Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Manicured Monkey Presents: Polish My Mind!

Your name: Basia, although I use name Bazzia 
No nail-facebook got only my own (Basia Bandych - that is just if you wanna use it)

"Getting to know you":
Your name: My name is Basia although I use name Bazzia. Yes, very strange but Im a bit strange person too :)
Favorite polish brand/color/finish: Hm, when it comes to colors Im a sucker for purples and blues, I love creme finish but then again glitters are awesome too. Brand? OPI, ChG and IsaDora but the last one mentioned have in their polishes very big brushes and painting my baby nails is tricky.
Why did you start your blog?: Since I remember I liked painting my nails, creating (read trying to create) cute manis. One day a friend of mine sent me a picture of some sort of mani, sadly I cant remember what it was, but I thought to myself "Hey! I could do it too, it looks awesome!" So I did! I started to search for nail blogs to read more about how to do all of this amazing stuff and get more inspiration! After some time I decided to start my own blog. I wanted to share my thoughts, my sometimes miserable manis and of course get to know more crazy nail polish ladies out there!
What do you think is your specialty mani?: My specialty mani? I dont think I even have one! haha But if I were to chose I'd pick water marble and gradient. Im not a master of either of those manis but they dont cause me trouble when I do them.

Where do you look for inspiration?: My fellow bloggers! I often find myself stuck with ideas when it comes to manis so I check around about million blogs to find some inspiration. I do not steal ideas but the more different manis I check out, the more ideas I get. Gets easier to combine some of the stuff I like into a great mani! I like to look around myself too, when Im with friends (their clothes often provide some cute pattern or color combination that I later transfer into my mani) or even when I take a walk, our great nature is beautiful!
What's one mani you have yet to attempt?: Well, nail wraps, Im kind of afraid of them. They can be very costy here in Sweden and Im afraid that if I dont like the result or Ill be clumsy with putting the wraps on my nails Ill just waste money on it. I rather buy another bottle of nail polish :)
One nail trend you are not on board with: I've seen pictures of duck nails a few times and all I can say is USCH!!! >.< I cannot say more, obviously there are ladies that like it so Ill let them have it.
Do you have a nail care routine?: I nourish my nails everyday, you can call it nail care routine but I think of it as necessary moisturizing my dry cuticles and post gel nails. I fix my cuticles when its needed :)
What you hope readers take away from your blog: Inspiration and information of course! They can see swatches, nail art and some helpful tips. Im kind of new into all of it but my readers make me wanna do more, so thank all of you!


  1. Very cute Mani Basia! I would like to read more about how you did this... Especially how you got from light to dark with out any lines?

    1. Thank you sweetness, for the mani I used gradient technique with white and the bright turquoise, waited for it to dry completely then put on a coat of Seche Vite. To blend more the white nail polish I put on 2 coats of Essie Matte About You. Matte effect really blends the white polish in a gradient :) After that I free-handed some branches and flowers. No top coat over them :)

    2. Holy cow, that is soooooo involved!!! I'm far too lazy for this!!! But I would oogle over it if I saw it in person. Looks fantastic!

  2. Oh wauwie that's a hot looking mani!
    Great job!

  3. this is such a darling design!!

  4. such a darling design!!


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