When it comes to hair, nails, makeup and fashion – I’m generally a low maintenance kind of girl.
I want to look my best, of course, but as a busy mum I don’t have the time or energy to be mucking around curling my hair or putting on 16 layers of makeup. And to be honest, even if I didn’t have kids I wouldn’t put a huge amount of effort into styling myself.
I prefer a casual chic look – think classic Audrey Hepburn, but with some added extras like cute earrings, a statement necklace, bangles – anything that will give my outfit a lift, including my recent discovery, Jamberry nail wraps.
Oh my God, I am not even kidding you – and my sister and sister-in-law can attest to this – I am in love with Jamberry nail wraps.
Have you heard of them yet? They are non-toxic, vinyl nail wraps, which you apply with heat. They are huge in the US and are set to launch in Australia and New Zealand on 1 October.
I recently connected online with one of the US consultants, Jessica Reed, and she kindly offered to send me some samples. Cue excitement!
Now, I’m definitely not the kind of girl you would see in a salon getting her nails done. I just don’t have the time or money, plus I give my nails a beating looking after the kids, cleaning and swimming. I’m also a total clutz and am always knocking, breaking and tearing my nails.
I do appreciate a beautiful manicure though and I can now get that with minimal effort. There is no dry time and they don’t smudge or chip. I’ve had mine on for 10 days now and they are going strong.
When my Jamberry samples and catalogue arrived from Jessica, I was like a kid in a candy store. There are 300 + different nail wraps to choose from and I want them all.
I was impressed with how easy they are to apply. All you need is the wraps, a nail file, scissors, a hair dryer and nail polish.
You can use nail wraps on all of your fingers and toes, but to start off with, I’ve been using just one wrap on my ring fingers as an accent nail and painting the rest of my nails with nail polish. I’ve been changing up my mani every few days painting my nails a different colour, while having the same accent.
When Jamberry launches in Australia and New Zealand on 1 October, they will retail at $22 a set. Sets allow for up to two full manicures and pedicures.
Jessica is opening up an online party for me from 1 October, so if you’re keen to order some wraps, order through the Mummy, Wife, Me Jamberry nail wraps link here. (I will receive hostess rewards through this).
If you want to earn your own rewards, you can host an in-person manicure party, a catalog party, or a Facebook or Twitter party through Jessica from 1 October. She is happy to answer any questions you might have via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter or Facebook to set a party up for you now. If you’re interested in joining her team, find out more with these webinars.
Today, Jessica is kindly letting me giveaway three prizes, so you can try Jamberry for yourself.
- one full sheet of nail wraps (enough for 2 manicures and 2 pedicures)
- a pedi pack
- a sample sheet with mini-application kit.
All you need to do is head over to Jessica’s Jamberry shop and tell me in the comments below, which design you like best and why you need Jamberry nail wraps.
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Kathryn C, Joy and Sare. Thank you to all who entered.
Terms and conditions
– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents (excluding ACT).
– This giveaway closes at 8pm AEST on Monday 7 September.
– Winners will be contacted via email on Tuesday 8 September.
– This is a game of skill. The most interesting answer as judged by a panel will be deemed a winner.
Mummy, Wife, Me received a selection of nail wraps to trial, plus will receive reward products from any orders that Jessica receives through this post from 1 October.
Linking up today with Essentially Jess for IBOT.