You may have seen some of this info before, but its worth repeating! These are common problems that will mess up your application… and how to avoid them!
1. Finger oil. That’s right, your fingers are oily, because they are covered in skin (trust me, this is a good thing). If you have been handling your Jamberry nail wraps with your fingers, you might try tweezers or using an orange stick. Reason being, a sticker gets less sticky when it touches oil… so prevent that. Also, I like to wipe down each nail AGAIN right before applying the wrap.
Pro tip: wash your hands with dawn soap before applying, just to get extra oil out of your skin.
2. Invisible Cuticles. We’ve touched on this in a few blog posts already, but I can’t harp on it enough. These pesky little invisible cuticles are Jamberry home wreckers, but its a pretty simple solution once you know about them! Cuticles can grow over your entire nail bed… but as we know, Jamberry adheres to NAIL, not to skin (which is what cuticles are)! Therefore, you MUST get rid of the ones that grow on your entire nail! You can use a cuticle remover (like this one) or soak your nails in warm water and scrape up with an orange stick or spoon pusher… just remember to be gentle to your precious hands!
Could this be your problem? Well…people who have invisible cuticles often complain that they apply their jams and they look perfect, but then a few hours later or the next day they wake up and there are bubbles around the edges.
3. Picking the Wrong Size Wraps. That’s right…size matters. And smaller is better. When sizing wraps to your fingers, err on the side of too small than too big. When your wraps are too big, they overlap cuticles and don’t have room to spread out on your nail. It’s easy to get bubbles in that scenario. It is way better to have little slivers of nail bed showing on the sides!
Here’s a pic of a beautiful application!
4. Going swimming right after applying (or similar activities). That’s right… well here’s what’s going on. When you apply jams, you are creating a water-tight, oil-tight seal. However, it takes a few hours for the wraps to set all the way. Your Jamberry Nail wraps will handle swimming and cooking and dishes and whatever you want them to just fine, but they only request that you give them a few hours (or a good night’s sleep) to settle before doing these heavy-duty activities.
Pro tip: Put your jams on before bed. When you wake up, voila! They are ready to face ANYTHING!
What has ruined your Jamicure? And what do you do to keep it looking lovely?