This is a little bit of a sappy post for me. I know it might seem weird to just about everyone reading this.. But I really feel that this post is the "end of an era"; the era of the square nails. I've been blogging since August of 2010, and for the majority of my time blogging my nails were a very square shape. I loved my square shorties and really took pride in keeping my nubs neat and clean.
But now it's time for a change. You may have noticed that my nails now have a more rounded shape to them, and I am even letting them get a bit longer than I used to. For me, the process of blogging is about seeing the growth an evolution of my craft. I am constantly striving to do better than I did yesterday. I don't compete with fellow bloggers, I compete with myself. Can I be a better blogger today than I was yesterday? That is the challenge I present myself every day.
In presenting these little changes, and expanding my content on this blog, I have really found a sense of purpose and have really found what I want to do in life. I enjoy talking about nails. I LOVE experimenting with makeup. And I LIVE for dressing up and having fun with my wardrobe. I so love every aspect of being a girl and being able to share that with my readers.
There is so much more to me than just nails. I really do believe that being polished extends from head to toe. While this blog is rooted in nail art and all things nails, I really do feel like I can share all my girly passions with you guys. Along with the new nail shape, I plan on including more makeup looks and even some fashion posts. I'm really looking forward to growing this blog more and more with time. Blogging is something I enjoy and am passionate about. This has gone past a hobby for me. This is my passion, my blood, sweat and tears.
In struggling with my health at one point I felt less than human.... Through this blog and interacting with you all I have started to feel like a person again and it brings me such joy to share my passions with some of the most amazing people I have ever encountered. So with that in mind, we say goodbye to the square nails and usher in a new era of all things girly and beautiful!
To see close up swatchies of these polishes just continue reading ♥.
All swatches shown with a top coat for smoothness and shine.
Greyscale is a really cool blend of Black and White dots, hexes, rectangles and squares suspended in a clear base. This baby is chunky, but easy to work with. I used one coat over my base color.
KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone
Don't Teal Anyone is a beautiful shade of a creamy Teal base packed full with glitters in Gold, Purple and Aqua. This shade has a fabulous formula and does great in Two coats.
A England Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is a deep, Blackened shade of vampy Plum shimmer. This shade has a very saturated formula and does great in Two coats.
Inglot O2M #688
#688 is the most beautiful shade of vivid Mint green creme. There is also a very subtle shimmer in the creamy base. The formula on this color is a bit thick, but not a problem. I used Two coats of color for my swatch.
O.P.I You're Such a Budapest
You're such a Budapest is one of those Lilac shades that I am a complete sucker for. Creamy, shimmery, lilac perfection ♥. I used two coats for my swatch.
O.P.I My Vampire is Buff
My Vampire is Buff is a really beautiful shade of soft Almond creme. This shade has a really difficult formula. I had to use Four coats to get it to even out and not be streaky of patchy. I'm hoping it was a fluke and that it will be better come the next time decide to use it.
Serum No. 5 Pink Peonies and Mint to Be
Pink Peonies is a light, shimmering Pink base packed full of Pink, red and light Pink glitter. This shade is adorable and so girly. Mint to Be is a beautiful shade of shimmering Mint crelly accented by Satiny White hexes. I used Three thin coats for each shade.
So, I know it's a bit weird for me to make a big deal out of my changing my nail shape lololol. But I was such a square nail gal for so long.. It feels odd to love my rounded nails so very much more! I am very excited for all the things I have planned for LTHP. I want to give you guys the chance to know the person behind the nails a little better. There is so much more to me than just nails and I really want to make this blog into a glimpse of ALL my passions. Don't worry, nails will always be my focus of course. Nails and nail art are my home. But makeup and fashion are also little things that really excite me and I hope to get you guys excited too :D.
And always remember. Being polished doesn't just come down to nails ;). It is an all around look... Now, go forth and be fierce my loves!! Enjoy being a girl!! Celebrate all the things that makes us better than boys hahaha! ♥