Monday, September 14, 2009

Just for fun...


I'm getting lazy with the swatches I know, but in my defense I'm tied up with some back to school stuff and getting grant applications out of the way. I've also spent the weekend playing soccer (badly) so my nails, while painted, aren't getting their usual loving care. All will be back to normal soon (I hope).

In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to ask our readers a few nail polish related personality questions. Hopefully some of you play along! :)

Who are you?
What do you do/how do you spend your days?
How long have you been wearing nail polish?
Do you keep your nails long or short?
Do you do your own nails?
What do you do while your polish is drying?
Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone?

FAVOURITES
Brand(s):
Polish remover:
Basecoat:
Topcoat:
Colo(u)r(s):
Finish:
Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.):
Go to colour for cheering you up:
Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment:
Work appropriate manicure:
Manicure tool you can't live without:

Polish trend you'd love to see back:
Polish trend you wish would die:

Share a home mani tip!

Thanks!
-mKat


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9 comments:

Adrienne said...

I know I'm not a visitor per say.. lol But I'm bored and don't want to go to bed yet!

Who are you? Adrienne!
What do you do/how do you spend your days? Recently.. applying to jobs and studying for the GMATs :( no fun at all
How long have you been wearing nail polish? I've always polished my nails, but not totally into my nails until this March.
Do you keep your nails long or short? I grow them out until I can no longer stand it.. and then I just file them back down. So i don't really keep them a certain length
Do you do your own nails? Yes!
What do you do while your polish is drying? Surf the internet, watch movies/tv
Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone? lol nope

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): Orly, Misa
Polish remover: Pink stuff from Sally's
Basecoat: at the moment.. Nubar NuNails only because it has stopped my peelies
Topcoat: Nubar Diamont
Colo(u)r(s): Purple, I will always love purple
Finish: CREMEEEEEEES
Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): none :( I'm not that talented
Go to colour for cheering you up: Misa Happy Happy :)
Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: Red.. I always think red is a super sexy color
Work appropriate manicure: OPI Get me to the taj on time or Essie Jackie oh my
Manicure tool you can't live without: THINNER is that a tool??? I don't use tools except for my crystal file

Polish trend you'd love to see back: Not sure what the trends are honestly......
Polish trend you wish would die: Really poorly done fake acrylics *cringe*

Myrna said...
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Myrna said...

Reposted because I can't spell at night!

Who are you? Myrna
What do you do/how do you spend your days? I play with 4 kids(mine)
How long have you been wearing nail polish? all my life -- but really seriously for about 4 months. Poor husband!
Do you keep your nails long or short? As long as I can get them to be!
Do you do your own nails? yep. BUT, sometime my little girls will do them for me ;)
What do you do while your polish is drying? Watch TV with my honey
Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone? Yep. I'm a big dork. I've even had it match my undies!

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): ChG, OPI, Sinful
Polish remover: Sallys acetone
Basecoat: Nail Life
Topcoat: SV
Colo(u)r(s): Blues, greens -- anything my 2 boys can get on board with! Then I make them sparkle with glitter!
Finish: glitter!
Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): Konad
Go to colour for cheering you up: I love the ChG kaleidoscope collection!
Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: glossy and red
Work appropriate manicure: I stay home with 4 kids -- I can get away with anything!
Manicure tool you can't live without: Cuticle creams -- I love CND Eraser and Lemony Flutter by Lush.

Polish trend you'd love to see back: really cheap nail polish -- like when OPI was under $5.
Polish trend you wish would die: not sure! I just do what I like!

skgoh said...

Who are you? I'm a PhD student in English Lit and I waste my time browsing NP blogs instead of writing my dissertation... Damn.
What do you do/how do you spend your days? See above.
How long have you been wearing nail polish? For a year or so.
Do you keep your nails long or short? Yes. I can't type if they're too long. And I have pathetically thin and feeble toenails that split and peel all the time.
Do you do your own nails? Most of the time. I go for pedis occationally.
What do you do while your polish is drying? Surf nail polish blogs!
Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone? Er, no.

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): OPI, ChG, Orly.
Polish remover: Orly Acetone-free NP remover
Basecoat: Qtica
Topcoat: Seche Vite
Colo(u)r(s): Greens and blues
Finish: As shiny as possible. I don't get the matte and suede thing.
Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): Nail art, when I get a pedi. I couldn't do one myself.
Go to colour for cheering you up: ChG Watermelon Rind
Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: ??
Work appropriate manicure: OPI Barefoot in Barcelona
Manicure tool you can't live without: Nail file

Polish trend you'd love to see back: Crackle!
Polish trend you wish would die: Matte. Sorry.

Inbal said...

nice! I love answering this :-)
Who are you? Inbal

What do you do/how do you spend your days? I'm a graphic designer, working from home but looking for a job in a studio.

How long have you been wearing nail polish? on and off since I was 14. I'm 37 now... but the blogging and addiction is quite new - since this summer began.

Do you keep your nails long or short? short.

Do you do your own nails? Yes!

What do you do while your polish is drying? Surf the internet, watch movies/tv (thanks Adrienne for answering this for me LOL)

Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone? my car yes - it's gold, my cell phone is boring black - also got a black polish...

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): Chic (Israeli brand), orly, WnW

Polish remover: some local drug store brand...

Basecoat: nail-tek

Topcoat: Chic fast dry

Colo(u)r(s): Purple, blue, green, red

Finish: glitters :-)

Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): sometimes... not very often

Go to colour for cheering you up: chic No. 130 - holo glitters.

Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: Red..(thanks Adrienne again)

Work appropriate manicure: anything. never avoided a color that I wanted because of work.

Manicure tool you can't live without: crystal file

Polish trend you'd love to see back: don't know

Polish trend you wish would die: very long and decorated acrilic nails. it's not my style...

Regine said...

Who are you? I'm Regine

What do you do/how do you spend your days? I'm a fitness instructor but I have two other jobs on top of that, so I spend my days working.

How long have you been wearing nail polish? Since I was 16.

Do you keep your nails long or short? Definitely short. I don't want to get my nails ripped off when working out. Besides I think they're more versatile and that I can get away with any color I want that way.

Do you do your own nails? Yes, it's fun!

What do you do while your polish is drying? Watch TV, browse polish blogs and MUA.

Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone? Nope.

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): OPI and Jessica.
Polish remover: I can never fnd one I like here in Norway :(

Basecoat: Dior Base Coat. Great stuff, totally worth the price!

Topcoat: Nubar Diamond and ChG Fast Forward even though it smells terribly.

Colo(u)r(s): Purple, navy, black and now greens too.

Finish: Glittery shimmers!

Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): I don't like any.

Go to colour for cheering you up: CC electronica

Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: Hmmm

Work appropriate manicure: Orly Bon Bon

Manicure tool you can't live without: I don't know the name in English but it's that thing that cuts and removes dead tissue and your cuticles.


Polish trend you'd love to see back: I want everyone to wear color and not being afraid by it. I want women to take care of their nails. Don't be afraid of color, people!

Polish trend you wish would die: Fake nails, acrylics, French mani/pedi. So boring.


Share a home mani tip!
This is something I discovered by accident when boiling water. I had lacquered one nail with a new color I'd bought, and when checking the water, the steam made the finish matte in a satin way.

D:) said...

I thought I would participate!

Who are you? D:) - fellow PoP blogger
...spend your days? Doing research for a couple professors.
...wearing nail polish? Forever.
...long or short? Short-ish.
...do your own nails? Of course.
...while your polish is drying? Computer.
...matched your car, computer or cell phone? I have proudly never owned a car. My computer is white and my cell is silver - so it happens all the time!

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): Zoya, CG, Brucci

Polish remover: EVERYDAY - Zoya Remove; GLITTER - 100% Acetone; STAINED CUTICLES - One of those oil based removers

Basecoat: Lippmann Rehydrating Basecoat + Orly bonder. I am VERY VERY HAPPY w/ this.

Topcoat: Seche Vite. I am thoroughly underwhelmed. Next up - Lippmann's Addicted to Speed.

Colo(u)r(s): Purple!!!

Finish: Jelly, Milky Sheer, Creme

Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): Generally... not my thing at all. You'll probably never see me do it on the site.

Go to colour for cheering you up: Neon fuchsia.

Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: Red jelly. Every time.

Work appropriate manicure: Vamps, nudes, all milky sheers.

Manicure tool you can't live without: Cotton pads!

Polish trend you'd love to see back: Black. I think it should just become a classic.

Polish trend you wish would die: Lol where to begin. Most nail art sorry to say, dark green (omg Zulu was a great color, all these copycats are not), acrylics, french mani/pedi (die already), holos (i'm sneaking this one in. i'm sick of em! sacrilege i know)

Tip - I don't have one that you ladies don't already know! You probably told me about it!

augusta said...

Who are you? augusta

What do you do/how do you spend your days? i'm a student who is currently not in school.

How long have you been wearing nail polish? i started wearing it before i was in high school- but i didn't wear it as often as i do now.

Do you keep your nails long or short? i keep em short. long nails (at least for me) collect dirt and pose as a potential risk for poking my eyes out,lol.

Do you do your own nails? yes. i've gotten my nails done professionally twice.

What do you do while your polish is drying?usually nothing, i don't wanna run the risk of nicking my freshly polished tips.

Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone?no,no and no

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): orly, zoya, sinful

Polish remover:pink stuff from the dollar store (acetone free)

Basecoat: opi natural nail basecoat

Topcoat:orly glosser

Colo(u)r(s): my favorite color is purple, particularly aubergine/eggplant.

Finish: cremes and jellies

Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): i dont do nail art. i am considering buying some konad plates so i can make simple designs like houndstooth, or plaid or something, nothing tooo fancy.

Go to colour for cheering you up:any bright,vibrant color. something that i wouldn't wear if i had to drive or required my undivided attention.

Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: . i only own one red polish- i dont' even like that one. i haven't found a un-vampy red that looks good with my skintone. so, no, i dont have a "sexy" style/finish/treatment.

Work appropriate manicure: any boring color in the taupe or mauve family,lol

Manicure tool you can't live without: nail polish remover, cuticle pusher and a nail trimmer to keep my nails short.

Polish trend you'd love to see back: hmmm, it's not so much of a trend as a product. covergirl came out with crackle-a nail polish that cracked once it dried. i owned a couple of bottles in high school, but threw them away when they started to get too thick. i didn't know about nail polish thinner back then. i rue the day i disposed of those treasures, : (

Polish trend you wish would die: i don't like french manicures. i also don't understand the appeal of a french pedicure, they look weird.

i don't have any nail tips that you guys haven't already heard

mKat said...

Figured I should answer this myself.. LOL

Who are you? Ren/Kat Renkat! :P

What do you do/how do you spend your days?
Right now...writing grant applications and being driven crazy by the first month of grad school. Two weeks ago? Swatching nail polish and playing video games.

How long have you been wearing nail polish?
For years! (Only started following blogs in the past couple of months. I started following makeup blogs/vloggers about 1.5 yrs ago.)

Do you keep your nails long or short?
Both. I chopped them down recently because my hand collided with my filing cabinet, but there's usually length to them.

Do you do your own nails?
Yes. I've had acrylics only 3 or 4 times in my life and while I love the look of them, they're expensive, often bad for my nails and unnecessary (for me). Plus there's always the risk of infection etc.

What do you do while your polish is drying?
Watch TV, sleep (very carefully!) and I've even played video games.

Has your polish ever matched your car, computer or cell phone?
I have never owned a car but my ManGlaze in Fuggen Ugly (with topcoat) is pretty close to the gunmetal shade of my bf's car...which is also "mine" according to him.

FAVOURITES
Brand(s): China Glaze

Polish remover: Whatever is cheap... I have no loyalty.

Basecoat: I don't use one

Topcoat: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails with Nylon clear polish (no. 95)

Colo(u)r(s): I love blue everything but lately I've been a sucker for green.

Finish: creme

Nail art (decals, konad, air brushing etc.): I love sticker decals. (Classy ones, of course!) Konad, when it's co-operating is lovely as well.

Go to colour for cheering you up: not sure I have one. Some shades of fuschia, perhaps.

Go to "sexy" style/finish/treatment: French manicure LOL... no seriously, dark vampy, jelly cremes.

Work appropriate manicure: I'm a grad student...nothing is inappropriate LOL

Manicure tool you can't live without: metal nail file

Polish trend you'd love to see back: I've only paid attention to trends very recently. I'm not a trendy person.

Polish trend you wish would die: "Ghettoes"

Share a home mani tip!
I use the tip of a metal nail file to "drop" remover onto my skin/into the space between my nail and my skin to remove excess polish.

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