Part of me wants to celebrate the folks at Jamberry Nails who got on top of social media with their parties.
But part of me wants to strangle them, and this is why.
Jamberry Nails is a plastic-based nail “wrap” that you use to decorate your nails. You can easily get fancy designs with minimal effort, and Jamberry nails are supposed to last pretty much forever.
However, I am sick of the two to three invites I get on Facebook every week for an online “party,” where you get a chance to learn about the product but you’re also guilted into buying products to help your “friend,” the host. Of course, I have plenty of people on Facebook with whom I’m not so close friends with all these people.
Of course, you wind up in this new group where there’s tons of notifications, and you’re encouraged to participate for “free” samples and the chance to win items. It would be fun if I weren’t invited to so many of these parties every week.
Just like any pyramid scheme, you’re going to quickly run out of people who haven’t been invited to the parties or already tried the product. It’s inundating and annoying.
But this isn’t the thing that bugs me most about Jamberry Nails.
Honestly? I just don’t like them. They look cheap and plastic-y. It’s like stickers found in a little girl’s beauty kit. Slap them on your face and nails. You’re all set.
You get very little surface area because they cannot touch skin or cuticles. This leaves a very awkward space around the wrap, which you’re supposed to heat twice for proper application. The process isn’t much less finicky, and your wraps will start to peel if you don’t do it right.
And they’re expensive.
I’m not the only one who doesn’t love them, however. Check out these posts by:
And it seems like working for them can be just as frustrating.
Even if I loved the product, I think I would be annoyed with all the invites and seeing this on my Facebook page week after week. If you value your customers, you’ll give it a break, folks.