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“What’s On Your Nails?” with Dina from eye4style

By on October 26, 2009
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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.Fanatics, I have a treat for you today. Dina from eye4style is sharing her latest nail polish find with us. It’s funny, I virtually met Dina what seems like forever and a day ago. She quoted me in an article about French manicures back when only a few of you knew I existed.

Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dina at random NYC events and she’s a big ball of fabulous. With a biting wit and a flare for fashion that includes her love of fun footwear (a “party on the feet” as she calls it), Dina is a blast to be around. Remember when I told you about her CalGel gradation from NYFW? The girl obviously has an “eye for style”! Though it’s her charm and humor that make eye4style one of my must-reads so if it’s not on your blog reader, hop to it!

See the polish Dina discovered on her recent trip to London after the jump!


Introduce yourself to the ALU readers. Tell us a little about you and your blog.
Hi All Lacquered Up readers! I’m Dina – by day, I work in social media and by night, I’m the beauty and fashion-obsessed blogger at eye4style (which is my own site) and Makeup Minute (which I write for b5 Media.)

What is your favorite nail polish?
It is SO hard to pick a favorite. There are a few polishes that I just love. One is Rainy Day by MAC – it’s the most amazing metallic pewter and it flashes purple and blue in the sun. I also love a bright berry polish for Summer, like essie Raspberry. And of course, my life would not be complete without the perfect red and the perfect nude – I like a Jessica polish for the latter and for the former, I have a wardrobe of at least 30 reds for when the mood strikes. Bad answer, I know:)

What is on your tips and toes right now?
On my tips, I’m wearing Miss Sporty #60 – it’s a shimmering light purple that I just picked up in London. I’d never heard of this brand before but I was tempted by a few of their cool colors when I hit Superdrug today.

On my toes, I’m wearing Zoya’s Yasmeen, which is just a stunning dark shimmery purple, I’m going to try it for a mani next. As you can see, I am having a purple moment.

Do you consider nail polish a beauty necessity or accessory? Why?
Honestly, I’d have to say both. I’m one of those women who just does not feel polished (haha!) without a manicure. So, for me, it’s a necessity. But at the same time, I’ve become more and more open to having fun with color, so it’s an accessory too.

How many bottles of nail polish do you own?
Oh boy, this is usually embarrassing…but I have a feeling I’m in the company of friends here…easily 150. Maybe more. Honestly, I’m not sure if I want to know.

How often do you change your nail polish?
One of the only things that’s inexpensive in New York City is a manicure! So, I have a salon manicure once a week, it’s my Sunday ritual. I rarely change my polish myself – when I do, I wind up obsessing about the imperfections. Instead, I bring my fave polishes to the salon.

Do you have a favorite nail treatment you think my readers should know about? Why is it so fab?
Nailtiques Formula 2. I doubt that’s a revelation for anyone but it’s AMAZING stuff. One of the few beauty products that really delivers as promised. If you have weak or peeling nails, you need a bottle – as a bonus, it makes a great topcoat. Manis last forever with no chips!

What do you think will be the big nail trend for fall?
I really think that nail art is making a big comeback – from “crazy” colors to Konad to Minx to Calgel – I see more girls going beyond the traditional pale pink or red manicure. I love it! It’s such a fun little way to express yourself.

What nail trend do you wish would go away?
Don’t hate me. Black nailpolish. Yes, it’s neutral. Yes, it’s vampy. But honestly, I don’t think it looks great against most skin tones and it’s a little too goth girl for me.

What is the biggest nail faux pas that women make?
Oh, this one is easy – the French Pedicure. Why? WHY? A French manicure is designed to make nails look longer and healthier. Who wants their toenails to look LONGER? I will never understand it (and perhaps it’s better that way…)

OK seriously, how many of us need to admonish the French pedi before it finally goes away?? Thanks Dina for joining in the crusade and for sharing your passion for polish with all of us. Fanatics be sure to visit eye4style on the regular!

Have any of you come across Miss Sporty polish in your travels or swaps? Know of a US resource?

 

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  1. Paula says:

    Michelle,
    Thanks so much for including Dina in this series. It was a fun interview to read & I just love the French Pedi hate – I am a member of the hate club, too! :)

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