Leopard print nails?

On one of my recent flights, I was reading a magazine. I saw a little blurb about nail polish strips that intrigued me.

The basic idea is its a nail polish sticker. A sticker made of nail polish. Whatever. But the cool part was that they were all these designs that you would have to pay big money to get in a salon… if they could even do it in the first place. So, my next trip to the store, I had to look at them. As I expected, a little pricey, but even MORE intriguing.

I am in a cousin’s wedding later this year, and she is using leapard print as a bit of theme in the wedding. One of the polish styles is leopard print, so the other day I broke down and bought a package of leopard print nail polish strips to “give it a try.” They’ve been taunting me from my dresser ever since.

So tonight, I broke down and tried them. I haaate color on my finger nails. (Except black. For some reason I don’t mind black nail polish on my finger nails.) I usually either have a french manicure, clear polish or they’re nekkid. I stared down the nail polish strips. I just could NOT do it on my finger nails. I just couldn’t do leopard print polish on my fingers for the world to see.

I pulled the strips out of the package and decided that surely I could use them on my toe nails. In fact, I could probably use one strip for two toes (since toe nails are so much smaller than finger nails.)

I carefully took my bright red, chipped polish off. Trimmed my nails. Then I obsessively read the instructions. Three times.

Then I started.

IT WAS SO EASY!! Now, we’ll see if they last the promised 10 days or not, but as for applying the polish strips? Simple. And I did successfully use only half the package (by doubling up toes to strips, with only ONE toe showing a bit of a gap from a size discrepancy from thumb to big toe size). The idea behind the strips? Way cool. The leopard print?



I keep staring at my usually bright red, pink or maroon toes in a mixture of amusement and horror.

See for yourself:

It’s one part cool. One part hilarious. One part wrong. At the end of the night? I’m glad I gave these a shot. And I am glad they actually work! But. Yeah. This is going to take some getting used to…

Note: This is not a paid review of any sort.

Things that bring me joy

imageYesterday, I took the picture on the right and posted it on Twitter with the caption that these are three things that bring me joy: My husband, coffee and Texas A&M University.

I think asked my followers for three things that make them happy. I only got a few responses, but they were all great!

They were:

@niseag03 My camera, my characters (writing), my family. #joy

@niseag03 Max, Chris, and leaves on the trees again. :)

@niseag03 Cupcakes. My dog. And vacations.

LOVE all of those answers!

As I finished my work day, I kept chewing on my own answer. Things that bring me joy. Just thinking about it brought me joy!!

So I have to share even more things that bring me joy… I can never list ALL the things, but I can sure as heck list more than three!

65 Things that Bring me Joy (In no particular order and certainly not a complete list!)

  1. My husband
  2. Coffee
  3. Texas A&M
  4. My parents
  5. All of my family
  6. My nephew’s determination
  7. That message I saved on my phone where my niece says she loves me
  8. Dr. Pepper
  9. Texas
  10. Nashville
  11. Music
  12. Sunshine
  13. My cat
  14. God
  15. Rainfall
  16. Cooking
  17. Writing
  18. Photography
  19. My friends
  20. Babies
  21. Weddings
  22. Pedicures
  23. Fields
  24. Lakes
  25. Taking a drive in the country
  26. Facebook
  27. Laughter
  28. Seeing others find their joy
  29. Page design
  30. Pasta
  31. Beer
  32. The Grand Ole Opry
  33. My life
  34. Flying
  35. Cameron Yoemen
  36. Peanut Butter
  37. Chocolate
  38. Twitter
  39. Holidays
  40. Reading
  41. Helping others
  42. A job well done
  43. History
  44. My truck
  45. My degree
  46. Pizza
  47. Aggie Muster
  48. Words With Friends
  49. Bluebonnets
  50. Sushi
  51. Toe socks
  52. Blogging
  53. Cookies
  54. Being responsible
  55. My cowboy boots
  56. Snow
  57. Barbecue
  58. My wedding ring
  59. Printer’s Alley
  60. Getting a letter in the mail
  61. Flowers
  62. Concerts
  63. Aggieland
  64. Red roses
  65. Love

Now it’s your turn… what are some of the things that bring YOU joy.