Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I've decided to take a blog break.

I've decided to take a blog break. I don't know for how long, it feels like the time to do something else for a while. I may post something along, along and I might not. Until then gonna miss you friends. I have a few last scheduled post on facebook and a few giveaways that run until March 10, have fun entering those and good luck.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Giveaway Linky Thursday 2/19/15

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweepstakes 3rd Annual Wedding Extravaganza

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Wedding Extravaganza Event! We are excited to bring you this annual event, and hope it helps out a few Brides to Be! This event is hosted by Dixieland Reviews and Co-Hosted by Mom 'N Daughter Savings, Joyful Gifts by Julie, Giveaway Bandit, A Mom's Paradise, Simply Sherryl, The Frugal Exerciser, Nolie's Place, Maple Mouse Mama, Susie's Reviews, Southern Mom Loves & The Noise of Boys. Sponsors for this event are: 9th & Elm, Paparazzi by Mary Perrotto, Chelsea Row by Nicole Casey, Our World Travel, Origami Owl by Anna Depalma, JewelScent by Jody Tyson, BeautiControl by Jaime Arca, La Bella Baskets by Julie. Please read these terms and conditions as you are agreeing to them by entering this event.  This event is open to residents of the U.S. & Canada, age 18+.  The very first entry on the tool below is the only mandatory entry and it must be completed.  All other entries on all tools, are optional, however for each task you complete, you get extra chances to win. All winning entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified via email and will have 24 hours from the time stamp on the email to respond, if no response is received, winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen. Not responsible for late or misdirected emails. Please add to your email safe list so you don't miss the email if you win. Winners will be announced on our winners page only after they have responded to the winning email. This event is not associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site. Winners are responsible for any taxes or fees. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Grand prize winner is responsible for paying the air fare from their local airport to St Thomas, USVI. Grab our App!! Makes entering any time/any place, super easy! If you have an Android-based phone, get our new App and you can enter our events easily while waiting in line to pick up the kids or at the park or anywhere! Get it at the Google Play Store! Prizes:  
One winner will receive a  Wedding Gown, of the Brides choice, valued up to $500.  If a gown costing more than $500 is chosen, then sponsor will pay $500 towards said gown. arv: $500  (Our World Travel- Get Cash Back on ALL your Travel! )
One winner will receive a Tux Rental for the Groom + up to 4 Groomsmen! Arv: $500 (Our World Travel-Get Cash Back on Flights, Cruises, Hotels and more! )
One lucky winner will receive this cute set of Engraved His & Hers Wine Glasses! Arv: $39 (9th & Elm- Shop 9th & Elm for the best selection of jewelry, clothing, accessories, decor and home specialty items! )
One lucky winner will get to choose FIVE pieces of jewelry from Paparazzi by Mary Perrotto! Arv: $25 Read about it here.
One lucky winner will get this gorgeous necklace from Chelsea Row by Nicole Casey! Arv: $44 Read about it here.
One lucky winner will get this beautiful necklace representing all things wedding, from Origami Owl by Anna Depalma! Arv: $84  Read about it here.
One lucky winner will win this scrumptious  Signature Pink Champagne Candle from JewelScent by Jody Tyson.  Arv: $24 Read about it here.
One lucky winner will win this BeautiControl Professional SkinCare Tool and BC Spa Microderm Apeel for Face  from BeautiControl by Jaime Arca! Arv $80 Read about it here.
One lucky winner will win this great picture from which is perfect for your Bbridesmaid, & can be personalized, from La Bella Baskets by Julie! Arv: $30 Read about it here Grand Prize: 
One Lucky winner will get a 5 night all inclusive stay at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, USVI!! arv: $3625!! (Our World Travel-Get cash back for every bit of travel you book!) I love St. Thomas!! Whoever wins this, make sure you go over to Megan's Bay while you're there! This package includes 5 nights hotel stay and the all-inclusive package.  It does NOT include Air Fare to St. Thomas.  St. Thomas is considered part of the United States, so US Citizens do not need a passport or visitors visa. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees.   To read about what will be included in the all inclusive package, read about it here There's another wedding giveaway!  Once you enter this giveaway, come check out the giveaway for a $40,000.00 (YES, that is Forty Thousand Dollars), Wedding Package from Funjet Weddings and Palace Resorts!! You can read about it here. Good luck and Congratulations to all the engaged couples!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sweepstakes 3 Winners of the Super Baby Food Book


Welcome to the Super Baby Food Book Review & Giveaway

We are going to have 3 Winners of the Super Baby Food Book!!

Hosted by Gone Klippin’ Krazy and group of great bloggers!
Sponsored by Super Baby Food
This Giveaway Ends 02/26/15 11:59 PM EST
Have you been looking for a way, a method, or recipes to feed you baby or toddler in a healthier manner? Then I assure you I have found the solution. The Super Baby Food book, written by Ruth Yaron, is like no other book when it comes to healthy eating for our kids! The wealth of information included in this book is considered by some the "bible of baby food". This book holds all the answers when it comes to adopting healthier foods and diet for our children. You can start when they are infants or start making changes now for your toddler.
This book is not a lot of heavy reading, rather, grocery lists, recipes, planning and techniques for feeding your little ones. I love the recommended food staples list. Sometimes the hardest part is having the right ingredients when you need them. Put the easy into preparing your baby's food.
Many of us think about cooking healthier for our babies and toddlers. But, it can seem overwhelming or sounds like a lot of work to start making your own baby food. The Super Baby Food book guides you and takes the guesswork out of it. You CAN feed your child with this guide of what, when and how to feed you baby. Super Baby Food keeps it easy and simple for you.
  • Over 350 Recipes
  • Green Baby information
  • Money Saving Tips
I love the super easy ways to use fruits and vegetables in their everyday diet. Try a banana dog or make quick and easy banana pancakes. This book is a must have and I am now able to add nutrition to each and every meal. You can purchase Super Baby Food at Amazon. You can also visit Barnes & Noble and download for a kindle!
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And now the exciting part…“Super Baby Food” has generously offered to sponsor a GIVEAWAY! There will be 3 winners of a copy of the Super Baby Food, 3rd ed., Ruth Yaron. This is a 6 x 9 softcover book with 560 pages with a value of $19.95 ea. You can enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. Make sure you enter NOW and good luck!! OPEN US Only
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sweepstakes 2 DVD Bearstein Bear Valentine Treat

*kaboom! Entertainment provided a copy for my family to review and sponsoring an additional giveaway.

Are you looking for a Beary special valentine gift? A tried and true family favorite is the Berenstain Bears. Snuggle up with your little ones and take in I Love Brother Bear and I Love Sister Bear, on 2 dvds. Each disc runs 90 minutes, that is a total of 180 minutes of wholesome bear facts. 

I always enjoyed the Berenstain Bears growing up. I remember them were I was a little girl and happy my boys can enjoy them. Each episode show good morals and values. I feel free to let them watch and know it quality shows.

Kaboom! Entertainment released I Love Brother Bear and I Love Sister Bear on January 13, 2015 in the U.S. and you can connect with kaboom! Entertainment via Facebook and Twitter. Both are available to purchase on Amazon.

 I Love Brother Bear Disc Info:

Synopsis: Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your best friend Brother Bear. Watch as Brother Bear gets ready for Valentine’s Day, as he lends a hand in cleaning out his neighbor’s attic, grows his own sweet corn and learns the meaning of working hard.

Catch the Bus
Jump Rope Contest
The Hiccup Cure
Moving Day
Double Dare
Grow it
Lend A Helping Hand
The Big Election
Trouble with money
At the Giant Mall
Showdown At Birder’s Wood

I Love Sister Bear Disc. Info:

Synopsis: Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your best friend Sister Bear. Watch as Sister Bear shows us the meaning of friendship as she plans the perfect fishing trip for the family, helps Brother Bear make a scare crow and learns that friends come in all shapes and sizes.

Go Up and down
Count Their Blessings
Slumber Party
Homework Hassle
The In Crowd
Trouble at School
Female Fullback
That Stump MNust Go
Big Bear, Small Bear
Hug and Make Up
House of Mirrors

One lucky US winner will bring home I Love Brother Bear and I Love Sister Beartwo disc set!! Ends 2/25 11:59PM.

*kaboom! Entertainment provided a copy for my family to review and sponsoring an additional giveaway.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Giveaway Linky Thursday 2/12/15

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sweepstakes John Paul Pet Valentine's Giveaway

John Paul Pet Valentine's Giveaway

Sponsor: John Paul Pet
Prize: John Paul Pet Super Bright Shampoo, 8 oz. Oatmeal Conditioning Rinse and Tooth & Gum Wipes
We are all familiar with the John Paul Mitchell name in hair care products. Co-founder, John Paul DeJoria revolutionized the hair care industry by banning animal testing on his products over 30 years ago. John’s extensive knowledge in formulating products for hair and skin care have also led to new standards for pet grooming and hygiene products which has led to John Paul Pet and a variety of shampoos, conditioners, sprays and pet wipes. John Paul’s shampoo and conditioners are balanced for pets sensitive skin and their needs and the entire line is tested on humans first to verify their safety and effectiveness for pets.
Dates: 2/7-2/21
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Disclosure: Life Is A SandCastle did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Sweepstakes Dancing Deer Baking Co. Giveaway

Dancing Deer Baking Co. Brownie & Cookie Gift Box Giveaway

Dancing Deer Baking Companies two best-selling flavors in one delightful gift box, 8 Molasses Clove cookies and 4 "America’s Best" Chocolate Chunk brownies.
Dates: 2/7-2/21
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!
Disclosure: Life Is A SandCastle did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, February 6, 2015

SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts Collection

*VALENTINE'S DAY 2015 FROM SINFULCOLORS - Flirt With Hearts was provided as sample to try.

While your shopping this weekend & next week for Valentine's Day, don't forget your nails. $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other retailers pick up SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts collection.

I actually tried 4 colors. The Love Sprinkles, Pink Glitter, Daredevil, and Decadent. The pink glitter was my favorite, it was a light shade of pink with a little shiny, not to edgy. 

Below, I painted a white sheet of paper and scan it. They are much more shiny and lively in person. First you can see the Love Sprinkles is clear coated and well pink sprinkled with white hearts in it.

The Next one is the Daredevil on top. The two under it is the Daredevil with Decadent layer. Then Daredevil and Love Sprinkles on it. I liked that combination.

The third row is the Decadent. A clear coat with the red with metallic flakes in it.

The last row is Pink Glitter, it was my personal favorite.

The SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts collection includes:
24/7: hottest pink 
Daredevil: A pop of neon pink
Decadent: Dazzling red with metallic flakes
Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry
GoGo Girl: A sleek and sexy candy-apple red
Love Sprinkles: Bubble gum pink gleaming with white hearts and flecks of glitter
Pinky Glitter: Bright pink with a splash of sparkle
Rise and Shine: The perfect teal

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*Disclosure Sample was received for review. No other compensation. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Giveaway Linky Thursday 2/5/15

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sweepstakes Fisher Price Aptivity Case for the ipad mini or Ipad 1 or 2 HD

Fisher Price Aptivity Case Giveaway for the ipad mini or Ipad 1 or 2 HD. .

This giveaway is hosted by
Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands,
Katriza from Everything Home Life
Maryam from Elite Mama.
We are excited to give one reader this awesome little aptivity case, that is more than just a case. This case is perfect for your preschooler who is learning to read and write.  Weather you have an ipad mini or an ipad 1, 2, 3 that your child uses, you can use this aptivity case to help improve your child's letter recognition and writing. You can also download other Fisher Price aptivity games and learning apps at the app store.  childplayingwithipadminicase
  Here's some product details:
  • Available in blue or pink
  • Clear protective screen helps keep your iPad mini/Ipad 2 safe!
  • Use with any app or download our FREE Create & Learn App, available on the App Stores
  • Attached stylus
  • Easy-grip side handles for extra safety
  • Lets kids enjoy their very own apps while protecting mom or dad's device
  • Sized just right for kids to hold
  • Includes a stylus and 13 double sided augmented reality cards for use with free app
  • Kids can navigate through the alphabet and use the stylus and unique fonts to write letters and words as well as use the art tools and activities to color, do puzzles or draw.
Giveaway Details: Please note, this is a giveaway for a Fisher Price Aptivity case. We are not giving away an ipad. You will need to confirm when you enter the giveaway that you understand this by telling us which apple device you have. This giveaway is open to those 18 years and older with a valid email address that you will be contacted with if you are to win. Heather from "Mommy Only Has 2 Hands" is responsible for the distribution of this giveaway. Because this is a giveaway, we do not warranty the product. Any defect to the product must be reported within 48 hours if it needs to be replaced.  Fisher Price Aptivity Case for Ipad Mini or Ipad 2   

Sweepstakes $250 Amazon or PayPal

New DR Social Giveaway  

Welcome to our Be our Valentine (Winners Choice) Giveaway!
Sponsored by Dr. Social
Hosted by Bonkers4coupons
Are you searching the internet for the best physician reviews? Finding the right doctor has never been so easy!
About Dr. Social:
Dr Social. org is a remarkable online community for finding the best reviews on physicians in your area. It was in 2011 when Dr. Niccolò Trentanove the founder of Dr. Social was surfing the internet looking to find his children a new pediatrician. Like many parents, some of his important factors was to find a physician who had high credentials, was an expert in his children specific medical needs and provided with excellent outcomes from patients and clinics. Even though that doesn’t seem difficult to do, it was for him as he was amazed that there was not a website that hosted such information. That is when he envisioned a website that could provide others the same as he was seeking. He envisioned a website community where patients could find doctors and read high quality reviews of a doctor who they seek. He also believed that Dr would empower and improve patient and physicians relationships.
On the Dr. Social website you have the ability to seek medical reviews, get the help you need and deserve before your visit. Their mission at Dr Social. org is to help you plan for your perfect physicians visit, improve current quality of care before and even after your visits. They achieve these goals by helping patients find the best quality of healthcare doctors throughout their review system community. This proactive community is available on the Dr.Social .org website in which allows you to leave valuable feedback. When registering for free on their site, you will be given an online identifier to engage with your questions or concerns. You have the ability to read about other physicians and write your own review about yours. Take advance of using the “Ask a Doctor Forum” it’s extremely helpful to get all your questions or concerns answered by a medical profession. So as you see, Dr. Social makes an impact on your health through it’s online community. Creating an online profile will not only help you but allows other members know about your experiences with doctors you encounter with, meet your highest credentials and qualifications to meet your needs.   Winner's Choice Giveaway Dr. Social. org is offering one lucky reader a chance to win their choice in $250 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash. To enter this giveaway through the Giveaway Tools form below You are required to sign up for Dr. Remember it's free! All entries will be verified prior to winner being selected. Feel free to leave a review on a current doctor or one that you have used. Giveaway starts on February 3rd at 11:59pm EST and ends on February 17th at 11:59 P.M. The giveaway will be open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18+ to enter. Good Luck!    
Bonkers4coupons and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. Bonkers4coupons received compensation for hosting such giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway. (Michele at

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sweepstakes Culinary Gadgets $250 Total Package

Deliciously Savvy's Culinary Gadgets Giveaway ~ Ends 2/26

Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy
Co-Hosted BY:
PLUS a big thank you to all other blogs promoting this giveaway!

Welcome to the Culinary Gadgets Giveaway! 1 Lucky Winner Will Receive all of the products below!

A Big Thank You & Shout Out To Each Of The Sponsors Below!

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive:

KitchenPalz Smooth Edge Automatic Electric Can Opener

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($39.99 ARV)
Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle - 3 Pack Giveaway
Any Questions or Concerns email me at Dinner & Movie Deal

Cupid’s arrow has hit: it’s dinner & a movie!

This Valentine’s Day, escape the chill and cozy up for a night out with your loved ones! Enjoy a romantic dinner and a blockbuster hit with Specials by Dinner & a Movie deal. This offer includes two movie tickets and a $100 eGift card for only $30—an unbeatable 76% savings.

Check out hot movies titles like the “The Seventh Son,” “In the Heart of the Sea” or “Jupiter Ascending. Treat your Valentine kiddos to “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water. Or grab the gals and gear up for some saucy scenes in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

From friends and family to husbands and wives, Specials by Dinner & a Movie is the perfect way to say “I e-love you!”

Spread the love and take advantage of this deal today.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Sweepstakes Handmade Beauty Box

Welcome to the

Handmade Beauty Box Giveaway

Sponsored by Handmade Beauty Box

Organized by Budget Earth

Looking for fun weekend projects for the weekend where you can enjoy spoiling yourself or having a pamper party with your favorite girls? If so, we think you will love the Handmade Beauty Box! This do-it-yourself beauty subscription box service delivers high-end, achievable beauty and spa products right to your door. In the box, you will find everything you need to create some of your own toiletries and cosmetics, including lotions, lipsticks, nail polish, mineral makeup, foots scrubs, and more! Each project also uses only the highest quality, wholesome ingredients such as essential oils, shea butter, pure pigments, and salts in the boxes to make sure all the projects are not only luxurious, but natural. As well, many of them can be customized to suit your individual skin tone or color preference. All the projects are also have pre-measured ingredients and step by step instructions, making it easy for everyone to make projects. If you get stuck for some reason or want to modify the receipt, you can go the their blog to watch video tutorials or get other ideas. To learn more about this box, check out Budget Earth's review of their Homemade Lipstick Box for February! Want to try this box for yourself? We are excited to be working with the Handmade Beauty Box on this awesome giveaway! Three lucky reader will win a Handmade Beauty Box! To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the giveaway form!

Handmade Beauty Box Giveaway

  • Three lucky reader will win a Handmade Beauty Box ($30 value).
  • Open to US Only.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Gleam via
  • Sweepstakes ends February 15th at 11:59pm ET.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Budget Earth and associated bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the giveaway form means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sweepstakes Kohl's $100 Gift Card

Kohl's always has the best lines of clothing,accessories and more. Of course they always keep things fresh and new with fantastic collections and additions to their already fantastic line of merchandise. Here are some great new additions you can see in the next few months that are sure to appeal to everyone. kohlsgiveaway

Welcome to the Kohl's 100 Gift Card Giveaway
Sponsored by Kohl's
Hosted by Conservamom
Disney's Cinderella, a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad Press Kit Launching in mid-February, the collection includes graphic inspiration pulled from the original animated “Cinderellafilm and elegant elements such as bows and tulle in a soft, pastel palette. Priced from $44-$80, Disney’s Cinderella, a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad includes tank tops, relaxed tees, full skirts and mid-length and maxi dresses. kohlscinder Trying to get fit this new year? Here's your chance to make a proactive change. Kohl’s Make Your Move: Move more. Stress less. Eat and sleep better. Wherever, however you begin, there’s no better time to make your move with Kohl’s. Kohl’s expanded its national brand assortment with Puma®, fitbit®, Gaiam® and Nike. Kohl’s also recently launched a “Make Your Move” campaign to help costumers lead a healthy lifestyle. This is a fantastic Active Apparel Solution for the entire Family! kohls1
Puma® performance tee for him ($30) kohls4
FILA SPORT® performance leggings for her ($45) kohls5
SO® crop dance tee and capri leggings for girls ($20 and $30)
or How about some great Get Fit Accessories!
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Whatever you decide to get here's your chance to win big! Enter for your chance to win a $100 Kohl's Gift card! Giveaway is open to US only and ends on 2/17 at 11:59pm!
Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US residents, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

Sweepstakes $100 Amazon GC

Hosted and sponsored by Freebiequeen13 Contests And Freebies
Prize: 1 winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card
Eligibility: Open To US/CA 18+
Dates: 2/1/15-2/15/15

Showing my fans some Valentine's love with this awesome giveaway! Enter below! Good luck! This giveaway is not associated with any social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. None of the other blogs listed are responsible for prize fulfillment. Only Freebiequeen13 Contests And Freebies is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sweepstakes Jamberry Nails - Application Kit & Nail Wrap

This February Wife.Mother.Teacher is bringing you a review & giveaway of Jamberry Nails, provided by Julia at Jamberry Nails. Julia is an independent consultant & got ahold of us last month to see if we could partner on an upcoming giveaway and we were thrilled to say yes. 

I had heard of Jamberry Nails prior to her message but had never tried them personally. Julia sent me the Love Spell design (pictured below) just in time for Valentine's Day. (Psst... if you're dying to try these out right away, you can click over to Julia's site to see Love Spell plus hundreds of other great designs.)

Aren't they adorable?! I fell in love as soon as I saw the design and knew these were the ones for me. :)

To get started, lets answer a few basic questions you might have about Jamberry, starting with... 

What Are Jamberry Nail Wraps? 

Jamberry nail wraps are the latest way to accessorize your fingers and toes. Say goodbye to polish mess and dry times with this new nail treatment that can be applied at home in about fifteen minutes.

I'm A Little Picky About My Nail Designs, Will There Be Something To Fit Me? 

Jamberry has over 300 designs from French Tips to Sparkles, Collegiate to Sorority, even Solid Colors to Animal Instinct. Trust me - there will be a design for you!

How Long Do They Last?

Jamberry says their wraps will last up to two weeks on fingers & a month on toes.

But Aren't They Super Expensive?

Actually, no. For those of you that get professional manicures or fake nails applied, you're probably spending more than Jamberry nails would cost you to do yourself. Plus they are Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, so that makes it super affordable!

How Will I Know That I'll Like Them?

You're in luck - unlike so many other beauty companies, Julia offers a FREE sample of their product so that you can give it a try before investing in a full set. :)

Wife.Mother.Teacher's Review

What can I say y'all, I'm thrilled with my Jamberry Nails! In my pre-Total Money Makeover days I enjoyed pampering myself regularly - which included getting my nails done - but in recent years that has been an expense I gave up as we work on getting out of debt. So here's my great news... even someone in the midst of paying off debt could afford to splurge on Jamberry Nails every so often - they're only $15 dollars and that will get you 2 manicures, 2 pedicures plus a few extra to have as accent nails. Worst case scenario, that's a maximum of $3.25 for a full manicure or pedicure that would cost you closer to $40 at the salon when you get the B3G1 offer. :) 

Aside from cost, I'm totally pleased with the product itself. My nail wraps came packaged in a little envelope for easy storage between manicures and included very clear (and short - thank you!) directions. Julia knew I was a Jamberry virgin so she also directed me to a wonderful video tutorial that I found very helpful. (The video has GREAT ideas, that the directions on the nail wraps didn't include - if you're a Jamberry Virgin too, I would totally check it out.) 

In total, it took me 1 hour and 7 minutes from start to finish. I know what you're thinking, "But Tiffany, I don't have that much time to do my nails, are you crazy?!" Well here's the deal, the first 20 minutes was spent just filing my nails, buffing, taking off old nail polish, etc. (Meanwhile I kept playing that tutorial video on repeat, so I'm pretty sure my distraction with the video slowed me down a bit, LOL.) I knew that I was applying these as a part of a review. It's really important to me that I give my full honest opinion on a product so I knew that I needed to give my all to this application and that takes time. And lastly, I was a Jamberry virgin - I didn't know what I was doing and ended up being super meticulous because of it. Now that I've put on Jamberry nails once, I'm certain I would apply them much faster and honestly when you consider drying time of normal nail polish its really not that much different.

My nail wraps have been on for 5 days and they still look fantastic. I did notice that 2 or 3 had a little bit of lifting at the tips, but I think that's because this was my first application and I struggled a bit with my right hand. I just used the nail file to smooth them out and it hasn't been a problem. At the rate they're going I expect them to last at least 10 days. Lord knows that if I was wearing nail polish it would totally be chipped by now so this is a win in my book!

What do you think? I *LOVE* them! That being said there were a few issues I ran into that I will try to avoid in round two... 

1) Use a heater instead of a blow dryer if at all possible. 
Jamberry sells a cute little heater, but you could use just about any heater you already own. The blow dryer was a pain because it took both hands and even on low the nail wrap would get blown around and get stuck to my tweezers. Super annoying. Next time I'll be using a heater instead. :)

2) Cut apart your Jamberry Nail Sheet ahead of time.
This will help you pick the right size for each of your finger nails a little easier - I didn't do this and as you can see from this totally blurry picture (sorry!) on a few nails I picked the wrong size nail wrap and ended up with a tiny gap at the very edge of my nail. (Honestly my husband couldn't even see them until I pointed them out so you'd be fine without being super picky about it, but I wanted to make sure I gave full disclosure on this review. Keep in mind that I'm pulling down my skin with my thumb in this picture.) 

3) Before applying my second set of Jamberry nails for Valentine's I'll be investing in a cheap pair of manicure scissors. 
I used kitchen scissors & nail clippers and it was a bit of a nightmare trying to do my right hand since you can't actually use right handed scissors very well with your left hand. (Jamberry includes them in their optional application kit, FYI, but you don't need an application kit to apply the nails. That being said, the winner of this giveaway will not only get the nail wrap of their choice, but an application kit as well!)

Overall, I give Jamberry Nail Wraps an A. They are fun, beautiful, easy to apply, long lasting & budget friendly - not to mention that Julia from Jamberry Nails is an absolute peach!  

It's Giveaway Time...

One lucky winner will receive a Jamberry Application Kit & the Nail Wrap design of their choice. This giveaway is open to anyone with a US or Canada mailing address ages 18 and over. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below & while you wait to find out the results, make sure you request your FREE sample from Julia!