I really love the idea of painted finger nails, but I am entirely too cheap and too frantic to pay for a manicure. (Serious question- what do you do while they are working on your nails for 45 minutes? Just sit there? Quietly? Unfrantic-like? Without reading a book or anything? #mypersonalnightmare). When I paint my nails at home, it always results in at least 5 of them being smudged, because I am physically unable of sitting for long enough to allow them to dry. The 5 nails that don't get smudged chip within about 45 seconds of applying. Then, I am annoyed every single time I see my nails, which is often, obviously. SO, I rarely actually have nail polish on my nails. This also pisses me off, because I really LIKE color and the idea of nail polish. #firstworldproblems
I know. It's a rough life. ;0
Betsy (we taught together in Hoover! I adore her. Love her. She has very 3 small kids and I don't know how she survives each day without running away) told me about Jamberry Nails, and I was mainly intrigued by the Jamberry Juniors- Jamberry for LITTLE KIDS! But, I needed to try it myself first. Do they really work? I was skeptical, to be honest.
But, now I am obsessed!
This is Raspberry Sparkle. It was the perfect mix of fun but still "I am a mom." I keep stopping typing so I can admire the sparkliness under the light. Soooo sparkly.
I was intimidated by the whole concept of nail wraps, so I kept putting off actually putting on the adhesive nails. I set a timer when I started just because I was curious about how long it would take to apply. It was only 12 minutes total and at least 3 of those minutes were when Lily interrupted me to give me a purse she made me. The best part? I could just stop, mid-hand, and hug her, without worrying about smudging!
It comes with one sheet- I think each sheet is $15. But, you can get 2-3 uses from each one.
It turns out it is ridiculously easy to put them on. I don't know if I am just talented (yes) or what, but it was so easy. Like, I think Lily could do it herself.
I put one on a nail then cut the extra off...
then used that same piece on the same nail on the other hand. I could have even used the part that was still leftover on Lily's nails. (I was either an Indian or someone who survived the Great Depression in a former life. #neverwaste).
So, I only used 5 of the nail adhesives, and I still have this many left over! I want to do my toes next time.
I am not getting a credit or anything if you order. I just love, love these. They are so much fun, and I want to share all of the precious designs! They last up to 2 weeks on nails and up to 4 weeks on toes. Plus, my friend, Betsy, is awesome. And, she will text you or email you or call you or FB you or whatever you need to make sure you are happy and love them. Her site: http://betsyyow.jamberrynails.net
She sent me tips like this:
She sent me tips like this:
(this makes the wraps seem much harder to apply than they actually are)
When I was ordering, I found a million that I wish I as fun enough to order:
Under the Sea! What?!!
This one really speaks to me. I love color. It is called "Punchy Puff," which makes me love it even more.
The colors are so much fun.
HORSES!!!!!! Not for me, obviously. But, how cute would this be as a gift for a girl who rides horses?
I hope Jamberry gets some with little turkeys on them for Thanksgiving. Christmas trees for Christmas! Oh my gosh- pumpkins for Halloween! I would buy those.
Newspaper print. I know.
Jamberry even has sorority nails! I would like to point out that Tri Delta is so important that it has 2 designs.
There is even a Collegiate collection!
Gross. But cute.
I emailed asking when they are getting a UT set...
Gymnastics. The Jamberry Juniors would be the cutest stocking stuffers!
I am a basic color kind of girl. I love the designs, but I know I will end up with just the solid colors.
They are also cute, though!
Jamberry Juniors!!! I cannot wait to try these on Lily.
Little girls all love, love colored zebra.
The top one is sprinkles!
I feel like Jamberry is going to change my life. According to the package they even have a 30 day money back guarantee. That always helps sway me. Betsy's email address is on her page, so contact her if you have any questions.
Also, someone please buy the really fun ones, like Lotus, Punchy Puff, and Under the Sea. And send me a picture.
I just stopped typing to stare at the sparkliness, again...