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.


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: