Then I had Victoria. She rarely slept as a newborn for longer than 20-40 minute stretches, which was barely enough time to get my nails polished much less dried and ready to go (I am not a big fan of fast-dry polishes because they tend to chip sooner).
On top of that, as soon as she was sleeping longer stretches she began to be fascinated with my fingers. I cringed at the idea of her somehow getting my nailpolish chips in her mouth.
So I was very excited last October when a good friend invited me to be a part of a Jamberry party. I had never heard of Jamberries before, but I quickly learned that the are vinyl wraps which are applied to your nails with heat and pressure. They form a water-tight seal on your nails and last up to 2 weeks with no chips. They are also non-toxic and have zero drying time (or stink!), so it was the perfect option for me to try.
So I ordered a sample from my friend. It took me a couple tries to figure out the best application method that allows the wraps to last a long time without any peeling, but I absolutely loved the sample and became hooked.
This was one of my first "jamicures" that conveniently matched my new Kitchenaid
Some of the designs can look a little "loud" for someone who is just starting to use Jamberries from nail polish, but I have found that the longer I use them the more interested I am in using some of the "louder" wraps
Here are some of my past jamicures, all in varying times since application. I tend to go only about 11 days with a single application before I get sick of the outgrowth
Plus, what busy mom doesn't get a little pick-me-up when she knows at least her nails look put-together?
I also hosted a party back several months ago on facebook that was a ton of fun. I've never been a part of a facebook party that was actually fun before! But this one was. As a result I was able to get a lot of wraps for free (something like 15 sheets!).
My good friend Courtney is a consultant for Jamberry. She has not asked me to endorse her here on my blog, so this is completely of my own free will that I am telling you about Jamberry and Courtney.
After writing this post I asked Courtney if she would be willing to offer a giveaway to you all, and she said YES! So please check out and enter the giveaway HERE, where you can win some jamberries of your own choosing as well as a mini- application kit and moisturizer.
Have any of you tried Jamberry before? How was your experience? Courtney was so helpful with giving me application tips so I get a perfect application every time. You can check out her website http://www.courtneyrenee.jamberrynails.net/