One of the most frustrating things to me has always been my nails. I loved going for manicures and pedicures but I had practically given up on manicures because the polish wouldn’t even last a day. I tried solar nails but I couldn’t stand the thought of the damage from the UV lights. A few months ago my girls discovered these magnificent things…..
Why try to create a Pinterest look that will chip the next day, when you can just do this….
They are really easy to apply. My 11 year olds do theirs without any help at all. It took me about 3 applications to perfect mine but each application gets easier. I can do a full set in about 15 minutes.
My daughter just took hers off yesterday on day 17. They still looked perfect. I can’t believe I forgot to take a picture! But these are mine on day 7….
Step 1: Wash hands with Blue Dawn Dish Soap.
Step 2: Clean nails with a NON-moisturizing nail polish remover or alcohol.
Step 3: Buff top of the nail, clean once more with nail polish remover or alcohol, and push back cuticle.
Step 4: Match nail (finger or toe) to the nail shield that best fits. It’s better to be too small than too big. You don’t want the shield to touch skin or cuticle or it won’t seal properly.
Step 5: Peel off nail shield using an orange stick or tweezers and warm with the heater for 10-15 seconds or until soft and flexible. (The heater is only $19)
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. (or you can use nail clippers)
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)
How to remove:
There are 2 removal options for Jamberry Nail Shields. For Nail Shields that have been worn for more than 10 days we recommend following the Gentle Removal Process.
Quick Removal Process: Heat the shields with the heater for 15 seconds. Then break the seal by getting under the edge of the shield with your opposite thumb nail. Slowly peel the shield from side to side. If the Nail Shields are not peeling easily or the adhesive is still bonded to the nail bed then follow the Gentle Removal Process.
Gentle Removal Process: Soak the Nail Shields in nail polish remover for 20-30 seconds and gently rub them off. Soaking will break down the adhesive bond and allow them to easily slide of the nail bed.
Personally, I prefer heating olive oil for about 20 seconds and slowly loosening the shields while they are soaking. (Just make sure you get your hands prepped well afterwards if you are about to apply another set)
To order: www.bethroan.jamberrynails.net
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