I’m a huge nail polish person. I love doing my nails different colours, I love getting my impress press on nails, and I absolutely love getting manicures! But for a few months now my nails have been brittle and chipping like crazy! Not just the polish, but the tips of my nails are so unhealthy they’ve ben peeling! It’s been a real problem lately, so I decided to start a little ‘nail rehab’.
I’m going to go a month without any nail polish or nail applications, and see how it goes! I want let my nails breath so they can (hopefully!) grow out and return to their once he althy selves! I’m going to make an effort to moisturize my hands, cuticles, and nails on a regular basis, and even look into a special nail oil! I miss having my long, strong, and classy finger nails so much, and I am willing to wait to get them back!
These were my nails when I was in Mexico, and I was getting so many compliments on them! 100% real, and the french manicure was done by myself. Definitely an accomplishment in my books!
When I was taking classes downtown, I would go into sephora every few days and paint my nails. It was nice having such a huge selection of polishes to chose from, without having to pay. I couldn’t afford to buy nail polishes, and I figured that if anyone had a problem with it, they would tell me. While I was doing that, I fell completely in love with the Sephora formula X. This Nail polish is seriously the best formula I’ve ever used! I cant remember exactly how many days it would last on my fingers, but I remember I would go almost 5 days without any substantial chipping!
The other day when I was with my mom doing some shopping, we popped in to sephora, and she picked up one of the formula x polishes. When I first saw the colour she chose, I was ambivalent but I put a few coats on last night and I’m in love! I feel like it’s the perfect barbie pink! Even though it’s fall, and the typical nail colour that I gravitate towards is the ox blood/maroon/dark red, but I don’t’ care! I’m in love with this polish!
It’s no secret that I really enjoy pampering myself. Giving myself the extra little oomph now and then, to make my self feel good and comfortable in my skin. And that’s something that I really value. So here are some things I love doing to pamper myself!
I love getting a pair of press on gel nails that last for a week, and not having to worry about chips. It’s so nice glancing at my hands and seeing perfectly glossy french nails.
To be honest, I don’t do these as often as I should, but I feel great when I do. I feel like I walk around with a new found glow, and I love rocking it!
Lattes: This one is a bit common, but man, a good latte can really brighten my mood. And if I’m really in need for a pick me up, I’ll even get a bit of vanilla syrup pumped in there as well1
Sometimes when all else fails, I’ll just cancel all plans, cozy up in my pjs on the couch, and watch a movie on Netflix (or half a season of a tv show)