It was a beautiful sight

Have you ever been to Northern California? Specifically Jenner or Timber Cove?

We needed to get away and recharge, reset and refresh. So away with the planning. I planned a 8 day vacation to Arizona and California. We were scheduled to see the Grand Canyon, Napa Valley Winery and San Jose. One of the scheduled spots was Timber Cove Resort in Jenner, California. And this was the best part….

The rooms were nice and the bedroom’s view was breathtaking. To wake up every morning to the sounds of birds and crashing waves was the most relaxing feeling. The air was fresh and the outdoor smell was amazing. Our bedroom had sliding glass doors that opened to the unending expanse of ocean water.

There was no cellular reception here. You can definitely tell the intended purpose of this place was for you to take it all in. There was a restaurant onsite with spectacular food to go with the spectacular serenity. This place is indeed romantic and a place for romancing.

Would I do it again? Perhaps. The drive was a bit nerving but beautiful and breathtaking. The infamous highway 1.

I will say that I can not deny this place was unbelievable. If we ever need a place to fully recharge this place would definitely be a thought of where we shall probably go.

Berry pretty nails

Essie nail polish: Berry Naughty

So I tried another color today (but it was in the red family). I dare not deviate from my reds! The color was from Essie nail line and it’s called “Berry Naughty” . (My character has nothing to do with the name, lol). I really like Essie nail products! In fact I stick to 3 nail polish brands. My most favorite to favorite are:

  1. OPI
  2. China Glaze
  3. Essie

You are probably thinking “what about Shellac?” Let me talk briefly about Shellac. First off, I am not a fan of Shellac. As a former Licensed Nail Technician and nail shop owner (we’ll cover that in another post) I will say that Shellac “can” be a good product for some people. Shellac for me is too thick of a product.

Yes it may last longer and there is no drying time with Shellac. But I like thin natural looking nails. Yes, I have artificial nails on so the solar product is already a layered product. But when you add a thick product like Shellac it can make the nails look even thicker. I get my nails filed thin enough to still be strong but the Shellac will still make them appear thicker.

Bottom line if you like thinner nails the I would suggest Shellac if you’re applying them to natural nails and not the artificial ones.

On the other hand, my favorite top coat for regular polish is Seche Vite and it is the absolute best. I use to use their top coat on all of my clients and they loved it! In the recent years they’ve come up with the instant gel effect top coat and I love it even more! Here is why:

  • It dries extremely fast (give or take a couple of minutes)
  • It leaves your nails super shiny
  • It makes your nail polish last longer

You might want to give these products a try!