I found out yesterday that Marisa (MariJo) from Polish Obsession tagged me in The Nail Polish Tag!
I don’t usually participate in blog tags, but this time, I was really in the mood.
What is The Nail Polish Tag? It’s a fun little way to get to know each other. There are 10 questions that you answer. Then, you’re supposed to tag 5 other bloggers to do the same and make sure they know about it.
Since I couldn’t whittle down the tag list to just 5 bloggers, I’m tagging all of you who are reading this!
For bloggers wishing to participate, you’re supposed to save the above image so that you can use it in your blog post.
And if you don’t have a blog, I still encourage you to participate! If you want, you can copy and paste the questions (see below) and then answer them by leaving a comment on this post. It’ll be fun to get to know everyone more!
If you don’t have time to answer all of the questions, feel free to just leave a comment answering whichever ones you want.
The tag questions (well, one isn’t a question)
- How many polishes do you have?
- What is your favorite brand of nail polish?
- Do you like crackle nail polish, or do you hate it?
- What is your first nail polish brand?
- If you’re going to have a nail polish line, what are you gonna name it?
- What nail polish color does not compliment you?
- What color does compliment you?
- Who are two of your best nail art friends?
- What was the best nail polish gift you have ever received?
- Make a speech about thanking the blogger who tagged you.
If you’d like to read my answers, they’re right after the jump!
How many polishes do you have?
Currently I have 500+ bottles of nail polish. (Addicted much?)
What is your favorite brand of nail polish?
It’s impossible for me to choose a single brand of nail polish that’s my ultimate favourite. I really enjoy experimenting with colours, so I’ve dipped into many different brands to satisfy this craving.
Among my top picks, and in no particular order, are Nubar, China Glaze, and OPI. But I also enjoy wearing polishes by Cult Nails, Nfu-Oh, KleanColor, etc.
Do you like crackle nail polish, or do you hate it?
I like the look of crackle nail polish, and you can be really creative with it if you layer it over a multi-coloured base manicure. However, I feel a bit ‘crackled out’ since I got into the trend pretty early. Then I saw it explode everywhere with nearly every single polish company putting out their own collection of it. Now for a crackle manicure to get my attention, there needs to be a unique twist on it.
What is your first nail polish brand?
It might have been Max Factor or Cutex. It was my mom’s bottle of nail polish. I was in the first grade, so it was a while ago. (I’m now in the second grade. Just kidding.) I remember it was a sheer peach that was extremely frosty. Back then, I thought it was the best colour ever. My taste in nail polish has done a complete 180! (Hello, greens, anyone?)
If you’re going to have a nail polish line, what are you gonna name it?
What a dream come true to have my own nail-polish line! A name for the line would be tough to choose. It might be something like “Nailin’ the Coffin” or maybe “Nail In the Coffin” (different meanings) and the colours would consist of vampy hues, multichromes, and unconventional, murky colours.
The tagline would be about how the colours are so amazing that you’ll want to take them to the grave with you…or that it’s ’til death do you part.
What nail polish color does not compliment you?
Light Barbie-esque pinks are really unflattering on me. I keep looking for the perfect one, but so far they always make my fingers look ‘dirty’.
What color does compliment you?
Well, I wear all colours of the rainbow, but I really like the way greens and blues look on me.
Who are two of your best nail art friends?
Marta does incredible nail stamping and freehand designs, plus she photographs her manicures like a pro. And Carmela has a pretty nail shape and the williness to have fun with designs.
What was the best nail polish gift you have ever received?
I’ve been really lucky/blessed to have received many incredible nail-polish gifts from generous friends. If you twist my arm (please don’t!), forced me to choose one, and threatened the life of my bottle of Clarins 230, then I’d choose. But then you would be a really cruel person…haha!
Among the best nail-polish gifts were Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure (a polish I had trouble finding and wanted badly), Colour Alike polishes (from Poland), a really cute teeny tiny bottle with a Hello Kitty charm (what a fun novelty), and a $100 nail-polish shopping spree at Trade Secrets (my friend was so generous for that Christmas present)!
Make a speech about thanking the blogger who tagged you.
Thanks, Marisa, for tagging me! I raise my nail-polish bottle to you to show my gratitude! May you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of love and lacquer! Nailphiles like us need to stick together.
(For anyone who hasn’t seen her amazing swatches, go check out her blog. She rocks so many colours, and somehow, she’s able to make colours that would look blah on me look so decadent on her.)
That was fun! Now it’s your turn!