Interview: Ellyse of EA Polish

It gives me great joy to bring you this interview with Ellyse of EA polish. Why? Because she is a hometown girl with beautiful polish and exceptional jewelry….DMV in the house! You may remember my previous Swatch and Review post of EA polish and if you not, please take a moment to read it here. Her polish and jewelry line is gorgeous but her message, her message is so powerful and worthy of me finding out more about her.

So, ladies and gentlemen, please help me welcome Ellyse of EA polish (insert clapping and cheering here…lol)!

photo provided courtesy of Ellyse

Name: Ellyse
Location: Washington, DC

Q: Birthday
A: Capricorn

Q: Rock Band or Classical Orchestra 
A: Classical Orchestra

Q: Morning or Night
A: Morning during the week and Night during the weekend

Q: Meat and potatoes or soup and salad
A: Soup and salad

Q: Summer or Winter
A: Winter—it’s the BEST season.

Q: Night on the town with friends or evening alone at home
A: Does an evening at home with friends, count?!

Q: Heels or flats
A: Heels. The taller the better.

Q: If you were an animal, what would it be and why?
A: Lion…so I have a real reason to walk around like a boss!

Q: When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line. What makes your brand different?
A: Inspired by sleepless nights and her love of nail polish, EA Polish was born to celebrate go-getters everywhere. After having her daughter in 2012, Riane, a self-proclaimed nail polish and accessories aficionado, assumed that being a new mommy /go-getter meant no more color and the end of pursuing your dreams. Once enough folks around her inquired about her unusually bare nails, Riane knew what needed to be done! She needed to paint her nails and encourage other go-getters to embrace color and to push forward in their endeavors.

Q: What is one of you favorite collections or polishes you created?
A: Without a doubt, F.A.I.L. It’s shimmery, bold and beautiful.

Q: How did you come up with your company name and logo?
A: EA Polish is more than polish. We also provide beautiful jewelry so we wanted our logo to reflect that. The name was born from the same notion. EA stands for—embellish your nails (with nail polish) and adorn your fingers (with jewelry).

Q: Any spoilers that you care to share about future collections, products, etc?
A: More colors and more jewelry!

Q: What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?
A: I love the ability to use color to encourage others and create relationships.

Q: Favorite nail art technique?
A: Water marble. It’s beautiful.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment to date with your brand?
A: Being featured in the 2015 Cocotique Subscription box.

I have to say, F.A.I.L is one of my favorites too buuuuutttttt, I’m excited to see what she has up her sleeve.

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Disclosure: The questions above were sent to the featured maker (FM) for review and response. The FM was advised they could omit responses from any question they were not comfortable with answering. The responses are directly from the FM and have not been altered in any way, shape or form. The comments and responses expressed in this interview are those of the FM and the FM alone.