And So It Begins...

Friday, April 5, 2013

It's finally here! My very first blog post! I feel like I have been working on fine-tuning this blog for weeks. I have tons of ideas for future posts but my sister recommended starting out with a little about myself and what I want my blog to be about.

I used to hate painting my nails. I am a perfectionist (and also highly impatient) so any tiny blemish would cause me to reach for the remover and start all over again.

My love for nail polish began a little over a year ago when my life was so crazy busy that painting my nails was literally the only thing that would make me sit down and relax. I hate smudges! So sitting in my chair while watching TV and painting my nails was my 30 minutes of relaxation- I'm pretty sure it kept me sane.

Since I've hung up my sorority president hat, I've been searching for something to occupy my time. While running has peaked my interest and gotten me back in shape, I decided I needed something else. The whole sorority house knows how much I love nail polish (and they like to borrow from my collection) so I figured why not share my little hobby with everyone. And who wouldn't want an excuse to buy some more fun colors? :)

I have a slight (okay lets get real, very large) obsession with Essie polish. I don't know if it's the cute and sleek bottle or the fantastic names, but I do prefer Essie polish over most other brands. I do like OPI and am just getting into China Glaze, but I really haven't tried any "high-end" brands. Hello-college student on a budget! But please recommend me your favorites and I will absolutely try them out :)

I do want this blog to be more than just nail polish. I usually use polish to accentuate my outfit or complement the season so I want to throw in fashion and current trends as well. Feel free to let me know if you want me to talk about something in particular. Look out for my first post this weekend!

I hope you enjoy reading!

Caitlin

11 comments:

Ashesela K said...

Congratulations on starting your new blog!! :D I hope that you continue to get joy from it and the nail polish community :D

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

Thanks so much! I'm already loving the nail polish community and how welcoming everyone is :)

Gabby Perez said...

Good Luck! :) Definitely following!

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

Thanks Gabby :)

Em Polish Paradise said...

Hi :D I am exactly the same when it comes to painting my nails! If I knock one nail then they all have to come off and I start again lol! Also LOVE Essie, such a great brand with hundreds of amazing colours! x x x

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

Em, I love when people share my Essie obsession!!

Em Polish Paradise said...

I am right there with you! I have one on at the moment and cant stop looking at my nails! They are fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Just happened to stumble across this blog while trying to find discontinued Essie colors. It made me smile because you're a girl after my own heart (nail perfection and love of Essie products and have approximately 50 shades)! Taking time and painting my nails is truly a stress reliever and has actually helped me stop smoking. As one of my friends said, "Well, nail polish is a lot healthier." ... Also, I've used "high end" polishes (Clinique, Chanel, Estee Lauder), Essie is just as good if not better for less than half the cost; and, Essie is significantly better than those in the $5 to $6 range. I'd rather spend the extra $2 or $3 and get a product that I'll actually use and not be disappointed with. Stick with Essie, girl!

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

Awh thanks so much :) I don't think my Essie obsession will ever end!

Alyssa Kisby said...

Congrats on the blogging! I too am starting up and using it is a stress relief during school. Follow back ? http://decentlyfashionable.blogspot.com/ :)

The Perfectly Polished Life said...

Definitely, Alyssa! It gives me time to relax too!

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