My DIY at home gel nail manicure

My DIY at home gel nail manicure

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)

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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.

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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)

Comfy.

Comfy.

I am obsessed with being comfortable, clearly. As a mom I’m constantly chasing kids around and taking them here or there. Other than those date nights, which are few and far between these days, the only thing I really want to wear are comfy clothes. So I figured I’d put a few things together that I’m currently obsessed with this fall.

Continue reading “Comfy.”

Here we go.

Happy two months to our sweet, Daniel!

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I decided all of the feels and thoughts I’ve been going through these past few months as a mom of three would be better expressed written down, there is no way in hell I could be the only mom out there going through “this”. So why not share my experiences as they may help someone else going through the same thing.

Being home on maternity leave I’ve found myself addicted to looking up these lifestyle bloggers on Instagram who literally seem to have it altogether, which just makes me feel extremely insecure. I constantly look as these pages thinking how is this even possible. The fact that these women can do their hair and makeup with four kids running around blows my mind. And then, okay fine you’re able to do your hair and make up.. then have these photoshoots that I knowwww had to have taken a good amount of time! Each child is strategically placed in line to make the picture perfect.. how?? How on earth do they do it!? If anyone has the secret.. please feel free to let me in on it. Until then I’ll just keep stalking their Instagram’s believing they have the perfect life.

This week I was actually able to shower ..alone, for once. Normally on a daily basis there is a good chance that someone is either screaming at me, using the bathroom or actually in the shower with me. There are no words to describe how amazing it is to be able to actually shower alone!! HEAVEN. ON EARTH.

FOOD SHOPPING with three kids should be considered an Olympic Sport. Since I hadn’t left the house in a good three days, I decided to take a shot. BIG. MISTAKE. I put it out there on Facebook that I took all three food shopping and many people responded with their favorite food shopping delivery service. As much of a great idea as I think it is.. if I did that, I would literally never leave the house. I find myself looking forward to it, who am I??

The minivan. I am officially a minivan mom. 29 years old and driving a minivan has really taken its toll on me. Stupid right? I know. I hear these women all the time talk about how much they love their minivan and how it makes their life so much easier. No thank you. Every time I start the engine I think to myself, is this real life? I feel like people are silently judging me as I drive past them blasting Kendrik Lamar, Humble ..my car is clearly full of children.

Can we talk about how amazing my friends are for a second? How some women live without the support and help from their girlfriends is beyond me. Mine are amazing. This week I received an abundance of the most expensive formula ever that the baby has to have from two of my girlfriends, one offered to take the kids out for the day so I could relax (relax ..what does that even mean?) and another just lets me vent to her literally all, day, long.

I’ve received a ton of questions about Daniels onesie in this picture. It’s from https://www.swankyshank.com/. Not only are they the cutest thing ever, but the originality and positive messages make them that much better.