During my wedding journey, I was so excited to start making my wedding invites. I was assuming that I would order some invites like most people do. But then on Christmas, my fiance bought me a cricut. If you don’t know what that is, it is a crafters dream tool. So after I got that, my fiance thought I should start making the invites, so I did. I found a cute template and I thought it would be cheap to do since all I needed was paper. Oh how I was so wrong about that. For one, I had to get the right paper and that wasn’t cheap, then I had to buy shimmery paper for the actual invite, and then I decided to gold foil the invites to add an extra flair to it. That took even more time. Then I had to find just the right ribbon for the invite. This was such a long process that I barely finished making the invites literally tonight. It also didn’t help that I had to make an extra 3o invitations for my parents friends that I don’t even know. For some reason my parents feel the need to invite everyone they know even if they don’t even know who I am. I personally feel like it’s just pointless because it is my special day and the people that go should only be the people that care about my fiance and i. Has anyone gone through this issue of having to invite people that you don’t want ?? Apparently to them, they don’t want people to talk badly about them for not inviting them even though these people barely talk to them, unless they see them at the store or something. Sounds pretty ridiculous right?? This issue has just caused me so much stress and it’s literally annoying. It kind of made me want to elope even more. If only we didn’t put down deposits for everything.
I don’t know a picture of my invite on here, but I will be sure to post on here later. If anyone would like tips on how to make an invite then just please let me know.
Every girl dreams of their perfect wedding and how planning it will be so much fun. Well unless you have tons and tons of money, then that is definitely not the case. I’ve been engaged for about 2 years now to my high school sweet heart. We’ve know each other for about 10 years now, so its about time we get hitched. Before I was engaged I thought that planning a wedding would be so easy and that I would be so organized for it. Well its some what true, I was very organized throughout the entire process. I am about 3 months away from the big day. I wanted to blog about the entire process, but my time has been so limited that I wasn’t able to. So now I want to document everything I can so hopefully the girls that read this will take my advice and do better. Each day I will try to blog about different parts of a wedding, but the most important part is to know what you want in your wedding. Also, make sure that if you do really want your dream wedding, then to have enough money saved up for it. Every time we meet with a wedding vendor, they always ask what your budget is, but it seems like its so hard to have a budget because even if you tell them what your budget is, they might not even be able to do it, so you have to come up with the money anyways. If anyone has any questions about this process, then please feel free to ask. I would love to talk about weddings with other and maybe someone could give me some tips as well. I’ll end it here for now, but tomorrow I will talk about wedding invitations and that whole process.
Have you ever wanted to try the Ciate caviar nails trend, but never wanted to pay for it? Well I’m right there with you. I love all of the latest beauty trends, but they can get so expensive. Every time I go to Sephora, I always see the Ciate caviar nail packages and they always look so cute that I want to get. Until I look at the price. $30 for some nail polish and beads? Ya I don’t think so. I rather spend $30 on some good foundation. Well this weekend I was browsing at my local Burlington Coat Factory. Usually I never find anything good there because its all so cluttered and a part of me doesn’t want to waste time searching for something that I know I won’t find. Luckily when I was looking in their beauty section I came across a Ciate nail kit and it was only $10. $10!!! can you believe that? A good bottle of essie polish costs around $8 already so I figured it was a good deal and I couldn’t pass it up. So I bought the kit. It came with 4 cute nail polish colors and 4 bottles of beads that would match the polish and a little funnel to pour the excess beads into the bottle.
The polish colors that came in the kit weren’t that great. It has your standard white, pink, baby blue, and red. Being the nail polish love that I am, I already own these colors. But then again I wasn’t buying the kit for the polish, I was all in it for the beads. So of course after me buying this kit, I had to try it out on my nails. And to be honest. It looked great on my nails for about a day…….
The polish had a nice consistency to it, but you did have to do a couple of coats to get the color looking nice. And of course after my nails dried I have to put on my favorite seche vite top coat. The top coat made my nails look amazing. It gave my nails a gel/shellac manicure look. I don’t know what it is that I do in my everyday life, but the beads fell off so quick. I probably have random little beads around my house somewhere now. The instructions say for you to paint your nail and then pour the beads on so that it will stick and that worked and all, but it just didn’t last. I wasn’t sure if I should use a top-coat on the beads or not, so I didn’t. Maybe when I try it next time I will put a top-coat on and see how much longer the beads will last on my nails. All-in-all, there were some pros and cons to this product. The pros were that it was a good price and the colors were fairly decent. The cons are that the beads didn’t last on my nails that long, it can get messy because they do put glitter in with the beads. When I was pouring some beads onto my nail, a whole bunch of glitter came pouring out with hardly any beads. Luckily you really couldn’t tell the difference from the glitter to the beads.
Overall I’m glad I bought this product and gave it a try. However, I think next time I will try using a top coat or maybe even some gel to get the beads to stay longer because you have to admit my nails did look amazing for that one day. lol.