Spring Cleaning and Your Nails

How does one begin?  Some may want to take a whole day?  Some, those of us that work all day, take a room a day, maybe a Saturday or our one day off.  And, some may do it the Mary Kay way. . . The 5 a.m. Club.  Or it could be the 4 a.m. Club.  It would depend on what time your day starts.  It would mean that you have to get up one hour earlier to do your cleaning for that one club hour.  I can’t even now imagine those with CHILDREN.  How long will this take with you doing it the Spring Cleaning way?  It  will depend on whether or not you linger or reminisce when you find something you use to wear or your child use to play with or made for you from the second grade(they are now 30).  It’s been a while.

No matter your method of cleaning.  We have to be mindful of the care of our hands, nails and cuticles.  Cleaning supplies and just plain old neglect can wreck havoc on the skin of our hands during this time of year.  Our skin and nails have gone through the cold, dry season to now be dried out even further with cleaning chemicals and harsh soapy water.

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The key to all this drying out is moisture, moisture, moisture, not grease or lotions filled with more chemicals and alcohol.  Try natural oils such as coconut, olive or jojoba added to your favorite lotion if you must.  ALWAYS wear gloves when cleaning with chemicals and cleaning detergents, you’ll be glad you did.

 

New Colors for Spring and Summer

The New Orleans Collection

by OPI

Spring and Summer 2016

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China Glaze Collection

house-colour by CG

 

Retro Revival Collection 

by Essie

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The Lovers’ Big Day is Sunday!  Do something sweet for yourself with a great new color from one of these great collections.  

Your choice CUTIE.

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz

 

What happened to my New Year’s Resolution?

By this time, most people have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions.  We are going into our sixth week of the new year.  What about you?  How have you kept up with your promises to yourself?

Well, I haven’t done so well!  I’ve been eating what I want when I want and how I want; but I have been on a weight lifting regiment, maybe that counts.  My clothes do feel differently but that old stomach is still out there.  I’m shooting for a size 10 by June.  

Hold onto your hats here are the numbers of those that made promises to themselves that may or may not fall by the wayside.

45: Percentage of Americans who usually make New Year’s resolutions

10: Amount by which people who fully commit to making resolutions are more successful at keeping them.

1 in 3: Number of people who ditch their vows by the end of January. Top reasons include being too busy or not being committed to their goals in the first place.

66:Percentage of resolvers who set fitness goals as part of their resolutions.  (That’s me)

73: Percentage of those who gave up before meeting their goal.  (WOW!)

4: The number of times those same people have given up on their fitness resolutions in the past.

7: Percentage by which men are more successful than women at resolving to exercise.

38: Percentage of people who don’t make resolutions in the first place.

The Top American Resolutions

21% Weight loss

14%Improve finances

14% Exercise

10% Get a new job

7% Healthier eating

5% Manage stress better

5% Stop/reduce smoking

5% Improve a relationship

3% Stop procrastinating

3% Set time aside for self

3% Start a new activity/hobby

2% Improve my work habits

2% Stop/reduce drinking alcohol

1% Assertion/learn to say no

Which are you?

Stats from Harris Interactive

Happy “BELATED” New Year

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WHAT HAVE YOU RESOLVED TO DO IN 2016?

 

Read the “entire” Bible

Lose another 10 pounds

Eat healthy

Go to bed earlier

Less phone time(facebook, youtube, twitter)

Whatever the RESOLUTION have you already started to wane?  Well, if you have, get right back on schedule!  So what, if you had that extra piece of fried chicken?  So what, if you stayed up too late watching reruns of your favorite show?  So what, if you only read Genesis 1 before the phone rang and it was . . . ?

Let’s stop playing with ourselves when it comes to getting it together.  Something we all vow to do – ‘Get it together’.  We’re only one week off schedule!  I’m resolved.  What about you?

 

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Think About It:  No more excuses!!