Saturday, March 19, 2011

Things I'm Loving

Doing my nails...

A true Ab-Original OPI w/Libery of London mug

I've been really into having pretty nails lately.  I read somewhere, that during times of economic recession, women tend to treat themselves in little ways more often.  They buy more lipsticks/nail polishes, things like that, and I can see why.  It's a little thing that makes you feel pretty and it doesn't cost much.

Which leads me to thing #2 that I'm loving:
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Seche Vite with OPI

Now if you're a nail polish freak then I'm sure you've heard of Seche Vite, but if not, listen up! This stuff is seriously cool.  It really does make your nails dry fast and it makes your manicure last, as far as I can tell, forever.  The first pic of me holding my favorite mug was taken the day after I painted may nails.  The 2nd pic is of today nearly 4 days later and there are absolutely no chips and very little tip wear. (Please ignore my sketchy lookin' cuticles.)  This is a pretty amazing change from my usual experience with the whole nail polish situation.  Usually I have at least one or two chips on day 2 and by day 4 what isn't chipped is wearing down from the tips pretty significantly.  As you can see from the somewhat blurry pic there are no chips.  None! And the tip wear is just barely starting to show.
Now I've heard that some people have a really terrible experience with this stuff.  They claim that all their polish peels off their nails one day after painting them or that it starts chipping less than 24 hours after it dries.   I'm sort of waiting to see if anything weird like that happens to me, but so far I'm wondering where this stuff has been all my life.

(BTW- The nail polish color I'm wearing is OPI-  A True Ab-Original if anyone is wondering.)

Thing #3:

Ian with his ripple

I love seeing Ian all cuddled with his favorite ripple blanket and pillow.  He's actually getting too big for this blanket.
I see a new one in his future.



Apples and Pears said...

Aw how cute is your boy!!!! He is a sweetie! I used to always do my nails when I was younger but haven't done them or years...except toe nails in the summer. Yours look great - very glam xxxxx

PaisleyJade said...

Love your cutie in that awesome ripple blanket!

I am a nail polish freak - but haven't ever tried Seche Vite! Must do - thanks so much for sharing!!!

Lonestarcasie said...

i admire pretty nails but the ocd in me can't leave mine alone enough to have them for myself.

Apples and Pears said...

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