It’s been a while, my dear readers, almost three months. After almost four years of blogging, I have now learned that it’s ok to question your posts, to wonder if they have become too repetitive or too boring. It’s ok to take some time to think, to have massive brainstorming sessions and conversations with your troubled and somewhat confused brain, to think about quitting without really having the intention to do so, to sit, breathe and regroup, to get ready and start doing it all over again. When I started Sweet n’raw, it was the only project I had going on in my life. Then came the freelancing and while that was happening (still is) my second baby started taking form. That baby is about to hatch from an egg I’ve been brooding like the hell of a nurturing mother hen that I am (that nurturing quality of mine is reserved to projects and puppies… Little persons, not so much).
My second project, which will be revealed soon enough, also made it hard for me to juggle the blog and my upcoming project. I couldn’t quite figure out how to separate one from the other until I understood that it wasn’t about separating, it was all about combining and that’s exactly what I did. I am armed and ready to start with the new and improved Sweet n’raw. That’s why I wanted to to kick things off with one of my favorite quotes of all-time, a quote about new beginnings, about chances, about Fall. From the talented Mr. Scott Fitzgerald:
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall”.
And since today marks the first day of Fall, let’s start fresh, let’s start all over again. Welcome back my sweet readers, it’s always a pleasure to draw and publish only for you!
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!
Good morning, my sweet readers! It’s been a while since our last Nail Files post so it’s only fair to publish one right now. I’ve had this sitting in the oven for some time. Right now I am leaving for a mountain holiday with my bf’s family, I have my posts armed and ready, so I won’t leave you without reading material (I promise). For all you nail enamel addicts, here it is, wild and fun: THE JUNGLE BOOK!
SEE YA LATER, ALLIGATOR!
THE SCARLET MACAW
GEOFFREY THE GIRAFFE
I woke up today with just one thought, of December is here (God, time really flies by so quickly) and you know what that means, right? Christmas is just around the corner! As presents to buy begin to pile up and Holiday parties begin to fill almost every slot in our calendar, a couple (or a lot) of gift ideas are always welcome. Last year, Sweet n’raw posted a four part guide based on personality: for the hopeless romantic, for the city girl, for the party princess and more. This year, we are going all out, a personality inspired gift guide with three options: the splurge, the spend and the save (even if we wanted, not everyone can get a $2000 Antigona bag from Givenchy). So if you are still pondering what to give to your perky colleague for your office’s Secret Santa, if you have run out of ideas on what to give to your picky sister, if your friend asked you not to spend so much this year and you need something cheap yet beautiful, I have just what you need.
The perfect dress for New Year’s Eve? The nail polish combo that doesn’t cost much but will definitely make someone happy? The statement necklace that looks like a million bucks even though you only payed a couple? I’ve got all of that and more.
Check back during the next few days, before you head out the door, armed and ready, with your credit cards in hand!
Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
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