One of the questions I get often is why I chose to be a Jamberry Nails consultant, rather than something more “useful”, like Tupperware or Pampered Chef. One of the big reasons – I actually *use* Jamberry Nails products. One of the reasons that I’ve stayed a consultant and why I really LOVE sharing the product – because it IS something that’s designed to pamper us, to make us feel special, and to help us have a little bit of fun. I’ve seen this image a few times before and thought it was a bit overboard. But the longer I’ve been a consultant, the more I really understand it.
*That’s* the priceless part of being a Jamberry consultant – I get to help women feel like they’re getting a spa treatment – even if they could never afford to go to an actual spa. Especially as a stay-at-home-mom, I get that the opportunities to feel pampered are few-and-far-between. Jamberry gives me that feeling every two weeks for the price of a cup of coffee.
To me, Jamberry isn’t *just* about putting a pretty sticker on my nails. It’s about taking a few minutes for myself, or a bonding moment with my daughter, and feeling GOOD about how I look. Along those lines, Jamberry has released some really luxurious and special nail care products that can rival the high-end (and much higher-priced!) products! I’ll be giving you a little more information on three of these – the new Jamberry Lacquer Remover, the Cuticle Remover, and the new Cuticle Oil Pen.
Jamberry Lacquer Remover ($16)
One swipe of the Jamberry Lacquer Remover and you’ll notice some major differences. For starters, it FEELS so much more nourishing and moisturizing. It’s also a FAST worker! Here’s one of the best posts that I’ve seen from one of the first to try it out!
To compare the Jamberry Lacquer Remover with a few different options, let’s look at both Cutex, the best-seller, and Deborah Lippman, another high-end remover with a comparable price.
Cutex has an Acetone-Free formula, one of the benefits of our Jamberry remover as well. But Cutex also has a MUCH longer ingredient list: Methyl Acetate, Butoxydiglycol, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethyl Glutarate, Dimethyl Adipate, Dimethyl Succinate, Fragrance, Glycerin, Denatonium Benzoate, Benzophenone-1, FD&C Red 17, Gelatin, FD&C Yellow 11. Deborah Lippman Stripper Lacquer Remover ($19) comes in a similar dispenser (pump it!). The company advertises the more “healthy” aspects of the product as being 5-free, containing lavender, etc. HOWEVER, the Deborah Lippman remover contains acetone as the #1 ingredient: Acetone, Aloe Vera Extract, Glycerin, Lavender Essential Oil, D&C External Violet #2.
By contrast, here are the ingredients in our Jamberry Lacquer Remover: Methyl Acetate, Isopropyl Myristate, Red 17, Violet 2. That’s it. Pretty simple, right? The Jamberry Remover is free of unnecessary ingredients and because is it is simple, it will be less likely to cause reactions. No harsh fragrance, either! For vegans, the Cutex contains gelatin, making it so it is not vegan-friendly.
The New Jamberry Cuticle Remover Pen ($18)
Our new Cuticle Remover contains Papain, which is a natural fruit enzyme derived from papaya. It is AMAZING and helps slough off dead skin cells and make skin healthy and glowing. This beneficial skin care ingredient sets our cuticle remover apart from others. The Jamberry Cuticle Remover also contains Jojoba Esters, which are an emollient, conditioning and with soothe sore and ragged cuticles. We also use Aloe, which is great to reduce inflammation and help soothe the skin. The packaging is modern, sleek and convenient and the applicator allows you to control where the product is being placed.
Now, we all want to know how it works, right? Not just what’s in it! One of my team members tried it out on her husband. (That’s love, JamFans, true love.) Check out the before and after!! Seriously – this is like a spa treatment in the palm of your hands. Or on your fingertips…
Look at the difference! And remember – one of the key steps in preparing your nails for a really long-lasting Jamicure is to take the time to push back your cuticles. This is a really great product to help you get a better seal – and healthier hands!
(PS – Be warned, husband o’ mine, you just may get to be a tester, too!)
Jamberry’s New Cuticle Oil Pen ($18): Pamper your nails on the go with this convenient nourishing pen!
First, if you haven’t used Jamberry’s Cuticle Oil at all, I really suggest you try it! It’s so moisturizing, soft, and with a very fresh and clean scent – not overpowering at all! I brush mine on twice a day and massage it into my nails and cuticles. It’s so nourishing and has made all the difference in the world this winter with my hands!
The new on-the-go packaging is so convenient! For the girl on the go, this is for you! It’s small, easy to toss in your handbag, and filled with the nourishing cuticle oil that we all love. **Jamberry used to use almond oil in the cuticle oil, but has since changed to the following formula to reduce the possibility of allergic reactions.**
Now down to the nitty-gritty! Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cottonseed) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Perfume)
What do these ingredients do?
Safflower Oil is abundant in Linoleic Acid. This is highly-moisturizing, relatively fast-absorbing, and may help reduce the signs of fine lines in the skin. It will help to improve the appearance of the skin around your nails. It is often found in hair care and nail care products because it is believed to help strengthen both. We hear so much about the benefits of coconut oil, grapeseed oil & other oils used in the beauty industry, but don’t overlook cottonseed oil! It is rich in skin-protective antioxidants and Vitamin E. Plus, it will sink in quickly without leaving a thick or greasy residue on the skin.You may have seen Tocopheryl Acetate on your product labels before. What is it? Simply, it is a form of Vitamin E. It has strengthening properties, skin conditioning benefits, and is truly a superstar when it comes to well-researched antioxidants.
What do I hope you take away from reading this post? Yes, you can go to the convenience or grocery store and get everything you *need* to do your nails at home. But you deserve to treat yourself well! As I said at the beginning, this is a company that’s sole purpose is to give us a chance to feel pampered, pretty, and taken care of. With Jamberry, you can give yourself an indulgent spa treatment at home using the Jamberry products for a fraction of the salon price – but with the high-end results!
To find the products mentioned above, click the links!!