Pants: Wal Mart Rainboots: Target Cardigan: Target Top: F21 Bag: Kate Spade Necklace: Sammoon Ring & Bracelet: *James Avery
It rained today, I promise. I have not hopped on the Hunter rain boot train, but maybe next year I’ll e-Bay some.
I need one moment of your time to gush about my pants. Remember that one post where I was shocked by how much I loved Wal Mart’s skirts? Well, soon after that I discovered these, er, “jeggings.” They’re super soft and made to look like denim (pajama jeans anyone?) I started with grey, went back for red, then yellow, then coral, then black and finally, white. Yes, you read that correctly. I have these little leg huggers in six different colors. I’m not entirely confident about an exposed bum area in these, as the material is pretty thin, but I treat them like regular leggings and wear a longer top. The good news for you? I may have happened to notice that they still carry them. I had to walk by the mint and fuchsia colors by sheer willpower. They are called “Faded Glory Knit Color Jeggings” and under $10. Getcha some.
I’m not sure if nails count as accessories, but I’m going with it. So. Like many girly girls, I like me some nail polish. But I’m not a huge fan of maintenance. I have yet to find a polish that doesn’t chip after two days, max. And those nail polish strips that you see everywhere? No. There’s a
good slight chance that I’m completely incompetent, but I could not get them to stay adhered to my nail. Every now and then I get solar nails at the salon, but I usually can’t justify the expense after one or two fills, not to mention the damaged remains once they’re removed.
I received a free sample of glue-less, press-on nails in the mail (I say free, but I’m sure I paid for them in some sneaky way) and I was immediately skeptical. Press on nails? Please, that’s just asking to have one pop off into someone’s salad (which may or may not have happened).
However, not one to throw something away, I decided to give them a whirl. Instead of using glue, which I can tell you from experience does not last, they have an adhesive on the back. The package claimed that they could last “up to a week.” Folks, you are looking at one week and counting:
These babies aren’t budging. Of course you can’t shower, type, wash dishes or really do anything that requires the use of your hands, but wow, don’t they look great? I am kidding. I type. Obviously.
I got so excited, I went to Wal Mart (what up Wallie?) and purchased these nails in three other shades (I thought $4.97 a package was pretty reasonable). While I was snatching them up like $100 bills, this little lady stopped me to ask which kind of fake nails I would recommend, to which I spent a good 10 minutes selling her on these (Ya know, these product reviews/plugs I put in…why am I not getting credit for this? Hello?)
The best part? You can have salon nails without paying someone $35 + to make fun of you in a foreign language. Folks, I call that a win.
*Phen did buy me a diamond ring when we got engaged, but I’m not very traditional about those kinds of things and picked out a right hand ring in the shape of a flower. It would require a custom wedding band and one of the diamonds started to come loose after about a year. I asked him if I could just have a plain wedding band instead and I quite like it. He made me a charm bracelet last year which I much prefer over a ring (the little heart reads “Phen heart Spocky, which is what he calls me…due to an unfortunate hair incident when we were first married, and the name stuck). Turns out diamonds aren’t this girl’s best friend.