Hello (Polish) World!
Welcome to my tiny corner of the internet! I’ve talked about launching my blog for so very long- and I’ve finally forced myself into taking that very first step!
Now for a little about me! My name is Diana, and I’m a 28 year old mom of 2 in the Deep South (though not originally from the South, so I’ve been told this makes me a damn yankee). My son, Troy, is 1 1/2 and my daughter, Sydney, is 4. I’m sure you’ll all discover quickly that I talk a lot- both in ‘real life’, and on the internet. I’m also a fairly happy person, which can lead to an annoying level of exclamation points and smiley faces.
As you could expect with a nail polish blog- I LOVE nail polish! Many of my family and friends think I’m completely insane for my near-obsessive polish hoarding, but I know there’s a large community of like-minded
crazy awesome people out there. I’ve always really liked nail polish (I had 80 bottles before I got ‘into’ it), but it was only around December of 2011 that my love really took off. I spotted a photo on Pinterest of a full glitter mani- I think it was probably Lynnderella’s The Glittering Crowd- and just went nuts! I looked high and low to try and find out what polish that was. From that search I discovered nail polish blogs existed, and from then on I was doomed 🙂 An enormous wish list started, and it has only grown since then! You can see the current state of said wish list, as well as my current stash, via the links at the top of the page.
I’ve been encouraged for years to start a blog, but I never truly felt inspired to do that until I became sucked into the nail polish world. Most of the women (and some men!) here are just amazing, and I’m so excited to be joining the official ranks! I decided on the name of my blog because we have a bit of a monster theme in our family… my daughter loves monsters, and we already refer to my son as the ‘little monster’ or ‘Troyster’ (he really is a monster, I swear), and he also loves monsters… so it seemed only natural to make that my blog title!
I’m hoping to make regular posts almost daily, though I know every single day is unlikely. I’ll interact a lot on Facebook with any fans who may make their way over there, so please check out that page as well (the link can be found on the sidebar- its http://www.facebook.com/polishmonster). The posts will be mostly polish related, but I may once in awhile throw in something else- you can ignore it completely if it’s not your thing!
I may be shooting myself in the foot for this, but I have grand plans (right now) of following a loose ‘schedule’ for my posts to stay on track. Here’s what I plan to do!
::Prepare thyself for cheesy theme names::
Mani Monday– I intend on getting creative over the weekends, and this will be the day to highlight a polish combination, artwork, tutorial, stamping, or things of that nature.
Indie Wednesday– my specific day devoted to my growing indie polish stash!
Flakie Friday– I LOVE flakies. They’re probably my very favorite polish effect, and accordingly, I have a lot of them. Though I’m going to include a range of things on this day- flakes (iridescent and metallic), polishes with flakes in them, flake topcoats, etc. I have enough to last about a year, so this day may change when I run out 😉
So there it is! My inaugural post. I hope you’ll stay for awhile! I have a lot of fun giveaways planned and tons of ideas floating around in my head and I do hope I get to share them all with you!
~Diana, The Polish Monster