Hello all, and Welcome!
I decided my blogging premiere should tell you a bit about me and what i hope to accomplish on this page. I'm a stay-at-home-mom of a lovely (and betimes exhausting) two year old son. In the past I've been a fragrance addict, a lipstick-and-gloss addict, and always a devoted fan of all things NAIL POLISH!
I've found that being a SAHM often means taking very little time for oneself. I no longer wear much makeup, usually a bit of lip color and mascara (if I'm lucky!!). I simply don't have the time, and i don't feel the need for it. Likewise, my passion for fragrance has fallen by the wayside. I often go days without grabbing for a bottle of perfume, i find that I'm much more sensitive to scents than i was before the birth of my son.
So my life is very un-glamorous. How exciting! So why, you may ask, am i joining the leagues of beauty bloggers everywhere? The answer is simple: Every woman needs to feel beautiful. I find that giving myself a mani or pedi with a gorgeous color does a great deal to lift my self-esteem. While i may not have the time or inclination to put on make-up every morning, or carefully style my hair (i generally sport a ponytail), or spend a lot of time shopping for trendy clothes, i can ALWAYS find time to do my nails. And having beautiful, healthy nails gives me a great deal of confidence.
And what do i hope to accomplish with The Crystal Files? (I'm a huge X-Files fan, thus the name) I hope that by giving you my uncensored opinion on all things nail related, i may help you find new colors, products, and techniques that you'll love and find useful. So my goal is really very simple. I'm here to share my love of gorgeous nail color, and fabulous hand-and-nail care products. Hopefully you'll find some useful information mixed in there!
Thanks for reading, and i hope you enjoy my future files!