Holy moly! It has been a very long time. I haven’t worn polish in well over a year now. I had decided to stop polishing my nails towards the end of my pregnancy as I was exhausted and just didn’t have it in me to dedicate those days to sitting and polishing and changing it out when it chipped. I was focused on just getting through the pregnancy comfortably. Then, after my baby was born, I chose to avoid polishing for numerous reasons. I didn’t want the fumes from the polish anywhere near the baby, I didn’t honestly have the time to paint with a newborn, and then as she got older, she started teething and would chew on my fingers…. And really, I can say I won’t be polishing as frequently as I had been (2-3 times per week), but I plan to occasionally get some color on my tips and will post as I can.
Yesterday I decided to bust out some spring colored polish to brighten my nails. I selected For Audrey by China Glaze, which I know I have posted about (probably a couple of times) in the past. I opted to do an accent nail with OPI Austin-Tatious Turquoise.
It was very strange seeing color on my nails after so long. But, it was also refreshing to see the shine on them. I kept flashing them at my husband and saying, “Ohhh! Look at that SHINE! They’re so GLOSSY!” Hahaha!
Clearly, they are a far cry from perfection. I didn’t even bother with the full treatment as I used to. My baby was napping so I slapped on some polish and called it a day. There was no cleaning up on the edges or taking my time. I didn’t trim and shape my nails, either. They aren’t exactly blog ready, but for my day to day life… no one is looking and analyzing. I call that a win.
While I haven’t been polishing my nails this past 1+ year, I have been taking on some fun baby/kid/around the house projects that I will likely post and share on my other blog. The last I can recall having posted over there was about DIY nursing tank tops. That went swimmingly well! I’m still using them, in fact! You can check that out here: DIY Nursing Tank Tops and keep an eye out for some other projects!