Manicured Nails and Cocktail Parties


Yesterday evening, I hosted one of the best parties I have ever attended, and am quite proud! Wonderful food, wonderful wine, wonderful music, and, most of all, wonderful people. I will soon write a post  about the party itself (let me tell you, though, it was a hit!), but first, this is how I prepared my nails for the evening.

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Dinner Party Plans

Dinner Party Menu

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You’ve heard of the “house warming,” of course. It is the event in which one hosts one’s friends in one’s new home in order to celebrate the fact that one is living in said home. This Friday, I will be throwing a similar event to that of the house warming. There will be food, drink, and lovely people, and the event will be in honour of my house (or apartment, in this case). However, I will not be throwing a house warming. I, instead, am throwing a house mourning (trademark pending).

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Top Rules for Your Skincare Ritual: 30 min, 15 min, 5 min, 1 min!


You may be like me in that you revel in taking care of your skin, morning and night. You may love the feeling of softly massaging the muscles in your face, relieving tension with the right pressure, the wonderful feeling of hydrated and moisturized skin (curious as to what the difference is between the two? Check out this post). You may love performing these routines to treat your skin just like I do.

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