Good morning, dear readers and Happy Friday! I am so glad the weekend is upon us, and I hope to sneak in a nap! It would be so glorious!
As the title of this post suggests, my blog is now celebrating its 4th blogiversary! WOW! Time sure does fly, and I almost can't believe that I've managed to stick with blogging after having two babies, moving to another state, and buying a house (which obviously included another move). While I do occasionally take a little break away, it is generally due to the needs of my family rather than for myself. I enjoy the swatching, creating nail art, and writing far too much to be gone for long, and I hope to still be here doing this four years from now!
To celebrate my 4th blogiversary, I had a whopping four custom polishes created, each with a different indie brand that I love and adore. For today's blog post, I wanted to share the first custom shade created in collaboration with Fair Maiden Polish. I remember the first email I received from Sarah and Adrienne when they were about to launch their brand and first collection, and it has been a pleasure seeing their brand grow. They make beautiful polishes, and I was delighted when they agreed to collaborate with me on a blogiversary shade. It was through this collaboration that I Believe in Blue was born.
Even though I gave Adrienne and Sarah an inspiration photo and worked closely with them to design this colour, I still was not prepared for the beauty of this blue. I Believe in Blue is near and dear to my heart, not only because it is a blogiversary shade, but because I chose to start with the colour blue in honor of my boys. My husband is my biggest supporter with blogging, and my toddler is always eager to check the mail and bring all packages inside to my swatching area. My baby likes to stare at the pretty colours on my nails and shows his love by wanting to chew on my fingers (yay for teething). This polish is also sentimental to me because there have been times I've thought about giving up blogging because I've had someone in my ear telling me I wasn't good enough and I've kept up with it after my husband would tell me that he believed in me. I Believe in Blue is just as much a tribute to them as it is a shade to celebrate my blog's 4th birthday. Now that I've gotten all mushy on you, let's get into the details!
This blue has it all! An upturned linear holo iron blue with glass flecks, sea foam green sparkle and navy blue flakes.
One of the reasons I chose to collaborate with Fair Maiden Polish is that their polish formulas are fantastic. In true Fair Maiden Polish fashion, I Believe in Blue applied so perfectly for me and I had no issues whatsoever with the formula. I used two easy coats plus top coat for these swatch photos.
While I Believe in Blue may have been created for my blogiversary, you can still get your hands on a bottle. A large batch was made and will be available for purchase in addition to the Valentine trio launching this weekend on the Fair Maiden Polish website. The launch is scheduled for January 31st at 8PM CST; you don't want to miss it!
A special thank you to Adrienne and Sarah for working with me to create this stunning shade, and a special thank you to you, my dear readers for dropping in and reading my rambles and for tolerating my nuttiness! Until next time, have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend!