Up Close & Personal with Makers Dozen

***PRESS (PR) SAMPLE NOTICE ***

Hey Sugas!!! In the baking world, a bakers dozen is commonly understood to mean 13. In the indie maker world, Makers Dozen is the hottest new thing in collaborations featuring 12 core brands and a guest maker every month. That’s right, Makers Dozen is launching June 1st and in addition to a few offerings, I am delighted to share with you an exclusive, inside look into the 12 makers known as Makers Dozen!

 How will the box be run?

The Makers Dozen is a collaboration between 12 makers with a different guest maker joining monthly. Polishes will be sold on maker’s individual web sites.

Who are the founding brands?

The founding makers are:

  • Olivia T. (Copacetic Cosmetics)
  • Jenn D (NeVerMind Polish)
  • Jannalyn M (LYNB Designs)
  • Sacha J (Jior Couture)
  • Angie C/N (Sassy Pants Polish)
  • Sabrina B (Zombie Claw Polish)
  • Trish R (PI Colors)
  • Anetress M (Baby Girl Lacquer)
  • Alicia C (Leesha’s Lacquers)
  • Cynthia D (Alter Ego)
  • Simone V (Ms Sparkle)
  • Lisette V/J (Inspirrations)

What is the frequency?

We will be doing this monthly. So 13 polishes released each month.

Pricing:

The pricing is set my each individual maker depending on their own preferences.

How is Makers Dozen different from other boxes that are currently available?

Makers Dozen is so much different, and it’s really exciting. From day 1 to now the idea has changed so much and it’s a great thing. We will be releasing polishes with a cap of 40 so they will stay exclusive and it’ll be exciting to get your hands on! Because of this cap polishes may sell out super quick, but we aren’t having a cut off date. If they are still available in the next monthly they will still be able to be purchased. Also each bottle will be numbered just like works of art should be! We will have 13 drawings in our group to allow members to win free shipping, discounts, etc. The makers are so excited to be engaging with the members I really think it will be something special. Another thing that sets us apart is that each month will be a rainbow of colors! We all rotate colors each month so every month there will be 13 different colored polishes!

Why ‘Maker’s Dozen’?

Makers Dozen was a name that the group came up with together, a play on bakers dozen, and it fits so perfectly!

Let’s meet the makers, shall we???

Enjoy… 

**All swatches are done using liquid latex Peel-off Base, glossy, QDTC and matte topcoat. Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Name and Brand: Olivia Trujillo – Copacetic Cosmetics

Location: Rutledge Missouri

Birthday – January 8th 1994

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

It’s so hard to choose just one! I’ll have to say “Disqualified” because I was so proud when I mastered the white crelly, and it was my first polish to really get my name out there.

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

I love my mini farm! Sunbathing with my goats and chickens is my favorite pastime! I’m also a avid gamer.

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

Well I make cosmetics as well currently and I love doing that! It’s such a large field to work with and there is always something new happening.

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

When I acquired a collection of 534 polishes over the course of 6mo I decided to give “FrankenPolish” (that’s what it was called back then) a try. With so many brands already out there and new ones springing up every day it’s hard to be truly unique, but I believe the main thing that makes my brand unique is that I create polishes I love, I don’t really chase trends if it’s not something that I’d personally wear. Everything on my line is something I would enjoy!

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

My logo has changed many times, as I get bored easily lol. My current logo is a cartoon rendition of my late sweet Neko kitty and I, it was designed originally for a palette cover for a charity collection. I ended up loving is so much that I made it my permanent logo. 

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

High quality products at comfortable prices.

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

The freedom of being able to make anything and everything my heart desires! It truly is an amazing hobby that happens to also be a job.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

One fun fact that a lot of people may not know is that from 2017 till Mid March 2019 my business had never made a profit! I have always used top quality products but haven’t had the customer base to support my brand. I was constantly putting all my sale money back into the brand, But recently that has changed and the response is amazing!

Name and Brand: Jenn – NeVerMind Polish
Location: Chicago
Birthday – Aug 29th

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

My favorite collection is the Myths and Magic collection. It has everything you could want in a polish, amazing color shifts, holo and multicrome flakes!

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

Spare time…What is that? LOL I usually watch YouTube or twitch streams while making polish and shipping orders, does that count as free time? I also play a lot of video games, currently obsessed with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

I seriously have a compulsion to create things, I’m always finding new things to make so my interests kind of rotate. If I wasn’t making polish I’d probably spend time on some of my current hobbies like paper mache, acrylic pouring, cross stitch, quilling, sewing. So many things to create and so little time!

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

It feels so long ago, I decided to start making polish at the end of 2015/early 2016 all because I couldn’t find the perfect red holo polish. I released my first 2 collections in September of 2016. 

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

The name came from a shop I created in a game called Second Life. I like how the letters in the abbreviation can be written to flow into each other NVM, that’s why they are capitalized in my brand name (NeVerMind), it’s kind of a nod to my Second Life store. Creating the logo took ages. I knew the feeling I wanted it to have, elegant and gothy, but I spent about a month redesigning it before I was happy with it.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

Making the world beautiful, one manicure at a time. 

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

The same answer I gave when I started, meeting people that are as excited about nail polish as I am. Making something that makes people happy.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

I love snakes. I had an albino Burmese python for about 17 years. I got her in high school and would occasionally take her to class with me.

Name and Brand: Jennalyn (Jenna) Miller – LynBDesigns

Location: Alpena, Michigan

Birthday: June 6th (business – January 24th)

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

Favorite Polish… that’s a hard one. Fluffy Sweater which was an LE for last Black Friday is a favorite. I’ve worn it at least a dozen times which is a ton for me. I also love Our Little Infinity (my first multichrome, also still live). My favorite collection is probably my Mani Masterpieces Collection from February. I love art and art history so those colors really speak to me.

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

I’m a homebody, and don’t get out much. I make jewelry, I’m a world renowned cat botherer, and I’m a prolific online shopper.

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

I’d probably be focusing on jewelry and photography. I went to school for photography, and really miss it sometimes.

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

I decided to start my own line after I got tired of all my polish and made a whole new collection of frankens. I wound up with a bunch of mauve polishes. Back when I started there were so few brands that everyone was different. Since then I’ve devoted myself to having nerdy, but budget friendly options.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

My name comes from a fashion line I came up with. I’m super into fashion, but I’ve never learned to sew. It comes from my name, my middle initial, and my love of design. My logo is a blend of some of my favorite things and fandoms. I wanted it to look like a hidden image with nail polish at the top.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

Nerdy and niche nail polish for everyone

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

I love the freedom to do what I love. I can make my own schedule and I get to create new pretties all day long.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

I mentioned before that I went to school for photography, but I can’t take a decent polish shot… ever. My wheelhouse is nature and fine art photography.

Name and Brand: Cynthia Decker – Alter Ego Body care Products

Location: Madison, WI

Birthday – July

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

Like children, I cannot pick a fave!  They all are perfect for the inspo I had at the time or I would not have released them 🙂

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

I am not competitive in the least so I do not do any kind of sports altho I do enjoy bowling-not good at it but I like it!  I am an introverted loner so I like solitary pastimes like crossword puzzles-I buy the book compilations from the big newspapers.  I do have a spine issue that I am aging with so when my back starts “kicking up” I do some random crocheting-have to concentrate on that just enough to put the pains in the back of my mind.  When I feel up to it, I like to garden during the summer, both flowers & veggies, and do some canning of those veggies.

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make? 

Many year sago I got certified as a ceramics teacher from a non-profit arts institute that is now defunct but you can’t take that effort away from me!  It was a grueling 10 day seminar broken into 2 weeks, by the time it was done I had hands on training for all the processes that were popular at the time.

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different? 

I started early 2011 after I fell down the rabbit hole of reading reviews.  As we now, I am way older than most makers, I started “doin mah nails” when I started hi school in 1969!  Back then colors were not as varied as they are now-only “nice” girls wore pinks and nudes, reds were for “fast” girls!  I frankened for years until I fell down the rabbit hole and saw all the variety offered from the US and Brazil, then I ran across reviewing making your own polish and I immediately purchased base and supplies at went to town!  I went public in April 2012, just as the great base shortage began.  I found other suppliers and kept at it.  What makes me different is while I recognize the trends and what is hot at the moment I also believe there is a color and a finish for everyone and I am not afraid to offer what may not be popular or most wanted at the time.  I also do not dis-continue a polish unless I cannot get the primary base colorant, once created they stay in the shop and available. 

How did you come up with your company name and logo? 

I did not want to name it after myself, I did that with my ceramics business and it was quite the bummer when I quit that.  I wanted something I could lend a theme too-all my early polishes are named after jobs, functions, hobbies, etc.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan? 

It was “Who Were You, Who Are You?  What Will You Be?”  I dropped that when I added the Body care Products.

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

The creativity!  Mixing together various colorants & additives to see how different everything can turn out is phenomenal!

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you? 

I’m saying this as I smoke my cigarettes and chug my white wine with lots of ice but I am related to a Catholic saint!  A great aunt of my father’s side-I don’t remember how many times great-founded a Religious Order of Nuns back in the late 1800s.  She was quite progressive for the time and the area that she was in-she accepted widowed and divorced women, boys, made sure her followers were appropriately clothed, fed and paid fairly for their services to the community, and even let them keep some spending money and possessions for themselves-all these things were unheard for that time!

Name and Brand: Lisette Valence-Jeffers – Inspurrrations

Location: Lebanon, Oregon

Birthday – May 3


What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created? 

My Angels vs Demons Collection

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

Watching movies and I love to cook

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

I enjoy sewing but haven’t done it in a while

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

Sep. 2015 I had been looking for something to do/make but nothing seemed right.  I happened to find an article about making your own polish and looked into it and was hooked.  I purchased a “kit” to check it out and see how it worked and quickly got sucked in, I want all the colors and all the glitter so I can have endless possibilities.  My brand is different because I name my polish off of verses or people in the Bible, spreading the word one nail polish bottle at a time.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

My last day of work driving home it literally came to me what it would be called and what the logo would look like.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan? 

Where the Word or Polish for humans, not cats

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

The freedom to express myself in such a unique way not only with color but with the Bible as well.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

I always give a fake name when I put my name in for a reservation, and when I was single I would tell guys I wasn’t interested in my name was Daria.  My name is different and when you’re in a loud environment people can’t here you, so I just give them something easy to call out.

Name and Brand: “NeNe” – Baby Girl Lacquer (#FKADaintyDigitsPolish)

Location: Memphis, TN

Birthday – December 25th


What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

My favorite would be the Galaxy Collection. It is the sole reason that I began creating polishes. I was always “Frankening” my own colors, here and there, but when I wanted to create holos, I somehow went into creation overdrive!

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

What’s spare time, LOL?! No, seriously, by trade, I am a licensed nail tech, so nails is already a huge passion of mine.

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

That’s honestly a good question! Well, I briefly considered Web Design before completing the Nail Technology course, so maybe building websites? It’s hard to say because I just couldn’t get my mind off of nails!

I’ve been fascinated about nails since my childhood and no matter where I worked, my passion never went away.  I also don’t mind dabbling in DIY stuff, here and there. 😉

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

In June/July 2013, I was originally searching for holographic polishes to use on my nail clients. All of my local  & online searches were a bust. My next mission was to find out what magical item created the holo finish & how could I get my hands on some! Once I found a tiny amount of pigment, I was ready to experiment. I took 14 halfway gone nail polishes off of my polish rack and proceeded to convert them into holos. I was beyond pleased with the results! My dear SisterFriend Devon (@drellis_901) told me that I should create an official collection and sell them. Initially, I was reluctant because I didn’t think anyone would be interested. More importantly, I didn’t know enough about mass production yet. She stayed on my case and constantly encouraged me to do the necessary research. Next thing I knew, she asked if I had came up with a brand name & collection theme. It took a minute, but after staring into the gorgeous holo effects, it reminded me so much of the Milky Way Galaxy! I told her that I would call my newly created holos, “The Galaxy Collection”! She loved it!

I feel that my brand is different because my flagship “Galaxy Collection” is still in production. It truly started it all! To coincide with being inspired by the Milky Way Galaxy, each color’s name is planetary. For example, in Series I, “Mercury Sunrise” is my deep burgundy holo, “Earth Angel” is my grass green holo & “Milky Way” is my silver pearlescent holo, etcetera. Each series has exactly 14 colors. This is because it all began with just 14 “Frankens” at my little nail table. To date, the Galaxy Collection has grown to four different series, Series I – IV, totaling 50+ holo shades! Series IV hasn’t been completed yet, but Series V will definitely follow.

Honestly, as a nail tech, it’s very hard for me to retire my colors, as I love depending on availability.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

My Sister-Friend asked if I had come up with a brand name yet, but I was stuck momentarily. I wanted to go with “Fancy Fingers” or “Fancy Phalanges”, but those names were already taken on IG. I wanted a similar play on words, since beautifying fingers was my main, daily job. My final choice was “Dainty Digits Polish”. The name was in use, but not for nail polish. DDP was officially launched on 8.14.13. The logo was a very simple concept. It was was red, black and white with two stars wrapped around the text.

On 11.23.17, DDP officially rebranded & became Baby Girl Lacquer.

The BGL logo feels way more personal than DDP’s did. It has a face and a natural hair style. This time around, I chose something that didn’t already exist on IG. This is more connected to me because: I’m a huge Aaliyah fan, her nickname was “Baby Girl”, we’re both Capricorns & I was also my mother’s “Baby Girl”. Also, my love of music has inspired a few polish creations. For instance, back in 2015, the song “Square Biz” randomly inspired me to create a square glitter-filled crelly!

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

“Creating #BGLBeauties, One Mani At A Time! ” (that’ll be added on my next batch of business cards.😉)

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

I absolutely love being free to create at-will. I had previously considered “private labeling”, but after reading more about that, I decided against it. Creative control is everything to me. ♥️

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

 I guess that I could be considered a “retired” musician of sorts. (That explains my love for music, huh?) I’d love to get back into it soon because it was fun!

 I played clarinet from 7th – 11th grade. Soprano sax was my very first choice (Kenny G anyone?!), but it was denied because our school did not have one. My request to play the Alto Sax got denied, too…boooo! We were assigned instruments.

-I was accepted into the HS Band as a 7th grader. I was told that the HS Band was freshman-to-senior only & that made it quite a big deal to me!

– That same year, I discovered that I could play music by ear. I didn’t know that it was a unique gift until the band instructor told me that it was. He told me that he based his decision on that when adding me. When it came to “playing by ear” I thought that anyone could do it. 🤷🏾 I used to listen to the radio and write down the notes to songs that I liked.

– For our football homecoming, I wrote down the notes to Boyz II Men’s “End Of The Road” and Bobby Brown’s “Humping Around” (yes, I am indeed dating myself! 😁). It was fun seeing the crowd dance along!

Name and Brand: Trish Robal – PI Colors

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Birthday – Jan 22

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created? 

Seashell Collection

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol

I’m an engineer and have a day job, which I love and I also am an artist — sculpture and illustration. Plus I love to read books, a hobby I had gotten away from for a few years.

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

I would continue creating my art, but less for fun and more for profit, which I’ve done in the past.

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

I’ve loved nail polish for many years and once I started collecting indie polishes in 2015, I realized you could make them, which for a tinkerer like myself, makes me supper excited. I kept always wishing for a slightly different color or effect, so I started tinkering on my own and in June 2017 I ended up releasing my first polishes. What are the differitiators for my polish? I like a beautiful polish that I can wear anywhere, so I make a lot of neutrals that work for a variety of occasions and complexions. I also love a great shimmer, so my line is stocked with polishes with subtle and not so subtle shimmers. My polish is also durable, as I work heavily with my hands and want the polish to last through a lot of handling.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

I have a chemistry degree and since I work in science and engineering, I wanted a name that reflected that aspect of my interests/life. Plus nail polish is chemistry 🙂 I came up with PI Colors because I wanted to make a huge variety of shades and I hate limiting my options. I made up my logo on my own with a very plain font and I use a stylized pi symbol — I wanted a simple logo that focused on the color and style of the polish.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan? 

Infinite colors, infinite possibilities.

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

I love experimenting with so many pigments and being free to express my favorite designs. There is a market for everything 🙂 And I love finding people who enjoy the same things I do!

Name and Brand: Ari & Sacha – Jior Couture

Location: Atlanta, GA

Birthday – Ari 4/14 (this is also Jior Couture Anniversary) & Sacha 11/09

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

Ari: I favorites are the ‘Bakery’ and ‘Drinks’

Sacha: I have so many favorites. My tops would be ‘As Your Indie Maker I Command You’ collection and the ‘SWL’ collection

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

Ari: Cheer, Dance, painting and drawing

Sacha: Plants! I love plants. My goal is to create an indoor jungle in my home.

I’ve actually created an instagram account for my love of polish and plants. Www.instagram.com/polishedplants

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

Ari: In addition to creating polish I also make clothing, teddy bears, plushies

Sacha: Head wraps or Haitian/African inspired jewelry

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

Jior Couture started as a way to continue our mommy/daughter dates.

Ari and I started doing weekly manis when she turned 3.

After reading about all the harmful chemicals store brand polishes. Obtained, we stopped those dates.

In doing research I found a ways to make 5 free polish and continue our dates.

Our brand us different because we are a mother daughter team. We officially started when Ari was only 5.

We are always reinventing our brand to include our interests.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

Ari’s middle name is Jiordan.

That’s where Jior came from (pronounced like Jour)

As a baby, we nicknamed Ari our ‘couture baby’ because she was always into fashion.

So we put the two together.

Our logo was professionally made and our requests were sleek, not busy, but still fancy.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

Wear whatever feels good..especially on your nails.

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

The freedom to create what we love.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

Ari: I LOVE to sing..but not in front of people.

Sacha: I’m a total night owl. I work best between the hours of 10pm and 4am

Name and Brand: Simone – Ms.Sparkle

Location: the Netherlands

Birthday – July 11th

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

I have not made my favourite polish/collection yet. But I think I like my glitter crellies/jellies best.

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

Cooking, doing nothing at all, drawing, loved to play soccer

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

Probably something with cooking/baking

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

I started in 2013 when I was pregnant to find myself another hobby than what I actually did (graffiti-art) and while I was browsing the internet I found an interview at Nailpro with Tiffany from Comet Vomit. This was so interesting to me that I decided to do my homework about indie making. That was not easy, because it was still gray area with not so much info as nowadays and the makers who were there kept a lot secret. But after a while I found a supplier in Europe and I decided to jump on the bandwagon in 2014 and bought supplies to make my 1st nail polishes and open an Etsy shop. Bold as I was I took from day one position on the US market to the horror of the existing makers…haha.

I heard a lot that I had to stay in Europe in the beginning. What my brand makes different…I’m very low profile with my brand at social media like FB and I’m still very satisfied with the sales I make.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

I wrote down a few names and my son and husband picked the best one. My bff made the logo.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

Sparkle & Shine All The Time

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

The trial and error aspect of working out ideas. But as soon it worked I need to work out a new idea.

Name and Brand: Angie Neyens – Sassy Pants Polish

Location: Onalaska, WI

Birthday – August 22nd

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

I’ve really enjoyed making the Crazy 4 Crellies customs. I’ve done a trio for the past 3 years and, this summer, I’ll be doing another!

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

In my spare time, I’m either watching my 17 year old son sing and dance, lounging on the couch with hubby and 3 dogs or working on other crafty projects.

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

I currently also make a lot of different bath and body products under my original brand Handmade Natural Beauty. I make soaps, lotions, lip balms, cosmetics, candles, scrubs, and more. I also enjoy doing papercrafts, jewelry, mixed media and computerized graphic design.

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

I had started my bath and body company in 2001. When I decided to sell polish, instead of just adding it to my existing line, I decided it should have its own fun and sassy identity! Sassy Pants Polish was born! I will occasionally design collections around seasons/fandoms, etc., but my main core identity and goal is to celebrate women, their drive, boldness, intelligence, compassion, and of course, their sass!

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

I wanted the name to be fun and sassy – it just popped into my head, Sassy Pants Polish! I had a couple of different designs, but ultimately liked the simple black and white with red accent color with kissing lip print.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

Don’t leave your house without your Sassy Pants on!

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

I love the sense of community and collaboration. From the very beginning of launching my brand, I’ve always enjoyed collaborating with other makers.

Name and Brand: Alicia De La Cruz – Leesha’s Lacquer

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Birthday – 1/24/1994


What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

The one I’ve just created for my summer collection has to be the most fun and unique collection I’ve ever done. They’re all solar (change color in the sun) and they’re holographic, my two favorite things! I just love creating unique polishes and these are DEFINITELY my most creative and unique to date!

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

I actually have a second business, Waabooz Beading. I’m from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and have been doing beadwork since the age of 7. I just graduated last year with my 4th degree and I finally have had time to create art to my hearts content!

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

As above, I’d definitely spend every waking second creating art. I also love to paint so anything to do with all of that would occupy my time.

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

I started in August of 2013 (OG, representttt!) So I’ve definitely been around for long enough to understand trends and how the gears turn in the nail polish world. I’m also super into experimenting with what ingredients I have now that I have a deeper understanding for how nail polish works. I think this allows me to bring my creativity beyond a simple finish of polish. Aside to add that I’m also very into being Cruelty free and Vegan on top of 5-free.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

I’ve always been OBSESSED with my rabbits and both of my businesses are rabbit themed (Waabooz means rabbit in Ojibwe). When I was in school for art, I ran into a design student who wanted logos to add to his portfolio so I had him make it for me. As for the name, I actually began with blogging when I was 17 and the blogs name was Leesha’s Lacquer (Leesha is my nickname). So I just carried on my blog name to my brand because it was the easiest.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

So I couldn’t think of anything so I just put the term “nail poliah” in a slogan generator and I cant tell if I love “Mama’ got the magic of Nail polish” better or “Nail Polish lickin’ good” so I’ll let you decide on that one.

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

I get to make WHATEVER I want WHENEVER I want! Also I love seeing how happy customers are to get pretty polishes. Whenever I have someone telling me my polish made their day happier, it makes MY day happier!

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

I fluently speak 2 languages (Spanish and english) and I’m still in the process of learning Ojibwe. I’m very into learning new things all of the time!

Name and Brand: Sabrina – Zombie Claw Polish

Location: Greeley, Colorado

Birthday – 4.15

What your favorite polish/collection you’ve created?

Radioactive Neons

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

Read and drink coffee, I also like to go out dancing!

If you weren’t creating polish, what would you create/make?

Clothing if I knew how lol

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?

I was buying a ton of nail polish and couldn’t always find that right color. I just decided to one day research how to make it and went from there. My brand is unique because I make a lot of unique colors that I feel aren’t normal whether you classify them as super pretty or ugly pretty (in my opinion). I try to have the perfect polish for EVERYONE. Also I personally love to wear anything and everything whether it’s the ‘normal pretty’ or not!

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

My sister helped me and we both loved Zombies from the walking dead. I have changed my logo quite a bit but recently had enough money to get my own cute little zombie girl and I couldn’t get rid of the scratches from my original logo.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

Don’t get scratched by the Zombie Claw

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

Having other people wear my collections and loving them just as much as I do.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

I have a mini me named Scarlett that helps me create some of my colors.

Well, there you have your DOZEN!!! This months special guest maker/brand is Kristen of Poetry Cowgirl!!!

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