Sunday, October 18, 2015

ILNP Pretty Little Liar + An Update

Hi guys! I know it's been quite a while since there's been any activity on this page and I just wanted to give everyone a quick update. You may have seen this post already if you've been following my Facebook page (I posted this there a few weeks back):

"The other day Facebook informed me that it had been almost 5 months since my last post. Yikes! I have had bloggers I absolutely loved following disappear without a trace and it always left me wondering what had happened. I figured that wasn't fair to you guys, so I wanted to explain why I haven't been around.

Sigh. The truth is, I haven't done my nails in about 4 months. I haven't even wanted to. Yes, I know, this sounds like blasphemy. As much as I loved blogging and interacting with the nail polish community, I think I put too much pressure on myself to keep up with what everyone else was doing. I became very insecure about my designs and felt they didn't compare to what else was out there. Every week, when I sat down to do my nails, it was because I knew I needed to do a blog post, not because I wanted to relax and do something for myself. Doing my nails became something that ended up on my "to do" list, right next to picking up the dry cleaning. It became harder and harder to come up with new designs, and eventually I just stopped all together. I didn't have the energy and though I used to do my nails to help me relax, blogging ended up stressing me out.

So, there's my confession. I do apologize for leaving you guys hanging for so long and I do hope you understand."

So that's my story. 

After months and months of being polish celibate, I have just started doing my nails again and to be honest, it feels good, although some days I have doubts about whether or not I want to continue. For now, I have decided to keep my blog page and my other social media sites. 

I have decided to change how I use this specific blog page, so in the upcoming months you may see more photo heavy posts, and less writing. I will use this page to announce giveaways, talk about specific polish reviews (in detail), and any other exciting announcements that come up. Generally though, I think I will be posting more using my Facebook page and will end up using this page as a "to see more pictures, check out my blog" type thing. 

Now, onto the fun part! How did I get out of my blogger's slump you ask? Well it all started with an email from one of my favorite brands, ILNP. I received an email about their upcoming preorder for the Fall 2015 collection and literally started to drool. Seconds later, a few ILNP polishes had landed in my shopping cart!

During the preorder (which is over btw), I picked up quite a few polishes (like maybe too many lol). The one I am showing you today is ILNP's Pretty Little Liar, which is described as a rich, dark, holographic plum. ILNP Pretty Little Liar is the PERFECT fall color. Let me tell you, this little polish carries a ton of sparkle and it is absolutely gorgeous. See for yourself:

And as is typical with my experience of ILNP's polish, application was perfect. Formula was great, not too thick and applied and dried smoothly. Shown here is two coats, with Seche Vite Top Coat. Just a side note, two coats gave me an opacity of 90%. Next time I might do a thin 3rd coat or be more generous with the amount of polish I use during the first two coats.

But seriously, look at all that sparkle 0__0

So I hope you enjoyed today's post and thanks for listening! Thanks for stopping by :)

On Wednesdays, We Wear Polish 

“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” 

― Lee Iacocca

ILNP - Pretty Little Liar


  1. Oh my! Pretty Little Liar is such a beauty. Lovely color and great finish indeed. This is something worth trying out. So excited to try this out.

    1. It's gorgeous, right? Definitely one of my fall favorites!

  2. That is a beautiful polish. I have it sitting in my untrieds - need to bump it to head of the line!
    I don't see how bloggers could NOT get burn-out. I can't imagine the time and expense it takes. And the mental wear and tear. It should not feel like a duty! Speaking for myself, I do not expect to see a full-on nail art mani every day from a blogger. I'm retired now but was a graphic designer. I know all about those slump days when the creative muse is just too elusive. And you're tired, and you just don't the mental energy to even try to be creative. As for my nails, most times nowadays, they are not getting any nail art on them. A plain mani, maybe with a gradient or, most likely, a glitter or flakie topper is it. I do what pleases me now - take the pressure off yourself! I'm glad you found your way back to nail polish - we all need a break now and then so we can appreciate it even more later. And, wow, the 2015 Fall ILNP collection is a great place to start back into it! (I bought more than I had planned and will be going back for more!)

    1. I am OBSESSED with this polish, it's definitely worth a try and I hope you like it as much as I did :) And I can't thank you enough for your supportive comments <3 It's crazy how easy it is for something you enjoy to become a second job, but I'm slowly getting back into it now that it's once again become something I can enjoy for myself. I actually noticed your comment during the day while I was at work and it made my day a little brighter :)

  3. I get burned out just trying to post on Instagram on a regular basis, I can't imagine writing full-on blog posts!! I'm always happy when your nails show up in my email-box though! :D

    1. Aw, you're so sweet and I am very glad to hear that! It can sometimes be a challenge but be strong and paint on!!! haha