According to a recent Harper’s BAZAAR trend report, nail art is still red-hot this season. Runway shows showcasing spring and summer looks for 2014 included a plethora of polka dots, embellished white, ombre, stripes, windowpane grids, floral, and more. Personally, I love to paint my nails. And, I can even do some basic nail art (although usually only on my left hand, if I am being honest). But the more complex designs (and that includes tricky stripes!) were beyond me until I discovered Jamberry Nails.
Jamberry Nails are a self-adhesive nail wrap manicure, which is exactly what it sounds like. Nail wraps attach directly to the unpolished nail and – voila! – absolutely perfect nail art every time.
The wraps are really simple to use. Just remove polish and then use an alcohol wipe (especially important if you use hand lotion). Match your nail to the sizes on sheet (there are multiple sizes to ensure a perfect match) and then peel off one sheet. Warm with a blow dryer for a few seconds until it’s soft and apply.
With self adhesive nail art, preparation is everything. So, follow directions carefully.
Also, it’s important to push down the edges and smooth out the entire wrap until it’s perfect before you trim away the excess.
The final step is to apply the blow dryer directly to your finished nail to set the adhesive.
You have stunning nail art in just minutes!
The wraps last about 2 weeks on hands (depending on how hard you are on them). And, Jamberry Nails can last up to 4 weeks on toes. With sandal season in full swing, these designs are oh-so-fun!
Removing them is easy, too. Simply soak in polish remover for about 30 seconds to break the adhesive bond and peel off and you’re ready for your next look!
Jamberry Nails has been gaining quite a bit of attention from taste-makers like the editors at InStyle, Health, Self, and People StyleWatch – and for good reason. There are so many styles and colors from which to choose, each unique and beautiful.
My top pick is the Silver Floral on Magenta, pictured. The look is feminine and garden inspired — just right for summer! And, this is one piece of complex nail art I could never successfully achieve. Retail: $15.00
I also adore the festive Aloha Garden Party, shown, for fun-filled summer days at the pool, beach, or sightseeing in a tropical locale. Retail: $15.00
No matter what your personal style is, Jamberry Nails has a look that’s right for you (and likely four or five). From classic solids, subtle neutrals, and elegant French styles, to wild florals, animal prints, bright stripes, and trendy sparkle, the selection is amazing.
You can choose styles à la carte. One manicure/pedicure is just $15. Or, sign up for the Jamberry Style Box. This is a subscription box service that includes:
- Exclusive Jamberry products that complement your signature style delivered to your door each month.
- Only $25 + FREE SHIPPING (Minimum 3 month subscription, billed up front)
- Minimum $30 of Jamberry Nail products
- Nail File
- Orange Stick
- Monthly Style Guide
To see the entire line of gorgeous nail art, visit Jamberry Nails on Amazon.
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