I was sent a Jamberry kit and some nail wraps to test and review and now, I am a Jamberry convert and addict. Oh dear.
几个月前，我收到了一套Jamberry的目录，为了用于撰写评论。Jamberry最出名的产品是它们的指甲包/指甲贴。 有100多种设计可供选择，您可以在www.jamberry.com/au购买它们目前也可在美国，英国，加拿大，新西兰和西班牙使用。 你甚至可以开始与Jamberry的业务！ 该计划的详细信息在其网站上。一套指甲贴RRPA $ 22至A $ 25.50（取决于他们是限量版）。 他们有时有交易，如果你买3你得到1免费或类似类型的交易。它们也有一些指甲包的特别优惠，买3送1免费。除了指甲包裹/指甲贴，他们也卖指甲油和凝胶指甲油。 有很多人可以在他们的网站上购买。
Jamberry is best known for their nail wraps. There are 100s of designs to choose from and you can purchase them at www.jamberry.com/au
They are currently available also in the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Spain. You can even start a business with Jamberry! Details on that program are on their website.
In Australia, the wraps RRPA$22 to A$25.50 (depending on whether they are limited edition ones). They also sometimes have deals where if you buy 3 you get 1 free or similar type deals. They also sell nail polishes for RRP$22 (their very good too but not the focus of this blog) and a super cool gel system called "TruShine" which I have not tried (click here to learn more about that).
In one set of nail wraps, you get 18 strips of various widths. Each strip covers two nails. So the thinner 9 strips cover all of my hand nails and 8 of my toes nails if you want to go "matchy matchy". This is like the "why do sausages come in packs of 10 and sausage buns in packs of 8" question. I don't know. Maybe you don't want them on your toes or you have larger nails?!? It really doesn't bother me, because the nails of those baby toes of mine have become so contorted from wearing high heels while working as an M&A lawyer (it's a power thing, can't be the shortest in the room), that you can hardly see them.
一套指甲包有18贴纸。 这足以涵盖10个指甲和8个脚趾甲。 但我不知道为什么他们没有给足够覆盖所有的指甲？ 太奇怪了！？！但我不在乎，因为我的脚上最小的钉是如此丑陋，因为我曾经当一个律师时，穿了很多高跟鞋。
There is a WHOLE set of accoutrements. Nail care from nail files, to vitamins pills, creams, oils and removers for you to select from (click here to see the full shabang).
The one cool gadget I would recommend (it's not necessary but it's cool) is the mini heater which RRPA$27. You'll see why as I show you how to apply them later on in this blog.
Thoughts | 我的想法
I've been testing them for a few months now. The wraps do differ in terms of thickness. There is a marginal difference which you can feel. Some are thinner, which make them easier to apply, but not last as long. Some are thicker, which, yes, makes them slightly more difficult to apply but they last longer.
我花了很多时间测试这些指甲包/指甲贴。 平均来说，它们持续约2至3周。 这是非常好的，因为我相当粗糙的我的手，做各种疯狂的事情。 有很多设计可供选择。 我有29种不同的类型。有些是礼物，有些是我自己买的。 它们有不同的纹理和饰面。 有些比其他的更薄。 薄的似乎持续更短的时期。 然而，厚的是更难使用。
I have 29 different types of wraps (i can't bring myself to count them but I have bought quite a few myself), some gifted, the rest I purchased. They come in different textures/finishes: smooth, metallic, glitter, matte etc. I love the variety of designs and finishes. They do limited edition ones, as well as seasonal ones. You will never get bored of browsing through their website.
The average wear of the nail wraps on me is about 2 - 3 weeks. Now that's pretty good. They are pretty tough, because I do a lot of things with my hands (gardening, cleaning, craftwork, sculpting, fixing things around the house, scratching etc etc). The first ones to go are always my two index fingers.
This is a system that works so easily once you get the hang of it. It's pretty much: pick which one, then stick, trim and done. No base coat or top coat required. There is some maintenance as your nails grow out, but I just cut my nails with them still on and with most patterns, they still look fine (the ones that don't look o.k. are the ones with cartoons on them like Snow White's portrait).
这是很容易使用，一旦你得到了它的窍门工作的系统。 它很简单：选择哪一个，然后粘，修剪和完成。 无需底漆或面漆。 当你的指甲长出来，你会做一些维护，但我只是剪了我的指甲与他们仍然在和大多数的模式，他们仍然看起来很好（那些不好看的是那些卡通的人，如雪 白公主的肖像)。你以许多创造性的方式使用它们，例如在你的特征指甲上使用一个指甲贴，而在其余指甲上使用指甲油。
You can also choose to use them on your feature nail. There's lots of ways you can stretch out the value of each nail wrap set. Just get creative.
How does it work? | 使用它们的方法
First gather your tools. Some nail polish remover to clean your nails or Jamberry's own nail prep wipes, a pokie stick (I don't know what you call that wooden thing), a nail file, a pair of nail scissors, and I use this other pockie thing - a cuticle trimmer thingamajig I got from Sephora. Your mini heater or a hair dryer (no we won't be drying our hair...). 以上是所有你需要的东西。 如果你没有小Jamberry加热器，吹风机也是合适的。
A key step is to get your nails ABSOLUTELY clean and free from any surface oils. The Jamberry nail prep wipes are really handy for this (they are perfect for travel), but you can use your regular nailpolish remover as well. 非常重要的是，你的指甲是干净的，没有油性。 这将有助于指甲贴更好。 您可以使用指甲油去除剂或Jamberry指甲准备擦拭剂来清洁它们。
Next, choose the right size of sticker for your nail. This was a bit tricky for me at the first, as they were either too big or too small. The best thing to do is pick a size slightly smaller. If you can't find one, you might have to trim it to size. Then cut half for one nail.
接下来，您选择适合您钉子的贴纸尺寸。 这对我来说有点棘手，因为他们太大或太小。 最好的办法是选择一个稍小的尺寸。 如果你找不到一个合适的，你可能需要修剪它的大小。 下一步，切一半钉一个指甲。
Take that half of your sticker and heat it up till it goes all floppy. You can use a hair dryer if you don't have the mini-heater, but I do think it's worth investing in a mini-heater if you become a Jamberry fan. It is compact and neat and fit for purpose as it has a fold out stand.
Then, carefully position your sticker on your nail. I try to match up the middle of the pattern with the middle of the nail.
An excellent tip I learnt from the Jamberry PR team was to really s-t-r-e-c-h it out over your nails until it stops to give. Then bend the excess over the tip of your nail.
Another tip I got from Jamberry fans was to use the "cold technique". Which is simply sticking the nail wrap on your nail first before applying heat to melt the adhesive. This method works pretty well for some of the thicker ones. I think after my tests, both methods work well.
下一步是对贴纸施加热量，直到它变软。 然后小心地将棍子放在你的指甲上。 匹配中间的设计到指甲的中间。 将其从指甲的角质层上向下粘贴。 然后拉伸贴纸，直到你不能拉伸它了。 这种方法被称为“加热法”。 有另一种方法称为“冷方法”，你应用的贴纸，然后你加热它，使其粘。 这两种方法都很好。
You then use your "pokie stick" thing to pull and prod and tuck the sides of the sticker around the edges of your nail. Once heated, the nail wrap become fairly malleable, you can stretch out the pattern a tiny fraction. 下一步，使用角质层捅戳并拉动贴纸的两侧，使其贴合您的指甲。 贴纸是相当有延展性，和易于使用。
File off the access, trim rough bits with a pair of nail scissors (those work best as they are curved). Then, as a final step, heat the nail wrap again to seal it off.
Some like to tuck a bit of the nail wrap under their nails. This works too. I do this sometimes but more often then not, I trim right to nail edge as having a thicker nail tip makes it harder for me to do stuff.
Tah dah! A very pretty set of nails.
Here's a different look.
Here are some of my favourite nail wraps. I have a few of them, not all... yet. 我从它们的网站中选择了一些我最喜欢的设计。 我没有所有的，但也许这可能会发生一天！
So I hope you will hop the Jamberry website and get the Jamberry Effect! 我相信你会成为Jamberry的爱好者，如果你尝试他们。 为什么要等待，不试试呢？