Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Break Up.

Note: I am not currently accepting any products for review or advertisement. Emails for such solicitations will be ignored.

After 4 years in the nail blogging world. I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly....

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The drama in the nail polish world. The cliques, the mean girls, the witch hunts, the cyber-bullying. All from grown women is absolutely-fucking-ridiculous. I guess nail polish does that to a person? Makes you want to bully and harass people until they want to commit suicide, or jump off a bridge? I guess it's fun to hide behind computers and whisper names- about things you know absolutely nothing about, but can gossip and fantasize about. And it's every day. Every day a new blogger or indie to pick on. A new person to whisper and PM about, and tear down. It's actually worse than high school. I'm so over it.

For the most part I keep out of things in the Facebook nail groups. I don't try to get involved in the cattiness. But when friends messages me about gossip in groups, it starts to get personal. Don't mess with my friends. Or me. Don't involve me in your shit and speculation. After a 40 hour work week, the last thing I want to come home to is drama, and nonsense on the internet. She said this. She did that. She blocked who. Especially in relation to nail polish.... There is so much negative energy out there. And I have witnessed it, over and over...

Actually, you know who wrote a really great blog lately on this very topic? Lustrous Lacquer. And she worded everything far more eloquently than I ever could. Go check out her post here. 

I don't know about you, but I started the nail polish portion of my blog to relieve stress. Not to be the blog of all blogs, or ms. popularity. I have zero interest in that. If that had been my goal, I sure as hell would have started an entirely separate blog, just for that. Not used my personal blog, with my personal stories... I started blogging about nail polish because I wanted to share my love of nail polish, and nail art.

I'm grateful to have had the chance to review for some major companies, but that is not my end all. If anything, that part stresses me out the most- it's hard work, and it's not for everyone. I stopped reaching out to companies a few months ago. I just don't have the desire to review nail polish anymore. I give credit to all the amazing bloggers that kick out post after post of reviews from companies, and who get things swatched the day they arrive. They are amazing.


Things are going to get quiet around here. Because for a long while I've been very dis-enchanted with the nail polish community. Every weekend rolls around, and instead of blogging I want to do something else. Read, sleep in, watch Netflix, spend time with my husband, my pets, or the people I know are my real friends, (my longtime Facebook friends included). I've started to dread blogging. It was supposed to be fun and a stress release. I shouldn't dread and get anxiety over blogging, but I have....

I've noticed lately it's a lot easier for me to share stuff on Instagram. Instagram is not as deep. One picture, a short caption, that's it. It's been so much easier to share on Instagram, instead of editing multiple photos, worrying about what to write, scheduling blog posts, or promoting said blog posts. I can take the photo on my phone, upload, and instantly share. I love it. That has definitely been less stressful for me, then blogging, or Facebook. So when things get quiet- that's where you can find me on my Instagram. I post about everything over there.

Sorry for this whole rambling post, but I don't know if I will be blogging for awhile. I need a break. And by a break, I mean a break-up. A break up with my blog....

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