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I Tried Those "Easy" Nail Polish Strips And Here's What Happened

I am a low maintenance person.

I love all the hair and makeup products. I wish I could be one of those women who always looks airbrushed and flawless with that perfect winged eye liner and just the right shade of lipstick, but that's just not me and I've learned to accept that. 

I typically don't have the patience for a full, daily beauty routine as I'm trying to rush out the door, especially when it comes to my poor nails.

Whenever a special event or holiday rolls around, I have the best intentions to get a manicure or at least take the time to polish and sculpt my nails, but it usually doesn't happen.

I get busy trying to get my hair to cooperate, or not get liquid liner EVERYWHERE, or finish packing to leave, or cleaning if guests are coming, so the nails get put on the back burner.

If by some MIRACLE of time management, through no fault of my own, I actually get them painted, without fail, I'll remember something else that needs doing and, no matter how careful …

I Live Outside My Means On Purpose

The Christmas season always seem to spark the debate of finances.

Whether it be about how much to spend on gifts, how much one has already spent during the year, what trips they need to save for so they can have another get-a-way, etc.  While I would be lying if I said these didn't happen in my home, I can honestly say, I don't care.

I don't care if it seems like a lot of money has been spent and I don't care whether or not I am going to spend more.  If I want to buy a little, or big, something for my husband, child, friend, or whoever, I am going to.  Buying stuff is kinda what I do. (I'm a coupon fanatic and I'm pretty darn good at it...but more on that later.) What I do care about are memories and time.

We have a limited amount of time and memory space compared to the actuality of how long we live.  So, I spend the extra time on the phone with my bff when I should be cleaning, drop whatever I am doing if my child wants to go play checkers, say "go for it&q…