Apr 15, 2010

Random Questions!

So, let's strike up a random conversation! Can you gals tell that I'm bored? I figured this could be fun! Feel free to jump in and answer or add whatever you'd like.

What made you gals start painting your nails?

Which is your #1 favorite brand?

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?

How many blogs do you all follow?
... I apparently follow 152 blogs via RSS Feed. I didn't realize I had that many until I counted them just now...

15 comments:

JustSomeNailsByMJ said...

What made you gals start painting your nails?
I am friends with Asami from http://nailsbyasami.blogspot.com and I gave her Halloween mix and match a try. When I showed them to her, she suggested I start a blog!

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
I'd have to say Zoya, they are the only brand I have ever really liked every formula.

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
I'd say I get mine from WalMart, Walgreens, cheap-y stores. I need to go into a Sally's Beauty Supply and get some China Glaze soon, though!

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
Oh goodness, I haven't counted, but one of these days I will!

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
Mmmm I do the real Konad! So far I've only got three (m51, m63, and m65) and they all came from Asami, as mentioned above.

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
Ah, answered above - Asami!

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
I chose the name because I didn't expect it to be anything big (and it's not, ahah). They're just some nail designs by me!

How many blogs do you all follow?
I follow 30, but not all of them are nail blogs.

Tierney said...

Hello! I'm really bored and this sounds fun.

What made you gals start painting your nails?
I'm not really sure. When I was a little kid my dad lived with my aunt and uncle and when I visited him on the weekends, my auntie would paint my nails. I didn't paint them for a long time after my aunt and uncle got divorced but over the last 2 years I've gotten back into it.

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
Oh man, I have no idea. I love China Glaze and Sinful Colors.

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
Usually at Target or Fred Meyer because I don't really have a job and I rarely have much money.

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
About 130.

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
I don't have any fauxnad plates. I've got about 10 konad plates. I got all but 1 of them for Christmas, the other one I won in a giveaway.

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
My sister told me I should.

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
I was half asleep and wasn't feeling at all creative.

How many blogs do you all follow?
About 115.

FitterTwit said...

I'm bored too... so let me answer... hahahahaha!

1. I started doing my own nails when the economy "shifted" and it was no longer expedient (expedient? Who uses that word? Those who own a thesaurus that's who). I suddenly found myself with LOTS of time AND MOTIVATION since I couldn't afford for someone else to do them for me. It was a sad, sad day until I discovered how amazing it is to care for your own nails. Now I'm addicted... you know the rest of THAT story! LOL!

2. It was OPI for a long time until I discovered that China Glaze gave me longer wear.

3. SALES!!! And beauty supply stores.

4. Too many... I'm scared to count... plausible deniability!!!

5. Ebay, but it seems that source is tapped. I have to find a new one.

6. See #1

7. I made a decision that the changes occurring beyond my control were an "opportunity" to find fun. After all, I've been told that the bad stuff is only bad when you THINK it is: Fun And Mental Changes (better yet, fundamentalchange.blogspot.com). And honestly, I had worked so hard my whole life that I never really had hobbies or even the down time to find any. Now my new-found hobbies have turned into a new career. Life is EXACTLY what you think it is.

8. I am currently following about 80 blogs with more on the way as reading blogs is yet ANOTHER fun discovery!!! You guys are the best!!! :)

Well dang... I didn't think I'd be pouring my heart out today! hahahahaha! Great post!

Nikki Warner said...

Hi All!

What made you gals start painting your nails? I started a few months ago. I usually don't have nails cause of my jewelry making and guitar playing. I just felt like being girlier this year. My hubby says it's about time lol.

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
China Glaze

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?

This supply store where I can get CG for 2.50 a bottle.

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL! Oy, um @ 89 plus a bunch of nail art bottles I didn't count. Let's just say around 100.

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from? Haven't used them yet.

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog? Just thought it would be fun and I love what a wonderful group of women I have met. You all rock!

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did? My husband came up with it.

How many blogs do you all follow?
30

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

THIS IS FUN!

What made you gals start painting your nails?
I MOVED TO NC FROM NY AND COULD NOT PAY OVER 30 BUCKS FOR A MANI AND PEDI

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
OPI, ALWAYS HAS BEEN ALWAYS WILL BE

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
NEW COLLECTIONS FROM ULTA, OLD STUFF FROM HEAD2TOEBEAUTY.COM

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
AS OF TODAY 103

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
HAVE NOT USED YET

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
LOOKED AT MY NAILS AND THOUGHT "HEY WHY NOT?"

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
I'M FROM NY

How many blogs do you all follow?
NOW 35

Rena said...

I started painting my nails when I started seeing blogs about nail polishes! It just made me more aware of my own nails! However, before that, I never really painted my nails...I didn't even own any nail polishes!

I'm not sure which brand is my favorite but I would love to try OPI!

I proudly own about 7 right now...not a wide variety though...three were accidentally bought since they came in a makeup box that I wanted and didn't know they were included!

I don't own any fauxnad image plates, but I've heard of cheap ones on ebay and Ulta!

I decided to start a blog when I was really mad that my brother-in-law of 16 years cheated on my sister! But I decided to make a new blog about happier things.

I picked "Rainbowbriteness" because I wanted it to reflect a happy blog. Plus, I love color! And Rainbow Bright is cute!

I tried counting one time...but I think there's over 300? I'm not sure...

<33 Rena

Blu11 said...

What made you gals start painting your nails?
My aunt had wonderful nails and I was always trying her polishes when I was a girl.

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
I love the OPI brush but I love China Glaze colors more, so I'd say China Glaze for now.

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
Ebay, Transdesign...

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
Not so much, realy - around 70 (and 7 more are on their way :D).

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
I only got one, and it's an Essence plate I got in a drugstore nearby.

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
I love nail polish and photography. And I was starting to spam one of the forums with my swatches, so I decided to move to a blog.

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
All the cool ones (like yours) were already taken. :)

How many blogs do you all follow?
57.

missy_ellie_uk said...

What made you gals start painting your nails?
My big sister used to always always have dark purple nails when I was younger, and I wanted to copy her!

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
I don't have that many of theirs, but China Glaze for sure.


Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
Local drugstore

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
I counted, and its 36 - not as bad as I thought!

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
I don't use them, but I think I want to now!

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
I really enjoyed reading other people's and wanted to add my opinions in there!

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
missyellieuk is the user ID/alias I use for pretty much everything online, so it was the obvious solution for this to be the name of my blog too.

How many blogs do you all follow?
I haven't counted but there is definitely over about 60. I can spend hours reading and commenting!

Ellie x

The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

What made you gals start painting your nails?

I don't know really, I just love the way it looks :P

Which is your #1 favorite brand?

Hmm. Toss up between Nails Inc and Barry M. Barry M is way more affordable but Nails Inc is so gorgeously sophisticated and the formula is so good for your nails.

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?

Superdrugs, Boots, my mother, haha.

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!

I'm not even that sure! I need to go and count them!

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?

eBay, but I'm going to start ordering from Chez Delaney as well.

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?

I just wanted to share my designs with likeminded people!

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?

I wanted to review affordable nail polish for students and also show people school friendly styles, so the name just fitted.

How many blogs do you all follow?

Too many! Over 200, I think...

Ayuu said...

I love to answer funny questions like that :p

What made you gals start painting your nails?
When I was 16, I realized my nails were growing fast and hard. So I painted them with some easy to find brands such as L'Oréal, Maybelline ... Then I lost interest in it and stopped. In the end of 2009, I discovered a blog talking about China Glaze OMG and regained all the interest in nail polish :)

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
China Glaze and OPI

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
Transdesign.com, as I can't find my fave brands in my country.

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
last time I counted, there were 120. Now there are surely about 150 bottles.

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
I don't have Fauxnad plates. I have some Konad bought in a European shop because they were only about 2.50$

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
I love blogging, I already had a blog about my beaded jewels and I wanted to share my swatches :)

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
I made the blog a year ago to share pics of my japanese dolls collection and wanted a name about candies and sweet things. I never had time to post on that blog, I just kept it for my nail polish pictures :)

How many blogs do you all follow?
79 in Google Friend Connect, and some others are in my favorites and waiting to be added in GFC!

Jackie S. said...

FUN!

When I graduated from Junior High, I decided to stop biting my nails, so I could wear "pretty polish". My mom bought me two colors from Avon and that started it all!

Favorite brand is OPI.

I get most of my polish online now, before I got them all from stores, mostly ULTA.

I have 217 bottles. All inventoried and in an excel spreadsheet.

I haven't gotten into stamping yet.

I don't have a blog, I just follow all the blogs, there are a lot!!!

Over 100

:):)

LacquerMuse said...

I started painting my nails regularly when I went away for college, because the weather was so much drier/colder than I was used to, and they started breaking and tearing like crazy.

I don't really have a favorite brand, just favorite polishes. Right now I'm on an Orly kick, though.

I've ordered from transdesign, head2toe, and victoria's nail supply, and VNS is my favorite.

My roommate and I have a combined ~160, I think about 100 or so are mine, but I haven't done an official count.

I don't have any fauxnad plates yet. :( I might order some from chez-delaney at some point, though.

I was doing my nails two or three times a week, usually konadicures, and following a few dozen blogs, so I thought I would jump in and document some of my manicures, just so I could see what I've done. My blog is still small (only up for two months), but I'm really enjoying being a part of this community. :)

I don't know how many blogs I follow, but it's at least several dozen.

That was fun, thanks!

Emma said...

awesome post!

What made you gals start painting your nails?

konad and scrangie

Which is your #1 favorite brand?

ehh...i don't really have one, but i'd love to get some china glazes soon!

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?

i haven't ordered any online (thank goodness i'm still young and my parents get the final say in where my money goes...or i would have quite a few shipping and handling bills!)

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!

40+, i have a small collection, but it's coming along nicely!

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?

i don't have any

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?

i've seen so many cool ideas! so i wanted to share my own...but as it turns out, i get the pictures taken, but often don't get around to posting them! following is so much more fun :)

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?

ravishing talons, because it sounds sinister...when really its quite silly!

How many blogs do you all follow?

85

Arrianne said...

What made you gals start painting your nails?
I've painted my nails since I was a child. My mom was responsible for my obsession.

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
China Glaze, definitely.

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
E-tailers.

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
109!

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
I don't have any yet, but I'd get them from chez delaney.

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
I didn't want to, but I thought it'd be fun to document my polish adventures. Haha, that sounds lame.

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
Arrianne's Blog...pretty straight forward.

How many blogs do you all follow?
49 I think.

Brooke said...

This is fun!!!

What made you gals start painting your nails?
-I started when I was 2 or so :) just always loved polish!

Which is your #1 favorite brand?
-China Glaze, OPI, SpaRitual, Zoya

Where do you gals get most of your polish from?
-TransDesign

How many bottles do you proudly own? LOL!
-300+

Where do you gals get your fauxnad image plates from?
-want some!!!!

What made you gals take the leap and start a blog?
-I had one for a year and finally started posting polish - and then I got some followers!

If you have a blog, why did you pick the name that you did?
-People have called me that for years, haha

How many blogs do you all follow?
-Umm, too many too sanely keep up with!