23 March 2015

Feelin' Sassy with my blue Mani + Giveaway!


Happy SPRING!

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:






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. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Have an awesome week, ladies!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie
                                                 



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49 comments:

  1. Love the "Everything Nice"! It is sooo cute with the Essie nail color!

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    1. I love it too! I want to do toes next, lord knows these feet need a pedicure ;)

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  2. Beautiful manicure!

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  3. great job! your nails turned out so cute!

    kelseybang.com

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  4. so cute! i love that Royal blue color, mine is more neon blue. I love to wear blue nail polish during the Royals season :)

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    1. PERFECT for your royals! I didn't even think about that!

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    1. So gorgeous! I swear I could spend hours and not be able to choose just one!

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    1. SO pretty! I'd love that as an accent nail with some pale pink polish!

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  7. I like the White & Pink Tint Tip(Short)

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  8. I've never tried jamberry nails, but they look really nice! Something I'll definitely have to pick up soon because I hate paying for manicures - too expensive!

    xo, simplydavelyn.com

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    1. These are the best-ever professional mani alternative! and they last forever! You'll fall in love!

      xo!

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  9. What a gorgeous manicure! I'm loving the Boutique style of nails!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. Thank you, pretty mama! You need some! I hope you entered the giveaway ;)

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  10. I would choose Sweet Whimsy (Glossy). Thank yo so much for offering such a fun giveaway!

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    1. Of course, pretty lady! I love the glossy look!

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  11. I would choose the Butterfly Kisses. So beautiful.

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  12. I love the Sparkling Marsala, from Color of the Year category.

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    1. I LOVE that one! Marsala is so gorgeous!

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  13. I'd go with Flirty Leopard if I won :)

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    1. EVERYONE needs a little leopard in their life ;)

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  14. J'adore the blue color, perfect for Spring :)

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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    1. I love a bright blue too! So glad warmer weather is on the horizon :)

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  15. OMG we love these nails, that blue is everything and the nail wraps are too perfect. Thanks for the inspo love!

    xx 365Hangers

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  16. I would love CABANA style!

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    1. Isn't it so gorgeous?! Reminds me of vacation!

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  17. So hard to pick a favorite! I really like the HAPPILY EVER AFTER sheets.

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    1. Those are beautiful! Great choice, lady!

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  18. I like the Rose Gold Sparkle.

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    1. I LOVE Rose gold! and every gal needs a little sparkle ;) Great choice!

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  19. There are so many cute designs. I really like Shake Your Tail Feather and the Nebraska Huskers. I will probably buy the Huskers design so that when football season starts I can be the envy of all my friends lol

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  20. i am really love the spring break nails !!

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    1. I need to do my toes now! Nothing like a fun pedi in new flip-flops!

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