By now I bet everyone has heard about Jamberry Nail Wraps. I posted a review about them, not long after they started shipping into Canada, you can find that post here. I really liked them, especially for my toes. I have big ugly feet and toes, and Jamberrys made me feel more feminine, and made my feet look less fat and ugly.
As you my know, Asher and I just got back from vacation. About 2 weeks before we left I Jamberry'd my toes to look pretty for all the swimming and camping we were doing, and then decided that they should last me through the trip away. The only problem was a couple days before leaving, a couple of my toe nails were getting too long, and uncomfortable, so I kinda ripped off the nails and the Jamberry's on a few toes. I decided to take some nail wraps with me to fix my toes at the hotel before we flew out. I kept putting it off because, if you've ever used nail wraps, you know they take a bit of time to put on. When we got to our hotel, I realised I forgot to pack my nail wraps, and I was stuck with 4/10 toes unwrapped. So in typical me fashion, I pulled them all off, and was back to my normal, ugly, big feet.
I tried not to worry about it, but as I set off to my uncles lake house it was clear that I was the only women with plain boring toenails. I tired to rectify this with a trip to Walmart and some nail polish, but when it comes to nail polish I am artistically handicapped. I struggle to keep it on the toe nail, and not all the surrounding skin.
When we got back from the lake house, and I was catching up with my Aunt, I told her I was thinking of getting my first pedicure. She looked at me in shock, that in 28 years I had not ever bothered to get one. So off we went to the local nail sweat shop to remedy that problem. She promptly ordered me the Deluxe pedicure and helped me pick out some polish.
When I walked out of there I was smitten with my feet. They looked all cute and girly, and the best part of all, I didn't have to do it myself. When I got home that night I realized how much smoother and softer my heels felt, and that was a nice surprise. I finally feel like I have women's feet and not mans feet on a women's body. I have decided this will be something I treat myself to every once in a while. Totally worth the $35 I paid.
So after my experience with my first pedicure I wanted to do a bit of a comparison with Jamberry's vs a pedicure. In my experience Jamberry's are cheaper ($17/sheet plus shipping) specially if you use the buy 2 get 1 free, they are relatively easy to do, but time consuming. They last at least 4 weeks on toes, up to 6 weeks if you don't pick them off (I have actually put this claim to the test). There are also a ton of great designs to match outfits or moods.
On the other hand a pedicure leaves you with great looking nails and feet, with none of the work. You get to sit back and relax while someone else does the work, but at a higher price tag ($25-35). I was told the polish should last about 4-6 weeks, but I honestly have no idea. They are holding up good, but it has only been 1 week. The pedicure takes about the same time, if you can get in right away, or make an appointment, and I guess you could count the hassle of getting to a place to get them done, as a bit of a con, it is for me because I live in a small town, and will likely have to drive to the city.
I like both pretty equally, but at the moment, when my nails need to be redone, I think I will opt for the pedicure, as I haven't loved my feet this much Ever before. Every girl needs a little bit of pampering.
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