Friday, November 28, 2014

Getting Nailed! Week 17 *Jamberry*

Thanks to Lindsey Galvez for the Jamberry sheets! 

Welcome to Week 16 of Getting Nailed! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every other week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. I'll be sharing photos of my own nails as I get them done every two weeks, photos of neat ideas I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.

Made in the USA, our nail wraps offer peace of mind with no odors, no chemicals and no animal testing. The startling diversity of our 300+ designs keeps things fresh for stylish ladies of all ages and tastes. For those who love the confidence that comes from having manicured hands, Jamberry Nails offers a professional salon look without the high cost or hassle.

I took Lindsey's 10 day challenge, to see how Jamberry Nail Wraps hold up against polish. I decided to go with ICY PINK POLKA because of the metallic polka dots, and my love of pink. While my nail polish didn't match quite as much as I'd hoped, I thought it looked pretty well together. 

Application for the Jamberry wraps is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. The alcohol (wipes or with a cotton ball) is used to get any oils and such off the nail, the stick is used to push your cuticles back, the blow dryer or their special heater is used to heat the wraps before and after they're applied, and then scissors to trim and lastly the file to get nice and close to nail. 

It took me a while to get the wraps on because I found it harder to do on myself vs my children. Practice makes perfect with this product though, and as time goes on I'll get faster and faster. 

While my kids took their afternoon nap, I turned on a favorite show from my DVR and pampered myself. I found the wraps to be great with size and I didn't need to cut any on the sides to fit my nails. I did put my index finger on a little off sides which made it come in contact with my skin a little. At first I didn't think it was an issue, but after 4 days it started to lift in that spot. As the days went by, the wrap stayed on well, but slowly lifted over the course of 10 days. 

Even though I did have a small issue with one wrap, this is completely from my application error, and my other wraps held on well. I took off my index wrap the evening of day 10, and ultimately took the other 3 off on day 11 even though they could've stayed on longer. 

Overall, I'm very pleased with this experience, and I can't wait to do my nails again. I'll be sharing my future creations with ya'll, so I hope you enjoy it!

Jamberry's nail wraps come on one sheet for $15. One sheet of nail wraps will give you up to 2 manis and 2 pedis! When you take in to consideration how much it costs to go to a salon, wait, and then take your turn, this makes so much more sense. For kids it's even better because my daughters can have fun patterns and prints that can easily be done at home instead of paying a salon to do it and charging me for the extra features. 

One huge plus with Jamberry is that my kids don't have to sit and wait for their nails to dry. Someone always has an itch or moves while I'm painting causing me to get polish on the skin, and especially the sudden urge to use the potty. It does take some time to get used to, but it out ways the money I'm saving, the time I have to sit and wait at the salon, and being able to start and stop as needed. 

You can purchase other things as well from Jamberry like their heaters, whole application kits, nail lacquer, and more. There's such a variety for kids, and you can even cut down the bigger wraps if you really want to share with your child. 

Check out Jamberry today and check out under Lindsey Galvez. She's been so great to me, helping me with questions I have, and going above and beyond for her customers!