Mommy and Me with Jamberry Lacquers

My “baby” girl LOVES having her nails done.  When I was polishing her nails, I got to the point that I dreaded her asking me to paint them for her – it wasn’t fun for either of us.  I’d end up being so frustrated with her squirming around and ruining it, chipping it within the hour only to shed some tears, etc.

Mommy and Me Kiss with Leo Geo LaceI know that Jamberry Juniors work really well for Mommy and Me time – and they actually last on her, too!  But I was wondering about the Jamberry lacquer and how it would hold up for her.  So when she asked to have “matching” nails with me, I thought I’d give it a test run.  I have on “Haute Pink” with “Leo Geo and Lace” layered over (more on that later!), and the “Kiss” lacquer is a perfect match.  And it’s the perfect hot pink for my little fashionista.

It was such a fast manicure with the polish that then she asked for a matching Jam – “So we can be twins, Momma!”  I LOVE this little girl of mine!!

KIss Lacquer

Jamberry’s Nail Lacquers are better than your normal polish – they dry quickly, are 5-Free, and go on smoothly and dry without brush strokes.  Perfect for you gals that just love a good bottle of nail polish!

**Tips and Tricks for Mommy and Me Time**

1. Wash their hands with Dawn dish soap or another degreaser.  Little kiddos have much oilier nails than we do;this is a great step to add in to get several more days out of a manicure.

2. Are they small enough to sit on your lap?  It’s a lot easier to keep them still if you’re holding on to them!

3.  Rubbing alcohol or vinegar to prep the nails will also go a long way – for your own manicures, too.  It gets the excess oils off of your nails and helps pH-balance your nails.  Witch Hazel is also great for this!

4.  Talk!  Tell stories!  Enjoy your time with your littles! The more entertained they are, the stiller they seem to stay!

Find all of the new Spring/Summer colors here, as well as some gorgeous and time-tested classics! 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Emerald Argyle St Patty'sAn Irish Blessing

“Walls for the wind,
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks beside the fire –
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire!”

I hope you all have a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day- and find a little bit of the luck of the Irish!

My own little lassie is wearing “Wee Bit Charmed” – and I really believe that it’s the most special thing to happen in her little sparkly life – at least that’s how she’s acting!!  Actual rainbow sparkles on her fingers?   She hit the jackpot.  (First pic – Doc McStuffins was extra suspenseful this afternoon.  My little lassy is just as sensitive as she is spunky!)

IMG_7874IMG_7875I love this picture of Amelia – She’s starting to look so much older in just the last few weeks, but seeing this just fills my heart.  Her chubby little hands and absolute horror that Doc would have a sprained ankle.  I hope she stays this innocent and sensitive for a LOOONG time!

Beautiful Reasons to Be Happy – Your Weekly Dose of Sunshine and Rainbows

THere are so mnay beautiful reasonsI LOVE this image.  It’s so true – even on the worst days when I *think* I brushed my hair, my kids are screaming because one of them *looked* at the other, and I really don’t think I’ll be doing much else besides plug my ears, close my eyes, and hope the laundry goes away.  (Pro Tip:  That trick doesn’t work.  Ever.)  Laundry Fairy

But…my kids are healthy and happy, I’d be able to brush my hair if I remembered to do it, and my kids have enough clothes that the laundry *can* pile up and they’ll still not be naked.  (Except for those random times when they just combust into nakedness.  HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN???)

So Thursday was one of those days for me. But then yesterday… I checked my office site.  That Walk MS Fundraiser?? It ended up raising $95 dollars in less than a week for my friend Erica’s 5K team.  Then, one of my brand-new teammates, a stay-at-home-mom with two boys, a full-time job, and a fierce love for Jams got her first customer – just by showing how much *she* loved the product.  Then… my kids hugged on their dad, said some really funny stuff, and collapsed into silly giggles – my favorite sound in the world.  AND – It was Pizza Day at school, so I didn’t even have to make a sack lunch.  Not a world-shaking day, but a really nice one!! 

So… Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that helped with the Walk MS Fundraiser, congrats to my girl Brandi for getting a fantastic start with Jamberry, and thank you from the bottom of my heart to the elementary school classes for scheduling a Pizza Day for the preschoolers.