Monday, November 29, 2010

So Disconnected

When I first started this blog, I was so excited to be joining the polish blogging community. It was so much fun posting different polishes and lines and other nail related news. When I decided it was time to start my own thing, I thought it would be years before anything actually happened with it, but then it just all started coming together so quickly. It felt like it was time to tell everyone what I was doing, but that meant, not really showing other brands since I felt that it could be a potential conflict of interest. Then in my personal life people started asking if the color I was wearing was one of my colors or someone else's. Ugh - I just wanted to cringe when I said it wasn't mine or potentially mine, so I stopped buying all together. But I like other brands and other polishes! I want to wear them! And I still do when I know I am not hanging out with anyone I know, but some of the fun is gone. I can't get into all the frustrations of trying to start this business, but when I say it is getting overwhelming and frustrating, that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are times I wonder what the heck I got myself into! Who knew it would be so hard and frustrating? But I am bound and determined to make it happen, even if that means that I miss the fun of swatching and picking colors I love and showing them off for all of you. So instead of nail stuff lately I have been showing you all a bunch of other stuff instead because I still feel so connected to this blog. The blog may be changing, but I hope you all stick with me. So as another day of non nail news looms, how about some of our decorations instead?

On the fun side, we decorated the tree and the house this last weekend, and it looks pretty good if I do say so myself.  It may be hot here in FL, we may have lights on our palm trees outside, but inside, it's a winter wonderland! I was playing with the color highlight feature on my camera in most of these pictures. they just looks so much prettier that way! :)

On my kitchen counter. Those are bells mixed with the rocks and some "snow" in with the candle.

On my coffee table. More "snow" and some red bells.

On the entertainment center.Yup more snow in the vase.

On my couch! HA! Sid gets in the holiday spirit!
B tries to play with the color highlight feature, but apparently I was so hot from all the work I was doing, my skin wouldn't go black and white. I look so tired here! Oh well!
The tree. And yes I did change my curtains to match the tree. But really I just swapped out the ones from the dining room to the living room.

But now I have to find red or gold curtains for the dining room! UGH! And maybe some stuff for my walls still!

I blurred out the names - but since there isn't a need for a fireplace in FL, the stockings get hung by the stairs with care instead. But dang - those walls behind the stairs are blank too. I'm a minimalist type of person, but this is pathetic. I need to start putting some stuff up!
Oh what is this? Could it be? A red holo? Oh it sure looks like it! Sadly this is the one I created and am sending to the lab hoping they can get it right on the 7th try!!!! So you get to see it artistically rather than accurately since it isn't a reality yet. Fingers crossed!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  1. Aww! *HUG* I hope you're okay, sometimes things are frustrating but you're doing your own AMAZING thing that you've been wanting to do! Sometimes there's sacrifices here and there but I think it'll be worth it! You could still buy some other brands here & there but I get why you would get frustrated with the mix up between your brand and other brands.

    And onto the funnnn part :P I can't wait to see the red holo! :) And I love your decorations!! :D

  2. *hugs* i cant imagine the challenges. I love the decorations! We put our trees up on Saturday

  3. stay strong, I'd be really sad to see you go! Still can't wait to see the final swatches of your polishes :)

  4. You're gonna be just's in the challenges that we find our drive and our strength. And yano...the only one judging you for wearing polish that ain't you. Try to relax and get back to enjoying it.
    Also, wearing another's color might just give you an'll see a certain shimmer or wear a color with an outfit and a new color idea will pop in to your head. Don't limit your creativity...keep it WIDE open.
    I may not be commenting often anymore, but I read EVERY post and I'm so rooting for you and the success of Cult Nails. I cannot wait for the launch.
    You're a winner...we all believe in you. I enjoy ALL your posts, whatever you share!

  5. do not even worry sweetie, we understand. i can't imagine all the frustrations and complications that can come up with starting a business, especially one that takes so much creative energy. just know that we love you and anything you put on your blog will be read by me and lots of other birds who love you to pieces!! and babe, even if i owned OPI or BB Couture etc. i'd still wear other colors, cuz it's fun and that's what this place is all about <33

  6. Hey girl!!! I am here for you. We all get frustrated sometimes it just goes with the territory but hold your chin up and it will pass just like it came along. You are doing wonderful. The red holo looks gorgeous can't wait to see it all bottled up :)

  7. It broke my heart to read that first paragraph! I want to reach thru the computer and give you a hug. I felt the same way, which is why I took a break from the NB a few months ago. ((hugs))

  8. Thanks for the support guys! I guess I thought this whole thing was going to be a lot easier than it really is. It is so much work! I know it will be worth it in the end. But I am also dying to buy some polish!!! Maybe I will spoil myself and buy a bottle this weekend!

  9. LOVE YOUR DECORATIONS!!! And you know anything that is WORTH is never too EASY! I am here for you!!! Hugs!

  10. GORGEOUS photos!!! I love how they look red, black, and grey - they are just stunning. and you look fantastic - not tired! Beautiful pictures of you, your decor, and your pup! Love your Christmas tree too! Wish I could get a big, beautiful tree like that - it looks great with your tall ceilings. I love your blog no matter what, btw, because you have such a great personality and I enjoy reading what you write about. We loving being a part of your life!! :D