Monday, May 24, 2010

My Original RAOK

If you're not sure what this stands for, well, please read on. When I started this blog a few years ago, I had 2 followers....and needless to say, they were friends just being nice. (LOL) It was all about my crochet and photography of the articles I had made;scarves, baby's still on here, too. Yeah, there was some political humor, but when it was all said and done, not successful at all. I kept up with it faithfully, waiting, longing and really just wanting a place I could vent and share.

It lasted a few painful, lonely months.

THEN, the Commish and I took a trip to Vegas in November of 2009. (most of you have read this story before). While there I was "introduced" to Konad at the mall. Yes, those little annoying kiosks we all have to pass to get to Victoria's Secret or the GAP - you know what I mean. Well on this day, I am so glad I wandered up to the little "street cart" replica and met the most wonderful sales gal ever. She sent me home with a starter kit and a "free" m19 plate. The rest, as you can see, is history.

I decided to get the blog thing going again, but in a different direction. Don't get me wrong I still love my crocheting and heck, the photography thing is now a career, but my nail sisters???? What a great bunch you are.

So herein begins the real story behind this post. I had oh, maybe 10 or so followers...and I suddenly got an email from Laura aka "Sawan" asking if she could send me the Claire's Mood Polishes......well, what do you say, but YEA!!!!! A week or so later they arrived and I got to swatching and photographing the darlings. BUT, it was snowing and snowing and excess of 3 feet. I did the best I could, so here is how they ended up:

I have posted before about this exchange, but never in it's entirety...I do have swatches of these, but I just wanted to share them by themselves. Besides, it was snowing so much, my swatches were "eh" to say the hands were too cold to tell what was going I am nubbified (stupid bowling ball) so they might have to be re-swatched.

SAWAN-LAURA - you were one of my first followers and my very first RAOK provider, so again, thank you for making this happen.

Until next time...........(let the swap posts begin!)

Be Polished!

(the luckiest nail gal in the world)


  1. all I can say is wow! =)
    nice photos.. and thanks for sharing your story...

  2. Cute story and I love your blog. :)

  3. What a cool story! People in this community are so sweet!

  4. what a great story! as a new blogger myself you give me hope!!!!

  5. this story made me go awwwwwwwww.

    the nail polish world is filled of wonderful people. people helping each other find colors not available in their countries, giveaway, ROAK etc. I just love love love this community

  6. :')

    You are so sweet! You were one of my first followers, and always comment on my posts no matter how silly they were.

    You do have a big heart.


  7. :)
    i send you a little package tomorrow !!

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  9. I got it! random acts of kindness..thsi story was super cute!

  10. I love the polishes in the snow pics!

  11. The nail blogosphere is really so nice!!!!!!!!!!