Intro: How to Apply Jamberry Nail Wraps
Jamberry Nail Wraps are a fun way to express yourself through nail art like never before! They last way longer than nail polish, and won't chip! So let's get started applying some beautiful "Jamicures!"
Step 1: Things You Need
-heat source (Jamberry Mini Heater or hair dryer both work very nice!)
-cuticle stick or rubber cuticle pusher
-hand soap/ blue Dawn dish soap (not pictured)
-acetone/ rubbing alcohol
-cotton pad/ wipe/ ball or swab
Step 2: Prep Your Nails
First things first, you want to make sure your nails are free from oils and that your cuticles are pushed back. I begin this by washing my hands with blue Dawn soap. I then use a rubber cuticle pusher to push my cuticles back. Finally, I swipe my nail with acetone to make sure it's as clean as possible. You may optionally buff your nail before swiping with acetone, if you have ridges on your nails.
Step 3: Find Your Size
Next, utilizing the clear backing on the wraps, find the correct size for your finger. It's better for the wrap to be too small than too big. If it's too big then it won't adhere to the nail properly, as it could touch cuticle or skin.
Step 4: Cut, Heat and Apply
Using the orange stick, peel back the wrap an cut it half with the cuticle scissors. Then, either with the orange stick or tweezers, hold the wrap in from of your heat source for 3-5 seconds. Lastly, apply the wrap to the nail.
Step 5: Press, Heat, Repeat
All you're going to do in this step is apply pressure, and heat the wrap until you can visually tell there are no gaps, ridges or bubbles. If you want more evenly distributed heat, you can wrap the plastic bag around your nails and hold it tightly while placing it front of your heat source.
Step 6: Neaten Up and Finish
After you've applied enough heat and pressure, you can trim off the excess wrap. Allow time for it to cool, then file gently downwards at a 90 degree angle to remove the little bit of excess wrap. Once this is done you can leave as is or apply a topcoat of your choice.
Step 7: Enjoy Your Jamicure!!
My Jamberry Nail Wraps last me about two weeks. I love them so much, and I always get compliments on them! The first picture is right after I applied them and the second is a week later! You can't come close to those results with polish in my job. I unload trucks and work freight all day, polish doesn't stand a chance! Don't forget to get all your nail wraps from www.pf14.jamberrynails.net and ask me any and all questions that you have! And if you do not have any Jamberry Nail Wraps and don't want to commit before trying them, just ask me for a free sample! I hope you enjoyed my first ible, and I hope to make another soon! Thank you! <3