Thursday 18 April 2013

WAUF... Haute Lacquer?

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 Shaina from Haute Lacquer! Let’s get down to business :-)

Name: Shaina Cadet

Blog: Haute Lacquer

Since5th February 2011

GFC followers (at time of writing): 1,194

Signature bloggismI'm not too sure what my signature bloggism is! You could say that the way I describe my designs is somewhat a signature. I almost always start off with "for this manicure I..."

Fav brandEasily Zoya nail polish.

Fav colourAny beautiful shade of blue! 

Fav nail art techniqueI absolutely adore drag marbling.

Fav blogSarah's blog, Chalkboard Nails. I admire her creativity and hard work.

Would still like to tryStamping, it's so intimidating!

One fact we may not know about you/your blog: I may have mentioned it before but I am bilingual. I speak Creole and English.

When not painting my nails you’ll find me... : You will find me reading magazines. I am a huge magazine reader and collect more than I should!

Why I follow her: Shaina is great fun, and has lots of personality - and she does some pretty epic nail art! I couldn't possibly ever emulate even half of the stuff she does, but I do so love to look at it <3 This girl goes LOUD and PROUD and never ceases to come up with something unique for her latest mani - she's just brimming with creativity :-) One other thing I love about Shaina's blog is that she offers hints and tips for beginners, some of which encouraged me to take my first baby steps with nail art, because she explains how to make good of anything that goes 'wrong'. You can check out her Beginners' Guide to Nail Art here.

So tell me... why aren't you following Haute Lacquer?!

How to follow Shaina:

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. yup, Shaina is a real talent - love her colour combos xx

    1. Thank you so much for reading, Debbie *starstruck* :D xx

  2. Thank you for featuring me! So honored, and thank you Debbie for your sweet words. :)

    1. You're welcome, Shaina! You rock! :) :)

  3. I love posts like these and finding new talented nail artists to follow!


    1. Hi Natalie! If you like posts like this then you'll be delighted to know that this is a weekly feature on my blog! Every Thursday I'll be introducing a blog that I love. Thanks for checking out Curly Polish :) :) xx

  4. Love Haute Lacquer! Been a big fan for a while :D

    1. Yay she's great ^^ I love that you read all of my WAUF posts <3 xx


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