Internship and standing up.

 

I said yesterday that I was going to write a little about what I do during the days know. So here goes

Right know I’m taking a class in service an selling (sort of) with focus on reception and customer service.
So currently I’m having an internship at the reception of a a Choice Hotel in the town I live in.
I love it there, i get to do a lot, everyone is so nice to me and I really feel like it’s giving me something (If it ends in giving me a job, that would be great)

The only thing I can complain about is standing up, 8 hours a day. At the end of the first days I had pain in parts of my feet I didn’t even knew existed.
I’ve figured out a few things to think of when it comes to caring for your feet if you stand up a lot, so here are what I do:

1.Shoes!
Make sure you have good and comfortable shoes, and if you buy new shoes, walk around in them for a while at home to get used to them before taking them to work. Later in this post you’ll see the two pairs I use.

2. One word, Pedicure!
Take care of your feet. Feel tired after a long day and your feet ache? Take a foot bath with some calming salts and end with massaging in a foot lotion. It’s up to you if you want to scrub away the calluses, for some people they actually give more support while standing. Personally, I hate calluses, so be gone!

3. Blood flow
When you get home, sit down and put your feet in a high position to helt eventual swelling and help the blood flow.

4. Compression stockings.
I recently was introduced to this particular item of clothing, and I’m hooked.
A compression stocking is a knee high stocking or pantyhose that helps the blood flow, it presses harder on your ancle than usuall stockings to prevent the upgoing blood from going back down in the foot. I think they work wonders.

5. Sit down
When you get the chance, even if only for a few seconds. Sit down. The short rest might not feel like much at the moment, but it might help you later in the day.

 

Now, here are the two pairs of shoes I use at work.

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A pair of flats.
I used these the first two weeks while I was getting used to standing so much, they might not look it but these are actually soft in the sole.

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Low heels.
These are the ones I use now, They are comfy, softer than they look and I really like how they look.
I usually walk with these to the hotel and back home. I also use these when (if) I’m going outside on the weekends.

 

And a little bonus!

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My latest manicure. I decided to just use my normal frenh manicure as a base and add a little pink and champagne color to it. Simple and nice.

Well well. Now I’m leaving the computer to lie down in a bath that my boyfriend fixed for me

Ciao!

Acrylic and Nail foil.

Yesterday I ordered a few Nail products. I felt I could spare the money since this have been a pretty good month and since I’m almost Done with the class/course I’m taking I felt I deserved it. (More about the course tomorrow, together with a pedicure post)

The things I ordered are some Nail things, I’m in a lazy make-up period so I’m focusing a lot on ny nails now.

I ordered:
A test kit for making acrylic nails containing 5grams och white, Pink and clear powder and 10 ml acrylic liquid.
5 reusable Nail forms
An acrylic brush
Nail foil adhesive
Green Nail foil
A test kit of 5 different Nail foils

The test kit for acrylics isn’t that much, but it’s enough to try and see if I like it. If I do I’ll buy more. I hope it’ll at least be enough for 1 set of fingernails and 1 set of toenails. Anyone have any ideal of how much it might be?

The nail foils I’ve wanted to try for long, you put the adhesive on the nail and then kind if rub the foil onto the nail so it’ll stick.

The site I ordered from is closed the rest if this week, so hopefully this will all ship on monday and I’ll get it sometime next week. I’ll try the foil the day I get it and the acrylics someday in the weekend when I have time to spare.
Now I’m going to bed since I’m getting up in about 6 hours, tomorrow I’ll explain more about what I’m doing now, show off my latest manicure and write a pedicure post.

Ciao

Nails and sleep

Today I removed my gold polish, so tomorrow I’ll redo my nails. Any wishes on a mani you’d like to see?
I’d like to do something with turquoise. But have no ideas other than that. Maybe turquoise with a bird on or something. Any ideas?

Today when I got home there was a package lying on top of my laptop. It contained this:

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A sleeping mask from Daydream.
I actually didn’t think anyone would listen to my plea the other day, but a friend of mine did. So I hope that tonight I’ll be able to sleep properly.

Some persons I’ve talked to about this mask have asked me what’s so special with the daydream masks and what’s separating them from the cheaper sleeping masks that are availible in the town where I live.Since I have one of these cheaper masks I’ve made a comparison picture.

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Firstly the fabric is different, the daydream mask is thicker and firmer and the material is soft towards the eyes instead of silky.
The Daydream mask is smaller and fits better over the eyes., the other mask goes a bit over half my face.
The Daydream mask have two adjustable straps, the other mask has one non-adjustable strap that lost it’s elasticity after about 4 uses
The Daydream mask has foam rubber by the nose to block light from entering.

The last one is mainly the one that made me hate my earlier mask, it let in to much light at the nose part.

Since I got the mask today I obviously haven’t tried it yet, I’ve tried it on but haven’t slept with it yet. I hope it lives up to my expectations. I’ll update this post tomorrow after trying it one night.

*Edit*
After sleeping with the mask I can only say that I’ve slept better than I’ve done in a couple of weeks. So I love it!

Ciao

Nails and Nail Challenges

I’ve been looking through a few blog with these nail challenges and I’m thinking of doing one.
However I don’t think that “red” is a nail challange so I’m going to put together a nail challange by myself.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
I want things that are more of a challenge than “red” or “yellow”
More like “cupcake” or “snowmen”.

I don’t know if ut will be a daily for a month or weekly for a year yet. Depends on the amount of suggestions I get in.
So write in the comments, what you can think of or want to see.

Ciao

Cupcake Nails

I were taking care of my nails today and were thinking about making them red. But my friend Miranda wanted me to do cupcake nails. So here they are. This is before i removed excess polish from my fingers.

   

I decided to show both mmy left and right hand. Usually I fail on my right hand, but I’m pretty hapy with these.
The purple polishes, the bue and the bright pink one are Depend Polishes and the white and light pink  ar from E.L.F
The basecoat is from O.P.I and then I used first O.P.I Top coat  then Seche Vite Fast drying Top Coat.

I usually don’t do nail art on myself. So we’ll see how long this gets to stay on.

Ciao