I used to spend upwards of $50 per appointment to have my nails done with damaging acrylics. More for a gel nail treatment. An expensive but necessary step if I wanted to have pretty, strong, painted nails that lasted for at least a few weeks. A couple of years ago, I started to use gel press on nail kits as an alternative. They only cost about $10 per box, they’re easy to install (just add adhesive, press, and file), and they look almost exactly like a gel treatment at the nail salon. Here’s a recent installation of gel press on nails that I did:
When you move into a home that has been around for over 30 years, it’s normal for it to have some features that look dated. If you take a closer look, you’ll find that there are probably a few specific things around the house that are making the home look old-fashioned. Here are a few things to look out for if you want to modernize your home. You can overcome some of these issues yourself—just add them to your do-it-yourself project list.
Old-School Kitchen Cabinets
It ain’t easy being a single woman who lives by herself. You have to take the garbage out, get rid of bugs, and look out for yourself. You have to be a maverick of sorts—resourceful and resilient.
But living on your own can also be very peaceful and relaxing. I mean, for one, there’s no need to argue with a crazy roommate or boyfriend who leaves their stuff around the house and piles up dirty dishes. You can dress however you want when you’re cooking eggs in the morning. You have privacy, and your home stays exactly the way you want it to be every day.
I’m extra protective over my cats, and I often go the extra mile to make sure that they’re comfortable. So when the summer time arrives, bringing 80+ degree days with it, I will take extra steps to make sure my babies are cool in every way possible.
When people get hot, we can sweat to cool down, grab a glass of ice water, or go to into an AC cooled store. Cats (and dogs) don’t have the same luxuries, so it’s up to us to help them stay cool. Here are a few tips for how to keep cats extra cool in the summer if you’re not able to afford central air or can’t leave a window AC unit on all day.
I have tried countless workout routines in the past, from Beach Body to Shaun T’s T25 to Pilates and 5 minute Yoga. Sometimes I get a good workout by simply walking up and down the stairs.
But out of all the workout programs I’ve tried, none of them are as good as the exercise I get from chasing an annoying fly or moth around the house.
The level of disrespect the fly shows me is definitely a motivating factor. For instance, if it buzzes close to my face more than once or goes near my food, now it’s game on!
I recently decided to give pycnogenol a try. It’s a supplement that is supposed to give you a boost of energy. The brand by Viva Naturals is made from the pine trees grown in Les Landes Le Gascogne forest in southwestern France. It’s goal is to help your body get rid of free radicals. The pine trees are allowed to grow with no herbicides, pesticides or GMO treatments. After taking this supplement for a whole month, I noticed a marked improvement in my energy level. Here are a few other benefits: