*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*
Jamberry Nails was brought to my attention a few weeks ago. I’d never heard of doing nails this way. Totally interesting, unique and worth a try.
I am used to sometimes doing shellac on my nails. Which is great, because they don’t chip, lose the shine, and are great looking. Although, the price to get them done at the salon every two weeks it what got me to stop.
When I had the opportunity to see what these were about, I thought might be an interesting comparison.
Excuse the flash..
I did not pick the nail designs, just fyi. I decided to put them on my toes, because I tend to like very light solid colors on my nails on my hands. Also, when it comes to interesting colors or patterns, I like to put them on my toes.
When I sat down to the job I needed a few supplies. It comes with directions and some nice tips should you have trouble.
I already had nail polish on, so I need the remover for this.
- Cutical pusher
- Hair Dryer (forgot to take a picture of that. )
I used these A LOT!
Cleaned off my toes.
DONE! Gee wasn’t that fast or what?
I had some left over. Enough in fact for me to do my hands.
What I was given for review was, I believe, half of what you actually get when you purchase one. So as you can see, you can get a lot of use out of a complete sheet. At $15 an order. That’s not to bad. I read that each sheet of Nail Shields will do 2-3 sets of fingers or toes.
Here are the pros and cons to me.
- Fun patterns
- Shine (won’t get dull)
- Like putting on a sticker
- Easy to remove – So it says. I’ve been wearing them a week(they’ve been working GREAT!), So we will see!
- Can shower and do dishes – Won’t come off
- Time consuming - for the first few times (I can see getting better at it with time)
- A little hard to shape for toes (I can see hands working better)
- Heat – Not fond of the heating (She did say you could use a ceramic heater and I do think if you do these often that would be the best option for only $11 at Walmart)
It took me an hour to do these. I did get better with each nail, so I do know if I did this every few weeks then it would get easier.
When I walked out of the bathroom to show my boys, Jeremiah said he liked them. Then was curious. “Mommy, what did you do?” He wondered what I had done to my feet! I said I put stickers on them. He was puzzled but liked it. Noah just pointed and said something I can’t recall.
Sometimes just hearing their sweet reactions makes anything like this worth it. So the hour was not lost.
While I do not see myself doing these often, they do make for a cute change now and again.
If you are curious about Jamberry Nails, check out Heather’s page at Jamberry Nails.
Might make for a fun get together with the girls. If its all your first try I am sure it would make for lots of laughter and fun.