Barielle Sweet Treats Collection!

Hey everyone!

I'm finally back to posting polish swatches! So excited! Today, I have swatches of the polishes from Barielle's Sweet Treats collection to share with you all! This Spring 2013 collection consists of five sweet themed polishes.

Check them out!




Green Apple Chew
A vibrant lime green creme.



Banana Drop
A light, creamy yellow shade.
 
 

Lilac Jelly Bean
A lilac creme with a slight hint of gray.
 
 
 
Blue Cotton Candy
A bright, medium-toned blue shimmer.
 


Orange Parfait
A dark coral creme.
 
 
These all applied amazing, and were completely opaque in two coats! This collection comes in a five-pack set on the Barielle website for $25.




 
**Products provided for an honest review**

China Glaze Avant Collection Giveaway Winner!

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lateness of this post! As I mentioned last week, I was completely burnt out, and ended up taking an extended break from blogging. I'm back now though, and am so excited to announce the winner of my most recent China Glaze giveaway!

The winner is.....


Anissa!

Congrats! I've already emailed her, and she's responded, so the giveaway is officially over! If you didn't win, don't be discouraged! I'll be posting a new giveaway next week, so you'll have another chance to win some great polishes soon! :)


Life as a Beauty Blogger and Where I've Been!

Hey everyone!

As many of you have probably noticed, I recently took an extended unannounced break from blogging. I've received quite a few emails from many of you guys asking where I've been and when I will be back to blogging regularly, so I feel like an explanation is in order!

While being a beauty blogger is something that I absolutely love, it's also something that can get really stressful if you don't handle it right. I started out blogging with the sole intention of it being a hobby, and planned on spending 2-3 hours a week on it. Over the last year and a half, my blog has exploded, and now there are nearly 6,000 of you! As the amount of readers started to grow, my amount of sponsorships (which I 100% appreciate!), and work did as well. My "hobby" suddenly became a job that required 20-30 hours a week! I used to be so excited to sit down and paint my nails and share my thoughts with you guys, but with all the pressure I was feeling, that became something I dreaded having to do.

These past few weeks, I've really been trying to focus on trying to find a balance between my actual job (I own my own piano business!) and my hobby/now part-time job (blogging). I think I just got to the point where I was completely burnt out, and felt that I had to push too hard to get quality content out there for you guys.

This break as been amazing, and I finally feel like I'm ready to get back to blogging! I'm ready to be excited about blogging again, and can't wait to share a ton of great posts I have lined up with you guys! Thanks so much for your continued support! You guys rock!

 
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