Beauty Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Hi friends!

If you are a girly girl like me, you probably love to have your nails painted at all times! I used to go to the salon all the time and have professional manicures done, but that can get pricey!

When I can, I will paint my own nails, and if I do say so myself, they usually look pretty good. However, when it comes to any fancy designs, I remember I never won a blue ribbon for an art project in elementary school…

But anyway, my friend Emily reached out to me before Christmas, asking if I had heard of Jamberry nail wraps. It sounded familiar, but I wasn’t completely sure what they were. She sent me a fun Christmas pattern to try, and I fell in love! I went on her site and bought 4 packs of nail wraps for myself.

If you aren’t familiar with Jamberry or a nail wrap, it is a decal that adheres to your nail and comes in so many beautiful and fun prints/patterns. That said, let’s get to it! Here is my experience with Jamberry thus far:

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4 out of 5 Stars!

PROS:
-Beautiful designs: ranging from classic to holiday to super trendy, there is a nail wrap for every person’s tastes!

-Affordable: running at $15 for package of two, that makes this manicure much cheaper than a trip to the salon. They even have a special: Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

-Ease of Application: with so many how-to videos on YouTube and included instructions, Jamberry nail wraps are relatively easy to apply.

-Durability: the nail wrap, if applied correctly, can last you anywhere from 7-10 days (my personal experience.) When compared to regular nail polish, Jamberry wins the durability test.

-Removal: Jamberry peels off very easily and left minimal residue. I was shocked at how easy it was to take them off!

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CONS:
-Time: While easy enough to put on your nail, it took me about an hour to do both hands well.

-Edges: I did have a little trouble keeping the ends of my nail wraps smooth. While that may be a Holly-problem, it was one issue that I experienced.

Overall, I really did enjoy my Jamberry nail wraps. I received many compliments on them from friends and surprisingly from two delivery men, HAHA!

Right now, Jamberry has many holiday wraps out for Valentine’s Day as well as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. I think they are definitely worth a try! You can get your own nail wraps by clicking here! I do not get any kickbacks when you purchase these and these opinions are all my own!

I want to always be honest when reviewing any products whether they were a gift or purchased. I hope this review helps and that you will check out Emily’s page!

 

 

Bling in the New Year!

Hi friends,

I can’t believe the end of 2015 is here! November through mid-January are always so busy for me because not only do I celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, I have my best friend and I’s birthday right after!

That’s a lot of celebrating. And a lot of outfits to style! Fortunately, I love pulling together festive outfits for this time of year. The holidays really allow you to bring out some fancy pieces you might not typically wear on any given day.

That’s one of the reasons I love dressing up for New Year’s Eve- the bling! If you have no clue what to wear this year, or just need a few fun ideas, check out the sassy AND affordable options I’ve posted below. SO many stores are in clearance right now, so it won’t cost you a lot to look fabulous!

  1. The Statement Skirt: Find a bold skirt that stands out and keep the rest of your outfit simple. Easy and chic.
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    This Skirt/ Fringe Skirt/ Faux Leather Skirt
  2. Faux Fur: If you really want to sass up your outfit, add a touch of faux fur. Whether its a coat, a vest, or an easy shawl, fur immediately adds a luxurious feel to your outfit.
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    This Vest/ Fur Shawl
  3. Sequins: Don’t think sequins of the ’90s prom dress variety. Think a cool blazer, leggings, or a sleek, form fitting dress if you have a dressier evening planned.
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    These pants/ Black Sequin Leggings

While you can go as dressy or casual as you like this New Year’s Eve, I hope these ideas give you some style inspiration. I plan to ring the New Year in with friends and prepare myself for my best year yet- professionally, personally, spiritually, and of course, fashionably!

PS: Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, @palmettocouture, as well as subscribe to the blog so you never miss a post!

Merry Christmas!

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Hi, friends!

I hope you all had a very, Merry Christmas and that Santa was good to you. I’m still snuggling in my Christmas pajamas because I love them so much!

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I wanted to say THANK YOU. Thank you for reading and subscribing to my blog, commenting on posts, following me on Instagram, and most of all supporting me!

I plan to continue to deliver fashion, beauty and lifestyle posts but if there is something special you’d love to see, let me know! You can comment on this post or email me at palmettocouture@gmail.com.

I appreciate all of you and hope you had a blessed, Christmas day!

Christmas Pajamas, Eye Mask, and Slippers: Victoria’s Secret

Fast & Easy Holiday Treat

Hi friends!

Christmas is almost here! With all of the last minute shopping and present wrapping going on, you might be in need of a quick and easy treat to bring to a party or for the big day.

Christmas Bark was introduced to me by my sweet friend, Caroline, a few years ago, and I have been making it ever since! It is Pinterest inspired and is sure to be a hit with even the most picky eaters.

As it is one of the easiest desserts I have ever made, it is also the quickest. Below is the recipe and instructions but feel free to switch it up if there is something you like best!

If you make this, tag me in your Instagram pics or on twitter (@palmettocouture!) I would love to see your spin on this fun treat.

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Christmas Bark:

14 whole Oreos (Christmas colored or Mint Oreos)
1 1/2 cup Pretzels (Long, skinny ones work best)
1 cup Christmas colored M&Ms
1 lb White Chocolate or Almond Bark (I used white chocolate)
Optional: Christmas Colored Sprinkles

  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Break up cookies and pretzels and spread across cookie sheet.
  3. Add 1 cup M&Ms to the dry mix.
  4. Melt chocolate and pour over the dry mix, covering as much of the mix as possible.
  5. Spread the chocolate over the remaining dry mix to cover evenly.
  6. Add leftover M&Ms (and sprinkles if you choose.)
  7. Allow the mix to cool until hard, then break into pieces for eating!

Last Minute Gifts for Her Under $40

If you are looking for a few last minute gifts for her that are chic and affordable, keep reading!

I’ve listed some awesome finds that are sure to make her smile and are under $40. Click the titles for direct links to the site.

TEXTING GLOVES: $15
Such a smart idea! These are stylish and practical! I hate taking my gloves off to unlock my phone or check a message when its cold out. These are a must-have and a great stocking stuffer!

 

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Winter Headband: $17
This Steven Madden headband is on my personal wish list for Christmas! The metallic threads give it a little something extra, don’t you think?!
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Stylish Mug: $13
Let’s be real. What girl doesn’t love to sip on a Peppermint Mocha coffee this time of year?! Get her a super cute mug that fits her style and maybe fill it with a special blend of coffee or a gift card! Get this particular one from Starbucks. #basic #butawesome

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Makeup Palette: $40
So this is a very popular contour kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills! I haven’t tried this myself just yet, but I have been eyeing it lately! If your girl loves makeup, help her step up her game with this awesome gift.

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Slippers: $39
I LOVE slippers and socks when it is cold outside and the fuzzier they are, the better! These adorable moccasin slippers are less than $40 and come in several colors. I have a pair of moccasins that I wear from November to March to keep my toes warm. Branch out and pick a fun colored pair for your girl!

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Feel free to take these ideas and make them your own. Two of my rules for gift giving are finding something that you think will fit her style and that will make her smile.

Knowing you put a little thought behind your gift makes a difference, no matter how much you spend. Now get out there and finish up that holiday shopping!