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Indie Polish Spotlight: Daily Charme

Indie Polish Spotlight: Daily Charme

01.14.15

By semick

They were right when they said two heads is better than one. Ailee Fei and CiCi Wu have joined together as expert nail artists, bloggers, saleswomen, and now polish makers. In their Etsy store, the girls many shades of Charme Lacquers, including their newest six-piece set, the New York Collection. Read through to see what it is that makes these two a successful team.

Nail It!: How long have you been making your own polish?
Daily Charme: We started experimenting with making nail polish colors around last February.

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How did you begin creating your own polishes?

We are obsessed with nail polishes and have a fairly large collection so we’re always looking for the next and the latest color. Sometimes we would find a color that we liked, but think could be a few shades darker, or a glitter polish that could be a bit more sparkly. The solution we came up with was to create our own. That way we can have the color exactly as we want it.

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What’s the inspiration behind your lacquer colors?
We love to travel, so it would be fitting to create polishes that are inspired by the wonderful and unique cities all around the world. Our launch collection was the Los Angeles collection, and our latest fall collection was inspired by New York.

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What is your best seller right now?
Our best seller would probably be Muholland and Wilshire. Mulholland is a plum jelly with lots of fun glitters, and Wilshire is a total pastel glitter bomb topper!

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What is your favorite polish you’ve ever created?
That’s really difficult to pick! Some of our favorites are Beverly, Hollywood, Time Square and Madison.

Other than your own, what’s your favorite brand of polish to use?
We tend to gravitate toward solid colors when it comes to our nail polish purchases, only because we do a ton of nail art and solid colors are much more versatile for that purpose. The brands that we use the most often probably are OPI and Zoya.

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Do any of your polishes have a totally different look layered over a colored base?
Our glitter toppers like Wilshire and Westwood can have a totally different look depending on the base color it’s layered over. Even the jellies can look different when layered, for example, Mulholland turns into a much deeper purple when layered over a solid black base.

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Any spoilers you’d like to share about your future collections?
Our next collection is already in the works, and this time the city that inspires us will be across the ocean!

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Want more Daily Charme?
See their blog, dailycharme.com
Visit their Etsy store, etsy.com/shop/dailycharme
Like them on Facebook: facebook.com/DailyCharme
Follow on Instagram: @daily_charme
Check ’em out on Pinterest: pinterest.com/dailycharme

 

[Courtesy of Ailee Fei and Cici Wu of Daily Charme]

[Swatch credits: @Followthatway on Instagram]

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