If you're anything like me, then most of the time, your nails are bare because painting your nails every week can be daunting. As much as I love having a splash of color on my nails, I somehow manage to chip them after just a few hours. It doesn't matter if I'm using gel polish or if I put on a million top coats. I always seem to chip them. You'd think I was working at some labor-intensive job, but no. I work a typical 9-5 and sit at a desk all day, so how they chip so fast is an unsolved mystery to all.
Thanks to my lovely blog friend, Emily, I've discovered Jamberry, and I'm seriously obsessed. I can spend just 15-20 minutes putting Jams on my nails, and I don't have to worry about doing my nails for at least two weeks. This is every lazy girl's dream!
I'm going to share this tutorial with y'all, but I ask that you don't judge me too harshly. I don't have a hairdryer, so I was forced to use another heat source known as my oven. Yes, I used my oven to heat these Jams, and I placed my hand in the oven after placing the Jam on each nail. Again, I ask that you don't judge, because the struggle is real, and I don't believe in using hairdryers.
Here's all the materials you'll need plus a hairdryer (or oven, obviously not pictured):
1// Place the Jam over your finger and decide which one is closest to your nail size.
2// Use the stick (I bought some shish kebob sticks for $1 at Wal-Mart) to remove the Jam from the sheet. Don't use your fingers.
3// Use the scissors to cut the Jam in half. Place one half of the Jam back on the sheet.
4// With your Jam on the stick, use your heat source to loosen it up a bit. When I put it in the oven, I waited for the Jam to start curling.
5// Place the Jam on your finger, and rub it so it's sticking nice and tight.
6// Cut off the excess using the scissors.
7// Use the finger nail file to file the Jam to the shape of your nail. Make sure you do downward strokes so the Jam better sticks to your nail.
8// Place the Jam near the heat source and rub it in a little more to make sure it really sticks.
9// Continue until all of your nails are Jammed out.
10// Admire your handy work and share your nails on Insta so your friends will be jealous.
I'm obsessed with Jamberry, and I can't wait to order more! If you want to learn more about Jamberry and get some of your own, check out Emily's site! If you're impatient and/or want to try before you buy, enter the giveaway below, and you could win some Jams of your own!