fall nail ideas

Mani Monday: Thanksgiving Nails with Jamberry

Mani Monday:  Thanksgiving Nails With Jamberry

Mani Monday: Thanksgiving Nails With Jamberry

Eat drink and give thanks!  Thanksgiving is only days away, and with all the preparation for the feast I’ve already prepared my Thanksgiving Day Nails with Jamberry.  So you might remember a bit ago I tried out Jamberry and I was surprised on how well they actually worked!  So I placed an order with these 2 designs that are absolutely adorable for Thanksgiving!

Jamberry Faux Fox and Friday Flannel

Jamberry Faux Fox and Friday Flannel

I mean look at that little fox… with a tail!  How cute is that!?!  I paired Jamberry Faux Fox with the red buffalo plaid called Friday Flannel.  These two together are the perfect fall pairing but will be just as cute come holiday.

Thanksgiving Nails and mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

Thanksgiving Nails and mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

A litte on the ease of using a Jamberry nail wrap:  I definitely was a little hesitant since in the past these kind of things never even lasted a day!  BUT you can really tell the difference in quality with the Jamberry and honestly they’re not that hard to apply (even with your non dominant hand!)  My little trick was to go from the edge instead of from the middle out and heating it up.  That is KEY!  You can see the adhesive become tacky when you heat.

Select Your Size and Apply

Select Your Size and Apply

These nails I did Friday and then I did all things normal like washing your hands and showering but I also mega cleaned, gave 2 dogs a bath and sorted through gross recycling and they still look good and held up great.  I have NO DOUBT they’ll look this good come Thanksgiving Day!

Nails Immediately After I Did Them

Nails Immediately After I Did Them

Nails 4 Days Later

Nails 4 Days Later

Only issue is my pointer I didn’t apply it straight enough with my non dominant hand but that’s 1 nail out of 10, I consider that a win!

I’m currently hosting an online party with Jamberry.  You can join the group on Facebook (join here) and win prizes and get free samples.  To order go here and select Alicia’s Holiday Jamberry Bash.  There’s going to be some major savings this week AND you can get 1 free when you order 3 so fill up those stockings!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Sweet Nothing

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking With Jamberry Sweet Nothing Nail Wrap Mixed Mani

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking With Jamberry Sweet Nothing Nail Wrap Mixed Mani

Happy Columbus Day!  Need something to do on your random day off?  Do your nails!  I love random Monday’s off for a little self improvement, preferably while watching daytime TV!  Even if you don’t have today off (like me :/) then just chalk it up to being a typical mani Monday and DVR Kelly and Michael and The Price Is Right to watch while doing your nails.

Mani Monday With Jamberry Sweet Nothing

Mani Monday With Jamberry Sweet Nothing

Today’s mani Monday is a new one for me… Jamberry.  As popular as these nail wraps have been and as much of a nail girl as I am, I have yet to try Jamberry.  My bestie Krista is hosting a party so her killer Jamberry Rep Jen sent a sample to us interested ladies for a 7 day challenge to see how Jamberry wraps hold up.  I have to say, I’m impressed.

Jamberry Sweet Nothing, OPI Mourning Glory and Essie A Cut Above

Jamberry Sweet Nothing, OPI Mourning Glory and Essie A Cut Above

I selected Jamberry Sweet Nothing as my design.  Because the sample was a little big for my nail size I put them on the best fitting option my pointer.  The floral design with a black background is a great fall floral design.  I had a fun weekend planned so I wanted a fun mani to go with it, so I decided to accompany the floral design with just a basic shiny black polish (OPI Mourning Glory) and some mauve pink glitter on my middle (Essie A Cut Above).  I loved the look with just the basic black but the glitter stepped it up and made this a fall mani I’m loving!

Dark Floral Mani For Fall

Dark Floral Mani For Fall

Word Of Alicia Review:  Immediately I could tell that these were higher quality than nail wraps I’ve used in the past.  I thought they were easy to apply but the key is heating them up first.  I watched the tutorial on how to apply them and used my little desk side heater as my heat source.  Besides some edge peeling and some mega filing (and more filing throughout the week) these puppies stayed put way better than any I’ve tried.  I would definitely get them again… in fact I’m definitely getting these foxes for Thanksgiving!

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

I also am digging all the unique designs and how each design has it’s own hashtag so you can search how it looks in real life (IRL).  That makes an online shopper super happy!  You

 see here that the design I used looks just as great on everyone else too, I LOVE it paired with stripes!

Avon Above The Fringe Necklace Set (earrings not shown but super cute!)

Avon Above The Fringe Necklace Set (earrings not shown but super cute!)

If you’re interested in trying out some Jamberry shop Krista’s Creative Jamberry Party here!  Be sure to select Krista’s party and take advantage of the buy 3 get one free promotion going on now!  You can shop my ring and necklace set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pretty Little Things For Fall

Pretty Little Things For Fall

 

Editors Note:  for whatever reason this post didn’t post on Monday so day late and a dollar short… deal with it.

Mani Monday: Friendsgiving

Julep Maven It Girl November Box:  Friendsgiving

Julep Maven It Girl November Box: Friendsgiving

I hosted my Friendsgiving on Saturday and I have to say it was a success! Not only did we have a lot of fun, but we had a lot of tasty options (like apps and fresh cranberry sauce). I also had a lot of style inspiration! (like here, here and on my pinterest board!) When I saw Julep’s Maven November box was a Friendsgiving theme I knew I was selecting that one and putting their expertly styled polishes on my digits for my own Friendsgiving!

Mani Monday:  Julep Marzia and KiKi

Mani Monday: Julep Marzia and KiKi

I elected to go with the IT Girl box which contained Marzia, Kiki and Ilsa. I’ve been feeling more simplistic mani’s lately so I used the two metallic shades Marzia and KiKi on my fingers and the dark inky cream Ilsa on my toes.

Got to put that china to good use!  Nail shots!

Got to put that china to good use! Nail shots!

The dark beige metallic Marzia was the perfect fall shade and the accent finger in the shimmering dusty teal Kiki added just enough interest. And I have to say after the abuse they took cleaning and cooking these polishes held up! Which is why if you haven’t tried Julep yet, you need to!

You can join Julep and get your own maven monthly box here!  Your first box is free!

Friendsgiving Success!

Friendsgiving Success!