Hi Guys! As you know, or may not know, every year I give up something for Lent-even thought I’m not Catholic. This year my sacrifices are: Nail Polish and Coffee .. Why Nail Polish and coffee you ask?
1. Nail Polish: This one has a stipulation. I am allowed to use my Nailtiques nail protein, but no buying nail polish or painting my nails. I realized that I have a bit of an obsession with buying polish and painting my nails when I purchased 5 bottles in one week. So I decided to challenge myself to not do any . I believe Lent should be a challenge. Also, healthy nails are important, so I’m going to take the time to continue fortifying my nails with the Nailtiques. My natural nails look pretty healthy, but I do feel they start to get weak when I add/remove polish too often. That saddens me. I want ridge free nails!
2. Coffee. My sweet love coffee. I feel that when I shed the most weight was the last time I gave up coffee. I also know myself and that knowing that, I still am unable to shack my coffee habit alone. I need the challenge.. God Speed to me. I have discovered the tea lattes at Starbucks however. This time around I’m drinking more than just my White Peach Mango Lipton Tea. I’ve had Trader Joes White Pear Mango. Some herbal tea with lemon (bleck) and now the tea lattes. I tried the Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte at Starbucks only to discover it was caffeine free, but still delicious! The next day I tried the Awake Tea Latte with vanilla flavoring. YUM. I can’t get too hooked though, the whole point is to shed calories, not find an equally caloric tea drink.