2013 was a great year for my family and I. We bought our first home, our oldest started a new educational journey (college-life) and started driving, I bought a new car, we added another being to our home (Chester the cat, hehehe) and I also went back to school to add another degree under my belt.
I had a little setback with my knee surgery but what is life without some kind of setback. Sometimes it is not the setback but more-so of how you get back up has been my motto.
These are a few pics of what 2013 was like for me and also should have been blog posts but was being a tad bit lazy on top of being very busy….
My baby that I call Olive…Lincoln MKX…if any of you are in the market for a luxurious vehicle that takes regular gas and good on highway mileage, this is the way to go.
My second attempt at pipe cleaner curls:
Curls all dropped at about 3 weeks into having it in my hair. Btw, this style lasted a whole month and a few days. I just had to clean my scalp in between with dry shampoo and did my hair-line with rubbing alcohol and added some cortisone cream because it looked like I was getting a bit of psoriasis. I typically suffer with dry scalp because I tend to not moisturize often. This is my new year’s resolution..MORE MOISTURIZING TO MY LOCS!!!
I decided to go back to getting my nails professionally done. I got tired of having one hand looking all pretty while the other looking all jacked up…This was my first attempt at this new place and I was really impressed with the girl’s attention to detail and to being a perfectionist. These gel nails lasted me 2 weeks with no chips or cracks and they also used LED lights instead of UV lights, so that was a plus for me.
My second visit to them and I chose the color Muir Muir on the Wall by OPI…the pictures does not do the color justice unfortunately. It was a beautiful color on my nails and matched with most of the work clothes.
This is the same color as above but after 3 weeks. The nail technician told me that I could have lasted for three weeks after my last visit instead of the normal 2 weeks.
This is my Christmas nails…In My Santa Suit by OPI….I always felt that red is my color, it somehow jumps out with my skin-tone. Unfortunately, I didn’t get them done with my usual nail technician and I could tell that this one was rushing and didn’t do right. My cuticles were all hacked up and my right thumb was chipped and lifting by the time I got home. I was so tempted to go back but just didn’t feel for the hassle, so I painted both thumbs gold to hide away the chip.
I do not believe in making New Year’s resolutions, especially those I know I won’t be able to stand by, like going to the gym, lol…But I do believe in living a better life and letting go of all negativity and people that are not on the same wavelength as me.
I wish you guys and girls a Happy 2014 and hope that everything you wish for would be attained. I always say if you claim it, it can be yours! So claim good and realistic things for the New Year people….if any of yall claim the lottery don’t forget a sister now 🙂
Happy New Year