What has been your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment so far has been finding myself…creatively! I have been fashion blogging for the past 6 years, and you can say that I got burned out. So with the time away from the fashion blogging scene, I realized that I needed to be in total control of my creative side. And since art has always been a major factor in my life, I knew that I wanted to do my art to some degree. I just had no clue that I’d being putting my artwork on nails.
What are three books you would recommend to our readers? The WAH Nails Book of Nail Art by Sharmadean Reid, Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs: In Association with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, & Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style by Jerome Gautier
What has been biggest lesson you have learned since launching? I’ve learned that anything is possible with patience & discipline.
What’s your advice to someone interested in starting their own business? Come up with an solid idea & STICK to it no matter what! Take time to plan out the details, & budget…budget..BUDGET! Planning is everything! Especially financially! When I decided to start working on nails full-time, I had no idea that I my supplies & overhead would such a serious issue. I guess that when you love doing something, sacrifices have to be made at some point.
Where do you receive inspiration? From the man upstairs!
If you could have one famous entrepreneur as your mentor who would it be? Since I work on nails, I would have to choose Sophy Robson. She definitely is an inspiration to what it is that I do on an everyday basis.
Do you feel your life is balanced between work + personal? No not all of the time! I guess when your seriously focused, there are times where your work becomes everything. So I will fully admit that I am not balanced as of yet. But I see that light at the end of the tunnel.
What is your indispensable gadget: iphone
What’s your favorite app: Instagram
Favorite account to follow on Twitter: NailGurlNYC
Favorite item in your closet: Louis Vuitton Driving Loafers
A little back story on how I meet Tee. I came across her then blog at the time Trash Bag Aesthetics. LOVED the blog and started commenting and emailing her. We became friends from all this internet exchange. We have talked about our favorite show at the time Ugly Betty to the blog community before it was how it is now. Tee is an amazing women with great style. Love how she has changed her life and still following her passion. You can follow her on Instagram to see her amazing work and you check out her website at Nail Gurl