My friend Jaclynn, a Jamberry Independent Consultant, offered to let me try out some Jamberry Nails in exchange for my blog review. I have seen a few Jamberry parties going on across social media land lately, but I was so anxious to check them out for myself! She sent me these lovely patterned teal ones called Lotus. Love!
Another reason I was so excited to get to use these is my nails are actually long right now! I'm a chronic nail-biter (not for nerves or any other reason than just "because") and I usually have very tiny nub-nails. For some reason over the past couple of weeks I've been very good about keeping my nails away from my mouth (probably the fear of flu)! Perfect timing.
I didn't want to mess anything up, so I carefully read the Jamberry directions a couple of times before getting started. Finally, I got things going and cut, blow dried and filed down. This process takes a while for all your nails (especially when I started using my left hand!), but because the vinyl lasts a lot longer than most polishes, it's time well spent. There's a lot of tutorials you can find on Pinterest, if you want extra tips and tricks for perfecting your nails.
For now, I'm leaving one nail on each hand with some of my regular polish so I can compare the longevity of the two. We'll just see who chips first (and since vinyl doesn't chip, I'm pretty sure I can guess this outcome).
I'm loving my nails! The very best part about Jamberry is knowing that I would never be able to draw on a cute pattern with polish. Because of these, you'll never have to again! There's a pattern for every single occasion and you can even personalize them (like, you can get your kids/pets/lovers pictures on your nails)!
I've put together some of my everyday favorites, below. Nails for every day, work or play. I think I'm going to have to get them all! Obviously, flowers may be my favorite.
I've also picked out a few of my favorite styles for the upcoming holiday: Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day if you're having a fun ladies night...whichever you prefer)!
Speaking of February 14, Jaclynn wants to spread the love this Valentine's Day and will send one lucky winner a Jamberry set of their own, just in time for the holiday! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. A winner will be chosen February 6, 2015.
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12 DAY UPDATE:
Here's how my Jamberrys are looking after 12 days. Y'all, I have been hard on these things: cooking, washing my hair, typing, washing hands a lot (cold and flu season), working out, etc. My old nail polish definitely couldn't hang, but the Jamberrys are still there! You can even see how much my nails have grown since they were put on.