Your real name and Instagram handle:
Jess - @PolishedJess
Where are you from?
West Virginia, United States
What got you into doing nails?
About five years ago, I started to get into painting my nails and sharing the pictures to my Instagram. As I browsed different nail related hashtags, I started to come across a lot of beautiful nail art people were doing on their own, and I knew I just had to try it out myself. I bought a set of dotting tools and here I am, haha.
Your favorite kind of nail art design to do?
My absolute favorite is definitely stamping. If I’m going freehand, then it is definitely leopard print [like in this mani with heroine.nyc Empower-mint].
A nail polish shade you couldn’t live without?
Anything purple! My current favorite is Painted Polish’s Counting Candles.
Other nail artist(s) you admire?
There are truly so many talented people out there! Some of my biggest nail idols include:
One of your all-time favorite manicures you have ever done?
This is a tough question! I think my ultimate favorite is this rainbow mani I did last summer:
But these two lead lighting manis [with heroine.nyc Watch Me Sparkle & Gold Digger] deserve honorable mention:
Which polish do you get the most compliments on when you wear it?
What do you like to do besides nail art?
I spend most of my free time reading. I am a huge bookworm. Aside from reading and nails, I also enjoy drawing zentangles and painting water colors.
What’s your most memorable summer vacation?
My most memorable summer vacation would definitely be our trip to Yellowstone. The nature there is incredible!
Favorite Social Platform?
My favorite social platform is Good Reads, haha, but since that isn’t a place for nails, I’ll say Instagram.
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