I literally feel like I've accomplished something big on the first day of Spring. Arkansas in the winter is tough on my California soul, so each time I see the flowers start to bloom on our trees, I do a happy dance that i'm on the other side of that brutal few cold months :)
I wanted to celebrate with an bright electric blue mani- Essie "Butler Please"" and my new favorite Jamberry Wraps!
I know, I know, i'm late to the party. I feel like everyone and their mom is obsessed with these things, and even though the train has left the station, you'll find me chasing after it a little behind.
I love them SO much that i've partnered up with the sweetest Jamberry Consultant, Carrie, to give you a half sheet of your own for a pretty pedi or marvelous mani! #alliterationforthewin
Let's start with the lineup:
- Poshe Basecoat
- Nail Polish- Essie "Butler Please"
- Seche Vite Top Coat (my #1 cannot live without nail product)
- A delicious handcream!
- Burts Bee's Cuticle Cream
- 7 in 1 Nail File
- Jamberry Prep Wipe
- Jamberry Nail Wrap
- Optional- Jamberry prep tools
Start by shaping your nails. I love 7 in 1 nail files because they basically tell you how to do it like a pro!
I'll use my Jamberry cuticle pusher next to gently push down my cuticles. Gently being the key word here. Sometimes I think nail salons are way too rough on your precious cuticles! After prepping the nail, wash your hands to make sure the nail is completely clean and prepped!
One coat of Poshe Basecoat is the best way to start your mani. It strengthens your nail and helps your polish to bond with your nail, no chips for days! My favorite combo is this Poshe Basecoat with my Seche Vite Topcoat, I swear your nail polish will last for an entire week without a single chip!
** Don't forget to skip the nail you plan on using a Jamberry Wrap on!
Time to paint! I start in the middle with a small dot near the base of my nail, and pull the brush up. Using whatever excess is on the brush, I pull my brush up on the left side of my nail, and then my right. It works like a charm every time, even on my right hand!
Give your nails an extra coat, and then top it of with Seche Vite Top Coat, and you will get a shine that just won't quit. :)
Now comes the fun part...
Match up your accent nail to the wrap the best fits, it's better to pick one slightly smaller than bigger, trust me!
Prep your nail with a Jamberry prep wipe, or use a cotton ball with some alcohol.
Gently roll your wrap onto a little stick trying to avoid getting your skin-oils onto the adhesive, and cut in half for 2 nails!
Hold your wrap near a candle or under a blow dryer for 2 or 3 seconds until it is moldable and easy to form to your nail.
Using the same tool, place the wrap on your nail, use firm pressure to seal and trim of any excess.
If you have any pesky edges like I did, it helps to put it near the heat for a few seconds and then secure :)
File the top at a 90 degree angle like so, and then sit back and admire those gorgeous nails ;)
We all can agree that the best part of a salon manicure is the massage, so pop in with your cuticle cream and hand cream, and give yourself a little hand massage. Or ask your kind and loving husband to do it for you. :)
and that is that! I've found that with the top and base coat, as well as the Jamberry Wraps (my wraps last 10 days! whaaaaat!) your mani will last from Sunday to Sunday with no chips! Nothing beats sitting in the nail salon with your girlfriends getting pampered, but when you're in a pinch, you can get the same salon quality results at home! And maybe facetime a girlfriend so you can still have the salon- gossip. :)
Now lets get to business! Fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win your own half-sheet of Jamberry Wraps! Carrie is such a knowledgable consultant. She even offers to meet up with you (or facetime!) to teach you how to apply your wraps for the first time. I don't know about you, but thats what I call A+ customer service! Winner will be emailed on Friday. :)
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Have an awesome week, ladies!
Until Next Time,