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Bloggers You Should Know: Melissa of Nailrotica

Bloggers You Should Know: Melissa of Nailrotica

06.30.14

By niwp_admin

Meet Melissa Fisk of Nailrotica! Her designs are both unique and well-painted, two characteristics that have earned her a considerable following. We talked to her to have her spill her tips on being a successful nail blogger. 


What got you into nail art?
I’ll admit I started doing nail art to try to stop biting my nails. I have been a chronic nail biter since I was a kid. This was my last ditch effort and it worked!

How long have you been writing on your blog? 
Since November 2013

What sort of things will readers find on your blog?
Lots of nail art, tutorials, stamping (I’m obsessed with stamping), swatches, etc.

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What’s your favorite nail art you’ve done? What inspired you to try it? 
My India inspired nails. I was inspired by my love for all things Indian and then I saw some amazing MoYou stamping plates that were calling out my name, so to speak. So then I just couldn’t resist.

What is your “day job?” 
I work in STD prevention and treatment full time and I also have a full social life with friends, family and my two cats. I spend a lot of time searching for nail art inspiration, traveling, reading and watching Netflix.

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How do you juggle nails and other aspects of your life? Do you have a routine?
It is hard to juggle. Sometimes I get a little obsessed and have to check myself. But I am getting better at balance as I do it more.

What’s one “secret” to a successful blog you can share? 
1. It takes a lot of time and work, so don’t expect it to happen right away. 
2. Don’t be afraid to ask. Do you want to swatch/get advice from/collaborate with someone you are afraid might never give you the time of day because you “only” have a certain amount of followers? Just ask! You never know what might happen!

What is your absolute favorite color of polish?
Purples are my absolute weakness!

How many different polishes do you own?
Last I counted I was at 350. I am afraid to count again!

Which celebrity’s nails would you jump at the chance to design?
The Militant Baker! She is not a celebrity in the traditional sense, but I think she is such an inspiring chick!

What would you put on her nails?
She would definitely want something over the top! Probably plenty of glitter and bright colors and designs!

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What is your absolute favorite color of polish?
Purples are my absolute weakness!

How many different polishes do you own?
Last I counted I was at 350. I am afraid to count again!

Which celebrity’s nails would you jump at the chance to design?
The Militant Baker! She is not a celebrity in the traditional sense, but I think she is such an inspiring chick!

What would you put on her nails?
She would definitely want something over the top! Probably plenty of glitter and bright colors and designs!

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What’s your favorite nail trend?
Stamping! I am so utterly obsessed.

When did you realize your blog was a success?
When some of the nail bloggers I had idolized began to pay attention to me, I realized that I must be doing something right.

What was your most recent impulse buy?
The spring collection from Laquerlicious. I tried to stay away but crumbled and well, you know the rest.

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Are you close with other bloggers in the community?
Yes, I am so happy to say I have met some amazing gals through the nail art world and I’m so thankful!

What else would you be doing if you didn’t have the blog?
Probably stressing out! Nail art has become my way to de-stress from my day.

Can you give us a nail art tip?
Practice! Lots and lots and lots of practice will make you better and is the best tip I can give.

Visit the Nailrotica blog: nailrotica.com
Instagram: @lissamel9
Facebook: facebook.com/nailrotica

[Images: Melissa Fisk]

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