How did I get here?! This is not a rhetorical question, I am seriously inquiring on how I got to 2 years of blogging because honestly, I never thought I’d make it through 6 days, let alone 6 months or even a year… now 2?! I’m still in shock!
This journey has been more than just polish, it has taught me things about myself that I never knew existed like I can commit to something for an extended period of time without getting discouraged or bored…lol. I have learned to not fall into what others want me to do but instead stand firm whether people like it or not. I have established real friendships, I have learned new techniques and this journey has taken me all the way out of my comfort zone with doing live videos and host the watermarble table at PC last year.
I thank each of you for your love, encouragements and support along the way!
Keep reading to find out more of what’s been happy and what’s to come!
Go Gray in May
Here are my gray manis from May 16th-31st. To see the first half, May 1st-15th, visit my previous post here.
This was a huge success!!!
Many friends accepted the call and participated in my #gograyinmay mani / #btam_teammichael2018 challenge to support #braintumorawareness in honor of my dad, Michael.
Shout Out to @ig.konablue @missie__chrissie @azbelle_nails @brenleyhoneycu2 @delis_nails @polishobsessedhoarder @viperlovr @yvyvernis @ruaorlia313 @sweet.and.swatched @lovedoing_mynails @artisanloom.nailz @meowleficent_claws @thepolishedlibrarian @nailsnartbyme @dejesus610 @deerose50 @nailmedaily @tinkerpurplenails @sassysaucepolish @lilahsgigi.nailz @nailsbynef @swatchslayer
You ladies are the real MVP!
I was also afforded the opportunity to work with Sacha and Ari of Jior Couture and Riane of EA Polish who both contributed 30% of their May sales to the Neurosurgery Dept at Johns Hopkins Hospital to continue to find a cure.
I am proud to announce, that because of you, the makers have donated a combined total of
and with my matching contribution, a grand total of
I never in a million years imagined that we would donate such a large amount, I thought maybe $100-$150. Because of this, and the way my paycheck is setup, please allow me a few weeks, to complete my portion of the donation. I will keep everyone up to date on IG so please tune in there.
Thank you is not enough! It does not express my deepest gratitude and sincerest appreciation for you ladies. To support me the way you did means the world to me and is not taken lightly. I am humbled to call you both friend!
So what’s next? Well…
As you can see I have one again changed the template/theme of my blog. Going into my second year I wanted something clean and sophisticated but still fun.
Eff July 1st, swatch packages will no longer include nail art unless requested by the maker. I will be including bottle shots, bottle and brush macros in addition to the glossy, matte and macro photos.
My new logo, which I love and has now been updated on all of my social media posting platforms. It will also be found on all my swatch photos going forward. But due to some forgetfulness on my part and schedule rearranging, some new posts will still have the old logo. Thank you @jamylyn.art for the design!
Center Stage (nail enthusiasts) and Up Close & Personal (indie makers i.e nail polish, wax, vinyls, etc) have gone 2.0 with a live Q&A format being hosted on my Facebook Page. If you or someone you know is interested and would like to be featured, please email me to discuss!
In closing, I just want to wish you all a very happy National Donut Day, Nail Polish Day and Leave Work Early Day! Thank you to all the visitors, followers, family and friends that continue to support and encourage me everyday. Here’s to many more years to come!