bloggy stuff

My blog is 10 years old!!!

I’m such a bad blog owner!  My blog turned 10 years old on August 20th!  And I totally spaced.  I feel bad.  Now my blog’s gonna want a diamond or something just cause it turned 10 and I neglected to celebrate.   Hard to believe that 10 years ago I wrote my first post.   Back in the day I thought no one would ever read my blog.  At first I’d post every little detail of my life.  What I ate for lunch.  A list of errands I ran. And now here we are, almost 3000 posts later!   Through my blog I’ve met some incredible people, not to mention the free therapy writing blog posts provides!

To celebrate I am offering readers of my blog a 10% discount on your total Thirty-One order! Go here to shop and get your 10% discount!   (you’ll put in your order and I’ll go in and adjust it down 10% before I submit the order).  Here’s to 10 more bloggy years!!!

beauty ho

Shellac…the end

Well, it’s been 18 days and my Shellac manicure (a UV light cured gel manicure that I got for free but goes for $25 in my salon) still looks great!    Click to enlarge.  My nails are still shiny, hard, and shimmery.  There is the slightest bit of wear noticeable on the white tips (really more on the corners).  Mind you, I haven’t worn gloves and I’ve been doing all the regular life things like washing dishes, typing, etc.  The only real problem is that my nails are growing and the growth has become obvious in the nail bed.   From arm’s length my nails don’t look too bad but I’m ready for a change.  So tomorrow I’ll soak them for 10 minutes in acetone, wipe off the gel polish then paint them with a regular nail polish.  I am thoroughly impressed with the Shellac manicure and I will definitely get it again.  Especially for  special occasions like our upcoming Disney cruise!