Friday, December 19, 2014

The Inexplicable Love of Fingernails

My college girl Anna has brought these things into our home.
They're the 21st Century's answer to Lee Press-On Nails. She let Julia pick out a pattern, and Anna did her nails.
She fits and cuts the nail paper (or whatever you call it) first.
Then, because we do not have a blow dryer in the house, she had to hold the jamberry in a pair of tweezers, close to a warm iron, so it would curl.
Then she applied it to Julia's nail, pressed it down, and below she is trimming them.
Here's the pattern Julia picked:
The really freaky thing is this: the Jamberry Party that Anna attended was held on Facebook -- yes, true! On Facebook! Virtual parties in which people play games, win prizes, and buy product. Then the nail patterns were delivered to our door.
Here's what I picked:
Yeah. I know. I'm 51 years old and I have fingernails that look like I'm in middle school. Sigh. But it was so much fun, and they really are kind of pretty. Plus -- they last for four weeks, supposedly. I'll keep you posted on that one.
I'm a Very Plain Fingernails kinda gal, so this is rather different for me. But the girlies loved doing it. Now if I could just get the paper edges to stop catching on my yarn while I knit!
Update: 48 hours later, and the Jamberries look just as good as when we put them on!


  1. I haven't seen those, but I like them! If they really do last, I would use them. Polish doesn't adhere correctly to my nails, so no matter what type I try, it is chipping off within an hour and looks horrible in a day. Do keep us posted on how it wears for you. (And whether it holds up at all to dishwashing!)

  2. They're cute! A blog friend of mine is a consultant; she send me a sample "pedicure," turquoise with white polka dots. (I don't have a blow dryer either!)

  3. You have me smiling. :-)
    Those are darling! The ones you picked look like a paisley pattern, fun.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. I have a blow dryer! It's never used, but that is ok. Let us know how long they last!!!

  5. They look like great fun. Now if I had a college daughter, or grand daughter for that matter......

  6. They are v cute!!! I used to paint my nails all the time as a teen but I don't do it now! X

  7. It's so much fun to have daughters, isn't it? My daughter keeps me up to date on makeup, etc. and we have such fun together. Looks like you are enjoying your college girl at home. Our youngest son came home last night and our oldest son and daughter-in-law get home tonight - yay!
    Have a very Merry Christmas, and I pray that you and your family have a wonderful time together. Love, Deborah
    ps cute nails MK!

  8. Goodness, and have you been washing dishes with them? If I paint my nails they don't get past washing my hair without getting scratched! I think they are very pretty x


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