The Layered Look – One Week Later!

Last weekend, my little girl asked for “Matching Fancy Fingers” (manicured nails); I took the chance to try out a few new Jamberry products and techniques – here’s your update!  The Layered Look still looks perfect – even a week later!  Leo Geo Lace Haute Pink TimeLapse

I’m actually pretty surprised that the layered Jamberry Nail wraps have lasted this long!  I was worried about the added edges being a recipe for lifting or not getting a good seal.  They’ve actually been just as perfect and budge-free as when I just wear one layer of Jams.  So… I’m pretty well sold on the clear wraps for adding a little extra somethin’ to a manicure!

Did you try layering your Jamberry nail wraps yet?  I’d love to see your pics!  It’s so fun to see all of the different combos!

Spring Trend Alert – The Layered Look!

This week I tried something that I’ve shied away from in my 7-months of being a Jamberry consultant – Layered Jams.  Jamberry has a huge line of designs on a clear wrap MADE specifically to be layered on top of nail lacquers or other wraps.   Check out this amazing Jamicures just using the clear wraps on top to really amp it up – the perfect way to add in a “layered look“!

Whisper Layered over Suede Lacquer Touch of Lace Layered Jamicure Leo Geo Lace over Blue Jeans Lost Ruins over Fizzy Grape

Okay.  Seriously.  Why haven’t I done this??  It looks SO CUTE!  But I’ve either 1. Loved the look of the clear design on it’s own, or 2. Been nervous that I wouldn’t get it lined up correctly. I’ve seen SO many examples of how great it looks and love the idea of a “customized” look, but I just never tried it out.

Yesterday, my kiddo wanted us to have “matching fancy fingers.”  I had wanted to  experiment with the Jamberry Lacquers for her, but I wanted to give in to her heart-melting request.  Then I remembered – the “Kiss” Lacquer and “Haute Pink” Jamberry wraps are so close in color; so – lacquer to try out on my kiddo and “Haute Pink” for me.  But then… we got a little adventurous.  Mostly because painting Amelia’s nails with the Jamberry lacquer took about 10 seconds and dried in about a minute-and-a-half.  She looked up at me like, “Uh – that’s it?? That’s all you got??” Mommy and Me Kiss with Leo Geo Lace

So since she wanted a little somethin’ somethin’ added to hers, we tried out the layers.  Ten minutes later, we were both done.  I LOVE how it turned out – and Amelia was SO excited to be “just like Momma.”

We used the “Leo, Geo, and Lace” Jamberry wrap to layer – mine over “Haute Pink” and hers over the “Kiss Lacquer.”  It’s the same wrap layered above over “Blue Jeans.” – See how versatile it can for totally changing up a look??

My worries about everything lining up perfectly were totally unfounded.  It was SIMPLE.  I just did each set separately – Haute Pink first, then the Leo, Geo, and Lace on top after I was totally done with the first set of wraps.  **I then went back and did the “Baggie Method” once both sets of wraps were on to make sure they were totally bonded to each other and that I had a good seal.**

For Amelia’s, I waited until her lacquer was dry, then wiped that one finger again with a Jamberry alcohol wipe.  Trimmed the smallest-sized wrap to fit her itty-bitty ring finger (gah! kiddo fingers!!), heated it, applied, and then clipped with nail clippers.  Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezie.

I really like how it turned out – fun for Spring, even though it’s been snowing here since last night.  (Go home, snow!! You’re drunk!!) Here’s how it looks this morning:

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If you’ve been wanted to add a little something to your manicure, but aren’t totally on board with a full-hand of nail art, give this Layered Look a try on one or two fingers!  I like the “Leo, Geo, and Lace” option because you get three different designs – so you can pick whichever design you’re up for that week.   Want to see the clear options perfect for layering?  Click here to see them all! 

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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!