I am momentarily leaving my flu cocoon to bring you a very special Rap Sheet.
It’s Mother’s Day and I thought it was the perfect time to put the spotlight on one of my favorite moms – Jenni Epperson. Jenni is an inspiration to me. I love how she’s able to balance her career, her family and her social life. She juggles her responsibilities as fashion editor, celebrity stylist, blogger and entrepreneur but always makes time for her husband Tom and kids Aryanna and Dylan, having fun with them, prettifying their home and cooking great food they can enjoy. And she makes it look so effortless. What’s even more awesome is how she’s inspiring other moms to do the same with her blog.
Jenni is a nail polish fan too – and I love that we share that passion (remember our Chocolate Cakes story?).
In this edition of Rap Sheet, Jenni talks about her love for polish and her favorite brands and nail polish shades.
Favorite nail polish/brand:
Essie and Chanel
Top five favorite nail polish colors:
Essie “Wickedly Delicious” collection — that’s five colors already! LOL
Chanel “Splendeur” – in my opinion, it’s the only fuchsia nail polish you’ll ever need.
Essie “Fifth Avenue” – the name speaks for itself — it’s the nail polish of fashion lovers, plus the best red orange hue I’ve tried.
Zoya “Kelly” – this was a gift from, uhm, you! It’s my favorite gray tint! Thanks again!
Laura Mercier “Avant Guarde” nail lacquer – it’s my all-time favorite deep purple polish!
Essie “Chocolate Cakes” – because the color is “finger-lickin’ good!” It also has a sentimental value for me as I found the last three bottles at Essenses, Rustan’s! I’m also on a “brown” phase right now, and this color is the perfect reddish brown for me.
How big is your nail polish collection?
What collection? Haha!
I’m a newbie when it comes to nail polish. I used to apply whatever my manicurist had in her beauty basket. Thanks to you, I’m slowly building a collection! Still, I find myself buying almost the same colors like, deep purples, reds, red-oranges, grays, and baby pinks.
Where do you usually buy them?
Essenses and Rustan’s
Where do you get your nails done?
Henri Calayag Salon, Nail Spa, and home service
How often do you change your nail polish color?
Once a week or whenever a beauty day permits.
Nail polish/manicure/pedicure pet peeves:
Dirty tools. Ew.
How do you take care of your nails?
I let them “rest” for a few weeks when they start to discolor from wearing nail polish.
Any favorite nail treatment or product?
I like using a nail strengthener base. I buy O•P•I• Natural Nail Strengthener Base.
What’s your favorite nail polish remover?
O•P•I• Polish Remover with Aloe Vera because of its moisturizing formula.
If you can only wear one shade every day, what will it be?
Hands down, deep purple! \m/
Any tips for other nail polish junkies?
Don’t be one! Haha! Collecting polish is crazy! Buying the entire collection per season can be expensive. Choose your favorites and use them till they run out. Share your nail polish with friends. It’s economical and more fun that way.