Adding Color to My Life

I like color.  I like sparkle.  I like pretty and attractive and feminine.

Sometimes, due to weather or circumstances or illness or busy-ness, our lives can get a little drab.  So, I love to find ways to add the beauty of color back into my life.

I am not good at painting my nails.  I never did it as a child.  Having no sisters may have had something to do with that.  But my mom painted her nails every Saturday night.  So, really, I have no excuse, except that I really didn't like to sit still long enough to do it.

Since I am so inept, I've developed a theory.  I will never have that perfect salon manicure.  So I might as well have fun.  (And since my paint job is always less than spectacular, why not add a layer of sparkle to cover the defects!)

Polish1

Polish3

Polish5

PolishB

PolishD

 

I bought some new colors recently:

ColorA

And lots of sparkle to layer on top:

ColorB

I even watched a video about nail polish clean up and picked up some of the recommended products:

Tools

I feel like I'm getting better at it.  I am enjoying the process and finding that "practice makes permanent."  I know I still have a lot to learn, because some manicures last a week and others peel off in a day.  But I'm having fun learning!

Here's to adding color to our lives!

Thanks for reading.

Alesha

2 Replies to “Adding Color to My Life”

  1. Alesha, you’ve done a better job on your nails than I do on mine. I’ll have to find the site, but there are a couple of indie polishes that I follow on instagram who have come up with a latex or non latex formula to pain around the outside of your nails, so that the polish stays on the nail and cleans up nicely too.

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