Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pretty In Dayton Meets Steph's Closet and All Lacquered Up

On Saturday, August 15 I had the honor of shopping and lunch with two of my favorite nail polish bloggers: Steph from Steph's Closet and Michelle from All Lacquered Up. For someone like me, that's getting to hang with blogging royalty! I was so honored when Steph contacted me on Twitter about the idea of the three of us getting together - sort of a mini Ohio Beauty Blogger's gathering. Me? Really? Cool!

My Proof: Steph, Me, and Michelle at The Cheesecake Factory

We converged on the Sephora (where else?) at Polaris Fashion Place in Columbus. I was first to arrive (no-thanks to my first ever speeding ticket - I still can't believe that happened). I had a few minutes to calm myself down with a book. I was nervous. Why wouldn't I be? I mean, my blog is small potatoes compared to these to polish blogging power houses. But when Michelle arrived she came right up to me and gave me a nice big hug and put me right at ease. And Steph arrived shortly there after with the warmest smile on her face. Even as a blogging newbie I was welcome.

We shopped - I was introduced to polishes from Icing and Claire's. I also made Michelle choose a Sephora by OPI polish ($OPI) for me since I have not tried their brand either. We talked shop over lunch at the Cheese Cake Factory. Steph and Michelle were so open about their experiences blogging - it's amazing the amount of information the two of them have stored in their noodles. And really, due to the size and fame of their blogs they have so much more stuff to deal with than I do. I hope to be where they are some day, but it was good to hear about the glamorous (and not so glamorous) things to look forward to in the world of blogging.

I really hope we do this again soon. It was so much fun, speeding ticket aside.

And a pretty crappy picture of my weekend haul:

Weekend Haul From Left to Right: Ulta exclsuive Opi Pretty Little Pinks (Princesses Rule!, I'm Indi-a Mood for Love, You're a Pisa Work), OPI DS Treasure, OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow, OPI Suzi Skis In the Pyrenees, Icing My Blue Heaven, Icing Blue Goose, Icing Roger That, Icing Hot Pants, $OPI Run With It, Claire's Rockstar