Blue Nails

Here’s a fun tip: if you don’t have nail polish, dye your hair blue and it will stain your nails. It also won’t come off with soap and water, or nail polish remover. The best part is that if I lightly scratch my face, I end up with blue lines in the area.

Today is clean up day. I will get this dye off of my nails and skin no matter how long it takes. I don’t mind with light staining from dye, I’ve dealt with it many times in the past, but I am not leaving the house with blue patches all over me!

I love the color blue, I really do, just not all over my body. I also don’t mind a bit of a mess, but a contained mess, preferably just my hair. I will try everything from makeup wipes to rubbing alcohol.

By the end of the day, I will no longer look like I’m part Smurf!

Keeping it Short

This is going to be a short post, I’m really not feeling well right now and I need to lie down.

I did my nails in the color “soft pink”. It actually went on really well, and it would have definitely looked nice if I actually knew what I was doing! I really like how fast this polish dries and it doesn’t smell too strong. I wouldn’t say it’s the best nail polish I’ve used, but it’s definitely in my top 3 favorites!

If I wasn’t so nauseous, I would write more. I’m going to see if a nap will help and then I will start doing some work when I get up! I hope everyone has an amazing day/night!

Nail Polish and Upcoming Plans

Second day of doing my nails and I actually prefer doing my makeup! I’ve decided to skip the sheer polishes and I will circle back around to them at the end. I’ve also found a ton of stuff to do acrylic nails, so I might add that to my never-ending list of goals for this year!

Today, I will be doing my nails, and finishing up my bullet journal so I can actually use it! I also have an idea for a logo, so I will be playing around with that, too. I’m terrible at drawing, but I feel like the logo needs my personality in it. Outside of this, I will be working and going through my courses.

Also, as of right now, I am up to 20 followers on this blog and I would like to thank all of you who to the time to view and like my content, as well as follow me on my journey. When I started this project a little over 2 weeks ago, I didn’t think I would see much traffic for the first couple of months, but all of you proved me wrong! It’s a huge confidence booster for me as a writer and a person. So, in short, thank you so much for giving me another reason to keep this blog going!

That’s about it for now. Over the next few days, the website is going to get a face lift. Once the logo is done, I can start to really buckle down and get started on creating videos. I have a handful of ideas that cover so many different topics, so I will figure out what direction I want to go in. I guess that’s why I chose Rooplixoo; it can go in so many different directions, and I think it suits me. Through this project, I am going in so many directions and I am truly having a great time doing all of this.

Sheer Pink

First day of getting through my nail polish and I didn’t read what color it was. I assumed it was a dull pink, but it was sheer! I know I will have to go through every bottle of nail polish on my shelf, but I was hoping for something a little more exciting that a sheer polish!

left + right

It didn’t turn out too bad; obviously my left looks better than my right, but that’s part of why I’m doing this! I think I’ll call this look “I dipped my fingers in melted candy”. The nail polish went on smooth, and I did do two coats of this in hopes that it wouldn’t be as see-through, but I only ended up making a bit of a mess.

All in all, I enjoyed it! I did think my right hand was going to turn out way worse than it did, so I am pleasantly surprised! I can’t wait to get through the rest of the sheer polishes so I can get into all the fun colors!

With this side quest in my overall goal, I’m going to have to start revamping the site so everything is in a section and easier to find. I will probably start construction over the weekend so I don’t get overwhelmed with everything I need to do!

The lesson I’ve learned from all of this is just because it looks like one color in the bottle, doesn’t mean it will look like that on your nails!

Have to Start Somewhere

In a previous post, I briefly touched upon my vast collection of nail polish. I currently have 153 bottle of nail polish in my room (some on the wall and some in my vanity). The funny thing is that I rarely do my nails. I know what you’re thinking… how did I come across all these bottles of nail polish? Well, that’s a funny story.

On December 22, 2015, I ordered a 3-piece nail polish wall rack so I had a place to display my polishes and other nail-related items. Now, I don’t know exactly what happened. Whether they thought I was a salon owner or maybe I won a contest, I ended up with a shipment of 144 bottles of Nabi nail polish. I had no order record on my account, and when I called customer service, they said the package was for me. I stopped questioning it and considered it good fortune. Unfortunately, the shelves didn’t arrive for another few days so I had to wait to unbox all 24 small boxes.

It has been slightly over 2 years since receiving these polishes and I have barely touched them. Opened nail polish has a shelf life of about 2 years, and I have only opened a few of them. My goal is to not only learn to paint my nails and do them every single day, but to use every bottle that exists in my room. From what I remember, the nail polishes actually give full coverage in one coat. It has been 2 years, though, so I might need to do two coats.

The biggest challenge I know I will face is that I am not ambidextrous, so I struggle to paint my right hand. I’m sure the next 22-ish weeks will be filled with some pretty interesting and funny photos of my beautiful nail art, and definitely a few videos!

I guess without anything further to say, I’m going to jump into this part of the New Year’s Resolution!