I will be the first to say, I am not very girly. I prefer jeans and a nerdy t-shirt to a nice top or a dress. My hair is usually a disaster because I don’t bother to do much more than run a comb through it. Despite this, I adore having pretty nails. Unfortunately, when I’m really stressed/anxious, I bite my nails…which means my nails are always painfully short and jagged. It’s not pretty. Growing up, I always longed to paint my nails, and my mom made me a deal. If I would stop biting my nails, I could get nail polish. I wanted it so much, that I did give up the biting, only to discover that nail polish takes FOREVER to dry, is super easy to smudge and chip, and is generally more of a hassle than it’s worth. So, I went back to being a nail biter. Then in early 2014 something awesome happened…
A friend invited me to a Facebook party for something called “Jamberry.” Taking a look at the party and the product, I was super skeptical. Sure, the product was pretty, but I was convinced that the wraps would be impossible to apply to my nails, and even if I got them on, they’d probably pop off immediately. Another friend of mine had just become a consultant, and she offered to send me some accent wraps to try. They were free, and I figured it didn’t hurt to give them a shot. Here’s what I discovered:
-The wraps are very long lasting. On average I get 2-3 weeks out of a manicure (jamicure). I actually managed to get a jamicure to last over a month last fall, but it wasn’t looking too pretty by the time I finally changed it. Usually, I change my jamicure when I get bored with it.
-Occasionally, I will be in too much of a hurry to apply, and won’t get the wrap on the best. Those are the only wraps I’ve had that have come off within a few days. Even so, I’ve only had that happen twice, and that’s impressive considering that I have worn wraps consistently for almost two solid years.
-Most wraps are $15 for a sheet (the premium ones, i.e. Disney, Marvel, etc… are $18). That may seem like a lot (or at least it did to me), but here’s what that $15/$18 gets you: 18 wraps. You can get 2 complete jamicures out of that, plus at least 2 pedicures. Or, if you’re like me, you get even more out of it because I like to mix and match my wraps. Rarely do I do a whole jamicure that is just one set.
And here’s a few of the jamicures I’ve done:
So, I’m going to make the offer here that my friend made to me. If you’re curious about Jamberry, or if you think I’m just spouting a sales pitch, check out my website https://maliaemary.jamberry.com, then send me an e-mail with your name and address to: email@example.com, and I’ll send you a sheet of accent wraps. The only catch is, when you get the wraps, apply them and paint the non-wrapped nails with polish. Leave both on for seven days and take pictures of Day 1 and Day 7 and post the pictures in the comments below.
(If you live outside the U.S.-in Canada, Mexico, or the U.K.-& want to try the wraps, I’ll get you in touch with a consultant from your country.)