Hi there and Welcome to my blog, Addicted to OPI-yum.
I started this blog in 2010 after purchasing the OPI nail polish Mad As A Hatter. I thought it was so awesome I went online to see if anyone else thought so too. After that I quickly became addicted to reading nail blogs and purchasing and wearing new nail polishes.
I moved three times in these two years, so my blog has been growing in fits and starts. But now I am not moving any more so I am now able to focus more on writing my blog. I am happily married to my nail polish enabler, nailtiger. I wouldn't have imagined he could be so supportive of my nail polish obsession.
I began my fascination with nail polish at my grandmother's dressing table. She allowed me to play with the beautiful bottles of swirly pearly polishes. I have some of her perfume bottles and the dressing table, but none of the polishes, sadly.
I love painting my nails and sharing my colors with you here.
I love to wear blue, purple, orange, green and glitter nail polish, but not necessarily all at once. I will not stop wearing crazy colors, ever. I stopped wearing green after my teen years and put it away. Then I had my second childhood, starting around when I found Mad As A Hatter, and I am proudly wearing all kinds of green again. Yep, that polish changed my life.
I like vintage, and recycling old things into something new.
I am scraping, sanding and painting my house this year, and my nails are very abused because of it. But I try to keep them presentable.
I have always been obsessed with my nails. In the past I have cut them short to make myself stop obsessing over them, I got so involved in caring for them it became annoying to myself. But now that I have a blog I receive support for this activity, so I am quite narcissistic about my fingernails now. I am a fingernail diva.
I probably average thirty minutes to an hour a day for doing my own nails. I spend at least an hour a day online looking at nail blogs.
I intend to wear all the polishes I swatch for a day. Sometimes they come off faster, but the intention is always to actually wear the polish. I don't do the swatch fest thing, applying and photographing multiple polishes at one session, though I truly admire the polishing persistence that takes.
I am continually amazed and inspired by the nail blogging community in all it's aspects. I am excited about blogging here because I learn so many things all the time. And I get to interact with you, my readers, which has been so exciting and inspiring. It has been so nice to "meet" you, and I look forward to getting to know you better. I want you to know that I appreciate each and every one of you so much!
I am very interested in other countries and cultures besides my own. Please feel free to let me know about yourself in the comments, leave a link if you want to, and let me know where you are from.
Thank you for taking the time to visit me here!
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