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

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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  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 hope all of the readers enjoy the POLISHOBSESSION coupon code!

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

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


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