Meet Karla Barrett, also known as @Bunny.Tail.Nails on Instagram!
Thank you for sharing your time with us, Tell us where are you from and a bit about yourself.
My name is Karla, I am 34 years old. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I’m the oldest of 3 sisters.
I’m a May Gemini and my favorite color is Pink. In my spare time, I love dancing Salsa, Merengue and Bachata and try new Cuisine.
I came to the U.S. in 2015, and I am now living happily with my Husband of 6 years.
Fun Facts about Me:
- I enjoy American Football, Women’s Volleyball and Track & Field.
- I love watching Reality TV Shows.
- I love Organizing. It relaxes me.
What is your favorite method for nail beauty and why?
I’ve been painting my own nails since I was in High School. Since then, I prefer using regular nail polish on my natural nails as opposed to gel for example, to avoid peeling or weakness.
Even though I don’t do nail art as much as I swatch nail polishes, I’m attracted to minimalistic nail art and stamping.
How did you begin your nail art journey?
I started my nail journey back in August of 2019. When I created my nail account on Instagram, I was very excited to be a part of the nail community.
I didn’t know there was a community for women like me who loves nail polish as much as I do.
Once I started sharing my nail swatches, I discovered so many talented guys/girls with awesome nail art and swatch pictures.
I also met amazing people along the way that became my nail Friends, as I call them.
How many times do you paint your own nails per month?
Because I decided to become a Swatcher for a few nail polish brands, I paint my nails almost every day!
As a result of swatching nail polish constantly, my nails get stained. That’s one of the reasons why Nail Care is important.
What’s one thing you want others to know about your nail journey?
One thing I want others to know is that patience is key when you are working on having healthy long nails.
Since I started my nail journey, nail care has become an essential part of my self care routine.
A great first step to keep your nails and hands looking healthy is the use of a Jojoba-based oil for your nails and a good hand cream to keep them all moisturized.
Painting my nails while listening to a Podcast or my favorite music is great therapy for me.
Your Top 5 nail polish brand?
I have many favorite nail polish Brands but my top 5, in no particular order are:
- JReine Cosmetics
- Karaya Polish
- Bee’s Knees Lacquer
What is your favorite quote or motto in life?
Always believe in yourself and keep moving forward.
Be Sure to Follow Karla on her nail journey!