People, my life is very busy. I work full time, I'm a mum of two young kids, I love nail polish and nail art and I'm a blogger. There really just isn't time to do it all, especially it to do it all well.
I just went to write up a blog post today and I looked in my photo drafts and I only have one mani in there. I then looked at my drafts in blogger and there are two in there. This is a all time low of drafts and manis waiting to be published for me and it means the gaps between blog posts are going to get longer. I've even worn the same mani on my nails since I painted them on Sunday night (but I've gotta say, my nails are still looking damn fine with no chips!)
I was reading blog post by Debhoorah (formally know as the nail blogger the Crumpet) the other day and there was a line in there that really hit home to me - "Need more time? Stop blogging" Ouch, but so true. No I'm not ready to do that. I do enjoy sharing my manis too much and keeping this record on the interwebs forever of all the time I'm wasted doing my nails.
There is also light at the end of the tunnel. I have another massive project due at work on 20 March. My whole section is busting their arses to get it done on time, we are working weekends and public holidays but we are so close now. After that I see me getting back to where I was before. Painting my nails more regularly and building up a bank of posts again.
In the mean time, here is one of those drafts from blogger that I did back in December. Polished by KPT Luminaries looks so much prettier in real life, as it has a strong iridescent purple shimmer. It would look amazing over black, but instead I layered about 4 coats of a nude base to try and make it opaque. It sort of worked, but wasn't as pretty as the bottle was.
I then did some stamping and lead lighting using the Dance Legend Aquarelle top coats. Problem was that I was rushing to finish it and put top coat on too quickly, when the Aquarelle wasn't dry, therefore the green bleed into the purple. Meh, a bit of a fail in that regard.