me from biting my nails! By the time I took them off my nails had grown out to a nice length.
Sadly I started biting them again, but I am convinced that if I stock up on enough wraps to keep my nails covered for a good length of time I might finally kick the habit for good!
While I test that theory, I’ll have fun experimenting with the over 300 design options that can be mixed and matched. I might even take advantage of the fact that you can create custom designed wraps!
They also have toenail wraps for the perfect pedicure, and children’s size wraps for the little fashionistas in your life.
Nail wraps for little girls!
If you’d like to purchase wraps or browse the designs, click here to visit the Jamberry Nails website.
Enter here to request a free sample of your own!
*I was not compensated for this post. I requested a free sample and loved the experience of using this product so much that I wanted to share. All opinions are my own.
**Disclaimer: Although I was fortunate that no damage was done to my nails by removing them improperly, I cannot guarantee that anyone else will have the same results. Please use the simple removal tips suggested by Jamberry to ensure that your nails remain intact and looking beautiful!
Updated on May 17, 2015: A few months ago I decided to become a Jamberry Independent Consultant myself. This post has been updated to include my personal links.
Note: This post was written before EH Canada moved to promoting Canadian brands exclusively. While the shop linked to belongs to me – a Canadian independent consultant for Jamberry – Jamberry itself is a US company, and the products are designed and made in the USA.