Daily Discovery: Jamberry Nails Review

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Hi, everyone! Ever heard of Jamberry nails? You’re about to. My aunt, a Jamberry consultant, recently sent me a few pairs to choose from to do a review. I’ve used them before, and I really liked them. You can choose to do a full manicure with them, or use a few as accent nails. Since it’s the holiday season, I decided to go with this holiday-themed nail.

Jamberry nails are nail wraps. You apply them with heat from using either the Jamberry heater or a hair dryer, and each sheet of nail wraps should be able to give you at least 2 manicures and pedicures. You’ll love these if you’re a huge fan of nail art (like those tuxedos of Zooey Deschanel’s), nail color, and saving time and money, but you’re not a fan of:

– paying someone to do it for you
– applying fake nails
– doing it yourself
– waiting for polish to dry
– smudging your manicure or pedicure minutes after you’ve finished them
– yucky nail polish smell

And for all the cooks and foodies out there, I also love them because since I spend a lot of time cooking and cleaning dishes, they don’t fade or smudge.

Here’s what you’ll need to apply:
– hair dryer (or Jamberry nail heater)
– applicator stick
– tweezers (I didn’t end up using these– you can use these to grab and hold the nail wrap while you heat it.)
– nail scissors
– clean nails (You can use a wipe or I use hand sanitizer.)
– nail file

Before beginning, make sure to find the right size nail for your fingers and push back your cuticles.

You’ll receive instructions on how to apply the nail wraps, but here’s a brief idea of how the process goes.

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Take your applicator stick and use it to pull the nail wrap off the sheet. Grab your hair dryer and on a medium heat (and on the low setting), heat up the back (sticky) side of the nail. It took about 20 seconds for me. Once it’s heated, apply it to your nail.

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Use the applicator stick to push the ends of the nail wrap into your cuticle and then smooth the nail out over your nail.

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Using your nail scissors, trim off the excess around your nail.

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Use a nail file to smooth down the excess. When using the nail file, make sure to use it at a 90 degree angle.

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And you’re done! I decided to use the wraps as accent nails, and painted the rest of my nails red. It isn’t featured here, but I found gold glitter polish and put that on over the plain red nails.

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To shop all the available options, please shop through my aunt’s link: http://tessdillashaw.jamberrynails.net/product/santa-suit#.VIyhwCvF9nI

You can also follow her Facebook page.

It is too late to order for Christmas, but it isn’t too late for the sparkliest day of the year: New Year’s Eve. Ring in the new year with these beauties:

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Happy New Year!

Hi, everyone! Can you believe it’s 2014? It felt like 2013 went by so fast. And what a fantastic year it was! 2013 was a very transformational year for me. I was able to move forward doing work that I love, I learned how to knit, I fell in love with yoga, and even tried a meditation or two.

I haven’t made any specific resolutions this year, except to continue doing what I’m already walking on the path of: a healthier, happier life filled with love, laughter, and ease.

What are your 2014 resolutions? Did you make any this year?

Wishing everyone a blessed, blissful, and beautiful new year,

Ashley

Event Tomorrow: Beer and Fondue Class with Emily Ellyn

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing with you a cool event taking place tomorrow in Florida, with my friend Emily Ellyn. This event is going to awesome I’m sure, and I’d would be there if I didn’t live a thousand miles away. I mean, fondue and beer? Sounds like a great class to me. (Speaking of beer, I recently tried a stout chocolate doughnut, and was absolutely amazing.)

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Here’s some general info for those of you in Florida who should go check it out:

CLASS 1 of a Series: Shipyard Beer and Fondue Tasting and Cooking Class

WHEN: January 9, 2013 6:30PM

Class Overview:

Cooking Demo of Beer Fondues
Cheese Fondue
Beer Broth Fondue
Dessert Fondue

Overview of cooking with beers
Overview of Pairing Beers
Beer Pairing (to be discussed)
Light beer – Class toast
Export – Paired with Cheese Fondue
Barrel Aged – Paired with Broth Fondue

Featured Beer – Dessert (Chocolate or Orange Fondue)

This will be the first time this beer is tasted and will then will be released and available to buy following class.

Sounds like a good time! If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to be more social and learn how to cook or make something you haven’t before, then check it out. If you can’t check it out and have friends who not only live in Florida but would enjoy this class, tell them about it. 🙂 For more info, head on over to Emily’s website, or click on the photo above.

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!

~Ashley