Sunday, 19 January 2014

Guess who's back, back again.

Hi there people!

So i'm finally back with some nail art for you after an unscheduled break from blogging. Before i jump to the photo's and tell you about polish used etc. i just want to talk a little bit about why i'm not posting so frequently. If this doesn't interest you then feel free to scroll down, i'll never know!

It was after reading this post written by Debbie from The Crumpet regarding 'blogger burnout' that i thought i'd take the opportunity to write about why i've been so absent lately. I know a lot of it has been to do with work, i've been doing 8 days on and 1 day off at the moment. It's tiring and it doesn't leave a lot of time and motivation for doing my nails. Not to mention they are all insanely short and breaking all the time due to the frequent use of hand sanitizer (I pierce ears and have to apply it twice for each piercing, bad times). 

But also mentioned is that a lot of women in the nail art (or any creative) community suffer with depression. This can mean a lot of things to different people, and everyone is affected by it in different ways. I'd probably say it started for me when i was a young teenager, and unfortunately i do still get bouts of it now. Sometimes it can just be a day or two of feeling a little low, and sometimes i can spend weeks being withdrawn and honestly just a little numb. It's times like this when all creativity and inspiration goes away completely, and it takes all the motivation in the world just to get out of bed. 

Unfortunately recently i've felt this way. I'm highly critical of everything i do, and even with my nails i judge myself far too fiercely. I started this as a new creative hobby that i found fun and interesting. It has infact replaced another hobby of mine which was cake decorating, as i'm unable to do it after moving back home. So that's what i'd like to focus on, getting some fun and life back in to my nail art and blog. My posts might still be a little all over the place, but that's better to me than withdrawing completely!

I'm sure that this is something i'll talk about in the future but for now i'm going to show you the nail art i wore yesterday for work as they were nice and fun! We decided to dress up in 80's gear as our store recently got all of our neon tutu's and legwarmers back in :) 

To create this look i used:
Sinful Colors - Black on Black
Claire's Accessories - Confetti
Chit Chat - Purple Glitter
Sinful Colors - 24/7
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Dotting tool & Striping tape

Oooh and i forgot to mention i got a new camera for christmas, this is my first attempt with it! Still got some fine tuning to do but i've noticed a big difference in quality already :) 

Want a close up of Confetti? Course you do! It's a newbie at Claire's Accessories and only costs £3, you're welcome ;)

And uh, just for entertainment purposes.. This is me, in 80's glory. Again, you're welcome.

If anyone has any questions or would like to talk about anything i mentioned today then feel free to drop me a comment or add me on facebook. Oh and as a side note if you'd like to check out the cakes i used to make i have a facebook page for that as well called Bubba's Bakery.

Hope this post didn't bore you or scare you all off! Much love to everyone who reads this,
Becky x


  1. Becky, nice to see you :) I love your nails, this pink is gorgeous :)

    1. Thank you, it's nice to be back :) I know it's so bright! I'm going to save it for a rainy day and just go for a full on shocking pink mani :P

  2. Love the brightness of the mani! Welcome back! :)

  3. Small world. ..I also traded cake decorating for nail art. It's weird that they're so different as techniques but so similar as hobbies, what with color and balance and aesthetic appeal. Glad I'm not the only one!

    1. Oh wow, how cool! It's strange how all of a sudden you find yourself surrounded in a new hobby! I find this a lot less stressful mind.. If i mess up there's always nail varnish remover, cakes are a lot harder to correct haha!

  4. I definitely need to get Claire's confetti

  5. That's such a cute top coat! I love this mani, it looks lush. And thanks for your openness about depression - it really is far more common than it should be and we've got to stick together to get through! I find creativity to be what gets me through - I hope you find the same release through nail art that I do. :) Rachel x

    1. It's admittedly a big perk of the job, first access to new colours and topcoats! :) It's always something i've been open about, it's nothing to be ashamed of. I just hate that it affects the creative side to me, so it's nice to get some designs going again! x


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