Johanna Ferrari spends part of her time as a nail artist (@nailsbyjoha Instagram), part of her time as the owner of Joha’s Love Nail Polish. As she has quite a few fans, we wanted to get to know a little more about her brand! We talked to her one-on-one to get the scoop.
Nail It!: What’s your “day job”?
Ferrari: I’m a stay home mom of a 7 year old and two year old.
How did you begin creating your own polishes?
I began by posting nail art on Instagram (@nailsbyjoha) and then discovered indie polish. I fell in love with it.
What makes your line of lacquers unique?
Not only are my polishes are handcrafted and 5-free (which means they do not contain the toxic chemicals: toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, camphor or formaldehyde resins), I also think that I bring something for every age to enjoy with my unique colors and crème formulas.
Do any of your polishes have a totally different look layered over a colored base?
Yes, Love Dust (below) from my first collection is a beautiful glitter topper. Layering it over a new base color makes it look totally different!
Is there a story behind your brand’s name?
I wanted to have a name to show that I’m making each polish with love and want to bring something beautiful for everyone – that’s where the “Love” came from!
What’s the inspiration behind your lacquer colors?
I honestly have to say that I’m lucky to find inspiration everywhere, places I get to visit, nature, clothing, etc. It’s also how I find my inspiration to create nail art.
What is your favorite polish you’ve ever?
One of my favorites polishes ever created is Dreamy (pictured above). I just think it has a soft feminine look but it also fun to wear.
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Images: Johanna Ferrari, @lauramerino12, @_nailsbyjacky