Your real name and Instagram handle:
My name is Maria Fernanda, but everyone calls me Fer or Fernanda and my Instagram is @themermaidpolish
Where are you from?
I’m from Mexico :D
What got you into doing nails?
I honestly can’t remember :p but I do know I started getting into nail polish (pre nail art) when I was in college, so it’s been about 10 years since my love for nail polish started, and then looking at Pinterest pictures I believe is what got me into nail art.
Your favorite kind of nail art design to do?
I have to say florals are my favorite, but also of course anything mermaid related (I mean just looking at my IG handle is a given right :P). I also love doing reverse stamping. I know it’s time consuming, but I love the end result.
Other nail artist(s) you admire?
There are so many!! But if I had to pick just a few:
What do you like to do besides nail art?
I love watching movies or series, specially spooky ones haha. I also really like cooking (fun fact: I actually wanted to study to be a chef), and well I love spending time with my family and my furbaby.
What is something you are trying to improve on this year?
I actually want to improve my free hand skills. I always see so many amazingly talented ladies that can pretty much do anything by hand and I’m always amazed by them. I also want to start my youtube channel! So stay tuned for that.
What is your fave hack when it comes to doing nails?
When it comes to reverse stamping and you want to do multiple images I suggest to stamp them first on different stampers and let that polish dry while you do your base colors, that way when you go and fill them in the stamping polish will already be dry and it won’t smear. When it comes to application I just use a sticky base coat and then apply the already dry painted decal onto my nails and that saves me time, since all of them are already painted.
Which is your favorite heroine.nyc shade?
Royal Blood, I just can’t stay away from a gorgeous Royal Blue shade.
Favorite Social Platform?
Instagram all the way :D
Your other social handles:
THIS OR THAT?
Neon or Pastel?
Black or White?
Cats or Dogs?
Glossy or matte topcoat?
Sweet or Sour?
Stay in or Go out?
Morning person or night owl?
Classic or modern music?
Beach or Snow vacation?
Left or right?