Sunday, November 16, 2014

Coming back to life....

Hello Polish Ninja fans!!

Long time no post!! Well my life took a pretty upside down turn a year and a half ago. I tried to keep everything going during that time but after awhile it was too much. They say there are 4 events in your life that can be the most emotionally devastating to endure. I went through 3 of these events simultaneously and they lasted for months and months and months with no end in sight for quite awhile.

For the curious folks out there, I had the company I worked for announce a merger, which for while meant I had no idea if I would continue to be employed or not. When details were sorted out, it meant not only a job change for me but also a move to another state, all while battling through an ugly divorce that started before the merger announcement! Thankfully I am now moved, somewhat settled into my new home in a new state (hello Florida sunshine!)....getting settled into my new job role in my day job and the divorce is finally, FINALLY final! The last piece was the hardest to endure and there were honestly days I wondered if I would live to see the end of it! Thankfully I am on my way back to looking forward to a normal life!!!

Those that know me well know that I am the eternal optimist and carry around a very positive, bubbly attitude. During this dark time in my life I tried in many ways to keep this but was not always successful. I really don't want to go into all of the dark, grisly details of what I went through. Just please know that I am getting stronger every day and little by little I am finding my true self again. I am finally free of the abusive chains that had held me down for far too many years and the real me, the REAL Rhonni is finally free to be herself! I love being me :)

I wanted to give a huge thank you to all of my blog followers as well as my customers/fans of Ninja Polish as well. Those of you that have shown me such amazing support even through my darkest times are just incredible. You have no idea how much even the smallest words of support and encouragement meant to me during that time and still now. Sometimes the shortest, simplest word of support would have me in tears of thankfulness that day. I needed those desperately during my healing.

I also wanted to give a huge apology to everyone that was put on the back burner during this part in my life. During the dark time I could not handle even the slightest conflict or even the *thought* of potential conflict. It is a strange thing to try to describe to anyone who hasn't been there. I lost close "friends" through this who did not understand the state of emotion I was living in, a dark hole that I am thankful they never had to experience in order to understand. I remember being told that it just seemed like I was burying my head in the sand and refusing to deal with things....there was truth to that however the refusal to deal directly with some things was for my own emotional well being...I tried to find solutions and help to keep things going, but the help I needed was not there in many ways and I finally had to close...I know I should have closed earlier than I did, which many folks told me. I just loved my business so much that the thought of it going away was devastating and it still crushes my heart to think it is closed.

Through this time I also discovered friends that were far more amazing and supportive than I ever thought. True friends came to light while the fair-weather-friends have been weeded out.

Polish is one of my passions and I love it. I miss Ninja Polish desperately and I miss making polish. I know the polish world is wondering if Ninja Polish is coming back and I don't have that answer for you yet. I want to, yes, but there are necessary changes and tying of loose ends that are required before I can start on that commitment again. I am trying to work on those changes, loose ends, remaining responsibilities that were left for me to deal with not to mention rebuilding a new website basically from scratch. I am hopeful things will work out but the necessary T's and I's must be crossed and dotted before I can move forward.

For now I am going to try to blog occasionally to ease my way back into my passion. I have loads of extra polish in my stash I will be destashing via mystery bags, so keep you eyes peeled for that. What is left from the Ninja Inventory is in on hold until those T's and I's are crossed. Lots of Ninja debt to take care of with that inventory before I can rebuild, but I gotta get those T's and I's crossed before I can even start doing that. We will see how things unfold in the future.

Thank you again for all of your amazing support. I love you all!!!
xoxoxoxo
~Rhonni

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Little Lazies everywhere! - NPR

Lil' Jack
Not polish related but completely adorable. I simply had to do another blog post about my Little Lazies. I am completely and utterly addicted to these! Kim over at The Ides of Polish got me hooked on these last year and I just haven't stopped buying them (or getting them as gifts!)! You can see my original post here after I'd gotten my first ones. I wanted to show you how my Little Lazy family has multiplied!

Make sure and click to view the rest of the post and loads more pictures below...you know how wordy I get ;)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

China Glaze Texture collection

China Glaze Texture collection

China Glaze Textured Collection
This post will be short and sweet since I know you are here to see pictures. I'll give an overall statement about the formula. These went on pretty easily, I had no issues. After I got the hang of the application I could get perfect coverage in just one coat, which is what I recommend for the best texture look. Since I just got these and just swatched them, I don't know how the wear is on them. I would imaging it is similar to the other textures. I'll be doing a comparison post on MANY brands of textured polishes as soon as my Milani collection arrives.

Read more by clicking below!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ninja Polish Celebratory Giveaway! EPIC!!

Ninja Polish Celebratory Giveaway!

There are SO many things to celebrate, I'll keep this short and sweet and get on with the giveaway.

Today was our 1 year anniversary of the opening of my store NinjaPolish.com. I'm very pleased with what we have accomplished in this short year since we quietly came onto the scene with ground breaking low prices on incredible international polishes, lightening fast shipping and top notch customer service. Pricing so groundbreaking and affordable that it forced other etailers to lower their prices for everyone as well! (you're welcome everyone!) Some healthy competition and alternate choices is beneficial for customers all around :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

NerdLacquer The Ring

Ok so I know I said that I thought The Eye was going to be my favorite from NerdLacquer's new Lord of the Rings collection ...BUT.....I did say I hadn't tried the last one. This one has won me over. The Ring, or as I like to call it 'My Precious' is an amazing gold polish that seriously looks like someone cast gold on my nails....I kinda want to shove them into a fire to see if Elven writing appears....but I think I won't :P I just can't even begin to describe this one. You just need it, that is all.

Now if you are wondering about how to get a hold of this, and her others, she is reopening her shop up tomorrow (www.NerdLacquer.com) at 2pm Central standard time.....give or take ;) Now don't lose hope if you don't get any at her launch tomorrow, because www.NinjaPolish.com will be getting theirs soon! That also includes our exclusives :) Our site is already setup to prevent cart jacking so if you are able to get it in your cart, you don't have to panic while checking out :) We will be getting the listings up for her new collection over the weekend so you can start signing up for Stock Notifications :)



NerdLacquer The Ring
Lord of the Rings collection


NerdLacquer The Eye

NerdLacquer The Eye is the 2nd on her new Lord of the Rings collection. This one so far is my favorite but i haven't tried on the last one yet. This one is an amazing firery red/orange jelly that is opaque in 2 coats. It is sprinkled with plenty of various sized glitters in both hex and squares with an occasional black hex in to accent your nails. This was an instant favorite for me and it applied SO easily.

Now if you are wondering about how to get a hold of this, and her others, she is reopening her shop up tomorrow (www.NerdLacquer.com) at 2pm Central standard time.....give or take ;) Now don't lose hope if you don't get any at her launch tomorrow, because www.NinjaPolish.com will be getting theirs soon! That also includes our exclusives :) Our site is already setup to prevent cart jacking so if you are able to get it in your cart, you don't have to panic while checking out :) We will be getting the listings up for her new collection over the weekend so you can start signing up for Stock Notifications :)

NerdLacquer The Eye from the Lord of the Rings collection

Friday, February 15, 2013

NerdLacquer "The Dwarf Breathes So Loud We Could Have Shot Him In The Dark"TDBSLWCHSHITD

Welcome back NerdLacquer! With the return of NerdLacquer she also brings with her a new collection honoring one of my favorite obsessions...Lord of the Rings! Oh yes, my Precious, I'm a nut over the books and the movies!

This first polish is called, are you ready for this??? ........"The Dwarf Breathes So Loud We Could Have Shot Him In The Dark"....and for the sake of small labels, she has abbreviated it as TDBSLWCHSHITD.....tee hee......she said shit.....lolol.

Ok so the polish. The base is a pea green, as I would describe it. And it is a bit of a crelly (creme/jelly). More creamy than jelly, but you get the idea. It has various sizes of hex and square glitters in there. The finished mani is below!

Now if you are wondering about how to get ahold of this, and her others, she is reopening her shop up tomorrow (www.NerdLacquer.com) at 2pm Central standard time.....give or take ;) Now don't lose hope if you don't get any at her launch tomorrow, because www.NinjaPolish.com will be getting theirs soon! That also includes our exclusives :) Our site is already setup to prevent cart jacking so if you are able to get it in your cart, you don't have to panic while checking out :) We will be getting the listings up for her new collection over the weekend so you can start signing up for Stock Notifications :)

Without further ado, the pics!

NerdLacquer
The Dwarf Breathes So Loud We Could Have Shot Him In The Dark
(abbv to TDBSLWCHSHITD)
Lord of the Rings Collection

Valentine Conversation Hearts

Happy Valentine's day everyone!!! I saw a mani from Leslie and loved it....I tried to recreate it alas I did not have any luck getting the hearts to cooperate...so....I switched it up a bit!! Everything I used is listed below :)

Valentine's Conversation Hearts mani

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pantone Universe + Sephora

Today I am pleased to bring you some polishes that I had on my wish list for awhile. I was fortunate enough to get the entire collection from Sephora on sale, plus 20% off...woot!

So today I bring you the Pantone Universe + Sephora polishes! I also picked up a nice mini trio set as well! 

I will give you an overall statement about the formula, I did find them a little on the thicker side. I had a  little trouble a few times but overall i liked these :)

        Pantone Universe + Sephora Parachute Purple
Pantone Universe + Sephora Parachute Purple 11mL

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Recent Hauls and Gifts (major pic heavy)

So I was just trying to wrap my head around how much polish I've bought and received in swaps recently. I did a couple secret santas, foreign swaps and such. So I spent the day taking pics of my recent loot, now I know that I haven't captured everything here. So as I'm organizing my new melmers later I might add some to the post :P

 Kiko holographics were a wonderful surprise from my darling friend T

This blingy turtle and fabulous ring, gifts from my secret santa Dema....this ring means so much to me...i can't thank her enough!!