Todays post is the start of a new feature on my blog - International Nail Friends!
This feature will showcase a host of nail bloggers and let you get to know them all a little bit better, and also give you a chance to follow some new blogs run by lovely people.
So on with week 1....
Name - Vedrana
Blog Url - http://cajkinekandze.blogspot.com/
Facebook Link -https://www.facebook.com/CajkineKandzeISveNjihoveBoje
What country are you from? - Serbia
Background information about yourself - I’m what in my country is known as an eternal student. I study Turkish language and literature. When I’m not blogging or studying I make beadwoven jewellery and collect rocks and minerals. My favourite labradorite can be seen in several photos on my blog.
What got you interested in nails/nail art? I used to bite my nails till I was 10-11 years old and I actually stopped biting them in order to have something I could paint. Some years ago I completely neglected my nails and got back in the nail polish game after I discovered a nail polish lovers’ community at the first and largest Serbian forum for women. The members’ photos and discussions motivated me to start caring about my nails again.
Why did you decide to start a nail blog? At first I wanted to keep a record of my experiences with the polishes I tried because I tend to forget why I liked/disliked something and afterwards I realized I could
actually help people with my pics and reviews and that I can showcase local brands to international audience.
Favourite nail post of yours It is hard for me to pick one now that I have written nearly 300 posts. My first splatter mani is among my favourite posts because I don’t do nail art, but something as messy as splatter appeals to me, I liked the finished look and I didn’t make as big a mess as I thought I’d make. The polishes I used are Don Juan 101 for base and Golden Rose 262 and Golden Rose 287 for splatter. I used regular drinking straw to make the pattern all over my nails (and hands). Applying hand cream made cleanup easier.
What is your favourite nail polish? It’s a tie between Color Club Revvvolution and Rimmel Lycra Pro Fierce Cherry.
What is your favourite nail art technique and why? I don’t know if gradient counts, but gradient. I dread nail art because I’m not talented for it and I don’t have much patience. Gradient is simple and fast and it’s hard to mess up so it is perfect for me.
Does anyone else in your life share your passion for nails? One of my best friends caught the bug from me and she is turning into a real aficionado, and my best guy friend (straight, I have to add) actually asked me to do nail art on his nails on several occasions and he wore it proudly every time.
What are some of your favourite nail blogs? I prefer Serbian blogs because we mostly write about locally available polishes. Some of my favourite Serbian blogs are:
And some of my generally favourite nail blogs are:
Do you take part in any nail art challenges or competitions etc? I haven’t taken part in any challenges yet, mostly because I don’t have time, but there were some I’d like to have taken part in. I have successfully taken part in two local nail art contests.
What are your favourite brands of nail polish to use? One Coat line of polishes by local brand Don Juan, Flormar polishes, China Glaze and OPI.
In your nail polish collection what shades do you have the most of? Red, with purple as a close second.
How many bottles of nail polish do you own? At the moment 206.
Anything else you would like to add… I’m looking forward to discovering any new nail polish related blog, nail polish brand, tip, technique... I’ll try everything, although I maybe won’t write about it.
That's all for this post guys!
But keep an eye out for another post in a few days time!
Thanks for reading!