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.
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!