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I've been promising you guys a new makeup tutorial, and here it is - a beautiful DIY mermaid mani! It's so perfect for Summer, and I promise you, it's quite easy to do. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take i…

Pic of the Week: She'll Swim One of These Days






















Last year my youngest daughter Kaitlin had quite a nasty fall into the pool, so it's been a struggle teaching her to swim this year. At my friend's pool (where we swim often) there is a single step on one end that goes down a few feet and has its own little inlet. Kaitlin hangs out on that step and calls it her hot tub. This week she worked her way up to being submerged to her chin and began doggy paddling back and forth over the step. Maybe next summer she'll actually get into the rest of the pool.

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  1. It might also take the right teacher, after that. I didn't learn to swim from a class... it was my cousin who taught me, and he spent his time as a lifeguard.

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