Friday Four

So I was thinking about starting a weekly (or maybe monthly…lol…who are we kidding) round-up post of sorts where I would share some snippets of my life through photos on my camera roll. I absolutely LOVE Franziska’s (pronounced fran-ches-ca) “Top Three” posts which I’ve probably shared on here at some point over the last 5+ years but since I can’t remember what I did yesterday (or why I opened a new window to search something a few minutes ago…hoping this jogs my memory…nope), I’m mentioning it again. I also just re-read her “Invisalign” post since I am currently on tray 17 and am one of the lucky (insert sarcasm here) ones who has 8 attachments on the top and 5 on the bottom PLUS I get to wear rubberbands (looks something like this). I wore my trays religiously for the first few weeks but now I am wearing them mainly at night…which is very bad…you are supposed to wear them for something like 22 hours a day. But I’m still seeing improvement so I am happy so far. But back to my idea of a round-up…I kind of feel like people are missing how blogs/social media used to be…a little more real/raw. A little less curated (#amiright). So without further ado…here is my first round-up of sorts.

  • Tried It: Essie’s new gel couture line of polishes. Essie sent me over several of polishes from their new Fall collection and I have to admit it inspired me to start painting my nails again. I’ve been super lazy when it comes to painting my nails as of late but I’ve already tested and shared a couple of my mani’s on Facebook & Twitter. BTW…for any bloggers who are reading…I feel like I have totally ignored Twitter (and Pinterest for that matter) for quite some time. But after checking out the insights on the mani (top left above), I was shocked with how much interaction something as simple as a mani got. I may have to bring #NOTD back to the blog…what do you think? Oh yeah, and for those of you who are interested in how the gel polish holds up…I have to be completely honest here and say that it didn’t last any longer for me than Essie’s regular polish lasts. I have my hands in water ALL THE TIME and am very hard on my nails so if a mani lasts me even 3-5 days, I am ECSTATIC. But I am OBSESSED with the brush shape on these polishes and wish Essie would change all of their brushes to the new fuller/more rounded brushes. It really helps make your at-home mani’s look more professional IMHO. I am wearing “Model Clicks” in the pic above.
  • Read It: I have not read a book in its entirety in a long time. But I just bought “Behind Closed Doors” and read it in half a day. I could not put it down! It was easy reading and it sucked me in IMMEDIATELY. I forgot how fun it is to read. I also recently got “The Light Between Oceans” but haven’t started it yet. I also REALLY want to read “The Five People You Meet In Heaven”. Have you guys read any of these? I’d love your thoughts.
  • Ate It: I recently made this artichoke dip and OH MY GAWD is it delicious. And fattening. But worth it!
  • Found on Instagram: I don’t know why but the “Half Bun Hairstyle” (top right) had me cracking up because that is EXACTLY what I look like (on the right) whenever I attempt this hairstyle. So obviously I had to tag my besties in it on Insta. Speaking of Instagram (you can follow me here), how are you guys liking IG Stories? I thought I would stick to Snapchat because the filters are just too fun but I was surprised at how many more views my IG stories get. Even with this horrible new algorithm…which by the way SUCKS. I MISS seeing the people I follow in chronological order. So if you follow, please do like and/or comment on occasion so you can keep me in your feed!

P.S. Let me know in the comments if this is a type of post you’d like to see more of! With my son going back to school next week, I’m hoping to have a little more time to focus on blogging. But who knows…the older he gets, the more my life revolves around HIS social life! lol

One Comment ( Reply )

  1. Megan
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 8:51 pm

    I just tried the essie polish too. Bummed it didn’t last any longer for me either. I use their regular gel and actually get longer wear then I did with the new product, but I totally agree with you the brush is on point. Loved it. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma