Saturday, March 7, 2009

Simple Pleasures -pt 4

A simple little thing like putting on nail polish can really lift your spirit. French manicure on squared off nails is my personal favorite. I love the way it looks. My fingers are really long and slender, but my nail beds grow thin and are kind of wide so my nails never look very long. I used to do acrylic nails, but they are so bad for your nail bed. After I got a fungus on one of my nails, that was the end of fake nails for me!

Nail polish helps keep them in tact for a little while longer than they would on their own. Interestingly enough, when I started eating a more GF diet, my nails started to grow a bit stronger and would get some length to them on their own. Filing and polishing is a great spring-thing to do for yourself. The gorgeous red polish is for the toes, but sometimes it winds up on my fingers.

Give yourself a manicure and/or pedicure. There are wonderful cleansing cremes and lotions to use on your hands and feet. They feel so soft and pampered afterwards. Get out the foot tub, some bath salts, the lotion and polish, and spa it up at home. Maybe even have a friend over and share the luxury!


Laura said...

I loovveee manicures and pedicures! I've been meaning to do that and you've inspired me to finally do it tonight!

Pamelyn said...

Fun! I just did a french manicure and it looks so great!