Nail Polish Swap Reveal!

I had the pleasure of participating in a nail polish swap put on by Perfectly Imperfect & I wore yoga pants to work.  
I was so much fun!  I have never done a swap before and I LOVED it.  I will definitely do this again!
I got to meet the lovely Libby from It’s never too late…although I’m always late.  She was my swap partner and she really did an amazing job with this swap.  She sent me so many polishes and goodies I was overwhelmed with ideas of what kind of manicure I should do.  I certainly didn’t want to disappoint her!  She picked out the most beautiful colors, I loved them all and it was SUPER hard to settle on what I should do!

Look at these pretties:

I finally settled (after much internal debate) on the turquoise and black polish.  Then I played with the cool stickers she sent me.  

Here are some things I did learn.  
1.  Um, how do you all take such great pix of your nails.  That sounds so easy, but goodness did I struggle trying to get a decent pic of my nails! lol
2.  I am not patient enough for tape manicures.  You know – paint a color, wait for it to dry, put painters tape on and paint the other color.  I had all the steps down pretty well, except wait for it to dry…all the way dry (details, details).

Anyway, I had a ton of fun!  Make sure you visit the other pages to see what they got in their swap packages!
Nail Polish Swap

Gel Polish Remover Miracle!

Now and then I like to get a gel polish manicure.  They are so pretty and typically last 3-4 weeks for me.  The problem is removing the polish.   If you go back to the salon, they use the heavy artillery to remove it….and half of your nails.  Not great if you like your natural nails.

I was out and about shopping for some sweet polish for the nail polish swap coming up and I stumbled upon Gelish Artificial Nail Remover.  I thought it was worth a try for $5.  Mostly because I spent the previous night scraping the polish off my nails for way too long.  Not a fun time.

This stuff is bomb.  Serious.

First, rough up the top of the polish with a file.  Squirt some remover on a cotton ball and then wrap foil around your fingertip to keep the cotton ball on your nail.  Looks cool like this….cyber fingers!!!

Set your timer for 15 minutes.  Then take them off one at a time and scrape away the polish with your fingernail.  Comes off super easy.  Like you wouldn’t believe it easy.

 No polish.  No nail damage.  AWESOME…..

What inspires you?

Since I have been doing well with my weight loss I have been so inspired to get back to sewing.  Of course, I could stick with the usual make stuff for the kids or house but there is something rewarding about wearing something you have made for yourself.

I keep walking by this:

And wanting to create SoMEthiNg!!! I am not sure what.  So, that brings me to my question…what inspires you?  Nature, art, family, magazines?

I am looking forward to spending some time figuring out what my first little project should be!!