Kat was kind enough to answer some of my questions:
My name’s Katrina (Kat, for short). I’m a 22-year-old girl living in the Philippines. I work as a layout artist in a publishing house. I’m very shy and I tend to stutter or turn red whenever I talk to someone who’s not close to me.
Why did you start blogging?
I became really obsessed with nail polish ever since I entered college and I started collecting a lot of them. I’d stop by the department stores and browse through their nail polish displays. I noticed that some of the polish I bought weren’t as great as I thought they’d be so I began to search for photos online to help me choose which ones I’ll buy. I had a hard time trying to find photos of locally made polish so I decided to start a blog that focuses on local products.
How old is your blog?
I think I started around March of 2012. I took a break for 6 months but it’s almost 2 years old now. I’m really thankful that a lot of people read my posts even if they contain a lot of grammatical errors. Hihi.
How big is your nail polish collection?
I have 345 bottles.. I think… I try to count them as accurately as possible but I keep on adding some more polish… Haha.
Favourite nail polish brands?
China Glaze, Deborah Lippmann, Dazzle Dry, Revlon OPI, Etude House, Nature Republic, The Face Shop and many more… I’m sorry, I just can’t choose. I like them all! Hahaha.
Favourite local nail polish brands?
I really like them all so I’m having a hard time…. Chic, Oh My Golly, Caress, Caronia, Bobbie, San San, etc… I mostly choose nail polish by looking at its color and not its brand.
Your favourite colors?
Purple! I loooove purple polishes! I’ll buy any shade of purple. Hihihi. I think at least one third of my stash is purple…
Your favourite base and top coats?
I’m using the ones made by a local brand, Bobbie. I haven’t tried any other base coats or top coats yet because I always get distracted by the colorful polishes.
Best nail and hand care products?
I use the Renewing Scrub and Nourishing Crème from Caronia’s hand and foot care line. They both have a Green Tea component which makes my hands feel cool and refreshed.
Which nail blogs from the Philippines do you recommend to check out?
I recommend WoW Nails, TheNailinator, Simply Rins and Art of Nail . Each of these blogs are very unique and please do check them out.