this is my addiction.

Tag: Sally’s

Nubby Nails

In an attempt to save some money, or be more cautious about spending all my money before I get paid again, I decided against getting my acrylics done. They really should have been filled last weekend, but I tried to ignore that, and painted them red for my pirate costume.

Tuesday morning, I went to work with them… And my coworker Joelle told me my nails looked super long/ugly, so I decided it might be time to do something about it.

I went directly home, and soaked them in acetone to get the acrylics off. Uh…. it took a long while. And in my impatience, I ended up ripping my own paper thin nail, and excuse my French, but that shit hurt.

So I sported a bandaid for a few days over the broken nail, and even went to class WITHOUT nail polish on…. I don’t remember the last time I did that. I felt nakedddd.

I painted my nails and they turned out like thisss:

This was literally right after I painted them, so excuse the excess nail polish around the actual nail. They look better after I shower anyway.

For my ring finger, I painted on clear polish, and then dipped them in gold glitter that I purchased at Sally’s. I used Sally Hansen’s Commander in Chic for the rest of my nails.

$3.99 @ Sally's

$6.49 @ Target

A lot cheaper than getting the acrylics, but a lot more work/upkeep. I’ve already had to repaint them, and because of the thinness of my nails, they keep breaking.

Which brings me to my light bulb moment: when I realized how much BETTER it would be for me to do GEL nails!

I was in class the other day, with my crippled hand (I genuinely thought about parking in a handicapped space when I couldn’t find parking that morning, but then decided that would be really messed up…so I walked three parking lots away from my class, and was about 20 minutes late), and one of the girls at my table was talking about gel nails. She told me how good it is for your nails, and showed me hers which looked amazing! She said it would help my nails get stronger, and that it flexes with you real nail, so when you get it caught on something, it doesn’t hurt like Hell, like it does with acrylics.

And the best part iss…. DRUMROLL…. she works at a salon a few miles from my house, called Pampered Pinkie, and it’s only $35 to get it done there. Uhh hello. First paycheck at the new job, guess where I’ll be!



Wake Up, Makeup

I’ve been running low on some of my makeup products, so the other day, I decided it was time for a trip to Sally Beauty Supply. I needed foundation, mascara, and brow filler, and surprisingly, I didn’t add to my shopping list when I got to the actual store! Go me!

So here’s what I bought:

$9.99 @ Sally's

I buy this product, Dual Wet&Dry Foundation, regularly. It’s a powder foundation, but if you get the sponge wet, it can also be a liquid. The liquid gives you more coverage, and I finish off using the powder. I love it, because it makes my skin look completely flawless, and it doesn’t feel heavy. The only thing I don’t like about it, is that it goes REALLY quick. I buy a new one almost every two weeks, unfortunately.

$8.99 @ Sally's

Normally, I buy my mascara at any drugstore, mainly sticking to CoverGirl products. I’m not usually very picky with mascaras, because I was lucky enough to get my dad’s eyelashes, AKA abnormally long and thick and beeeeautiful! This mascara, however, is notttt my fav. It’s alright, and I like that it doesn’t make my eyelashes chunky and gross, but it also runs a little bit… andddd I’m not a fan of that. I probably won’t buy this product again.

$7.59 @ Sally's

I also normally buy a different brand of brow filler. Normally, I buy the powder from Bare Minerals; it matches my hair color, and I think it looks veryyy natural. I fill my brows in because they’re a bit skinny (from tweezing them too young, and not knowing what the heck I was doing). Anyway, I used to use a pencil, but I like the way the powder looks. And I definitely wanted to avoid the mall, ’cause that’s always bad news. So I decided to try Ardell’s version of my brow filler. I definitely prefer the Bare Minerals, but this will do fine for now.


I walked into Sally’s that night, and noticed there was an older couple standing by the makeup. I didn’t want to be annoying, so I browsed through the makeup I could and waited for them to find what they were looking for, and move down the aisle. They were browsing through nail colors, and searching for a specific one “with purple flecks.”

The woman was getting annoyed, and telling her husband, Kevin (haha!), that she had to keep looking because none of the polishes were her color. He insisted that he found the one she wanted, and she kept saying “Kevin, I’m looking for the one with purple flecks; see how the color changes in the light?! That’s not it.”

I couldn’t help myself, I was giggling at their bickering, and the fact that they made a trip to Sally’s together in the first place. I guess that’s what you do when you’re married and retired?

Kevin then turned around and looked at me apologetically, and said “we’ve been married 34 years.” I thought, how sweet…He must really love her.

Think about it; she seemed like a very stubborn woman, someone who knows what she wants all the time. But someone out there, found her, and loved her so much that he was willing to make that monthly trip to Sally’s with her. To find her “purple flecked” nailpolish. To stay married to her for 34 years. All because he loves her.

Gave me some hope.

%d bloggers like this: