Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shellac Nails - update

After 2 1/2 weeks, I finally had to take off the Shellac UV nail polish that I talked about in a recent post.  So, was it worth the extra $15 to get that "special polish" at the salon???  I will say yes!!!  They were totally right that it doesn't chip.  I only had 2 little chips (one because I cut off a piece of my nail with a knife when I was cutting tomatoes, and the other was a weak nail that just peeled off a little).  I'm right-handed, and my left hand nails looked as if I had just walked out of the salon. The ONLY reason I decided the polish needed to come off was because my nails had grown out enough to where there was a gap between my cuticles and the polish.

However, here is the con:
-It's more difficult to remove than regular polish-
It took about 15 minutes to remove the polish...I had to soak my nails in acetone and scrape it off.  This was a pain, as I don't have much patience when it comes to nail maintenance!

Here's a pic right before I removed the polish, after it had been on 2 1/2 weeks (it's very blurry, I know!).  It was still very glossy and chip-free!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shellac Nails!

Yesterday, my parents were in town visiting, so they watched Mya for me while I escaped to get a pedicure (since I can't reach my toes now!).  I had just planned on getting a basic pedi, no manicure or anything....until the lady was telling me about this Shallac UV nail polish they had.  So, I decided to splurge and get a manicure too, and pay the additional $15 for the special polish for a couple reasons:
1.  She said it will last 2-3 weeks without chipping!
2.  It dries in one minute under the UV light!

What mom, or any woman for that matter, would not LOVE a quick-dry, no-chipping polish without having to get acrylic nails?

Time will tell if it was worth the money, but I can tell you that my nails looks great for now!  They're very shiny, so with the glare, this picture doesn't do them justice!  Find a Shallac salon near you:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shoes for Fall

I'm not expecting to be back to my pre-pregnancy clothing size this fall (my little boy is due 10/22), but one thing that I will fit into is SHOES!!!  So here are some great shoes I found on

All under $100.00-

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forever 21 Maternity!

Wow!  Forever 21 now has a maternity line!  I have been wearing several of their non-maternity tops throughout my pregnancy, thanks to the flowy trends, but this is very exciting!  The selection is very limited at this point, with a couple dresses, a few tops, and a cardigan...but I'm hoping it will be expanding very soon!!!

Love 21 Maternity