Name: Danielle Black
Daytime Job Title: Project Manager – Glam Media Canada, Nighttime Job Title: Co-founder of Polish You Pretty
How did Polish you Pretty Start? My friend and I had a love for nail polish & nail trends that seemed a little out of control (ie. naming people’s polish colour without them telling us, driving to the US to find different collections, that sort of thing). We found ourselves looking at 4-5 sites to find all the nail & beauty information. We wanted to create a one-stop site & a place for ourselves. From that PolishYouPretty.com was born!
How many nail polishes do you think you own? Have you ever counted?
Yikes! I try to give away a lot – coworkers, friends, donations, etc. But I would say I still have around 600-700… There’s nail polish in every room of my condo.
Where do you find nail art inspiration?
I find inspiration in art, print, magazines, runway, etc.
My nail polish always chips so easily. What is the best top coat for this?
Hands down my favourite top coat is Seche Vite. Try it once and you’ll never look back. It has a 5min dry time & leaves the best shine. Also make sure you don’t skip a base coat! Sometimes adding rubbing alcohol to naked nails before your base coat can help too.
You wrote a book. WTF. What was the process like? Where can we buy it?
We were contacted by Ryland, Peter & Small in 2012 to see if we were interested. We knew it would be a ton of work but couldn’t turn down the opportunity. It was a lot of back and forth – bouncing ideas of each other, changing things about a million times & finally shooting the designs. We had so much fun doing it. The book is available at Chapters, Indigo & most major book stores!
Nail polish colours of the moment right now?
Oxblood is always big for Fall/Winter & personal favourite of mine – I’m addicted to Chanel Rogue Noir. I’m also into dark metallics like Chanel Taboo & Essie Sable Collar.
Tell us about your day job at GLAM Media. Describe a typical day.
I have one of those jobs that no one really ‘gets’. I oversee online custom campaigns from inception to completion. I’ve worked with tons of different clients from Starbucks, Red Bull, Disney, Visa. I make sure everyone and everything is on track. There’s a lot of emailing involved…
What’s your favourite thing about GLAM?
My co-workers are my friends – in and out of work. Everyone that works at Glam is so friendly, bosses included. It’s a tight-knit company & we have a very relaxed, fun environment.
Vice you will never give up?
Online shopping, pizza, hi-chews & nail polish.
Nam Hai Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam or the Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives.
It by Alexa Chung, Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest , Attempting Normal by Marc Maron & The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz.