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!

 

 

 

Add some flowers into your life.

Recently, I’ve bought some flowers. And I must say, they are magnificent.

I think many of you already know this, but looking at flowers everyday is magical. It doesn’t only make you feel happy, but also shows you how beautiful this world is!

When I was living on my own, in my tiny apartment, I had no plants whatsoever. I didn’t really worry about it. But when I returned back to live with my parents, I realized that I really missed the nature. My mom really loves flowers, so she puts them everywhere she can. And I see why. My moods are better, and I appreciate even the smallest things lately.

So I’ve bought bonsai (Carmona Microphila) and orchid (Phalaenopsis multiflora).

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This is not my particular bonsai. I have to replant him first, so I’ll show you later.

I hope I can keep them alive, because every plant I ever had, didn’t last more than a month. I keep forgetting about them. So, I will do my best this time.

What is your favorite flower (plant)? Do you have any?

There is no better way to enjoy spring, than with nature. So let’s all leave our computers and phones, and spend some time outside!

Is this a joke??

Oh my… so I don’t have any responsibilities right now and still, I don’t have enough time for this place.

I can finally see!

I have my contact lenses, finally. I know it’s weird to have my first pair at the age of 20. But what can I do? My doctor refused to prescribe them to me. (I have astigmatism.) I had to change doctors, because she was in an accident and wasn’t able to work anymore. New one happily prescribed them to me. So here I am, finally able to see without glasses. I’m so happy.

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Do you wear lenses?  What do you find more comfortable, glasses or lenses? Why?

I like lenses better. For several reasons, I hate wearing 2 pairs of glasses on 3D movies, and I don’t even feel lenses in my eyes.

Practice makes perfect!

So I started to practice some bits and pieces of graphics. Right now it’s very far from being fine (even though my boyfriend claims otherwise), but at least I’m learning the interface and it’s fun.

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What a joke!

Ok, now on a serious note. I needed a quick fix yesterday, so I grabbed first tea I could find in my cupboard, and guess what I’ve got?! The shortest  tea bag string thing ever….

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Is this some type of joke tea makers are pulling on me?

Anyways, I had a good laugh. And now I know now, why I love loose leaf tea much more.

 

University drop out or University applicant?

I have decided to write more about my personal life as it is. Why not?

At least you’ll know me better, right?

So there are few things I have on mind recently.

1. Am I obsessed THAT MUCH?!

Okey, so I love tea, especially matcha. I used to drink matcha late a lot during winter. But, two to three visits to Starbucks a week is still manageable.

But Matcha frappe came out recently. The same Matcha frappe I drank in Japan. And yesterday I realized I had one every day since it came out. So I’m much more obsessed than it seemed.

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And they now remember my name in Starbucks.

Cashier: “And what’s your name? Maria?”
2. University drop out or University applicant??

Just recently I came to a decision I don’t see myself as a Japanese studies graduate. Am I seriously able to sit behind a table all day, translating? Not really. I’m different, I’m creative. I can study languages in my free time anyways. So I dropped out of university.

I was always interested in design. It would make 10x higher income. I could actually CREATE stuff. I could be my own boss. Why shouldn’t I try. So, here I am, I applied. However, there is one problem, MATH. I hate math, my mind works differently than math. I don’t get it. I don’t want to get it.

So I came hope and shared this gracious idea with my lovely family. What were the reactions, you ask?

Mom: “Japan is the only thing, you were ever able to do! Are you serious? What now? You are good for nothing now.”

This made me mad.

I am good enough, and I will achieve anything! Just wait, I’ll prove you wrong!

So, everyone else thinks it’s a good idea. Even my Japanese language teacher, who teaches me since I was 15.

3. I changed my style! (or enhanced it if you will)

Hope it lasts.

Yeah, it took me a while to find my style. I would fancy street fashion. Clothes which looked different from the “casual” ones. So in the last few years I was wearing all black boring outfits good for nothing. Hoping to wake up one day, and find the perfect style.

Not anymore, ladies and gentlemen, not anymore.

I found it, well, not really I just opened my eyes. But change is still change.

4. Old friendships, good friendships!

I cut all cords from my past, hoping to see someone care.

It’s kind of a long story, you know how when you become happy people start having problems with that? Well, that happened.

And I decided to care about me for once. Therefor, I cut all people who destroyed my inner peace.

BUT, this one friend, whom I know, since we were little kids, came forward. And that made me so happy. She is actually a person with whom I spent almost all of my student life since kindergarten. And oh I miss those times. So we went for a coffee, and tomorrow we meet for breakfast. I’m so happy about this.

She is actually this beautiful girl, who is great in everything she does. She has style, is great at athletics, studies super hard school and is very nice. And I don’t get it. How is it even possible.

 

So that would be all for today. I will get better at this, I hope.

Getting myself out there is really hard.

Is there anything amazing that happened to you recently? Let me know.