Hop on the Jamberry Train

This weekend I am throwing a Jamberry party.  Some of you who are like me and aren’t always up on the latest at-home party services might not be sure what that might entail.  Well it’s an experience you won’t forget.  I attended my first Jamberry party a few weeks ago when I was asked by my friend Allison to attend her launch party.  This means that she was having a party to announce her new endeavor as a Jamberry sales rep.  I fell in love with the product as much as she did (though I won’t become a sales rep anytime soon…I have enough hobbies already).  Let me get right down to it!

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As you can see in the manicure I did yesterday, the index finger and the fourth finger have the Jamberry product.  The Jamberry is a nail applique that lasts about two weeks when applied correctly.  It’s basically a long-lasting nail sticker.  They come in sheets for $15.50 and you can get a whole lot of bang for your buck out of them.  It’s way cheaper than going to the salon.  The application process involves the use of your hair dryer (for heating up the Jamberry in order to form it to your finger) and your basic manicure set.  I like to use the Jamberries as accents but you are welcome to do all your nails at once.  I prefer to mix it up with my own collection of polishes to give it a more eclectic look.  Plus you can get more manicures out of your Jamberry sheet.  Just call me Bargain Betty.  You can check them out and place your order here.  The deadline is Friday at midnight!  Get your Jamberry on!

SAG Awards Best and Worst

The SAG awards is always an interesting fashion event because there is usually a little more creativity than the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards, but this year there were some really chic simple gowns. I’m not sure if this is valid, but I felt like there was some star power missing from the show. And by star power I mainly mean Benedict Cumberbatch, the only star who matters (I also didn’t see Mark Ruffalo, Kate Hudson, Tina Fey, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, or Channing Tatum). I will forgive him though because his fiance is expecting, so maybe they have to pick their moments this year. (Speaking of pregnant: Is Amy Poehler pregnant? I can’t tell, and it’s always awkward to ask… I didn’t even know she had a boyfriend.)

I borrowed the images from People.com.

My Best:

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones: This is a perfect combination of interesting and understated. I love the architectural detail and the perfect fit. She looks flawless, timeless, glamorous, elegant…

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon: Another chic simple gown. Reese always stays pretty simple, but it usually looks great, and this was no exception. The back was interesting as well. She’s now a regular on my best list!

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum: I thought this was a great combination of pretty, interesting, flattering, and fashionable. I love a lace motif, and this is a great spin on the standard lace overlay dress. I’m not thrilled with the middle part bangs, but you can’t win ’em all.

My Worst:

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones: This is just not doing it for me. The hair and makeup is nice and the silhouette is not hideous but I don’t really get the print and trim. It looks like it could be the makings of a great apron, but it doesn’t seem like a formal enough print/color for the red carpet.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep: This kills me a little because who would want to be negative about Meryl. The problem is that I could wear this dress to work, and frankly, it wouldn’t be one of my “dressy” days. She was a nominee! She pretty much does this for every awards show, I would love to see her do a gown and wear something other than black. Also, would it kill you to wear a necklace with that v-neck?

Claire Danes

Claire Danes: I don’t get it. The fabric looks like drapes, and the belt kills it. It’s baggy and not particularly flattering. I know Ms. Danes likes to be fashion forward in a creative way, but better luck next time. I will say, though, hair and makeup is pretty great.

Last Five

Songs I downloaded on iTunes.

1. Sugar Daddy by Neil Patrick Harris from cast recording of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I saw NPH perform this on the Tony’s last summer and I finally decided that I needed to own the recording. I think the soundtrack recording is not a high energy as his performance at the Tony’s but it’s still pretty great.

2. Stuck On a Feeling by Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg. I am obsessed with this song. It actually sounds a little bit retro to me. Not real retro, but late 90’s/early 2000’s retro. I have no idea who Prince Royce is, but I like him. I think it’s very reminiscent of the New Kids on the Block. Which leads me to my next download…

3. Give it to You by Jordan Knight. Stuck on a Feeling made me think of this song for some reason, and then I realized that I didn’t have this song. Problem solved. This is definitely on of the great pop songs of 1999. I’m pretty sure I listened to it 8 times in a row during a run the other day. I don’t know how I was living without it for so long.

4. Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande featuring The Weekend. I always am on the fence about spending money on Ariana Grande songs because I’m luke warm about her as a person and I figure it’s just a pop song that I’ll get bored of in five minutes. But then I always give in. This song is classic young pop star, “I’m an innocent young girl, but I’m going to sing about sex.” There is nothing discreet about these lyrics.

5. Jealous(I Ain’t With It) by Chromeo. Do not be confused, this is not the Nick Jonas song. I was browsing around on iTunes and I listened to a sample of this. It’s unbelievably catchy and hilarious like every other Chromeo song. It was a must have.

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