5.31.2012

Updates and Announcements!

Hi everyone!  Today's post will be a little different.  I have an update on my life to catch you up on and an exciting announcement for the month of June!

First up, life update!  I have tried to keep my personal life sort of private on this blog, but this is a big life change that is relevant to the blog content.  After six years in higher education studying biology (I have a bachelor's degree in biology and worked towards a graduate degree for two additional years), I decided it was time to pursue a career path that made me feel happy and helped other people directly.  To be honest, I had become severely, severely depressed while in graduate school and it was very evident that it was time for a change.  So, to make a long story short, I started cosmetology school to become a nail technician about three weeks ago!  I am completely enjoying my time at my school, and I already feel so fulfilled.  =)  Couldn't be happier.  Never, ever, put off your happy life, friends!  Life is toooo short! <3

However, my schedule is much busier than it had been so I've had little time to work on my own nails for the blog.  Also, when doing other people's nails, my polish gets ruined, so I feel like my nails have sort of taken a backseat to making other people feel good!  So I apologize for the lack of nail art on the blog and the shortness of my posts.

Happiness

Next up, an announcement for the month of June here at The Lacquerologist.  I will be participating in the Abstract Nail Art Challenge for the month of June with two amazing nail bloggers: Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie and Jessica from BeautyGnome!  I am so excited to work with them because they are both amazing!!  I actually came up with this challenge myself so I'm hoping it goes really well and is enjoyable for those participating and those reading!



When I sat down to come up with a new challenge, I wanted to do a challenge that focused on techniques that are generally accessable to the masses.  Not all of us have the artistic ability to freehand portraits and images on our nails, but we are still able to create some pretty awesome designs and concepts!  So, this challenge is all about focusing on those types of techniques, trying new ones we haven't before, and practicing ones we may be familiar with.  There is tons of creative freedom in this challenge too, so I'm SO excited to see what Stephanie and Jessica come up with! =)  There will be 15 posts in this challenge from each of us.  We will be posting every other day throughout June, starting tomorrow!  I hope that you all enjoy it and draw some inspiration from it!

Love you all and thanks for reading and your constant support and smiles!


PS: Don't forget about the current giveaway for all five Wet N Wild ColorIcon Be Jeweled polishes!  Open Internationally!

14 comments:

  1. yay! have fun with the course, I'm almost finished my second term and it is SO fun!

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  2. That is awesome. Life is too short to do something that makes you unhappy.

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  3. Congrats on making such a huge decision. Hope it'll be everything you need :-)

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  4. That's awesome, congratulations! I've been thinking about becoming a nail tech too. I just enjoy it so much and right now I'm in retail...UGH! I need to do something I enjoy!

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  5. yay! good for you! do what you love :)

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  6. I'm in my 7th year of Biology as well (5 years for my undergrad and I'm finishing up grad school this year) and I'm definitely not loving it. Ugh. Too much school does that to you I guess, but I'm glad you're loving your new career path!

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  7. Congratulations on making the jump! You'll have to start taking pics of all your clients' nails now.

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  8. Congrats, Emily! So glad that you have made this decision! There are far too many people in the world who never pursue what really makes them happy! I totally understand exactly where you are coming from, and I'm cheering you on as you move forward as a nail technician!

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  9. Woohoooo!!! Congrats Emily! I'm excited you've made this news public! :D

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  10. Congrats onm your new career path!

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  11. Wow this is surprisingly similar to my life! I am studying a bachelor of environmental science and am not very happy with it, but still want to complete it as it will be important if I get a good job, but i'm feeling lost and have decided to do a course in nail technology next semester! YAY!
    Congratulations :)

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  12. Awesome! Congrats and best wishes!

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  13. Congratulations on your big decision! I really hope that you find happiness on your new path. <3

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