Woohoo! Digital Dozen is my excuse to actually get off my butt and do some nail art. I mentioned a few posts back that I’ve had some health issues, and I haven’t been blogging as much because of it. But, here I am – and I couldn’t very well sit neon out, now could I?!
Welp, it’s my birthday! Happy birthday to me. I’ve never felt emotional about a birthday before, but I’m leaving my 20s! It feels significant, somehow. I wanted to celebrate with some fun nail art – not birthday specific, but just fun! I bought some nail vinyls from Twinkled T ages ago, and decided to give them a try. Plus, a gradient – one of my favorite nail art styles. Plus plus glitter – because you can’t go wrong with a little bling. Amiright, though?
I have 2 interests in foot files. The first is as somebody with … rough … feet. Seriously rough feet. I have tried so many things, and I am constantly trying to smooth my feet, but nothing ever seems to quite do the trick. It’s not just that it’s summer and I want my tootsies to look cute in my new sandals – it’s an all the time thing for me! Though for many people, summer is a good reason to up your foot care game. The second interest is as a licensed nail tech. I’ve done my fair share of pedicures! Different salons use different tools, and I’m always judging would I use that on my own feet? Color me surprised when I heard that Microplane (I’m pretty sure I have 2 or 3 different Microplane tools in my kitchen!) makes a foot file!
My obsessive love of nail polish has brought me into the wide and wonderful world of makeup. Oh my gosh, do I love makeup! I’m going to start featuring more makeup and cosmetics reviews on the blog, and I’m so excited to share it all with you! Today I’m going to review Boxycharm – I was especially psyched to try this subscription box because in addition to full size products, they also often include nail polish! I’m a little late to the party, so this is my May box. I’ll be posting the June box soon.
Back in the fall, my new house was robbed. It was really scary, especially because it was right after we moved in. I was so worried that maybe we purchased a house in the wrong neighborhood, and I really didn’t feel safe. I was especially devastated that all of my jewelry was stolen – including heirlooms from my mom. Nothing can replace what was stolen, but I have been slowly rebuilding my jewelry collection. I was absolutely delighted with the offer to try Soufeel charm bracelets, because I completely understand how jewelry can have emotional significance! Their slogan is: charm bracelets for every memorable day. And that really resonates with me!
I’ve been just racking my brain trying to figure out what else to do for fandom! I started thinking about movies, books, and tv shows that have absolutely massive followings and also have something really iconic about them – and somehow The Wizard of Oz just popped into my straw-brain! It really was an iconic film – the color, the songs, the characters, the social commentary. When I was little I wanted Dorothy’s ruby red slippers more than anything. Seriously.
So, I’m kind of obsessed with The Office. There are a few shows I could just watch on repeat (um, and have…) and The Office is one of them. It’s just so funny. Although the early seasons are kind of painfully embarrassing, the show is just so freaking funny!
Well, it’s been a hot minute since I last posted. Time is weird, isn’t it? I’ve had some not so fun health issues pop up, and it’s really taken a lot out of me. I’ve had to really stop, drop, and take care of myself. I’m sorry if you missed me – I’m still around, and I’m ok. Just going through some tough times. If anybody or anything could motivate me to create art, it’s the Digital Dozen. Those girls are just amazing and supportive. And here we are at another challenge week, and my life is stabilizing, and you know – I just miss this.
I was very curious to try the Dermelect #dermelectchallenge — which is a bet that you can finish a manicure in under 20 minutes. I’m pretty fast at a polish change, you know, but the Dermelect system promises no base coat – and that just really piqued my curiosity. Plus, the colors seem like a soft, neutral, pretty palette. I’m happy to share my thoughts on this experience with you!
Complicated nail art makes me intensely happy – both in creating it and wearing it. Sometimes, though, simple nail art can be just as striking. Who am I kidding, sometimes even just the perfect nail color can knock my socks off! What I’m getting at is that sometimes simple can be delicious, classy, and perfect. I was in the mood for simple and clean, so I tried an easy needle drag with some of my favorite Essie polishes.