Adrienne Bailon has a full-fledged obsession with nails and we can't blame her. With all the creative manicures and nail art that have been popping up, it's enough to make any fashionista start seeing her fingertips as another hot accessory. As host of Oxygen's Nail'd It, a reality show in which 18 nail artists compete in a series of challenges, Bailon gets to live her dream of being surrounded by gorgeous manicures. In a recent interview with Styleblazer.com, she talked about the new show and why she just can't get enough of nails that have been done up with flair.
"I have always loved seeing women speak with their hands. I've always thought that, that was something really attractive in other women," she said. "And I feel like hands and nails really show that. So, I [started] at five years old. I wanted red nail polish. My mom would say like 'You can't paint your nails.' And as I got older, it would be the first thing I would look at. If somebody came up and spoke to me, the first thing I would notice was their nails. And I felt like it told me so much about them that I always wanted to make sure that my nails were fly. You know what I mean? Like that's so important to make sure that your hands look fly and that they actually say something about you. And then, when I opened up to the possibilities of nail art and everything that could be done on nails, it became an obsession."
It's this intense passion that makes Bailon the perfect choice to host Nail'd It. In fact, she admitted that picking out her own nail polish colors can turn into an arduous process for her manicurist.
"It takes me forever. And it's actually pretty crazy. I follow a lot of nail artists on Instagram, which is so helpful. Because a lot of the times, I just either try to go in and I have a picture of exactly what I want; which makes it so much easier to say, 'Hey, I want this.' But I'm usually super indecisive and it usually takes a while if I just go in with no ideas. My nail artist is usually like, 'OK, how long is this going to take?' I literally will stand by the polish. I will take pictures of my nails. I send them to my boyfriend and my girlfriends. And I have to vote on it. I mean, it's a real process. Because I think it's such a big deal. This is going to stay on my nails for at least a week. So, it takes a moment," she said.
Perhaps it's this quest for perfection that has led her to launch her own nail polish line, Fingertip Fetish. The line is set for a relaunch soon, just in time to get those hands all glitzy for the upcoming holiday parties.
"I'm hoping for a holiday relaunch for fall/winter. So, I'm really excited about that. I think the great thing about my nail polish line is that it was really organic and grassroots. It was something that I created on my own. I got together with the manufacturer. And literally, we were shipping from my parents' house in Upstate New York. So, it was such a family project and something that everybody knew was my love and my passion project. So, [it's] exciting to come back, and obviously with the platform of Nail'd It and just coming back stronger and better than before," Bailon said.
To read the entire interview, click here.
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