Jamberry Removal

Well… Just as I suspected… I couldn’t leave the Jamberry strips on my nails for very long, or at least not as long as they say they are supposed to last. They are said to be able to stay on for roughly 2 weeks on your hands depending on your nail growth. I kept the Jamberry’s on my nails for 6 whole days! I know to some of you that may not sound like long, but they were starting to drive me crazy with boredom. It has nothing to do with the shields themselves, polish drives me to boredom too.

I do however in the meantime for you have a picture of my friend Gina’s toes. She did these on her toes the day that she got them and has had them on for 2 weeks, 4 days and counting. This picture was taken yesterday, and as you can see, even after 2 weeks and 4 days, they are still looking brand new. She loves them!

 

I pulled the below Removal process right from the Jamberry website

Quick Removal Process:Heat the shields with a blow dryer for 15 seconds. Then break the seal by getting under the edge of the shield with your opposite thumb nail. Slowly peel the shield from side to side. If the Nail Shields are not peeling easily or the adhesive is still bonded to the nail bed then follow the Gentle Removal Process.

Gentle Removal Process: Soak the Nail Shields in nail polish remover for 20-30 seconds and gently rub them off. Soaking will break down the adhesive bond and allow them to easily slide of the nail bed.

Overall in the 6 days that I wore these, I had no lifting, no scuffing, no peeling or cracking. All in all, I think the idea of this product, the way that it works, the way that it’s made, and the designs are just simply fabulous. They are just not made for MY hands. I will do them on my toes shortly as I tend to keep polish on them no problem for easily 2-3 weeks, until I need to do another Pedicure.

If you are Interested in purchasing a set or two of these, please see my Jamberry Shield Post here and here, for prices and shipping info. Once again here is Doreen’s contact info:

Name:Doreen Fooder

Email:NailShields@hotmail.com

Phone:856-723-0116

Website:Nailshields.jamberrynails.net

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Jamberry Application – NOTD 43

Here is the second of third part of my Jamberry stuffs 😀 I did just an overview of the Company and shields, here is the application, and lastly I will review in the weeks to come.

I applied the pink shields with the metallic silver design, first I will show you some tips and instructions and then the final look that is said to last 2-3 weeks 🙂

What you will need: alcohol, paper towel for alcohol, nail buffer, nail file, cuticle pusher, hair dryer, jamberry shields, sandwich baggie, and the included instructions. 

Step 1. Clean nails with alcohol. This step is to remove the oils from your nails, it will ensure the best seal. 

Step 2: clean and push back cuticles and buff any ridges out of clean nails.

Step 3:  match and size finger or toe to the nail shield that best fits. 

Step 4: Cut The nail shield to size. Be sure not to touch the “sticky” side too much as to minimize dirts and oils from your fingers to the stick side.

Step 5: There are two ways of doing this next step; you can either heat the shield first for 10-15 seconds ( or until soft and flexible ) or you can place it in the spot on your nail you want it, then heat. *Also if your blow dryer is as hot as mine, you can hold it out farther for a little longer time.  

Step 6: Either heating method you choose, once heated and applied to nail, firmly put pressure around edges to adhere the shield to the nail.  Use cuticle pusher to seal the shield around the cuticle. If necessary repeat step once or twice.

Step 7: After the first heating application, trim the tip with scissors and file off remaining shield using a downward motion to remove the excess piece.

Step 8: Apply heat and pressure to the shield again until it is sealed to the nail. (Repeating this step several times helps create a tight seal to the nail surface and increases wear time).

* There is also a tip with a sandwich baggie. You can take a sandwich baggie and apply it tightly around your nail so that there are no seams or air and apply heat again. The way the nail shields are applied and how they work is with heat and pressure, the sandwich baggie adds that extra seal.

This process took me about 45 minutes. I did not need a top coat and as you read from above you don’t use a base coat, so there is no drying time. In between nails you can be doing things, once it’s sealed, its sealed. It took me a little longer than it probably should as I was really taking my time and this was my first application. After doing some reading I saw similar comments and how it will take less time as you get used to application.

They say that the shields can last 2-3 weeks on hands depending on your nail growth. I honestly don’t know if I will get bored with them before that time is up as I get bored easily,we shall see 🙂

Here are what my nail shields looked like after application. Today is Sunday and I applied them Thursday, so far so good, Stay tuned for the Review 😀

If you are Interested in purchasing a set or two of these, please see my Jamberry Shield Post here, for prices and shipping info. Once again here is Doreen’s contact info

Name:Doreen Fooder

Email:NailShields@hotmail.com

Phone:856-723-0116

Website:Nailshields.jamberrynails.net

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My Jamberry Nail Shields have arrived!

I think I will be taking a break from nail art…. for two weeks that is if my new Jamberry Shields last as long as they say they will!

A Friend of mine’s, Sister is going to be selling the Jamberry Nail Shields and I recently went to a party at her house and bought two sets to try out. I got a Pink with a Silver Metallic design and a Peacock design.

A Little bit about the Company: The company was started by Three Sisters, Christy, Keri, and Lyndsey. The company officially launched October 1, 2010 and was originally formed as a direct to consumer model, however they grew so fast they decided to embark on a home party plan model; which was officially launched in the summer of 2011.

About the Nail Shields: Jamberry Nail Shields are unlike any other Nail Shields today. They are not Nail Laquer like most, so they do not chip, they do not have dry times. They are solid film covering that can be applied directly to the nail to achieve a look also unavailable anywhere else. The special material is both pressure and heat activated to create a water tight bond to your nail.

What I like most about the nail shields so far, is:

  • You do not need a base coat, they are heat activated to apply and to remove, you do not need Nail Polish Remover (although this method can be applied) so this will be better on your nails.
  • You don’t need a Top coat as they are finished with a high gloss protective layer that both prevents the shield from chipping and scuffing as well as making it shiny and appearing as though there is a top coat.
  • The nails are non-toxic and contain no harmful chemicals. They are latex, formaldehyde, as well as, gluten-free. They are never tested on Animals and made in the USA.
  • They are a reasonable price at just $15.00 a set $2.99 Shipping per order on the website. If you were to go to the salon it would cost this just for them to last barely a week.
  • They are said to be able to last on your nails for up to 2-3 weeks on hands and anywhere from 4-6 weeks on your toes.
  • Each sheet comes with enough shields to do 2-3 pedicures, or more if you have small nails 😀

Unfortunately, at this time they are only available for shipment to the US, and APO/AE addresses elsewhere. Doreen has been kind enough to look into what the shipping would be if she were to have the shields shipped to her home and then to you, should any of my International Bloggers be interested. See contact info below 😀

Doreen’s Contact information:

Name:Doreen Fooder

Email:NailShields@hotmail.com

Phone:856-723-0116

Website:Nailshields.jamberrynails.net

On the above website you can place an order and have it shipped directly to your home, if you live within the Shipping Destinations. Please Contact Doreen if you are interested in buying Internationally and she will see if this can be shipped to her home, and then to yours, at your cost.

*Stay Tuned for Instructions, and pictures from my first application and the true test, the Review =)

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