First I want to thank Hannah, one of my fave YouTubers on Evebelievebeauty! She did a great job with her Pretty Polish tag so I thought I’d share my answers. These are always so much fun to watch but since I don’t do videos, I’ll have to bore you with plain ole verbiage. Try not to fall asleep! 😉
PRETTY POLISH TAG
1. When it comes to colors, are you conservative or hot mama?
I’m all over the map on this one. I may get a wild hare and bling it up with a total glitter bomb. Then the next day mute it down with a baby blue hue. Ya just never know.
2. Are you a drug store junkie or high end diva?
I am pretty much a bargain hunter. I love me some Pure Ice or Sinful Colors. Then I love nearly everything by Sally Hansen and I’m slowly working on my tiny Indie stash. L’oreal is amazing and Revlon has some pretty awesome scented polishes in their Parfumerie line. The higher end of my personal spectrum ends up with BOGOs and such with Zoya, China Glaze and OPI in my basket. I do have two Butter London minis but always looking for a sale. Sure I’ll take a Deborah Lippmann…girlfriend you want to send me one for review?! Seriously, it’s just not in my budget right now.
3. What’s your All time favorite polish to date?
If you’re talking brand, I have to throw my vote to Zoya with OPI, Sally Hansen and L’oreal running alongside.
4. What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a polish? Least?
The most I’ve ever paid, at full price, is $9-$10. That’s a rare event since I wait for sales. The least was 25 cents for a bargain bin bottle at a store closing event. But the coolest find was a 50 cent bottle of a Color Club duochrome. After seeing in on eBay for as high as $12, I’d have asked you to slap me on the noggin if I didn’t take that one home.
5. Would you consider yourself a pro painter or just an amateur?
Total amateur, rookie, noob, loser! Lol just kidding on that loser part. I’m a beginner when it comes to nail art but I do try.
6. What’s your biggest polish pet peeve?
I deplore slow drying polish. I don’t care if it smells like a chemical plant, I don’t care if it stains my nails. All fixable. But I hate spending time painting and prepping, all to have a nic or smudge even an hour later. I’m a big believer in fast dry topcoats. You bet your buttons.
7. What’s more important…top coat or base coat?
Hmmm, I forgo these both from time to time but I tend to base coat more for creating a good smooth surface. I’m loving the fact you don’t need either for textured polishes. When I’m applying heavy duty glitter, it’s Elmer’s Glue under all that shine. It’s much easier to peel it away than sit for an hour soaking in acetone.
8. Nail art- love it or leave it?
Love it. I suck at it, but I love it. I’m learning!
9. If you could design a polish, what would you name it and what would it look like?
I’m assuming this means a polish line. I love sea shells, well anything to do with the sea, the beach, etc. I love lacquer. So maybe ShellLacque. Please don’t anyone steal this in case I win the lottery and buy a warehouse, then start a company. Just kidding…not going to happen. 😉 Anyway, I love love love three particular trends right now. Textures or sandy ones in particular. I love multichromes and I am scary crazy over linear holos. My textures would have the consistency of Zoya’s Pixie Dusts but the colors would be shades of ocean blues, aquamarine, emerald, sea foam, white sand and some would have tiny holo stars and shell shape matte glitters. Oh, and one to resemble the soft blush of pink sand like they have on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. It’s a soft pink with tiny speckles of coral. How’s that for big dreams?
10. Share your best tip for the perfect manicure.
I think any manicure needs to have a smooth and healthy foundation. If it’s ridge city, you better be sporting a texture on that nail. Buff those beds girls. I promise it will make them grow!