As I mentioned in Part I of this review, I was given some Jamberry samples and finally decided to give them a try. Honestly, they did a little better than I expected. Here’s what they looked like after 1 week:
All the edges were worn and peeling, and the tips had begun to de-laminate and were getting dirty. The worst peeling, and ultimately why I got annoyed and pulled them off, was at the corners of the tips and down the sides.
After about three days they started to peel at the cuticle. That was really annoying because my hair would get caught under the wrap when I ran my fingers though my hair. The peeling on the sides was worse because it was affected by everything and it looked terrible. Well, it all looked terrible about 5 days into it, actually. I’m used to a clean edge and smooth finish that is achieved by using gel, and this level of lifting was almost intolerable towards the end of the one week challenge.
So, the final verdict is a NO. Jamberry was no more successful on my curvy nails than other brands I have tried (Minx, Dashing Diva, etc.) I will not be using these again (I couldn’t even bring myself to use the other samples I was given) and I can’t in good conscience recommend them to clients.
On the bright side, they peeled off easily and left very little residue on my nail.
What about you? Have you had good success with Jamberry wraps?