With the arrival of sandal weather this week, and my nail salon closed for the foreseeable future, I decided to take matters into my own hands and gave myself a pedicure. Including polish. I chickened out on the color though, and went with a sheer natural shade (Chanel Ballerina). Good thing too, as fine motor skills have never been my forté. And they certainly have not improved with age. Results are serviceable, if unexciting. I pushed back cuticles but did not trim, and used a foot file like this one to smooth heels and remove calluses.
The sandals are waterproof, so great for doing garden projects and quick trips outdoors. They are just as comfortable as my regular Birkenstocks, and can be washed! I’ve been wearing them as “house shoes” the last couple of days. The bright orange color is such a pick-me-up!
“Our” baby hummingbird is getting so big! He/she has almost outgrown the nest. So cute when it scratches and stretches, fluffs its wings. The downy feathers are almost all gone, and I imagine s/he will be testing those wings soon.
If you’re looking for a fun activity for your next Zoom party, may I suggest Quiplash? We’ve now played a couple of times via Zoom with my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law (who are still on their boat in Mexico), and some of their other boater friends. It’s a word game, and perfect for this format. We get very silly and laugh a lot. Each game takes only about 15-20 minutes to play, so it’s not a huge time commitment.
If you need anything Beauty, the Sephora Spring Savings Event is still on. Rouge members get 20% off, VIB’s get 15% off, and Insiders get 10% off. It’s a great time to play with some new makeup, or stock up on your favorite skincare products. (I’ll be replenishing my Drunk Elephant C-Firma serum.) Code SPRINGSAVE.
Aquatalia – 40% off all full-price styles, and they’re donating 5% of all sales to Delivering Good. Code GIVINGBACK
Chico’s – extra 50% off two or more and 40% off one already-reduced style.
Cole Haan – 60% off best-selling styles
J.Crew – Buy 1 Get 1 Free select tops, tees, & sweaters. Code SHOPMORE
J.Jill – 40% off entire purchase with code 40APRIL
Lands’ End – 40% off order with code FOG
Madewell – extra 50% off sale styles. Code BIGTIME
Pottery Barn – 20% off furniture, 25% off everything else. Code EARTHDAY
Do you have any favorite games that can be played remotely or via video conference?