Saturday, 8 March 2014

Flu Update and My Review Pile

Hi Goddesses

How are you all?  Better than me I hope.  I am now entering Week 5 of the flu, and if this cough would just disappear I think I would be ok.

I have been exhausted.  Between the flu, the constant coughing and just having no energy, I have been going to bed at 8pm most nights, and sleeping a lot of the weekend.  As I've mentioned, this has put the blog waaaaaay behind.

not really a photo from CrumpetLand

I took delivery of some massive awesomeness today, half of which was for my review pile, so I thought you might like to see what that actually looks like at the mo.  I usually hover between 0 and 20 polishes - it purely depends whether they arrive together as to how many are waiting - but it's now around 40, which is the highest it's ever been.

So what's in there?  Well, I am down to just 5 of the Darling Diva White Witch Collection.  7 have been done.  These should have all been finished weeks ago.

Just about to come from the conveyor belt to the blog post are these 6 amazing Indigo Bananas polishes.

Then I have 7 Lilypad Lacquers I was sent for review (I also bought 7 for myself - oops).

4 Painted Sabotage polishes which have been waiting patiently for a few weeks.  I feel glitter polishes need more nail length (on me), and as I had to nub mine to try and get them healthy again, these have slid down the queue.

4 gorgeous Cadillacquers.

7 baby Polish Bars - so cute and springy.

5 polishes from Jacava London.

And then today's mail.  A secret package from Quirk, which you will see later this weekend.

6 stunning Arcane Lacquer polishes.

And this amazing AMAZING AMAZING nail mail from Rococo Nail Apparel - wow, I really did squeal.  Such beautiful packaging too.

I also got some Elevations and ILNP today, in addition to all the other new stuff I told you about last week.

So, I am a very lucky girl.  I have 44 polishes, all of which are gorgeous, and all of which were free, waiting to be swatched.  And I am exhausted.  I want to nap my flu away, but my brain won't shush because it's also Digit-al Dozen week this week!  In a sign of how ill I've been, I have no manis done, and only 1 idea so far.  Oy vey.

I want to finish with some realism.  I know how lucky I am to be in this position, truly I do, so please don't think I am whining about my good luck.   But as I look at my pile of impatient wondrousness, I am aware it is only half the size of some other bloggers' piles, and those are the ladies I am truly in awe of, the Sheilas, the Lisas, the Jens, the Emilys, the Norys ....  these ladies who can churn out 8 immaculate swatches a night, every night.   Hats off girls, I salute you.

To everyone who has sent me the polish in this pile - thank you!  It will be on the blog verrrryyyy soon, and it's going to look bloody lovely :)

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