I should probably finish packing.
Tomorrow (today?) I will be leaving in the early afternoon for the most delicious 5K race-cation of all time in Fairfax!
Yum. I just hope my knee holds up because it just forced me into an unexpected rest day and I currently have a really sexy looking brace on it. Anyway, I’m so excited to run, eat, drink, and mingle with some of my most favorite bloggers and I’m even going to do my hair tonight which like never happens. Now that it’s summer and humid it will probably still look like hot garbage, but I don’t care.
If you are a friend of mine on Insta, I’m sure you will see plenty of pictures of my hot garbage head over the next several hours.
As part of my preparations for this event, I also did my nails. Some of you may have heard of Jamberry and in case you haven’t, they are wraps that bind with your nails using heat and come in a several hundred fun designs. I am the queen of ruining a manicure about 20 minutes after getting one and Jamberry won’t chip or crack. (Because it can’t…it’s like the strongest sticker ever made.) There are lots of ways to do a “Jamicure”, but what caught my attention in the beginning was the mixing and matching of patterns and styles that I saw people doing. You can really get creative with them, which of course I love.
I know a lot of people who are VERY into Jamberry. Meet my friend Michelle:
We’ve known each other for about 6 years. She’s awesome and she runs which makes her even more awesome. Anyway, Michelle is a Jamberry aficionado and she recently started her own business. She asked me if I would like to try some out and talk about my experience on here and I said sure without hesitation because I kind of figured that Jamberry would be a bandwagon I would end up on eventually and I love to help my friends when I can.
She sent me these:
LOOK AT THE LITTLE RUNNERS! These would be PERFECT for my Fit Foodie excursion. I was a little intimidated by the application at first though; I’m thinking maybe I was suffering from Lee Press On Nail PTSD.
As it turns out, these are the farthest things from Lee Press On Nails.
One thumb was all it took for me to become completely obsessed. I even texted Michelle this picture to show her how obsessed I was. They definitely take a bit of patience to apply – especially if it’s your first time and you are as terrible at doing nails with your non-dominant hand as I am – but once I got into a groove, I had both hands “jamicured” in about 20 minutes.
I needed my other hand to take the photo, but it is the same chevron to runner girl ratio as this one.
Now if only cool nails could heal my knee and and make me faster, I’d be all set. 🙂
And guess what!? My friend is very generous (yet another reason for me to love her) and she is helping me to host a cool little Jamberry giveaway! Someone is going to win a sheet of Jamberry nails to try out in the design of their choice! Here are the deets:
Mandatory Entry: Visit Michelle’s Jamberry website and let me know what design you would choose if you win! Easy!
Then there are other ways to enter too:
- Follow Michelle’s Jamberry Page on Facebook.
- Follow Michelle on Insta. (She posts lots of awesome jamicure pics!)
- Follow me on Facebook.
- Follow me on Twitter.
- Tweet about it!
This giveaway will end on Tuesday at the stroke of midnight! Good luck and I can’t wait to see which designs everyone would choose. 🙂
I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll be back on Monday with what I’m sure will be fun stories of my race weekend in Fairfax! And I’ll see some of you in a few hours!