Now that my youngest is at school, I have more time to go back to the things that I loved before I became a mummy. Let’s get this straight, my kids are my world. I live for them and every breath I take is for them. But now that they are a little older, I can have a little more me time.
I was walking through Primark. Yes, I have very expensive taste ;), picking up a few things for my kids. I walked past the fake nail section as it’s not something I normally deem I have time for but on this day they caught my attention.
You have to understand that I hadn’t put nail varnish on for about 15 years let alone fake nails! What was happening? Was I having a midlife crisis? Is this how it would begin? Fake nails were just not on my radar until this moment.
I bought a beautiful dark burgundy brown colour. The packet came with glue and an extra set of nails, all for £1. Frankly a bargain. I was excited by my purchase and at the same time had low expectations about the quality.
A couple of days later I was invited to a big wedding reception in central London. This was the perfect day to try them on. I got dressed and put the nails on last. It was so weird having them on yet all at once I felt so glamorous. It’s so nice even though it’s such a little thing.
I had an expensive dress on and beautiful shoes but my £1 nails made me feel totally different. Like most mums, you forget about yourself and these little things. You’re so busy arranging kids and babysitters, that hardly any time is left for yourself. Plus, being a mum of four, I was always on a budget and I came last on my list of priorities.
Those simple Primark nails made me feel so special. After this I decided that I would pay much more attention to these little things as they made such a big difference to how I felt about myself. As mums we tend to forget to be kind to ourselves. From now on I will be trying out lots of different little things to keep me feeling good about myself and will enjoy every minute!
What little things do you do to treat yourself? Let us know in the comments.