Meet Kimberly Nissen, the blogger behind The Plastic Diaries!
How did you get into nails?
My interest in nails came at around 8 years old. I would always accompany my mother to her local beautician and I wasn’t allowed to have any of the beauty treatments done, but I managed to convince her to let me have a manicure to kill some time. My attraction was instant when I noticed the skill it took for the beauty therapist to preen my little nails into beautiful fashion accessories.
What is your favorite color of polish?
Pink in some form will always be my go-to nail polish colour. I am a girly girl most of the time and I don’t think anything says that more than pink nails.
Which celebrity’s nails would you jump at the chance to do?
Katy Perry because she is a risk taker and I don’t think she would be too upset with me if a design didn’t go exactly as planned.
What’s your favorite nail trend?
Right now it is glitter dips. I love the raw 3D texture of covering your entire nail with shiny, sparkly glitter.
What is your favorite current beauty trend?
I am not a follower of beauty trends (other than nails) because my motto is to look my best all the time and trends don’t always make you look your best.
Favorite beauty product?
My favourite and absolute essential product is Sunscreen with a high UVA/UVB protection. Skin cancer, sun spots, dried out wrinkles, flaky patches, burnt or sun tanned skin is not attractive and a high protection sunscreen is the only way to prevent it.
What is the biggest beauty mistake that you are seeing right now?
The biggest mistake I am seeing is people still sitting out in the sun baking themselves and not wearing sunscreen. They feel because they can’t see the damage now that it doesn’t matter, but it does. When I look at them I see how they are going to look in 20 years, if melanoma doesn’t get them first.
Do you have any other hobbies?
Beauty was my main hobby until I made it my job, so I am kind of left without one at the moment. When I am not working on creating content for ThePlasticDiaries.com I am spending time with my rescue dogs and trying to raise awareness for the plight of abused and abandoned animals.
What is your favorite nail design that you created?
My favourite nail design (that I actually have a photo of) was a design done with CND Shellac’s Hotski To Tchotchke as the main colour, with a diagonal accent on the ring finger of Purple Purple, and then topped with Zillionaire.
Do you have a favorite musician or band? What design would you like to put on their nails?
Linkin Park is my favourite band and I would love to do a raindrop design in black or midnight blue as the base in matte with glossy droplets for the raindrops. They have such dark songs that an equally dark nail design would be required.
What are your trend predictions for 2013?
Across fashion, beauty and nails we will see a huge burst of Emerald as Pantone has named it their 2013 Color Of The Year. For nails I think we will see the textured 3D designs (Velvet, Flocking, Glitter, etc) become more widespread and accessible to the masses.
[Images courtesy of Kimberly Nissen, The Plastic Diaries]