Jamberry Nails Review

jamberry_nails_reviewI’m a total nail polish hoarder! I love the stuff and literally change my nail color twice a week. I’m really loving the deep winter colors right now, but I’m slowly transition to light, spring colors. Since I just can’t get enough nail stuff, I thought I’d try something different. I’d heard quite a lot about these new-fangled nail things called Jamberry so I figured I’d give them a shot. My mom ordered me a set of cheetah print nails to try. In my opinion, it was a waste of money and here’s why.

First and foremost, Jamberry nails are expensive. I think my mom paid $15 for the set. Granted, they are pretty! However, at that price I just assume pay a little extra and get someone to do my nails for me at the salon. The price wasn’t the worst part though; the process was! To stick these things on you have to size them to each individual nail, place the print on your nail, take a hair dryer, hold it near your nail, and allow the heat to melt the glue on the print to your nail while pressing down on it so it will stick. Then, you must file down the excess print to the exact size of your nail. This is a long process to repeat for each nail!

After I finally finished my nails, I went to bed for some well-deserved sleep. I woke up in the morning, went along with my usual routine, looked down at my nails, and what do I see? The prints beginning to peel away from my nails. Perfect. Ultimately, these stick-on nails lasted about a week at best. I was not impressed at all.

I wouldn’t buy Jamberry nails again. I think the idea is very clever but the product has to be easier to use and needs to last longer. For now, I’ll stick to my Essie and O.P.I obsession.


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10 thoughts on “Jamberry Nails Review”

  1. I had a horrible experience with them. I had a professional apply them. She followed the directions to the letter. It took over 2 hours to do an entire set. They began lifting during my drive home. They would not adhere to my nail even with heat. I still have them on, but we are removing them on Tuesday. Bring on the gel polish!!!!!


  2. I’m torn on this topic. What appeals to me is liking the idea of not having to touch up my nails for a couple of weeks. As a working mom it is hard to keep on top of my nails. I have done one jamberry manicure. I think that the process is annoying and time consuming but it did last for me. I talked to a friend of mine who sells it and she swears that drenching your nail in rubbing alcohol before Application makes a world of difference. So I say it is good for long lasting looks, but is annoying for the process and expensive. There has to be a cheaper and less time consuming way


  3. I actually bought my first set a while ago, and I agree that they are expensive! I also agree that the application process is really complicated and time consuming (and I only did two accent nails each hand). I felt I had no choice to be extra patient because I didn’t want to mess up something I paid $20 for. Fortunately enough, my application was a success, though. Mine stayed on for 2.5 weeks without any peeling or wear n tear, but I had to take them off at the point because my nails had just grown out too far. So basically, I wouldn’t mind buying them again, but very very sparingly. I’m talking maybe for a special occasion or something. I love all the cute patterns but the application process is just too much, I don’t have the patience (or the money, ha!) to be a committed Jamberry girl!


    1. Glad your experience was better than mine! I thought the patterns were great and all but I just don’t have the money or the patience for it.


  4. I appreciate you sharing this! I know a few people who sell these things or buy them all the time. I just wasn’t convinced! I can hardly keep nail polish on (I’m constantly with my hands in water!) so I imagined they’d be a waste of money and time…and now you’ve just confirmed what I thought. I’d rather pay someone to do them for that price!


    1. Yeah, they aren’t the best with water I found… especially warm water because the warmth melts the nail glue and causes it to come off!!


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