Stylish Nails without Going to the Nail Salon: Check Out Jamberry Nail Wraps

Jamberry Kimberly Cassista Independent ConsultantWhile running a boutique, managing multiple projects for clients, and making runs to cheerleading practice; somewhere between dinner and laundry, I often find that my nails are a jagged, hot mess. I honestly cannot remember the last time I actually went to a nail salon, and when I did, I am almost embarrassed to say that I ended up picking the tips off once they had grown out to the very ends of my own nails, not the cutest sight around, but what can I say, I am a busy entrepreneur on the go, who has time for nails!?

As you can imagine, when I bumped into Independent Nail Consultant, Kimberly Cassista with Jamberry at the Flip Flop’s Vendor Event, the timing could not have been more perfect. I knew immediately that Jamberry would be the perfect solution to my nail woes. Due to the nature of my business, I really cannot neglect my nails as uneven, and ragged as they are because I am constantly meeting and greeting new people at networking events, and of course I want to give the best impression. I am not talking about slapping on a quick coat of polish before running out the door, nor going to the nail salon and spending $35 bucks or more, I am talking about stylish convenience, a must have for anyone that is on the go.

Kimberly was amazing and provided a quick demo on Jamberry and, I was immediately sold. The nail wrap is a simple appliqué that is placed on the natural nail. The application is painless, unlike having your cuticle clipped and nail-bed sanded with a power tool like at the salon. The selection of colors and patterns is so vast that you can literally have a new look every week; with thousands of options to choose from. Most importantly the price is amazing and much more cost-effective than trips to the salon.

I tried out the ‘Cheer’ pattern which is part of the sports collection. The application was quick, easy, and painless. The nails looked absolutely fabulous and, you can even apply them on your toe nails. Jamberry offers french tips, animal patterns, sports themes, and many other one-of-a-kind artistic designs; including digital camo patterns. This product is perfect for women, teens, and younger girls who typically enjoy colorful nail polish. They are durable, and can easily be used to complement any outfit. They wear for about two weeks and remove is a breeze. One sheet includes 18 wraps and can be used for up to 5 or more applications. Check back to see some of our favorite Jamberry styles.

Jamberry was launched in 2010 by three sisters who were looking for a cost-effective alternative to pricey nail salon visits. There is more great news, Jamberry nail wraps are  Gluten Free, Vegan, and they are made in the USA! Shop now or host your own Jamberry Styling Party with Independent Consultant Kimberly Cassista at


Valentine’s Day Inspired Fashions at BellaDulce Clothing Boutique

heart cardigan belladulce clothingFrom now through February, BellaDulce Clothing Boutique is offering exclusive discounts on Valentine’s Day inspired styles. A popular item that is now on sale is the Heart Cardigan which can be paired with a basic tee, tank, pants, or shorts as pictured. BellaDulce will also be running it’s Flash Friday Sale which is an exclusive, invite only shopping event for V.I.P. clients who are able to gain access to discounts of up to 70% off MSRP on select items. Each week the sale features a special theme and is available between 8PM and 12 midnight EST.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to shop BellaDulce, you can earn up to 15% off your first order by joining the fan page on Facebook or following @ShopBellaDulce. BellaDulce Clothing offers adoring fashionistas an interactive shopping experience. Not only can clients shop the virtual boutique and showroom, but they can also enjoy after-hours shopping events, girls-night-in trunk shows, and pop-up shops. V.I.P. clients also have access to their own personal stylist and can book personal styling appointments for events and special occasions. heart bracelet belladulce clothingBased in Hampton Roads, Virginia, BellaDulce offers a selection of dresses, tops, bottoms, accessories, shoes, and a private label collection known as ‘Signature BD’ for women. Styles range from Indie, Couture, Street, Vintage, and trendy, as the boutique caters to a broad base of multi-faceted women from all walks of life.

heart scarf belladulce clothingBellaDulce Clothing not only services the 7 cities, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk but the boutique also delivers nationwide through it’s virtual boutique. Orders placed over $50 include free shipping.

Need a little inspiration for your look of the day? Check out BellaDulce Clothing on Instagram @belladulceclothing to see some of the styling combinations that you too can create!

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Freeman Feeling Beautiful Clay Mask

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal

People are always asking what exactly I do to keep my skin looking so youthful. Besides maintaining a daily regimen of cleansing and moisturizing at least twice a day, I apply a mask once per week. Freeman Feeling Beautiful Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal is a great mask to use. Not only does it have a yummy smell but, it also unclogs pores, leaving the skin feeling soft and clean.

Applying the mask is very simple and it is even easier to remove once hardened. The mask can be purchased at most drugstores and cosmetic shops. It retails for just under $4 which makes this a great product to add to your beauty on a budget bag.

L.A. Colors Color Craze


While visiting a local discount store, I came across a rack from LA. Colors featuring wild and bright polish from their new line called ‘Color Craze’. I picked out the NP447, Jewel Tone which is a combination of blue, pink, and purple glitter. The nail polish is definitely glam-status and goes well on top of solid purple and pink for added bling. There are 72 different color options available. The retail for the polish is about $1 which is a great deal. The polish goes on smooth, and dries fast for a flawless finish.

What is your favorite nail polish?


Revlon Photo Ready Pressed Powder and Concealer

Revlon’s Photo Ready Pressed Powder & Concealer are great items to have in your cosmetic collection. The powder is really lightweight and provides a very natural coverage. When using the powder along Revlon’s Photo Ready Concealer, the end result conveys flawless coverage of blemishes and dark spots. Photo Ready is available in three shades: Fair/Light, Light/Medium, and Medium/Deep. Both the powder, and concealer can be purchased in drugstores or at your local Walmart. The powder retails for just under $12 and the concealer is just around $8.


Photo Ready

Revlon’s Photo Ready Powder and concealer provide great coverage of blemishes in any lighting situation

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation

Revlon’s Nearly Naked Make Up Liquid Foundation provides a flawless, lightweight finish and is currently available in 16 different shades.

Finding the right liquid foundation can be a difficult task. Not only can liquid foundation be uncomfortable to wear, but it can be even harder to find just the right shade that compliments your skin tone. Revlon recently released Nearly Naked Makeup which retails for just under $10 in most drugstores. The liquid foundation is buildable which means it can be layered to create the look that you desire using the appropriate foundation applicator brush. The foundation is lightweight and available in 16 different shades which means that almost anyone can find a great match regardless of skintone. Nearly Naked has a smooth, flawless finish much like higher end brands and is definitely a must have in your collection for daily wear.

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Join the conversation and tell us about your favorite liquid foundation.