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Marie Claire’s “Most Wanted Beauty Awards” Favorite Nail Blogger Is…

By on September 17, 2013
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Me!! Oh my gosh, you guys. Thank you so much for the love and support over the years. I adore you all.

I’m overwhelmed to be voted Favorite Nail Blogger in the first ever Marie Claire Most Wanted Beauty Awards and, as cliche as it sounds, I was thrilled just to be nominated by the MC beauty editors.

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Marie Claire Most Wanted Beauty Awards - Favorite Nail Blogger

I was up against so stiff competition so if it wasn’t for all of you, I never would have won so THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

The rest of the winners are up on and in the October 2013 issue (with Vanessa Hudgens on the cover), on stands now. I snagged a copy at Target on Sunday (picking up some #PhillipLimforTarget goodies). Am I total dork for wanting to buy a backup?

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  1. Marie Claire | September 21, 2013
  1. Essie Rae says:

    Wow! Congratulations. You deserve it.

  2. kelliegonzo says:

    well done! congratulations Michelle!

  3. Evelyn says:

    wow well done you really deserve it. I love all your pictures and swatches, I have been following you for years and often had a look at your site first before I buy a new polish.

  4. Beauty By Krystal says:

    WOW! Congratulations!!! So well deserved! :) oxo

  5. Sachi says:


  6. Violet says:

    Great job! You deserve this so much, I’m so happy for you!

  7. Jane says:

    Nicely done & well-deserved! Good job kiddo!

  8. Leissa says:

    How exciting :) Yours was the first nail blog I found, around the beginning of 2011, before I even knew there was such a thing, all because I was trying to locate a specific color. Wow, were my eyes opened. Congrats!

  9. Lou says:

    Congrats, great news and keep up the good work :-)

  10. terri says:

    congratulations, that is great!!!

  11. Rachel says:

    Congrats! Happy to see you getting the recognition you deserve! You inspire us!

  12. Lisa M says:

    Congratulations Michelle! I’ve loved your blog for years!

  13. Cindi says:

    Congrats!!! OK, so I was in Sally Beauty Supply and saw some gorgeous Finger Paints polishes in what looked like a new for fall display. Of course, I grabbed up both green polishes and then something on the billboard caught my eye. “All Lacquered Up” How is it that I missed that announcement? Finger Paints made an entire All Lacquered Up line! I only got 2 because I wasn’t prepared and didn’t budget for extras when I went after my China Glaze haul. Oh but I am going back after that beautiful cream color and the pink/coral one too. So double congrats on the Marie Claire award and your polish!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you Cindi! I don’t know how you missed the announcement. I feel like I’ve spammed you guys with the news over the past couple months. Which ones did you get?

      • Cindi says:

        Oh Michelle, I’m so sorry. I found them all in the archives. I was on vacation for half of August, had my birthday, and several others in the family too and then with back to school and life and work, well you know… I am finally catching up on all the posts. I was able to read your adventures in polish making. I love all the colors and they all came home with me. The names are fun and I don’t know what got rejected but these names are fantastic and fit Finger Paint’s usual format of puns and twists on words and sounds.

  14. Katy M says:

    Of course you won! You’re like the OG in the nail (or even beauty) blogging community!

    Congrats! Go buy back-up copies!

  15. Sierra Delta says:

    I’m a little late in congratulating you, Michelle, but HOLY COW! I can’t think of any other nail blog I’ve enjoyed more; the others just fell by the wayside because yours is more informative and a lot more fun.

    I quit wearing polish when my boys were born (I never had enough quiet time to let it dry!), so I was way behind in all things nail related when I picked up a bottle of polish on a whim five years ago. I discovered you around the same time, and you were a voice of reason and calm in a cacophony of wild colors and new brands.

    You’re practical and value-oriented, but your sense of whimsy and your delight in your life in Cleveland make you feel like the best girlfriend ever.

    I know you’ve worked hard for this, but you never let us see you sweat. You’ve made it seem like the most fun in any given day is the discovery of a new color applied in a new way. It’s a small thing, but sometimes the small things are the only things we have to give us the courage to tackle the big things.

    Trust me when I tell you you’ve given me more than teal toenails. The least I could do in return was to make sure Marie Claire readers got to know you, too.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      I’m taken aback. Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoy reading what I have to say as much as I enjoy writing it. The connection I’ve made with you and everyone else who keeps coming back is one of the best things I’ve done.

  16. Joan says:

    Look forward to it. I don’t go in for all the crazy stuff since I am a classic dresser but love to see what’s knew. I am a wine, taupe, funny bunny or french girl with some Russian Navy thrown into it. Red when I get the whim.