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A new blog post at Crystal's Crazy Combos featuring +JORD Wood Watches!
Press Sample Hello Lovelies!  It's been a while, so I hope you've all been well.  Work has kept me busy, but I'm trying to make more time for my nail ladies (and gents), and painting them more often as well!  I always joke t...
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One more day to enter the giveaway!! Also last day to get your own wreath (or custom! Contact Emily for details! Also inquire with her for international shipping!) using code: POLISH10 for 10% off your order!!
Hi Everyone!  So I know I'm a tad early for my Blogiversary (January 27), but why not get this party started!?!  Can you believe it's been two years already?  Time flies when you're having fun ;-)  My collection definitely ha...
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Two years at Crazy Combos!!! I can't believe it!  Today I talk about the last few months and where I've been!
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I have reviewed my gorgeous custom wreath by #wreathsbyemmaruth!! Also, my #blogiversary is started with a custom wreath #giveaway, courtesy of Emily, the owner!! Thanks to her for her help and generosity!! Be sure to enter by 2/1!!
Hi Everyone!  So I know I'm a tad early for my Blogiversary (January 27), but why not get this party started!?!  Can you believe it's been two years already?  Time flies when you're having fun ;-)  My collection definitely ha...
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On the blog today, a wonderful charity polish from +KBShimmer - Kringle All The Way!! Loving it over +Zoya Nail Polish & Treatments Chantal!!
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Enter the  #giveaway  from #llarowe  for a  #march  #aboxindied!!!
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Hi everyone!!! Today I'm TWO blog years old!!! I'm so excited!!! Just sorry I haven't been here as much over the last few months!! I miss it so much!  Hopefully you saw my update -HERE. I wanted to do a lil somethin someth...
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In case you missed these other Spring beauties from +Zoya Nail Polish & Treatments!!
New Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2014: Zoya Awaken  Just as Spring emerges from a natural Winter slumber, Zoya Awakens to a fresh season of BIG<b>5</b>FREE* color... Open your mind to the beauty of color dis...
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+Zoya Nail Polish & Treatments have some gorgeous Magical #PixieDust polishes coming!!!!
New Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2014: Zoya Magical Pixie Believe in it... Zoya Magical Pixie - a new PixieDust formulation, amped up with spectacular sparkle creating the most magical, Zoya PixieDust ever!...
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Out of ideas for #Christmas #gifts?? How about a beautiful #wreath!?? By Wreaths by Emma Ruth!! Contact the owner, Emily, for international shipping rates or custom order!!
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The Return of Nerdlacquer : This Time It's For Real

Hi, strangers. For anyone who's been wondering, no, I haven't been institutionalized. Yet. Though it might not be a bad idea. Anyway. I meant to give everyone a few days' notice that things are back and rolling and restocked (though a smaller-than-last-time restock), but when I updated the site via XLS file, it also updated  the inventories. Oops. So, um, there's stuff available now?

This is where I apologize for my absence. This will be the last time I have to do so, barring any debilitating accidents or maimings. No, I have not been well. I've been barely functional. I've been doing fuck-all and hiding from the pain and anxiety and fear that won't go away. I've been practicing Avoidance and Distraction. I thought I was okay after dad passed away and I got home and tried to Get! To! Work! Because that'll make it all better! It did not. I found the edge of the cliff. It's right there, a few miles behind and above me.

I bloody hate doing this. I hate doing things that necessitate apologies. I hate feeling weak. I hate not having my shit together, because I'm usually the one that has their shit together. I don't like feeling like I'm rationalizing. But also, since I am A Person and not a large faceless corporation, I am maybe obligated to put this stuff out there. And I think, hope, that maybe somebody who's going through the same stuff will find value in it.

So it's the holidays, and the first holidays with No Parents At All. (I just typed that and did not cry. You have no fucking idea how proud I am of this.) I made it through Thanksgiving (though with a bigass emotional freakout fueled by exhaustion and alcohol, but at least I didn't do it in front of people), made it through the first anniversary of my mother's death (still not crying yet), and am still making it through a lot of difficult nights. It's funny how you think you're fine, and then you turn the lights out and your head immediately goes to who and what you're missing, and that you'll be missing them forever, with no reprieve, and listening to your own heart beating in the quiet and what if it just stopped? And you know what that would be like because you've held the hands of the two people you're closest to when their own hearts stopped, and so much for the not crying.

But I've had a couple of days lately where I felt like something was off, or missing. And then I realized what I was missing was the ever-present Clenched Stomach of Fear And Pain. Like when you're about to break up with someone, or someone just broke up with you, or you had a fight, or you're worried about your job - that tightness that feels like you swallowed a large rock inside a small sponge, and also your heart is beating really a little bit faster than it ought to be. After a while, you get used to this feeling and you start to think it's normal to always feel like this, and you can fake being okay. But it's always there. 

Until it isn't. I think I might be leveling off. Still sad and angry. Very, very angry. But I feel more functional than I have in a really long time (like, four years). Christmas is going to be pretty rough (Not Fun: looking for something in a drawer of the secretary, finding the Christmas stockings, thinking about how mother would be wondering where in the WORLD we're going to hang them, as this house has no fireplace and thus no mantel, CUE BREAKDOWN). But anyway. Looks like shit is finally on the upswing.

And you know what that means. More nail polish, and three new colors. Since I love mythology and am still angry and sad and wanting to kill things, the new trio is in honor of the Eumenides - or The Furies, as they're more commonly known. Alecto (ah-LECK-toe), Megaera (muh-JEER-uh), and Tisiphone (tih-SIFF-uh-knee) bring their righteous rage, avenging fury, and wanton destruction to your nails. Tisiphone is my new favorite.

You guys know the drill. New stuff's up, email me if you're missing something, current crop is ready to ship, and I'll be back with more probably first week of January. 

And I thank you in advance for your patronage and your understanding. You'll also, I hope, understand if I am still not capable of engaging in conversations about this stuff - I'm not good with that at the best of times, and right now I'm barely emotionally capable of taking a damned shower. But so many of you who've been around for a while and have said such kind things...you really have no idea how much I appreciate knowing you're out there, being awesome and saying such nice things to someone who usually feels like they don't deserve it.

But happy days are ... well, maybe not "here again," but they're at least imminent. So here's some swatches, and best wishes and fist bumps to you all.

xo,
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