I had never heard of Jamberry until my friend Janelle of Rumpsack Diapers
infamy (heh) fame became a consultant. (Great diapers BTW!) I have had 3 manicures in the last 14 years (the last one was over 7 years ago!) All were for weddings (one was mine, LOL) and all were french manicures. I am so predictable!
Long ago I had acrylic nails, and my favorite thing was how long the polish lasted. I don’t bother painting my nails anymore (I do toes in the summer!) since with all the diaper changing, hand washing, dishes, cleaning etc. I do, it doesn’t last 10 minutes. When I had acrylics though, it was expensive, I felt like I was killing brain cells from the fumes, it was time consuming, damaged my real nails, and “designs” were extra, and usually looked not so great.
I hesitated to order, but went ahead anyway. After I had used them, I messaged Janelle and asked her if it was normal to be addicted and thinking “must buy all the Jamberries!!”
OK, so if you’ve been living under a rock (like me apparently), Jamberry makes nail shields that last about 2 weeks on fingernails and 4-6 weeks on toenails. They come in tons of solids, metallics, and patterns. They are not stickers. You fit the shield to your nail, apply heat, then apply to your nail, use pressure and heat to secure, trim, and file the excess. They look like the amazing Pinterest nail designs you see, but you can apply them in minutes.
One of the sheets I bought were the “short” French manicure, but they are too short for my nail beds. Janelle is finding out if I can exchange them, but I might just try to use them under polish if I can’t?
I’ll be honest, I really didn’t follow the directions. I read the instructions on the back of the sheet and went to town. After I watched the videos Janelle sent me I said “ooohhh!” Even so, I’ve had them on for almost 2 weeks and they are going strong.
I do pretty much nothing for myself, so it has been really fun to have pretty nails. I can’t stop looking at them! I didn’t do a very good job fitting them to my nails, but I think it will get easier as I use them more. Then again, I used to be annoyed when I’d get my nails done and there would be a gap between polish/my fingers, so it’s really no different. You can’t tell unless you hold my fingers really close anyway.
They also have kid sized nail shields, and I let my daughter pick some, since I was taking advantage of the buy 3, get 1 free sale (which is still going on BTW!) She LOVED them, and I loved that they weren’t full of toxic chemicals.
This is what Janelle’s director had to say:
Jamberry Nails are non-toxic, gluten free and vegan. People pay a LOT of money to purchase organic “green” products (food, cleaning supplies, skin care) so why not for their nails too? Your fingers touch your food, go in your mouth, go in your kids mouth, don’t you want to know what you are putting in there is safe?
$15 seems pricey, but each sheet does at least two sets of nails. I know I can get two sets of fingers and toes, and likely even more if I trim the “leftovers.” If you have a friend or two who is interested, go in on the B3G1 and split the savings. I am hooked and I can’t wait to get more! I also really want to buy the application kit. I did them fine with what I already had, but it would be nice to have.
If you decide to order, I’d love for you to shop through my party on Janelle’s page!
Giveaway: Janelle is offering one of my readers a sheet of Jamberry nail shields in the winner’s choice of color/pattern! (ARV $15.)
This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 years old or older. I will accept entries until Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using Rafflecopter, and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. Change-Diapers.com will not pay to replace any missing, damaged or lost prizes. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, nor associated with Facebook. By entering, you release Facebook from any responsibility and understand that the information entered on this form will not be disclosed to Facebook. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form below.
FTC compliance: I paid regular prices for the pictures items. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.