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I’m Valesha!  Here is a little bit about me!

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Name: Valesha

Age:  28

Current City:  Seattle

Marital Status: Married for 6.5 years

Hobbies:  Nail polish, graphic design & watching way too much TV

Why is your blog named Peachy Polish?:  Growing up my brother always called me Peach because I loved to be Princess Peach when we played Nintendo.  As I got older, the name stuck and even unknowing co-workers started calling me Peach.  And alas, Peachy Polish was born.

When did you become a nail polish addict?:  March 2011.  I discovered Deborah Lippmann’s “Across the Universe.”  That polish introduced me to a world I never knew existed and I was hooked.

Why did you decide to start a blog?:  Nail polish started out as a passion that I just did for fun but I gradually started posting my manicures on Instagram and to my surprise, people actually liked what I did.  I put off starting my blog because I thought, “everyone and their mother has a blog nowadays, mine will just get lost in the shuffle” but after seeing how my persistence paid off on Instagram, I thought why not venture into the blogging world.  And what better way to make use of all my nail polish!

How many polishes do you own now?:  Take a look for yourself!  My pride and joy!

How often do you paint your nails?:  0-2 times a week.  (but multiple times a day for swatches on some days.)

How do you keep your cuticles so nice?:  Check out my nail care tutorial HERE!

What are your favorite manicure & hand care products?:  Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, Deborah Lippmann Eco-File Nail File, Bliss Kiss Simply Pure Nail Oil, Nail Butter, Lush Lemony Flutter & L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream.

What is your favorite brand?:  It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite brand.  There are so many amazing brands out there these days!  Some of the brands at the top of my list are OPI, Zoya, Deborah Lippmann, KBShimmer, CrowsToes, Lynnderella, Cupcake Polish… but ohhhhh how the list goes on…

What brand do you think has the best staying power?:  I really can not attest to wear time.  I have tried a million different top coats and base coats (or at least it feels like it.)  I’ve tried so many different nail polish brands too.  No matter what I do, polish just does not last on me.  I think it has to do with body chemistry which is different for everyone.  I’ve heard people say, “such-and-such brand lasted for over a week!”  I’ve never had that happen, EVER.  I think the longest I’ve ever been able to wear a mani is 4 days and I probably didn’t do or touch a thing in that span of time.  I honestly think that you just have to find what (if any) particular brand will work for you. :)

Do you make the polishes you swatch?  If so, where can I buy them?:  I don’t make polish.  I swatch for other brands.  You can find out where to purchase all the polishes I swatch at the bottom of each post or do a quick google search for the brand.

Can I buy polishes from you?:  Everything I am getting rid of is listed in my blog sale.  If you don’t see something listed, I am not selling it.  I do not sell any polishes that were provided to me for review.

Can you review my polish line?:  I always like trying new brands if time permits.  Don’t feel discouraged if I don’t have time to swatch your brand.  Please contact me at Valesha@PeachyPolish.com to find out if I have any availability.  Before you email me, please read my Disclosure Policy then email me and provide links to your shop’s website and social media links.  If applicable, please send product photos as well.  I will reply as soon as possible.

Can I contact you privately?:  Sure!  Just shoot me an email at Valesha@PeachyPolish.com.

 

Have any other questions?  Let me know!

  • shine and sheen

    nice bio! i used to always want to be princess peach too ;)

  • Crystal

    I just found your blog and I love it! Great job. Have you made a post on your amazing cuticles yet? Holy cow!

  • Hey dear! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award as I enjoy reading your blog! (: More details are over at my blog here: http://lacqueredbybluevanilla.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/%E2%98%80sunshine-award%E2%9C%A9/
    I do hope you’ll accept it! ♥

  • Jess

    Holy cow! 1, 894 polishes?!!!?!!!!! I will serioisly trade you cookies for polish!! (as I am in culinary school, and love to bake and paint my nails but am wayyyy too broke to buy 90% of the polishes I want!! *Zoya, Indies!♡, Butter London, etc*(I have none of any of these!) I’ve not ever really checked out blogs… but I find myself stuck on yours! ♥ & I love your IG! ♥
    P.S. I wanted to say thanks SO much for that awesome giveaway opportunity your hosting!! That is so awesome and generous of you! (&the indies for donating polishes!) =)

    • Yes, my polish collection is getting out of control. :) I remember when I have MAYBE 300 and thought to myself, how could someone ever have 1,000+ polishes!? That’s insane! And look at me now! Haha! Especially since I blog now, I find it so much easier to accumulate polishes than it was before. :P Thank you so much for the sweet compliments and I’m glad you enjoyed the giveaway! I would give everyone a prize if I could!

  • I just found your blog, and I am in love!

  • Shanee (@glitternailbitches)

    I LOOOOVE your blog and your IG account. You were one of the first people I started following and I love your blog :) Your swatches are what I aspire to! I look to your IG and Blog when deciding whether I want certain polishes :) I just want to thank you for being such an awesome inspiration!

  • I think your blog rocks and it’s a new addition to my favorites folder! I’m Frenchiee on IG (ya know, the one with the Eric Church & Luke Bryan pics! Haha). Thanks for following me on IG and introducing me to your little corner of the interwebs. My blog is http://www.oohlalapolish.com and I post far too many Lynnderella swatches so I think you’ll like it ;)

    • Hi Frenchieeeeeeee… I mean Kelly! :) Love your IG name! Thank you for looking at my little blip on the blog radar! I was actually just looking at your blog the other day but didn’t connect that it was you from IG! I’m going to add you to my blog roll. I really like your blog a lot and thanks for visiting mine. :)

  • Polishmylife

    You are a nail rockstar! Your work is amazing and you inspire me! Good Luck! ~ Shaneka

    • Thank you so much Shaneka! That is so sweet of you to say. I’m so humbled. :) Xoxo!

  • Jessica White (IG _messy_jessi_)

    How is it even possible that you have over 5k IG followers and you’re not even into triple digits for the blog? I really do NOT get it! You’re awesome in my book, so I’ll follow you wherever I can!

    Here’s to wishing you exponentially more blog success than you have IG success! Cheers!

    • Thanks Jessi! that is so sweet of you to say! :) People must only like me on IG. LOL! You are my favorite person btw for that comment on that picture last night. UNCLENCH!!!! LOL!

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