I choose to think of my nail beds as “special” because frankly, I didn’t know I had strange nail beds until I started using Jamberry.
That would be one problem to deal with, but like I said, I’m special.
Another way to tell is if you get bubbles or puckers around the edges of your wraps. It’s not the wrap’s fault and it’s not your fault. It’s your nails.
Not to worry! There is a solution for either or both problems and those are vents. I can’t take credit for coming up with this idea. I’ll link to the video where I learned about it, but I do mine a little differently.
It’s just a tiny cut placed towards and angled to the bottom of the wrap. Put one on either side. The video suggests cutting a wedge, but I found that ends up leaving a little gap that kind of bothers me. This way may have some overlap, but it’s less bothersome. It’s totally up to you.
Heat and file as usual and there you have it! I went from an average of 5-6 days with my wraps to over 2 weeks. I’d say that’s worth an extra little step!
Let me know if you have any questions!
FYI – This wrap is the Mad Hatter from the Fall/Winter 2014 catalog.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CUV3OzzPgc&feature=share
UPDATE: If you liked this post, be sure to check out The Latest Jamberry Application Test where I try out another method that worked out well for me. For some (like me) Jamberry can take some trial and error to find the right method. Hopefully these tutorials help! Please comment if you have specific questions!