Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: Jamberry Nail Shields

Holaaa! Remember my not so pleasant experience with nail stickers? They looked adorable & pretty for like a day & then they started peeling off. :c Well this time around, I tried out Jamberry's Nail Shields! Their lovely Independent Consultant Nicole was sweet enough to give me the chance to try these babies for myself. Of course I'll have to admit, I had no clue what Jamberry nail shields were or how they worked lol So in case, you're looking at me with that stunned Larry Merchant face lol. Here's basically what they are..



About the product
[Jamberry Nail Shields are a solid film covering that can be applied directly to natural/acrylic/gel nails to achieve a look. This special material is both pressure and heat activated to create a bond to your nail. The film is finished with a high gloss protective layer to prevent your nail shield from chipping or scuffing. Application takes about  fifteen minutes & the claims are that it can last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes.]


My Experience
I love the styles they offer & I love that it doesn't take rocket science to figure out how to put them on correctly. Now I don't know about ya'll but I enjoy my "me time". Even if it's just doing my nails, I embrace that time. So the 15-20 minutes it took to apply, was fine for me because I knew they'd last a while anyway. I'm usually the type that changes nail colors every other day. I know I'm not alone either lol Some of us wear a different color everyday lol. When you peel them off, they feel just like stickers with air bubbles & all. The heat from the blow dryer, though, really helps with those & once the heat makes it more flexible (it doesn't take that long) you just press down on the shield. I cut the excess after this using a combination of scissors, small nail clippers, & a nail file. I then ran the blow dryer over it one last time & pressed firmly again, just to kind of seal in the edges. For each little strip, I was able to cover two nails. So I ended up using only 5 strips.

Shield is just placed on nail. This is before any heat or pressure was applied. I just wanted ya'll to get an idea of the length of the strips.
My Results
Lovely. I was very pleased with the quality & of course the pattern is adorable. I managed to keep them on for 6 days. After the sixth day, I noticed peeling on the corners on the first nail. By the eighth day, 2 more nails started lifting at the corners. After that I took them off. They didn't last the full two weeks for me but they still had a pretty good run, in my book. I should make note that I'm not very easy on my manicure, or hands for that matter =/. I put my hands to workk & I clean everyday. I'm not one of those girls who washes dishes or cleans with those big yellow gloves. lol I actually don't know anyone who does though, so scratch that! lol What I really love is that I have so many strips left over. I think I have enough to wear them two more times. I think the next time I use them, I will use them in sections to create a design. Just to mix things up, a little! I definitely plan to purchase the black & white damask ones [these] in the future. They're just so darn adorable! lol

Note: I didn't actually use any nail polish. Just needed something to hold lol

If you're interested in checking out all the cool designs & nail colors they have, 
you can find Nicole's site below. She also let me know that they have a
buy 3 sheets get 1 free special going on right meow.


Thanks for reading phrands!!
xOxO

10 comments:

Gaby Fauchon said...

Wow, these look soooo gorgeous! I recently had a really bad experience with nail foils, they just wouldn't stick at the end of my nails! I removed them after one day...

SheerBeauty (Kayla) said...

These look so cool!

Unknown said...

aww these look really cool. I need these cuz I cant even paint a design on my nails if my life depended on it. lol

Curves Ahead lifestyle blogger said...

wow those are awesome your nails are so nice how do you get them that way !!!

karen said...

I love it <3 your nails look lovely :)

Anonymous said...

That looks soo awesome! <3

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Eden-Avalon said...

I've had a similar negative experience but recently received another sample and will probably try them again!

Linda Pochinda said...

wow. very pretty :)

Ghadeer said...

cuuuuute i will definitely try those

Paula Yang said...

OMG ! :D Such beautiful eyessss !! Love your makeup!

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