Enough delays, let's get back to work!


Alright, I know, I'm a terrible blogger. In my defense, I've been dealing with quite a bit physically, emotionally, and just overall. Plus I needed to have my disabled girls night out with a friend, we went and saw Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift on Sunday! Now it's back to work, and I've got a teaser for you! Here's a photo of some of what you can expect to see swatched/reviewed soon! I'll also have a stamping how-to and some other nail art posts for you. Until then:

Happy Polishing,

Hey guys, I'm back and working hard!

I apologize once again for my absence, it's been hard to be away from blogging for this long. I thank you all for sticking with me through this time. I actually thought I could be delayed again, as someone very close to my family passed away on Thursday morning, and I had driven 5 hours back to my mom's hometown the day before in hopes of getting to see our family friend one last time before she passed. It's been stressful, and I'm still trying to deal with it, but I'm back home and trying to catch up.

Speaking of home, I will, sometime in the coming months, be moving. For the first time in my life, I will be living away from all of my family. I have never lived more than 60 miles from them for the 3 years I wasn't living at home, and between those times, I've still been living at home. However, thanks to some really wonderful friends who have really been more like family, and more supportive of me than my actual family, I will be moving across the country to start a new chapter of my life. I'm scared as hell, but I'll be living with a friend, and honestly this has been a long time coming. I need to move out, get away from the stress and negativity that surrounds me here at home, and be an adult for the first time in my life. It's going to be an amazing opportunity for me, and I'm so grateful. Obviously that'll mean another hiatus, but not for a while.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to edit some pics, and will hopefully have a 'coming soon' post up in the next 24 hours!

Happy polishing,

Another update

Hello again readers,
I am sorry it is taking me so long to get new posts up. My health took an unexpected turn back in June, and since then I have just been exhausted on a daily basis, to the point where I sleep most of the day. So far all they've found is some mild anemia and some odd lab values. I went in last week for more tests, but as of yet haven't heard anything. I have been editing photos when I can find the energy, and I should have a post up in a couple of days. However this coming week will be busy. I have to schedule a doc appointment for myself, a vet appointment for my mom's dog, who has bilateral ear infections, and then next weekend a friend of mine is flying in for a visit and we will be going to see The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen. Bear with me, I'm trying! You guys are awesome for sticking with me.

Happy polishing,

Giveaway winners + announcement

Hey guys, Jess here, dropping in to give you an update, but first, our giveaway winners! Congrats to Leah and Cecilia, I'll be getting your prizes shipped as soon as possible.

   Now for the announcement: I have been working hard over the last month. It's my plan to bring you new reviews, show off some awesome stamping (with huge thanks to Ruth at Chocolate Vanity for the plates), tutorials, etc.
   However, last month a former schoolmate of mine passed away. She was also the partner of one of my close guy friends. They had two adorable little girls together, one is 4 months old, the other is two years old. My friend is now a 20 year old single father of two kids under 3, a monumental task. I've offered my help whenever needed, as my disability keeps me from working, therefore I'm rarely busy.

So, lovely readers, if you stick with me, I'll be doing my best to get posts up in a somewhat regular fashion, but you must know that my friends come first. I've been swatching and photographing every chance I get, and I'm compiling a bunch of images so I can sit down sometime soon and type up/schedule a bunch of posts.

Hang in there, I'm working on it!
- Jess :)

My giveaway may be over, but Beaching Nails has one!

Hey all, as you know, the Grand Opening giveaway ended yesterday. I have picked the winners and they have been contacted. If you are down about not winning, or just want more fun nail art prizes, check out the giveaway by Beaching Nails!


Awesome (open internationally!) Aussie Polish Giveaway from Cats-n-Nails!


Natalia over at Cats-n-Nails is giving those of us around the world a chance to win some awesome Aussie polishes! I figured since I'm on vacation, I might as well share the love! I've entered, have YOU? Click "Read more >>" for her Rafflecopter widget. I didn't want to confuse everyone by having two widgets on the page!




Just some reminders:

  • Open Internationally
  • Ends May 31st, 2013
  • Winners will have 48 hours to respond, if no response is received, a new winner will be drawn
  • Enjoy!
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