Hey! So nice to see you again. Why haven’t you been visiting? Maybe because I barely post regularly, right? Not because you think I’m annoying or boring…right? RIGHT? Well, I have been thinking a lot about my blog and whether I want to continue after 9 years at this. I still love nail polish. I still love the nail community–despite all the gossip and scandals. Have you ever tried to explain the nail polish community to a person who is not this deep into the rabbit hole? They literally think I’m insane. Well, I do want to continue blogging for the pure enjoyment of it. I started looking back at my old posts from 2012 where my pictures sucked and my hands looked like Donald Trump’s face: orange and wrinkled. One thing that struck me is how much fun I had writing my posts, sharing my stories and interacting with all of you. I literally had comment sections longer than my actual posts! Do you want to read some of my favorites? Check these posts out:
Kleancolor Smelly Polish (This 8 year old post still gets a lot of hits and I can’t figure out why.)
These posts still make me smile just because they were fun to write and fun to discuss with you all!
After my moving saga–moving in December, living in a temporary place for 5 months and then moving to my permanent place–I was exhausted. I also realized that I have way too much stuff: clothes, shoes, make up and polish. I have always been a prolific destasher because I literally had no room for all the polish I had accumulated over the years. I was a blogger for OPI, China Glaze, Zoya, Jessica, Sation and other assorted mainstreams at the beginning of my blogging journey so imagine getting EVERY SINGLE POLISH THEY PUT OUT for a few years. It was overwhelming when it came to storage. Do I wish I had kept every single bottle? OF COURSE! But I can’t really justify it and it was an utter nightmare when I moved–twice. Partly because of this, I have given away so much polish to friends, family and co-workers. I still have polish in storage that I am slowly bringing home and cataloguing. This is where my #swatchmystash project is starting. I am committing to swatching all polishes in my stash while I continue to review newer polishes and collections.
If you’re interested in seeing what I currently have, I created a spreadsheet with information and links to reviews on my blog. It’s a work in progress so I’ll be updating it slowly. You can check it out here.
I have been super interested in giving live swatch videos a try but that’s going to be a big feat for me since I don’t know how to use my DSLR and I want to invest in a good macro lens before I start this. Believe it or not, I still use my little point and shoot and have found it almost impossible to figure out how to use my DSLR. To be honest, I haven’t tried that hard and I am a creature of habit.
I also want to do more nail art, stamping and other fun nail stuff. I just don’t know where to start! One of the things that is taking up a lot of my time right now is getting my health in order. I have been a diabetic for almost 10 years and I’ve had many setbacks due to the lack of regulating my condition. I am now taking control of this which has included major lifestyle changes. It’s hard, but I think I am worth the effort.
So…these are my thoughts. I almost feel like blogs are a dying breed since everyone seems to prefer Instagram, YouTube or even Facebook. I still want to keep this going. I keep seeing so many bloggers leave and it makes me sad, but everyone has to do what is best for themselves. I hope to be around for a while longer so I hope you will be here too.