Indie Sunday - Paint Job Nail Lacquer

Hi everyone!!

Meet Melinda of Paint Job Nail Lacquer!



When did your love for polish begin? 
My love for polishes began as a little girl. I remember that my mom had the most beautiful long nails. She had a rack of about 10-15 polishes, which at the time, I thought was a jackpot! I remember climbing to reach them and polishing my nails on weekends.  I went to private school my whole life and I wasn't allowed to wear nail polish on weekdays to school. Terrible childhood! Lol. When I got to high school, like most girly girls I started the acrylic nails. Oh boy! I would get bright polish and crazy designs. I did that for about 15 years. When I hit my thirties, yes thirties,  :-( I decided that I was spending too much on my nails and I needed a change. I removed them and started to "Lub my nubs". I convinced myself that short nails were in and I started to buy nail polish, then more nail polish and then began to make nail polish! That rack that my mom had was nothing compared to the collection I have now. 

What made you decide to start your own polish line? 
I started my line in May of 2013. At that point I was completely obsessed with nail polish. My husband and I started a home based business called Car Couture, LLC. My husband is equally obsessed with cars and customizing cars. The plan was to start with vinyl stickers and move onto customizing. Well I liked the idea but I really needed something for me. So one day while I was doing paperwork for my day job as a Mental Health Therapist, I started to research some indie polish lines, blogs and suppliers. I called my husband and he thought it was a great idea. Honestly, I thought he would completely shut me down on it, but he was so supportive and was impressed with the research I had already done. So we created the line with the ladies of "car guys" in mind. I thought of all the car shows I had been to and although I love all the pretty cars, I would have loved to stop and take a peek at some awesome polishes. So now it's available! Yay. :-) 

What's the inspiration behind the colors you create?
All of the colors have car themed names. I try to name them so they make sense with the color. I also keep myself abreast of  fashion trends and put my own twist on what is seen on the runways.  Purple is my favorite color so I have a few purple polishes. I literally have to talk myself out of making a new purple every time I mix. 

How many polishes do you have in your stash?
Wow! This was difficult,  I attempted to count and I got to about 175. I'm a polish hoarder! I'm sure there are ladies out there with a lot more but my mouth dropped when I realized how many I REALLY had..... I'm so ashamed! Hehe, not really. 

Other than your own, what's your favorite polish brand?
Out of commercial brands, I love China Glaze. Out of my fellow indie mixologists, I love Pure Nail Polish. Danielle is so sweet and the customer service is impeccable. I was her first Florida customer! Yay me. 

How can customers follow you on social media?
We are currently on Instagram as @paintjobnails and on Facebook as Paint Job Nail Lacquer by Car Couture 

Your followers can enjoy a discount of 20% off any purchase with the code POLISHOBSESSION 

Wasn't it great getting to know Melinda a bit more?  Here's a fun fact: Melinda and I went to elementary and junior high school together and we reconnected over nail polish ;0).  I'm so excited for her and her nail polish line!

Here are some of my personal faves:

I'm In Neutral

I Bought A Lemon

Hybrid
Aren't they pretty?  She has lots of more fun combos on her site here.  Take advantage of the discount offer and try a few!
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the feature! I love that you added that we reconnected over nail polish, lol! I remember looking at all you pics on FB and reading your blog and when I finally got rid of the acrylics, I remember asking you questions about base and top coats! Thanks for all of your support! Just a reminder that the website is www.etsy.com/paintjobnaillacquer hope all of the readers enjoy the POLISHOBSESSION coupon code!

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    1. You're so welcome Melinda!! So happy for you and this new venture.

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  2. Melinda is gorgeous and so are her polishes :)

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