what are you so freakin' busy with?

I could be employed right now but I went back to school to be a student.
I could be financially self-sufficient right now but I stayed dependent on my parent's monetary provision.
I could be the type of person who wouldn't care if time passed but I chose to be the person who feels guilty when time passes and I haven't done anything productive.
I could be sleeping well more often than now but I chose sleepless nights to study for an exam that I wouldn't pass with outstanding marks anyway.
I could be reading tons and tons of novels I have been wishing to read but I chose to be buried in books on Human Anatomy, Surgery and even Parasitology.
I could have more free time than now but I chose this life-consuming career path just so I could earn an 'MD' after my name.

I could be in a community as a Public Health Officer but I chose the path to becoming a Doctor for the community.

In the end, I feel I have been prepared for this. Not just by my friends, mentors and my family... but by God's will. Let this be done.

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18 October 2010

Nail Enlightenment

I've admitted it before but I sure will admit it again:
I am a late bloomer.
I dunno if I can still call myself that. I've always been a fashion advocate since I was in Grade 4 (when I realized I loved everything that had to do with fashion)... BUT! At that time, I didn't know the science of it.

Get it?

Like in photography... I may love it but years ago, I wouldn't know how to produce the type of pictures that I admire.

[As of now, I'm still learning stuff on both. :P]

...but this is what I mean with nails too. 
I admired people who put an effort on their nails but I never wanted them on myself. Why? I was weird that way. I liked dresses and stuff but you'd never be able to make me wear one.

I am still weird like that. Hahaha.

The only nail stuff I owned exactly a year ago (OCTOBER 2009) was a cheap purple and blue polish I bought from the supermaket and a Caronia clear top coat.

Two months later, my collection started growing...

These are the cheaper ones of the collection... and the three on the left side are the first nailstuff I owned. I later bought two more (again, from the supermarket) -- the brown and the red.

I hated wearing polish though, coz they chipped and cracked especially when I was careless of what I did. I did cleaning and laundry with these cheap polishes so I hated painting my nails coz after a day or two (if I was lucky), I would have to take it off coz it looked like sh*t. Hahaha.

Since I wasn't a fan, I was reluctant of buying more expensive nail polishes but I gave in once and decided to try.

I first bought the Elianto Navy.
A really dark blue ~ almost black (something random: reminds me of my elementary school uniform :P). With the Caronia clear as the top coat, I discovered it didn't chip and crack as easily as the cheap ones I got from the supermarket.

15PHP (~0.3$) vs. 99PHP (~2$)

That's the price difference. :P

I learned splurging a little is worth it. Hahaha. :P I bought more of the not so cheap ones   and loved coloring my nails. I figured it would last longer if I used a more expensive clear top coat too... so I bought this:

Well, I proved that thought right... My nails didn't chip for a week. :)

When I'm too busy to bother myself with my nails, it could last more than a week without chipping but with the normal polish fading.
But that's bad, :P
My mother's favorite lady who does her nails told me not to leave polish more than 5-7 days. You have to take it off and re-do (if you really like a certain color/design).

If you're on a tight budget but still want longer-lasting nail colors: you may buy cheaper nail colors but make sure to splurge a little on the top coat. The clear top coat will prevent the cheaper nail polish from chipping. :)

Well, my collection didn't stop growing there...

but I don't have pics of it now... so maybe, next time :)
I have to get back to studying. :P


kayni said...

good luck on the thesis :)

i still don't like painting my nails. my nails feel weird when i paint them.

jehan said...

good luck din sa thesis...

i love painting my toenails kase di maganda ang paa ko, di gaya ng mga sisters ko, kkk i have small chinese-igorot feet.. hehe.. i know you know what i mean, hehehe...

but my fingernails? ah.. it's so hard to keep the paints on. i have really thin nails.

you check VOV at sm north edsa pala or anywhere may VOV outlet. they have good product for making nails strong...

jehan said...

plus, at VOV, the SAs would volunteer to give you a make over.. nakakarelax. and while my favorite SA there was painting my face, yung SA naman ng hair stuffs would approach and volunteer to "straighten" my hair.. hehe..
oh, heaven.... for free pa, haha...
go there one time to "de-stress" kkkk... like i always did...

Saving Capulet said...

aah san mo nabili ung hard as nails? mahilig din ako mag polish kc, nako yellow na nga ung nails ko :))

Nortehanon said...

Never had I painted my nails, not once :) I'm just not used to it. Di lang talaga ako kikay hehe

Good luck sa schooling.

Geli said...

@Kayni: i felt like that a year ago :P i wonder what happened to me hahaha

@Jehan: oooh, never been to VOV :D i should definitely go check it out though :D

@Saving Capulet: i bought it in Rob Ermita department store :D less than 200 for the pack of 2. pag sale, way lesser pa.

@Nortehanon: hehehe, ewan ko ba, bakit biglang ang arte ko daw :P hindi ako ganto kakikay a year ago ^_^