Self-care is so important, but especially during these strange, surreal times of COVID.  Here is a helpful article from the Mayo Clinic with coping tips and strategies. I have not entered a hair or nail salon since March, so I am trying to provide my own full-service experience. I wanted to share with you two products I’ve recently discovered that have changed my life and put a smile on my face!

First, Color Street nail strips. Someone gave me a sample about a year ago and I was impressed with the long-lasting results. When a friend hosted an on-line “nail bar” recently, I thought I’d order a few sets.

Color Street is 100% nail polish strips that provide base color, and topcoat in every strip with the bonus of no drying time. The colors are vibrant, the finishes glossy, and they easily adhere to the nail instantly. The nail polish strips keep their good looks up to 10 days, and they’re easy to remove with any nail polish remover.  I applied the French manicure set nine days ago and they still look amazing – and that is with swimming almost every day! It was super easy to apply them. I just did it while I was watching Murder, She Wrote (yes, thank you COVID).

Starting today, I am hosting my own Summer Self-Care “nail bar!”  Follow this link to shop. There are several deals right now including BOGO on the French manicure sets. I have already ordered another set, and I may order more because I can get the look of a French manicure for $14 ($7 with the sale)! They are also offering buy three – get the fourth set of your choice free.

If you place an Early Bird order by Saturday with my Color Street stylist Jolene, she will pay shipping and tax. After Saturday, if you order online with the Buy 3 Get 1 Free, Jolene will throw in a free set on the house! It’s like getting five sets for the price of three! 

Okay, let’s switch to toes. Let’s face it – pretty toenails are like jewelry. They really elevate your sandaled feet. I purchased the Poppy, a universal nail polish bottle handle which makes it so much easier to paint your nails, and a pretty shade of pink from Olive and June when they were running a 20% sale. Once I tried the polish, I was hooked. It is the most amazing, long-wearing polish I have ever tried. I went back and bought the Everything Box, again with the 20% promotion. While I mostly use the polish for pedicures, when I gave myself a manicure, I was able to go about six days before I noticed a chip on my fingernails. The color above on my toes is Sweet & Gracious.

If you have a birthday coming up, this would make a great gift for yourself.  I definitely have had more time to think about the nice things I can do for myself.  Pretty nails always elevate the mood!