Monday, January 30, 2012

Jamberry Nails {tutorial + giveaway}

when Kori from Jamberry Nails contacted me about doing a review/giveaway for her products, i jumped at the chance. i have been wanting to do a tutorial for nail appliques but just haven't gotten around to it.

when the product arrived in the mail i was surprised to see that they were different from your typical "rub-on" nail art. they were much thicker, sturdier, and had a nice glossy finish. the application for these nail shields requires a little bit of effort, but definitely worth it in the long run. these nail shields do not chip and last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes.


  • begin with clean, trimmed nails. go over nail bed once with polish remover to "prime" the area.
  • next, take a nail buffer and rough up the nail bed slightly.
  • determine which nail shield fits your nail size best.
  • peel off nail shield and heat with a hair dryer for 10-15 seconds. once warm, apply to nail and heat for an addition 10 seconds while applying pressure to the shield ensuring shield is sealed to the nail.
  • trim the nail shield with scissors.
  • file off any remaining excess (i found this a little difficult, i would advise trimming the nail shield as best you can with scissors)
  • enjoy your Jamberry Nails!
i only used 1.5 nail shields for my entire pedicure! one strip of nail shields could last me up to 6 pedicures.

Kori has graciously offered one Blushing Basics reader the chance to win their own set of Jamberry Nails.

to enter:
  1. "Like" Blushing Basics on Facebook
  2. leave me a comment letting me know which design is your favorite
for additional entries:
  1. "Like" Kori on Facebook
  2. be sure to let her know Blushing Basics sent you
  3. leave me a comment letting me know you did it!
good luck! winner will be chosen Monday, February 6th.

xo,
kristie

UPDATE: i couldn't help but post a picture of my nails 1 week after applying. they still look great, even after scrubbing my house from top to bottom:

38 comments:

  1. I like how they have so many choices for the holidays/seasons. I think I would like to try the burgundy floral.

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  2. I'm dying over your red carpet look! Gorgeous! Can't wait for the post!

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  3. I like Blushing Basics on Facebook!

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  4. I love the pink floral design. That is a definite favorite!

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  5. I like Kori on Facebook and said I stopped by from Blushing Basics!

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  6. Fun! I didn't realize you could use these on your toes too! I love the black & white chevron :)

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  7. I liked Corey on facebook and told her hey from BB!

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  8. I like the red vintage lace.

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  9. -I like you on Facebook
    -My favorite design is Vibrant Pinwheel

    -I liked Kori on FB
    - I told her you sent me!

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  10. I love jamberry nails! They're easy to use and last forever! I love the black and white chevron...super cute!

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  11. I like the Slate Houndstooth design!

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  12. I like the hearts on a string.

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  13. I like the Gold and Silver Fishnet!

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  14. Liked Blushing Basics on Facebook!

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Like Kori on Facebook!

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I let Kori know that Blushing Basics sent me there on Facebook!:)

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I like BB on fb (KH Bride)

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  18. the blue and green floral is my fav

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  19. I liked kori and commented (KH Bride)

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  20. Did it!
    love your blog!

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  21. I liked BB on Facebook, and my favorite design is the Multi-Colored Chevron!

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  22. I liked and commented on Kori's Jamberry Nails' FB page, and let her know that BB sent me!

    Forgot my email address...kellyketchersid at gmail dot com.

    Thanks!

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  23. I love the viking blue
    I "Like" Blushing Basics on Facebook

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  24. I "Like" Kori on Facebook
    left a comment


    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  25. Mauve dot is my favorite! Liked them on FB

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  26. If anyone is interested in Ordering these Nail shields,hosting an online party or becoming a consultant contact me sewprettycreations@yahoo.com or www.jennifer1.jamberrynails.net

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  27. I liked blushing basics on FB and my favorite is the navy dot.

    k_rampersad03 at hotmail dot com

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  28. I left a comment on kori's pg I love the cheetah nails there adorable!!!

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  29. Hey Kristie! I liked both your page and Kori's, and left a message for her. I love to do fun things on my toe nails but have never been much of a fingernail doer... But, if these are as durable as you say they are I may have to try them, they are all super cute. I think my faves are the Decorative Black - totally into that damask type pattern right now. :) Have a great day!

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  30. The giraffe is my favorite!

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