Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Thankfulness - The Nail Polish Community

Hi Goddesses

Wow, it's been a bit of a long and exhausting week for me, so apologies that this - AND #52WPNMC - are coming to you late.

I don't think I've ever had a hobby I've committed to as intensively as I have nail polish.  It's thrilled me in so many ways, and a lot of these have been detailed in the Confessions of a Polishaholic series (which WILL be coming back).

Whilst I have gained a lot of polishes and knowledge, and learnt how to do nail art, the main gift it has given me is friendship.  I had no idea this community existed, and through various groups - and especially ones I started myself - this hobby has grown into something much bigger - an international family and support network who inspire me and are there for me.

Today's nails celebrate this community, starting with the one closest to my heart - the Digit-al Dozen.   Some of my closest friends are (or were) in this group, and my life would be considerably poorer without them.   My thumb nail features one of our logos.

The middle and index nails just celebrate my love of polish.  The bottle may or not be OPI, and the heart is filled with one of my favourite polishes - OPI Planks A Lot.

On the ring finger, I am celebrating nail art and the Crumpet's Nail Tarts.   I am apparently the DD Queen of Dotticures, and I quite like the autumnal vibe of the one I created here.   

Finally, the pinkie represents the amazing polish makers that I get to count as friends.   It's very special to be trusted by a polish maker to showcase their baby, and I am grateful to everyone who lets me do that, especially Amy and Janice, who I have worked with the longest.

One of my greatest thrills was when Amy created Literary Lacquers My Red Hair for me, which is the polish on the little finger.  It's discontinued now, but it will always have a special place in my heart.

And so concludes our week.   It's been a hard theme to translate, but I'm grateful it's given me the chance to articulate some of the things I am most thankful for.

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