Sunday, March 2, 2014

Polish Review: Super Nails

I have yet another new Indie to show off to you tonight, but first, why don’t you get to know the brains behind the polish, KC!

Good Witch: What are your favorite sources for inspiration?
KC: My favorite sources for inspiration are from Comic Books and Movie & Cartoon Characters! I am torn between DC or Marvel, I can't seem to choose one over the other. They both have characters that I love. I even named my business after superheroes! :)
Other places that I pull ideas from would be my favorite Foods (bacon & eggs, brownies, M&Ms… and I am working more for the near future!) I also enjoy match my nails to the holidays that are coming up, so naturally I have Holiday themed polish whenever possible, including Birthstone colors.

Good Witch: Where does your creativity stem from to allow you to come up with an array of colors and possibilities?
KC: I was always artistic in school, and took a couple art classes in college before majoring in business, so I would say that my creativity has always been with me. I like to play around with theme colors from comic book characters, so that is just a matter of matching up the right tone and texture of glitter to their suits and costumes.
I have an entire collection of bottles of colors that I put together that I am nervous about releasing because they are off the wall… I am not even sure what I could name them yet. I like to also look at what colors are on the forecast for the season in fashion magazines to give me an idea of what others might be looking for.

Good Witch: What do you love about making polish?
KC: Other than the creative part of designing the polish, I love the meditative properties of it! All of my bottles are made-to-order, so I put good thoughts into the making of each one. It isn't a mass produced product when you buy from me, and not even made in batches and poured all at once. I feel like measuring out the amount of all of the glitters I put into each bottle is calming and it keeps me from getting bored since I get to play with so many different colors each day, depending on what was sold.
Another part I love about being a nail polish maker is getting to meet so many nice people in the online nail community. I never knew there was such a large group of ladies in this world that love nail polish so much! Having conversations with customers and bloggers is such a great experience for me, and it has helped me grow so much!

Good Witch: What made you start making polish?
KC: I am still developing my origin story, but one reason I can think of right now is because when I discovered indie polishes, I fell in love! After awhile, I wanted nail polish to match my nerdy shirts, such as my Batman t-shirts and other geekery I get from shops from Etsy, Threadless, and Redbubble. That is really what started all of this craziness. After I got started, I found out that other people also love my polishes! When I realized people loved my polish designs had to be one of the most confidence building event for me ever! You're all so wonderful!!

Good Witch: Do you have anything awesome in the works for your customers?
KC: I am continuing to design more DC and Marvel superheroes and villains. I am also working on a collection including Disney characters and villains! I want to eventually expand into some of my favorite movie and television show characters. I am also working on other secret collections, and I list new polishes almost every week, so the best way to keep up with my new polishes would either be by checking the shop often or following Super Nails Lacquer on Facebook.



First off I have Frosty Melted, which is what I really wish Frosty would do right about now LOL.


This is a gorgeous white crème with white micro hex glitters, black hexes and orange shards to make up Frosty’s nose.


Now I had a heck of a time with this polish, you have to be very careful and not use a heavy hand because it sometimes globs on pretty thickly. But, with a light hand, it is a beautiful polish.


This is opaque in two light coats.


Next up is Snow Bunny (can you see a theme yet???!).


This topper is made with holographic pink snowflakes, and large and small lavender and white hexagons and squares. It’s best if a light hand is used on the first coat, then use the dabbing method for the larger glitters.


The snow flakes are remarkably easy to fish out of the bottle, which is awesome. They do tend to stick up a bit on my rounded nails, so a generous topper of Gelous or Nail Pattern Boldness’ Glitter Food smooths it out nice and flat.


The dry time on these polishes is almost non-existent. They dry SUPER fast and don’t have a nasty, nose crinkling smell to them which I LOVE.

Super Nails’ polishes are in the mid-price range; $7.99 for full size and $3.99 for minis. Pretty danged good deal if you ask me! You can check out her numerous other polishes on her Etsy page and don’t forget to show her some love on Facebook!


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