• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nailed It

Well, I think my February Foto challenge is only fun for me.  I don't think it is that exciting for anyone reading my blog.  I don't know why I care if people read because in theory this is supposed to be something for me, but I guess I still want to know people are reading.  Is that bad of me? I sometimes wonder how some blogs get so many people reading.  And some that have a million followers don't write about anything so specific.  hmmmm.  Blog land is a very interesting place.  Oh well, I know there are a few of you actually reading out there.  :)

Anyway, I haven't written about anything in real life for awhile.  My oral surgery went well and I'm still in a little pain at night, but nothing that the good pain meds don't fix.  I am still careful about eating on one side of my mouth and brushing my teeth doesn't feel as satisfying because I'm not brushing as hard as usual.  BUT, overall I feel really good now.  That tooth was not right and it was affecting me a lot. 

Before going back to work and the dental stuff, I had a week off from work so I spent a lot of it reading magazines that had been piling up.  And I've mentioned before that magazine reading is serious business for me.  I clip things out and put them in my special binder of ideas and inspiration. I found something cool in one that I tried out--how to whiten your nails after you wear a lot of dark polish.

I figured I'd take some pictures as I did the process.

Combine in a bowl (I got a clear bowl because it seemed more official for this process):
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 lemon juice
Doesn't it look like an egg mixture?  It's really olive oil and lemon juice, I promise.
Soak your nails for about 10 minutes (or really any amount of time you want).  I watched TV whilst soaking my nails.
I buffed and polished my nails after the soaking was complete. Look how clean they look! haha...I have no idea if it worked or not,  but I feel like they looked really nice and clean.  They felt great after.  The olive oil softens cuticles.
And for good measure, this is after I painted them.  I used Angora Cardi by Essie. 
Okay, I should get back to work this afternoon.  I need to think of more interesting thing to blog about after the February challenge is over. 

Keep it real!

4 comments:

Ms. Attitude said...

This is a neat trick! I will definitely try this out.

By the way, I have really enjoyed reading your foto challenge posts. I try to comment when I can and would have loved to participate, but due to my job I need to stay anonymous.

Ashley said...

I do not get what makes some bloggers SO MUCH more popular than others. It just doesn't make sense.

Muttering Mama said...

I adore your blog! For the record!

Shannon said...

I read your blog everyday!