Thursday, May 8, 2014


I wanted to begin this first post with a little introduction about where I'm coming from as a nail artist and a human being. Ever since I was little, I loved nail polish. I've had pretty severe anxiety problems from a young age, so I bit my nails ever since I could remember until a coupe years ago. My little sister convinced me to get an Instagram (she's much more hip than I am) and I instantly fell in love with the nail community. I had never seen nail art before and was astounded at the things that some of the artists could do. On top of rekindling my lifelong love for varnish, it made me realize how unhealthy my nail biting habit was and how much I wanted gorgeous, long nails! I worked long and hard to have strong, healthy nails that I'm happy with. While they do still break on occasion (thanks a lot, retail work), I know that they're a jillion times better off than they were prior to joining this community. With all of the support and kind words from other nail artists and family, I've decided to become a little more dedicated to my passion of nail art. I've spent my life in love with art and polish, so it only makes sense for me to combine the two and try to share it.

As some of you may know, I started a blog about a year ago to record the steps I was taking to get better nail health. I ended up making very few posts for it since I wasn't happy with how my nails looked (hence the point of the blog) and didn't often take pictures of my manicures. Recently, however, I've been feeling like I'm creating manis that I love and never get a chance to post on Instagram! While this is a very exciting realization since it means my nail heath has improved greatly, I was rather bummed about not being able to share all of the manis I make. With this realization, I've decided to once again delve into the world of nail blogging, only with much more regularity and depth this time around.

I hope you enjoy!
Allison (@whimsicalicious)


  1. So true about how awesome the IG nail community is!

    1. I completely agree! I know there are some bad eggs in there who leave nasty comments and that sort of thing, but so many of those ladies are so supportive and caring. I wouldn't be where I am today without the support of some of those girls!

  2. Your blog has been amazing from the start and keeps improving! You have a great character and personality which makes reading your posts even more interesting!