I want to let you in on a little known secret: Jamberry is more than just nail wraps. Jamberry has quietly and quickly been developing and introducing some of the most innovative nail care products on the market. No joke. So, regardless of what you think about nail wraps, regardless of what you think about direct sales and regardless of what you think you know about nail care – take note of this: Jamberry is producing some game changers in the “do-it-yourself” nail care market.
All of us have busy schedules and hectic lives. And while we all love the pampering of a professional manicure and pedicure, we do not always have the time or the budget. But it doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up our nail care altogether. And for that, there is Jamberry! Jamberry has done all of the hard work for you. Let’s go through this process step-by-step. This should take approximately 35 minutes from start to finish:
Part I: Nail Care:
Step 1: Start by removing your old nail polish. I have said this a million times, because it’s true – Jamberry’s Non-Acetone Lacquer Remover is my favorite product from the S|S 2015 Jamberry Catalog. This is true whether you use other Jamberry products or not. It is great for removing Jamberry’s Five Free Lacquers and Jamberry wraps but it is also amazing at removing other brands, as well.
There may be some initial sticker shock when you see the price (and let’s face it – there is and there will be – there was for me too) but I am telling you, you won’t regret it. I got the bottle shown here in early March. I have used it almost weekly since then and my bottle is only down to the lettering on the bottle. So it does not take much. Meaning this will last a while.
I simply cannot rave enough about this stuff. First, the pump top bottle has been a life changer. This makes the whole process easier and cleaner and allows you to use a whole lot less. Second, the stuff works. I call it magic in a bottle. Third, it leaves a slight residue that really makes your nails look and feel great. I know nails are not “living” and can’t “breathe” but there is a distinct difference in my nails from before I was using this stuff and now. My nails look fantastic and are not breaking as easily. Magic.in.a.bottle! (But I digress – removal is step one!)
Step 2: Clip your nails straight across to the length you prefer, then file nails in one direction so the corners are slightly rounded. Finish off by filing with the fine-grade side. To ensure your nails are the same length after filing, line each nail up with its counterpart. Think “squoval”.
It is the most flattering shape and it maintains the strength of your nails, which will help keep your manicure looking its best.
Step 3: Apply cuticle remover to cuticles. Jamberry has made this easier with the Cuticle Remover Pen (my second favorite product from the S|S 2015 Jamberry Catalog). I also like Sally Hansen instant cuticle remover but it is a lot thicker and messier. With one click of your Jamberry Cuticle Remover Pen, you can neatly apply this cuticle remover with no waste. And while the pen is handy for keeping with you at all times, my favorite time to apply is right before I hop in the shower because…
Relaxing Nail Soak for when you have the time to pamper yourself!
Step 4: Soak your Nails. It’s important to soak nails before pushing back your cuticles. By applying the remover right before I hop in the shower, I am combining Steps 3 and 4. Efficiency is key for my lifestyle. This way I don’t have to skip a step and it is one step that makes a HUGE difference in how long your manicure lasts. But it is also the step that gets skipped the most. Don’t do that. If you HAVE time to pamper (and I hope you do!!), prepare a nail soak by placing a few drops of cuticle oil, jojoba or almond oil (in a pinch, any oils will do) in a bowl of warm water. Soak your hands for 5 minutes. Pat dry. It IS essential that your nails are dry before you move onto the next step.