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Deal or Dud: Jamberry in the News!

I googled “Jamberry news” and look what I found:


Whaddayasay to that?!

I’ll mail you a FREE SAMPLE.

Or you can just shop here, Jamberry Nails is a direct selling company, which means you can host a party if you would like and earn free and discounted products. Or do what I did and just sign up to be a consultant after trying on my first set of Jamberry Nails, they are just that durable and affordable!


Black Friday Special – Extended through Cyber Monday

Hi Friends! No new mani today, the last one is actually holding up REALLY great this time around, I bet I’ll make it a full two weeks!

I do want to tell you all about Jamberry’s Black Friday Special though. It’s this exclusive wrap that they are giving away for FREE when you spend $50.

UPDATE: due to high demand this offer has been extended through Cyber Monday!!

Valid through Cyber Monday - 12.01.2014

Black Friday Special

It gets added to your cart automatically once the total of the items in your cart gets to $50.

They are also bringing back the Sister’s Style Exclusives from the past 12 months. The Sister Style Exclusive is a nail wrap that is only available for a month and then it’s gone. This special is called Back for Black, and I’m guessing it’s only special to people who are familiar with Jamberry already.

Jamberry makes great Christmas gifts! I really mean this. If you know me in real life, you know that I never used to do anything to my nails until I was give a sheet of Jamberry as a gift. I put them on, they lasted and now I SELL THEM!

So give it a whirl, it’s a great stocking stuffer, teacher gift, and so on. And fits inside the envelope of a Christmas Card!


The gift that keeps on giving

Wow, it’s already time for another post! Why so soon? Well, the last post I wrote a few days AFTER I did my nails. But also, I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 40 people this week and decorated for Christmas. All of that was extremely hard on my nails, so they only lasted 8 days, instead of their usual 12. Actually they could have gone a couple of more days, but I wanted my nails to look great for the party today that I mentioned in the last post. Blah-blah, I can see why they call these things blogs….

Jamberry Nail Wraps - Punchy Puff

Punchy Puff

It’s Punchy Puff with a Teal Sparkle (discontinued) accent nail.
The Punchy Puff was given to my daughter as a gift and she’s done her nails, her friend’s nails, and now I’ve done mine and there’s still quite a bit left! Probably enough for two more manicures! So you see, Jamberry Nails is a very economical way to do your nails! They cost $15 a sheet, but you get lots of use out of each sheet!

Goodbye Teal Sparkle / Hello Holiday Season!!

Here’s my latest mani using up one of my favorites, Teal Sparkle. Unfortunately it has been discontinued.

The new Jaded is a pretty close match I think.

Goodbye Teal Sparkle!

Teal Sparkle has been replaced by Jaded

I’m holding some Christmas Decorations, which we have put up this weekend.

Speaking of Christmas: My friend Kelli, who blogs here, is hosting a Christmas Shopping Party in her home this coming Saturday.  There’s also going to be a Mary Kay Consultant and a Premier Designs Jewelry Consultant. All the consultants are donating party of their proceeds to charity. I’m giving half of my commission from that party to Heart of Hope, which is a Cambodian NGO that seeks to educate children to keep them from being at risk of being trafficked.

Come and do some Christmas shopping if you’re in the Houston area! E-mail Kelli to find out about the time and location, or click here to do some shopping online. Don’t forget to pick “Kelli’s Christmas Shopping Party” at checkout!

are there any solids?

Whether there are any solid colored Jamberry Nails is a question I frequently get, when I tell the great tale of the durability of my nails. The answer is YES, and here’s an example:

I used ROSE GOLD on all 10 nails and layered a LACE NOIR accent nail over 2 of them (Yes, you can LAYER Jamberry Nail Wraps!)

a solid color for those who like the look of polish better, but want the durability of Jamberry Nail Wraps!

October 2nd – Rose Gold with Lace Noir accent nail layered

using up scraps

So here’s the deal with Jamberry Nail Wraps: They say that you can get 2 to 4 applications out of each sheet, and that is a VERY CONSERVATIVE estimate! The more willing you are to trim the wraps to the right size, the more you can get out of them. And patterns that don’t have to go in a particular direction yield more applications than those that do. The least economical are the French Tips since they have to be applied “just so”.

Today I used Black and White Houndstooth, Sheet Music, and White Romance, just to use up some scraps and because all my nails have matched for the last 3 weeks and I needed to mix things up a little.


Houndstooth, Sheet Music, and White Romance ~ September 20th


French Tips

Today I decided to try my hand at a Jamberry Nail French Manicure.

I bought White Tip L, which turned out to be too long for me and I had to trim the wraps around the nail bed. That was kind of tedious, so next time I’ll be buying a shorter set, probably White Tip M. There is also a White Tip Short, which is what you would need if your nailbed is really short.


First attempt at a French Mani ~ Sept 13th

Finally something not so colorful

One question I get asked frequently when people see my nails, is whether there are some less flashy ones, some that could be worn to the office. The answer is of course YES!

I finally was ready for something less bold myself, so I decided to do all my nails (gasp!) with the same wrap: WHITE ROMANCE


White Romance ~ September 4th

diy-manipedi blog launch!

Hello big wide world on the internet!

The reason for this blog’s existence is that I have become an Independent Consultant for Jamberry Nails recently! Selling any type of beauty supplies is also something I’d never thought I would do, along with blogging.

BUT, Jamberry Nails has really changed my life. For one thing, I always love how my nails look. Can you say that about yourself?! I have many problems in this life, but my nails aren’t one of them!

So without further ado, I am just going to start sharing my manicures as I do them, which is every 10 days or so, because that’s how long a Jamberry mani lasts!!

This is LOTUS with a PUNCHY PUFF  accent nail.


Lotus with Punchy Puff accent Nail – June 20th