Monday, May 7, 2012

manic MANI MONDAY AND A GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

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We are super excited about this giveaway! I love the idea of having this fun damask design on my nails without having to wait for the polish dry/ having to create the design in general. Below I have created a tutorial on how to apply these nail shields from Jamberry Nails. The ones that I have on my nails are called Sunflower Damask and they were provided by our new friend, Tamara Bennett. Check out her Facebook page too. You could be trying one of the many designs from Jamberry for free! Just read on to see the tutorial and learn how to enter the giveaway!

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These are the nail shields as they come. Depending on your nail size situation, you could use this sheet for 2 manicures. The nails on my right hand are bigger than the nails on my left hand which....I just learned while putting these nail shields on. It's. Weird. Since this is the case, I could get 3 manicures out of one sheet. The shields also come with step by step instructions which, are very helpful.

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First, clean your nail with nail polish removed to get rid of any oil on the nail.

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File your nails to the shape of your liking and push back your cuticles.

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Figure out which size you need for your finger. Once you know, peel back the shield without touching the bottom/sticky part.

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Cut the shield in half (if your nails are short.) This will make it easier to place and you can save the other half for another mani, or for your other hand.

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Heat up the back of the nail shield for 10-15 seconds to make it more sticky.

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Place the shield on your nail. Make sure the shield isn't overlapping onto your skin anywhere. This happened to the first few nails I did so I heated up the shield again with the hair dryer, pulled it off slowly, and placed it in the right spot. It got much easier with each nail I did.

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Rub the shield on your nail to help it stick. I just used my finger but Jamberry recommends you use a rubber cuticle pusher. I found that my finger worked just fine.

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Cut off the excess shield close to your nail.

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File downward against your nail to remove the extra shield. Repeat all of these steps for each nail!

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Here are my nails all finished! You could also check out this video for instructions on how to apply these nail shields.

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So I'm sure you want to know how you can win your own sheet of nail shields! Here's what you need to do...

1. Be a follower of our blog.
2. Leave a comment below telling us which design is your favorite and your e-mail address. Only one entry per person.
 SIMPLE ENOUGH!

Visit Tamara's Jamberry page to choose your favorite nail shield design.

The winner will be randomly chosen from the comments and must be a follower of our blog.
The winner will receive one free set of nail shields in the design of their choosing.
Winner will be announced Saturday, May 12.

This giveaway closes Friday (May 11, 2012) night at 11:59 PM (central)




90 comments:

  1. there are so many amazing ones!! I think my favorite is the cupcakes or the decorative coral or the black and white damask. If I won I'd love for you guys to pick your favorite of the 3 :)

    Im a public blog follower.

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  2. That site was awesome, I definitely think choosing a favorite one was hard, It would be between the Black & Red Fleur-de-lis or the Blue Damask and the Dark Red floral
    Christie_anna@msn.com

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  3. I'm really enjoying checking out your blog. Now, I want pink hair again! I like the "sunflower damask" best. noey543@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  4. I AM a follower of your blog and I would LOVE to enter the giveaway for the nail shilds. I think my favorite is the breast cancer awareness or any others, they're all so awesome. Thank you!
    kamsmomusa@gmail.com

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  5. It's so hard to pick just ONE favorite! :-) I love the leopard, peace signs, blue damask, and dark blue paisley!
    sydney.mayfield10@gmail.com

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  6. I am definitely a follower of your blog!
    I love the mint green chevron & raspberry sparkle :D
    kaylanicole0317@aol.com

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  7. WHOAAAA what a great giveaway with so many to choose!!!
    I'm a follower of your blog, and would like to enter this giveaway. My favorite is WHITE SKULL ON BLACK :)
    Thank you so much for this giveaway!!

    zheng_yi_rong@yahoo.com

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  8. I love this giveaway!! :) I'd have to say that the gold matte lace is my favorite, it's so vintagey and classy!!

    rachelm.ostler@gmail.com

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  9. i love the cupcake sheet!! how adorable are those!! cant wait for the results :)

    kkelly027@yahoo.com

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  10. This is awesome!!! They're just like the Sally Hansen ones but they've got so many more choices too choose from! I want them all :P but my fave has to be: BLUE & RED FISH.
    Loving this giveaway :)

    I follow you guys through bloglovin :)
    chata_cris@hotmail.com

    xx
    Tina

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  11. Totally in love with the red and blue fish!
    beth.martenson@gmail.com

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  12. I've been following you guys on bloglovin for a while but now I'm also following you on blogger. Love the cupcake oneits my fave thx

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  13. Love. Love. Love. My favorite is the Netural Paisley. Classic with a little twist.
    ObviousObsession (at) gmail (dot) com

    Dodo Amber

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  14. Thank you for this site! If choosen,I would like the small multi polka . Taramitchell28@gmail.com

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  15. i love Black & Magenta Lace. it is soooo pretty!
    I follow you via GFC under Rebecca Zammit
    My email is becsta18@hotmail.com

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  16. I would LOVE the Black & Red Fleur-de-lis Lace!! SO BEAUTIFUL!
    Mestith@gmail.com

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  17. This is awesome. I'm such a righty, my right hand is always a mess. I'm in love with the mint green chevron. (iammrsferguson@gmail.com)

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  18. I really like the decorative coral! These are awesome. I always make a mess when painting my nails so I'd really like to try these!

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  19. Tangerine Modern Flower is adorable I would love to try that!
    laurenraeatkins@hotmail.com

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  20. Neutral fern is beautiful!
    avedslp@gmail.com

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  21. The cupcake and horse ones looks too cute!

    Angel
    angelszafranko@hotmail.com

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  22. I love the blue aloha flower, but they're all so cute!

    Garrett
    garrettnicole92@gmail.com

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  23. I've always wanted to learn how to do this, I like the Waterflower ones the best!

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  24. I have to pick one!!! This took forever but Colorful Modern Flower is my fave!

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  25. My favorite is magenta floral on clear. :)

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  26. Loving the black & white chevron! Simple yet edgy. :)

    tlbethards@gmail.com

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  27. My favorite is the Colorful Stars!!!! Gotta love anything with stars!!!

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  29. I am in love with all of them! But I would have to choose the Black & White Houndstooth because I am HUGE Bama fan and that design would be perfect for game days :)

    melissa.sherman18@gmail.com

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  30. I'm a follower :)
    theehiggins(at)roadrunner(dot)com

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  31. this is my newest favorite blog and i'm obsessed with your nail tutorials! my pinterest nail board is basically just pins of your nails, ha ha. my favorite mail shield is the small multi polka dot and i can be reached at danikaurivera@gmail.com. thanks for the chance to win!!

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  32. My daughter's and I follow your blog and they like the smiley face design. I'm glad they decided because I couldn't choose just one!!

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  33. Oh those are so cool! Anyone know how long the stay on? I love the coral and the dark blue pasley
    spottedpupclub81@yahoo.com

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    1. They are supposed to last for 2 weeks.

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    2. 2 weeks on fingers, 4-6 on toes. You can see more pics on my fb page! http://www.facebook.com/tamara.jamberrynails

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  34. I like the gold sparkle and the mint green chevron. So many amazing choices!

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  35. I LOVE the sunflower damask and multi-color chevron! They are just too perfect! I love doing my nails but hate waiting for them to dry and I usually end up smearing them :( but I wouldn't have to worry with these! Wonderful giveaway!

    marykatemattox@yahoo.com

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  36. I LOVE y'alls blog! It has so many great ideas! I love everything y'all post! I feel like I can relate with the posts because I am a craft savvy southern girl as well! I love this giveaway! I always have my nails done, and this looks so easy! Peacocks are my favorite animal (well it's more like an obsession...), so naturally I'd have to go with peacock as my favorite! :)

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  37. I love the Jamberry Nail Shield in Aqua Modern Diamond! Also, I follow your blog via Bloglovin'!
    Thanks for all the inspiration! Great Blog!

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  39. I really have more than 1 favorite, but i guess i would pick vibrant pinwheel. Love them


    jesslynnm22@yahoo.com

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  40. There are so many cute designs I am having a hard time choosing!!! But since I'm a mom with little girls and who loves lots of different colors I'm gonna go with the COLORFUL POLKA. Neat giveaway!!

    tjandkd@gmail.com

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  41. They are all soo pretty, but my favorite would probobly be black & white damask! chocolatelover1206@att.net

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  42. Love checking your blog posts every day!! The leopard damask is hands down my favorite and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have!! n.lynnscott@gmail.com Thanks for the opp!

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  43. love your blog ladies! it's hard to pick a fave but i like the mint green chevron,sunflower damask,and the bright whimsical swirl. beth.stafford12@gmail.com

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  44. i am with you. i love the sunflower denmask!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  45. Love the Black and Magenta Lace! They are all so pretty!

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  46. Love the Turquoise & Pink Polka especially!! My email is: toujoursfia at gmail dot com.

    Thanks so much!!!

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  47. Would these work on toes? Are they big enough?!
    I'm a teacher, and don't think I could get away with having them on my fingers during class! (But summer vacation, hello pretty nails!).

    I LOVE the pink roses one!

    lja207 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes they do work on toes! Yay!

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    2. A friend of mine is a teacher, she wears them on her toes at work and the kids love them. She has even given my business card to some momma's!

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  48. My favorite is the "Pink & white Heart Collage"- so girly!


    I follow your blog via bloglovin. My e-mail address is rachel@lifeunsweetened.com

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  49. Love the Black and Magenta lace and the Gold and Black Demask... so pretty and sassy! :) allenamistral(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Oohhh it comes in silver chrome! <3
    My email is smetheny at comcast.net!

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  51. the fish press ons are great!
    boon1211atgmaildotcom

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  52. I like spring flower or multi colored chevron!! But i'd have to say spring flower is my fav.
    jacklyn3taylor@aim.com

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  53. I love the Sunflower Orange and Turquoise Polka! steph.bush1@gmail.com

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  54. Its hard to choose just one, but I really love the black and white checker. :) my email is dancemania55@gmail.com

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  55. I would choose the Aloha Flower because the hibiscus flower is my absolute favorite flower! My email is supanancy@hotmail.com :).

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  56. i just started following this blog a couple weeks ago! My favorite is red and blue polka dot! kteweles@umich.edu

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  57. I love, love, love the Matte Gold Lace shields. They look like a set I could get away with at work! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. hopeless0romantic7@yahoo.com

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  59. Blue Aloha Flower is so cute.
    cute_n_psycho16@msn.com

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  60. I am swooning over the cupcake shields. They might be the cutest things I've ever seen. There is nothing better than cupcakes and nails. This is an amazing giveaway, thanks :) sarahhershon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. There are a TON of nail shields that I'm dying to get my hands on, but my favorite has to be the peace signs. So excited about this giveaway :) Thanks!
    mullisad@gmail.com

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  62. All the way down at the bottom, haha, the pretty Zebra prints are my fave :)
    mrpiggyandi122@aim.com.

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  63. I love the white chevron on clear - I think that it would be a great way to wear a subtle patterned nail.

    (although I love all of the chevron ones - I'm a sucker for that pattern!)

    my email is Maggiemaemary@gmail.com

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  64. If anyone would like to host a catalog party, you can request a party on my site! I'll mail you the catalogs! You can get free Jam's!

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  65. There are so many to choose from it was hard to pick a favorite! I like the Purple & Turquoise Swirls the best (at the moment). My email is jennabee0608@aol.com. I love your blog!

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  66. definitely going to have to go with the magenta and white houndstooth. it's currently my mom's obsession. maybe i'll win them for her!

    kayti.lowman@gmail.com

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  67. Love Love Love these designs! So cute and such a good idea! I really like the black and white chevron & the magenta and pink houndstooth designs! I'll definitely have to order some of these designs. Thanks for sharing :)
    lindsey.ashleymarie@gmail.com

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  68. Love this idea! But I love the purple giraffe. People always think zebra and cheetah are the only cute animal print, but they're mistaken!

    kelly.smallmon@gmail.com

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  69. These are so fun! My favorite is the decorative aqua.

    alissaadams@gmail.com

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  70. TOO COOL! I like neutral fern.

    jillkayray@hotmail.com

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  71. rena.halloran9gmail.com
    Colorful Modern Flower

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  72. AWESOME! i love the one you have one! sunflower damask!

    daniblog@aol.com
    thanks!

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  73. Those have GOT to be the coolest thing EVER! I love them. But you want me to just pick one????? IS that possible? LOL. I guess if I had to choose one to try it would be the decorative floral only because it's spring and that looks so summery. So I picked one based on my mood for the day! LOL. Isn't that how we pick polish anyway? Thanks for the chance to win! live4scrappin at gmail (dot) (com)

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  74. I love the Puff Flower one!! Your blog is amazing! you guys are great. Keep the good ideas coming...

    Kimmi

    kmagon2009@gmail.com

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  75. Omg...I'm obsessed with a lot of those patterns. I think with Summer being upon us I'd need to go with the Mint Green Chevron. Obsessed with Chevron! And the thought of it being on my nails!? holy awesome! Love your blog :)

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  76. I'd love to enter, but I'm from Germany. So no cute nail- thingys for me. :(

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  77. This is the neatest thing I have seen in a while! I think several of my daughters and I would like to try out the sheet music ones!

    My email is doulajo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I love the peacock ones or the turtles they are both super cute :)

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  79. I follow through my google account :)
    the southwestern diamond ones are my fave!!! love all the designs.
    email: spottydog101 @ shaw . ca

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  80. I follow your blog - my favorite design is Exotic Paisley! I see the kids I teach wearing these. I didn't realize they were stickers!

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  81. Following via blogger as Szappanbubi and also FB fan as Szabina Luzics
    email: porcukorborso at gmail dot com

    My fave designs are the bright whimsical swirl or pink butterflies *_*

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