Wednesday, 12 February 2014

I have been indulging in a little 'me time'...

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I have spoken recently about needing to find time for myself, I do think that it's important to take time out for yourself. Of course my Childrens needs always come first, so budgeting for some 'me time' is not always easy. But I have recently discovered a way to have a little bit of 'me time' and not break the bank. As you may of guessed from the picture above, I have started painting my nails! This may sound like a bit of a minor, everyday thing to other people, but to me its not something I have ever really spent a lot of time doing. 

I don't class myself as a girly girl, but recently I have really enjoyed painting my nails. I don't have a lot of time for 'me time' but I am really enjoying experimenting with nail painting. I am finding that sitting down with a lovely hot drink and spending 15 minutes or so painting my nails is just enough time for me to chill out and concentrate on me (for once!)

At the weekend I decided it was time to treat myself to some new nail varnishes. My collection mainly consists of different shades of pink and as much as I love them, I would like to branch out and give myself more colour options! 

I set off to Bluewater (shopping centre) for the ultimate me time.... shopping without the husband and children! Pure.Bliss. 

I headed straight for Boots, its my go to store for lots of health and beauty items. This particular store has lots of lovely make up counters to browse around. I spent lots of time looking around and chatting to the sales assistants, it was so nice to just do everything at my own pace and not have to worry that the children were bored or playing up! 

I finally decided on these two nail varnishes.....

What attracted me to them was the massive range, not to mention the buy 1 get 1 half price offer! With so many colours to choose from it was a tough choice, I eventually picked two totally different colours, the green one is not something I would normally go for! What do you think?!

I even had time to meet up with a couple of friends for a catch up before heading home! 

I arrived home chilled out and relaxed. My thoughts then turned to my new nail varnishes and what colour combinations I could do! 

I started off by getting myself a nice hot chocolate to go with my chocolate, which I have been saving for a special occasion! 

I then spent the best part of an hour painting my nails! It took this long purely because I am not used to such lovely thick nail varnishes and I kept getting the nail varnish on my skin as well as my nails! Practise makes perfect though and it was nice for all of my concentration to be on my nails and not the million and one other things I normally have on my mind! Anyway, this is the outcome, check out my short mummy nails! 

Then yesterday I got a bit greedy... whilst Millie was taking a nap, rather than get some housework done, I decided to repaint my nails! So two lots of me time so far this week and I am loving it! 

My nails now look like this...

I have really surprised myself, I think the green is actually my favourite! 

How about you? How do you indulge in a little 'me time'? 

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