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 Duri Rejuvacote.
What top and base coat do you use?
I have been using Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat for about a month and a half, it's a-mah-zing! Seche Vite is also one I use frequently, mostly if I want my polish to have a thicker more gel-like coating. Base coats, I go the rounds and use a million different ones. Favorites would be Famous Names Lumos bottom coat, Rescue Beauty Lounge Base Coat, and Orly Bonder.
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, and even then everyone can use a little help. Here are links to some great tutorials: http://www.lacquerized.com/2010/05/how-to-how-i-paint-my-nails.html, http://www.lacquerized.com/2010/02/clean-up-in-6-easy-steps.html.
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 China Glaze. A lot of the indie brands out there are awesome too.
Do you have a favorite color?
I would say my favorite color is hot coral, and I just had the opportunity to create my own nail polish color with Rescue Beauty Lounge called Kellie Gonzo and 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.
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 :(