Jamberry!

November 5, 2015 | 0 Comment

Have you heard about Jamberry yet?

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Jamberry Mini Heater, Jamberry Wraps (L-R) Obsessed, White Tip, Gatsby & Gold Sparkle

So I have to be honest, I’ve never been a fan of Multi-Level Marketing or “party plan” businesses. I have to be really interested in the product before committing to attend a party let alone buy the goods. Then every once in awhile something comes along that seems so fab, that I have to at least give it a try.

Even Jo, my friend and Jamberry consultant, admitted to me that she thought I’d be sceptical about this. Well, I decided to sample them and now Jamberry nail wraps might just be my new obsession.

Jamberry are adhesive wraps that you simply heat and apply to your nails. Which means no drying time and no chips! One regular sheet includes 18 Jamberry nail wraps and one sheet of Jamberry Juniors wraps include 42 nail wraps. They are long lasting (approximately 2 weeks for fingernails and 6 weeks for toenails) and can be used on both your natural or artificial nails. They are also easy to remove, you can re-use heat to break the seal and peel them off, or use nail polish or hot water. People are even finding their own methods of removing them, some preferring to use coconut oil to nourish and moisturise the nail in the removal process.

Sadly, I do way too much cleaning and washing as a Mum these days that I’m super hard on any nail polish. I’d turned to using nude shades only, as it’s less obvious when it peels and chips, which it certainly would after only a day or two. I considered trying Shellac as a long lasting solution, but I didn’t because I don’t like the idea of having to soak my nails in acetone to remove it. My nails aren’t very strong (unless I’m pregnant, then they are amazing), so I was wary of doing anything that would damage or weaken my natural nail underneath. Jamberry is my solution! I get long lasting coverage and I get to choose from over 300 patterns, colours and designs without doing any damage.

Application takes a bit of practise but I’ve only used a couple of samples and applied one full set and I already feel much more confident applying them. It’s really easy once you know how.

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Additional Info:

Made in the USA

No Harmful Chemicals

Non-Toxic

Formaldehyde Free

Latex Free

Gluten Free (No, this isn’t a joke. Some people are allergic to even the gluten in products)

Never Animal Tested

 

If you want to try a free sample, check out the designs or read more info for yourself, please get in touch with my consultant, Jo Davey, by visiting https://jodavey.jamberry.com/au/en

Jo was amongst the first consultants to sign up in Australia and she’s brilliant. Although she’s a friend of mine, I would never promote something I wasn’t 100% excited about myself. I purchased my wraps at full price like everyone else and am not getting any freebies just for writing a blog post. I genuinely love these wraps and wanted to tell you all!

Have fun wrapping and if you do try them, please let me know what you think. I’ll be continuing to play with all the different designs.

The best part? My nails make me look like a cool and trendy Mum who has time to pamper herself. When in reality, if I get time to run a brush through my hair or visit the bathroom alone then I’m doing well for the day.

Belinda x

 

 

Easton’s Nursery

October 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

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I love colour! As much as I loved the surprise element of not knowing Jack’s gender until his birth, I really wanted to find out Easton’s gender so that I could design a nursery with all the appropriate colours. There’s not much to say about the room aside from wanting it to be light, bright and welcoming. This is our favourite room in the house. It used to be my husband’s study/junk room. I really wish I’d taken a before photo. There was about 6 1/2 years worth of junk thrown into this room and cleaning it out was no easy feat. All my suppliers are listed at the bottom of the blog post.

The biggest thanks goes to my stepdad for not only painting the base colour and the ceiling of the room but for also making the timber wall triangles. We love you!

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Cot – Mocka Australia

Drawers, Faux Fur Rug & Shelf Plant – Ikea

Letter Light – Little Letter Lights Co

Wooden E A S T O N Letters – Bunnings (painted by me)

Feature Wall – Valspar Paints & Frogtape purchased at Masters (painted by me)

Mini Stool & Pouffe – Kmart

Bunny Rugs & Cot Blanket – Purebaby

Timber Frames – Officeworks

Prints – Etsy

Armchair – Freedom

Cushion – Brands Exclusive

XO Blocks – Monkey n Mack

Onesies – Purebaby & Country Road

Book Unit – Aldi

Wooden ‘E’ Letter – Love Letters by Tillie

Shoes – Converse (gifted to me by my friend)

Brothers Figurine – Willow Tree

Swan Coat Hanger – Zilvi

White Photo Frame (with monthly pictures of baby) – Baby Co

Baby – Mothers Own (wearing Bonds wondersuit)

 

Have a great weekend everyone! I hope you all win a bet on the Melbourne Cup.

Belinda x

 

 

 

Four Weeks Old

October 21, 2015 | 0 Comment

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Easton @ 18 Days New. Cutest frown ever! Photo by Fox & Feather Photography

You know what I really love? My own bed. I’ve really missed it lately.

I used to wonder what mothers with newborns carry on about. It’s not THAT bad. You feed them, get ‘em all milk drunk and pop them down in their cot, bassinet or cradle, you get some sleep and then they wake you in 3 hours to feed again. Ha. HAHAHA. Ok. Turns out Jack was an astonishingly good newborn and not ‘the norm’. For most of the last 3 ½ weeks Easton didn’t want to sleep in his cot, he wants Mummy or Daddy, which isn’t conducive to a good nights sleep. He can be fast asleep and the moment his little body is transferred onto the cot mattress he’s awake and looking at me like “what the hell do you think you’re doing?”

Ungrateful baby isn’t he? I put blood, sweat and tears in creating a beautiful nursery for him (which I still need to show you all) and he turns his nose up at sleeping in it. Instead of taking him into our bed, hubby and I set up a mattress in his room so that one of us can lay with Easton there whilst the other gets some undisturbed sleep. Did I mention I’ve sorely missed sleeping in my own bed?

I’ve been so tired. Deliriously tired. Eyeballs falling out of my head tired. So tired, in fact, that not only did I not lock the front door during an outing, I didn’t even close it at all. Yes, I left the front door wide open and drove us all to the library. When we got back I thought we’d been robbed. We hadn’t. Well, not robbed of anything other than our sleep and our sanity. It really wasn’t easy. I’ll admit there have been tears in the middle of the night, Easton wanting to party and extreme fatigue taking over. There’s also no ‘sleep when the baby sleeps’ when you also have to get up and entertain your 2 year old as well. We’ve both had moments of wishing away these early days and wanting to fast forward to at least three months. Sounds ridiculous I know, I have a child already! I’ve been through this, but I’m telling you, Jack was a great newborn!

However, at 4 weeks we’re starting to get a bit of a routine going. I’m a big believer of following a feed, play, sleep routine, reading his tired signs and putting him down drowsy but awake in his cot and teaching him that it’s a safe space to fall asleep. Previously, he was way too little to be in any semblance of a routine but now that he’s just that bit older it’s starting to work and he’s self settled in his cot with minimal fuss several times now which means he’s not sleeping on me and I can have one on one time with Jack, lessening the inevitable mummy guilt. Progress. I love progress.

The best part? We’re getting some 5/6 hour stretches overnight now and for the last few nights I’ve been able to crawl back in my own bed after each overnight feed! It’s pure heaven.

Someone pass the wine. I might actually survive this two kids business. But please don’t ask me if I’m having a third…

Belinda x

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