The Top 5 Jamberry Nail Wrap Myths : True or False?


A few of you have probably already read the review I did of Jamberry Nail Wraps after my friend Janelle reached out to me to give them a try.  Then, and more recently, you probably saw the news that I decided to join her team and become an Independent Consultant for Jamberry Nails {I am forever hooked on the products, needless to say}.

But I know even my mom is thinking, “That’s all fine and good, Jen, but what exactly are these nail wraps you speak of?  Why do you love them so much?”

And so, I will do what any good blogger would do, and answer that question!

But, instead of just telling you what Jamberry Nail Wraps are {because anyone can do a Google search for a quick list of facts}, I thought it might be even more beneficial {and a fun twist} helping you understand what they are by explaining to you what they are not {and debunking some of the myths}.

The Top 5 Jamberry Nail Wrap Myths : Are they True or False?

Top Five Jamberry Nail Wrap Myths Solved

Myth #1 : Jamberry Nail Wraps are Stickers


Jamberry Nail Wraps {aka, nail shields or Jams} are solid vinyl film nail coverings.  This special material is both heat and pressure activated to create a water tight bond to your nail.  The film is finished with a protective layer that prevents your nail shield from chipping or scuffing and will last on your fingernails up to two weeks and toenails up to six weeks.

Can your Lisa Frank sticker do that?

In short, Jams are heat-activated vinyl nail wraps.  They are unlike anything you can buy anywhere else and they are not polish strips. They outlast the drugstore brands of nail stickers and even the expensive salon brands. They do not chip, fade, or smell and they do not dry out or expire.  Jamberry nail wraps last up to 2 weeks on your fingers and up to 6 weeks on your toes. (Yes, you read that right!)

Myth #2 : Jamberry Nails Wraps are Expensive


Let me do the math for you:

There are 18 nail wraps on each sheet {cost $15}

You can do at least 2 full sets of fingers and 2 full set of toes per sheet {~$3.75 per each mani or pedi}

Even after doing 2 full sets of fingers and 1 full set of toes, you will have little bits left over to do accent nails {Extra bonus!}

Jamberry Nail Wraps are definitely NOT expensive!

And how does that compare to getting your nails done at the salon?

Jamberry Nail Wraps are NOT expensive!  They actually save you money versus going to the salon!

Myth #3 : Jamberry Nail Wraps are Hard to Apply


Even though I debunked the myth that Jamberry Nail Wraps are just stickers up above, they are still just as easy to apply as stickers.  You can literally do an entire manicure in 20 minutes {or less} and there is no drying time, so you can resume normal activities immediately.

Or, if you can’t carve out a full 20 minutes, you can apply the nail wraps one by one.  Got a diaper to change?  Go for it!  That nail wrap you just applied is already dry and the others will be fine until you get back.

Applying Jamberry Nail Wraps is done in six super simple steps:

— Step 1:  Push back and clear off your old, dead cuticles

— Step 2:  Clean your finger nails with an alcohol wipe, vinegar, or acetone {to remove all oils from your nail}

— Step 3:  Heat your wrap until pliable

— Step 4:  Apply to finger and push down onto nail with rubber cuticle pusher {then let cool for a couple minutes before moving onto next step}

— Step 5: Trim down wrap with small scissors, as close to nail as possible, then file with fine grit nail file the rest of the way down

— Step 6: Apply additional heat and make sure wrap is sealed down around all edges

How to Apply Jamberry Nail Wraps

— Optional Step: Sit back, admire your new manicure, and give yourself a pat on the back for being awesome

Nails Look Fabulous when Using Jamberry Nail Wraps!

Or, for those that are visual learners, watch the Official Jamberry Application video:

Myth #4 : Jamberry Nails Wraps will Damage Nails


Like I mentioned in my review post, I had absolutely zero damage to my nail when I removed the wraps.  If you are worried about using acetone to remove the wrap {and having the acetone damage your nail}, you can use heat like I did, soak in water after breaking the seal on the edge of the wrap, or soak first in extra virgin olive or coconut oil!

Do one thing quick for me:  Take a moment to think about how awful your nails were after getting acrylics taken off or a gel manicure removed.

Jamberry Nail Wraps are the complete opposite of that, yet they last longer!

If you are not ready to give up your acrylics, or your gel manicures, but want to incorporate some of the Jamberry designs into your manicure, not a problem!  Jamberry Nail Wraps can also be used on top of acrylics, gel manicures, or even just your regular nail polish!

Myth #5 : Jamberry Nail Wraps Smell Bad


There is absolutely zero smell to Jamberry Nail Wraps.  Unlike when using nail polish, my hubby no longer walks into the room and says, “So, you are doing your nails, huh?”

Jamberry Nail Wraps are non-toxic, formaldehyde-free, use no harmful chemicals, are gluten-free, latex-free, and cruelty-free.  Plus, they are made right here in the USA!

Carrying precious cargo?  Continue to have stylish nails even while pregnant.

And, if you are curious, the Jamberry Nail Lacquers are 5-Free meaning free of the top five cancer-causing chemicals: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutylphthalate (DBP), Camphor and Formaldehyde Resin.

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Don’t forget that Jamberry Nail wraps are always Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!  No coupon code needed, it just automatically applies to your shopping cart during checkout.

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22 Comments on The Top 5 Jamberry Nail Wrap Myths : True or False?

  1. Priyanka
    December 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm (5 years ago)

    This post is super helpful! You answered a couple questions I had about Jamberry Nails! Thank you!

  2. Joely Smith
    December 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm (5 years ago)

    So many pretty wrap colors!! My daughter uses them. I am not patient enough to do my nails but they are very pretty!

  3. valerie bustamante
    December 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm (5 years ago)

    This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing:) They are super cute!

  4. celebbabylaundry
    December 11, 2014 at 10:57 am (5 years ago)

    I really love that picture of the bear, jamberry nail wraps are really cute!

  5. Lisa Rios
    December 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Amazing post indeed. You have given a clear picture to break all the myths that goes around on the Jambery Nail Wraps. With wonderful description, photos & videos you have done a great job for sure.

  6. Suzanne M.
    December 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful post about Jamberry! I keep wondering what all the fussy hype is about, and now I get it! These sound great!

  7. Taya
    December 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Great twist for the FAQ’s! And yes, these are very affordable when you compare them to your traditional mani!

  8. Melodi Steinberg
    December 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm (5 years ago)

    I love all the great designs. Are they hard to put on your toes?

    • Jen Cassellius
      December 12, 2014 at 7:12 am (5 years ago)

      As long as you can paint your toe nails, you can put these on and they are just as easy as putting them on your fingers! The only downside, for me, is that when I trim the top of the sticker down close to my nail (on my fingernails at least), I prefer to look at the backside of my nail to see where I should trim down to. Since I cannot look at the bottom of my toenails, I have to do a “by touch” trim on the stickers instead.

      I just wish it were summer right now so that I could show these bad boys off (it gets a little weird when you say “Hey, friend, let me take off my socks and show you my feet.”)

  9. Adanna
    December 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm (5 years ago)

    These are pretty and those memes are hilarious!

  10. Beth W
    December 12, 2014 at 9:37 am (5 years ago)

    Great FAQs! I tried them once, but nobody told me to use heat, so they peeled off 2 days later. 🙁
    My only issue with them was size. I have squoval nails, so I have to trim entirely around to make them fit, and I end up with the leftover choices being too small for me to use (so I can’t get an accent nail out of it, as suggested). But I’m curious about how different my experience will be, using heat to seal them down.

    • Jen Cassellius
      December 12, 2014 at 9:50 am (5 years ago)

      Hey Beth! Yes, absolutely your experience would have been much better with some heat applied! That is the way to make the wraps work, for sure. I’ve been sporting my current #Jamicure for five days and it is still just as good as the day I applied the wraps! If you want another sample to give a try, let me know!

  11. Evelyn
    January 11, 2015 at 11:11 am (5 years ago)

    Maybe I’m doing it wrong…I ordered a couple of sheets and I can in no way get 2 full manicures and 2 full pedis from one sheet. I can’t even get two full pedis from one, although I can get 2 full manis. I’ll have to try again and see if I can figure out how to make the sheet stretch (literally and figuratively, lol)!

    • Jen Cassellius
      January 12, 2015 at 6:46 am (5 years ago)

      Sounds like I should do a blog post that is dedicated just to getting the most out of a sheet of wraps! In the meantime, I will send you a follow email, Evelyn!

  12. Nicole
    February 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Not sure how I haven’t heard about these until now, but they look amazing! I always dread doing my nails because it’s such a time commitment (I swear, even the ones that claim they dry in a minute take at least a half hour before I can actually use my hands again). This seems like the perfect solution!

    Any way I can still get one of those free samples you alluded to? 😉

    • Jen Cassellius
      February 9, 2015 at 2:24 pm (5 years ago)

      I am so happy you have found Jamberry and YES, I would LOVE to send you a sample to give a try. Either message me your mailing address, or you can fill out the following form and I will get one into the mail for you right away! Free sample request form ->

      • Nicole
        February 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm (5 years ago)

        Wow, thanks for such a quick response – especially on an older blog post! I just submitted my free sample request form. Thanks so much, I’m excited to try Jamberry out! 🙂

  13. Audrey
    February 20, 2015 at 4:49 am (5 years ago)

    Jamberry Nails sounded interesting so I just had to have a peek! It looks so easy and the video really helpful. I would love to try it! Do you make overseas delivery? I live in Japan.

    • Jen Cassellius
      February 21, 2015 at 9:46 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Audrey – At this time, Jamberry is only offered for sale to US and Canadian addresses (unless you are military…they also ship to APOs)

  14. Shirley
    August 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm (5 years ago)

    My problem w/ jamberry is that their absolutely gorgeous but for some reason the wraps do not fit my nails from corner to corner. There is a small gap on each side every time I put them on! Does anyone else have this problem? ? I’ve wasted a full sheet of wraps trying to make them look perfect, but no matter what size I put on, I just can’t get the wrap to fit perfectly. Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions? HELP

    • brittany whitley
      August 25, 2015 at 7:28 am (5 years ago)

      Hey girl! my advice to you, since your corners arent meeting the edges of your nails, use a bigger step up for your nail, and just trim it to fit! Thats what i do, and it works every time <3 i am a jamberry rep, so if you have any questions please feel free to contact me! my email is

  15. Irene Ontiveros
    September 29, 2016 at 2:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Very helpful. Thank you


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