The Holo Hookup: July 2017

The Holo Hookup: July 2017

These photos are of the polishes that were in the July Holo Hookup box. They are no  longer available for purchase but you can check out the website and see what is up for the next month! The Holo Hookup  These boxes are usually a pre-order situation. You pre-order the box and then the makers know how much product to make. When that is complete, they will send out your order! It is not a subscription service. You do have to go to the website every month you want to order. I haven’t ordered every month because I feel like I have polishes already that are similar to those being offered. If I order a box, it’s because there is something in it that I feel is special or a brand I haven’t tried. I still have a lot of polish I haven’t even worn yet. I don’t really need to get polishes that are too similar already to ones I own. I did wear all of these as full manicures. I’m not into the “swatch, photo, remove” technique. All of my manicures last about the same amount of time because of my job so I can’t talk to how long they will last.

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“Pink Beach” by Different Dimension Polish
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“Waikiki Beach” by Fair Maiden Polish
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“Trunk Bay” by Glisten and Glow
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“Horseshoe Bay Beach” by Cupcake Polish
The latest manicures.

The latest manicures.

Another birthday week is in the books and I’m officially 37.  I was off work and trying to best to just relax. Here are the nail looks from the past few weeks. Today I am wearing the one from Glisten and Glow. I picked up the holo hookup box it was in just for that one polish. In sunlight, it’s unreal.

Recent Manicures

Recent Manicures

I know I should have posted sooner but I didn’t. I’m such a bum. I’d like to offer a word of advice. DO NOT order nail polish from Amazon. Winning Streak pictured above survived the trip but Mooning did not. I went to Target and purchased that one. Luckily I was refunded for my Essie’s. It was a mess to clean up.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was this past Friday. Like a lot of other “invisible” illnesses, these days come and go without much fanfare. Those of us with the condition are more than aware of it. Every day I struggle to get out of bed and get moving. My job requires the use of my hands which are stiff and painful all night long. Despite medication, I get little relief. I struggle to sleep. Thursday my watch said I had one hour and three minutes. My anxiety kept me up all day. I often have to ask people to repeat what they say to me because I can’t understand it on the first go. I often to have to repeat things I said because I have no idea what the word salad that came out of my mouth was on the first go. At just 36 years of age, it’s killed my will to be social, date, speak up.

Nail polish is an easy escape for me since it doesn’t require much physical exertion. When I was recovering from foot surgery I discovered the world of indie nail polish brands and my love for it was rekindled. I’ve always loved it. I can remember doing my nails in elementary school.

But, despite there being this awareness day, I certainly don’t feel like it gets the support it needs. Below I have listed some sites for you to get information and possible make a donation to fund research into this condition.

I wouldn’t be surprised if anything I wrote even made sense. I’m in a state of “derp” from the pain and fatigue.

 

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Assoc.

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Assoc.

National Fibromyalgia Assoc.