Meet Katie

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Hi! I’m Katie! I’m a teacher by day and a nail polish addict… well, all the time.  While I’m a North Carolinian by birth (and in my heart), I currently live in Richmond, Virginia and I love it!

I’ve been a nail polish lover ever since my early teens – hauling around ziploc bags of nail polish to and from swim meets, coming up with ridiculous combinations and just hoping that cute boy (du jour) would let us convince him to paint his toes… Alli reignited my nail polish love by sending me Russian Navy and Midnight in Moscow for my 26th birthday and there’s been no looking back.

Whether you’ve just discovered TDV or you have been reading our ridiculousness for years – thank you so much!

Contact Info:

Wish List: Katie’s Wish List

Favorite Products of the Moment:

Basecoat: Spa Ritual Resurface

Top Coat: Seche Vite & Essie Good to Go

Cuticle Care: Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme & CND Solar Oil

Hand Lotion: Camille Beckman Hand Creme (in Camille)

Fun Facts:

  • I love to read. I try and read at least 30 books a year. You can keep track of what I’m currently reading on Goodreads! I love to see what people are reading so feel free to friend me!
  • I have two cats: Cinder & Caesar, a stray cat I lovingly call Bear, and a rescue dog named Otis. Sometimes I refer to my house as Katie’s Kennel…
  • One of the coolest things I’ve done since we started TDV is create a nail polish: Atlantic with Alexa of LEX Cosmetics. It was featured in the June issue of People Style Watch!
  • I’m in charge of our Instagram, and in addition to nail polish pictures I’m prone to snapping color filtered shots of  animals, clouds, food, and flowers. Follow at your own risk! I also have a personal Instagram: theycallmektb

Monthly Subscription Boxes:

I currently subscribe to Ipsy, Birchbox, and Julep.

I’m sure I’ll update this frequently. I love comments, so if you have any questions – I’d love to answer them! In the meantime, I’ve started working on my “collection must haves” – you can see those below!

Be Lovely.


Collection Must Haves:

Katie H. asked me if we had a post about polishes every girl should own. While, Alli does seasonal posts – there are some polishes everyone needs all the time! This is a work in progress, so be patient 🙂

Black, Grey, & White.Collection Staples - BlackGreyWhite

Black Creme: Black polish is on trend most of the time. It’s edgy. My go-to black polish is Essie – Licorice, but OPI’s Black Onyx is a close second. At the end of the day, a black creme is a black creme, so once you find one you love – you’re all set!

Grey Creme: There are so many shades of grey (oh my, I didn’t even do that on purpose). At any rate, I love a light grey creme. It goes with most outfits and there is something very classy and chic about it. My favorite is Lex Cosmetics – Seattle Sunshine.

White Creme: It took me oh so long to find my perfect white polish. Much like black cremes, white is white – so it all comes down to formula and application. My heart belongs to Alpine Snow by OPI. Alli’s favorite is Ulta’s Snow White.

What do you think?