Have you ever heard of Jamberry Nails? A Jamberry nail consultant recently contacted us asking us the same question.
Had we heard of it? NOPE!
Who is that consultant? Her name is Emilie Royer. Emilie is a Director at Jamberry nails. Emilie is a California stay at home mother of four, who is celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary this June. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, spending time with her family and the occasional small shopping spree. ( Who doesn't?! ) She loves what she does, and is so excited to share Jamberry Nails with all of you.
Emilie would love to be your Jamberry Consultant. You can visit her Jamberry page here. You can also email her at email@example.com with any questions you may have. She is very helpful. (I even emailed mid application for some tips)
Ok... but what is Jamberry? Jamberry is a U.S. based company that makes heat activated, vinyl plastic nail coverings. They call these coverings "nail shields".
Step 1: Clean nails with nail polish remover or alcohol. (Clean, oil free nails are one of the most important steps of the application)
Step 2: Cut and file nails to desired length and shape.
Step 3: Buff top of the nail and push back cuticle.
Step 4: Match nail (finger or toe) to the nail shield that best fits.
Step 5: Peel off nail shield and warm with a blow-dryer 10-15 seconds or until soft and flexible.
Step 6: When warm, press the shield onto the nail. Apply firm pressure around edges to adhere the shield to the nail. Use rubber cuticle pusher to seal the shield around the cuticle.
Step 7: Trim the top with scissors and file off remaining shield using a downward motion to remove excess.
Step 8: Apply heat and pressure to the shield again until it is sealed to the nail. (Repeating this step several times helps create a tight seal to the nail surface and increases wear time)
Optional Step 9: For active users you can add a small amount of nail glue to the free edge to better seal the nail shield.
How to Remove: Use hair dryer to heat for 15 seconds and slowly peel from the corner of your nail
Jamberry's video directions/tutorials
For a special occasion these would be great for me though. I may just get some for the next wedding I have to attend.
If your less active, or dont wear shoes and hosiery often theses would probably work great for you.
Please keep an eye out on our blog page for continuous updates to this post. I will continue to use the Jamberry nail shields in manis and pedis and will update pictures and thought every time.