Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to: Gel Nails

Many of you have probably heard of gel nails. Essentially you are able to paint your nails with a stronger nail polish that won't chip as easily. If you are someone who always has to have their nails done, but who doesn't want to spend a lot of money going to a nail salon, investing in a gel nails at home kit would be something to look at.
I currently use the gelish brand UV light (shown above) and it works perfectly! I know many UV lights can be pretty pricey, but look at some local nail shops/beauty shops and you might find some really good deals!

 Make sure to get a base coat and a top coat for your nails as it helps strengthen your nail polish and helps it last longer. However if you decide to get the Gelaze brand, the color nail polish doubles as a base coat so you'd only need the top coat! :)
 So basically its incredibly simple. Just apply the base coat/foundation coat and put your nails under the UV light and press the button until the light turns off. And repeat those steps with the color  polish and the top coat and voila, you're finished!
So what do you think about gel nails? I absolutely love them :) They should last about 3 or more weeks, however you need to get them wet as little as possible to help them last longer. Wear gloves while washing the dishes and don't go swimming everyday and they should last you a long time! Tell me what your experiences are with gel nails, and what else you would like seeing on my blog!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Vacation: Bear Lake

This weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to stay in a summer lake house with my family at Bear Lake. For those of you who have never been there/ never heard of it, let me just tell you, it is GORGEOUS! I have never seen a lake so blue and have never been able to have such a great view of one.
And yes, the lake really is that blue! I was absolutely blown away by the view. And not only was the water beautiful, but the neighboring cabins were just adorable! My Dad and I went for a long walk enjoying the view. 

The next day we spent hours swimming at the lake, and I was surprised at how clear the water was! I could go as far out as I could and I was always able to see the bottom clearly. 
I wish I would've taken a better picture of how clear the water is, but I hope you can kind of tell from the picture above.

I am super happy I was able to enjoy a weekend at this beautiful place! Whatever your summer is like, I suggest you take loads of pictures because half the fun of amazing summer adventures is reminiscing with friends and family as you flip through photos in the future!
Peace out my lovelies!

*side note* I just saw a beautiful rainbow after it just sprinkled for a bit so I had to put this in here! Please view the full image to see it better cause Im too lazy to resize it now sorry, haha