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 acrylics years and years ago, but they were very expensive and really damaging. I try to keep my nails a nice medium length as I believe it looks best on camera, but they vary often. I keep them healthy with Bliss Kiss Pure Nail Oil.
What top and base coat do you use?
My favorite topcoats are KBShimmer Clearly On Top and Glisten & Glow HK Girl. With base coats, I go the rounds and have used a million different ones. Right now I'm loving SuperChic Lacquer Bring It On. Check out this post on my updated nail care essentials!
What camera do you use?
I have a Sony DSC-H55. I prefer to take photos in the sunlight so I usually only swatch on the weekends, weather permitting.
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 a few of my top mainstream brands are OPI, China Glaze, Essie, and Zoya. A lot of the indie brands out there are seriously amazing too! Some favorites are KBShimmer, Pretty Serious Cosmetics, Different Dimension and Glam Polish.
Do you have a favorite color?
I would say my favorite color is coral. I actually had the opportunity to create my own nail polish color with Rescue Beauty Lounge called Kellie Gonzo! It's a bright pinky coral with orange glitter and silver bits. It is unfortunately retired now, as is the brand. Maybe I'll get to make a collab shade again one day!
How many bottles of polish do you have?
I would rather not venture to guess...but it's a lot! I have one 9-drawer Alex, five Helmers, two Melmers and overflow seeping into at least one of my dresser drawers... But hey at least it's not crack! (Say no to drugs kids.)
Why don't you do nail art?
Because I suck at it haha! 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!