The Nail Polish Community & Why Cristine Stopped Nail Blogging - SimplyPodLogical #19

The Nail Polish Community & Why Cristine Stopped Nail Blogging - SimplyPodLogical #19

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On this episode of SimplyPodLogical, Cristine and Ben talk about Cristine’s experience as a nail blogger, why she started posting nail art on the Internet, when she started getting free nail polish, drama in the nail polish community, and her experience working with mainstream and indie nail polish brands.

This episode is sponsored by http://www.simplynailogical.com 😂

0:00 - Hey what's up holo everyone
2:30 - Why did Cristine start a nail art blog?
5:32 - Sharing your art on the Internet
6:30 - How to get people to read your blog
8:30 - How do you apply to be a nail swatcher for nail polish brands?
10:08 - Receiving free product from nail polish companies (PR)
11:52 - Learning how to film and photograph nail polish
14:22 - Hand posing for swatch photos
17:03 - Tips for taking pictures of holographic nail polish
19:38 - Making sexy nail polish videos
24:47 - Honest vs. biased reviews
27:35 - How do you go from doing unpaid work to getting paid?
35:02 - Asking for payment vs. brands offering to pay
41:10 - What do brands look for in a nail blogger/swatcher?
43:13 - Difference between working with indie vs. mainstream nail polish brands
46:21 - Brands wanted to pay Cristine for a positive review
49:08 - Turning down nail polish sponsorships & collabs
51:12 - Why did Cristine start saving her nail peelies?
51:55 - Brands that 'steal' others' nail photos
53:36 - Is the nail art community toxic?
58:12 - Why Cristine stopped mentioning some nail brands in her videos
59:58 - Are online blogs still relevant?
1:01:17 - Why Cristine does the swatches herself for Holo Taco
1:03:34 - Did Cristine ever think she would have her own nail polish brand?

Videos referenced:
Simply nail fails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWWjsWiYUv4
http://bit.ly/WhatsInMyPeelyBag
Holo Taco swatch application videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u19G4MYF3y0&list=PL3lIuWooErsJ2auPRQLLp7bRFWlkc2oNZ
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