For the last year or so, I've been trying my best-est to keep up with a more efficient [read: time-saving] and cost-effective [read: inexpensive] beauty routine, which has included ... doing my own nails. I know, I know. No one seems to do that anymore, do they? Or do they.
Last month, amazing sis-in-law no. 2 and I did our nails together on a lazy Friday night, and it was so relaxing. And, in the last year, doing my nails has become one of my favorite things to do with a slow weekend, and in the best-est case, with a girlfriend.
It's also become a relieving time-saver when I can't carve out time for the salon, like this busy week - when I'm inviting myself (via Outlook) to schedule my free time - on my own calendar. And, living with my nails in their current state is just not an option.
Amazing sis-n-law no. 1 (no. 1 because she's first, as far as the marriages go) gifted me this kit that's lasted years, and I figure that as long as I can pretzel-myself into a pedicure-performing posture and sneak it in during TBS's Tuesday night Office marathon, I can do my own toes.
So, while my beauty routine has adjusted slightly, my color preference has not. OPI's Pink-ing of You is my perfect pink. One coat on the hands, two on the toes and I'm good to go. I have always been drawn to barely-there pinks and neutrals (another go-to: Ballet Slippers from Essie) and have been stuck on this particular pink that gives my pale skin a boost and makes me smile (esp. when it's a DIY job).
Any time-saving tips or preferred pinks in your world? Suggestions welcome.
PS: When I do spring for the salon, I go to Rebecca right here in Hermosa Beach - two thumbs. Way up. And, by the way, before you go, pick up a pita right next door and snack while you get pampered.
Yes - I'm glad you asked - they do have fountain sodas.