When I decided to start my own blog I wanted to have the first post to be very special. Fortunately for me, I happen to be friends with one of the most talented nail technicians in the Tri-State area Danielle Lubin. You may have come across her nail art designs while scrolling through Instagram or read about her as a nail artist to watch by the Huffington Post. She has been backstage doing nails for Essie and Kiss Nails for NY Fashion Week and has worked at the League of Lacquer booth at New York Comic Con. But beyond the polish lies a beautiful, intelligent, passionate and extremely talented artist who is just getting started. And as Shakespeare once said “And though she be little, she is fierce!”
Danielle Rose Lubin
What inspired you to become a nail technician?
A lifelong nail biter, I decided to make a change for myself and try to keep my nails neatly manicured. All my efforts to stop nibbling (and my blooming polish collection) collided with my love of art and color, and before I knew it painting tiny pictures on nails was my number one passion. In order to (legally) bring my love to the masses, I had to become certified!
I’ve been a licensed nail tech for two and a half years, but I’ve been obsessively painting my own nails for about five years.
I love the social aspect of doing nails. By the time I’ve finished decorating your 10th nail, we’ve probably traded at least 10 good stories!
I love all the Harry Potter movies, it’s too hard to pick just one!
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Bauhau5” makes the BEST matte raspberry lip.
What is your holy grail beauty product that you cannot live without?
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Caviar Ink” – it’s amazing for a sharp cat eye or as a smudged out base for a smoky eye.
If you could travel anywhere in the world all expenses paid where would you go?
I would travel to Russia to study at one of their advanced nail academies. I don’t take vacations, I take NAILcations.