Happy 1st Blogiversary!!!

12:00 AM

WOW! I never thought one year ago that anyone would even be interested in me or my blog. I never imagined that there were others who loved nails and nail products as much as I do and some even more.  I remember, when I got my first follower, Jen of The Polishaholic, I almost fell out of my chair.  LOL!

I have loved nail care ever since I stopped biting my nails many, many years ago, but never thought there was a world of nail bloggers; and that we have our own language; muggles, melmer, dusty hunting, etc.  My blog and its followers have become such an important part of my life. I can't go into a department store, beauty counter, or beauty supply store without thinking about what I will show to my followers.  Whenever I have a question, I automatically think, ask my blog and twitter friends.  With several of my followers, we have become more than mere nail polish friends, several of us have realized our spiritual connection and pray for each other.  God has a way of putting people in our paths when we need them most.  I laugh when I find myself conversing with friends that are across the pond.  I have friends in the UK, Germany, Singapore, and Australia. I am a global blogger, now that's funny!

Over this past year, I have been introduced to some products that I love and some, not so much.  Some of my nail favs: Seche Vite' Fast Top Coat, Orly Nail Rescue, the foil method for glitter removal, crystal files, Polar White buffing block and my own cuticle oil mixture.  Some of my beauty favs: Argan Oil, Gold Bond Ultimate Skin Therapy lotion with Shea Butter, Philosophy Purity, and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Rejuvenating Facial Serum.

Another change that I have experienced with the help of some of my friends like, RMCANDLELIGHT of Nails Beautiqued and Penelope of All Things Nails is my stepping out of my comfort zone and falling in love with colors I never thought possible. ***Using a bullhorn*** I Love Dark Blues, Purples, and even some Greens!!!  I am also comfortable sporting Glitters, Holos, and Flakies!!!  I'm even starting to like some nail art thanks to ABOP of Another Bottle of Polish.  Next, I hope to expand my collection to include some international brands.

I don't know what the future holds for my blog but I am excited. I hope to do my first milestone giveaway.  I hope to have more beauty related posts as well as nail related posts.  I have uploaded a couple YouTube videos, (formeitworks) so far and hope to eventually do more.  There is also a related Twitter account (@ForMeItWorks).  I am active on MakeupAlley.com (formeitworks) and on Hairlista.com (For Me, It Works).  I am going through a name change and will be sure to give notice if links should change.  When I first started, I didn't know what I was doing so the original name didn't really tell the story, but For Me, It Works, is now Shades of Beauty, Inc.  

So raise your polish bottles for a toast to my first year, and to whatever the future holds.

Grace, Peace, and Blessings.

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