In the ten years since my mom passed, so much has happened. Growing from the 15 year old I was when I lost her to now as a 25 year old has been a tremendous difference but of course I've missed her all along the way. It's so hard when the person you love is really sick and suffering but yet you don't want to see them go either. It's also quite hard to have all the special moments in your life (my first boyfriend, turning 16, turning 18, graduating high school, turning 21, graduating college, graduating grad school, etc.) without a special person there - especially when it seems like everyone else has their mom there. I wish I could say I was over it and fine but the truth is, it's still something I struggle with and often fight back tears when I talk about it, no matter how hard I try. She's certainly very missed in my heart, but I can feel her with me sometimes.
Anyway, enough of the sobbiness. The polish I have for you today, Tuilleries, is very special because it was inspired by my mother and created by Lex Cosmetics based off my color story. I'm not sure Lex realizes how special this polish is to me, and then when I see people swatching it, it feels so special and like we're all so connected in my mom's memory although people might not know it. It's her best seller so I know a lot of people are loving this polish out there and I hope my mom is loving that as much as I do. I hope you all love it the way I do!
For my swatch here, I layered two coats of Tuilleries over American Apparel Coney Island (which Jasmine sent me off my wishlist, thank you!). Tuilleries is a little sheer on its own (I think I wore it alone once and I had no VNL at 4-5 coats) but I absolutely ADORE it over this light pink creme. I cannot think of a better way to honor my mom.
So now for all the other lovely manis for this special day - thank you to everyone who participated or even thought about it. If you want to add one a little late, I kept the Inlinkz open until February 6th so you can add your posts until then. (If you don't own Tuilleries, please feel free to post something pink, red, related to tulips, or antique - all are things my mom loved.) It means so much to me to have all your support. If any of you want to add this code to your post, it's at the very bottom after my usual signature.
Dolores participated belatedly, but it was too late to add to inlinkz, her post can be found here. Also, here's some pictures used with permission for people who participated but didn't have a blog post to link to:
|By Nicole Ghosh|
|By my IRL friend Julia|
xoxo and thinking of you, mom,
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