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Hey guys! Today I am very happy to be interviewing Christy Davis who is the creator of Slaquer Lacquer!
Please tell me a bit yourself (not your polish brand just you).
My name is Christy Davies and I'm a 35 year old mother of four living in a suburb of Atlanta Georgia (USA). I love nail polish, piercings, and pulling pranks on my teenage children.
What is your nail polish brand name?
My polish brand is called Slaquer Lacquer.
What inspired you to name your brand that?
My husband is a teacher, and often jokingly references the teacher from "Back to the Future" by calling his students slackers. When I was coming up with names he suggested it because it rhymed with Lacquer.
What year did you start your brand?
I've been dabbling with making polish for a year now, but my official business started in March of this year.
Do you remember the name of the first polish you made &/or sold?
The first polish I ever made for actual sale was Speckled Jim which is a gray creme with teeny black specks.
Out of all the the polishes you've made, can you tell me your favourite 3?
My favorite three polishes are 21-1, which is a black jelly with purple rainbow holographic glitter; Cardassia Lime, which is a pastel neon green crelly with green flakies; and Lady of the Laken, which is a deep cerulean blue jelly with tons of blue dot and hex glitter (and a touch of green).
What are your 3 top sellers of all times?
21-1; Vashta Nerada, a black jelly with sky blue glitter; and Party Like It's 1989, which is a neon pink jelly with holo hexes and yellow and teal dot glitter.
When making a polish, do you create with inspirations or just start
adding by random?
I start with a mental concept of what color and style I'd like to make, but I usually evolve it from my initial plans and have also had many happy accidents during the creative process. You can't really add randomly, because the nature of pigment is to turn muddy if you don't carefully plan out your colors.
Do you ship internationally?
I ship everywhere in the world that has a postal service.
Is there anything else you'd like my readers to know?
I would like your readers to know that indie polishes are the best because we really care about our craft. We aren't executives or factories, but real people working out of kitchens and dining room tables to make something that we want people to love, not just buy. When you buy indie you're buying a bit of someone else's dream.
Also could you please link me your website as well as all of the
social media sites you use.
My etsy store is www.etsy.com/shop/SlaquerLacquer
My Facebook page is www.facebook.com/SlaquerLacquer