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“What’s On Your Nails?” with Kia from Yummy411

By on June 30, 2009
in What's On Your Nails? with 7 Comments
What’s On Your Nails? is a series focusing on my fellow beauty bloggers and industry insiders, their favorite nail polish and other hot nail topics.

In this week’s WOYN? we’re talking to Kia from Yummy411. Kia is one of the first beauty bloggers I met online. We connected through the Specktra message boards and our love of polish and MAC. I finally got to meet Kia last summer at the Total Beauty summit and she’s not only a beauty but a super cool chick to hang with. And even though I knew she had stunning eyes from seeing them on her blog, in person… they’re traffic stopping.

If you aren’t already a regular reader of Yummy411, you should definitely check it out. I love that Kia includes a mix of drugstore, department store and pro beauty products with her own beauty adventures.

Learn more about Kia, find out what nail look she calls a “summertime tragedy” and more, after the jump!


Introduce yourself to the ALU readers. Tell us a little about you and your blog.
I’m a makeup enthusiast. I love the transformational properties of makeup and because of all of this I’m now a beauty blogger (almost 3 years strong!) and a freelance makeup artist! A native Washingtonian (Washington, DC) I work full time in the government sector and a mom of one darling boy!

Why is OPI’s Mod About You your favorite?
It has its own classic edgy-ness to it being an opaque, pastel color, but chic and subtle enough for the work place.

What is on your tips and toes right now?
On my nails, I have on MAC’s Mercenary (pictured) that was released with this Summer’s Style Warrior collection. I wanted to try the bronzed babe theme on my nails.

Do you consider nail polish a beauty necessity or accessory? Why?
An accessory. I think decorating your nails is another fun way to show off your personality and express yourself! Not necessary, but it totally compliments your style.

How many bottles of nail polish do you own?
I own 50+ bottles of polish.

How often do you change your nail polish?
I change my polish every 2 weeks only because I go to the salon to get them done. However, buying 6-10 polishes at a time, it’s hard to wait that long anymore!

Do you have a favorite nail treatment you think my readers should know about? Why is it so fab?
Nail blog famous Seche Vite top coat and Gena Healthy Hoof Nail Protein Treatment Cream. The cream keeps the cuticles and heels soft!

What do you think will be the big nail trend for summer?
I think the summer nail trend will continue to be bright fun colors.

What nail trend do you wish would go away?
Only for the summer, I want to get rid of black polish. I sometimes think to myself, “That was sooo last fall!” LOL

What is the biggest nail faux pas that women make?
Summertime tragedy: acrylic on the big toes, ugh!

My thanks to Kia for participating in WOYN? and fanatics make sure you visit Yummy411 often!

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  1. Miss Yaya says:

    i love the WOYN series, this was no exception!

  2. Eileen says:

    WOYN? is one of my favorite things about your blog – always happy to see when a new one is up. I find that I'm wishing for 2 additional questions, though – the opposites of your last 2. I'd like to hear what trends people like or are even excited about, and what they think is a particularly clever or attractive thing people do with their nails, instead of just trends they don't like and faux pas. But whatever questions you ask, please do more WOYN!

  3. Caramel Diva says:

    Great interview!

    I love Kia's blog she has an amazing personality it shows even through her blog writing!

  4. Limespark says:

    Ugh, oh god, acrylic toenails send shivers down my spine. Not to mention automatically trigger my gag reflex, ha.

  5. yummy411 says:

    this totally made me smile today! thanks for letting me be a part of your series michelle!

  6. Mischo Beauty says:

    Yay! Love Yummy 411 & Kia! :)

  7. Aaren says:

    I love this series. But I have got to find out who came up with the acrylic toenail foolishness! It causes my gag reflex to go into overdrive. Yick! Kia is an amazingly beautiful woman and the color on her nails is spectacular!

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