Thursday, July 17, 2014

More Jamberry! I love these!!

Alright ladies (and gents).

Nik here. 

Guess what?!

I am now an Independent Jamberry consultant!

That's right. After my party, I earned nine free wraps, and after using them one more time, I just had to become a consultant.

If you know me at all, I hate sales, and never ever ever wanted to become a consultant for anything.

That is a testament to my love for these wraps.

(That's all it took for a full manicure.)

I've worn two more "Jamicures" since my last post plus one more mani with accent nails. Each has lasted a week or more. Not one was removed because they had to be, rather because I wanted to try a new design. They hold up SO WELL against every thing I do. They've become easy-breezy to apply now that I've done them multiple times. I am SO GLAD I didn't let my crappy application experience with my sample deter me. That, looking back, was all my fault. I touched the adhesive side and when I went to put it on my nail I removed it and put it again.

Oh, and I did a pedicure! It took 2.333 wraps to do all ten of my toenails! And I have big nails. 

The heat seal completely sets them apart from other wraps. It helps create a water tight bond. You can use a blow dryer, hit rice packs, or our mini heater. If the traditional application method doesn't quite work for you, there are alternative methods that can be used, too!

So, I am certain that most of my manicures from here on out will be Jamicure based. With what little free time I have for myself anymore, why would I waste it on polish that's going to chip in half a day, if I'm lucky enough that no one needs a diaper before it cures. 

I have a Jamberry website where you can shop (buy 3 get 1 free and satisfaction guarantee, plus over 300 designs), sign up to host online pastries (and win amazing rewards), or sign on to become a consultant.

And a Facebook page for updates, news, and info!

It's not just me that loves these! Desi does too and is hosting an online party starting Monday!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jamberry Review Part 2

I don't think I gave Jamberry Nails a fair review last time. I mean.. I did, because I posted my honest experience and feelings, but I'm here to do a part two.

I won a "pedi pack" at the online party I was a part of, where I received the sample I tried last post. I decided to give it another shot on my fingernails because my toes looked fine. Haha. 

This time, I am delighted to report that I've had the wraps on three nails for almost an entire week. They are not lifting, sliding, or even showing tip wear. 

        ^ Day 1- paired with Zoya -Jacy

I've done countless dishes and diaper changes. I've sewn and played in the sand. My fingers have been nibbled on by ducks, goats, and sheep. I chewed on them just to test them.

They're still pristine.

^ Day 6.5 - paired with Zoya - Rocky

Love them.

I'm hosting an online party, through 12:00am CST, Thursday night (tomorrow is the last full day of my party).

They are buy 3 get 1 free. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. You can do multiple manicures and/or pedicures with each set. They're super easy to apply.

Check them out! And if you decide to order before my party closes, use this link: 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Buoyfriend + Jamberry

Woah. I think this is my first blog in months! (This is Nik, by the way!) As you may or may not know, I had a baby girl in April, so things have been a little crazy around here with a 3.5 year-old-boy, 1.5 year-old-boy, and a one month old girl.

I did find time to do matching Mommy & Me pedicures last week though, We used a mini OPI Strawberry Margarita that Desi sent us!

But that is all an aside, and not the real focus of this post.

One of my August Momma friends (from a group I meant while pregnant with Collin in 2012) started selling Jamberry Nail wraps, and she sent me a sample! I guess that makes this a partial-sponsored post.

I couldn't wait to use it, so I dug through my polish box and found the perfect match for the sample she sent- Sinful Colors "My Buoyfriend."

That blue is GORGEOUS. The formula is wonderful. It really coated perfectly in one coat, but then I smudged my nails changing a diaper (go figure) so I added a second coat.

So, the Jamberry Wrap. It was easy to apply, which is great, and took all of about one minute. The sample was enough for two accent nails. Unfortunately, my particular sample was on the small side, so it was a little small for my pinky nails. 

I tried it on my left hand over a bare nail and over a freshly painted nail on my right hand. I noticed no difference in ease of use.

Fast forward four days...

The wraps are pretty darn durable, which is great on my somewhat flimsy nails. I did approximately 4 loads of hand-washed dishes each day, played outside, and changed a million diapers. They didn't chip or tear.

Today, I am sad to report, I am removing my manicure. Each of my painted nails are super chipped. And it's been hot and muggy here this week and I noticed the wraps slide with pressure so my left nail was getting crooked, but was easy to slide back. My right nail however, is a lost cause. The wrap slid nearly off at the park this morning and when I slid it back, it loosened the polish and peeled away. I guess I don't recommend applying over polish even though they say you can.

Jamberry Nails wraps run for $15 a sheet on the regular, and I am told you can do multiple full manicures (or pedicures) with them!

My friend started her new business at:

Someday, when I have some extra cash (not on maternity leave), I would like to buy some more. I probably won't use th during muggy season though. Not sure.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mochachino by Essie

I purchased this little beauty at Ulta recently during a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale (you'll see my other two choices soon!) and I absolutely LOVE it!

I tend to gravitate towards neutrals in the fall and winter and I think this will be my new go-to color. Essie's website describes it as a "perky gray with shimmer" but my eyes see it as more of a shimmery taupe/brown that will match anything and everything. Two coats and you're good to go. 

I've had it on for about four days now and it's a bit worn on my tips, but that's par for the course for me. I'm pretty hard on my nails, so I never expect a manicure to last longer than, oh, an hour or two. Seriously. I tend to be impatient and chip or smudge them immediately. :)
I'll probably do a fresh mani tonight or tomorrow, so stay tuned!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Aurora Matte

The polishes used in this post were purchased by me, with my own money, long ago. 

I hadn't done my nails in a a week or so, and decided that was just uncalled for. My sister helped me select my color. She picked Zoya - Aurora.

Now, I love this polish, but have only used it twice, I think. I was pretty excited to use it again. 

It went on nicely, opaque in two coats. Dries quick. Is super shiny and holographic flecked. Gorgeous!

Though, because I seem to be the most bizarre pregnant woman out there, certain visual stimulus make me crazy nauseous. After about 6 minutes of admiring my manicure, I thought I was going to be sick, because my eyes just couldn't focus on all the pretty holographic depth. Frustrating.

So, I added a coat of NYC MatteMe Crazy. Problem solved.

Yes, I know. It's dang strange. I also get sick from computer screens, reading my nook, and scrolling on my cell phone for too long.  *eye roll*

Wha do you think? I actually really love it matte!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Guess What! Guess Who!

We have an announcement!

Can you guess what it is?

Can you guess who it is? 

Read more:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ellagee - Get Away From Her, You B*#@€!

The third and final polish that Laura of ellagee sent me to review is finally swatched! I had broken a nail on my swatching hand and had to patch it. Can you tell which?

Anyway, this and all other ellagee polishes can be purchased at:

Today, I bring you Get Away from Her, You B----!

As described on the site:

Get Away From Her, You B----! is a green jelly base glow in the dark with a lighter green glass fleck shimmer. Inspired by the colors of the Alien movie poster and named for Ripley's fight with the queen alien in the final scene of Aliens.

I will be upfront, my glow in the dark photos suck. I don't know if my camera just didn't like trying to pick up the green or what, but I PROMISE YOU, this polish glows. In fact, I fell asleep waiting for it to fade, and it glowed at least 20 minutes.

Like the others, the base is fabulous and needed no shaking or anything. It went on like a dream. It dried super fast, which was impressive, because I put three coats over two coats Greenwich Village by OPI.

I left it without topcoat because I liked the semi-gloss finish. It looks so quirky and made me think of mermaid fins!

It glows green. I am so disappointed in my photographs!

It was definitely my favorite of the trio!

Be sure to head to and check out all of the beautiful polishes that are offered!

Thanks again, Laura, for choosing me to review.