I first tried Jamberry a few years ago when an awesome reader, Brittany, was kind enough to send me a sample to try. The application was difficult and I absolutely damaged my nails upon removal. Since then, I’ve been fairly vocal about my “yawn Jamberry, please go away” attitude. I’ve had conversations with Alli about how OMG NO ONE CARES ABOUT JAMBERRY. We’re were totally #TeamSallyHansen (and still are). Their real nail polish strips are top notch.
I hadn’t really given Jamberry until I noticed my work pal, Kate, was a consultant. FYI: She’s also my rival in a made up best dressed competition and she’s hilarious. So, I’m pretty sure I said something along the lines of… if you give me some Jamberry wraps to try for free, I’ll try them again AND review them. So, here we are. So, full disclosure, I received half sheets of Bubbler and the December hostess exclusive wraps to try in exchange for an honest review. Kate let me borrow her mini heater and I did purchase the Jamberry Application Kit so I could go all in.
I put it off for a few days because… I figured it’d be like my Blue Apron experience and take 6 hours – I’m slow. Love me anyway. I decided Saturday night would be THE night. See, Kate was having a little Halloween party over on her Facebook Page and I saw a few Halloween designs I totally loved but I didn’t want to buy any if I was just going to end up hating them again. You got me? Yeahhhh.
So… I decided to get to work. I got out the mini heater and the nail prep kit. Included in the nail prep kit: two orange sticks, one cuticle pusher, a nail file, a buffer block, clippers, small scissors, and two nail prep pads (all pictured above). The kit retails for $12.50 and it’s not a bad deal really – clippers and files and buffers individually can add up quickly plus you get a nice little bag – which is my favorite part because I hoard small cosmetic sized bags. However, since you’re here, you’re probably a nail addict and you probably already have all of this already. The nail prep pads are very simply alcohol wipes in a
condom cute like package. I didn’t use these because I figured this would be the one thing you guys didn’t have at home.
So… how’d it go? Check under the jump to find out my thoughts on the entire process.
It’s good to be back.
If your eyes are already tired and you JUST can’t read another word – pop on over to Kate’s Jamberry Facebook Page – she does giveaways from time to time. You can also check out her Jamberry Consultant Site and see some of the awesome designs.