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Wednesday, May 23

Give Yourself Quick Mood Boost For $5

Sunday night I felt a little down about Brian starting work. Crazy, I know, but what can I say? I'm going to miss having him around! I got ready for bed early, and then a thought occurred to me.

It's been months since I painted my nails.

Painting my nails is the only thing that keeps me from biting them, and they were all quite short. I broke out my favorite polish, e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish in Fire Coral.

I noticed yesterday that the color matched my strawberries.


The bright red makes me feel confident, pretty, and summery. This shade works well with my skin tone, and once I get a tan, I'm going to take a leap and try this hot pink that came in the three piece set!

e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish
Although, I've gathered that mint is the IN color this season. I'm tempted to spend $2 on a new color to try.

e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish



A couple minutes of pampering, and I felt ready to tackle the week. The best part is the price: I buffed my nails lightly to help the polish adhere, then put on a coat of clear polish.
  • buffer, $1 from the dollar store. 
  • polish, $2 (or $3 for a set of 3)
  • clear polish, $2
Forget dropping $15-30 on a manicure, I can do it myself for $5, multiple times!

And here's a tip I've learned: if you don't want to wave your hands around for ten minutes, get out your hair dryer before you start painting your nails. Use it on low or cool to dry your polish fast.

What do you when you need a mood boost? Share your tips in the comments!

Note: I just checked e.l.f's website, and this is a good time to get some polish if it's been a while! Buy one Best Seller, get one free from e.l.f. cosmetics! Use code BOGO,  now through 5/28.



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