June 10, 2013

Jamberry Jamboree: Retro Emerald (Watermarble Green)

Alright, back on track with Jamberry nail shields this time, i.e. I didn't screw it up this week! I tried out the Retro Emerald (or what I would call 'Watermarble Green') design on my pinkie. I didn't have any issues with application this time, so I would assume that my failed third try was probably due to the shields being too large for my nail beds (hence the wrinkles in the middle of my nail). Check it out!
*Product(s) in this post were provided for my honest review.

Manicurity | Jamberry Nails Retro Emerald pattern shield wrap

Manicurity | Jamberry Nails Retro Emerald pattern shield wrap

Manicurity | Jamberry Nails Retro Emerald pattern shield wrap macro


So I tried out the pretty watermarble pattern and paired it with brown, which I thought would be sort of refreshing and nice and Earth-y compared to what I originally wanted to do, which was black creme. Not my favorite color pairing, but maybe some other people out there that 'dig' brown nail polish will appreciate it! The plaid pattern I attempted on my ring finger was inspired by Mr. Candiipants; clearly I should have looked at the photo again before doing it, but ah well. Then some 'racing stripes' or 'eclipse' or whatever you guys are calling the side swipe of color these days in green on my pointer and middle nail because they looked mega weird/boring just being brown (sorry, brown polish). Green polish was CND Greenscene, yellow is Revlon Electric, and brown is China Glaze Mahogany Magic. Overall, good! You can see in the first photo that I had a challenge buffing the clear top coat part of the shield all the way away.

For my long-winded review and first try with Jamberry Sour Cherry Pie, check out the post here.
For my crazy adorable (and Tumblr popular) second try with Mo Mo, check out the post here.
For my third try, and nail fail, with the pattern Red Eclipse, check out the post here.

The last pattern I have is just a solid pink color; I can't remember if it will fit my nail or not but regardless of if I manage to try the pink one for next week I'm still planning to do a 'post Jamberry trial sheet experience post'. See you back here again next week!!

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8 comments:

  1. something about that wrap reminds me of boba fett's mask

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    1. Boyfriend said "Hmm...yeah, I could see it!" so I guess it's a normal thing :)

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  2. As a consultant for Jamberry, I love to read people's reviews of the product. I was and am still a customer first, LOL. However, I use a slightly unorthodox technique to apply mine. I use a lighter instead of the blow dryer to warm up the shield. Works great, and I can do them anywhere. When I have a tiny bit of clear vinyl hanging off the edge, I bring the flame near but not touching the nail, and the clear vinyl just melts down enough to clean up that bit of excess, pres with a finger and PRESTO! All good. to avoid wrinkling, I use nail scissors to cut them to fit perfectly, or go to a slightly smaller wrap than my nail if I'm in a hurry. After the final heat, I use a cold pack to set them (avoids wrinkles the next day if you accidentally overheat). I like them because they stay on my nails forever, can be cut down, or slid down on the nail if growth is an issue, and even if they're not dead on, I tend to use a bit of a flashy pattern, so you don't notice imperfections unless you're right up on it (again, due to not really following the instructions correctly, LOL). I work about 6 different jobs, so time and wear are two big factors for me (and the hubs literally gets sick over the smell of nail polish too, sadface). I have Jams on my toes from May 18th, and on August 12th just lost one I had on since April 19th. (In that case, the toe NAIL ripped off from 4 months growth, the Jamberry nail shield is still attached!!!) I have a nail that broke halfway across the nailbed and is still intact 3 weeks later thanks to Jamberry! I understand you had mixed success, and appreciate the thorough review of the product! :-) There are 9 sizes on the adult version (9 x 2 = 18 total), And there are 10 sizes on the French mani sets (there is a single extra-large sized shield, for a total of 19 shields). They can be layered or used individually and mix/match is fun too. I especially like the buy 3 get one free, so each sheet ends up just over $11. :-) Hope you come back and try us again! --Jes K8

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    1. Um, sorry for the book... my Mom's an author, LOL! I blame her! ;-)

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