Meet Allison Yowell, also known as @painted.albird_ on Instagram
Thank you for sharing your time with us, Tell us where are you from and a bit about yourself.
I have grown up in Texas the majority of my life and currently live in a suburb of Fort Worth. I’m a mother of two and have been married to the absolute coolest person for 11 years. I’m a nurse and I work as a clinical analyst in a little hospital. Painting my nails and coming up with nail art designs has been creative outlet and a great way to destress.
What is your favorite method for nail beauty and why?
Regular ol’nail polish is my favorite. It is so easy to apply and remove that it makes it easy to change things up frequently.
How did you begin your nail art journey?
Honestly, I have been painting my nails since 3rd grade, but I started doing my own nail art when I was around 14. I would cut up bits of scotch tape to use as striping tape and pencils for dotting tools. In the fall of 2020 I started my own IG account dedicated to nail art.
How many times do you paint your own nails per month?
Oh geez, I probably paint my nails 15-20 times a month.
What’s one thing you want others to know about your nail journey?
It is important to remember that this is all about connecting with others who share your passion and interest in nail polish and nail art. It is easy to get caught up in the dopamine hits of likes and brand acknowledgement (which is fantastic) but if that is what is sustaining you through this it won't last and the joy will be sucked out of it over time. Also, the nail polish community has some of the nicest people you will ever come across. They are supportive and so willing to lift each other up. They are what makes this hobby just that much better.
Your Top 5 nail polish brand?
In no particular order the top 5 nail polish brands I reach for consistently are Loud Lacquer, Orly, Olive Ave Polish, I Scream Nails, and ILNP. These brands are innovative, cruelty free, and are constantly coming up with beautiful quality polishes that push the envelope.
What is your favorite quote or motto in life?
"Do it or don't do it, you'll regret both." This quote is great because it helps remind you that no matter what you choose you will always wonder about the path not taken so don't put so much pressure on yourself and just enjoy the present.
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