Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A "How-To" and A {Giveaway}

Hi Ladies, my name is Amanda Hicks, and I am about to rock your world by telling you how to get a salon quality, perfect manicure from the comfort of your own home, in a fraction of the time, with your blow-dryer! Yep! I said it, your Blow-Dryer!! 
 First off, I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Erin for allowing me to share to her wonderful readers, YOU, about the amazing world of Jamberry Nail Shields. 
 So how do you do Jamberry nails?!  Well let me show you just how easy it is!
First, gather all your manicure (or pedicure) materials.  Here’s a list of what you’ll need {and I bet you already have most, if not all of this, already lying around the house} It’s just fabulous I tell ya!
This is what you’ll need:
·         Jamberry Nail Shields (
·         Blow-dryer
·         Alcohol {or nail polish remover}
·         Cotton Balls (not pictured)
·         Orange Stick or Cuticle Pusher
·         Nail Buffer
·         Nail file, Scissors, and/or Clippers
·         Nail Brush (optional)
·         Tweezers (optional)
·         Jamberry Cuticle Oil (optional)
Here is a full sheet of Jamberry Nail Shields up close. These are the Zebra Jamberry’s, aren’t they cute & sassy??!!

Here’s what you do:
Step 1:  Wash your hands and clean nails with nail polish remover or alcohol.  {I always use blue Dial soap to wash my hands & alcohol because my nail beds are a little oily}
Step 2:  Cut and file nails to your desired length and shape.
Step 3: Push back your cuticle and lightly buff the top of your nail {just enough to get the nail shine off}.  Then clean nail once more with alcohol and let dry.
Step 4: Match your nail (finger or toe) to the nail shield that best fits.  Cut the shield in half. (Note: each shield provides two applications) – I’m telling you, they’re just wonderful!  ;)
Step 5 (my favorite part!): Peel off nail shield and warm with a blow-dryer for 10-15 seconds or until the shield is soft and flexible. {I use tweezers so my fingers don’t get too hot from the blow-dryer, and see how the shield is cut in half?}

Step 6: When the shield is warm, press the shield onto the nail. Apply firm pressure around the edges so the shield adheres to your nail.  Use a rubber cuticle pusher to seal the shield around the cuticle.  {Extra TIP: I usually apply a little more heat for a few more seconds once the shield is on, until the shield slightly curves around the edge of my nail. Then I apply some more pressure to create a good seal – there’s no such thing as too much heat or pressure}
Step 7: Trim the top with scissors and file off remaining shield using a downward motion to remove the excess.

Step 8: Apply heat and pressure to the shield again until it is sealed to your nail & TADA perfect Manicure!!! 

So I did one hand to show you, and look how many shields I still have left over on my set!!

 Jamberry offers over 250 nail designs and patterns, including French and Reverse Tips, Solid colors, and Sparkle {glitter} colors without the hassle of glitter nail polish.   You can shop from the comfort of your home, online at and browse the awesome selection of adorable and affordable nail designs.  I also have an awesome application video that shows you just how easy Jamberry’s are. You can go to:

Thank you so much Amanda for this AMAZING how-to and hosting a giveaway for the It's All About "E" followers!!!
So how can YOU WIN a free set of Jamberry Nails??
Leave a comment below telling me which design from Amanda's website if your favorite (1 entry)
Follow It's All About "E", leave a comment telling me your a follower (1 entry)
And go over to Amanda's facebook page here and like her page and leave a comment saying what Jamberry design you want to win! (1 entry)
Winner will be announced next Friday!


  1. I think monster mania is my favorite in light of the halloween season! :)
    I "liked" Amanda's page and I'm about to become a follower!!
    I would love to win the purple and green and black plaid ones!!


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