August 28, 2011

Tip on Growing Your Nails

Is anyone trying to grow their nails? I really don't think there's a true 'hidden trick'. There are hundreds of YouTube videos and blog articles on growing your nails but in my opinion they're all made up.

The picture above was taken in July and my nails are longer and stronger now than back then and all I've been doing is putting on a base coat polishing them. Lots of people on the web say use Biotin, Vitamin A, or Pre-Natal pills and change your diet but that's a tad extreme. I feel sorry for the people actually take random pills that strangers tell them to take, not knowing how it'll affect them, just to get long nails.

Patience is a virtue, good things come to those who wait. I used to bite my nails down to the skin, since I was in Kindergarten and I just stopped biting them for good around March of this year (2011). I used to watch those Youtube videos and I thought I had to change my diet and go out and buy all those pills. I hate taking pills, I'd rather take the pain of a headache rather than take a Tylenol to make it go away, so the vitamin idea went out the window. I just decided to keep them polished and since March I have never went a day without keeping something on my nails even if it's just a basecoat and clear polish.

So, here's my tip to growing longer nails: 1.) Use a good base coat and polish your nails every 5-7 days. That's it! If you truly have problems with growing your nails, consult with a professional FIRST before buying pills of any sort. It doesn't have to be a doctor, some nail technicians have helped their clients grow long, natural nails.

August 13, 2011

What I Want In a Relationship [Quote]

I came across a quote by Nikki Giovanni and basically it sums up how I want my future relationship(s) to be. I've already talked about the things I would like in a relationship in several posts ( *clickable links* Dream Wedding, Love in General, and Waiting for marriage) so there's really no need for me to go into details. I want whatever relationship I get into to be based on this quote:

"We're lovers not because of the love we MAKE, but because of the love we HAVE." - Nikki Giovanni.


August 8, 2011

Letting Go - Request for Advice

A few of my readers have sent me advice emails but now I am in need of advice. I'm asking you, my readers, to help me with a certain situation.

I realize I have a problem. I have a problem letting go. No, it may not seem like a really horrible problem to you, but it is and I hate it. Once I'm hooked on something (or someone) I can't seem to let go emotionally. Not in all cases, but the two most significant relationships in my life revolved around memories and regret that I still have today. I want some things to last forever, I want some things to still have that new car smell twenty years from now. Now I know I'm not clingy, I let things and people go when I have to, but my mind still holds on to the emotions, thoughts, and regrets.

A good example is about this guy that I knew and liked back in high school. I almost got serious about him until my brain went numb (and dumb), I said something stupid, relationship over. This was in high school, at least 4 years ago, my sophomore year, and until recently I've always regret that moment. I thought about him all the time while he probably could care less about me at this point. I feel like I'm the cause he is how he is today. Maybe I'm over-analyzing it, maybe I'm being conceited. I would love, love, love to apologize but after all this time, 4 years of awkwardness, he's really going to think that I'm crazy. Also, the fact that we avoid each other doesn't help either. I just wish I could take it back, I think he was soooo amazing back then, but now he's just a complete 360. I'd love to have our friendship back, and to let him know how immature I was and that I'm not that girl at all. The worst part to me is that if I apologized, he'd just not care, even if I put my heart and soul into it. It's like confronting the kid who bullied you in elementary school, 20 years later. Usually pointless and disappointing.

I don't know, I guess it's just another thing that I absolutely need to work on.

August 1, 2011