Saturday, August 20, 2011

With a Little Help From My Friends: SOLVEIG!

You know what, I can remember receiving comments on Magic Maid from the very beginning from Solveig. There were very few people, obviously, stumbling across my little site when I started, other than the few that followed me from YouTube. It's kind of mind boggling when you realize how long you've "known" someone! Solveig runs an absolutely lovely blog called Nailin' It. She'll mention it in her answers, but when I first met her she was living in Qatar! I was so interested to hear that. I knew she was from Norway originally, and she would mention visiting home once in a while on her blog. I think between her and Tuli, they may have been my first "overseas" readers and I was SO thrilled to be able to make friends from all over the world. Solveig strikes me as one of the most kind-hearted people I know. And she's beautiful! (I might be a tad bit prejudiced - I think all of my girlfriends are stunning.) Be aware, though, that if you start following her blog, you may end up lemming polishes you didn't even think you wanted. Perfect example of this was Chanel Peridot - I DID NOT WANT THIS. Then I read her post and drooled over her photos - she absolutely kills me!



1. How long have you been blogging?
 I've been blogging for two years.

2. What inspired you to start blogging? How did you come up with the name of your blog?
 I got hooked on nail polish when I found Karianne's blog Neglelakkmani (neglelakkmani.com) in 2009. I wanted a place to share my excitement about everything nail polish related, and so Nailin' It was born. I chose the name because I was a total newbie when I started blogging, so the blog was going to be a sort of documentation of my experiences in nail polish and nail care, hopefully "nailin' it" eventually.

3. What is your favorite color? Is it your favorite polish color, as well?
 My favorite color is pink, and I definitely have a lot of pink and purple nailpolish.

4. Is there a polish color you won't wear?
 I've tried most nail polish colors, and I love trying new and "weird" colors. However, I don't really like how turquoise and teal look on me, but I've decided to try getting used to them again. They look so pretty on other people!

5. Do a lot of people offline notice your polish/nail art? What kinds of comments do you get?
 Most people don't comment when I'm wearing a "plain" manicure, but obviously Konad and stamping manicures get a lot of attention. Most people ask if I've done it all freehand, and I've been explaining the stamping technique more times than I care to count.

6. What are some of your favorite blogs? (Doesn't necessarily have to be polish related!)
 It's hard to pick a favorite nail polish blog, because I like different aspects with each blog. Some have great swatches, others have beautiful nail art and some have interesting pictures and articles. I usually visit all the blogs in my blogroll daily, and I love each and every one of them. 

7. What other hobbies and interests do you have outside of polish and blogging?
 Other than blogging and nail polish, my hobbies are singing and knitting. I sing in a choir called Jazz√•Koret, we usually have two concerts every year, one Christmas concert and one pop-themed concert. We have so much fun, almost too much fun sometimes.

8. Tell us a bit more about yourself. Any tidbits you'd like to share!
 I'm a crazy cat lady (so is my husband, actually), and I usually have long conversations with my cat Gizmo. He replies as well, so I'm well versed in cat-speak by now.

9. What is the one beauty item you cannot live without - you won't go out of the house without using or wearing it?
 Nail polish, of course! I don't really think there's anything else I won't leave the house without. 

10. What is the craziest/most interesting thing you've ever done?
 The most interesting or crazy thing I've done is probably moving to Qatar in 2009. My husband was offered a job there, and I was very reluctant, to say the least. Luckily, I changed my mind and we decided to take the plunge and go, and I haven't regretted it a day! We stayed there for a year and a half, from January 2009 to May 2010. I think everyone should try living abroad for a while, it's such an eye-opening experience.




You know what, I'm SO glad she picked out this photo as one of her favorite manicures - this is her pink fish scale manicure and I loved this one. I think Solveig is very creative! I wish I were that talented. Another of my favorites is her Everything's Peachy manicure - so gorgeous. I would LOVE to hear her sing!

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