The title says it all really. The title and the date of my last post: 17 July. Yep, it's been a while.
We've had a lot going on at Miss Ashleigh HQ lately and we have a lot planned for the upcoming months, so I wanted to take a moment to step back, take a breath and have a little one-sided virtual chat with you guys.
First up, let me say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support with the Wave of Polish charity auction for SANDS Australia. I know I have said thank you a few times on Facebook but hey, here I am saying it again. Pregnancy and infant loss is something that has affected people close to me, but until I was contacted by the wonderful Theresa (who organised the charity auction) I didn't realise how many other people had been affected by this kind of loss as well. The facts are that 'each year in Australia, approximately 150,000 couples experience reproductive loss; about 147,000 experience a miscarriage, 1,750 babies are stillborn and about 850 babies die in the first 28 days after birth'. When I read this information for the first time on the SANDS website (www.sands.org.au), I was shocked. I am so proud of everyone who has got behind this cause either by sharing the information, painting their nails pink or blue as part of 'wave of polish' or bidding on our auction polishes - you have made a tremendous effort and I now put my perfectly manicured paws together and together again and together again in quick succession to applaud you. Thank you!
You also may or may not have seen on one of our social media mediums (even I lose track of them sometimes) that Miss Ashleigh has now officially launched in Norway! Which means we are now officially international, and we are now officially (or unofficially) awesome. We are so happy that Wenche from Norway Nails - www.norwaynails.com - has decided to take us onboard. We realise that the retail costs for Norway orders + shipping costs are still not practical for everyone, rest assured we are still finalising a few more international stockists, which will hopefully make Miss Ashleigh more accessible for all of you.
In terms of what we have planned for you over the next few months, the most obvious is a summer collection. It is in the works, we are sure you will love it and we are hopefully to have sneak peeks available for you soon. We are also thinking about refreshing our look a little, but no more on that just yet!
Don't forget when you are sharing your Miss Ashleigh mani's to #missashleigh so that we can see them and share them in our Customer View Facebook album. And if you have a question or a blog topic you'd like to see us address, drop us a comment on here or on our Facebook page!