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!
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.
First, clean your nail with nail polish removed to get rid of any oil on the nail.
File your nails to the shape of your liking and push back your cuticles.
Figure out which size you need for your finger. Once you know, peel back the shield without touching the bottom/sticky part.
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.
Heat up the back of the nail shield for 10-15 seconds to make it more sticky.
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.
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.
Cut off the excess shield close to your nail.
File downward against your nail to remove the extra shield. Repeat all of these steps for each nail!
Here are my nails all finished! You could also check out this video for instructions on how to apply these nail shields.
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.
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)