Sunday, May 17, 2015

Adieu my loves...

Adieu, adieu...

for the most part.

If you've been following me religiously or just here and there, you may have noticed that my posts have been dwindling down lately...  I don't even post my favorite feature Thirsty Thursdays, where I match a polish to a drink, on a regular basis...

The time has come to say goodbye after 3 1/2 years of blogging!!  There are a few reasons why I'm doing this and if you're interested, read below:

It all boils down to the fact that I am juggling just way too many eggs.  The result is that either one or more eggs will fall down and break, or I would do a half-ass job of juggling and not throwing them up as high as I could.  Something had to go, and with much consideration and wailing, it had to be this blog...

1. I have a full time job.  If you read my posts, you've noticed that I've been complaining about getting 'stuck' at work a lot lately.  I am an anesthesia provider and I can't just leave my patient, even though it is 3pm and my shift is technically over.  It's been happening A LOT lately, that I am at work until 4:30 or 5pm, so at least an hour and a half past my normal time.  We're short at work and it doesn't seem to get any better...  there are more surgeries scheduled every day, and they go on longer.  It is what it is, but it definitely puts a dent in my free time at home.

2.  No other way to say it, I started getting fat.  My C-diff infection helped my weight a little (not recommended haha!!), but I've lost all the strength and 'good looks' I had only a year ago.  I attempted working out multiple times over the last year and I always felt pressed for time.  Three days ago I started doing P90X3 again.  To my horror, I found out that I am so incredibly weak and out of shape!!  Three years ago, before my big trip to Denali, I was able to do 100 pushups in a row.  I was cut and in the best shape of my life.  I was still pretty strong for Everest, and last year at this time when I attempted Denali for the second time, I was able to carry 120 lbs combined in my backpack and a sled!!  I was also able to do at least 70 pushups in a row.  You know how many I can do now?  Barely 3.  No, there's nothing missing behind that 3, it is THREE!!!  I am so incredibly ashamed of myself!!  How could I let myself go like this??  I know a lot of people can't do even one pushup, but I'm comparing myself to... myself.  I am my biggest competition.  Being so weak is simply not acceptable!!  So exercise is definitely a priority right now...  and with spending so much time on a blog, I simply don't have time to exercise!!  and I just can't have that at the moment.

3. My nail polish jewelry business has taken off very nicely...  in the peak season all I do in my afternoons is make more jewelry to meet demand.  It's a very nice problem to have, but still, it takes up all my free time, not leaving anything to spare for the blog!

4. I need time to 'breathe'...  lately I just don't have any time to myself, to decompress.  I beat myself up that I'm behind on my blog, that I have to swatch, and do this, and do that...  'what should I do: exercise or write a post?'  'what should I do: answer my comments, write comments on my readers' blogs, or write a post?'...  no matter what I do, I'm ALWAYS behind, and it's eating me up!!  And I do love to read books.  I can't remember last time when I just laid down on a couch with a book.  I love putting puzzles together, and whenever I think of doing one, I feel guilty because I have to write my blog!  I just can't be stressing like this anymore...

I said 'sort of' to my adieu in the beginning...  I will still post stuff on Instagram, Pinterest and Reddit.  I know that I haven't lately and that's because I've been boycotting my whole blogging existence.  It's so much easier just to snap a couple pictures (instead of a dozen) and not write a post!  I still do my nails everyday and this will not change.  I truly hope that you will still follow me on those platforms!!

Instagram: @colorfulcrack

Pinterest: ColorfulCrack

Who knows what will happen to me in a half a year, or a year, or two...  Maybe I will win a lottery and decide that I have too much free time on my hands and decide to blog again (I wish!!!!)...  maybe even despite all the busy stuff in my life I will decide that the void is too big and I will be drawn to blogging again...  Until then though, I MUST stop.  I hope you all understand!!

Thank you to every single one of you who have followed me over the last 3 1/2 years, taken time to read and comment on my posts.  I truly appreciate all of you!!!
I've made so many friendships over these years, and I'm even going to meet some of you in person at the CosmoProf this year!!  I made a cyber BFF (JinJit of Superficially Colorful Lacquer) with whom I will spend whole 2 weeks this summer!!!  I am so excited about this!

I truly hope my nail polish journey is not over and I will continue to make friendships through Instagram and Facebook.  Thank you all for sticking with me all this time and sharing the colorful world of liquid crack!!!

Goodbye my loves...  Keep smiling and polishing! =)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Comparison: Colors by Llarowe "Pirates of Penzance" vs 2 other CbL's

Hey loves!

I just showed you the glowing beauty of Colors by Llarowe "Pirates of Penzance" here.  If you're a hoarder collector like me, you probably wonder if it's any similar to other reds CbL's have released?  I compared it to two other CbLs that looked closest to this one.  Check them out below!

ABC challenge: P is for Colors by Llarowe "Pirates of Penzance"

Hello beauties!

Is your week going ok?
I've got nothing new to report here... same shit, different day...  So I'll just jump straight into the polish!

I'm trying to work through the  ABC challenge (at my own pace, since the real challenge is already over I believe...), and the next letter is P.  I chose Colors by Llarowe "Pirates of Penzance"!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Superficially Colorful Lacquer "Steamy Affair"

Hi loves!

How was your weekend?

I gotta tell you something funny...  as you may or may not know, there was a huge boxing fight in Vegas on Saturday night.  My hubby and his brothers were so excited to watch it at our house..  I told them jokingly that they can watch it all they want until 10pm, after which they need to get the f.. out since I need to get my beauty sleep before a 12 hour call the following day.  They all looked at me funny and said that 'there was a sporting emergency'...  supposedly cable went out and we were the only household in the neighborhood with DirecTV,  a satellite system, so most likely everyone and their mother would come to our house and make all kinds of noise. I felt bad to say 'no' and joked that everyone who makes noise after 10pm needs to chip in $10 for my crack.  Funny thing is that I fell asleep right at 10pm and didn't hear any ruckus coming from the basement..  it was my husband who kept waking me up snoring and tossing around!  However, I woke up that morning to $165 !!!  I don't know how a $5 got there since people were supposed to give $10 bills but my hubby said that people were just giving him money haha =))  I told him that he should have parties every weekend!! LOL =)))

And here's the polish of the day: Superficially Colorful Lacquer "Steamy Affair"!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thirsty Thursdays: Cupid's Cup

Hello loves!!

It's only 8pm here and I'm so tired!!  But I've been slacking so badly lately on my Thirsty Thursday posts that I'm just going to throw one together really quickly...  Today's drink is Cupid's Cup cocktail, inspired by Superficially Colorful Lacquer "Cupid's Cup"!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cadillacquer "The Rest Is Silence"

Hello beautiful ladies!!

So I took a day off today to follow up on all the bad things that happened to me a few weeks ago (i.e. the shits for 3 weeks).  I had a pleasure of another mini scope (you know WHERE!) and then met up with an allergy doctor.  Not to bore you any farther, everything turned out to be fine!!  yay!!

I'm celebrating with a beautiful polish that took me forever to get: Cadillacquer "The Rest Is Silence"!