This post is sponsored by Mary Myer, a Lead Consultant with Jamberry Nails. I was provided with a free sheet of Jamberry Nails to help conduct a review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own and I do not recommend products I do not use myself.
There are many things I love about being a Mother and a Stay-At-Home Mom. Watching Parker grow each day, taking care of the home, and getting a little crafting in during nap time is what I have always wanted to do. The hard part is finding the time, excuse, and energy to work on my appearance. Most mornings I barley have enough time to jump out of bed, throw on a tank with some yoga pants, and splash a little water on my face. Now that Parker is older and we have a baby girl on the way, I wanted to start making an attempt. Since I can’t add more hours to the day, I need quick and easy solutions that give me the biggest bang for my buck. It’s amazing what a few colored tops, a set of cheap pearls and a few MaryKay products have done so far. I still missed my manicures and pedicures though. With a family, it’s not in the budget and attempting at home is simply hilarious.
Recently my good friend Jen, over at All Four Love, told me about a new product called Jamberry Nail Wraps and how much she LOVED them. Jamberry Nail Wraps launched in 2010 by three sisters who wanted to find a cheap and effective way for their nails to look polished. Jamberry Nail Wraps are made in the USA, contain no harsh chemicals, are non-toxic as well as formaldehyde and latex free. They can be used on artificial nails, won’t damage your natural nail, have no drying time and will not chip. There are also over 300 different designs for the perfect occasion. My favorite feature is that they are safe during pregnancy. Now I can get a professional and polished look without inhaling harsh salon chemicals.
The timing was great as Jen and I were headed to NYC to attend Blogger Bash and I wanted to look my best! I chose the solid Tempest so it would coordinate with all of my outfits for the conference and when I got back home. I gathered up the above supplies and spread out at the kitchen table with my iPad. Although they come with instructions, I wanted to watch a video on how to apply them so that I did a good job.
It took me about an hour to complete my manicure which I decided to tackle after Parker went to bed. I would have loved to do a pedicure as well but my pregnant belly was slightly in the way! The video made it really easy to follow the steps and by the second hand I had really gotten into the groove.
After prepping your nails by removing any previous polish you can start wrapping those nails. It took me a little while to find the best process for me but these were the steps that worked best.
1. Hold the sheet of wraps over your nail to determine the best fit. You want the fit to be smaller, not larger than your nail. It won’t work as effectively if part of the wrap is touching the skin.
2. Use your tweezers to pull up the correct wrap and cut the appropriate length. This allows you to use the remaining piece for another nail.
3. Using your hairdryer, heat up the wrap until it seems soft, usually a few seconds.
4. Place the nail wrap on your nail and use your cuticle stick to smooth it out and remove any air bubbles.
5. Using the hair dryer again apply heat while pushing down around your nail in an outward motion from the middle.
6. Cut off and file any excess wrap.
I loved the way they turned out! While the wraps are more expensive than a bottle of nail polish, they last longer, are safer to use and look more polished. I am excited to make my first purchase and start getting a little creative with how I mix and match the designs. During the conference I received so many compliments and it really helped my confidence.
Jamberry Nail Wraps offer a variety of popular designs to fit your needs. Each sheet is $15 and is enough to do 2-3 manicures and pedicures depending on your nails. You also get 1 sheet for free when you purchase 3 so you can mix and match designs and solid colors. If you like keeping your look new and fresh you can sign up for the monthly Style Box by Jamberry. For $25 a month you will receive a box each month filled with at least $30 worth of Jamberry products, nail file, Orange Stick, and monthly style guide.
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