I don't have many Polish M polishes, but the ones I do have, I absolutely LOVE! It first started with a mystery grab bag, and the rest was history. Michelle has an AMAZING formula, but even better than that, she is amazing with her customers.
I asked Michelle if she would be interested in being featured on a Meet The Maker post, and she happily accepted. Alas, let's get to know Michelle of Polish M.
Tell me and the readers, 3 things people don't know about you.
1. I owned my first nail and tanning salon when I was 19 yrs old.
2. I'm my moms only child but I have 4 sisters from my dad.
3. I'm a long time collector of Lolita hand painted martini glasses.
When you started your line, it was named Laquerlicious, since it's been over a year now, what are your final thoughts on the change?
The best business decision to date! I'm so happy I made the change!
You have a huge following, how does that make you feel? Looking back, did you think you'd become this popular?
I'm flattered you say that! I've been around a while but I don't feel like I'm a popular brand at all.
What has been your FAVORITE collection and single polish you have come out with thus far?
As far as collections, I'd have to say any of my Polish For Pit Bulls because of the meaning and cause. A single polish is hard!! I'd probably say Autumn's Palette.
What are your favorite indie/Etsy brands?
Oh man. Sooo soo many. Love Angeline, Cameo Colours Lacquer, Lavish Polish, Envy Lacquer, Bliss Polish... I could go on and on. There's a ton of excellent brands out there.
How did your nail polish making come about?
I had been frankening polish long before indie was an actual thing. I would customize colors for clients and add glitter into mainstream polishes. When the indie market surfaced, I was hooked.
How often do YOU do your nails?
Sadly, once every 2/3/4 weeks lol. I honestly don't have a lot of extra time to fuss over them. I wear gel polish to protect my nails while I do nails, so I can go for a while without needing to do them.
What does your nail polish collection consist of?
My salon life consists of mostly of gel polish but the polish I do have are China Glaze and Zoya. My personal life consists of indies.
Favorite TV shows? Favorite movie of all time? Favorite food?
I'm really not huge on TV. I usually just have it on for background noise.
Fav movie is Bad Boys II.
I don't have a fav food! I'm pretty game for anything except seafood!
Lastly, share anything you'd like...
A little insight on my personal life... I'm 40 years young. I got my Cosmetology license in 1995 and have been doing nails ever since (21 years!). Besides being a manicurist and running Polish 'M, I also own a beautiful, full service salon. I married my husband on Halloween of 2003. We are child free by choice. We have 4 personal dogs and we foster dogs for a local rescue. I am a huge bully breed and animal advocate!
And there you have it! Do you think you know Michelle a little better or are you curious to know more? I'd suggest asking questions below, and maybe Michelle will make a surprise visit and answer them.
Lastly, I'd like to thank Michelle for taking some time to answer some random questions and for making outstanding polishes. She currently has her new collection out, and her past collection is on sale, for $6 a pop, along with the prototypes for $4. I have Proto #27 and HIGHLY recommend it.