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 some of my top mainstream brands are: OPI, China Glaze, and Zoya. A lot of the indie brands out there are seriously amazing too! Some favorites are KBShimmer, Pretty Serious Cosmetics, SuperChic Lacquer 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 sold out and retired now. 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 five helmers, two melmers and overflow seeping into at least one of my dresser drawers... But hey at least it's not crack ;)
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!