Thursday, February 25, 2010

Polishing my nails... & my life

Ever since I posted this picture(via) along with one of my posts a while back, the color of this girl's polish has been sloshing around in my head.
I needed it. I wanted it. It. Had. To. Be. Mine.
Every time I was out and about I'd browse the polish at every store I stopped in.
After weeks of finding colors that weren't quite right...

wet n wild Megalast Through the Grapevine

The color is pure perfection! Unfortunately, it doesn't photograph well, so I couldn't show you what it looks like on my nails(but seriously... they come out just like the girly's in the picture).
This polish is a bit thicker than I generally care for, but it was nothing a shake every now and then didn't take care of. Plus, at $1.99 a bottle, I can't complain.

I seriously think the right polish adds so much to an outfit, so it's not uncommon to see a few different shades gracing my fingertips throughout the week. Want a few polish tips?
Well, okay... you talked me into it.

1) Base coat & top coat always and always
2) I'm a speedy drying kind of girl b/c I polish my nails right before I go to sleep.
Two ways I speed up the process so I don't fall asleep and smush my wet nails:
a) I keep a hand held fan in my night stand. I fan dry my base coat & color to hurry things along.
b) Once I've painted on the top coat, I dip my finger tips in a glass of ice water for 60 seconds and it they dry almost instantly!
3) I'm sure you're wondering what in the world the hands are about up there... well, that's how I balance my hands to paint them. Holding your polish brush, touch your wrists together and paint away. I always used to wonder why I(a crafty girl who can paint a perfectly lovely picture) could never paint my nails and have them look as nice as when a nail tech did it. So, finally, I just asked a nail tech & she told me it was all about bracing your hands on one another and having your nails face you. DUH, why didn't I figure that out myself?
I find that resting my elbow(of whatever hand I'm painting) on the bed helps to steady me even more.

Any polish recommendations?

Yesterday's focus was to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts!
These are just a few of the negative thoughts I went through during the day. Some of them are personal and some I just want to keep close to my heart.

Ick, my skin. -♥♥♥- My freckles are cute.

I'm nowhere near where I want to be in life -♥♥♥- I am blessed and know God will guide me to everything I deserve.

What if I never figure this out? -♥♥♥- I'm strong enough to handle it & that makes me proud.

Summer suggested along with turning the negatives into positives, we could find a bible verse that might further encourage us in those areas. I found one that works well for all of mine...
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Today's focus:
Imagine all the things we could get done if we didn't have social media....
for example: Facebook & Twitter.
Let's try it out and see just what happens when we take a break for 24 hours.
Take notes on what you accomplish in the time not wasted.

Well, looks like I've got to go now! No social media for me today! I won't be back until after midnight tomorrow to see what you guys are up to!
Hope your day is lovely!

pssst: I'll still be lurking on your blogs, I'm just allowing myself a certain amount of time today instead of browsing however long I like! But noooo facebook. We already see where that gets me anyway!

15 love notes:

  1. mm i love the new opi suede collection! linkin after party or something like that is my current favorite or anything deep/bright red. just cuz.

    i am totally going to have to try that out sometime (if i ever take my acrylic nails off) love it! i'll be sending your package off this weekend. look for it next week!

    much love.

  2. That color is cuuute!!! I didn't know about the ice water trick! I always do my nails before bed too and they get all kinds of jacked up :)

    A 24 hour break from social media! Good for you love!!

  3. I love "I'm nowhere near where I want to be in life" followed by "but God will guide me to what I deserve."

    That's perfect! And just what I needed to hear tonight. :)

  4. What awesome tips!! I hate doing nails because im impatient so that ice water tip will help.

  5. So pretty!

    I'm definitely an OPI fan.

  6. I took a week long break from Facebook and it was so refreshing!

  7. that psalm has been with me ever since i started going with my ex last year.. i still have faith that God will give me what he thinks is best.


  8. Oh dang....are blogs social media?? =)

    I didn't count that. lol

    I love the ice water trick. So going to do that. But, I'm slow and confused by the hands thing.

    And I have to do a do over from yesterday. I was in A FUNK and could not be lifted. Thank the good LORD for new days and Grace.

  9. that color is so pretty, i love it! nice work detective

  10. i am the worst with my nails.

    i bite them.
    i never let them dry long enough.
    i peel the polish off.

    help me!


  11. Awww I love reading your post, we are twins.

  12. Hey sweets...
    i get my nails done (solar gels pink and whites), but i love getting fun colors on my toes. They're shiny black currently (look amazing in black peeptoe heels!)

    I'm glad you flushed some of the negative and are focusing forward.

    I am proud of you!


  13. I love (seriously love) that color!! I am gonna have to get it. Period.

  14. Such a cute color, Lace! I love everything purple :)

  15. ha so i've been painting my nails wrong for YEARS! i saw this post and was all "well duh, that actually makes sense" and immediately went home to test it out.

    you are my nail hero.

    thanks pretty lady!


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