Monday, November 12, 2012

How To Be Nice To Yourself


On Sunday evening, a friend suggested to me, "You should so something nice for yourself." I thought about taking a bath but our tub is small and not always relaxing. I made myself chili which tasted good but afterwards made me feel not so good. And then I saw a post over at love Maegan  and it hit me: I'm going to paint my nails.

Mike, Me & my sister-in-law, Michele
Now, mind you, I almost never paint my nails. I could probably count the times I have done it on two hands. And usually it takes me so long and it is so messy I end up taking the polish entirely off after completing it. But not this time. I picked two colors I had stored in a bag of nail polish I have collected. Every Christmas or birthday, I get a color or two from Mike's sister and I love them! But I'm always discouraged by my left-handed painting skills. But when I saw the unopened teal bottle next to the gold glitter bottle, I knew what I had to do.

Hours later (while watching some awesome reruns of How I Met Your Mother) this is the manicure I ended up with. Still messy but I'm quite proud of it if I do say so myself. I liked the sort of meditative, creative task of painting my nails and I think I'd like to have painted nails for often. It just makes me feel more fun. And now they have nail polish stickers (they have probably had these for years but this is how "in" I am with fashion), so there's a short cut if I'm feeling short on time.

In the end, I felt like I really had done something nice for myself. And on Sunday nights, while Mike is at work, I just might make this my nail painting evening.

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