When this happened to me, my world drastically shrunk. Because I’m living the recovery life I don’t have many of the same things relevant to me that I did pre-surgery.
But I do have my love of polished nails; it’s borderline an obsession. I’ve always been really into painting my nails; when I first moved to the city my roommate and I had a wall with big nail polish holders and at least 75 bottles-it was like a salon! I definitely prefer to have polish on my nails. However manicures are expensive and I don’t view going to a salon as something overtly therapeutic; who loves waiting for your polish to dry? Plus now with Covid I don’t love having to spend any more time than needed in public. I sometimes would get a gel manicure but the removal process is more complicated and I cannot put up with leaving polish on too long and having too much grow out near your cuticle.
So I was still living without a really good nail solution. I can MAX stretch to 6-7 days but usually get chips by day 2. I hate having to wait for polish to dry; I inevitably mess it up before it fully dries. Touchups are impossible right now. I liked gel polish for vacations and when I wanted my polish to last. However, as I hinted at above I’m not crazy about the harshness to remove the polish.
This summer a friend introduced me to Color Street. Before discovering them she’d get her nails done every two weeks like clockwork (excluding this weird pandemic time). She told me she’s tried other brands of strips and they do not compare.
I tried them and was immediately a convert. These totally changed my life; they are all I use now. The immediate dryness, the fact that they last (I change mine at most every two weeks because the grow out bothers me but you could go longer) and being able to use normal polish removal…I’m not sure I’ll go back to regular polish!
I decided to host an online party to spread my love of Color Street. Yes it’s frivolous compared to all the more serious stuff going on. But it’s also fun, and we all need more fun in our lives! Seriously, when I’m just so upset and look down at my nails and smile because they’re pretty…I want everyone to feel that joy!
During setting up my party I got an albeit kind lecture from a friend on the dangers of a multi-level marketing (MLM) company and to be careful. Her concern was quite nice but also 😒. We all have our own things that impassion us. I get it, but as a host you’re not at risk at all. And if I’m in the wrong for supporting an MLM company…c’mon. I just think they make a pretty product that works, plain and simple. I’m not going to be against this type of thing.
The party group is on Facebook, and you can buy here; my party’s through November 12th! They always have a B3G1 promotion, my rep can send you samples, and they’re worth trying!
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