I never paint my finger nails because when you have kids there just isn't enough time to properly let them dry. I have tried gel polish before and it totally wrecks my nails and makes them peel and break.
I decided to try Sally Hansens Salon Effects.
The application was really easy (took about 20 minutes) and the result is pretty impressive. I cut the strips in half because they were so long and so I will be able to get double the number of applications from a pack. Even if they only last a few days it is totally worth it! Cheaper then a manicure and from my experience manicures chip in a few days anyways.
The design I tried is a little funky for my taste but I wanted something fun. I got a glitter pack to try too but I am the most excited about the french manicure kit!
Update: They lasted about 6 days before the nail growth bothered me enough to remove them. They just barely started chipping at 6 days also. They were easily removed with nail polish remover and don't seem to have damaged my nails at all. Overall I am happy with them.
Our house was recently hit with the plague. K has a double ear infection and hand foot and mouth. B has hand foot and mouth. C has mono and some crazy all over viral rash. I keep waiting to see what unlucky illness I will catch.
In more exciting news Keira has taken her first steps. She went from barely taking 1 step yesterday to taking 6 today! So fun.
B and I haven't had a date night away from the kids in ages. Our amazing friend is watching the kiddos so we can have a whole overnight away! I forgot how much fun it is not to have any responsibilities.
We had dinner at McCormicks and Schmick's, did a little shopping, and hit PF Changs for dessert. Doesn't get much better then that...the best part is that we are already anticipating an undisturbed night of sleep *sigh* what bliss.
PS. Apparently B just discovered an article that states that flatulence can prevent illness - so fart on people, fart on!
I have a Manduka yoga mat (that I love) and it is a bit too thick and too wide for some of the standard carrying bags. It also doesn't stay rolled up well so is a pain to drag around. I ordered A Manduka Go Play and I am thrilled. The adjustable clip straps are easy to use, stay closed way better then D rings and could fit many different sized mats. It even fits a yogi toes towel wrapped inside my super thick mat. The zipper pocket is perfect for keys, a cell phone, and a small wallet or a few cards. The only thing that doesn't fit is a water bottle. I would highly recommend the Go Play - it makes carrying a heavy large mat way easier and consolidates all the other things I bring into one place.
Last week Chase didn't have camp so he spent a week at Pops camp (it is truly the happiest place on Earth for that boy). He was highly disappointed that it was a holiday week so it was only 4 days of fun. They played games, played catch, saw an IMAX, built models, and even saw a tank.