I've been sewing, cooking, gallivanting and photographing it all. Just need to upload and get typing some text. Promise to do them soon :) In the meantime... I'm drinking this
pardon the stinky pic taken with my phone!
a homemade shamrock shake and while I am enjoying very much and drinking the whole thing in under 5 seconds. It pains me to tell you that it is truly not as good as McD's version. Boo hoo... I suspect it's the peppermint extract - don't use as much as that recipe suggests. A little goes a LONG way with this stuff. xo, Brie
Tomorrow I am posting a favorite meatless meal recipe for Lent!
By now I'm sure you've seen these new Sally Hansen Salon Effects adhesive nail polishes. I decided to splurge on a set for 9.99 last weekend. The selection was pretty picked over at our Walgreens but I am very drawn to shiney things (like a fish) so it was an easy decision for me despite the limited selection. Crazy multi color glitter it is! Frock Star to be specific.... oh yes please!
I put them on Saturday night while we watched Inception (don't try this at home, this movie requires your complete attention so I suggest you put on American Idol or something instead while you bedazzle your nails).
When it comes to nail care, I generally leave this up to the professionals. I am terrible at it... filing and painting skills are not top notch. I was afraid these would be a disaster but I found the application QUITE easy! You just size them up, stick em on, and file them down! It comes with everything you need in the kit (nail polish stickers plus a few extra in case you mess up - which I did not by the way :), a wooden sticky thing for your cuticles and to smooth, and a file - I thought the file was only so so, if I ever do this again I think I'll use my own nail file).
Here is my review in pro and con form - disclosure: I paid cold, hard, cash for these. Nobody sent me anything to review these and if for any reason they wanted to.... my arms are wide open.
Easy to put on
Nice "staying power" we're on day 4 and they're going strong. Box claims they last 10 days
I am not nibbling on my nails
Polish feels soft and pliable at first but definitely hardens with time
I was able to bedazzle Ms. C's nails too with the additional strips and left overs - she loved them for the whole 30 minutes she wore them before she peeled them ALL off
Our librarian gave me a lot of positive feedback over my (and I quote) "festive nails"
I feel the designs are little young for me although I must say after looking at glitter hands for 4 days now, I am starting to own it.
while they fit me well at the cuticle line, a few of them are a smidge short on the side length of the nail
When the sun hits them just right, I'm pretty sure I could get myself rescued of a deserted island (maybe that's a pro, I don't know)
May cause you break out in jazz hands without any warning whatsoever
In conclusion, I think it was money well spent. They're kind of fun and hey... my librarian thought they were fabulous! xo, Brie