Monday, August 6, 2012

Jamberry Nails - Review and Giveaway


I am a girly-girl and I love making sure my nails look their best. So I was thrilled to learn about Jamberry Nails via Independent Consultant Joann Puckett.

Joann sent me a few complimentary sets of nail shields to try to facilitate my review and wow, did I fall in love with them! Jamberry Nail shields are vinyl nail shields that stick to the nail via adhesive. Because they are not made from nail polish as some competing brands are, they last much longer and are much more durable.

Here are a several highlights of what Jamberry Nails have to offer:

  • Lasts up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes.
  • Applied via heat source (hair dryer) which activates the adhesive on the back of the shields and then forms a water tight seal on the nail.
  • They do not chip since they are not made from nail polish. They are made from a type of thin vinyl which is also latex-free.
  • They are safe for acrylics or can be used for acrylic encapsulation.
  • Each sheet does 2 to 4 sets of mani/pedis.


My absolute favorite thing about Jamberry Nails is the wide selection of adorable and classy styles! There are so many, in fact, that it was hard to choose just a few. Here are the ones I ended up picking:



The top design, Paint Splatter, I chose for a Coldplay concert my husband and I were attending. The graffiti-like color matched Coldplay's tour theme perfectly:



Here I am wearing them the day before the show:


The other patterns I chose are (from top to bottom), Birds (because my husband and I met on Twitter), Teal Sparkle, and Gray Plaid:







The application process was the most difficult part, but mostly because this was my first time using Jamberry Nails and there is a learning curve involved. But for the quality that you get over that of regular nail polish, the extra effort is worth it in my opinion.

Here's an instructional video that explains how to apply the nail shields:


Each set comes with written instructions as well. The only things you will need are a hair dryer, alcohol or alcohol wipes (to make sure the nail bed is completely free from oils which can prevent the shields from sticking well), a cuticle pusher if desired (I just use my other nails to push my cuticles down), a nail file and scissors...basically things you most likely already have around the home. Tweezers are also helpful for holding the shield while heating it.

I have petite fingers and toes so one of my concerns was having shields that fit me. Because the sheets are customizable, however, it was no problem at all finding and shaping them to fit each of my nails perfectly. I have the added benefit of getting more use out of the shields as well since I don't require a lot of the shield for each nail (I'm guessing I'll probably get at least 3 uses out of each design for fingers and toes).

Thanks to Joann, one lucky reader of So a Blonde Walks Into a Review will win 3 Jamberry nail shield design sheets of their choice as well as a bottle of Jamberry Nail Care Cuticle Oil for a total product value of $55!



With so many designs to choose from, I bet the winner has just as hard of a time selecting their colors as I did!

Can't wait to see if you're the lucky winner? Head on over to Joann's Jamberry Nails website and order your favorite colors right now! And be sure to like her Facebook page for specials, deals, tips and offers!

To enter this fantastic giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post stating why you'd like to win, then use the RaffleCopter widget below to complete your entry. There are additional, bonus ways to enter (follow the instructions on RaffleCopter) but the first (commenting on this post) is mandatory.

By entering, you automatically agree to all the rules and disclaimers listed here. Please also see my disclosure policy here. Deadline to enter is 12:01 a.m. EST, Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Good luck!


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48 comments:

Denise M said...

i would like to win because i use the sally hansen ones and would love to try a different kind

sweepmom said...

I would like to win because I have seen people with these on and they are really cool. I checked out the pricing in stores but can't bring myself to spend that much.

Christi Lynn P. said...

I have finally grown my nails long enough that I can start dressing them up... Jamberry Nails has some GREAT designs that would be a blast to wear!!

tamathamc said...

I am so hard on nail polish & have stopped wearing acrylics so would love to see how these last

susie said...

i'd luv to win cuz it always makes me feel good when my nails look good. :)

mogrill said...

I would love this because it looks fun!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Shellie King said...

hello!!! i am desirous of winning these also nail wraps because a. i love pretty nails and fail epically at nail art and b. i am finally trying to grow out my stubby bitten baby nails and need some motivation.

Jamie said...

I have always wanted to try these. My sister keeps telling me to get some so I would love to win and finally have the chance to try them.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i'd love to win these because it sounds like such a fun product, and it would be cool to see if it's better than nail polish sometimes.

Kaitie said...

I would like to win Jamberry nails because I've had a career in aquatics for the last 5 years. Constant exposure to pool water makes it hard to wear nail polish because it chips so easily. I'd put nail polish on, then be in the pool for an hour or 2 teaching swim lessons, and by the time I'd get out my nail polish would already look like a disaster! I currently still work in aquatics as a coach and often have my feet in the water, or I'm totally in the water with my swimmers which makes it hard to wear nail polish. The nail polish looks like crap after one day of work. I would like to win Jamberry Nails so my nails can look pretty and last for more than a day!

Not to mention, I'm recently engaged (as of Aug 4!) and I could use some nice nail decoration to go along with my new bling! ;)

MO said...

I would love to win because I never have enough time to get a manicure anymore, these sound like they would last a long time and would be perfect for my work.

metalmom said...

Not enough time or money to get a manicure, but I love my nails "done". Patterns?? Yes, please!

Life.Uncommon said...

I'm about to have another newborn to add to my growing brood. I definitely dont have time to "DO" my nails. This seems so easy and fun!

Wendy said...

I'd love to try Jamberry because I have not yet! They have awesome patterns.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Mike and Jen said...

I would like to win because I just went to a Jamberry party last week! I have one fingernail and one toenail done from the party. :) I look a bit odd, but I want to see how long they last. It's so fun!!

PAIGE said...

I'd like to won so I can jazz up my nails and my soul
elysesw@aol.com

Barbara Cross said...

I'd like to try them. I've only used "real" nailpolish before,and these look interesting.

MomBug Designer said...

These are so adorable. I'd love to pick a few pages!

night1836 said...

I destroy nail polish in two days flat. I bet these would outlast that and they are SOOOOOO adorable!!
las_va@hotmail(DOT)com

Likyla said...

I would like to win because I hate it win my nail polish begins to chip after a few days and these last longer. Also because there are so many cute designs :)

Ciara B. said...

i would like to win because i love doing my nails with crazy designs and these are adorable

cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

Katherine said...

i'd like to win because i'm horrible at painting my nails and I think these shields would be much much easier

Cindy Loo said...

I'd like to win because I would love to have a manicure that lasts for more than an afternoon!

kd1776 said...

I would like to win because I have never tried this type of manicure and might as well try the best first!!

one frugal lady said...

These are awesome, simple and I love the different looks!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Caren C. said...

I'm always trying to find new nail looks. These seem fun!

thescreamingmeme said...

i would love to win because i love anything to do with nail polish and would like to try these out!

Mysharona said...

It'd be fun to get some new designs w/o a manicure.

Erika P. said...

I'd like to win because they last way longer than a regular manicure.

KimsBlog said...

I'd like to win because I always seem to do my left hand nail polish great but my right hand ends up always horribly smudged because I'm a righty.

robyn paris said...

i want to win because i love doing my nails.

tnrina said...

I'd REALLY like to try Jamberry Nails.
tnrina|at|gmail|dot|com

Claire said...

I'd like to win because I'm bad at freehanding nail art!

Kendra Warstler said...

I would love to win!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

i want to win to skip a manicure at the salon and save moey!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Valeen said...

I'd like to win this for my daughter, who would be jumping up and down with happiness!

DweltUpon said...

I would love to win because I've never used anything like these before. Not to mention the designs look amazing. ;D

ehhogan said...

I would like to win these and give them to my daughter.

Becca Ann said...

I would like to win because I think these look awesome and have great designs!

Julie said...

I would like to win because I've noticed that I only don't bite my nails when they look pretty and I don't want to bite my nails anymore!

Lindsey Gain said...

Love the great designs. I have never used anything other than traditional nail polish, but these look awesome!

Lisa said...

I have been wanting to try these

Melinda Bele said...

Because my nails are in serious need of some TLC!

laurasloves said...

I would like to win as I love doing my nails but I hate the bland polish and other designs that I have found so far. These are just so much fun!
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

spirit_kim said...

I would love to win, I have gotten to wear I do not bother with polish. I love this idea though, I have not tried yet.
gabe411 at hotmail dot com

Emmy Coffee said...

I just cannot paint my own nails, so these will be a God-send

/\Heather/\ said...

I'd like to win so I can wow some friends with my amazing nails!

Kimberly said...

I recently discovered Jamberry and I want more!