Thursday, October 4, 2012


Welcome to Nailed It! I am so excited to be starting this blog, I've been thinking about doing this for a while now, and have decided to jump right in! Why not, right?

I little about me: My name is Kara, I live in beautiful Oregon with my 2 beautiful daughters, as of now are 3 years old and 10 months old, whom I will call A & B (their initials, not rankings, haha).

If you had asked me 6 months ago if I wanted to do a nail blog, I would have thought you were crazy! 6 months ago I didn't even know anyone blogged about nails! Boy, was I wrong! I had 4 bottles of ancient nail polish that I only ever wore on my toes. I had small kids, I never wear nail polish while my kids were in the I-will-chew-on-your-fingers phase, so it wasn't until my youngest got out of that phase that I started painting my nails. I was going through a major life change, and lets be honest, I was stressed. Staying home all day by myself with 2 kids + life change = crazy mama! I discovered that painting my nails was my outlet. It was so zen, to hide in the bathroom at 11:00 at night, after I had finally gotten both kids to bed, and stroke paint onto my nails with a tiny brush. It became my time to relax, my time to unwind before I exhaustedly dragged myself to bed only to be woken up too soon to do it all over again. Another day of stress, another night of nail polish. I started doing my nails every night, and I could feel the strain the next day if I missed a night. I started buying more colors, the cheap stuff at first, but my nails soon began peeling and splitting.

My first GOOD polish I bought was China Glaze For Audrey. I will always hold a special place in my heart for this polish, though it has migrated to a favorite on toes rather than nails these days as my stash has grown.

My next obsession began soon after. I didn't want to waste my money on buying polishes I didn't love, so I started stalking nail polish on Pinterest. WOW! A whole new world of polish was opened before my eyes! This is where I discovered Konad and nail stamping, and many of my favorite brands and colors of polish.

There you have it, my nail polish journey in a nutshell, and here, today, starts a new chapter in this journey of nails: my blog!

I hope you enjoy this blog, I know I will enjoy writing it and sharing my manis, and my Facebook friends will enjoy not being forced to look at the pictures of them :)

So welcome, I am so happy to be here :)



  1. I wanted to say WELCOME to the nail blog world. I was reading your story and laughing the whole time as it sounded! I used to be a manicurist many maaaany years ago and life got in the way, not making enough money. Then I had a job where I couldn't paint my nails. Well, I recently changed jobs and my kids are older now (17 & 10) so I mentioned to my husband one night that I wanted to start doing my nails again.....then for this past Mothers Day I received ALOT of nail polish from my boys and him, thus the obsession began. I am currently at well over 200 polishes and I do my nails every coupe days. I can't just do a solid color though, has to be some art to it. But this is my outlet also. I am following you now and will definitely be checking back with you. Is it okay to post my page links?

    1. Absolutely, I'd love to check out your blog, too! Thanks for reading :)


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