Hello beautiful Reader and Welcome to my little corner of the internet! Please don’t be fooled by the name of this blog, while I may speak my mind and “keep it real” I’m really a very nice girl. The name Sassy Shelly is actually inspired by my mother. If I had a dollar for everytime I heard her say “don’t sass me!”… I could buy a hell of a lot of nail polish, that’s what. =)
I’m an Army wife and mother to a beautiful little 5 year old polishaholic in the making, you may see her nails from time to time as well.
Polish is my passion, painting nails is my escape, it’s how I spend my “me time”. In fact I enjoy it so much that I wanted to share it with the world, which is why we’re here. Hopefully you like swatches and nail art because I sure do. And I like to talk/write a lot sometimes so be prepared to hear all the little details about every polish I wear along with how it makes me feel when I wear it. – I know I tend to ramble. 😉
I’ve decided I might as well share my Whole story with you, so if you want to get to know all about me and hear just how I got here go ahead and scroll down.. If not that’s ok too. Please take a look around, I hope you like what you see. My favorite part of blogging is the interaction with others who share my passion so if you’d like to leave a comment or send me an email, I’d love to hear from you. Also if you are in the Cleveland Ohio area and would like to have your nails done by me just drop me an email to set up an appointment.
I hope you enjoy my blog and that you will keep coming back. ♥ ~ Shelly
I went back and forth with myself debating about how much of my life I should share with you.. I figure I may as well be completely honest. I’d rather you know who I am and like me for me, and if you don’t like me, well that’s fine too.
I wasn’t always a nail polish addict, you could say it’s more like I traded one addiction for another.. You see the fact is, I spent 10 years of my life addicted to drugs, you name it I did it. A lot of that time was spent in and out of jails and prison. It took me a long time to hit rock bottom and make the decision to pick myself up and start over.
The first day of my life was March 29th 2010, my sobriety date. Only one month later I became pregnant with my first child. From that moment on everyday has been a blessing. My life has been better than I ever could’ve imagined. On New Year’s Day my daughter, “Little D”, was born, healthy, happy and to a drug-free mom, Thank the Lord.
Now I was a ‘stay-at-home’ mom. I adore my little girl but after about a year of doing nothing I was starting to get bored, which could really be dangerous for someone like me. Then out of the blue, nail polish sort of changed my life.. I was at the dollar store one day and decided to pick up a bottle of purple polish and a glitter nail art striper. It wasn’t my first one or anything but it was the first in years. That’s when my love affair began. I went back and bought about 20 polishes a few weeks later. I loved doing simple little designs until one day I saw a commercial for the Salon Express stamping kit and I decided to check out Amazon for a better deal.. You Know what I found there, a plethora of nail art stuff and polish that I just had to have. My eyes were opened to a whole new world! 🙂
It wasn’t long before I stumbled into this online community. Here I have met some of the most amazing women. I could not believe how caring and helpful everyone was. You welcomed me with open arms at a time when I really needed it and I couldn’t have been more grateful. I am so glad to have met all of you. I’m still astounded at the amount of new friends I’ve made and how much support I’ve received since starting my facebook page and blog. I am truly honored to be joining the ranks of so many incredibly talented artists and bloggers. You ladies mean more to me than you will ever know. ♥
So, that being said I hope you still like me.. My goal in sharing this about myself is that maybe if someone out there is in the place I was 5 years ago they can see that it is possible and that things can get better no matter how bad they may seem. Whether you’re struggling with an addiction or are close to someone who is please know, if you Ever want to talk about things please feel free to get in touch with me. I may not be a professional counselor by any means but whatever the addiction may be, I’ve been there. I’d be more than willing to give whatever advice I can or just lend a supportive ear. No one should have to go it alone.
Now, onto the Nails =) I Really hope you enjoy my little blog. I love color and glitter and I’ll be swatching lots of polish as my collection continues to grow plus I’ll try to throw in a little nail art whenever I can. I find myself learning new things and getting a little better every day.
Please feel free to comment, ask questions, give advice, whatever.. I read every comment I receive and I try to respond most of the time. I love to to hear from you guys be it via the blog, FB, IG or email, your support means the world to me. ♥ XO