Thursday, July 26, 2012

Great News, Co-Wash, & Nail Haul

First off I will would like to share my great news! Last Friday on July 20th I took the NCLEX, which is the exam to become licensed as a registered nurse. I'm very proud and excited to announce that I passed!!! It took 110 questions and 2.5 hours for me to officially add BSN, RN behind my name! This a dream come true and I'm ready to start my career as a professional! 
Monday night my Sweeties (SO and Son) took me out to celebrate. It was somewhat last minute so I had to do a quick co-wash and blow dry. I co-washed with V05 Passion Fruit Moisture Milks Conditioner. I detangled in the shower. I towel-dried for about 7 minutes and add my leave-in and Serum/heat protectant. I used CON Argon Oil Strength and Shine Leave-in and GVP's Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum. I started off blow drying on high heat, but became a little apprehensive of heat damage and turned it down to medium heat. I used a little tension to straighten my hair a little. After blow drying, I added a little argon oil for shine and out my hair into a low bun. I was very pleased with the results. My hair was very smooth, soft, and shiny!  Sorry I didn't take any pictures. I was rushing to get out of the house. 

Lastly, I have a nail polish haul to share with you. Sally's had a 50% off all clearance items so I decided this was the perfect time to invest in some quality nail polishes. I have been the only who always went to a salon to get my pedicures. But as of lately, I've been on a DIY kick so I decided to learn how to polish my own nails. This would also save me a ton of money. Besides I've been noticing my polish chips within a day or two of me getting them done at a salon. It's almost becoming a waste of money. 

A few weeks ago I went ahead in invested in my first Essie nail polish. I purchased Play Date, which is a light purple color. I had in on for 2 weeks before it chipped. Yes, I said 2 weeks. I was living and breathing my NCLEX study material. What made me go out and purchase the polishes at Sally's BSS is my BF's kind of serious joke. He said that I would have purple polish on for a month. I had to prove him wrong. So without further rambling here is a list of the polishes and pics.

ORLY: Mysterious Curse and Grave Mistake
Finger Paints: Picasso's Puce, Beach Bound, Bauhaus Burgundy, Go Van Goghi
Essie: Play Date 


  1. May you continue to achieve greater heights!

  2. Congrats!! Great job!

    I'm addicted to nail polish and now you have me wanting more. Cute polishes!

  3. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!!!!!! That is an AWESOME accomplishment!!

  4. Congrats! And the last thing I needed to know was that there is a sale on polish, lol! Essie is such an underrated brand.

  5. Congratulations!!! I have Mysterious Curse from Sally's too. I forgot to post my nail haul. I'll have to do that later. Cute colors.

  6. Congratulations on becoming a RN,BSN. Nursing consist of so many opportunities. Get your beside experience and find your calling. Learn as much as possible, take time to rest prn and and continue to celebrate stat. Being a nurse is not easy at all but so worth it ;)

    1. Thanks for the great advice and congratulations.