Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Interview with a Polish Blogger: Sarah (GlitterMillie)

Meet Sarah!! She's the owner of GlitterMille's Nails and Sparkle. Her blog is wonderful and if you haven't checked it out yet you totally should! I had a fun time interviewing her and as always if you're interested in a feature contact me!


1. How did you get so interested in nail polish?

I was first into nail polish when I was 16/17. I had loads of bottles back then and really regret not keeping them all! My interest in it was renewed after chatting to Niki (Magic Maid) on Twitter. I knew Niki through YouTube and when I got into Twitter I was lured by her pictures of polishes :) It's all her fault!

2. What's your collection like size wise? Have you counted?

My collection is quite small really, compared to the giants of the nail polish network. I haven't counted for a while but at last count it was just over 100 so I reckon it's about 150ish now.

3. What's your favorite polish brand?

It's a toss up between China Glaze and Nails Inc. China Glaze have such a massive variety and come out with some real stunners but I think at a push I'd go for Nails Inc despite the fact they're quite expensive and I don't actually have that many of them! I just love the colours and think the bottles are very cute.

4. If you had to choose only 5 polishes to use for the rest of your life, what would they be?

This is the hardest question! I think it would have to be China Glaze's Coconut Kiss, Chi Chi's Moondust, OPI's Teal The Cows Come Home, Nails Inc Chesham Street and Collection 2000's Show Off.

5. What colors have you been rocking most lately? Is there any color you do not like wearing?

I tend to wear a lot of dark blues and purples. My collection leans heavily towards those colours but lately I've been trying to buy colours I wouldn't usually consider just for a change! I'm not a big fan of yellows. I don't think they suit my skin tone at all!

6. How did you decide to start your blog? What was your motivation? How did you choose the name?

I can't actually remembered what inspired me to start my blog in the first place. Originally it was meant to be for makeup and general chit chat rather than nail polish so I think I must have started it after I decided YouTube wasn't for me. If you look back at my very first posts they're mainly about Urban Decay. It turned to nail polish after, as I mentioned earlier, Niki got me hooked. Showing my nails in photos is much easier than showing my face! As for the name Glittermillie, well that's just what I chose when I joined YouTube and I stuck with it. Sometimes I think I should change it as it's not exactly inspired but, well it's part of me now! Millie is my nickname and I love glitter so I just put them together... (you can tell a lot of thought went into that!)

7. What do you think is the most essential tool/technique/product needed to achieve the perfect manicure?

A nail buffer. For me, my manicure's always look their best after I've buffed them first. Unfortunately it's not something you should really do more than once a week otherwise it would be part of my daily routine.

8. What are your favorite television shows and movies?

TV - I love all the CSIs (Las Vegas is my favourite), Ghost Whisperer, Medium, any Agatha Christie mystery, Midsomer Murders and any show that involves dancing in any form. Film - My favourite films are pretty much all musicals! Moulin Rouge and Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang would probably top the list. I also love scary films and pyscological thrillers.

9. What are your favorite books? Fiction and non.

This is a dangerous question! I could be here all day :) I will be restrained though. My favourite fiction books are all Harlan Coben books, Gideon and Icarus by Russell Andrews, all Nicci French books, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon and The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella. Non fiction - I've just bought Makeup: The Ultimate Guide by Rae Morris and I absolutely love it. One of the best makeup books I've ever read. I also love the books Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things and How to Clean Just About Anything...Isn't that sad!!

10. What polish brand do you think is the best kept secret? (not popular but fabulous)

I love HJ Manicure polishes. I only have a couple of them but I really want to get some more. One of the colours I have, Midnight Sky, is one of the most amazing blues I have seen.

11. You mentioned you love to cook, what's your best dish?

I just asked Maz about this and he couldn't decide between lasagna, chilli con carne and various curries! He's easily pleased. My personal favourites that I cook are enchiladas and roast chicken.

12. I hear you're crafty? How did you start making cards? Where do you get inspiration?

I've been making my own cards for about 8 years now. I don't always handmake things, it depends how much time I have but I think it adds a personal touch. I got into it out of boredom one Christmas when I wasn't working. I get my inspiration from experimenting and just everyday life really! I see colours etc that look good together, or a design on something that I think will look good on a card. I can't draw to save my life so the cards are basically sticking things together!


I hope you enjoyed learning a little about Sarah! Thanks for the great interview Sarah, it was fun!

Please note: I will be away from 2/12/2010 to 2/21/2010 so if you leave a comment I will respond but it will not be for a while. I have scheduled posts to post for the week I am away but I will not have access to email during that time so I will not be able to respond. But please continue to comment as usual, I love to hear from you and always do my best to respond.

Prim and Polished


Again, very interesting interview :)

Awww, Sarah! ♥ She's such a sweetheart. And every time she mentions food I want to go to her house and have dinner! Haha! I loved this interview, Gina.

Another great interview :D So fun to get to know people :) How about spicing it up with some pictures to? Think that's maybe the only thing missing :D

Thanks so much for doing this! I really enjoyed the interview :)

I loved this interview! The Curious Incident is one of my favourite books too :D

Yay! So happy you guys love this feature. I agree, photos would be a great addition for sure.

Working on the next interview stat. I have been gone for a week so I am behind. Look for it in a week or 2.