Good morning, everyone. I had a fantastic night last night and it's sunny this morning so I am in a good mood. First thing's first: did y'all know that I'm having a giveaway? Click here or the picture on the righthand sidebar to take you to the post.
I'm not sure why, but yesterday I was really feeling like I needed to wear something bright...
So I used China Glaze Sun Worshipper from Poolside. You may remember that when I initially did my Poolside mini-haul I kind of didn't super-want this polish. I got it because China Glazes were buy two get one free at Sally's and I wanted neither Towel Boy Toy, Pool Party or Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. Sun Worshipper was left so I took that one. I am so glad that I did. This nail polish is made of awesome. It is awesome sauce. Awesome in a bottle. So many people commented on my nails.
And how could they not? They're so bright that they practically glow. Before I put Sun Worshipper on I was trying to decide whether or not to use white under it. Luckily The Nailphile did a post about this same polish yesterday and literally said she lost count of the number of coats she had to do to achieve opacity. That settled it for me. I did two coats of Wet n Wild Wild Shine French White and then two coats of Sun Worshipper. I think the formulas competed a little bit; the Wet n Wild was thick and streaky, like most whites, and the China Glaze was quite thin. It turned out alright in the end. Not perfect application, but not a hot mess either. I had so much fun wearing this polish. I went up to work yesterday even though I had a day off and hung out with some of the regular customers. They were mesmerized by my nails. Then I went to go see another friend and our conversation went like this:
Him: Hey, wanna get something to eat or somethi...OH MY GOD WHAT IS ON YOUR HANDS?
Me: It's neon! Do you like it?
Him: Holy. Shit.
Me: Yeah. Do you like my new sunglasses?
Him: *staring at me* Oh, I'm sorry. I literally cannot look at or think about anything else but your hands.
Hahaha, so funsies. So. Funsies. Maybe I'll wear another neon today.
Okay, so I'm about to get a tad personal; if you don't want to keep reading that's fine, I understand. Yesterday I said that I didn't want to get mushy, but today's the day that I do. My regular readers will know that this year hasn't been an easy one for me. I worked really hard to graduate from a really good school...and then when I did I had to move back home with my mommy and daddy and it took me forever to find a job. Then when I did find one it was a shitty one. Right before I found that job I started this blog. I was so depressed. Depressed enough that I just didn't know how to climb out of my hole or how to make things better for myself. This blog, though...this blog really helped. Even when no one was reading it it helped. I am a creature of habit, so to have something to do consistently, every day, like posting here (which I try to do five to six days a week between 9 and 11am) gave my life a little bit of structure. Then I started meeting people who are just so nice. The ladies in the nail polish community are some of the sweetest ones around. For months I just kept plugging away; I didn't have any friends, I didn't go anywhere or do anything but work, and I tried my best to keep this blog going through my daze.
Then finally in February things started looking up. I got a job I really, sincerely do like. It's not like it's going to be how I make my living for the rest of my life (I am still a barista), but I love interacting with and getting to know our regular customers and I love most of the people with whom I work. I made friends. Then I got into grad school for art history and museum studies. Then I got a full ride to grad school. I have a plan. I have a goal. Most importantly, I have things to look forward to. I honestly do think that this blog is what helped me the most through the six-month dark time that I had. You all have no idea what each and every one of you means to me. Your comments make my day, every day. Knowing that people read what I have to say is so amazing. So I just wanted to say:
I appreciate all of you. Thanks for helping to bring me back to life.