Guest Post: Adding A Pinch of Glamor To Your Life

Hey guys. I know I’ve been a little lost to the world over the past 4 days (I’m sorry! Ahhh!) But I basically finally had a day off to just chill out and not think about work, and all these days of stressful exam preparations that I just didn’t get time. Fear not, however, because today we have a very special post. 

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Today, we have a guest post from the lucky Jackie from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and she’s here to talk about something that moves me deeply. Sadly, unfortunately, some of us at some point may hear, or may have heard, the devastating sentence “you have cancer”. Us women often already struggle with feeling comfortable and beautiful in our own skin. But that should not hinder us from being confident and beautiful. So when Jackie contacted me about making this post, I was delighted and jumped at the thought of such a wonderful idea. So here it is:

Adding A Pinch Of Glamor To Your Life

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Women who are undergoing treatment after a cancer diagnosis know all too well that it can be difficult to feel beautiful or glamorous. With trips to chemotherapy clinics or mesothelioma doctors, it can be hard to take time to tend to your appearance or complete those little beauty rituals. However manicures and pedicures are a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your daily life. Keeping your fingers and toenails looking beautiful can be a real confidence booster and give you an extra reason to smile when you look down at your hands or feet. Here are some tips on maintaining confidence through manis and pedis.

Salon vs. Home

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The simplest way to maintain your manicure is obviously to visit a salon and leave the work to a professional. However, this can get expensive. Maintain your manicure or pedicure at home with just a few tools. For a basic manicure, invest in a bottle of polish remover, a nail file, a pair of clippers, and one or two polishes that you really love. Top and base coat polishes and cuticle-trimming tools may be helpful, but are not absolutely essential.

Selecting Colors

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There are obviously a wide array of nail colors to choose from. If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, you probably do not have the time or energy for a high-maintenance manicure. Hence, avoid metallic or glittery nail polishes, as they can be difficult to remove and maintain. You may want to select a pale color or neutral French manicure as these colors require the least maintenance.

Minimize Chemicals

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Cutting down on the exposure to toxic chemicals during treatment is a good idea. You can minimize your chemical exposure by using natural nail products. The main thing to remember is to invest in an acetone-free nail polish remover. Removing nail polish with an acetone-free remover may take a little longer, but is much safer and healthier in the long run.
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Some cancer patients may see their nails as the last things that they ought to be worrying about while undergoing treatment. However, a manicure can be a lovely diversion from the stresses of having cancer. It can even make you feel more confident and beautiful on a daily basis. Don’t feel bad about taking an hour or so a week to treat yourself; enjoy the opportunity to boost your confidence and happiness with this fun beauty ritual.

 

Again thank you Jackie for guest posting on my blog. If you would like to guest post, feel free to email me at the email in the information bar on the right hand side.

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Nail Of the Day

I do realise that I should go to bed but like to nail obsesso that I am, I decided to stay up to do my nails because I went out today and bought 3 OPI polishes (because it was buy 2 get 1 free 🙂 ). 

I got You Callin’ Me a Lyre? (lovely lilac) and Care to Danse? (pretty pink) from the OPI NYC Ballet Collection and Penny for Your Thoughts (which I just put on).

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Apologies for the awful quality :O

But this was not the color I was expecting but it’s really lovely all the same. Its like a light coppery metallic color. I don’t know. I like it. As with all OPI polishes, the formulation is perfect.

A Little Bit Obsessed: Nail Polish Tag

Anyone who knows me would know that far far before I got into makeup, I was into nail polish. I adore it!!! So hear is a Nail Polish Tag and I TAG ALL OF YOU TO DO IT 🙂

1. What’s your favourite nail polish company?

OPI. haha! maybe a little over popularised but i love it all the same! I can trust it to be good quality and a lovely color payoff.

2. Glitter or no glitter?


Even though there is a hassle to remove glitter nail polish, I still love it. But I love to lay glitter polishes over coloured ones a lot of the time to give it more substance and that way, it feels weighted enough to wear it in winter as well.

Check out this tutorial for Cotton Candy Nails.

3. OPI, China Glaze, or Essie?

Look at the first question. haha Definitely OPI.

4. When do you change your nail polish?


Usually once a week but when I’m feeling flashy, less than that. But sometimes i have a really nice colour, i keep it on for as long as possible before it starts chipping to a stage where it doesnt look good.

5. What’s your favourite colour on your nails?


Honestly speaking, i dont have a favorite. I love color so i really dont mind whichever on my nails. I do like to go for something out of the ordinary: like a strange orangey pink or a blue with purple reflects, or the “petrol” polishes… etc!

6. Darks or brights?


Both! ahah. Darks in autumn/winter, brights in spring/summer!

7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?


I have on Gargantuan Green Grape by OPI which is this really nice minty green color. I ADORE it!!!

8. Matte nails in or out?

Matte nails dont last! which just kills me but I LOVE the look of them on a really bright color because it makes it less loud.

9. French Manicure?

I’ve actually never had one. I’m not the biggest fan. I dont know, i just dont like them.

10.  Favourite summer colours? 

Are we there yet? and Fly by OPI. Really lovely orange and green colours. I also love pastels too but they’re better for spring! Summer is the perfect time to do brights so go for it.

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