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My Trip to DC!!

Hey! I’m back! I feel terrible for not updating my blog when I was in DC but I wanted to squeeze as much out of my time there with Greg as possible. Painting my nails didn’t seem like a good use of my time! (extraordinary circumstances!!)

I had such a blast there. I can’t wait to move over after the wedding. I love our apt building and the scenic views from our windows. Love that I’m within walking distance of the metro.

We saw this beauty my first evening there, right behind our building! I couldn’t believe it!

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My little dog Pickle was so happy to see me she peed herself (that’s love)

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We explored DC while I was there and also revisited some tourist sites. We took a Segway tour of DC and that was so much fun! For $70 dollars each we took a 2hour tour and saw Lincoln Memorial, the Mall, the White House, Congress, Jefferson Memorial, Treasury Building, Ford Theatre, and so much more. We covered a lot of ground, the weather was perfect and we learned a lot about DC! I really recommend this tour for everybody.

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Segways are fun!!!

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We met up with Greg’s friends for drinks/dinners.

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We went to the naval academy in Annapolis and a boat club to meet some of Greg’s relatives.

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We caught a baseball game. The Nationals were playing the Atlanta Braves. It was my first baseball game in the US!

We also went to Ben’s Chili Bowl and got chili dawgs and chili fries! Nom!

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The excitement was too much! I slept on the metro home and Greg posted this on facebook!!

I’m home now in Ireland and you will be seeing more posts this week!!!

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Nicola


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Milani Nail Lacquer

 

 

 

 

First off, sorry for not blogging in a while. I was really sick with the flu last weekend and as soon as I got better I had to go straight back to work. But I’m back now and feeling healthy and I can’t wait to share more nail art with you! 🙂

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I’ve been really  wanting to try these Milani polishes for ages but I couldn’t find them in Ireland. Luckily, my favorite Texan girl sent me some in a polish swap! Thanks Julie from Short and Sweet in Texas. I tried this one out first. It so cool! I thought it would kind of have a leathery feel to it since that’s what it looks like in pictures but actually it’s just really really gritty! I will use my Modi Peel Off Base Coat under it in future!

 

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It’s really easy to apply. Dries super fast and doesn’t feel annoyingly gritty, it’s fine not too coarse  I love how it looks!

 

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Have you tried these polishes? Did you like them?

 

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Ireland and Korean Royalty

I arrived home Monday night from Seoul via Heathrow. Despite being exhausted I still stayed up for hours chatting to my parents. They are the BEST help a future bride could ask for!

Mom has been cooking all my fav dishes including Irish breakfast and her yum Chicken casserole (secret recipe)

Now that I’m home I have a little setting up to do. I’m gonna head to the shopping centre tomorrow with mom and pick up some things I need, essentials such as a GHD, desk for my room, boots (they are on sale!) and some other things to make my room more me.

Of course the downside of being home is that I’m apart from Greg, Mika and Pickle. I’m trying really hard to focus on my goals and not wallow about too much about being apart from my little family. It’s temporary, and I should use the time on things that will improve me so when I do see Greg again I can impress him! 🙂

One more downside, it’s 5.30am I’ve been awake for an hour now! So naturally I’m typing this with a facemask on and I may go paint my toenails in a little bit!

Sunday was my last day in Seoul. Greg and I decided to go to a photo studio and dress up as Korean Kings and Queens and wear Hanbok. That’s the traditional Korean  clothing. Isn’t it beautiful? Of course I asked for purple!

I’m trying to think like a queen!

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Doesn’t he look handsome?

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Together, having fun.  🙂 It’s easy with your best friend.

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Estee Lauder Lilac Leather – and then some lace! :)

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Ha, I think Greg is trying to tell me he’s gonna miss me! He came home with another  Estee Lauder polish yesterday! Perfect timing as I was ready to take off Narcissist. This time I used almost four coats because I wanted it to be really even across the nail. I love the color, but I didn’t want to do a straight up swatch so I decided to add french tips (Essie – blanc) and some lace nail stickers and oh yeah some jewels! I was really in the mood to decorate my nails last night! 🙂

Sheets of these lace stickers are on sale in most beauty stores here in Seoul, I love them! Tonight I’m heading out for dinner and a few drinks  so I’m glad I have girly nails for the occasion! 🙂

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My cuticles and skin are really suffering in this weather! I’m moisturizing but it’s just not enough! Maybe the weather in Ireland will be kinder to me.

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My Life So Far

I have decided to broaden my blog just a little. Some of my posts from now on will be about me and what I’m doing. Nail art is still the main focus but because so many things are happening I think it’ll be good for me to have a place to express myself. So that’s why I’m starting this new page.

Ok, here’s the deal. I’m getting married in Aug. I’m moving from Seoul, South Korea back home to Ireland in March. From March ’til Aug I will be preparing for my wedding, living with my parents and reconnecting with my friends.

Oh! You don’t even know what I look like! I’ve never posted a picture of myself on my blog before!

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That’s it for now. I’ll update soon!