Why hello again! It's been a long three months - a very busy three months in my household but time and time again I realized just HOW MUCH I've missed blogging. So today, my 33rd birthday, I decided that I was carving out time to do the thing that I've been enjoying for 7 long years now and BLOG.
My normally super sunny South Texas was hit with a cold front today and it was a brisk 34 degrees when I got up. My parents used to tell me that the year I was born, it was really cold too. So cold that my Dad had to have a thermometer above my bassinet to make sure I didn't catch cold when they brought me home from the hospital. Because of that, I reached for LVX Ashe, a light charcoal grey from the Fall Winter 2016 collection. I have such a love for greys on my nails so I was excited to try this one out.
I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats of polish and finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl. The first coat was almost opaque enough but I had a few brush strokes so I went for a second thin coat to make everything look amazing. And amazing is just one of the works to describe this polish.
I'm pretty darn happy with it. It doesn't have the blue or yellow undertones to me that most greys can get. I'm in desperate need of a proper manicure but I feel this works for me right now. Not sure if I'll change to something more Christmas-ey for the weekend or not. It's not like I don't have enough polish to choose from.
Overall, this is a great addition to my world. I've been a huge fan of LVX since it first came out and I appreciate the luxury that this brand brings to my collection. I'm also privately happy that they will only be releasing 2 collections per year (instead of 4) so that I can continue to monetarily support them since I'm rebuilding my press contacts after disappearing for so long.
So where is PolishGalore now? On the eve of Kellie Gonzo closing her blog (link here) as well as many other bloggers who have packed up their brushes over the years, I'm here to reflect on why I started this blog in December 2009. I fell in love with polish and I loved being able to paint my nails and shre it with others. Granted, I've gone places I never thought I would - Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago and now New York City in the Spring - and I've done some amazing things - magazine articles, print campaigns, online campaigns - but what has really stuck with me is the amazing community that I've been introduced to. I may not have 10,000 page views a month anymore, and I don't even have 5000 Instagram followers, but I've made some amazing friends and have some killer nail polishes and frankly, I enjoy blogging still. So that's what I'm doing. I've finally gotten the ability to place my polish in a pet and (mostly) kid-free zone of my house, I have my light box set up where I think it will serve me well, and I have a patient family who is giving me the time I need to paint and write.
LVX [Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram] is available on their website for $18 a 15 ml/0.5 oz bottle. It is big 7 free to include Toluene and Camphor, vegan and cruelty free.
Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration. For more information, please read this post.