Monday, September 26, 2016

Nailing It! Nailcare Part 2

Lisha's Guide To Nailcare
Pt 2

Polishing Up

Welcome back to the second part of the Nailcare Guide! If you missed the first part, click here.

Polishes, nail varnishes, nail lacquers, are a great and definitely easy way to add a pop of colour and personality to your hands. Polishes come in so many different colours, finishes (if the polish is glittery, shiny, or matte), and not to mention brands.

Applying polishes are pretty straight forward.:

  • Apply the polish to a clean nail bed. Let dry. 
  • Apply a second coat to make the colour more opaque.
  • Top it all with a top coat of your choice. 

You let the layers of polish dry thoroughly... which can be a little difficult, maybe not as difficult as the polish mountain challenge! Setting aside some time where you can relax is the most beneficial to avoid smudging.

Bonus tip!: Want a no hassle look that you can still get away with having chipped polish? Use light colours that are more on the transparent side! It doesn't draw attention the way very opaque or dark colours do.

Stay tuned for part 3; nail extensions.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Shitty Date

Shitty Date, Summer Edition

Went on second  date with someone some weeks ago, and I had dinner at the Ralph Lauren restaurant. The establishment was GORGEOUS and I loved the decorative books and frames that gave an air of sophistication.
I decided to go with liver and onions (not my go to meal ) with a glass of Stella Artois to wash it down. It had been years since I've tasted liver and onions, wanting to see how it will turn out here.
It was actually really delicious, smooth without liver's grainy texture and topped with savory BACON!

My date though it was a good idea to constantly bitch about my choice of meal calling it a dinner from hell and "so disgusting", while reaching over my ENTER plate to take a few brussel sprouts. He also thought it was sexy to pick food from his teeth with his fingers! Disgustingggg!!! Like, DID YOUR MOM EVEN RAISE YOU?! DO YOU REALLY THINK YOUR BEHAVIOUR IS OK??!

His table manners seemed like a prepubescent boy, and was definitely not sexy nor did it make me want to eat in public with him. I think if you are kicking it with your friends in a little dive bar or small low key restaurant... like Mcdonalds, maybe somethings can let slide.... I guess.

Besides terrible table manners, he also would mention lowkey racist type statements like, "you don't act like a (stereotypical) black person!" or talking down on Asian people. He seemed to be stuck in white frat boy land than really trying to seem like a halfway decent person. ughhhhh He also though he was being 'romantic'. lmfaoooo

If anything, I'd visit the restaurant again, and grab another plate of RL's liver and onions. The only highlight of that night.

Monday, September 19, 2016

My Journey

Mental Health and Vitamins


This year in the journey of bettering myself and mood, I decided to look into B vitamins. I have added in working out into my schedule, positive affirmations instead of negative self talk, listening to different music that uplift than perpetuate negative moods, and also meditating and yoga. I wanted to do more in my daily routing to not only establish something constant, but to (hopefully) boost my mood and keep me going.

I researched a few things and had to take note that B6 and B12 are helpful with mood. Neesie, a Lolita I met at an anime convention, also told me that Vitamin D is also helpful. We don’t get as much of it here in the Midwest when it becomes cold because we aren’t outside as much to absorb it from the sun resulting in SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you have dairy sensitivity or intolerance like myself, you may also be at risk unless the foods you eat contain enough of it.

Currently I have taken several months of B6 and B12, and will restock my supply along with some Vitamin D. It is still kind of summer, and I usually am in better spirits, but I will defo check back in during the Spring to see how well this new addition to my routine works! I may even buy a Happy Light!

Thank you for reading and stay tuned! Comments are always appreciated!