Thanks for your patience

Hello everyone and happy Sunday.

First of all I wanted to thank you guys for being so patient this past week. As you know I started blogging by the Beginning of February this Year. Ever since that day I posted daily, which was a lot of fun, but also a lot of “work” since I did it on top of my normal full-time job. Over the past few months I was also very stressed with private life as well and then there also was our move to the new apartment. My batteries are almost empty, so it was time for me to step back and see if you guys even wanted me to post daily or if my Blog might also have a better quality if I posted only 2 to 3 times a week. That is why I asked you to give me your feedback and why I “took this week off”.
I decided that posting 2 to 3 times a week is, for now, a better option for me – as hard as it is to admit. Next weekend is also the DM Marken Camp, which I am invited to. So I want to see what I can learn from there to give you guys better quality.

I will post a it next week, but for today I only wanted let you know what I decided for now. I hope that is okay for you.

Have a great Sunday.

Mara

thoughts ….

Hey everyone,

don’t worry, I will upload a new Mara’s Birthday Nail art Month post later on, but right now I feel like I want to get some things off my chest.

Today I am feeling pretty down.
Since a while I feel like I could improve my Blog and especially the pictures. I am not very happy with them, especially when I photograph light colors or the manicure from yesterday.

I want to study my new camera and I want to study about blogging because I really want to learn more and improve my Blog to give you guys a better quality. On the other hand I feel so frustrated because I don’t have the time to do so. I wake up in the morning, get ready for work, work until 6 or longer, go home, buy essentials like food and make dinner. By the time all that stuff is done it is usually 8 or 9pm and on the weekend we have a lot of things to do in our new apartment since we recently moved.

I love posting everyday, like I said I feel like I don’t have enough time to also study and improve which makes me sad, because I love blogging. I started this Blog because I love nail polish and nails designs and because I want to share that with you guys, but right now I feel ….. I don’t know ….. like it’s not good enough?
Yeah, I guess that’s how I feel right now ….

I am a perfectionist, so I really struggle when things don’t work the way I want them to. I feel like that about my pictures for example.
I spend hours building this mini photo studio and bought a new camera to get better pictures, but it seems I can’t figure out how to fix the things I don’t like about them.

Also I want to be better organized and I would love to name all the pictures I take so it is easier for people to find my pictures and posts on search engines like Google, but just don’t have the time to re-organize everything. There are so many things I want to do. But somehow it paralyzes me because I don’t know where to start and how to find the time to do it.
I wish I could take two weeks of from work to do so, but I have no vacation days left anymore.

All these things have been circling my mind lately and it’s dragging me down. I don’t know what to do…..

To end this post with some positive things, I want to write down a few things I am happy about.
Remember, no matter how down you are, always remember the good things in life.

  • I am thankful for this lovely new apartment we moved to. We like it here and we are happy. We are thankful for the roof over our heads and the shelter on rainy or cold days.
  • I am thankful for the man on my side, who always listens to me and who tries to support me and make me laugh whenever I am down. He helps me to focus on the good things in life.
  • I am thankful for this Blog and each and everyone of you who read it, no matter if daily or from time to time. You might not know this, but I really do appreciate every like, comment and follower. This is what makes my day a bit brighter.
    Also I am getting to know a lot of new people who share the same interests as me. I love to communicate with you and exchange experiences.

Thank you

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

This is it? – End of the Ciaté Month

Hello everyone,

if you are reading this post, that means it is Friday the 28th of February already.
That means my Ciaté Month is over. :(
But don’t worry, I will continue to post everyday and there sure as hell will be more posts about Ciaté polishes, because trying all the mini polishes made me really happy. The quality is so good that I already bought two more kits and I will buy more kits and polishes as well.
This was so much fun!

Good thing about the review posts being over, is that I can start to create nail designs with my Ciaté polishes now and of course show them to you :D

Besides that I will create tutorials and continue to show you all the other polishes from my collection.
I honestly did not count my polishes yet, so I don’t know how many review posts you can expect, but there will be a lot.
Right now I am not quite sure if I will post by brand, color range or simply mix it all up.

What do you think, how would you like to see my collection?
Should I mix polish reviews with nail designs, HAUL’s and tutorials?
Please let me know in the comments, I would love to hear your input.

If you have any ideas or wish to see certain things, please let me know. I would like to involve you in the process of building this blog.

I am sorry that this last post will be text only, but I would also like to know how you liked my  Ciaté month.
Was it fun? Was it boring? Did reviewing each polish help you?
Any other useful information you would like to get while I review?

For now, all I can say is that I love blogging so far. It is a lot of fun and I like to meet all these new interesting people, so please don’t be shy and leave a comment even if it is just to say “hi!” or simply like a post.
I like checking your blogs as well and if you don’t make yourself visible, I can’t do that :)

Later on I will post another of my HAULy friday posts, showing you what I bought this week.
So please check in again later.

Take care,

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

P.S.: did any of you see the change on my sidebar? Do you like it?