Jamberry 7-Day Chip Challenge + Giveaway [and free samples!]

October 30th, 2014

 

Jamberry Nail how-to tips and review

Sarah, a Baton Rouge-based Jamberry Nails consultant, recently sent me a few sample nail wraps to play around with. I first heard of Jamberry about a year ago when a few teachers I work with started wearing and praising them, so of course I hopped on board immediately and wanted to try them out for myself. I have tons and tons of nail polish in every color imaginable, but I am no where near talented enough to create fun designs or patient enough to ever really let my nails dry before I go on to my next activity.

That’s why Jamberry worked perfectly for me! There is absolutely no dry time and the nail wraps can last up to two weeks. My nail polish would never last that long–especially since I definitely don’t have the patience to apply a top coat.

Keep scrolling for a full review of my 7-Day Chip Challenge and tips. Plus, request FREE samples and enter for a free sheet of accent nails at the bottom of this post!

Jamberry Nail how-to tips and review

Jamberry Nail how-to tips and review

Before applying my full set of Jamberry wraps, I tried the 7-Day Chip Challenge with one party nail wrap on each hand and painted the rest of my nails a coordinating color. When I applied my first nail wrap, I immediately realized why it’s better to choose a nail wrap that’s too small rather than too big. The nail wrap hung off my nail a little on one side, but I did my best to trim it down to fit properly. Even with this little mishap, they lasted the full week and  would have lasted longer, but I was too excited to try the full set.

Jamberry Nail how-to tips and review

When it was time to try the full set, I now felt like a pro and knew what to do! Overall, the application process for both hands took about 15 minutes. And I’m sure this process can get even faster once you get use to it. I matched the nail wraps by size to my fingers and cut the wraps in half. I used tweezers to peel off the adhesives and heated them with a hair dryer. I stuck them on while applying lots of pressure and more heat. Then, I trimmed and filed them down and voila! Easy easy and I love my new Saints-themed nails with the black and gold glitter design.

Jamberry Nail how-to tips and review

Jamberry Nail how-to tips and review

Overall, I had four major takeaways from my Jamberry nails experience:

1. Apply lots of pressure and heat (like a lot) during the application process… or a few days after if you start having any problems or if a wrap starts peeling.

2. Again, choose a nail wrap that is too small rather than too big for your nails.

3. From other Jamberry nail users, I heard applying a clear coat of fingernail polish after a few days will help seal the wrap when or if it starts to peel. It definitely helps them last longer!

4. If they fall off or peel, you can fix it. My first day with my full set, a nail wrap got messed up while I was drying my hair (probably my fault with trimming the wraps). It peeled about halfway off, so I re-trimmed it (doing a better job this time) and applied more heat and pressure and it was like nothing ever happened. Disaster averted!

 

Ok, ok finally time for the giveaway and free samples! Use the widget below to enter and request your free wraps! If you purchase nail wraps from Sarah, you will earn an addition 5 entries into the giveaway!

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Blaine Bowen Gameday Swag

October 21st, 2014

Love these Blaine Bowen purple and gold gemstone bracelets! Perfect for LSU gameday!

Love these Blaine Bowen purple and gold gemstone bracelets! Perfect for LSU gameday!

Love these Blaine Bowen purple and gold gemstone bracelets! Perfect for LSU gameday!

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Today I wanted to tell you about my new favorite game day accessories! Blaine Bowen–a jewelry and apparel brand based out of Dallas–recently sent me this pair of purple and gold gemstone bracelets from the Gameday Swag collection. All I can say is I’ve worn them for the past two weeks and LSU has won both games… coincidence?! I’ll definitely be wearing them this week against Ole Miss just to be safe :) But don’t worry, if you’re not an LSU fan, there are pages of color combos to choose from and patterns can be done in any team colors!

Owner and designer Blaine Muhl started the company in 2013 and has some of the cutest game day apparel I’ve seen with graphic tees and tanks with phrases like “I’m sorry for what I said on game day” and “I’ve got 99 problems but my team ain’t one.” She also currently has the World Series Collection with Royals and Giants themed game day gear.

Check out the entire Simply Gameday Collection here!

Have a Happy Tuesday and and follow along with SF on FacebookTwitterInstagram & Pinterest!

Shop my Instagram with LIKEtoKNOW.it

October 20th, 2014

How to shop Instagram photos with LIKEtoKNOW.it | Southern Flair

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a few of my photos having a little link along with the hashtag #liketkit lately. This is a way you can now shop my Instagram photos along with other fashion bloggers’ photos who also use LIKEtoKNOW.it.

All you have to do is sign up at www.liketoknow.it with your e-mail address. Then, when you “like” bloggers’ photos, you get the outfit details with the links straight to the products right in your inbox! You can adjust your e-mail settings to get the details ASAP, once a day, or once a week.

This is a great way to shop outfits or items that may not ever make it to the actual blog or get sneak peeks of upcoming outfit posts to purchase items early before the post goes live. Lately, Instagram has also been a great way for bloggers to share last season’s outfit posts with restocked or similar items.

Be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out and follow along with SF on FacebookTwitterInstagram & Pinterest!

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