Earth Day Series | Polished Lifting

by - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Earth Day Series | Polished Lifting

Hello there everyone and welcome back! Today we have another Earth Day Series blog post today we have Polished Lifting joining us and she has a really neat post in store for us so lets take a peek, psst who knew bean plants were so pretty!



Growing Green - Vegetables and Veggie Nail Art 

Hi friends! I'm Courtney from Polished Lifting. When Sarah asked me to do a guest post in her Earth Day blogger series I was thrilled to have the opportunity to talk about how I try to make green choices in my life. This post could have gone a variety of ways but I decided to focus on vegetables.

close up of fava bean flowers
Fava beans

In the past I've done my best to buy local produce to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions used to transport my food. This year I'm taking it a step further and I'm planting a full vegetable garden. The idea is that over time I'm going to try my best to grow most (if not all) of the vegetables I eat. This means I can enjoy fresh veggies straight from the garden that don't have to travel more than a few hundred feet. If you've ever done a side by side taste test with a store bought tomato versus a fresh tomato you know delicious home grown veggies are! So while part of my motivations are based on lowering emissions, a good chunk of them are because I love fresh vegetables. It's really a win/win in the end.

yellow bell pepper starts in seedling tray
Yellow bell pepper starts

I understand that growing your own food is an extreme end of the spectrum, and is a privilege that not everyone can enjoy. If you want to make small changes I would suggest starting by only purchasing produce that is in season. This means it isn't going to be shipped in from warmer climates, and your produce will generally be higher quality. Want to take it a step further? Start shopping at your local farmers market. Not only will you be purchasing fresh, local produce, you will also be supporting your local economy by purchasing from a small business. Being green doesn't mean you have to be perfect. We aren't filming The Good Place here! Small actions add up and can create a more aware lifestyle in the end.

garlic stalks in early spring
Garlic

To go with my vegetable themed post I wanted to do some cute veggie nails. This look is the first one I've worn with a regular base coat in ages. I'm still wearing it as I write this, which means I've been wearing this for four whole days! That may not seem like much, but that's a lifetime in nail blogger years.

happy veggie stamped nail art

This entire look uses Top Shelf Lacquer cremes (these are press samples) from her upcoming Nouveau Cremes collection. A few of the colors are custom blended to give the look a little more depth. For the onion I created two additional colors in the yellow family, the peas in the pod were a custom blend, and the tiny radishes were custom mixed.

happy veggie stamped nail art

Products used

  • Maniology - Kawaii Emoji BM-XL322 (use COUTR10 for 10% off)
  • Top Shelf Lacquer - Blanc, Jaune, Noir, Orange, Rogue, Vert
  • Vibrant Vinyls - Fast & Hard Top Coat


I just wanted to say thank you to Sarah for hosting this wonderful series. I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to chatting with you all soon!

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