when Kori from Jamberry Nails contacted me about doing a review/giveaway for her products, i jumped at the chance. i have been wanting to do a tutorial for nail appliques but just haven't gotten around to it.
when the product arrived in the mail i was surprised to see that they were different from your typical "rub-on" nail art. they were much thicker, sturdier, and had a nice glossy finish. the application for these nail shields requires a little bit of effort, but definitely worth it in the long run. these nail shields do not chip and last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes.
- begin with clean, trimmed nails. go over nail bed once with polish remover to "prime" the area.
- next, take a nail buffer and rough up the nail bed slightly.
- determine which nail shield fits your nail size best.
- peel off nail shield and heat with a hair dryer for 10-15 seconds. once warm, apply to nail and heat for an addition 10 seconds while applying pressure to the shield ensuring shield is sealed to the nail.
- trim the nail shield with scissors.
- file off any remaining excess (i found this a little difficult, i would advise trimming the nail shield as best you can with scissors)
- enjoy your Jamberry Nails!
Kori has graciously offered one Blushing Basics reader the chance to win their own set of Jamberry Nails.
- "Like" Blushing Basics on Facebook
- leave me a comment letting me know which design is your favorite
- "Like" Kori on Facebook
- be sure to let her know Blushing Basics sent you
- leave me a comment letting me know you did it!
UPDATE: i couldn't help but post a picture of my nails 1 week after applying. they still look great, even after scrubbing my house from top to bottom: