Turtle Tootsie Polishes - Interviews with Indie Polish Creators #1

Interviews with Indie Nail Polish Creators - #1

Hey guys! I hope you're doing well! I really am exciting to be interviewing indie polish creators. We've seen so many new nail trends because of them & I can't wait too see what they have in store for us next! Since indie polishes are very popular right now I figured there's probably a lot of customers/fans who would love to get to know the person behind all their favourite creations. So that's what I'm going to be trying to help you do!

Questions are BOLD & the creators response will be in the regular font.

 ** The polishes swatched in this post are February's tio & are available now **

Please tell me a bit yourself. (What's you're name? Are you a Cat or dog person?  Etc)
My name is Chrissy, I'm a dog person, but due to my son's allergies we can only have cats.  I also am married and have two sons in college.

What is your nail polish brand & how did you come up with the name?
My brand is Turtle Tootsie Polishes.  I love turtles and wanted to go with a "cutesy" label, so that's how the idea popped up!

What year did you start your brand & what motivated you?
I opened in July of 2015 after almost 2 years of testing.  I was motivated by battle with breast cancer.  Once I beat the cancer, I decided I wanted to do things that make me happy.  Life is short.  I loved making polish, so I went for it!

Do you remember the name of the first polish you made &/or sold?
My first polish was called "Silver Bracelets", it's still available.

Turtle Tootsie - Amethyst
Turtle Tootsie - Amethyst

When creating a new polish, what's your inspiration process?
It depends, sometimes it's seasonal, sometimes they just come to me.

What is your all time favourite polish that you created?
Oh boy, this is a tough one.  My current favorite polish is called "Is There Sugar In Syrup" which is from my holiday ELF collection.

What are your 3 top sellers of all times?
My top 3 sellers are:  Silver Bracelets, Frosting Frenzy and Blushing Mouse

Turtle Tootsie - Aquarius
Turtle Tootsie - Aquarius

From your personal experience what are some pros & cons to being a indie polish creator?
The pros are:  meeting so many amazing people from the other makers to the customers, and being able to show my creativity through the production of different polishes
The cons:  It's expensive, sometimes collections don't sell and well, it's alot of work.

Where is your brand based? Do you ship internationally?
I'm based in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania which is about an hour North of Philadelphia and yes, I do ship internationally.

What's your favourite mainstream brand?
My favorite mainstream brand is Sinful Colors

Turtle Tootsie - February
Turtle Tootsie - February

What's your favourite indie brand?
My favorite Indie brand is probably a tie between 77 Nail Lacquer, Smokey Mountain Lacquers and Pipe Dream Polish.  All 3 makers are incredibly sweet woman and their polishes are fabulous!

Is there anything else you'd like my readers to know?
I'm still fairly new to the Indie scene and I take great pride in my work.  All of my polishes are put through a testing process so that you receive quality polish.  I also carry cuticle oils, lip balms, soaps and sugar scrubs.

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