This post is about nail polish... seriously. That sounds kinda silly, but I have my reasons. Here we go.
I used to never wear nail polish. When getting a manicure, I never even let manicurists use clear nail polish. I always hated how it felt. And I was always terrible at painting my own nails.
After my miscarriage, I felt like I needed a really small, frivolous, silly new goal or hobby, so I chose nail painting. I decided I wanted to give myself a weekly manicure. Levi has always told me stories about how his mom used to give herself a manicure every Saturday night, so that her nails would look nice for church on Sunday morning. She even had a kit! It was all kept in a box. He remembers her filing and trimming and waving her hands around trying to get her polish to dry faster. All while watching Lois and Clark.
So maybe I'm romanticizing nail painting just a tad, but I always liked the picture in my mind of Julee performing her Saturday night ritual... and I've always thought her hands looked beautiful in photographs. I notice them because her wedding ring became my wedding ring.
I've been doing my manicures for three weeks now, and I'm getting really into it! And strangely enough, it's kind of helping me with my sadness and loss. Life really is all about the little things.
(my Valentine's manicure - all my nails were red except for my wedding ring finger)
I even signed up for the Julep Maven program. Essentially, it's a nail polish of the month club! Fun, right?! I got my first box last week. It included these two gorgeous polishes:
I'm going to use the glittery gold shade (Oscar) for an Academy Award manicure.
This week, Julep sent me an email with a discount code to share. Just click this link, take the style quiz (to find out your Julep Maven style; they have different boxes based on your preferences - I'm "classic with a twist"), enter SHAREONMAY in the promo code box, and you'll get your first box for $.01. Seriously one cent!
Once you're a member, you continue getting a new box every month (mine included a dark chocolate bar this month - I love Julep), and if you don't want a box that month, you can opt out for the month while still remaining a member.
If you take the quiz, let me know what your nail polish style is! I'm curious to find out! :)