One of the things I appreciate most in regards to being an “online mom” is the support moms offer each other in our business ventures, dreams, blogs… whatever they might be. A huge advantage we have today, as compared to the yester-years, is that we can connect with a ton of like-minded folks (with common interests and friends) in a short amount of time!
I met Darcy Hyland, a consultant for Jamberry Nails, and I just had to learn more about her business! Jamberry Nails offers DIY nail wraps in an incredible variety of designs! Jamberry Nail wraps are a solid film covering that can be applied directly to the nail. There are a ton of colors, designs, sparkles, etc… eye candy, really! Darcy must have seen my Facebook posts sharing all of the fun and creative nail art I had been posting about when she approached me. She eventually came over to my house and gave my 10yo girl and me some cost-effective ways to keep our hands and feet looking lovely and polished, but without the nail polish and terrible headaches (I get, at least) that go along with the traditional method.
Darcy gave us a demo on just how to apply the applications on each nail. My girl chose the peppermint candy theme and a blue glitter “signature nail”. The wraps can be applied in just 15 minutes at home. The simple process involves filing your nails, applying heat to them, then using small sissors to trim the edges. While so many times after a maniculre nails start to chip and flake, this system proved to not pose that issue. My girl’s nail art lasted for a little ove a couple weeks, actually! I will have to share which I end up applying on myself, as we had to rush to my girl’s dance class before I got a turn, and thank goodness we did not have the wet nails to deal with in the car!
There are over 250 styles available and they come in sizes for 3-8 year olds and then some for people 8yo and up. They will last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes. Unlike traditional nail polish, they won’t chip and don’t require drying time! The special material is both pressure and heat-activated to create a watertight bond to nails. The film is finished with a high gloss-protective layer that prevents the nail shields from chipping or scuffing.
Now for the pricing:
A sheet of wraps will typically do two manicures and two-three pedicures. One sheet is $15 and four sheets go for $45. You can earn free and discounted products by inviting friends over and hosting a Jamberry party. Jamberry wraps could be compared to going to the salon and having shellac done, since they both last about two weeks, however for a basic shellac manicure they start at $30 and go up from there, and if you want to have any kind of detailing or art work done it will cost extra. Also it will cost about $10 to have the salon remove the shellac.
If you are interested in joining Jamberry Nails team and earning some extra income, contact Darcy. It costs $99 to get the kit with basicly everything you will need to start your own Jamberry business. You can host a party to earn either $25 or $50 off your kit.
Consultant Darcy Hyland’s info:
Disclosure: Darcy provided us with a starter kit and a generous variety of samples to provide hours and hours of nail art fun. Opinions are my own and based only on my experience with the product.