Happy New Year everyone!
Have you made any resolutions? I love the idea of a "fresh start" to begin the new year, and I've outlined a number of goals for myself... things like getting more organized, carving out more "me" time, eating more vegetables, blah, blah, blah. But I suppose one of my more minor, but potentially more fun goals involves my nails. I want to stop ignoring them! I've found that when there's a toddler around, it's very easy to ignore a task that requires sitting still, being precise, and drying time. But I truly think that between naptimes and bedtimes, I can probably pull it off every week or two. And I'm not looking to to achieve a super trendy, complex manicure. Just neat & pretty nails and decent looking cuticles.
What's funny is the fact that as soon as Belle enters the makeup room, she makes a beeline for my nail stuff. Recently it hit me... perhaps these things could be more than just baby entertainment and actually serve a purpose for my own nails again? Let's do it!
Top to bottom: Estee Lauder Pure Color in Smashed, Revlon Parfumerie in Bordeaux, Essie in Lady Like, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Nude Shimmer, Sonia Kashuk in One Fine Day, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Grey Area.
I figure the first step to pulling off my "Nail Goals" is to get excited about my nail products again. I literally have two shelves of various polishes and nail-related products, so I've pulled out some that I really want to use in the coming months. That's right, I'm shopping my stash! I have some fun deep colors, and also some easy to wear soft shades. They range from brand new polishes like Estee Lauder Smashed (a gift from my friend, David!) to an all-time favorite- Sally Hansen Nude Shimmer. Just yesterday I got the ball rolling on my "Nail Goals" and pained my nails a festive, glittery gold for New Year's Eve!
Another aspect of nails that I'm naturally pretty excited about is Jamberry. I've been ordering these nail wraps from my friend Monique, and have used several styles over the past few months. The busy nature of the holiday season and nonstop travel has prevented me from using my wraps as much as I'd like! But it's a pretty easy process, and I've found that they'll last on me for about 3 weeks! I also recently purchased the Jamberry nail dryer, so I don't have to use a blow dryer and I LOVE it. Monique actually sent me that cute "Birthday" style as a gift, and I also have Champagne Toast and Gold Leopard. These can also be fun just as an accent nail alongside a normal manicure.
So does anyone else have any fun beauty-related goals for the new year? I'd love to hear about them!
- Currently watching football on the couch and munching on popcorn as I write this post. Please, don't be jealous of my mad multitasking abilities. HA!
- Recently shared my new planner on Snapchat. I think I'm going to LOVE it!
- Uploading tomorrow's video - it's my annual "What I got for Christmas & Birthday" haul!
- As usual, the Emily Awards will be coming later this month. This year they'll have a special twist!
- I don't want to take down my Christmas decorations!! The interior stuff. The way I look at it, it's more like winter decor... not strictly Christmas. Right?? :)