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Say goodbye to chipped nail polish and learn how to apply Jamberry nail wraps

I hadn’t heard about Jamberry until a few months ago. I was admiring a friend’s cute nail art when she told me that it was, in fact, Jamberry nail wraps!

I had seen nail wraps on the shelves for a few years now, but have never really been tempted to try them as an alternative to nail polish. I’m not sure why, but I just never jumped on the bandwagon! That is until my friend confessed her love for Jamberry and its awesome collection of cool patterns available, all easy to DIY at home. So when the opportunity passed my desk to try these little beauties out, I jumped at the chance!

Jamberry always release seasonal collections, and this year they have just launched a range to celebrate Pantone’s 2016 colours of the year — Rose Quartz and Serenity. Fine by me, I’m a sucker for pastels!

I was lucky enough to be able to try a range of nail wraps with Jamberry’s application kit which made the entire process super easy. The best part was that you didn’t have to wait for anything to dry, and my nails didn’t chip or break all week! Plus, when I removed the wraps none of my nail came with it and there was no residue left over. What a win!

I’m officially Jamberry obsessed! Check out all the details below to find out just how easy it is to apply these nail wraps, and what you’ll need in order to be on your way to the most enviable nail art.

What you’ll need:

  • Jamberry nail wraps (I used Rose Quartz Getaway — inspired by Pantone’s 2016 colour of the year)

AND

  • Jamberry application kit

OR

  • A blow dryer
  • Nail scissors
  • Nail file
  • Rubber cuticle pusher
  • Orange sticks
  • Rubbing alcohol

Directions:

  1. Start by pushing back your cuticles so there is as much nail surface as possible for the wrap to adhere to. Trim, file and buff nails as you desire.
  2. Clean nails with a Nail Prep Wipe or rubbing alcohol — the wraps will adhere better to clean and dry nails.
  3. Match your nail to the nail wrap size that best fits (it’s best to go a bit smaller than a bit larger — you don’t want any of the wrap hanging off your nail!).
  4. Cut the nail wrap in half.
  5. Peel the wrap off the sheet using an orange stick and warm the adhesive with your mini-heater or blow dryer for 3-5 seconds. You will see it go soft and flexible.
  6. Press the wrap onto your nail and apply firm pressure to adhere the wrap to the nail. Use your rubber cuticle pusher to seal the wrap around the base of the cuticle.
  7. Trim any excess with nail scissors.
  8. File off the remaining wrap using a downwards motion (the opposite way you would usually file your nails).
  9. Apply heat and pressure to the wrap again until it is bonded to the nail.

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