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I’m not usually a big celebrator of St. Patrick’s Day. I like going for a drink with some friends or something low key but I don’t get as into it as most people.
I recently downsized my closet in an effort to try and only fill it with items I absolutely love. This resulted in no green clothing whatsoever and I really didn’t want to go out and buy something just for the sake of the day and then never wear it again.
This year I opted to do a festive green and gold manicure. I painted my nails with Revlon’s ‘Posh’ and then used Essie’s ‘Summit of Style’ to accent my ring finger nails.
I think this results in a festive look that is more subtle and stylish as opposed to loud and I’m really happy with the end result.
What will you be doing for St. Patrick’s Day this year?
I love painting my nails! I always like having them done and love switching up my polish with the seasons. This week I’ve opted to do a Christmas themed manicure! It was super simple to create and looks so festive.
I just painted my nails red and then took my Essence Nail Art Duo Stylist with some white and green polish to create polka dots on top. It only took a few minutes to do and I love the end result!
Do you like to switch up your nails with the seasons?
Since I’ve begun blogging I’ve had a few people ask me about how I got started. In the beginning it can be overwhelming so today I thought I would share with you how to start a blog if it’s something you’re interested in doing.
First thing, choose a name. It’s easier to build a following if your url and social media handles are all the same (or really close to the same) so I recommend checking all of the platforms you want to use to see if your desired name can even be used. Once you decide on a name that works, create all of your accounts.
Next, choose a platform. Today there are so many different websites you can use to create a blog. The two most well-known are Blogger and WordPress. I use WordPress.org personally, but there are lots of good platforms out there.
Decide if you want to be self-hosted or not. I have always been self-hosted. This comes at a price, though. You need to purchase a domain and pay for hosting (I use ehost for my hosting and purchased my domain through godaddy). There are lots of companies out there so do your research to get the best value for your money. Being self-hosted gives you a bit for flexibility with appearance, but you can opt to create a free blog as well. If you opt to create a free blog you can always migrate your content to a self-hosted site should you change your mind. Starting off free is a good idea if you aren’t sure that you’ll stick with it, but being self-hosted looks more professional. There are definitely pros and cons to both options but there isn’t necessarily one better than the other when it comes to starting out.
Choose a theme. This was the most time consuming part for me. I wanted something clean and girly. There are tons of free templates to choose from no matter which platform you use, but I ended up purchasing mine on Etsy from 17th Avenue Designs. Note: you can only purchase those kinds of templates if you have a self-hosted site.
That’s really about it when it comes to starting up a blog. Once you’ve done those steps you’re ready to start posting content!
Have I missed something? Feel free to leave me a comment below!