Your real name and Instagram handle:
Shanna Imbesi, @ShannasNailAdventures
Where are you from?
I am a California girl, currently reside in San Jose.
What got you into doing nails?
I have always loved painting my nails since I was a little girl and saw my mom paint hers. (See those red nails in the picture?) When I got older, I would add those nail sticker and diamonds and paint them different shades. Then when I learned about stamping – I was gone. Never looked back.
Your favorite kind of nail art design to do?
I love to sponge on gradients, I just love how they look. Second favorite is FLORALS. I adore floral designs. Here I used Sublime, Touch Me Not, & Mean Girl.
A nail polish shade you couldn’t live without?
Probably black. I always love a black mani.
Other nail artist(s) you admire?
One of your all-time favorite manicures you have ever done?
Like I said before, I love gradients. So one of them is a gradient with some simple stamping on top. The second is a blue tweed look I created with Peek-a-Blue.
Which polish do you get the most compliments on when you wear it?
Pretty much any polish with glitter/holo in it that catches their eye or neon shades, but it’s funny because I rarely wear polish long enough for people to actually see it.
What’s your favorite thing about fall?
Oh gosh – to pick a favorite is soooo hard! I guess I would have to say fall fashion. I love the fall shades, sweaters, boots and scarves – it is just so cozy (and I LOVE being cozy).
What do you like to do besides nail art?
My other favorite hobbies are reading, baking, calligraphy and knitting. I also love to be outdoors on a nice walk/hike, or spend a day at the beach (all with my toy poodle Daisy).
Favorite Social Platform?
Instagram is probably my favorite.
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