Thursday, July 8, 2010

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Literally, I can't believe I've been MIA from blogging for 2 months, give or take. Well not completely, yeah I haven't blogged but I have been keeping up with my favorite blogs. It would take me a good month to bring you up to speed as to where I've been and what I've been doing.  Let's just sum it up with it's been an insanely, crazy, busy, family-filled, party-planning, memories-made, amazing two months and a few pictures of the first bit.  Of course, my beach pics have yet to be uploaded.
My sister's graduation, my soon-to-be brother-in-law's commissioning, two trips to NC, a week at the beach, lots of wedding & shower planning and the world keeps spinning.

In other news, I managed to squeeze in an OPI Axxium Gel Manicure a week and a half ago and have another appointment tonight.  There's definintely pros and cons to these bad boys.
- durability
- no chipping
- no breaking
- quick nail growth

Although I love the bright colors and matching my toes, my suggestion is to stick with natural colors like Bubble Bath & French Manicure to extend the life of the mani and reduce your chances of looking like you haven't tended to your nails in months.  Afterall, the whole point, in my opinion, of paying a bit more for the gel manicure ($30 at my salon) is to prolong the time between manis.  I love the gels, but it's going to have to last more than 11 days to convince me to stick w. it instead of reverting back to traditional manis.

I promise more pics to come! I can't wait to get back into routine blogging & bring you up to speed with our summer happenings.


  1. I am dying to try the OPI gel mani. I haven't really checked around for a salon in my area that does it yet, though. It definitely sounds like you've had an exciting 2 months! Glad you're back! :)

  2. Wow, you've been busy! Where did you get your manicure? I think we live fairly close to one another and I'm dying to try it. :-)

  3. ive been wondering about the gels...thanks for posting! what is the process when it is time to get them re-done? does teh salon have to take them off if you dont want them anymore?