Why should you get gel nails, and why not?

Are you thinking about getting your nails done, but you really don’t know yet?

You are in the right place then!

I had my nails first done, when I was 15 (6 years). I trust only one person to make them, and they are gel.

My ideal shape is round and I tend to choose more girly and pastel variations.

My Alice in wonderland inspired ones:

 

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PROS

  • They are beautiful. They look perfect and you can design them yourself. It’s a great way to express your style.
  • Radically less breaking. If your nails break all the time, this will stop. Your nails won’t break unless grown out too long.
  • People (oh and pets) LOVE when you scratch them. 
  • Your nails last (around) a month without any maintenanceWhich is great if you are lazy as me.
  • Your cuticles will thank you. If you have dry, painful cuticles and nothing help, then this will.

 

CONS

  • It hurts sometimes. Curing can be torture, especially around the time of your period.
  • Your own nails are weak afterwards. Your nails will grow back stronger, but until then, they will break like crazy.
  • They take a long time to make. File, shape, cure, file, color, cure, file, enjoy! Perfection takes time. A few hours of time, to be honest.

Have you ever had gel nails? Do you like them? Let me know about your experiences, I’m curious!

 

 

 

10 Simple Self Care Ideas

Self care is important. No doubt about that. But how exactly can we take care of ourselves?

I present you 10 simple ways to self care, you should definitely try to introduce to  your everyday habits.

 

  1. Eat more fruit and vegetables to stay healthy and fresh. Fruit and vegetables are awesome. They work miracles with your body and mind.
  2. Drink tea. Make it habit to enjoy your favorite cup of tea, even if it’s just a few minutes in the morning. Stop the time around you and calm your soul.
  3. Give yourself a break. Step away from your desk at least once an hour,that’s an order!  Clear your head and come back with fresh thoughts. I’ve once studied for the whole day without break, and trust me, the outcome was terrible.
  4. Spend more time in nature. Fresh air, amazing scenery… and of course nature. What’s more beautiful. Go for a walk and I assure you, you will find something beautiful.
  5. Keep track of your goals. Set new ones and feel motivated. You can review them daily, so you feel motivated.
  6. Do more of what you love. Enjoy your hobbies.
  7. Nourish your relationships. Call your family and make sure they know you love them. Meet up with your friends, because friends are awesome.
  8. Dance more often. There is nothing more relaxing than forgetting all your problems and jump around for a few moments. You can dance while preparing your breakfast or washing your teeth.
  9. Get more sleep. Do you sleep enough? Only on the weekends, right? I’m guilty too. Go to bed a little earlier. You can thank me later.
  10. Once in a while, spoil yourself. After a whole semester of not spending any more money than needed, I decided to stop at my favorite cafe and I also bought planner I’ve dreamed of for years. It was the best feeling ever.

I believe that after trying some of those types, you’ll feel motivated and happy.

Do you have some other ideas? Feel free to share them with me!

 

Why Is Self Care So Important?

 

Nowadays,  we have barely time to relax. Our everyday life is so hectic and stressful. We don’t have time for proper meals, our hobbies and most importantly, we don’t have enough time to relax and take care of ourselves. And it’s so easy, that many of us feel like self-care is something “special”.

Self care prevents you from nervous breakdown. We are all guilty. We push ourselves too much, without even realizing our limit. Often reaching it and feeling miserable, exhausted and ready to give up.

Self care clears your mind.  When you get stuck on a complicated problem to deal with, and you have no idea what to do, try taking a break.

Self care motivates. When you feel like you don’t want to fight anymore, make sure to enjoy some me-time, so that you feel like fighting again.

However Self care is not only about relaxing. The most important part of self-care is what we do everyday, what we eat, how much we exercise.

Do you think you practice self care enough? What are the best ways to relax for you? I would love to know.

And remember:

There is no shortcut. It takes time to build a better, stronger version of yourself.