The FINAL Throwback Thursday – Preview the Awesomeness!

Check out the #TBT!

Okay friends.  This is the LAST Throwback Thursday of the Summer.  And it’s HUGE.  Keep breathing.  Stay with me.

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Shut up and take my money.

These two designs were the two highest-requested designs when customers were asked which designs they’d like to have available for this summer’s #TBT fun!  Check out the pictures below of Holographic – the “official” Jamberry picture really doesn’t do it justice!
Purple Silver Criss Cross 2 Holographic HOlographic Lost RuinsThese designs are ONLY available for a few DAYS.  DAYS, people!  Don’t miss out on your second chance at the sparkly unicorns of happiness, also known as – Holographic and Purple and Silver CrissCross!

Find them HERE! https://suzannamayhugh.jamberry.com/category/throwback-thursday

Welcome Race Fans!

If you’re from Indianapolis, or if you’re in Indy during the month of May, this is for YOU!

The Checkered Flag is Retiring

Indy Race
Image Source: http://rennsport.kinja.com

Well, not THAT checkered flag, but the design “Black and White Check” that is PERFECT for the Carb Day Concert, Qualifications, or for any infield shenanigans you may find yourself witnessing on Race Day!

I grew up just north of Indianapolis and both my dad and grandpa worked at the track during the month of May.  They manned radar guns, worked in the office at the track, and mostly exposed me to the world of racing and the excitement that comes every year to Indy.  We grew up going to the Indy 500 with my entire family; we only stopped going when we all moved away.  But so many of my high school friends that are local still go – and I’m jealous!  It’s truly an experience like no other.

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Say WHAAAAT?

Well, not THAT checkered flag, but the design “Black and White Check” that is PERFECT for the Carb Day Concert, Qualifications, or for any infield shenanigans you may find yourself witnessing on Race Day!

I grew up just north of Indianapolis and both my dad and grandpa worked at the track during the month of May.  They manned radar guns, worked in the office at the track, and mostly exposed me to the world of racing and the excitement that comes every year to Indy.  We grew up going to the Indy 500 with my entire family; we only stopped going when we all moved away.  But so many of my high school friends that are local still go – and I’m jealous!  It’s truly an experience like no other.

Track Fashion.  It’s a real thing.

The women BRING it during the month of May in Indianapolis.  Black and white ensembles are EVERYWHERE.  I’ve never been a huge fan of thematic outfits (except the Ugly Christmas Sweater), but I LOVE this manicure that my friend Brandi rocked on Race Day this year!

Brandis Race Nails
Thanks Brandi B. for the FAB mani idea – and great picture!

Although it’s a LOOOONG time from now, you only have DAYS left to order this design!  So if you want to look the part at the race next time, ACT FAST!!

Start Spreading the News….

Right up above the title of this post, there’s a little button that says, “Newsletter.”  It’s about to open up a world filled with Jamberry happiness for you.  Trust me.

Newsletter Subscribers Get Extra Perks

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Apparently this wristband is a real thing. (Available at bintle.com, where I found the image. All I know, folks.)

I love getting to know the people that order from me.  Jamberry has been such a fun way for me to meet people outside of my stay-at-home-mom universe.  I LOVE following the amazing Sarah’s modeling career, catching up with Steph and her worldly travels, seeing all of the hilarious things that customers’ kiddos say.  As a “thanks” for ordering with me and supporting my business, as well as bringing huge smiles to my face on a daily basis, I like to offer these “VIPs” a little extra!  Sometimes it’s an extra freebie for ordering, product sneak peeks, or discounts just for subscribers.

Want in on the fun?  Subscribe – and get maybe an extra two emails a month…

Part of the perk of signing up for a newsletter written by a busy mom.  You’re basically guaranteed not to get spammed.  I’m lucky to get two out per month (one at the beginning to announce specials and new designs, one mid-month with tips, tricks, and info).  So it’s a win-win.

How do you sign up?

Here.  The happiness starts here. 

Kick off June – Between the Lines!

The first few days of the month are always pretty big for Jamberry – new hostess exclusives, Sisters’ Style Exclusives, and Stylebox designs are all announced!

Kick off June – Between the Lines!

This month’s Sisters’ Style Exclusive is REALLY cute – and can be styled for anyone’s tastes.  Want something subtle?  Wear it on its own for a fun play on neutral.  Headed to a wedding?  Layer it on top of a pretty pastel!  Or are you like me and the more color in your life, the better?  Check this out!

One Design - Any Style!
One Design – Any Style!

I love the layered look!  Which do you prefer?  Want the look?  Get it here! 

Are your ready for summer at the pool??  Jamberry wraps hold up to sun, surf, sand, and… chlorine.  It’s a simple way to get a long-lasting look for summer – without shelling out a ton of cash at the salon!

Your Favorites are Coming BACK!

GET.OUT.OF.THE.CITY.  Jamberry is going to be doing Throwback Thursdays this summer!

Throwback Nail-StolgicBeginning Thursday, May 7 and every other Thursday through August 6, Jamberry is going to “throwback” some of the most popular “retired” designs!! On each “Throwback Thursday” they will re-release two wrap designs – ONLY available for the rest of the weekend!  There are so many that have been retired over the last few catalogs that I missed getting before the cut-off.  I have tons of fingers crossed right now that Candy Scallop is one of the lucky designs to be featured during Jamberry’s Throwback Thursdays Event! 

I’m so excited just thinking about it – “Holographic”! “On the Green”! “Taupe Vintage Rose”! “Prism”! “Gold Fleck on Navy”! “Bubblegum”!  (Someone please tell me that Jamberry was really just waiting to see my list of “The Ones that Got Away….”)

***Which design to you want to see on one of the Throwback Thursday??***

Be sure to follow the blog to see each re-released design as they’re announced! 

How Long do Jamberry Nails Last? Another “Real Life Jams” Jamberry Review

Wondering how long you can expect your Jamberry Nails to look great?

The answer is:  Your Jamberry Nail wraps should look fantastic for two weeks – with no chips, no smudges, and no lifting.  

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Kelly has on “Quilted” (current) and “Raspberry Sparkle” (retired). Check out that healthy nail growth! Jams win!!

My friend Kelly posted this picture of her Jams to show how her manicure lasted.  Kelly has a little girl that’s starting to toddle around; Kelly is constantly chasing after that sweet girl right now.  She also has diapers duty, constant hand-washing, dishes, a dog to walk (and all that entails), cooks EVERY SINGLE MEAL (whoa.), and just lives a busy life.  And this is how her Jamberry nails hold up!

Are you having trouble getting your Jamberry nail wraps to last a full two-weeks?  The trick is trial-and-error.  there are a ton of little “tweaks” in the application process that you can use to make sure you’re tailoring the wraps to YOUR nails: your nail shape, your body chemistry, and your daily life.  I like to reheat my nails every few days with the mini-heater and just give them a little bit of pressure by rubbing them with a rubber-tipped cuticle pusher.  It just “refreshes” the entire Jamicure and gets me several more days – and more bang for my buck!


**Tip Time**:  Kelly says that when she’s filing off the excess wrap at the tips, she actually files at a 45-degree angle to file off the tiniest sliver of the wrap at the tip of the nail.  Then she gives them another good dose of heat and pressure at the tip to make sure the seal is nice and tight.  Such a great little trick to keep the wrap from extending over the tip of your nail!

Leopard Print Jamberry Nails – A Subtle Way to Show Off!

Just. No.
Just. No.

Before Jamberry Nails came along, I categorized Leopard Print wardrobe items as belonging solely in Boca Raton or in a smoky bar with sad characters hanging around.  And nothing against Chicos, but I always think that too much leopard can make you look like you’re having a Chicos kind of day.  (Sorry Mom! But you’re the *one* person that can buy outfits from that store and look chic as all get-out!)

A little bit after I joined as a consultant, I saw Jamberry’s “Natural Leopard” wraps – I thought it wasn’t too bad.  Then, I saw the “Gilded Leopard” wraps and thought, “Hey!  Those are kind of cute!”  I even started thinking that maybe it was something I could pull off for a night out.  And the more I saw it, the more I thought, “Sure!  I could do that…every day….” One of my team members has even joked that as far as she’s concerned, Jamberry “Leopard print IS a neutral“! Browns?  Blacks?  Khakis?  Check!

Gold Leopard Jen Bromley TestimonialThis week… one of my VIP customers posted a picture of her manicure (from her purchase in the Walk MS Fundraiser – Yay!).  I LOVE it!! This is the “Gold Leopard” with the new “White Stripe” clear wrap on he ring finger.  Super cute, chic, and something that the new “Jamberry Suzanna” would wear all the time!

How about you?  Animal prints a go or no-go?  I’m still probably a mani-only kind of girl for the leopard, but even that was a no-go for me only a few months ago!

Want to try it out? I have samples of the “Natural Leopard” that could be in your mailbox in a matter of days!  Comment below or send me a message to get your own free sample – and flaunt your animal instinct!

Love the look?  Click here to see it!! 

And PS: This is “Flirty Leopard” mixed with “Pixie” – two NEW designs featured in the Spring/Summer 2015 catalog.  So fun! Flirty Leopard and Pixie

Do Jamberry Nails Actually Work? | “Keep Indianapolis Beautiful” Edition

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http://liveinindiana.com/

I’m living outside of Chicago right now, but I grew up outside of Indianapolis.  My parents would take me and my brother into the city nearly every weekend for some kind of “adventure,” and my dad nearly ALWAYS took any way home but the highway.  So we got to see a ton of the older neighborhoods and areas of the city that you just don’t see driving down I-65.  I LOVE Indianapolis- the people, the skyline, the architecture, and most of all the pride that Hoosiers have in their communities.  So on that note…

My best friend from kindergarten until, well, now, has one of the coolest jobs I can imagine in one of my favorite places in the world.  Libby works for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI); the company tries to revitalize green spaces, parks, and neighborhoods through Indy using tons of local volunteers, high school students, and neighbors and encouraging them to take ownership of their own city and surroundings to help it thrive.  KIBI’s vision:

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. sees a vibrant city, with every neighborhood landscape thriving and well, and its people empowered, mobilized, and devoted toward that vision. The result: a city defined by strong neighborhoods; inspired places; and a clean, flourishing environment.

http://www.kibi.org/about-kib/who-we-are/

My friend has one of the coolest jobs; she’s the Assistant Manager of the Youth Tree Team (YTT) at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.  Libby works with high school students over the summer on the “Youth Tree Team,” taking high school students all over some of the older neighborhoods in Indianapolis, planting trees and helping clean up forgotten spaces.   Basically, she spends her days planting trees in tucked away corners of the city.  SO COOL.  This is her (and she’s actually pretty girly, despite the F-550 evidence to the contrary):

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Libby the Bad Ass and the F-550. Coming to a neighborhood near you!  Can we just pause for a minute and really let it sink in that this is a FIVE-Fifty?  With a FIVE as the first number.  And a trailer hooked up to the truck.

So – this awesome person just tried Jams for the first time in December, not exactly tree-planting season.  This weekend was one of the first that involved being on the job in a major way.  She has been saying for months that this would be the “true test” for Jamberry Nail wraps – and whether the Jams live up to everything I claim about them. 🙂   For a little extra sparkle, she wore her all-time favorite Jams, “Midnight Celebration,” for the occasion. So, without further ado….

Jams WIN!  Jams WIN!
Jams WIN! Jams WIN!

The result:

AMAZING!!!  Okay – check that out – over a week into her manicure AND a day spend planting trees.  No chips, no scratches, no lifting edges.  Verdict?  Yes, Jamberry Nail wraps actually work! And I love that while LIbby is off helping the amazing city of Indianapolis thrive and be beautiful, she’s looking on-point and sassy with the cutest nails to ever grip the wheel of an F-550.

Love the look?  Midnight Celebration has been one of the top-sellers since it was released! Click here to see it! 

Local to Indy?  Check this out! Youth Tree Team | Keep Indianapolis BeautifulKeep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Do Jamberry Nail Wraps Actually Work??

I hear this question ALL the time, “Do Jamberry Nail Wraps actually work?”  And the answer is…. YES!  Back in December, a party guest, Sarah, purchased some Jams in a friend’s party.  She also booked a party with me (Yay! So fun!) for February.

One thing about hosting a Jamberry party, I really want the HOSTESS to show her friends that, “Yes!  Jamberry Nail Wraps actually do work!”  I always send a few freebies and samples for the hostess to flaunt to her friends so they can see “in real life” that their friend, the hostess, is actually standing behind the product.   Sarah was a Rock Star – flaunting her flawless manicures, telling her skeptical friends how well the Jams were holding up, and PROVING it with pictures. ROCK STAR hostess!

Then… after seeing that Jamberry nails actually do work, Sarah joined my team as a consultant!!! So… She tried them, she liked them.  She tried them again, she LOVED them, and she joined!   And… I did a happy dance.  I LOVE it when a girl really *gets* how great these little things *really* are – and wants to share them just as much as I do!  It really is so fun getting to give people a little boost or smile each day – and Jamberry really does do that! But I digress…

Fast forward to today, when Sarah shared her proof on my Facebook page that…yup… Jamberry Nail Wraps actually do work.  Here’s what she shared:

Sarah's Jams After 12 Days!
Sarah’s “Champagne Toast” and “Sugar and Spice” Jams After 12 Days!

See the healthy nail growth?  See the Jams that look FABULOUS??  This is after 12 days!!  And wait – it gets better!! When I asked Sarah if I could use her picture for this post, here was her response! Sarah - Further Testimonial for 12 day comparisonSo – “Do Jamberry Nail Wraps Actually Work?”  YES!  They really do!  Apply the Jams correctly and you’ll EASILY get these results as well!  Need tips and tricks on how to apply?  Click here for my tips on getting a perfect application. 

Sarah is wearing the “Sugar and Spice” and “Champagne Toast” designs – PERFECT for every day, neutral enough for an office setting, but still fun and sparkly!!

To keep up-to-date on product announcements, tips, and info like this, click here!