General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Best Mani Ever

OK, so I have nothing to show from my trip to Pittsburgh. Literally, nothing, because my camera wouldn't turn on. My hotel room was great- I really liked it and the bed was ridiculously comfy. The conference was pretty boring. And I had no clue what anyone was talking about at any point in time. And that free time I thought I'd have- non existent. So there you go. I do have one good story:

I had to get up at 2am to make it to my boss' house in time to catch our flight. It was pretty much horrid. I was so exhausted by the time we arrived! Plus, the night before, I found out my friend Michael's dad was in a motorcycle accident and critically injured. So I was pretty upset. All of this led to my leaving my luggage in the lobby of the hotel. I checked in, went up to my room to relax for 20 minutes or so before we went to set up, and didn't notice until I went to get my makeup. So I run back down to find it, thankfully, sitting right where I left it. Unfortunately, my boss was already waiting for me and got to witness my stupidity. Great impression made there...

About the mani- I have horrid finger nails. I can go and get a professional manicure and my nails are chipped by the next day. I have tried everything- all polish types, manicure types, vitamins, clear coats, you name it. I even got fake nails once and my nails were so oily the fell off in 3 days. Honestly. And while my nails may be oily, my cuticles are ridiculously dry and my nails chip and peel like crazy. It's really rather tragic.

After moving (I'm a nail biter when stressed) and a new job- you can imagine my nails were a complete disaster. There's a place right by my office called "Rehab for Nails." I saw that name and knew it was for me! So I went in and got this gel manicure guaranteed to last for 2 weeks. Of course, I had no confidence it really would, but 3 days would be a record for me. Guess what- it's still on and good as new! I have a new obsession. And I'm PUMPED about it!

It's called the CND Shellac 14 Day Manicure. In love!!


  1. My girl has been trying to get me to get this!!! she said it's awesome! I need to do it!

  2. I've been wanting to try this!! :) I'll have to make an appointment at the salon now!


All About Ashley

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Spring, TX, Southern, United States
Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
It seems that my life is quite entertaining. I didn't realize this myself, but was informed of it by my friends- who are rather entertained by tales of my life occurrences.

I'm far from a professional writer. These are just stories, comments, and other items for simple amusement. Hopefully it's a fun read, as Shannon plans to edit it into a book one day! Maybe we'll become famous, and maybe we'll just have some good laughs at my expense (and some other characters in my life). Either way, happy reading!