Pre-season Confessional

Readers! I am very sorry I have not been able to post much in the last month. Volleyball season has started back up. Meaning…I have no life. I’m kidding, I do have a life just not enough time to do my nails. 😦

If you would go to the Lipscomb Volleyball Facebook page and hit like, that would be awesome! We are trying to reach 5,000 likes before our first game August 30th against University of Georgia.

If you were wondering what I have done in the past month let me give you a quick rundown.

My nails were grown out and need to be done. I was bored with the colors so I painted cats on them!

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I went home on July 19th to celebrate my 19th birthday, which was July 17th. 🙂 Of course, when I went home I got Bio Seaweed gel on my nails. IMG_9352

When I got back to Nashville my friend Christian wanted me to paint his nails. I thought he was joking.

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Let me tell you…he was not joking!

On tax free weekend I got lucky and bought a pair of Nike running shoes for twenty dollars at the Nike outlet!

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I was looking for cute hairstyles for work and came across this…IMG_9494

Don’t worry I didn’t go out in public!

I got a fill and chose to do my accent nail on my index finger for something different. Turns out I ended up really liking the look.IMG_9576

I can’t remember the names of both colors, but the pink polish is Essie and the sparkle is OPI.

Then, pre-sesaon activities started! Every year we go on a team retreat. This year the seniors chose to go to Deer Run. It was amazing!  We zipped lined into a lake and climbed up a 33 foot tree to jump off and ring a bell.

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Next, we ran around downtown Nashville taking pictures of ourselves holding up LUV with our hands trying to win a scavenger hunt. Don’t let me forget to tell you the best part, my team won! GO TEAM CAMO!

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Then, pre-season practice finally started! If you don’t know what pre-season is, it’s a lot of volleyball practice put into two weeks. After two days we kept track of how many hours we had been in the gym. The total was 18 hours. Like I said before volleyball is my life and I love it!

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You could imagine that my nails probably needed to be done after all those practices. Well you were right! I sponged my nails gradient pink and orange. Then, I took a black stripe rite polish and painted a bunch of different designs on each of my nails.

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Let’s not forget how bad my feet need a pedicure!

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Finally, this past weekend I got to go out with the team! Dressing up and feeling pretty felt amazing! Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel like looking nice?

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Quick, easy, trendy!

IMG_2888It’s the hottest trend all over the world from Europe to California to New York. Painting your ring finger a different color than all the rest. This trend has slowly been taking over the United states the last two years. I have to admit this is the easiest way to put a beautiful twist on your nails, without paying any extra money at the nail salon and also easy enough to do at home for people who are artistically challenged or can’t come up with designs on their own.

IMG_5610This trend has got to be my go to look when I am doing my nails or getting them done. I always love to have a bright color on all my nails and a sparkle on my ring finger. The picture on above are my summer nails (Oh how I miss my tan hands!) and the picture on the left are my Christmas nails. Simple and easy!

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Recently, for winter I got these bad boys done (pictured right). They are black sparkles with neon yellow as the accent nail. At first I didn’t know if I liked them, but now I am obsessed. These nails are edgy and different from what I normally get.

You can also add a twist to this already different look by adding caviar which I talked about in my previous post Caviar please! Or you could also add a little bling. Examples of those two styles are posted below. IMG_2987

The first time I came home from the salon with an accent nail my mother quickly questioned if I was in a gang! She was puzzled when I explained to her it was just another teenage trend. She though the nails meant something negative (remember those ever-popular gel bands in middle-school?).IMG_1864

I asked some of the girls that live on my hall what they thought about this trend. They to had noticed the trend and were interested, “I feel like it shows our generations desire for individuality,” says Adriana Leon. They were eager for me to try it out on them.

The best way to find your favorite color combo is to mix match and try out the colors you think would look good. Remember you can never go wrong with a little sparkle! I want to hear your favorite color combos to help give me more ideas. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and Happy painting! 🙂