An Update

Hey all,

I just wanted to make a quick post to apologize for a lack of updates. I’ve been super busy with school and dance things, so I haven’t had much time to paint my nails let alone update my beloved blog ):

Because I’ve been so busy, and therefore had to sacrifice my “me” time of painting my nails, I’ve grown really…I dunno, bored isn’t the right word..discouraged (maybe?) when it comes to nail polish. I only brought about 20 colors with me back a college, and I’ve already worn them all two/three times each. At the same time, I keep seeing a lot of beautiful colors from new collections that I haven’t and won’t be able to get my hands on (at least, not till I’m home for Thanksgiving).

All in all, I hope I’ll be back to posting soon, but I really don’t feel very inspired and probably won’t really get back into the blogosphere until Thanksgiving when I’m reunited with my entire collection.

Until then, I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the holiday season and I hope to be back and sharing the love of sparkly holiday polishes with you soon!

 

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I Won a Giveaway!

Last week, I was the lucky winner of Galactic Lacquer‘s 350 follower giveaway! You may remember it from my Giveaways page here on the blog. Anyway, it’s my first ever win and therefore probably the most exciting nail mail I’ve gotten in a while!

Corrinnee, the lovely lady behind Galactic Lacquer, posted pictures of the prize in her giveaway post, but I wanted to take some of my own when I received the goodies.

First up are the non-polish goodies!

I’ve wanted to find some striping tape to play with for quite a while, but never got around to it. I’m so excited now!

And here are the polishes:

 

Look at how vibrant those colors are!

In case you are as curious as I was, here’s some quick swatches of each polish.

I was so eager to try them that I didn’t clean up at all, I’m sorry. Both the red glitter and the yellow polish are with two coats while the rest are only one.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed that I didn’t swatch the sparkly teal polish. Fear not! I thought that one was so pretty that I had to do a full manicure with it. I used the shimmery blue/green color from above underneath and one coat (one coat! look at that sparkle) of the glitter on top.

The color kind of reminds me of peacock feathers.

And boy, do I love sparkles!

 

 

I hope you’ve liked this post. I’m so excited to be able to share my first giveaway win with you all. Hopefully I’ll be able to host my own someday (:

 

And Another Thing!

I just set up Twitter and Facebook pages!

I already have a Tumblr (that I badly need to update…) so please feel free to check them out!

As for now, I’ll be using all three just to direct attention back here (homebase) but I’m also hoping to use social media to more efficiently participate in the nail polish/ nail art community (:

And Then Disaster Struck…

You may have noticed that my nails in the polka dot manicure are significantly shorter than normal. Two Sundays ago, the ballroom team hosted an event called Dancing with the Professors. I danced in the showcase piece and the entire night went so well! By the end of it though, I noticed that one of my nails kept getting stuck on my skirt…lo and behold the ugliest break I’ve seen in a while ):

It was on my right hand, so I was able to snap a few shots of my other hand before cutting all of my nails down.

I was looking a little yellow on the ends there, so I’m not too sad about the change. But still, I had so much fun painting my nails when they were long and I don’t know what to do now!

Hopefully they’ll grow back quickly (:

Welcome!

Hello all!

My name is Charlotte and I created this blog as a way of sharing my love for all things nail related. I’ve become quite the collector of polishes over the past couple of years and I’ve been trying to get more involved in the nail art scene. Join me in my journey to improve my art and let’s enjoy the beautiful world of nails together!

Feel free to submit ideas for manicures as well as requests for swatches etc. I’ll try my best to provide what readers want to see.

À bientôt,

Charlotte