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About Me

andreaHi Everyone!  My name is Andrea and I’m a gel polish fanatic!  :)  This blog is a journal of my experiences with different gel polish brands, application and nail art techniques, and experimentation.  Prior to discovering gel polish my nails were always naked and boring.  I felt that doing my nails with regular polish was a waste of time because it would chip within a day, or I would somehow dent or mess up my nails before they were even dry.  My first gel manicure in 2011 sparked an instant love… no more waiting for my nails to dry, no denting, and no chipping or peeling for 2 whole weeks!

I created the Chickettes blog back in 2012 with the intentions of writing a lifestyle blog.  It didn’t take long before I ran out of ideas for things to write about… I only knew so many recipes and DIY projects, etc.  But I could always think of something nail-related to write about!  I was doing my own DIY gel manicures at home and my mailbox was always full of new polish colors, and there were so many techniques to try.  So Chickettes quickly morphed into a blog about gel nail polish.

This blog and the interaction with my readers fuels my passion for nails and I find that I’m always on a quest for knowledge and information.  I took the leap from being a DIY blogger to an industry professional.  I graduated from Brown Aveda Institute in June of 2015, and am now a licensed Managing Manicurist.  I’m currently working at Polizhed Natural Nail Studio in Beachwood, OH and love every minute of it!  If you’re interested in having your nails done by me, you can book an appointment online here via StyleSeat.

I hope you will continue to follow me on this journey, and that the information I write is helpful and/or inspiring to you!

Contact me at Andrea @ Chickettes.com (without the spaces)