Krista Lawler, a Jamberry Independent Sales Representative offered me a chance to review a set of nail shields for the first time. Krista sent me the Flip Flops set, which was exciting since we are starting to get some warmer weather over here. Anyways, being a very busy mom of 3 active boys, I normally barely have any time for myself do pamper myself. I actually think that it has been close to 3 years since the last time I got my nails professionally done.
Overall, this product is a lot of fun for the busy mom and the nail shields were super easy to use. I was able to have the nail shields on my nails within a half an hour and I bet that next time would be faster since this was my very first time. My husband was actually quite impressed too with the end result and made the comment that my nails did look professionally done. Krista is an amazing sales representative for Jamberry. She not only has wonderful customer service, she also ships very fast. Jamberry Nails is also a great company. They offer a large selection of nail shields to choose from and are very affordable.
Step 1: Clean nails with nail polish remover or alcohol. (Clean, oil free nails are one of the most important steps of the application)
Step 2: Cut and file nails to desired length and shape.
Step 3: Buff top of the nail and push back cuticle.
Step 4: Match nail (finger or toe) to the nail shield that best fits.
Step 5: Peel off nail shield and warm with a blow-dryer 10-15 seconds or until soft and flexible.
Step 6: When warm, press the shield onto the nail. Apply firm pressure around edges to adhere the shield to the nail. Use rubber cuticle pusher to seal the shield around the cuticle.
Step 7: Trim the top with scissors and file off remaining shield using a downward motion to remove excess.
Step 8: Apply heat and pressure to the shield again until it is sealed to the nail. (Repeating this step several times helps create a tight seal to the nail surface and increases wear time)
Optional Step 9: For active users you can add a small amount of nail glue to the free edge to better seal the nail shield.
How to Remove:
Use hair dryer to heat for 15 seconds and slowly peel from the corner of your nail
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