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The nail polish tag

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

It is sunny out today, wish I were at home swatching some fun stuff for you guys, but I'm not unfortunately. So I'm doing a fun tag to entertain you instead.

I was tagged by Comme3Pommes from It's a Girl Thing. You have no idea how exciting it is to find local blogger buddies, so thank you! The topic is close to my heart too, so I'm gladly to do the tag.

1. How many polishes do you have?
I did not dare to count, nuh uh. Let's just say my 3 melmers are full, the fourth one is waiting to be built. Nail polish sets, treatment, nail art supplies, backups/ extras are stored in separate plastic containers. This is before my vacation haul and collective haul, plus a few previous purchases that haven't been put away because I ran out of space, duh.

2. What is your favorite brand of nail polish?
China Glaze for their constant great releases, for now. Have lots of lemmings for indie brands and frankens made by talented ladies out there, so will be more than just one favorite brand, and it might change over time too.

3. Do you like crackle polish or do you hate it?
Liked it when it first came out, now I want something extra special - like the holo glitter crackles that China Glaze is coming out with this spring.

4. What is the brand of your first nail polish?
The moment I discovered nail polish blogs, my stash grew from 0 to 50 overnight (well, that's an exaggeration, but almost true), so I can't even remember the first polish I bought. It might be China Glaze though.

5. If you're going to have a nail polish line, what are you gonna name it?
The idea of something new and different is hard enough, not mentioning the name. Looks like brands are offering everything under the sun that we can possibly ask for. I'm gonna leave it to the genius experts out there to do their magic, and just hand over my wallet to them.

I do wish someone will come out with fabulous base and top coats that prevent all the staining and chipping and all that, so I only have to change my nail colour when I get bored with it. Oh, and a crazy linear holo top coat that can bring every single nail polish to life (and beyond).

6. What nail polish color does not compliment you?
Might not be the shades' fault, just my comprehension of them, but "mannequin hands" kind of colours make my hands look worst than they are.

7. What nail polish color compliments you?
Shades that have lots of blue undertone (not the blue colour itself, mind you), I assume. They make my skin tone look too yellow.

8. Name 2 of you nail art best-friend?
Don't really have one. I admire all the bloggers who master their nail art - watermarbling, freehanding, stamping, etc.

9. What was the best nail polish gift you have ever received?
Any nail polish is a great gift for me lol.

10. The original question was to make a speech about thanking the blogger who gave you this tag. I kinda did at the beginning of the post, so I'm gonna make up my own here: Why do you love nail polish so much? And don't you think you have enough?
Nail polish is a magical thing, you can have so many colours with different finishes, price points, brands, origins. It is a never-ending journey to discover new things in the nail polish world. And along the way, you make friends, have endless conversations about a particular shade or hunt for it like a crazy woman. It boosts my confidence, relax my senses, calm my mind - like yoga :)

I have more than enough, if nail polish is simply to add colours to my nails. But because it's a magical thing like I just mentioned above, I do not have enough of it!

Tags are a rare thing on this blog, but I thought this is a fun one to do. Feel free to do it on yours and let me know so I can go read.

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