Hi there, my darlings! As part of the FRIEND-AN-INDIE-FRIDAY featured giveaways, I'll also be posting a review of some of the new brand's creations as well as an exclusive interview with each maker, so people can get a little glimpse into the world of the face behind the brand! Today, I present Cat of Eat. Sleep. Polish! Read on for a peek into the man behind the brand!

1. How did you first get into making polish?

I have always been fascinated with creative and artistic avenues, sadly my day job is neither :(
After being a polishaholic for a few years (aka *crazy collector*) I had become quite impressed with the amazing products that were coming from the indie polish scene. Colours & combinations that the 'mainstream' market had rarely or barely touched upon. It was purely out of extreme love for nail polish & the motivation to do something truly fulfilling on a personal level, that Eat.Sleep.Polish. was born!

2. What was the inspiration for the name Eat. Sleep. Polish?

As Julie Andrews would say .. "These are a few of my favourite things!" I couldn't exactly call it, Eat.Sleep.Dogs.Cats.Rainbows.Unicorns.Jeeps.The Ocean.Polish, so I settled with 3 that sound great together!

3. What inspires your collections (or where do you look for inspiration)? 

Keeping with the favourite things theme, all my collections & polishes (minus customs) are little pieces of me. Everything I create has meaning, and there is usually a story behind them. I will never make things for the sake of making them, I do what makes me happy 1st and foremost, and the creativity flows from there!

4. Do you have a favorite indie maker(s)? Favorite mainstream brand? 

 Favourite indies would be EPx2! Enchanted Polish & Elevation Polish. As for mainstream, I rarely buy them any more but when I do they are typically, Zoya.

5. What are your go-to products for nail/cuticle care?

 I am a huge fan of Bliss Kiss cuticle oil and use it several times a day. I also really love Cake Beauty's milk made hand & cuticle buffer (its amazing!) I never ever cut my cuticles and really take good care of my precious nails! I was a former chronic nail biter, and did a complete 360. I would never dream of biting them again.

6. What are your favorite colors? In general? For summer? For fall?

 Purple, blue, green, pink, yellow, red, brown, holo (that's a colour right?). Truth be told I love every colour and don't follow any sort of 'skin tone' rules. I will wear anything anytime!

7. This may be hard--but which are your 3 favorite creations so far?

 An upcoming polish called Elvis is my Homeboy. This was a custom polish for a great blogger and I fell in love! From my current line, I would have to choose Bruised Her Soul, a deep plummy colour the looks classy in my opinion. Lastly, a now retired LE polish, Wisdom, the monthly polish for May. It was a beautiful vibrant emerald green holo! For those who missed it there will be a limited comeback next year!

8. Do you have any other hobbies?

 Crafting! I have become pretty obsessed with crafting in general, I truly enjoy making things with my hands.

9. What is your most favorite thing about being a new indie maker? What are some of the challenges? What advice would you give to people considering starting their own brand? Overall, are you happy with your decision to get into the indie polish world?

Being an indie polish maker, has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life thus far. The deep sense of satisfaction and amazement to know that beautiful ladies (and gentlemen!) around the world are wearing something I made, is a feeling like no other. I will say that it is not an easy feat to stay on top of everything, as I don't do 'restocks' rather, I keep a full and steady stock at all times. It is challenging being a Canadian indie maker, as shipping and logistics is quite pricey and cumbersome, but it is part of the business, you either deal with it or move along ;) The best advice I can give is, please don't think you will become a millionaire, and they making polish is as simple as throwing some things in a bottle and poof out comes a beautiful polish! If you want to do things right, it takes a good investment of money & time, and plenty of patience. I also believe that what seperates a brand and helps them rise is a great attitude and customer service ethics. If you have no patience with people and a snotty attitude, you won't ride the wave very far. After all is said and done, I am thrilled to see what the future has in store!

10. Fun facts :

Astrological sign :Scorpio and a PROUD one! I do host all the typical characteristics of a Scorp and I love them all ;)

Favorite comfort food : Fresh Fettuccine with tomato sauce. Mmmmm.

Favorite beauty item besides polish : Mascara!

Favorite fragrance : The discontinued Body Shop, Tobacco Flower :(

Favorite vacation destination : Aegina, Greece

Favorite candy : Jolly Ranchers!

Favorite celebrity : Johnny Depp, especially in Fear and Loathing :D

Favorite family member or friend (you can pick one of each) :  My mother is my absolute best friend!

Most recent read : I am in the process of reading, "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" by David Allen

Most recent movie you loved :X-Men - Days of Future Past

Favorite TV show and character : LOST! Gosh choosing only 1 fav character is tough, toughest decision all day! Ok lets go with, Jack Sheppard :)

If you won a million dollars, first thing you would buy is? Hawaii. If that wasn't for sale, then a large amount of land so I could care for all sorts of animals. Oh and a holographic Dodge Viper :D

So there you have it, my darlings! A little glimpse into the world of Cat of Eat. Sleep. Polish!

Stay tuned for my review of three super pretty polishes from her! In the meantime, you can check out her shop HERE!

As always, I'm thrilled to hear from you, so don't hesitate to leave me your thoughts in the comments section below!

Until next time,

1 comment

  1. Yay! Cat loves my Elvis ;) She's awesome... and now 'holographic viper' is on my list!


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