Gimmie all your money….kidding, just kidding

You may have noticed that I’ve started doing a few new things on the website, blog, newsletter and on Facebook.

First I want to issue a statement: I’m not a sales girl….I’m the same chatty blogger that you know and love. (Like?…. vaguely tolerate?…. stop… just stop… this is just bad for my ego.)

Anytime you see me posting about a product I’m posting something that I use and love. The whole point of the PhoenixRize Blog is to share stuff that I think is cool, interesting, fun and worth sharing with my friends. Recipes, yoga tips, travel destinations, thoughts and products.

I’ve recently become associated with two new organizations that I’ll be sharing through the PhoenixRize Blog that allow me to make a little profit if you purchase through me…. if you want to buy through my links… cool. If you don’t… equally cool. Okay?  If you want to shop at Target or used book stores…. still cool. The links I’m sharing give you the chance to purchase through me and I get a small fee from the company….

The first…..

I’m pretty sure you couldn’t have missed that I’ve joined Jamberry. I’m madly in love with these nail wraps and products. They’re just so perfect for me…. these things hold up to all the abuse and torture that I inflict on my hands and nails and they still look pretty. Nail polish doesn’t stand a chance with me.  Acrylics are the only thing that even comes close and they cost about $20-30 every time. I like to get the French Tips… plain color is a bit cheaper, but with Jamberry I can have French Tips and/or other embellishments…. for about $5 a manicure. Yep… each set of wraps ($15) can do up to 4 manicures. 💜LOVE 💜 … oaky…woosh!  I just took off on a Jamberry ramble… see?  I have no control when it comes to sparkles. Sorry about that.

And the second….

Really isn’t anything you haven’t already seen in my posts/newsletters, I’ve always posted links to books and products on Amazon. What has changed is the fact that I now live in a state that allows me to collect a fee if you buy through my links. I’m an ‘Amazon Affiliate’… which means that when I post a link from Amazon there’s a little bit in the code that tells Amazon that I suggested the product to you. It doesn’t change your interaction with Amazon or the cost of the product at all. Amazon doesn’t give me any info about you… just that someone bought through my link. Another cool bit is that if you click my link and buy anything from Amazon within 24 hours of that click I get a fee. For instance, I share a certain book… and you click my link and decide not to buy that book, but you choose another book and maybe a box of tea… I still get a little fee. (I didn’t understand that about the program before I joined…. and I follow a lot of other bloggers who are part of the program too… just thought it was cool.)

So I have the ability to monetize my blogging/posting habit a little bit now.  If you need any encouragement to shop… I’m happy to have helped!  If not…. well just ignore me… no biggie.

I just wanted to be up front with you about what I’m posting and the fact that I make a bit of a profit on certain items.

Still love me?  Yay!  Okay… let’s go shopping!

Newsletter News

**** Read all the way to the end & get a present! ****


My name is Stephanie and I’m a Jamberry fanatic.

I first came across Jamberry when I worked as an Event Coordinator arraigning  Craft Fairs and Festivals. It took three festivals before I actually got a Jamberry Rep to show up. The first two events I had reps sign up but then cancel before the event… so by the time I actually got a rep to show up I was pretty excited. I’ve always loved painting my nails and Jamberry sounded right up my alley.

I love how the wraps can survive and stay pretty no matter how brutal I am to them… We flip houses for a living and I use my fingernails as tools for scraping paint and picking up screws and nails, mudding and taping… I do real damage. Amazingly, the wraps survive. They even helped keep my nails from breaking. The acrylic nails were the only thing that even came close to holding up and they required a trip to the salon…  Who has time for that?!

I like that I don’t feel guilty about changing my Jamberry Wraps every week… even though the wraps still look great after a week my nails grow pretty fast and I hate that ‘grow out’ line at the cuticle. I always wanted to get my acrylics filled every 1 1/2 weeks… and that got expensive fast. With the Jamberry Wraps I can do a new manicure every week – week and a half and it costs a third of the price of the salon… and I get cool designs!

Newsletter News

So, about the newsletter……

I don’t want to swamp the original PhoenixRize Newsletter with everything Jamberry… I’ll still throw in an occasional mention, but the whole point of the PhoenixRize Newsletter is to introduce new and different things… yoga, travel, books & recipes.

I’ve started a new newsletter just for Jamberry. If you like pretty nails and you’re interested in more info about specials and new releases you can signup for this new newsletter devoted to Jamberry stuff.

Just follow this link and check which topics you’re most interested in:

  • Gluten Free Living
  • Yoga
  • Jamberry Nails

If you’re already getting the PhoenixRize Newsletter this will just update your interests. Feel free to check em all! Checking Jamberry will sign you up for the new Newsletter and Checking GF Living and/or Yoga will get you the PhoenixRize Newsletter… I just gave you the option because every once in a while GF Living gets its own announcements.

**** You read the whole thing?  Yay!  Okay, here’s how you get your present. Comment on this post or Message me on Facebook and I’ll send you a Jamberry Sample Pack!****