Meet Jenny Pasha, the nails behind the nail art blog 10 Blank Canvases. Winner of the Best New Beauty Blog in the UK Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012, Jenny has been doing nail art since 2011 and predicts DIY studded and rhinestone nails to be big trends for 2013. Jenny says she “always paint all 10 fingers and that is where the name 10 Blank Canvases comes from. Each nail is a little canvas to be painted on…and when it chips off it just means I have a new blank canvas to start again!”
Tell me a bit about your blog
I have been blogging for just over a year now and it’s a place I can display all my nail art and my inspirations. It started just as a way to show off my nails to friends and family and has developed into a full obsession!
How often do you post?
I post once of twice a week. I’ll post nails soon after I paint them and as I like to keep my designs on for a few days it does limit the amount I post per week.
Are you left or right handed?
I’m right handed, but have always made a point to paint full designs on both nails so as a result am able to paint with both hands now.
What’s your best tip for painting your other hand?
The problem with painting with your non-dominant hand is steadiness so when I paint with my left hand I rest it on my hand close to the nails to limit the shakiness and try to do quick brush strokes.
How often do you paint your nails?
I paint my nails on average two or three times a week. I will wait until a nail chips or I have a specific event I want to have special nails for to re-do them. I spend so much time painting them it would be a shame to take it off the next day.
How many polishes in your collection?
I don’t have the biggest nail polish collection of all the bloggers I have seen. I probably have around the 200-polish mark, which it still a lot!
How do you store your polishes?
At the moment I am using plastic drawers that I got from Muji, but I have just ordered myself an infamous Helmer set of drawers that most bloggers use as they fit nail polishes perfectly!
Which brand has the best brush?
I think I like the thin Essie or Nails Inc brush the best. I like a thinner brush for more precision.
Favorite polish brand?
At the moment it has to be Nails Inc. They have such a great range of colours and a nice thick formula. Also being a London girl I love the names they give their polishes all places and roads in London.
Best bargain buy?
For cheap colours that are also great quality I always go for Barry M. They have a great range of bright colours and I love their Gold and Silver Foil polishes.
It’s got to be sapphire blue. My favorite polish ever is Essie Aruba Blue recently challenged by OPI DS Magic. DS Magic is so sparkly it always makes me smile seeing it on my fingers!!
Favourite colour combinations?
The combination I use most in my nail art is black and gold. It’s such a classic mix and there is so much you can do with it, from a detailed gold lace over a black base to gold studs over a black matte base. Its also great as it will go with any outfit and makes great statement nails for a night out.
Best tip for making nail polish last longer?
On your nails, use a good topcoat. I always finish with a layer of Sech Vite. It dries your nails quickly and gives them a glossy shine.
In the bottle, use nail polish thinner when it gets too gloopy. Nails polish thinner, such as Seche Restore, is one of my most used tools! It makes your polishes easier to apply and means you can use every last drop!
What’s your favourite nail art trend?
That’s a tough question as I love so many different types of nail art and am always looking to try out new trends. I love lace or fine detail over any base or even over a nude base. This look can make a statement without being too in your face if subtle colours are used. On the other end of the spectrum I also am a fan of galaxy nails, it combines my favorite colours, purple, black and blue and if done well can give a really great bold look to nails.
Thanks so much for sharing your Nail Romance Jenny!
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