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All Lacquered Up Feature

By on June 30, 2007
in Nocti, Zoya

Art of Beauty, makers of Zoya, Qtica and Nocti products, featured All Lacquered Up in their July/August Salon & Spa magazine. Check it out!

Name: Michelle
Role: Nail polish blogger — “All Lacquered Up”
A nail polish collector that reports on the latest nail news, trends and products.

Q. What made you decide to start a nail polish blog?
A. As a nail polish fanatic, I’m always searching the web for news and information about the industry and new products. I felt that in the world of beauty and fashion blogs there wasn’t a central resource for nail info; trends, upcoming collections, advice, tips etc. I started my blog to fill that void and share my passion with others.

Q. How many readers do you have? How often do you post?
A. I get between 300-500 visits a day and I try to post at least 5 times a week. I’ll post more if time allows or there is a lot going on in nail fashion.

Q. What is the most exciting/interesting thing to come out of your blogging experience?
A. All of the amazing people that have contacted me. I have readers from all over the world; South Africa, Russia, Australia, Sweden, etc. Hearing their positive feedback, chatting with them about the trends and products of their countries and realizing how many other fanatics are out there is so rewarding.

Q. What do you see as the most important nail colors/trends right now?
A. I see this summer as being about 3 big trends, Blues, Whites and Brights. From baby blue to navy, blues are everywhere and the darker shades are a great transition for people hanging on to the black trend. Of course brights and summer go hand in hand but this year, instead of the more traditional bright pinks and reds, there are fabulous oranges, yellows and teals. Now I always used to think of white polish as either too sheer and grandma-ish or too chalky and mod but this year’s whites are sparkly and fresh.

Q. How do you see them transitioning into fall?
A. I don’t actually. I think the fall will be filled with luxe, velvety colors. I know people were predicting metallics for the summer but I think they’ll be bigger in the fall along with red, plum and gunmetal gray.

Q. What do you like best about the ZOYA/NOCTI lines?
A. I love that the formula applies so smooth and even without having to include toxic chemicals. It’s something other brands have tried to achieve lately but haven’t worked out yet.

Q. If you were stranded on a remote Island with one ZOYA/NOCTI color (and basecoat and topcoat of course!), which one would it be?
A. As much as I adore greens like Tangy from the Candy collection, I’d have to choose Yasmeen. It is one of the most unique shades I’ve ever seen and it works perfectly with my skin tone.

Q. Create the “All Lacquered Up collection” — 6 shades, what would they be?
A. Divincia, Yasmeen, Tangy, Nip Tuck, Bailey and Raven

image and interview used courtesy of Art Of Beauty

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  1. Hanneri, South Africa says:

    It’s great to have you back and blogging again, Michelle! Your blog is definitely my favourite of favourites and I missed your regular posts during the past week. Congrats on the article. You deserve the great exposure.

  2. Anonymous says:

    omg, Michelle that is too cool! You’re a celebrity now. :)


  3. CincyFan says:

    Thanks a bunch! I’m so flattered that the people at Art of Beauty wanted to write about little old me.

  4. jdbsusanna says:

    That’s so cool! Congratulations :)

  5. violetnoir says:

    Oh my goodness, Michelle! You are truly an international nail diva! I love it!

    And, I love Yasmeen. I had been looking all over for it, and finally found one bottle yesterday at my hair dresser’s manicurist. I bought it and immediately had my toesies done in it.

    Purple is my favorite color, so you know I love it! It was worth the search!

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article with us.


  6. Marina says:

    Am I late? Just dropped by to say congratulations on getting the attention you deserve.

  7. Christine says:

    How cool! That’s fantastic that they did an article about you, it’s attention that you really do deserve!

  8. Liz says:

    Excellent news! I love your blog – you really deserve the exposure from the article!

  9. Sophie says:

    Just to drop a note and say that you have a fan base in the Philippines, too! :) I get inspired by all your posts, and spend all my time checking out shades ! Lol! You deserve the notoriety! :)

    – Sophie of The Mineral Makeup Blog and Beautynomics

  10. Jeda21 says:

    Congratulations! and many moreeee!

  11. Trina says:

    Congratulations on your interview! Your blog is one of my favorites, and you definitely deserve the recognition!

  12. Specialkalle says:

    That’s awesome, you look really good!