I know. I know. I’ve been doing a lot of sponsored posts lately, but I hope they are at least…helpful? I had quite a few backed up after my break, so you’re getting them now. And, best of all? They are all my own thoughts and opinions! Woo!
I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I like having my nails done. As a matter of fact, I went to a nail place a month or two ago to get a gel manicure. I love those – when they are done correctly. This time it was, like, $60 for a real disaster of a job. I vowed that I’d had it. Mama don’t got that kind of cash flow for nonsense.
Mama don’t got that kind of cash flow for nonsense.
So, I started a Facebook hunt for something cheaper that would still last. I came up with a great base and top coat combo, but I also found Jamberry.
Lots of Pictures of Phalanges
- Last up to two weeks, although they do start to look like they need a change by then
- Fancy colors and graphics that are impossible to create by yourself no matter what Pinterest tells you
- No drying time
- Depending on how big your nails are, it comes out to about $3.75 per mani and pedi
- Definite learning curve (my third time was a charm)
- Take a long time to put on (30 minutes), but I guess if you consider getting a manicure at a salon and drying time, this is MUCH less time consuming.
- Not as many solid colors; I’m a plain Jane
- I don’t know if this is from the gel or from the jams, so I can’t really say for sure, but my nails seem a bit brittle right now. I DID peel gel off my fingers instead of getting it removed, so there’s that…
- There are a few methods for applying your jams (check Youtube), but stick with the traditional heat method on the package. It lasts much longer.
- Once you initially heat the wrap and place it on your nail, use tweezers to really stretch it out over your nail to get rid of wrinkles
- Heat up your tweezers and use them to iron out any imperfections or to seal the tips of your nails
- If you are really hard on your nails, consider sealing the tips with a bit of nail glue
- Tips and videos from Jamberry .
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