Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm still alive...

I have been slacking in the blogging department. But it's Christmas eve-eve... and I've been busy... and I've been having major writers block.

But I just wanted to show off my cute Christmas nails this week. I'm not a big fan of crazy, cheesy holiday nails. But I do like to get a little festive now and then. I don't like to have nails that make people stop in their tracks and wonder if you are the secretary for the circus. But I do like to have a little pop. It intrigues people and I've found many clients that way.

I'm a nail tech by trade. I finished nail school almost 3 years ago and have worked at least part-time doing nails on the side ever since. It's kind of ironic that I ended up doing nails in the first place (not REALY ironic, more like the Alanis Morissette version of ironic - you know, rain on your wedding day?) Frankly I was never a "nail" person. I'd get them done for dances or weddings in high school but never on a regular basis. And usually at the end of the night I'd end up ripping them off as soon as I got home.

But one day after two years of college and no closer to finding a major I could stomach, I decided I needed a change. I had always thought about doing hair but wasn't sure I'd be good at it. Plus, wasn't hair school, like, TWO YEARS LONG?? This non-college grad wasn't ready for that big of a commitment, totally for sure. Whatever girlfriend!

But then I met my mom's friend Kelly, who was doing pedicures out of her home salon for $50 a pop. That seemed like a pretty sweet gig. So I signed on for the 4-month nail program and I was on my way.

I really enjoy doing nails. I get to be a little creative and show off my hand-eye coordination. And it charges my social battery which I crave even more now that I'm a stay-at-home-mom.

So here's my contribution to the holiday spirit. Hope your holidays rock as much as my nails.

love, aloicious


Casey said...

They look great, very impressive! My nails are cracked and awful, maybe you could fly down and fix them up?

Keely said...

Those are hawt! I was so impressed with my ability to grow healthy nails when I was pregnant...and then you could see a major ridge where that ability started growing out the minute I popped the kid out, lol.

I can't maintain nice nails. I'm too much of a 12 year old boy.

Ali-Pants said...

Casey - Aw yeah! I would LOVE to do your nails sometime! Next time in Florida...

Kelly - Why thank you missy! I am a habitual nail biter and so mine only get long when I keep the acrylics up.

Casey said...

Hey stranger... I'm doing my HASAY rounds and seeing if you're still with us! I'm back on the wagon starting tomorrow... you on board?