since i’m officially half way there and finally getting some energy back, i figured i’d answer some questions that i’ve gotten asked with pretty much all of my pregnancies. the questions that when you run into someone that you haven’t seen yet since “announcing” your pregnancy you would answer.
let me start off by saying i did not find this: shout out to my sister in law Haley for getting me hooked. super bowl Sunday i went over to her house and she whipped this out, i did my nails there that night and i’m forever a changed woman.
let me also start of by saying that i didn’t pay this much for it, since the whole quarantine situation we have going on, the price has literally doubled and the shipping time is a little bit longer than it was for us
here is the kit that i bought and here is the step by step of how i do it (which also comes with its own instructions)
step one: i file the top of my nails and shape them how i like. i file the top of them because after using it a few times i felt like doing the made it last a little longer.
step 2: a coat of the “foundation” and then under the light for 2 min
step 3: the first coat of the color of your choice. okay so the kit comes with a few colors, but i also purchased another brand of colors because i wanted the white and they worked perfectly fine with my kit (here are the colors i ordered), then you put your hand under the light for 2 min.
step 4: the second coat of the color and then under the light again for 2 min.
step 5: the last “top coat” and then under the light for 2 min.
& that’s it! it’s given me something to do at home during the quarantine and i don’t think i’ll ever have to go to a nail salon ever again. they last me about two weeks, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. you can also put keep your fingers under the light for an extra minute, sometimes i do that just to keep them longer (i have no clue if it works). you can also do an extra coat of the color if you want too.
so if you are unable to get the kit or if you want something a little faster, you can purchase each of the things individually. an alternative to the kit is this light, this base and top coat and here are a few color options (option one/option two)
I shared on my Instagram a few weeks ago of a pregnancy subscription box that I found. And so far I’ve tried a few products that I am so happy with, I figured I would share everything that came in my box, as well as give you little background on the boxes.
The Oh Baby monthly subscription boxes are boxes that get delivered on a monthly basis of your choice: either monthly, 3 months or 6 months. They include over $100 worth of 6-8 full size mama goodies for only $39.99 a month. You can find them here!
Dr. Botanicals – Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleep Mask // my favorite product in this month’s box! I have seen other people using sleep masks and thought about trying one but there are so many i didn’t even know where to start. so when is saw this in the box i couldn’t wait to try it. i feel like it has helped my skin so much, especially during this pregnancy. i have already ordered more.
Ursa Major – Go Easy Shampoo // I’ve used this for a few weeks now and I love how it feels on my hair. it’s no secret I’m in need of a serous haircut, but thankfully this is something that is helping while we’re stuck in the house.
Manna Kadar Beauty – Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub// one of my favorites from the box! omg it just makes my skin feel so clean!!
Totes Preggo bag // because who doesn’t need a new tote bag?
Shainna Ali – The Self-Love Workbook // a workbook that includes endless pages of self-love and self-care prompts and activities to help us moms connect with ourselves.
Mama To-Do List Sticky Notes // these are perfect for your calendar to keep track of all the things us moms have to keep track of (the list is endless!)
Maskeraide – Spotted Detoxifying Blemish Patches // lets be honest pregnancy brings out all of the hormones and sometimes our regular skin care routine just doesn’t work anymore.
Birthing Affirmation Cards // whenever you may feel overwhelmed during your pregnancy, picking one of these random cards to help you stay positive!