Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Nail Polish Blogger Connection Link Up

On the first of February I became a part of the Facebook group called The Nail Polish Blogger Connection, and already it's been one of best things I've done to learn and grow as a blogger. They have created a Inlinkz for members of the group to post a little bit about themselves and their blogs, and I have joined to link up with other bloggers and to share a little bit about myself below.

Galaxy Nails with No7 In The Stars and Orly Goth

What is the focus of your blog?
As a new blog and relatively new polish addict, I am going to say that my focus is about trying new things: new or new-to-me polishes, nail art, nail accessories such as decals, nail shapes, really anything that piques my interest.  As I am in my beginnings there is a lot for me to try, and as I learn and grow as a blogger I do feel the blog naturally focusing on what I like best, which lately is about what I am doing best: stamping! Very exciting for me because after a bunch of trial and error I just figured out how to do it right. Yippee!

What made you start blogging?
After delving into the world of polish, I naturally began taking pictures of my nail work.  I had thoughts about blogging yet I was never satisfied with my photos.  The day I had good shots of my nails was the day that I started this blog, literally!

What other blogs were/are inspirational to you?
There are many, many blogs that I follow and aspire to be of their caliber, I can't possibly name them all without fear of leaving some out!  But if I had to name three that come to mind that first reeled me in I would say: Scrangie, where I first started looking at and becoming obsessed with swatches; Lucy's Stash, whose exquisitely long and perfect nails and art kept me coming back for more; and Very Emily, whose lovely swatches helped me burn a hole in my wallet, and has absolutely one of my favorite blog designs.
What advice would you give to someone just starting a nail blog?
 Don't give up. It may seem like you are talking to thin air for months and months (any maybe even a year or more...but I hope not!). Work on developing a routine, good content, and staying social with fellow bloggers by actively commenting and joining groups (like this one!) and you will get your foot in the door. 
What is your polish Holy Grail (deliberately left vague...)
I'm going to interpret this as the one thing polish-related that I couldn't live without, and without a doubt the one product that changed my nail life is Bliss Kiss Pure Nail Oil. I have been meaning to write a review on it, but to summarize it has drastically improved the strength and flexibility of my nails, repaired the condition of my cuticles, and given me great nail length. Fun fact: I have bad outdoor allergies, and during the thick of allergy season when I get hives around my eyes, applying Bliss Kiss on them actually helps them heal!

What else would you like to share about your blog?
Not much, just NAILS! lol. Other than blogging I am most active on Instagram, where I share additional nail-related photos not posted to the blog, as well as a few photos/videos of my favorite fur baby Baltic.

To end, can you share some links to posts that you're especially proud of?
Zig Zag Nail Art with KBShimmer Polishes and Nail Vinyls

Glitter Christmas Trees with Essie Luminously Luxe Holiday Minis

Color Club Neon Skittle with Butterfly Water Decals

Valentine's Day Stamping Part 2: Dance Legend Termo Shine No. 179

The ULTIMATE NAIL CARE GUIDE Chapter 1: 10 Steps to the Best Cuticles You've Ever Had

Thank you so much for reading and don't forget to check out the other wonderful bloggers in the link up below!


  1. Ohmygerd Baltic is adorable!!! I'm very happy to have found your blog and am now off to peruse your older posts, especially that stunning galaxy mani :)

  2. Baltic is such a big ball of fluffy love. Excited to have you visiting my blog thank you thank you!

  3. Yay for another Bay Area blogger buddy! Happy to meet you!