Why do you blog about nail polish?
I started blogging for a hobby, never guessing it would turn into such a big part of my life. Color has always been important to me and even though I'm not adventurous fashion-wise, I can wear any color imaginable on my nails and I always feel fierce. Blogging about nail polish is helpful to others so they can see what a color looks like on the nail vs. in the bottle, helping them make decisions on what to buy. I also love meeting others who have similar interests and blogging has become a fantastic avenue for that.
Are your nails real?
Yes. I used to get acrylic tips years and years ago, but they were too expensive and damaging. I do try to keep my nails a nice medium length as I believe it looks nice on camera, but they vary some. I keep them strong with Bliss Kiss Pure Nail Oil.
What top and base coat do you use?
I have been using Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat for a few months and it's my absolute favorite! Seche Vite is also one I use frequently, mostly if I want my manicure to have a thicker, more gel-like coating. With base coats, I go the rounds and have used a million different ones. My go-to has always been Orly Bonder. Check out my post on my nail care essentials!
What camera do you use?
I have a Sony DSC-H55. I prefer to take photos in the sunlight, but when this is not possible I use a daylight lamp indoors.
How do you paint your nails?
Practice makes perfect! Here are links to some great tutorials: Lacquerized: How I Paint My Nails, Lacquerized: Clean Up in 6 Easy Steps.
What is your favorite brand of polish?
I love them all, but some of my top fav. brands are: OPI, Rescue Beauty Lounge, BB Couture, Essie, Zoya, and Misa. A lot of the indie brands out there are awesome too! I love Hare Polish and KBShimmer.
Do you have a favorite color?
I would say my favorite color is hot coral, and I had the opportunity to create my own nail polish color with Rescue Beauty Lounge called Kellie Gonzo! It's a bright coral with orange glitter and silver flakes.
How many bottles of polish do you have?
I would rather not venture to guess...but it's a lot! I have five helmers almost full and a zillion bottles sitting on my desk and dresser waiting to be used, swatched or sorted into a drawer.
Why don't you do nail art?
Simply because I suck at it. I adore nail art on others, but sadly cannot accomplish a simple polka dot pattern on my own nails. I have a huge Pinterest board full of inspiring nail art though!