Guest Post Jessica from Be Happy Buy Polish
Today is the third installment of my "How it all got started" series. Jessica the force behind Be Happy Buy Polish shares her story with us. Enjoy!
Hi everyone! I'm happy to be guest-posting on Lustrous Lacquer today. I remember always being fascinated by my mom's nails when I was a kid - she never had polish on them, but she had long, beautiful nails that she would sit and file at the end of the day. I remember thinking, "How does she keep them so beautiful?" I had awful nails when I was a kid and even into my teen years - I would bite my nails, rip hangnails off - yup, they were a mess! It wasn't until my later teen years when I started seeing one of my older sister's nails, and how she kept them polished and pretty and how much I wanted to emulate her.
Over the years, I would buy a bottle of polish here and there, but it was never "a thing" for me. It wasn't until last year that I really started to get into nail polish obsessively. I'm not sure why it was all of a sudden, but it sort of was! I guess I started opening my eyes to all the beautiful polish colors when I went into the stores, and I started to need them all! LOL
About end of February/beginning of March this year, I started to read nail bloggers' websites, and seeing all these cool designs that they would create with polish. I started to play around with my own nail polish, and making designs, and really enjoying the challenge of trying to re-create a design. Then, in April, I was reading an online brou-haha happening, where people were upset with a nail polish maker - like so upset they were swearing! - and I thought, "Geez, why can't people just be happy and buy polish?!" and a lightbulb clicked on over my head (I swear!). I thought to myself, "I could start my own blog and call it Be Happy and Buy Polish!"
That's what I did, my first post being April 6, 2013. I love the challenge of painting my nails, and I truly love sharing my nails with other people; but I still do it for myself, because like the name says, it makes me happy. The nail polish blogging community is so supportive and helpful, and that's what also makes it fun.