Strong Nails Feel Like a Super Power

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Having strong nails feels like a super power.  Let me explain.

Just a few months ago, I was not in the best place --with my nails or my life. Life was busy between transitioning into a new job, planning a wedding, and expanding responsibilities in other areas of my life. Taking care of myself was not a priority. I lived on carbs and willpower. All of that non-stop movement showed up in my nails. They were weak and constantly splitting, a physical representation of my lack of self-care.

As 2016 turned into 2017, I knew it was time for a change. Who wants to spend their wedding year feeling tired and unpretty? Not me. I spent January filling my body with nourishing, whole foods. Then I started taking the Shedavi  Hair + Skin + Nails Whole Food Vitamin, and that sealed the deal. Today, my nails are strong. I can tell my hair is growing, even as it’s protected in box braids.  When I invest in my own self-care, I feel like I can take on the world.

And feeling like I can take on the world is exactly what I need right now. My wedding is 125 days away. It’s time to finalize all of the details, big and small. Hotel blocks. Flowers. Order of ceremony. Needless to say, some of the pre-wedding tasks are more fun than others. Choosing my wedding hairstyle is one of my current favorite tasks, though it’s also turned out to be one of the hardest. What one hairstyle will define me on one of the most important days of my life?I wish I could tell you that I’ve one hundred percent made my decision. I can’t. But I can tell you what has helped me narrow down my options.

The vibe

My wedding will be laid back and joyful because those two words best describe my relationship with my fiance. Having an intricate or overly fussy hairstyle would be out of place. Knowing that fact alone made it easy for me to eliminate many hairstyles.

The dress

I’m a firm believer in the fact that your wedding dress and your wedding makeup should work together to make you look like an absolute goddess. They should complement, not compete. My dress is cut simply in a way that highlights my shoulders and my hourglass curves. As soon as I said yes to my dress, I knew I was saying no to long, flowy hairstyles that would cover my shoulders.

The bride

I’ve spent a good amount of time flipping through magazines and searching Pinterest. There are many gorgeous styles out there that just would not look good on me. I know my face shape and the way my features work together. If I see a pretty style that wouldn’t do justice to the way I was created, I have to let it go.

Using these criteria, I’m down to just a few wedding hair options, and I should be booking my consultation with my stylist soon! If nothing else, this wedding planning process has taught me the importance of embracing all that make me who I am and investing in myself. I hope to carry those lessons with me long after I’ve decided on my wedding hairstyle and have said “I do.”

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