Ahh, Jen, who runs The PolishAholic, is a total sweetheart! Seriously, I don't think I've ever run into a more generous and giving soul. If you've been reading Nightly Nails for a while, you'll know that she found me a replacement bottle of my beloved OPI Pink Me I'm Good - what a doll she is! I think she is probably the most positive person I know. She's sure been a cheerleader for me in starting over with Nightly Nails! Truly great listeners are rare, and she is one of those.
1. How long have you been blogging?
I started in April 2010!
2. What inspired you to start blogging? How did you come up with the name of your blog?
I was going through a tough time with my family, my Grandpa was sick and in and out of the hospital a lot. I would spend a lot of time there will my Grandma and was always showing her photos of my nails on my phone. She made a comment one day that I should find some way to show other people too and the blog was born! I always loved reading blogs but never thought of making my own! It was (and still is) a great escape from real life a lot of the time. The blog was originally named something horribly corny...like Jen's Nail Archive, I ended up changing the name before I actually blogged anything though. It morphed into The PolishAholic when someone told me I had an addiction to nail polish!
3. What is your favorite color? Is it your favorite polish color, as well?
I really love a nice light lavender..it calms me down! In terms of polish, green is by far my favorite! I don't actually have a lot of lavender polish since it usually makes my hands look all lobster-y!
4. Is there a polish color you won't wear?
Nope, I'll wear pretty much any color of polish. I used to really dislike everything Red and Pink but blogging has opened me up to wearing them more and I kind of love those shades now!
5. Do a lot of people offline notice your polish/nail art? What kinds of comments do you get?
Occasionally, usually only when I have some kind of nail art on or when I'm wearing like a ridiculously bright color. Usually people just stare lol. I also get a lot of people asking if my nails are real! I find that when I do some kind of stamping I get tons of people asking how I did it! I can't even count how many time I've has to describe what Konad is to people!
6. What are some of your favorite blogs? (Doesn't necessarily have to be polish related!)
I pretty much only read nail blogs..seems like us polish folks update the most so they keep my interest! I follow a lot of blogs so it's hard to narrow down my favorites but the ones I need to have blocked from my computer for costing me tons of money are: Also Known As, Glitta Gloves, Nouveau Cheap, Let Them Have Polish, The Swatchaholic and of course you...Nightly Nails which has been costing me money since the Magic Maid days!
7. What other hobbies and interests do you have outside of polish and blogging?
I'm pretty boring, I'm a big music fan and go to a fair amount of concerts. Other than that I'm pretty much a homebody, I like to go to the movies and go shopping...hang out with my dog aka I'm boring 99% of the time.
8. Tell us a bit more about yourself. Any tidbits you'd like to share!
I was a chronic nail biter for pretty much my whole life. I started wearing polish to break the habit a few years ago! In addition to nail polish I also collection No Doubt stuff. They were my obsession before nail polish lol. I have a whole wall in my room decorated with framed No Doubt concert posters!
9. What is the one beauty item you cannot live without - you won't go out of the house without using or wearing it?
Lip gloss or some kind of chap stick. It's pretty rare that I wear makeup but I've always got like 5 kinds of lip stuff in my purse and on my desk at work!
10. What is the craziest/most interesting thing you've ever done?
hmm well let's see I've sat outside in a very gross parking lot all night to get into to a concert for free. It was one of those Myspace secret shows, I think it was about 3 years ago and it was for The Offspring at my favorite tiny venue in Anaheim, CA called Chain Reaction. It was SO worth it...met awesome people in line and got to see a band I love in a very small venue they would probably never play at otherwise!
I am so glad Jen chose to showcase one of her splatter manis - this one she calls splattersaurus! Hah, awesome. She inspired me to try this method and I LOVED it. It's so much fun - and I'm a huge fail at nail art! I'm totes jealous that she got to see The Offspring in a small venue. That must have been amazing!