I am a crafty girl. I like to accessorize and decorate my surroundings. I'm a bit obsessed; I think that's pretty obvious.
What isn't very obvious, is that I like to do the same with my appearance. I am a girly girl if ever there was one. I love make up, glamorous locks and stylish clothes. Growing up, colorful nails were always a favorite, too. Unfortunately, I have not been able to wear nail polish for over a decade due to the very strong odor. I cannot tolerate it at all. It's been a bit of a bummer, but as the sign in my kitchen says, "It is what it is." I was resigned to the fact that I was just going to have to live with boring, bland hands. Like these...
Well, all of that changed this weekend!! A friend told me about a product called Jamberry nail wraps and I am IN LOVE! They are odorless, vinyl wraps that adhere to your nails with a bit of gentle heat and pressure. They come in a ton of different colors and patterns and I am totally hooked ~ and fabulous! I feel like a girl again and I actually like my hands.
Now, I am queen of the easy DIY. I will only attempt something if it is inexpensive, simple to do and looks awesome when complete. Jamberry totally fit the bill.
A few of us gathered in my sister's kitchen for our Jamicures. We did our own nails and were finished in just under an hour. Now that we know what we are doing, I would say next time we could do it in half the time. After a super quick bit of recommended prep (gently pushing cuticles, wiping the nail with alcohol or vinegar), we matched the appropriate sized wrap to the nail and stuck it on.
We used the warm rice bag approach, which meant we heated a rice bag in the microwave and gently applied it to our fingers to secure the wrap. A little trim and a bit of pressure and voila ~ perfectly pretty digits!! There are other ways to apply them, using a hairdryer for example, but we liked this method.
They best part was that once they were done, I went right home and did laundry and washed my pots and pans with brillo. I didn't even have to wait for them to dry!
Wait ~ did I just say that getting back to my chores quickly was good? Hmmm. Well, you know what I mean!
They've been on for several days now and there is no sign of wear. Obviously, there is no chipping either! When I am ready to remove them, I will simply soak my hands in warm water or lemon juice to break the seal and gently peel them away. Jamberry states that finger wraps can last up to two weeks and toe nail wraps can last up to four weeks. I applied a sample nail a few weeks ago and it did last the full two weeks, when removed my naked nails still looked super healthy.
I placed an order and I received it in under a week. Each sheet is $15.00 and will provide me with
two manicures, two pedicures and several accent nails.
There is a buy 3 sheets get 1 free promotion, which I totally took advantage of ~ twice! Like I said before, I am now an official addict, I just had to share!!
C'mon. You didn't really expect me to wear any other color, did you?
*This is NOT a sponsored post. I am simply sharing my great new find, that will allow me to have much prettier hands in my craft tutorials going forward! ;)
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