Sweet '16 is starting off with a bang with January's installment of Behind The Scenes, featuring my beloved nail artist and friend, JoAnn. JoAnn is the owner and talent behind Polished By JoAnn out of Bellingham, WA. I discovered JoAnn several years ago and have been an avid devotee ever since. Any outlandish request I've made she's been able to execute on my nails. Not only is this lady talented beyond belief, but she's such a sweetheart.
Collects I love pictures, capturing a moment of time forever. Everyone posts a million pictures, sharing them with the world. I like to treasure mine, share them as gifts. I guess I am old school, I still love to print out hard copies.
Admires I follow many very talented nail artists, but one I truly admire is Robin Moses. She is an amazing lady, and outstanding artist.
Daydreams I daydream all day every day. My mind wonders. I find myself longing for a cabin, quiet, away from everything. No phones, internet, tv. Just space, and sunshine for my kiddos to run in while I drink my sweet tea on the porch with my husband. Yes, that sounds perfect.
Guilty Pleasures Trash tv. It's awful. I would be mortified if anyone ever saw my dvr. Mindless, garbage, starring people I would never want to spend time with, yet I feel the need to know every bit about their disgusting lives.
Weekend Pursuits Well, I am a nail tech so my weekend starts and ends on Sunday. I love sundays. Not because I don't love my job, but because I love my time with my husband and kids. Our Sundays consist of big breakfasts, hiking, picnics, and of course football!
Libation of Choice Prosecco.
Coffee or Tea Oh most definitely COFFEE, of any kind with lots of cream, whip cream and carmel sauce. I do love a good sweet tea in the summer too.
Blooms of Choice Tulips and lilies.
Favorite Book I mostly read children's books with my boys. I have always loved the BFG.
Where I’d Rather Be As I am currently snuggled up in my bed while I write this, no where else. I am exactly where I want to be, currently and in general.
Lipstick or Gloss of the Moment I don't generally wear color, shinny clear and minty is my favorite.
Nail Polish Du Jour I love nail polish of all kinds, but sparkles are the best.
Signature Scent Boss Intense. Its discontinued, and difficult to find. It's my favorite.
Style Icon I wear a lot of black, I have no concept of style. : (
Can’t Leave the House Without A beverage of some sort.
Pending Vacations Mexico this year for my 5th anniversary. And Alaska some time in the near future to visit my family.
Social Media of Choice Instagram, pictures are my addiction. I would much rather enjoy photos than the non sense and drama that fills Facebook.
Crushing On Black on black 2 door sportster Cadillac, it will be mine someday. It's real nice to look at.
Now if you need a nail artist, you know just who to call. She's so worth a drive from Seattle or Vancouver for an appointment. If you can even secure a coveted appointment that is. Do follow Polished By JoAnn on Instagram for inspirational photos, if you can't make it to the pacific northwest to see her in person.
A compilation of a years worth of nail art by JoAnn, set to Iggy Azalea.