The return

Hello beauties!

I apologize for my prolonged absence, I was insanely busy with life. I just graduated from college, I received my bachelors degree in neuroscience. I have been applying for PhD programs, so school isn’t completely finished. I must be a glutton for punishment to want to put myself through that but a dream is a dream and who am I to argue 😉

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In the meantime I have about 8 months off. I haven’t had time off in such a long time, I’m not sure what to do with myself. So I will spend a bunch of time cleaning my house, baking, hanging out with my kids and husband, being a good housewife and telling you all about it.

It has been so long since I posted here so I am behind on everything. I will spend the next couple of weeks catching up. In the meantime, feel free to follow me on Instagram @bettiebanshee to see some of what I’ve been up to. Some hi-lights: graduation obviously and the reality of graduate school kicking in; I changed my hair (I’ll save that for another post); my daughters just had their Christmas ballet recital, it was amazing and adorable; I have a bunch of new purchases, from Black Friday and beyond that I will be sharing with you soon; I had a few wonderful times with the fam, I love spending time with my kids, seeing the wonder and joy on their faces makes everything worth it.

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I will talk to you all soon!

I had to share: the best top coat ive ever used!

I have the worst time with my nails.  My finger nails seem to reject nail polish and though I love to paint them, the nails don’t seem to agree.  I do the manicure properly, base coat, two thin coats of color, then a top coat.  Allowing each layer to dry in between.  But I can never get it to last longer than a day, it is a miracle if my nail polish lasts longer than 12 hours.

So every time I see a new top coat I buy it, I have tried every thing from Sally Henson to Seche Vite, even gel top coats.  Nothing helps.

I was in Sally’s a couple weeks ago for hair dye and saw this:

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I bought it and honestly I wasn’t expecting a whole lot.  On Tuesday I used it for the first time, by Tuesday night I had no chips in my polish.  Then Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…still no chips! Saturday the color was starting to crack underneath but it was all still on my nail.  It is now Monday, 6 whole days after painting my nails, and I am actually going to have to use nail polish remover to take it off.

I am never going to use any thing else, I am thoroughly sold.  Granted the color I used this time is one that lasts a bit longer than normal on me, like 2 days instead of one normally.  So I will try it out with a more flakey polish and let you know how that works.

I am just so excited I had to share 🙂

you can purchase it on amazon http://www.amazon.com/European-Secrets-Rock-Top-Coat/dp/B001A4X0AM

or at Sally’s in store or online: http://www.sallybeauty.com/nail-top-coat/SBS-705525,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH its way cheaper at Sally’s

 

Playing Catch Up

I have been such a blog slacker this last month and I apologize profusely!  So much has been going on that I haven’t had a moment to dedicate to the blog.  So let me fill you in on what has been going on in my life…

The semester is coming to a close,  I have my last final exam tomorrow morning.  This semester kicked my butt, I am so glad that I decided to take the summer off.  It will be my first summer of my entire college career that I will not be taking classes.  I am going to be graduating in December and I can’t wait.  I’m taking my MCAT exam on the 30th of this month (only 17 more days eeekkk) and I will be applying for medical school over the summer.

I may not be taking any classes but I was offered a summer job as a research assistant for a psychologist whose lab I have been working in.  So that should be exciting, plus she’s agreed to write me a kick-ass letter of recommendation!

I have purchased a few new outfits so I will be showing those to you all over the next couple weeks, super exciting!

Last, but not least…my children’s father, the man with whom I have shared a life with for 5 years, has finally officially proposed!!! YAY!!!

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This was the moment! He was so sweet, he got all choked up and could barely get the words out 🙂

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First he almost killed me on a hike up to a really pretty waterfall, I guess he wanted to make me earn the ring 😉 like I hadn’t already!

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A picture of me standing in the middle of the river on a big rock, right where the waterfall comes through…then me almost falling into the river

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It was all very romantic, it fit our relationship and it was very representative of him the way he proposed.  I guess my mom had told him to take me out to dinner and do it in the restaurant, but I’m glad he did it the way he did.  We were all alone, with our dogs, went on a really nice (hard) hike, had a picnic next to a waterfall.  Like I said, very romantic.  It was worth the wait.

Now we just have to wait another five years until we get married 🙂

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Heres a picture of him and the dogs, so cute.

I promise to be better and post more, keep an eye out for more outfits and I have a bunch of stuff coming up that I’ll be posting about.  See you soon!