Thursday, June 7, 2012

31 Day Nail Challenge - Day 1: Red Nails

Hello, everyone.
It's been about six weeks since we lost my father to colon cancer.  Dad was diagnosed three years ago, and our family had many ups and downs over the past several years.  We knew the prognosis wasn't good, but I don't think you're ever really prepared to say goodbye to someone you love so much.

My Dad, my niece and me (that's me on the left)
Parent, advisor, staunch supporter, and friend, my dad was a huge part of my life.  Without him, the world is a much less colorful place.  Lately, I've been a bit short on motivation (for most things) and on inspiration.


I decided I would start a nail challenge to give me some incentive to get polishing again, to narrow the focus to someone manageable, and to give me something fun to think about.  I probably won't be able to post every day, but I figure that getting back to doing some of the things I like is a step in the right direction.

I chose the simplest of the nail challenges, the one where the first week is primarily polish only, to get myself back in the groove.  I thought, "Red nails?  I can manage that!".  So here's my post for the first day of this challenge.

I chose Heaven Waikiki Sunset, a surprisingly pretty polish I noticed at the grocery store (on sale for about $2)!  It's a magenta glitter and is slightly matte without topcoat.  I also used this polish to color in one of my ladybug manis.

Here's the nail challenge, in case you're not familiar with it.  It's been floating around for a while out there although I'm not sure who initially created it.

Well - I made it through Day 1 - hooray!

Thanks for reading, polish friends!  I'll try to post the next challenge soon.


Nicole said...

I am sorry for you loss

Jackie said...

So sorry :( I can only imagine how you feel..I watch over my "daddy", he is 90....I am afraid for this day to come. My thoughts are with you. The nails look very pretty :)

Jocelyn said...

Thank you. And thank you for stopping by!

Jocelyn said...

Thanks, Jackie. And hugs right back to you - caregiving is hard work!

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