When did you start doing more complex nail art?
“I started about when I was in sixth grade, so like 12.”
Why did you start?
“I started because my aunt is a cosmetologist and I always loved it when she would do my nails with cool designs and I wanted to try.”
Was there anyone or anything that inspired you to start?
“My aunt inspired me because I wanted to be like her and be able to do what she does.”
Is there anything in particular that you pull inspiration from to paint?
“Sometimes I paint my nails to do with the holidays that are coming up but other than that, there’s not really anything in particular.”
How many colors of nail polish do you have?
“I have way too many colors to even attempt to count.”
Do you have a favorite brand and why?
“My favorite brand is probably OPI just because that is what my aunt uses and it has never failed me.”
Do you have a least favorite brand and why?
“I don’t have a brand that I would say I don’t like really because I do try new brands all the time, but most that I pick out generally work pretty well.”
Are there any special tools you consider a must have when painting your nails?
“I would say my must have tools are a paper towel for mess ups, my design brushes for detailing, and my dryer just because it moves things along faster.”
What was the hardest part about starting to paint more complex nail art?
“The hardest thing had to be going from drawing designs on paper, to drawing them on nails because of the size difference.”
Do you have a favorite nail art design to paint on your nails?
“I wouldn’t say that I have a favorite design to do on my own nails because I switch it up every time I paint them.”
How often do you change up the design?
“I change up the design every time I do my nails which is every couple weeks generally, but sometimes more often depending on how eager I am to do them.”
Do you have any tips for anyone looking to start painting more complex nail art?
“The only advice I would have would be is if you want to try it, go for it. You can only get better with practice.”