So I thought I’d do just a FUN post today about nails! 😉 What girl doesn’t like her nails super pretty?! I’m definitely no exception and after doing my nails yesterday I thought I should do a blogpost about them. 😀 So, if you like girlie things like me, continue reading. If girlie things bore you, then feel free to skip this post. 😉
Once a Ballerina….always a Ballerina. 😉 Hence, the ballet slipper nails.
“I don’t ever remember seeing you without your nails painted!” my friend Heather who I’ve known since I was 5 years old told me on a RARE nails-not-done-kinda-day. So, with that background in mind you can imagine how awful it was for me when my weekend tradition of painting my nails had to be placed on hold because the Lyme Disease was causing lots of pretty major chemical sensitives and yes, nail polish was one of them. It was during one of my really bad lyme flare ups about 2 years ago when I googled “non-toxic nail polish” to see if there were any other options out there. Up until then nail polish had always been fine, but then I started reacting to the fumes and having mini “lyme attack/seizures” when I tried to paint my nails. I found the Jamberry website and LOVED all the super cute nail stickers, but I especially loved them because there were no bad chemical fumes that came in addition to the cuteness. At the time, all of our extra money was going towards my medical treatments so I decided to just put Jamberry nails in the back of my mind for a Christmas or Birthday wish-list. About 2 weeks later I got an e-mail for a super sweet out of state friend, Mollie asking if she could mail me some Jamberry nail stickers as a gift. It touched my heart SO much! Here she was, not knowing me very well since we had only met maybe twice, and yet she was sending me a gift that I had secretly been wanting. I TOTALLY felt God’s love for me – in the fact that He created me as a girl who loves to be girlie and even though I was at that point too sick to walk or barely sit up and too sick to handle the fumes from nail polish, He was going to send me nail stickers through Mollie so I could still enjoy having pretty nails. 😉 It might sound silly to some of you….but to me it was yet another reminder that HE CARES about everything that matter to us, from the smallest thing to the largest thing. ❤ It’s well over two years later and I still love Jamberry nails. My body is in a MUCH stronger and healthier state now so I’m back to using my regular nail polish most of the time but I still love to switch up my nail looks with Jamberry from time to time. 🙂
SO, why am I sharing all of this on my blog?? Because I know a lot of people read this that are struggling with lyme disease or other chronic illnesses and many times nail polish, like it was for me, is too strong of a chemical smell for people to handle. Well, Jamberry can fix that! 😉 Here’s for you girls needing something safe and healthy for your nails….and for the family or friends of a girl who is fighting a chronic illness. Definitely a great gift! ❤ (If you’re interested you can look up a consultant in your area by going to www.jamberry.com )
These ballet slipper Jamberry nails were given to me by my dear friends, Heather & Gina….thank you, girls! (PC: Adam DeMass – www.artthunder.com)
Alright dear ones, hope you have a beautiful day in HIS love and may His sufficient grace wash over you every moment. ❤ Thank you for your love, encouragement and prayers!!! You are all so treasured by me.
“…No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” ~Psalms 84:11