I am not very good at giving myself manicures, especially if I use a dark color (honestly, it usually gets all over the sides of my nails and looks like my toddler took a stab at it). So, when I was introduced to Jamberry Nails, I was super psyched! Think the Chic Prints by OPI for Sephora, but with WAY many more awesome options! Each sheet costs $15.00 (which does about 2 full manis or pedis) and right now if you buy three sheets you get an extra one for free (I love me a bargain). The first time I tried Jamberry, it took me forever to do my fingers (to the tune of an hour!) and they didn't stay as well as I would've liked. I quickly realized that I had messed up and not followed the directions (if I was on "The Amazing Race," I would've gotten a 30 minute penalty). SO, I tried again and they worked. My nails came out perfect and the decals stayed put for almost 2 weeks! Just a few tips so you all don't make the same mistakes I did the first go-round. Definitely trim them the right size (if they are even a hair larger than your nail bed they will not stay well). Make sure you use a cuticle stick to help the edges stay (with the heat of a blow-dryer) and I even put a bit of top coat on the tips to make sure they stayed. I LOVE the way they look and now that I know what I'm doing, it's easy to do (I guess practice does make perfect - you were right, Mom). These would be an awesome holiday present and there are patterns for anyone in your life. A few of my faves are the Mauve Dot and the Black Paisley, but I have to say I did try the Turquoise and Pink Polka, which are surprisingly fun! Jamberry Nails look great even on my very short nails, so I suggest you give them a go. If anyone else has tried them, let me know what you think!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a representative working with Jamberry Nails