Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inaugural Post: Cheers to a New Blog!

ehmkay nails has been in the works for quite some time! First I'll give you the short version of me: I'm from the NYC area and I recently graduated with my MA in Literature. I fell in love with nail polish about a year ago, so books and nails are my loves (among other things)! While completing my Masters degree, I did my nails as my way to relax while finishing my thesis. I started buying more colors and doing more intricate nail art designs and layering combos. Eventually, I would take pictures and show it to my friends.

Well the better half of ehmkay nails has been supporting me for a while and begged me to start my blog which I am entirely thankful for! I was also invited into some polish groups on Facebook where they also encouraged my blog adventures! I hope you give me time to experiment with picture taking and join me on my ever evolving blog. And I hope you don't mind if I show you some older nail art as it was this art that really pushed me into the nail polish community.

In coordination with my blog, I am opening up an Etsy shop, ehmkay designs, which I hope you will take a gander at! I have been playing around with layering combinations for over a year and eventually would layer 10 polishes, which is way too much for my nails! My solution: nail polish jewelry! I think my pieces are different from other stores, so do take a look! I will link the store as soon as it is ready (let's hope for this week)!

NOW ONTO THE POLISH! A milestone birthday of mine was last week, and I thought what better way to begin my 25th year than with CUPCAKE NAILS (and a blog and Etsy store)! First photo is indoors. The next two are in direct sunlight in NYC as I ran around in my polka dot dress enjoying my day.



I thought they were festive and fun and on principle I took pictures with some Crumbs cupcakes but they are so massive I couldn't exactly get my hand around it. I do have embarrassing photos of me eating the cupcake, if you're interested in those kind of embarrassing photos. 

I do hope you come back to my little blog to see more nail art and combos! I promise I won't hammer on about me! I hope to show you my most meaningful nail art designs this week as a little introduction to who I am!


Polishes used: Zoya Zuza as base. Lynnderella Sweets to the Sweet as Sprinkles.
Thumb: Zoya Michelle with Zoya Sarah
Index: Zoya Dannii with Orly Rococo A Go Go
Middle: Spoiled I'm so Jaded with Zoya Apple
Ring: Zoya Arizona with China Glaze Riveting
Pinky: Sally Hansen Marine Scene with Orly Stone Cold
Cherry: Zoya Sookie with OPI Love is a Racket

I would like to thank my dear friend Ryan for creating my awesome blog and Etsy store banner! 

30 comments:

  1. |YAY Michelle! It's about time! I can't wait to see what happens here in your blogging world!

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    1. Haha yes, a loooong time coming but it is here. I hope I add a little bit of flair to the many nail blogs out there! Thank you for being my first comment ever!!

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  2. LOVE it!!!!! I am so glad you listened to me. ;) Hehehe

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    1. Thank you! This nail art took longer than usual, but I think the overall effect celebrated my quarter century in style :)

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  4. Can't wait to see what you've got for your shop! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm super excited as I've been making pieces for months and people kept asking me about them. So I decided what do I have to lose. I will probably post teaser pictures on here before I open up shop!

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  5. They're so cute! Glad you finally started your blog, can't wait to see the Etsy shop.

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    1. One women said they were a little wild haha. I'm super excited for my Etsy shop and I hope I don't disappoint! Thanks for the well wishes!

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  6. Oh, those nails are just darling! Nicely done! :)

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    1. I like darling nails! I actually just had a few breaks but these were so festive I simply had to post them first! Thank you!

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  7. Now I'm hungry for cupcakes. Great mani idea!!

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    1. They made me irrationally hungry as well. I used my birthday and nails as an excuse to eat cupcakes and ice cream cake. Whoops.

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  8. Yay! Ab-so-lutely Delish!!! (Now mail me some Crumbs cupcakes! hehe)

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    1. Crumbs cupcakes are amazing and SO huge! If you are ever in NYC, definitely try one!

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  9. Congratulations and welcome to the blogging world. Such a great post and a beautiful cupcake manicure very talented. I can't wait to see and read more

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    1. Thank you SO much! I look forward to this adventure and sharing some art! Come back this week as I will be blogging about my most meaningful nail art thus far!

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  10. Congratulations on your new blog!! FINALLY!!!!!
    Well, you know already that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your birthday mani so let's see some more!! :-D
    Have lotsa fun! not worth it otherwise ;-)

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    1. Thank you Jin!! That birthday mani was a labour of love! I'm so excited to show you some more :) Hopefully ones you haven't seen on Facebook!

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  11. Amazing manicure for a first post!! Congratulations and welcome to blogging world!!!!
    You'll have loads of funn!!!
    Xoxo

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    1. I think I waited to start blogging because I had no idea what my first post should be! I'm already having fun!

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  12. Congratualations! Cute mani! =)

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    1. Thank you! Cute is always good in my book!

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  13. YAY! I loved when you did these nails! So glad you finally have a blog!

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    1. Thanks Jacki. I have been eying so much of your nail art forever and I can't wait to do your plaid nails!! Among others. You just have so much awesome nail art I can't handle it.

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  14. They look delicious! :) Love them!!

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    1. I think the different colored wrappers made them look super yummy. And the different sized sprinkles! Thank you!! Love your name, by the way.

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  15. Welcome to blogging, I just started too. Your nails are FAB!

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    1. Thank you! Do let me know your blog so I can check it out! I just had a lot of breaks but thankfully I have long nailbeds! Can't wait to see your blog!

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  16. You have a vision and passion, Michelle! This blog will surely exhibit your talents. I remember visiting your place many years back and seeing a HUGE jar of nail polish of every kind, so it is only fitting that you've made it to a larger calling. Keep up the great work!

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