Friday, June 22, 2012

Bettina Fiori Collection Swatches

It's Friday....

  But it doesn't much feel like one.... I've been having a rough week. I know it's usually all farts and Sunshine around here but... Truth? I struggle with depression and anxiety. There's days, sometimes weeks, where just the thought getting out of bed makes me want to curl up and disappear. I know I've never opened up about this before because I didn't even know how to approach it or put it out there. It needed to be addressed.... I am a ball of insecurity and awkwardness. I constantly shut down because it is easier than trying to be happy. I don't really have many friends and that is just fine.
  I present myself to be a very happy person but ultimately I am very insecure and indifferent towards most things. If I have no expectations, I can't be disappointed (I realize that's not a healthy way of thinking). I started blogging as a way to focus my energy on something positive and that I enjoy. The past few weeks have been nothing short of an emotional roller coaster from Hell and I can't shake this bad funk I am in.... "Funk" doesn't even sound like the right word at this point... Most of the time I find myself trying to force "it". What is "it"? Well... Everything... I don't want to quit blogging but I constantly find myself reassessing my dedication. I'm in a dark place and I might need a break... I hate to put this out there but it was eating away at me and not entirely helping my situation.

  That being said here are swatches of Bettina's Fiori Collection. A huge thanks for my friend Wanda for  sending these my way!
 Continue reading to see close ups.


Needless to say I am not feeling very chatty today so I will literally let the pictures to the talking for this post. The Fiori collection is available now. This is a floral themed collection. The names are flower names in Spanish. 

Bettina Gladiola
 Gladiola. Two easy coats.

Bettina Orchidea
 Orchidea. Two coats.

Bettina Ortencia
 Ortencia. Two coats.

Bettina Glacinto
 Glacinto. Two coats.

Bettina Tulipani
 Tulipani. Two coats.

Bettina Magnolia
 Magnolia. Two coats.
 I think it goes without saying that I really do love this collection. It feels more Spring than Summer but it kinda came out in between Seasons so it can go both ways. I love this collection because when you put all the colors together it looks very Sanrio- Hello Kitty and I love anything Hello Kitty. As usual the formlas were creamy perfection. Again a huge thanks to lovely Wanda for finding these for me!

Thanks for stopping by.

82 comments:

  1. Oh these Betinas... What I wouldn't do to be left in a room alone with them ;) lol!!!!
    I love Gladiola and Magnolia to bits! Lovely shades!

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  2. Do whatever you need to do. It's weird to have to say it, but I went through it too. I still have days, and when I was really deep into it my depression, I tried everything. I talked to my friends, I talked to a shrink, I exercised, I ate, and there was just nothing. But keep trying. Eventually something will snap, or something will help. Whatever you do, you're not the only one, and there's always the internet =)


    (My favourite is magnolia!!)

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  3. I love them all, they look so pretty! :)

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  4. :( I'm so sorry that you are feeling so down in the dumps. Have you tried counseling? I went through this about 7 years ago (right after I had my first baby) and I decided I needed to talk to someone. It was such a release whenever I went. You wouldn't even believe how good you feel and such weight lifted off your shoulders. Also, try focusing on going for a walk each day and getting fresh air and exercise - that may help your mood as well. I hate to hear this from such a talented person. Let me know if you need to talk! My email is on my blog! Lots of my friends come to me to talk because I've been through it. Keep your head up!

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  5. Oh, and great swatches btw! :) I've never heard of this brand.

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    1. They are from Puerto Rico, an inexpensive brand like Catrice

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    2. Is from Puerto Rico...inexpensive brand like Catrice!!

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  6. I have been following you for a little while now and I love all of your posts, and your polish application is always flawless (I am super jealous I cant do that!). Sorry you have been down lately :( I hope things look up for you soon!

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  7. Hey hun, I just wanted you to know that you are not alone in this. I suffered from depression & anxiety for over a year before I was able to admit I had a problem. I pushed away everyone close to me including my husband and kids. It was a living hell. People would tell me I was depressed and I would get so mad. How dare they tell me I am depressed...blah blah blah. Finally, during a breakdown my husband carried me (literally) to my doctor. When the doctor walked in, she found me sitting on the floor, rocking back and forth. Immed she put me on Paxil and I was able to regain a little control of my life. Please, if there is anyway I can help, dont hesitate!

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  8. Beautiful swatches! I'm so sorry about how you have been feeling I can relate to you beacuse honestly I Tend to feel that way too at times and it starts to eat me up inside until I know that if I don't let it out it will just put me in a worse place, my advice is that you talkto those you keep close to you,look at the days from a better perspective ,you know the grass is always greener on the other side and Ofcourse things are gonna get worse before they get better but happiness is possible. I hope you start to feel better soon and figure things out, best of thoughts :)
    -Diana

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  9. My husband kinda ran into the same situation with me. I didn't want to admit or recognize that what I was dealing with was(is) depression. He finally got me to see a doctor. I haven't been in a while and I've been off meds (which did not really seem to help when I was on them) but I'm thinking I need to go back and talk to her about other altrenatives.

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  10. The swatches are beautiful, thank you for posting but PLEASE do something for all of us, and for yourself, and slow down (or take a break all together)! As a blogger myself, I know the pressures of blogging and having depression/anxiety at the same time. I've shared it with my blogging friends but not on my blog. Its tough and the only way I got through it was to take time for myself (for me, it was almost two months of no blogging) and find what makes me happy again. I also went to sessions with a therapist for about five months. My case was mild but luckily I had the support of family and friends. As much as I love your blog and adore your posts, I don't want to you to feel like you have to post. I promise it will get better, we're rooting for you!

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  11. I'm sorry you,ve been having a ruff time lately... Take your time to recuperate! Btw Love your swatches as always! :)

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  12. You can do it! :)


    As always, your swatches are great.

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  13. sending you lots of love and hugs. When i wrote about my depression, i was frankly a little gobsmacked about how many supportive comments I got, and I know you will get even more. Depression is hard, really hard, but know that you bring sunshine into people's lives EVERY SINGLE DAY, and that is a gift that it too precious for words. Even when you might not love yourself, or love life, WE still love YOU xxx

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  14. aka Debbie Crumpet x

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  15. Thank you my Crumpet!!!! I knew/ hoped everyone would be understanding. The truth had to come out in order for me to move forward.

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  16. I'm sorry to hear you're struggling. I hope that you're able to find a way out of this darkness.

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  17. To see you on the outside (swatches, pics, posts), I would have never guessed that you are struggling with depression & anxiety. It's good that you are talking about it...please take care of yourself and do what you need to do to start feeling OK! A lot of people care about you. ((hugs))
    Is this a good time to say that I miss Muffin Mondays? No? OK. Never mind :D

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  18. The swatches are lovely, thank you! You certainly aren't alone, hon. I've suffered from depression and anxiety since I was very, very young. Just yesterday it took everything in my not to burst into tears on my way to work. My stomach was so tied into knots I thought I'd make myself sick. I was really wishing I could crawl back into bed and "check out" for the day. It becomes very unnerving when that lasts more than a few days. Fortunately more days than not are good, but it's tough when you're going through a funk phase. I've tried antidepressants and had one that really worked, but that was years ago and the one I was prescribed a few years ago never seemed to help. At all. Anyway, all that to say you just do whatever it is you need to take care of yourself. Whatever that may be. Get the help you need and stick with whatever you find that works FOR YOU.

    Sending hugs and prayers your way. xoxo

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  19. I miss doinf Muffin Mondays for you guys. She will be back on the blog soon!

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  20. Hey Cristina,


    Just wanted to say I love your blog!! You are so inspiring for sooo many people. Telling this to the "world" is a good step, it shows you are actually strong and not ashamed... That's the most important step to recovery!! :) I know this, because I've been struggeling with this for a long time also. The moment you start to open up about it, might be the moment you will start to recover!

    I wish you all the strength and love in the world!! I hope you get well soon and that you will keep on posting these great blogs, because they brighten up my day, and I am sure I'm not the only one who thinks about it that way!! :)

    (sorry if my english is a little strange at times, it's not my motherlanguage)

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  21. Amazing!!!

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  22. finished10dnailsJune 22, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    I wish you strength and sunshine. Your blog brings light to me each day! It's easy to say hang in there, but I mean it.

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  23. I understand so well, Cristina--I've spent most of my life having far too many of those same days, same feelings, same boxed-in anxiety and frustration, and I'm so sorry to hear you're up against it right now. When depression has me especially pinned down, I try very hard to remind myself that I wouldn't be feeling so awful if I didn't have much better days to compare it to and that next week (or tomorrow or next month), they *will* be back around again. Whatever you need to do for you--take a break, see your doctor, eat a cheesecake, whatever--I hope you know there's a whole lot of people stopping by here who, whether we know you or not, enjoy so much all of the work and enthusiasm you put into Let them have Polish!, who understand completely where you're coming from, and who look forward to hearing that you're having much better days very soon.

    (Of course as always, your swatches are gorgeous--these colours are so vibrant and refreshing!)

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  24. We'll all still be here, waiting for you. Please do something for yourself. Whatever you need... whatever it takes. It's not fair for you to go through life, unhappy. I have struggled with the same problem, most of my life. I don't really have any friends anymore, either. Please know, you're never alone. I know we've never met, but if you need anything, I'm there for you and I honestly DO CARE. And I live in FL..... So if you want to talk, I'm here to listen.

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  25. We'll all still be here, waiting for you. Please do something for yourself. Whatever you need... whatever it takes. It's not fair for you to go through life, unhappy. I have struggled with the same problem, most of my life. I don't really have any friends anymore, either. Please know, you're never alone. I know we've never met, but if you need anything, I'm there for you and I honestly DO CARE. And I live in FL..... So if you want to talk, I'm here to listen.

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  26. I'm not really sure what to say, but I know what it's like. I've been there, I AM there and have been for over half my life. You're like me, you've become a master at faking it. It's just so easy to hide behind the happy mask. You feel like there is no way to keep on going, but somehow you still do. People think you can take a little pill and be "cured", but medication never helped me and I was on it for about 10 years of my life. I'm not sure what the solution is, but just to keep on keepin' on. There are good times, although it doesn't feel like it sometimes, and they do come back. I accept that the bad times will also be back and just try to get through them. People who struggle with mental illnesses are the strongest people I know because they struggle so much and yet STILL continue on. I wouldn't wish what you're going through on anyone. I know you can do it because you have been doing it and you will keep on because you HAVE to. There isn't another choice. I just wanted to say that your blog brings a little bit of light into my life when I really need it, so I really appreciate it. You are an amazingly strong woman and don't ever let anyone, especially not yourself, tell you any different. (Okay, that ended up being a lot for someone who didn't know what to say)

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  27. I'm sorry you're going through a hard time :( I know people that have suffered from that and it is not easy. Take time for yourself and focus on you. I hope things get better soon <3

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  28. Your words mean a lot to me. I would have never guessed how many people that stop by everyday struggle with the same issues. Most of the time I try to stay strong and put on a happy face but lately it's been chipping... Like cheap nail polish.

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  29. Sabes que aunque en la distancia podrĂ¡s contar conmigo...respira hondo y si tienes que mandar a dos o tres pal cara lo haces...love how you present the gift!!!!

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  30. Donde se compran estos esmaltes,estan preciosos pero el Magnolia es el mas lindo para mi.

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  31. It was brave of you to share your struggles. I know that it's often a lot of trial and error with finding a solution (especially when it comes to meds), but it's important to keep trying. There are sooooo many people who struggle with anxiety and depression - I'm glad that people feel a bit more free to talk about it now.

    Oh, and gorgeous collection!

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  32. wish i could get my hands on some bettinas! these are beautiful.

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  33. Oh, no I am sorry you are suffering so much now. I am sending you wishes to feel better today!

    You are not at all alone in your severe depression and anxiety. I hope you are able to be kind to yourself while you battle back to feeling great again. Sometimes it helps me to remember the times when I was the happiest and most at peace, and get in touch with what I can do today to remind you of the happy time. For example, I remember Hawaii, and look at old vacation pictures, and then eat some ice cream with cocounut sprinkled on top. Or it can get in touch with a forgotten hobby, even if it is forced at first, and learn more about it, join a club to meet new people , make a new project etc.

    Above all put yourself and your well being first, k? Because if you aren't doing ok, you can't help anyone else either! All the best to you, healing wishes for well being! Take care of yourself, we appreciate you and all you have done here on this blog for us nail polish lovers!

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  34. Super cute creams! Love it!

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  35. I too suffer from depression -- I actually have hereditary, chronic, lifelong depression that never goes away. I've had drugs and therapy and it just persists. Some days are better than others. It helps me tremendously to stay very busy and occupy my mind. If I don't have free boredom time to sit around and think about how miserable I am, my life is a lot better.

    You are not alone -- just hang in there, and thanks for your blog! I have seen your pic and you are beautiful. Remember that you always have fans. ;)

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  36. I'm sad to hear that you're going through that, I've been there myself and it's not fun! Thank goodness for the internet where you can find a lot of like-minded people who support you and love what you're doing. Sometimes though, it's good to get outside, breathe some fresh air and take a break from anything that's stressing you out. If you ever need to take a break from the blog, I'm sure your readers will be understanding! Do whatever you need to do for yourself, to break the cycle of depression & anxiety. We've got lots of love for you xx

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  37. All The Pretty PolishJune 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Wow, it's almost as if I wrote those first two paragraphs myself... I relate 100%, except for the fact that you hide it well. I don't. But I know what it's like to want to just disappear the minute you wake up... If you ever need anyone to talk to, I'd be glad to help. I know personally I don't like to talk about my feelings but I'm always there to listen to others and try to help. And I know, a random stranger offering to talk to you about what's bothering you is really...random?, but I like to listen and help. If you'd like to take me up on that offer, I'll give you my email address. If not, I completely understand..


    Aaanyways... this collection is BEAUTIFUL. I love the first two polishes especially. They look great on your nails :D

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  38. Please do what you have to do to take care of yourself! Sending you good happy thoughts <3

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  39. Cristina, i completely understand what is is to suffer through anxiety and depression. Most people that I disclose it to say they would never know because I'm always smiling. I've found that exercise helps to an extent. I love your blog and look forward to your amazing nail posts!!

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  40. You are not alone. Please do whatever you need to to care for yourself

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  41. My dear, I have struggled with depression for 30+ years. If you ever need a lifeline, feel free to e-mail me at lynn1551 [at] yahoo [dot] com. *hugs*

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  42. My goodness these are awesomeballz swatches!!! You are an artist!!!

    It's sad to hear about your struggling with anxiety and depression. No matter how many people tell me that they have it too, it still feels like a lonely time, doesn't it? Can I encourage you to re-evaluate taking medicines? A lot of the time it is the thing that will lift the sadness and allow you to be YOU! I am looking forward to seeing you again because you brighten my day. :)

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  43. I love you to bits Kimberly!!! And I will be seeing my doctor soon to re evaluate meds and the whole situation.

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  44. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling low. That seems to be going around lately. I can always measure my anxiety level by how many bare nails I come home with after work. Today it was 6.5, which is a new record (usually two or three). Hope things look up soon.

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  45. Cristina, you're not alone. I was lucky enough to have found some things that work/ed for me: the right combo of meds, vitamin D, a good therapist, and running.
    Hang in there and do not give up, the "right" thing for you will happen.


    PS: I love your blog. :)

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  46. I knew this was a special blog when I found it. You are not alone. When I'm in a dark place I call it the "pit" because I feel like I'm trying to climb out. You do such a great job here. Hang in there. I am!

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  47. Hi Cristina - just wanted to let you know that I am also a master "faker". It's exhausting, but sometimes -for me - it's a necessary mask for certain situations. I've only been following your blog for a short time, but I think you are so great. I look forward to your posts each day, and I always think that you would be so much fun to hang out with! I know that asking for help can totally be the most difficult thing to do, and I really hope you are able to find a way out of the "funk" you're in. Just know that when you are ready, you have a huge following of people who anxiously await your happiness and return.

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  48. Cristina, it is so good to see you open up about your struggles with depression. I have dealt with it for what seems like forever as well, and it can be hard. I always try to think of blogging as a fun and positive thing that cheers me up, but if it isn't that for you, then you should take care of yourself first. That is most important!

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  49. So many of us struggle with anxiety and depression. You are not alone, and if you have to take a break, I'm sure your loyal readers will understand.Yours was the blog that really rekindled my love of nail polish, along with Mimi over at makeup withdrawal and that has been my one feminine indulgence while living amongst a bunch of gross lazy guys. Thank you for posting such beautiful swatches, and I hope you can find someone to talk to that can really help. It's a tough battle for us, but we CAN win!

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  50. I completly understand, you could have been describing my life. I respect that you opened up about your strugles. I understand how hard it is to appear happy, when all you want to do is pull the covers over your head.
    Know that you are not alone, and that what you do brings happyness to others.

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  51. I *totally* understand those feelings. I hope it lifts your spirits to hear that I *love* your blog. It is one of the very, very few that I read religiously and you always put a smile on my face. Do whatever you need to do to take care of you, but I wanted you to know that you have a positive influence on my day every time you post. I hope that helps a little.

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  52. I'm sorry you are having troubles too, Cristina. Me and my sis really enjoy your blog; your polish porn is often the highlight of my evening :) Lil bit of therapy right there! But "real" therapy helped me too, as Essie Rae commented. If you've never tried it, get some recommendations and give it a shot--it's better than any pill they've come up with for me :)

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  53. Don't worry! So many of us have struggled with depression and it's important to take care of yourself and get well! Take as much time as you need, you're an amazing blogger and seem like a really wonderful person :) We'll be here when your ready to find the happiness in the nail world again! Many hearts your way :)

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  54. Oh, honey! I'm so glad you reached out. I, too have had depression and anxiety issues for a while now and happily obsessing about my nails and looking at great nail blogs like yours really helps. I pray that you can find the strength to seek some help with this. Anti-depressants and a good doctor really can make all the difference in the world. There is no reason to live this way. It will get better. Promise. :)((HUGS))

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  55. I just wanted to say I've followed your blog for awhile, and I hate to hear that you're having troubles. I've been there, and there's no shame I seeing a doctor and getting on an antidepressant. It saved my life. I was suicidal, and while I still have "meh" days, I feel 100% better. I tried Paxil first, and when it stopped working for me I switched to Cymbalta. It works like a charm and my depression and anxiety have improved dramatically. So if you do try something and it doesn't work, don't lose faith. There is something out there that will help you lift yourself out of this dark place. And then you will feel like a butterfly coming out of that dark cocoon. And don't forget the love and support you have from this wonderful community. We will be here waiting whenever you feel like coming back. We'lll be prayin for you sweetie. :)

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  56. Dear Christina, will miss you but as someone wrote before, do what you have to do and feels right. Meanwhile receive a lot of hugs, love and understanding!!!! Take care!!!

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  57. i know it may not be any consolation, but i've been where you are... it was over 5 years ago, and under the right circumstances, it can get better. i hope you have real support, as some are unlucky in that respect, as i did not and had to take matters into my own hands, which was VERY hard without help from the people that i cared about. thankfully i'm not there like i was, but i wish you all the best in overcoming, or at least better dealing with things. *hugs*

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  58. I really enjoy reading your blog. I look forward to your posts and when I'm feeling down you cheer me up. I too suffer from depression and anxiety. I am a VERY sensitive and emotional person, I try to hide my feelings but it is hard. I hope you feel better soon. If you need a friend to talk to, feel free to email me at kimberlyk360 [at] gmail [dot] com. Take care!

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  59. Usually I just lurk but I had to comment since I suffer from the same feelings. Getting the right meds can be literally life saving. When I finally got on Zoloft many years ago I couldn't believe the difference. I felt like ME again! When we suffer from deep depression and anxiety sometimes it's our brain chemistry out of wack and finding the right med, exercise, or therapy combination is key. I'm now on Prozac and am ok most days but it can be a struggle some days but these now feel like manageable everyday fluctuations. I hope this helps and of course we'll all be here if you need to take a break. :o)

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  60. Sweetheart, I'm so sorry you're having a rought time. Surround yourself with people you love, and take care of yourself. You are very loved by many people who don't even know you... Me included!!

    Xoxo

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  61. Yours is one of two nail blogs I read every day. I hope you know how much your posts brighten my day! I'm sorry to know you're struggling and I hope things get better for you soon.

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  62. Your blog always gives me tons of inspiration and I look at it daily so before I start with the sappy stuff I wanted to say thank you, for showing the world your wonderful blog. Your not alone. I've suffered from severe anxiety and depression, I have had both since I was 8 years old( I am now 22) living with it is hard, my anxiety will get so bad that I get epileptic seizures from it. I've tried every medication, every anti depressant every anti-anxiety Med you could find. Once I tried prozac my whole world changed, I became a new person and I try to live a happier life, talking about it helps a lot. Especially for those things I can't dare say or tell to family or friends about my feelings. If you ever need.to talk I'm just a keyboard away and I hope to keep seeing lovely swatches and now eye swatches from you. <3

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  63. Thanks for being so open. I think depression hurts worse when it's kept a secret. I'm glad to know you here and a little bit in rl and look forward to more Cftl fl beauty blogger mtgs with you! Hugs

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  64. I don't know if I've ever even left a comment on your blog before, but it's one of my websites I visit daily. You always have great picture's of your swatches.

    That being said, I found it very brave that you admitted to your reader's that you suffer from depression and anxiety, and like other's have already commented, you're not alone at all. I also suffer from depression, and it took me years to admit it. I just try and stay positive about life, though it can be hard sometimes. I've definitely had those days where I don't want to/can't get out of bed, and where I just zone out, and am completely in my head. Again, like other's have already commented, I've found that exercise is a huge help for me, and also keeping busy and occupying myself by doing anything, so I don't have time to think too much and dwell on bad/negative things.

    These two phrases might sound cheesy, but they really have helped me constantly, and hopefully they can help you also. Just remember:
    -God never gives us more than we can handle.
    -Feelings aren't right or wrong, they just are.

    Stacey :)

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  65. I hardly ever comment, but have been reading your blog faithfully since February. Like so many other commenters on this post, I've struggled with depression since I was a teenager (20+ years). Meds have helped at different times, not at others, so it might be worth a shot. Extra Omegas and Vit. D have helped me lately, enough that I was able to not go on Zoloft during the winter months like I normally do to hold my head above water.


    I know it may not help, but for sure please know that you're not alone. Do whatever you need to to help yourself feel better-if you don't take care of yourself, who will?? ((HUGS))

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  66. I like Orchidia and Magnolia. Very pretty and feminine collection.

    I know how you feel, I struggle with depression myself. Most days it's hard to even get out of bed. :( I hope you feel better. <3

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  67. i saw this picture from you facebook page and i was like oohh maan! the color so pretty and Betina Gladiola looks perfect on you. ah i wish i could grab this polish, this brand has been my lemming list !

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  68. Im sorry to hear if your troubles but u just worry about taking care of you. I love your posts and look forward to them but I'd rather know you're in a good place. I'm sure others feel the same way. It's funny...even tho we don't know each other, having a common interest makes us all similar in a way...and we end up caring for the wellbeing of our friends. Take care...and good luck!

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  69. *Sends hugs* I really love your blog and wouldn't want you to stop ever! But obviously your priority is to feel as good as possible and you have to find your own way in doing so.

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  70. I appreciate your honesty and being so real, letting 'you' show. I just stumbled upon your blog today and believe that it was not by accident, because God is in control of everything. Hope you continue to feel encouraged and take each day one at a time. And give yourself the permission to take a break when you need to...

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  71. Hi Cristina, I, too, struggle with depression and anxiety. It used to be really bad, these days I'm doing better with it. If you need to take time to yourself, by all means do so, but in my experience (and everyone is different), when you find something positive to focus your energy on, that something is probably the LAST thing you need a break from. Maybe instead of taking a break, just take a step back and try to objectively look at the things in your life at the moment. Make a list of the things that are making you happy, anxious, depressed, unhappy, etc. Keep the things that make you feel good, and work on the things that make you feel not good one at a time. Perhaps you need to re-prioritize the activities/happenings/etc in your life so that you feel less anxious or overwhelmed. For example, if keeping up with the blog is starting to feel stressful, perhaps you need to stretch your posts out to every other day instead of every day.

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  72. I know this might sound a bit awkward but I have been thinking this for a while since I have seen so many girls that paint their nails a lot have depression and anxiety. I am no exception. But nail polish is filled with tons of chemicals. Chemicals that can alter our hormones and are not healthy for our bodies. I feel like it may have something to do with it. I'm not an expert but I was reading a little on it last night and just feel a little murky about it. Of course makeup and lotion and such things have chemicals but nail polish seems to top the cake. Even breathing the fumes is bad for us. I don't have very many friends and the ones I do have go months without talking. I actually paint my nails because it gives me something to do. It's fun and it takes my mind off of things. I am starting to wear a mask and glasses when I do my nails. It feels silly but I think its much better than breathing the fumes in.

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  73. <3
    All I can say is I have been there. Antidepressant drugs are not always the best option either--half the time I was a zombie, the other half I was in even worse shape emotionally than I had been to start:

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/07/reversing-depression-without-antidepressants.aspx

    starting about halfway down the page, where it says "if antidepressants don't work, what does?" lots of natural ways to help that did more for me than drugs and doctors ever could. Not only did I lift out of the "funk" (well, most of the time... we all have bad days...) but I lost weight and feel healthier now too. It all worked together, just in the past year or two I've really come a long way. Please look at it... love and prayers coming your way xxxxx

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  74. Dropping by to leave some love <3

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  75. I'm not sure if you got my other comment.. I sent you a link so I hope you didn't think it was spam. Even if you chose not to post it, I really hope you at least read it... it really did help me so much. x

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  76. I did get it and read it as well. Thank you so much for the info. I just had not had a chance to publish it. Thank you so much!

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  77. No problem, glad it came through :* hugs and kisses and energy and strength to you!

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  78. I just commented on the more recent post, but I am so glad that you told all of us. I too have anxiety and depression, and feel the same as you have described a lot! I've been lucky with good treatment and medication, but it is a daily struggle. I love your blog, of course, but you take all the time you need to take care of yourself. You have value that far surpasses what you could ever know to all those who care about you! And we nail fans support you!

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  79. I know that this is a little late. I was just looking at your posts on Shimmer and the undie polish you used on your swatches which was the Bettina brand. I was trying to find where I could purchase them.
    Anyway, I read your post and my heart broke for you. I know what you go through daily as I too have chronic depression and anxiety issues. You had the courage to say what I would love to say on my blog. I do not comment regularly on my blog because of my depression. It's like why will it not go away. I have had it for years and feel like I live on a roller coaster sometimes. Forget the meds, forget the doctors, it will be with me for the rest of my life.
    You are not alone in this illness. I just wanted to let you know that. Thank you so much for bringing this out to the public.
    I send you love and hugs!!

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