Painting Your Nails to add a Feminine Touch

Posted on 11. Mar, 2013 by in Girly Stuff, Short Hair

I have a love/hate relationship with nail salons. There’s no denying that those spa pedicure chairs are awesome and the nail techs can make my nails look a zillion times better than I can, but these days the thought of spending sixty or seventy bucks a month on my nails makes me cringe.

I wore pink and white acrylic nails and got bi-weekly pedicures for years but decided to give up the habit while I was pregnant. The OB/GYN nearly laughed when I asked if that rumor about hair dye being unsafe during pregnancy was actually true, but I didn’t even ask about nail salons because I didn’t want to risk exposing an unborn child to all those crazy fumes, which easily give me a headache. So I scraped and peeled off the acrylics and suffered through almost a year of paper-thin sore fingernails and started painting my own toenails—even with a pregnancy belly in the way.

My nails are still prone to breaking years later and I’m guilty of biting them when they aren’t perfectly filed (gross, I know) so as you can see they are short, but I make an effort to paint them because they help my hands look a bit more girly. When you have short hair like I do and don’t feel like wearing makeup or an evening gown, painting your nails can help you look a bit more feminine despite your short hairdo.


If you’re going to do your nails at home, do yourself a favor and invest in a bottle of quality polish. My current favorite brand is Essie, but OPI is decent as well. It will cost you $8 or $9 but you’ll achieve much better results than you will bargain rack nail polish. Besides, one bottle is less than half the price of a manicure or pedicure and will last several months or longer.

Favorite Short Haircuts for Women

Posted on 27. Feb, 2013 by in Girly Stuff, Short Hair

If you’re thinking about cutting your hair short but aren’t completely sure it’s a good idea, your inner voice is most likely reminding you “Well, it’ll grow back eventually!”

That’s true in most cases, but letting your super short hair grow out is a tedious experience. I speak from personal experience–when you’re between hairstyles, you look and feel a little funny. I attempted to let my pixie cut grow for about a year, wore a lot of hats throughout the process, and eventually gave up before getting hit with the scissors.

For many people I know, short hair is just about anything that can’t be pulled back into a ponytail, but there are actually several different types of short styles for women. Here are a few examples:

Pixie Cut

Charlize Theron


Michelle Williams


Cropped Hair

Anne  Hathaway



Keira Knightley



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5 Female Celebs with Short Hair

Posted on 19. Feb, 2013 by in Short Hair

Last week, I took the Little Diva (my daughter) to get her bangs trimmed at the kid-friendly salon she absolutely loves to visit. Hey, I can’t blame her. If I was small enough, I’d probably have a blast getting my hair cut while sitting in a miniature car and watching a DVD.

Anyway, the stylist joked that Little Diva’s hair is much longer than her mommy’s, which led to the usual, “You’re so brave to have such short hair!” speech that I’ve actually grown accustomed to over the years. I don’t feel brave…I just feel like me.

I am happy that so many starlets with short hair are being profiled by the media these days, though. Girls with short hair will probably never become the norm, but these five celebs (some of whom I’ve mentioned before in my previous posts) are just further proof that it’s possible to look good without long hair:

Anne Hathaway


Pixie Geldorf

Image: Google Images

Ginnifer Goodwin


Emma Watson





These are just a few of my many favorites! I don’t know these famous women and probably never will, but it’s always kinda comforting to know that I’m not the only girly-girl in the world who is able to survive without braids and ponytails.