Why I’m having a Jamberry party!

Disclosure: Occasionally I like to review products that I love because I want to share them with others. This is not a sponsored post. I received a free sample of Jamberry wraps from Michelle who is a Jamberry Independent Consultant. All opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product and not influenced in any way.

I’ve loved painting my nails since I was old enough to do so, the more bright and colourful the design the better! I always struggled to re-create some of the amazing nail art you see on places like Pinterest however, lines and dots I can do… making a mini masterpiece? No chance!

That’s usually when I turn to false nails, press on nails, stickers, wraps… you name it, I’ve tried it and with varying results. Some have managed to last a day or so, others didn’t even make it past the second nail as they were far too fiddly to apply, which is why I was somewhat dubious when Michelle told me about these new Jamberry wraps.

When I expressed my doubts, she was more than happy to let me try them out for myself and let me pick from a choice of two sample designs. As soon as my mini kit arrived I had to try them right away.

The sample kit (which you can request here) comes with a sheet of wraps, nail prep wipe, orange stick, nail file, and simple step-by-step instructions which are very easy to follow and takes no time at all:

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My first impressions were good, they weren’t too fiddly and stuck to my nails without any bumps and I couldn’t see any signs of them wanting to budge:

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I then decided to test the wraps to see just how good they were, I deliberately wasn’t gentle with them and after a week of gardening, DIY, housework, showers and so on they still looked EXACTLY the same:

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As you can see above, the only difference is the fact you can see my nails have grown since I first applied them. Despite being so resilient, you can easily remove the wraps by soaking your nails in nail polish remover and gently peeling them off, which won’t damage your nails.

I had so many lovely compliments whilst I was wearing my wraps, even total strangers were asking me about my nails! If that wasn’t enough to convince me, the HUGE range of designs certainly was.

So why am I telling you all this? Well, I’m excited that I’ve finally found a product that actually works for a change and I’m having an online party on Tuesday 24th May at 7pm were you can find out more about Jamberry, take part in games and win prizes! All you need to do is log in to Facebook and comment on the party posts. I hope to see you there!

So much to do, so little time to do it…

Hello again! It looks like this will be yet another summary post as I’ve been rushed off my feet again and my free time is now spent volunteering for the British Heart Foundation which is a very important charity to me, and I really enjoy helping out in our local store.

♥ I’m sad to see yet another chapter in the Harry Potter world come to an end, as Pottermore announced they are going to “move beyond the gates of Hogwarts” and change the site as we know it. I have loved exploring every single moment/chapter of Harry’s story and Hogwarts, and I shall miss it terribly. If you’re a member, don’t forget to download your personalised certificate by the 16th September!

♥ David and I visited the National Media Museum in Bradford, and I definitely recommend a visit if you’re ever in the area. There are loads of things to see and plenty of interactive sections (including a floor of old arcade and console games, which you can play) and best of all entry is free!

♥ We have also been to the Bradford Classic Car Show, Passion for Power Classic Motor Show, Ormskirk MotorFest and The Oulton Park Gold Cup, all of which were entirely different styles of car show, but all equally entertaining (although I will always have a soft spot for the MotorFest because it’s my hometown).

♥ It was Bailey’s first birthday on the 21st August and I can’t believe how much he’s grown already! Naturally he was spoilt rotten by us and had a lovely mini birthday cake and his favourite food for dinner.

♥ I’ve put my Lilac Fairy on hold for now, as I just don’t have enough to time to sit down and concentrate on it at the moment. Instead I’ve been working on smaller projects, such as this monogram pendant and chocolate cupcakes:

♥ Wedding planning is picking up speed now, even though we’ve done a lot, there’s still SO much more to sort out! I would be completely lost if it wasn’t for Weddingspot, which has been fantastically helpful so far. I’m also very excited for my next dress fitting with Kirsty at the end of the month!

♥ I’m loving the latest products from Lush at the moment, especially The Experimenter (which is an explosion of rainbow colours) and Pink Flamingo, which smells divine. Skydancer is also gorgeous, and it’s for a good cause too!

♥ Finally, we went to see The Man from U.N.C.L.E. the other week, which was pure brilliance:

Refreshed by a rose…

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how much I love the Younique makeup range, in which I explained how impressed I was with the products.

For my birthday, I was given some gorgeous new pigments (Confident, Dignified, Empowered and Regal), an eye brush set and a bottle of natural rose water, which is AMAZING!

I suffer from eczema and I have tried many types of emollients with not much success… but after three days of using the rose water, I’m already seeing a drastic improvement!

If you like to order some Younique for yourself, I’m currently hosting a Younique Virtual Party until the 29th March, so please check out the link and have a look at the fantastic range of products available.

A “Younique” Kind Of Makeup

I don’t usually make posts like these, but a few weeks ago, my lovely friend Michelle introduced me to a new range of makeup called Younique. It’s naturally based, hypo-allergenic, paraben free, talc free, gluten free AND cruelty free!

I have to admit I was hesitant at first, as some items are a bit pricey, and makeup isn’t something I’m exactly au fait with. However, after trying the 3D Fiber Lashes I was convinced enough to buy not only the lashes, but the lip gloss and eye shadow too!

You certainly get your money’s worth, as a little goes a long way and the quality is amazing! Interested? Not convinced? Well let me tell you a bit more about the products I’ve tried so far…

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes:

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As someone who is always struggling to find a mascara that shows up enough with my glasses, I was amazed at how well this works! A set is £23 and you get a case, full instructions, transplanting gel and natural fibers.

Lucrative Lip Gloss:

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This has to be my favourite Younique product so far! I’m wearing the Lavish shade in the picture. You only need to use a little for a big impact and best of all it doesn’t leave your lips feeling sticky! I also like the handy little mirror on the side of the bottle. There are currently 10 different shades and cost £12 each.

Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder:

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There are 32 gorgeous different shades of pigment to chose from, so deciding which one to try first was almost impossible! In the end I went for Awestruck and I love how light it feels on my eyelids. The great thing with these pigments is that you can use them in all kinds of ways, including face paints, temporary hair colouring and custom nail polish! One pot costs £10.

I’m looking forward to the arrival of my next delivery and I can’t wait to try out and review the rest of the range!

For even more products and how to become a Younique presenter yourself, please visit Younique By Michelle for details.