My name is Steph, and I'm 30 years old. I've been blogging on Imperfectly Painted since April 2010. My love for nail polish began in December 2009 when I spotted mini holiday nail sets at Target. I purchased a set, and I was hooked.
The story behind my blog name is in real life I struggle with perfectionism. I do admit over the years, it's dissipated greatly, but when I started my blog, nail polish was the one area of my life I didn't try to be "perfect" about. I'm confident about my imperfection when it comes to blogging and nails. This blog is a hobby, and a way for me to connect with others who love nail polish. You might not find the most pristine photos or intricate nail art, but you'll find heart. I love sharing nail polish reviews with my readers. I want my readers to see me as a friend and their equal, not as nail polish guru or nail polish authority figure.
Outside nail polish, one of my major interests is history, religion, and culture. I love art history, war history, and cultural studies. When I'm not playing with nail polish you can catch me either reading on those topics or watching documentaries on them. I also am a Netflix junkie, have a little obsession with wax melts, and I consider myself a foodie.
One of my other interests is in volunteering. I have a undying love for cats, and volunteer weekly as a "Kitty Cuddler" and "Kennel Coach" at my local animal shelter the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. I work on socializing shelter kitties, providing enrichment activities and toys for them, and most of all doing my best to get them adopted. I have been given the privilege of being selected as a Lead Volunteer and have the opportunity to train many new volunteers at the shelter.