Today’s interview is with Marisa from Hey, Darling Polish. Her designs are creative and often inspired by the various nail art challenges that she participates in. She has a special interest in indie polishes and features beautifully executed freehand designs.
Name and blog:
Marisa from Hey, Darling Polish!
Fun fact about you:
I always have a random color in my hair, currently I have teal and lime green! I think the longest I went without a weird color in my hair was like a month haha.
I’m obsessed with patterns! I am constantly creating patterns or photographing them and I love putting them on my nails.
This might be weird but I love Jurassic Park and dinosaurs! I used to watch Jurassic Park at least once a week and I have a bunch of random memorabilia from the franchise.
What do you think has been essential to your success as a nail art blogger?
I think being a “successful” blogger is different for everyone but for me, I’m just really happy in how my own ability as a nail artist has grown and that’s come from a lot of practice. Don’t be afraid to try new things and don’t give up!
What was something that surprised you about blogging?
I was honestly shocked at how time-consuming blogging is. One post involves painting your nails, photographing them, sorting and editing the photos, writing the post, and then promoting the post. I think I probably put in the same amount of hours blogging as I do at my part-time job.
Who or what inspires you?
Oh boy, haha, I’m inspired by a lot of things! I talked about patterns above but that’s a lot of what my nail art consists of. I also read a ton of nail blogs! Some of my favorites are Wondrously Polished, Will Paint Nails For Food, Gnarly Gnails, Accio Lacquer, and Chalkboard Nails.
What is your all-time favorite nail art design (of yours or someone else’s)?
This is hard too, haha! I don’t know if I could pick an all-time favorite but pretty much any floral design is up there in my favorites.
If you had to describe your blog in 6 words or less, what would you say?
Random, Quirky, Colorful
If you weren’t doing anything related to nail art, what would you be doing in your free time?
I like designing things like posters, patterns, and web stuff! Or if I’m being lazy, I like marathoning Criminal Minds and Doctor Who episodes (:
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice I’ve probably gotten was to start being positive. I constantly am doubting myself with everything I do from blogging, nail art, to my design work, etc. But a professor told me that I needed to be positive about what I do. It has definitely helped me to realize that I can do the things I set out to do and I can do them well if I believe in myself!
Thanks Marisa! Check out her blog to learn more about her, keep an eye on her designs, and follow her on all the major social media sites (links on her blog).
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