Paint Your Toes

Summer is here.

Which means sandal season is here.

Which means people have to see my feet,

And my disgusting toes. 

Luckily there is a way to fix this! 

With a pedicure! 

And since I'm sure some of you are as broke as I am, that means we have to do it ourselves. 

STEP ONE: Blank Canvas

In Step One we prepare our nails by 
a. Removing old nail polish
b. Filing them
c. Trimming them
d. And if you want to be extra special: Buff them

STEP TWO: It's Jacuzzi time! 

Soak your feet for 4-5 minutes
(If you are doing your hands, they only need 2-3) 

STEP THREE: Cuticles! 

You know those pieces of skin at the bottom of your nails? (And no, I do not mean your fingers.) 
Those are your cuticles and the key to having professional looking manicure or pedicure is to shove those cuticles (which are now really really soft) back against the other fleshy part (This time I actually do mean your finger) 

Some people push the cuticles back with their fingers and others use a special tool just for the job. If you are using you fingernails and are not doing a manicure, then you need to make sure they are really clean so that you don't shove dirt and germs under your cuticles. 

STEP FOUR: Moisture is a good thing

A pedicure (or manicure) isn't just about your nails. It's about the whole foot (or hand.) So grab some hand lotion and rub it on! 

Before we get to the fun part though, you need to take some nail polish remover and clean off your nails. Becuase you just rubbed lotion all over your hands and there is bound to be some on your nails and if you have oily lotion, your nail polish won't stick.

STEP FIVE: Nope. Not the fun part yet. 
Base coat! This is literally just clear nail polish. You can find it in your grocery store under clear nail polish, base coat or top coat! 

Using a base coat makes things last longer. So if you just want your nails to fade and chip off by the end of the week (so that you can paint them again!) I give you permission to skip this stage


Take out your favorite nail polish and paint it on. The professional (oooh. Professional) way is to paint down the middle first and then do both sides. 

STEP SEVEN: Literally just Step Five....again.

And now you put a top coat on! (Make sure your nails dry between Steps 5-7)

STEP EIGHT: You know you do it
Now sit patiently and wait for it to dry. 



Oh, well. It's pretty dry now. I won't ruin it if I move three inches. 


You now have smeared nails! 


YA Theme That Really Annoys Me!!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys

Long time, no see. (or read, in this case) I will put up a post soon on what I was doing this past week as to explain why I hadn't posted anything.

Anyway on to the post.

This one specific theme in YA books that annoys me so much!!!!!!!!

Character A and Character B are in a relationship. Character A is having a problem in their life or if its a summer romance and its the end of summer. Character A's thought process is, "I better break up with Character B so I don't break their heart!"



(I happen to really like peanuts)

This theme is just so stupid. And then later Character A will be all, "Oh I made a mistake, can you please take me back?"


This is the one theme in contemporary novels I have noticed. Not all of them have it, just some of them. But still!

Thank you for getting to the end of my rant. I will hopefully have another the promised post up on Monday.


Bookish Book Lovers Tag

Oh look it's Lia, who hasn't posted in three weeks!!!!!

I'm sorry guys, life just got a little crazy. This is the first of two tags I have been nominated for. Look for the second one on my second blog!!! (soon)

Catherine at the Rebelling Muse tagged me for this tag!! Thanks Catherine for adding another tag to my growing pile! (just kidding I love tags)  Her post is HERE

Have to use the tag banner
Answer the questions
Use lots of book covers!!
Tag your bookish friends

1. What book(s) are you currently reading?

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

So far it's really good!!

2. What was the last book you finished?

As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

I picked this up at Half-Price Books because, hello, Beauty and the Beast. It was amazing!!! The author has other books in the series and I will definitely be picking them up.

3. Favorite book you've read this year?

So many!!!! Just one? :(

Heartless by Marissa Meyer. It may have broken my heart but it was so well written.

4. What genre have you read most this year?

Contemporary. I started to dip my feet into those and some of the ones I found are really great.

One I would recommend is Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

5. What genre have you read the least this year?

Historical fiction/romance. None of the books I found interested me that much. Though Catherine has some good suggestions.

6. What genre do you want to read more of ?

Fantasy. I love fantasy books!!

7. How many have you read this year and what is your goal?

I honestly have no idea how many books I've read so far but I am pretty sure it is above 50. My goal is to read as many books as I can.

8. What's the last book you bought?

I bought the first three books of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and As Old As Time by Liz Braswell.

9. What books are you saving to buy next?

Oh man! So. Many. Books.  I want to buy the next three books in the Lunar Chronicles. Just so many.

10. How many books did you check out on your last library trip?

I actually haven't checked any books out of the library since I was 9. (unless Kat checking them out and letting me borrow them counts)

11. What's a book you can't wait to read?

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan. So excited!!!!!!!

                                                           So pretty!!!!!!!!

12. What is a series I would recommend to everyone?

The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter. Teenage girl spies at a spy school. Seriously, go read it!

13. Who's an author you're hoping will write more?

All of the authors I like are currently writing more so no one really.

(oh wait, The Borrowed House by Hilda van Stockum. I always wanted a sequel to that. Can someone get on that please)

14. A few books your heart adores?

Ahem. PRETTY MUCH EVERY BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!! sorry sorry capslock off now.

The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery. The way she writes it is so beautiful. It made me want to pack up and move to P.E.I as soon as possible.

15. What series conclusion made you sad?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. I was sad because it was over but then I started the next series so the sadness didn't last long.

16. What books are on your wishlist?

I actually have a board on Pinterest specifically dedicated to this. One of them is All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Phew finally done.

I tag:

Cait at Paper Fury

and everyone who wishes to do this tag!!!!