Thursday 25 April 2013

WAUF... 9ml Universe?

Why Aren't You Following... ? was conceived by Curly Polish as an attempt to help polishaholics put a face to the nails! Sometimes in our FB polish groups we don’t really connect those beautiful talons with the person behind them – often one who blogs! It is hoped that this series of posts will help polishaholics get to know new blogs and rediscover old ones by means of twelve succinct questions. Most of all, this series is designed to give a shout out to all the bloggers I admire the most – both big-time and small fry :-)


Welcome to the latest edition of WAUF! This week, I speak to Raquel from 9ml Universe! Let’s get down to business :-)

Name: Raquel Soares

Since12 Feb 2012; almost a year now.

GFC followers (at time of writing): 590

Signature bloggismIf it was some months ago, I would say my accent nails, but I haven't done much of those lately, and I keep experimenting with new poses, so I have no idea! xD

Fav brand: Nubar, I don't have many, but absolutely adore mine. 

Fav colourBlues and teals.

Fav nail art technique
I'd have to go with stamping. It's just so easy and quick, and you can get some great manis with it.

Fav blogHard one...I can't pick just one, so I'll go with my top 3, Scrangie, Becky from A Polish Addict and Amy Grace from The Polished Perfectionist.

Would still like to tryWould still like to try: Splatter manicures, I think they'll be too messy so I stay away from them.

One fact we may not know about you/your blog: The name of my blog was actually chosen by one of my best friends; I have a huge lack of imagination when it comes to stuff like this!

When not painting my nails you’ll find me... Hanging around on FB groups, even though I'm a bit of a lurker sometimes, or playing Guild Wars 2! xD

"It's so simple, yet it turned out so beautiful! Surely it is one of my favourite manis ^^ "

Why I follow her: Raquel was one of my first 'polish pals' on the polish FB groups (the European one, to be precise), and she's just a lovely person, plain and simple :-) On top of this, she has beautiful nails and a funky and original blog name (and now we all know her secret, on that front :P)! Her's is also a fascinating blog on the linguistic front; it's the first bilingual blog in my WAUF series, featuring a write-up in both English and Portuguese. Not only is this very clever (props, Raquel!), it means I get to pretend to learn Portuguese by reading the two languages side-by-side *language nerd*. Being Portuguese, Raquel also shows me lots of just-out-of-reach pretties from brands like Purple Professional, which is always fun! Finally, a very superficial thing: I love her blog design! I just love green ^^

So tell me... why aren't you following 9ml Universe?!

How to follow Raquel:


Thanks for reading this week’s WAUF! Tune in next week for more blogger introductions :-)

‘Til next time :-)

- Skye x


These are not the only ladies I follow, or the only people whose blogs/nails I love. I don’t prefer any one of these blogs over the other because I like them all for different reasons. If you haven’t been contacted (yet), it doesn’t mean I don’t love you! Also: if you don’t have a blog but you have lovely nails, I may be in touch at some point, but I don’t know how to make an entire post about a non-blog right now :-) Finally, please remember that my preferences may be different to yours. This is meant to be a 
fun series! I adhere to the Thumper principle: if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Keep smiling guys and girls :-) 


  1. Awww! Thank you Skye, I loved doing this for you! And giiirl, look at all those compliments! Thank you, thank you, thank you! *bows* xD

    1. Awwww you're welcome, Raquel! Thank you so much for saying yes! :) :) You're great! xxx

  2. ooOoo I likey! new nail blogger to me :D thanks!

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    1. You're welcome ;) :D She's great :) xx

  4. Raquel's blog is awesome! Great writeup, Skye :)

  5. I will have to go check her out!! Always love a good nail blog!!
    I love your blog dear!! Now following :)

    1. Hi Kat! Her blog is great :) Thank you for liking mine :D xx


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