Tuesday, June 20

Jamberry FAQ: The 8 Most Commonly Asked Questions

You may be familiar with Jamberry or maybe you've never heard of it at all! Either way if you're here I'm guessing you have a few questions about it.

If your question is "What is Jamberry?" then please refer to this article: click here! It'll give you the basic information about what Jamberry is. Once we're all on the same page and know what Jamberry is, let's go over some of the questions I get asked about the most as a Jamberry Consultant!

1. How do I apply the nail wraps?

This is by far the most commonly asked question, and with good reason! Jamberry Nail wraps are applied differently than any other nail wrap or nail product you'll find on the market. They may look like they're simply stickers but they must be heated up to activate the adhesive and give you a long lasting wear.

  1. To apply the nail wraps first clean your hands thoroughly with dish soap (it'll help remove excess oils from the nails better than hand soap).
  2. Push back your cuticles and wipe your nails off with nail prep solution, alcohol, or vinegar (to ensure it's clean off any oils you may have gotten on your nails since washing them, you'd be shocked how frequently we touch our nails!).
  3. Select the correctly sized nail wrap for your nail (it should be slightly smaller than the size of your nail so as not to touch the cuticle or skin), cut it in half, and lift it off the plastic backing with an orange stick.
  4. Apply the nail wrap to the nail and expose to heat for about a second, apply pressure down the middle of the wrap.
  5. Expose to heat on the left side only for two seconds, apply pressure from top to bottom rolling your finger from the middle to edge of the nail (follow the natural curve of the nail). Repeat on the right side.
  6. Repeat on the rest of your nails on one hand before trimming or filing to allow the wraps to cool (and thus better adhere to the nail).
  7. Trim off excess wrap and then file in a downward motion.
  8. Repeat on your other hand and you're done!

Sound complicated? Watch this video, it'll explain it better than I can through words. Click here

2. How do I remove the nail wraps?

What goes on must come off, right? Proper removal of your nail wraps is vitally important to ensuring you do not damage your nails. Any type of nail covering (polish, gel, acrylics, press-ons) can damage the nails when not removed properly. So be sure to follow these steps!

  1. Break the seal of the nail wrap at the cuticle end using an orange stick or your nail.
  2. Soak your nails in nail polish remover for 20-30 seconds and gently rub them off with a cotton pad. Soaking will break down the adhesive bond and allow them to easily slide off the nail bed.
And that's it! It's really that easy. The key is to go nice and slow when removing your wraps, don't try to rush it and don't try to just peel the wrap off, you may peel off some delicate layers of your nail along with it.

To get the quickest and easiest removal process possible check out Jamberry's Wrap & Lacquer Remover. It removes the wraps quicker than nail polish remover and it won't dry your nails out like nail polish remover does. This stuff is liquid gold!

3. How many applications does one sheet of wraps provide?

Each sheet with 18 nail wraps of varying sizes to fit any nail width (from your pinky to your big toe!). This will allow you to get two full manicures and two full pedicures per sheet with a few wraps left over that can be used as accent nails in a mixed mani!

4. How long do the nail wraps last?

The nail wraps typically last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes. I prefer to change my manicures weekly since I get bored quickly and don't like having nail growth. But several ladies on my team wear theirs for 3 weeks regularly!

5. Are the nail wraps water-proof?

Yes! With proper application and given time to cool and develop a water-tight seal, the nail wraps are water-proof. You can swim, shower, bath, hand wash dishes, even get into a hot tub with them, and wash your hands as many times as you need. It's recommended to wait at least several hours before submerging your hands into water (swimming, bathing, dish washing). You can wash your hands right away though.

6. How is Jamberry lacquer different from nail polish?

I have a secret to tell you. I had no idea what nail lacquer was before I became a consultant! I had never even heard of it before. Not only that, I was a consultant for quite a while before I realized lacquer and polish were different and not just different names for the same thing! So what makes them different?

  • Lacquer is thicker than polish and therefore makes your nails slightly thicker and stronger while you are wearing it.
  • Lacquer is more durable than nail polish and thus chip-resistant, meaning your manicure will last longer.
  • Jamberry lacquer specifically is 8-free. That means it's free of the eight most common toxins used in nail polishes (and lacquers from some other companies).

7. What are the benefits to being a Jamberry Consultant?

If you're a Jamberry lover like me you'll find that one of the best benefits is earning free products and swag! Jamberry gives all consultants a free sheet of wraps (of your course) for your birthday and Jamberry anniversary. There is an amazing Fast Start program that offers tons of free products and product credit. Jamberry has incentives running monthly for you to earn free swag and/or products. Not to mention you can host a party at any time to earn more freebies! If gifts are your love language then you will love Jamberry, because they love to give back to us!

The money is a great benefit as well. As a consultant you'll earn 30% base commissions (which are paid out every Friday) and can earn up to 10% bonus commissions (which are paid out monthly). You can also earn commissions from your team sales should you choose to build a team.

You'll also make amazing friends! In Jamberry we call our team our jamily, because it really is a Jamberry family. I've become very close friends with some of the ladies on my team, including those in my upline, my downline, and even some who aren't directly on my team. I've also made great friends in my hostesses and customers. If you're looking for a way to socialize more and meet new people who share a hobby and passion with you then the jamily is the place for you.

I could go on and on about this subject so I'll probably do an entire post dedicated to the benefits of being a Jamberry Consultant in the near future. Until then click here if you'd like to learn more and feel free to contact me with any questions!

8. What are the requirements to be a Jamberry Consultant?

First things first, there is no monthly minimum to be a consultant! Unlike most other companies you do not have to sell a certain amount every single month. Instead there is a yearly sales minimum of $600 in order to stay on as a consultant. If you do not reach this minimum (which can easily be met just through your own sales and throwing one party a year for your friends!), you'll drop down to a hobbyist and will no longer be eligible to have a team. But you'll still get to enjoy the other benefits of being a consultant!

Ready to try Jamberry Nail Wraps? Click here to see all of the designs and products we currently have available. If you're a U.S. resident aged 18 or older and would like to earn Jamberry products for free by hosting a 30 minute nail wrapping class on Facebook for you and your friends, click here.

Have any other lingering questions? Comment below and I will happily answer them!

Friday, June 9

17 Adult Coloring Books To Relax and Inspire

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now and with good reason! They're very relaxing and calming to color and it's really just a lot of fun. Before adult coloring books became popular I used to buy kids coloring books to use on days when I needed to relax a bit, it's such a therapeutic activity.

Some people even find them useful in getting into meditation! It can be difficult for people new to meditating to clear their thoughts and the activity of coloring can help you to hone in on a very simple task while otherwise clearing the mind.

Scroll through this page to see some of my personal favorite coloring books. Some of these I already have and others are on my wish-list to get!

Adult Coloring Books

1. Harry Potter Coloring Book - Perfect for any Harry Potter lover! There are actually several fun Harry Potter coloring books on the market with various themes (such as fantastic beasts) but this one is a good general one to start with.
Harry Potter Coloring Book

2. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Design - A great option for animal lovers. The designs in this book are truly beautiful.
Adult Coloring Book with Animals

Motivational Adult Coloring Book

4. The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book (A Song of Ice and Fire) - There are many Game of Thrones coloring books out there but this is the official one! Each picture also has a quote with it that corresponds with the books.
Game of Thrones Adult Coloring Book

5. Adult Coloring Book Designs: Stress Relief Coloring Book: Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals, and Paisley Patterns - This is a great option for your first adult coloring book as it has a little bit of everything.
Adult Coloring Book

6. Make Life Your Bitch: Motivational adult coloring book. Turn your stress into success! (Midnight Edition) - A no nonsense coloring book for when you're feeling a little angsty and need some extra motivation. I think this would be a good book to color during your break at work if you have a job you hate (just maybe don't get caught coloring it!).
Motivational Adult Coloring Book

7. Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults - This coloring book is a beautiful option for anyone who loves the beach, the sea, or dreams of being a mermaid (or pirate).
Ocean themed Adult Coloring Book

8. Go F*ck Yourself, I'm Coloring: Swear Word Coloring Book - This coloring book is not for the faint of heart. But if you cuss like a sailor then this may just be your new favorite coloring book!
Swear Words Adult Coloring Book

9. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book - Less crass than the former mention but still definitely for adult eyes only. This coloring book with tell it to you like it is and is a good choose for someone who needs to unwind after a long, hard day of "adulting".
Swear Words Adult Coloring Book

10. Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) - Cat lovers rejoice! If I had to pick only one theme to color it would surely be cats. This coloring book has artistic and fun representations of cats.
Adult Coloring Book with Cats

11. The Cat Lovers Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book) - Because one cat coloring book surely would not be enough! Were the last entry was creative this one has a realistic representation of cats.
Adult Coloring Book for cat lovers

12. Dog Lover: Adult Coloring Book: Best Coloring Gifts for Mom, Dad, Friend, Women, Men and Adults Everywhere: Beautiful Dogs Stress Relieving Patterns - I can't share cat coloring books without sharing one with dogs too, right? So this one is for all you dog lovers!
Adult Coloring Book for dog lovers

13. Wine Coloring Book For Adults: Coloring Book For Grown Ups Including 40 Paisley And Henna Wine Inspired Coloring Pages And Designs - A simple coloring book with a wine theme! Drinking a glass of wine while you color this book is optional but recommended.
Adult Coloring Book for wine lovers

14. Married Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book (Humorous Coloring Books For Grown-Ups) - Did your husband annoy you by leaving up the toilet seat or not taking out the trash? Color about it! These coloring book features all the timeless cliches about married life.
Adult Coloring Book for Married Life

15. Inspirational Quote coloring book for Adults: An Inspiring, Positive Words for GROWN-UPS - Need a little extra inspiration? This coloring book has it.
Inspirational Adult Coloring Book

16. Posh Adult Coloring Book: Thomas Kinkade Designs for Inspiration & Relaxation (Posh Coloring Books) - This is a great option for the more advanced adult colorer.
Advanced Adult Coloring Book

17. Adult Coloring Book: Mandalas - Coloring mandalas is a fantastic meditative and relaxing activity.
Mandalas Adult Coloring Book

Coloring Tools

You can't color without the right tools, right? Here are some fun coloring devices you can use.

Colored Pencils

2) Lineon 108 Colors Gel Pens,Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers - A fun option which will bring you back to your middle school days of using gel pens!
Gel pens

3) Branch & Twig Assorted-Colored Pencils, 10-Pack, Approximately 5"L - My mom got me some bark pencils similar to this along with a coloring book when I was sick a while back. It was such a thoughtful gift and these pencils really put me in a coloring frame of mind.
Bark Coloring Pencils

4) Ohuhu 20 Colors Watercolor Brush Marker Pens W/ A Water Coloring Brush, Soft Flexible Tip for Adult Coloring Books, Manga, Comic, Calligraphy - These watercolor markers are at the top of my wish list to get! I really think they'll take my adult coloring game to a full new level. 
Watercolor Brush Pens

There you have it, my personal favorite adult coloring books and those which I am dying to try out! Have you tried adult coloring yet? Do you find it to be a relaxing and fun activity? Comment below and let me know your thoughts!

17 Adult Coloring Books To Relax and Inspire

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Thursday, June 1

Jamberry June Specials and New Releases

Holy wow! There is SO MUCH new and amazing stuff for June that I decided I needed to dedicate an entire post to it. Read on to see what's new and what the specials are!

Jamberry's new Style Essentials Starter Kit
The unveiling of the new Style Essentials Starter Kit.

Style Essentials Starter Kit

First things first, Jamberry just launched a NEW consultant starter kit that is truly PERFECT for anyone wanting to try a little of everything at a discount and then enjoy earning 30% back on all future purchases. You can then start your own fun business to earn extra income, throw a few parties with your friends to earn yourself lots of freebies, or just enjoy your new products and discount and never sell a thing if you don't want. The choice is yours!!

The Style Essentials Starter Kit costs $200 (with free shipping) and is a $264 value! It is a complete experience! In addition to providing you with the supplies you need to start your business off strong, this product focused kit gives you the opportunity to try out an assortment of our best-selling products!

Jamberry's new Style Essentials Starter Kit
A look inside the Style Essentials Starter Kit!
Kit Contents:
2 Standard Nail Wraps (of your choice!)
Deluxe Tool Kit
Mini Application Kit
Nourish Hand Creme (4oz)
Cuticle Remover Pen
Cuticle Oil Pen
Mini Heater
Nail Wrap & Lacquer Remover
Gel Top Coat
Gel Base Coat
Gel Color Coat - Beauty Sleep
LED Curing Lamp
$25 Marketing Material Credits (to purchase business supplies such as catalogs, samples, or business cards)
3 Months of Personal Website

If you'd like more information about this amazing new starter kit (or our old business builder starter kit) contact me anytime!

Put the 'Man' Back Into Mani - Father's Day Promo

Jamberry Black Deluxe Tool Kit - Perfect Father's Day Gift

Celebrate Father's Day with the men in your life by giving them a unique and useful gift - our Black Deluxe Tool Kit! This product which was available during the 2016 holiday season is being brought back so you can give it to dad (or any other special man in your life) to help them get the perfect, well groomed look.This isn't just for men though, it would make a fantastic gift to give to yourself as well! I love my Deluxe tool kit and so does my husband (he often steals my tools!).
Even better, you can get it for an amazing discount! That's right, this kit which was originally $40 | C$50 will now be offered for $30 | C$37.50. This promotion which begins June 1, will run for 10 days only so make sure you get in on this discount while you can!


Limited Edition Jamberry ColorPop lacquer - Beach Please

Enjoy the waves in this month's ColorPop, 'Beach Please'. This stunning aqua color lacquer will get you in the tropical state of mind. Whether you're wearing it on its own, or pairing it with your favorite summer wrap, this color is a MUST-HAVE for your lacquer collection. Be sure to catch a bottle before they float away! Available only while supplies last.
Limited Edition Jamberry ColorPop lacquer - Beach Please
'Beach Please' ColorPop lacquer.

June's JamSquad Incentive

Jamberry June JamSquad Incentive

Jamberry June JamSquad IncentiveEach month Jamberry comes out with a fun new incentive for new consultants. During June, when you join Jamberry and sell $200 worth of product (all between June 1 at 12:00 a.m. MT and June 30 at 11:59 p.m. MT), you will receive an exclusive Jamberry Summer Tumbler.

The Summer Tumbler features one of our favorite summer, chic wraps - Calypso - and it will be the perfect accessory to keep you hydrated this season. If you order the new Style Essentials Starter Kit you will automatically earn this cute tumbler!

Sister's Style Exclusive: Sometime In June

Jamberry June Sister Style Exclusive Sometime In June
Sometime in June” showcases a stunning arrangement of wild flowers over a deep green backdrop and a navy blue plaid design that refuses to go unnoticed. Try pairing this matte mixed-mani with “Sweet Summertime”, “Lagoon”, and/or “Grapefruit” for a show-stopping look! I think this look is perfect for an early summer picnic! Available through June 30th.

Throwback Thursday - With A Twist!

Jamberry Throwback Thursday With A Twist - Rose Gold Metallic and Moon Glass Twist

Drum Roll Please…the first big Throwback Thursday reveal is finally here and I know you are going to LOVE these two gorgeous wraps - Rose Gold Metallic and Moon Glass Twist! The unmatched beauty and elegance of Rose Gold makes this wrap a total showstopper (as well as right on trend). For Moon Glass Twist, we’ve taken the silver swirls of the original design and turned them a sparkling copper color. The two wraps paired together are truly metallic perfection!
Available now through Wednesday, June 14th WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! Rose Gold Metallic has been hugely demanded lately so I definitely expect it to sell out before the 14th. Get yours soon if you want a sheet.

Jamberry Throwback Thursday With A Twist - Rose Gold Metallic and Moon Glass Twist

Rose Gold Metallic paired with Moon Glass Twist.

There will be a new set of Throwback Thursday wraps every two weeks throughout this summer! 

June Hostess Exclusive

The June Hostess exclusive wrap can only be earned by hosting a qualifying party during the month of June! With a traditional glossy finish, this wrap features dainty, pastel colored flowers atop a red background. Pair this feminine wrap with “Tidepool”, “Metallic Gold Stripe” and/or “Caribbean Coral” for an altogether stunning finish!

Contact me today to get your June Facebook party scheduled.

There you have it all of the new products and specials as of June 1st. If you'd like to stay up to day as new things come out with Jamberry come on over to my Jamberry Facebook page and give it a "like"!