I have vivid memories of being a little girl, watching my mom meticulously paint her nails on our deck. It was such a nice ritual that I'd quietly observe, studying her technique. When I was old enough to wield a brush with some degree of coordination (albeit some questionable color combinations as a 5th grader), she taught me all her application tricks, which I still use to paint my own nails to this day. It's an activity I find soothing and satisfying, and my obsession with and collection of nail polish knows no bounds. Growing up, I had two career aspirations: to be an ice cream taster (still waiting on that one) and to create and name my own nail polishes. I'm so excited to finally share that I did just that with three signature shades for Formula X as one of their Color Curators.
I wanted my collection to be classic and versatile - the kind of polishes you wear with everything - but still make enough of an impact to have people ask what color you're wearing. For me, that meant they'd be one of my three favorite categories: peachy-pink, true red, and beige-y neutral. My goal was to create the shades I always wished existed but could never find an exact match for - and am so, so happy and proud of the result.
Haute Sauce - is the ideal pure cherry red. It's universally flattering and so punchy, glossy, and bright.
Latte Run - calls to mind a creamy latte - the ideal balance between milky white and caramel mocha. It looks great with a tan and bright colors in spring.
Peach Tea - is my dream peach polish - not too orange, not too pink, but the perfect pastel balance that looks as good on fingers as it does on toes.