Please ignore that little stain. Mia spilled lunch and I had to wait until nap time (I would've changed her except I didn't see the spot until after I took the pictures) to snap these photos, oops!Mia got her first ever manicure (#jamicure) last week! My favorite part is that we matched! Nelle was so generous and sent us a Mommy and Me set of Jamberry Nail Wraps to review! I have to be honest, I get shellac manicures because I can't stand chipped polish, and they hold up so well to my normal day to day routine (which is not gentle on my fingernails) and the chemicals I encounter while doing hair. Sooooo I was pretty skeptical of the Jamberry nail wraps I've been seeing everyone post about. I'm shocked and happy to say that after a week of wearing these wraps, they are still holding on strong! No chipping, and growing out just the same as my shellac manicures do!
To continue in my honesty, I admit that I will probably wait a few more years to try another "jamicure" on Mia's fingernails. While I loved matching her, the wraps had a difficult time with her tiny fingernails. It doesn't help that Mia instantly picked at hers (because she thought they were so "cuuuuu") and stuck her fingers in her mouth a ton (not normal for her, I blame teething). Keep in mind, Mia is just a year and a half! To be fair, I don't paint her fingernails for the same reasons. I will be trying the nail wraps on her toes though, I've heard those hold up well on little ones! But I'm definitely excited to have more matchy nails with Mia when she's older because the wraps are adorable (so many cute designs!!) and the application is so simple (it takes about 1 or 2 fingernails at first to feel like you've got it figured out).
I was supposed to get pictures of us together, but other than the one photo I snapped during her nap (and could only do one handed since Eric wasn't home) nothing else really worked out. I mean... we tried... and they turned out like this...
...no nails for Mia, and the worst angle on mine, ha! The majority looked like this...
...yeah. Mia wasn't having it, ha ha! #reallife
But luckily for you, I have a giveaway below where you have a chance to win your own Jamberry nail wraps so that you can see for yourself instead of trying to decide if you like them from my
awful pictures ;) Nelle is generously giving away a $40 gift certificate to her Jamberry site, as well as tons of the best in 'beauty business' samples (too many to list! but they include make up, perfume and Bath & Body products!) Giveaway will run through the rest of August. Good luck and happy Monday! xoxo