My nail polish love started back in December 2009. I remember some specifics one being what polish started it all. The polish that started it all is some unnamed mini Sally Hansen.
I have no idea the name of this polish if anyone can ID this that would be great! It's medium pink with pink shimmer throughout. Nothing special eh?
I found this polish in a set with a few others at Target. It was getting very close to Christmas and I believe these were in a display with other "stocking stuffer" type beauty items. I saw this set and another set. I remember it taking me awhile to pick which set I wanted, but I ended up going with this one. I don't know what compelled me to buy it. I had never really been "into" nail polish. I had a few random bottles that I would wear maybe 2-3 times a year, I'd sport bare nails or, I'd go and get acrylic french manicures every month and get fills every 2 weeks. Ugh, those acrylics screwed my nails up! I will NEVER do that again.
The lady who did my nails ended up leaving that salon, so I just stopped getting them done and I guess the idea to just have some more nail polish options sounded interesting. I ended painting my nails with that pink first and I really wanted to try out all the other colors. So, every 2-3 days I'd try out a new color. While doing that I realized how fun painting my nails was and how neat the colors were. This opened me up to the wonderful world of nail polish. Ever since then I have been into it. I started reading nail blogs and joined the nail board and Makeupalley and I was hooked. I discovered these brands like China Glaze, Orly, Essie, Finger Paints, and loads of others I had never heard of before.
It's funny, that pink color isn't all that exciting or interesting, but it truly got me into this very fun hobby that I really enjoy. It took me forever to start a blog, but I'm so glad I did. I'm thrilled at all the connections and people I have met with this mutual obsession we all have!
What got you in to nail polish? Was it a specific color, an event, something else, or has it always been something you loved?
I'd love to hear everyone's stories on how they got into nail polish!