Meet ManiMe’s professional nail artist: Natalie Pavloski (@nataliepnails)
At ManiMe, we are so excited to spotlight returning ManiMe professional nail artist Natalie Pavloski @nataliepnails for her work in our new Summer Picnic Collection. She’s the creative mind behind two stunning gel manis.
On June 15, Natalie Pavloski (@nataliepnails) is coming back to share more ManiMe gel designs with two gel manis and one gel pedi for Summer Picnic Collection. Natalie is both a painter and manicurist best known for her wearable chic, minimalist designs. She is a master of sprucing up simple styles with the use of bold colors.
You will see her love of bold colors in her Summer Picnic Collection gels: Race to Lunch gel mani, On the Horizon gel mani, and gel pedi. Read on to learn more about Natalie as a nail artist, her inspiration for her stunning gel designs, and her favorite elements of the summer.
ManiMe: How did you get started in the nail industry?
Natalie: I loved painting nails and creating designs for a number of years as a hobby. In 2012, I moved to NYC and started assisting manicurists onset and during NYFW. With a lot of hard work, I was fortunate enough to have built a career out of it.
ManiMe: How did you develop your nail art style?
Natalie: My style has been ever-changing, growing, and evolving over the years. I think it's a good thing to continually be open to new inspiration while holding onto your own fundamental aesthetic. Mix the old with the new, the classics with what’s current and trending.
ManiMe: What are your favorite colors, textures, or techniques to use in your nail art?
Natalie: I love a classic red or french tip, but I also love to mix it up with fluorescents and satin shimmers. I love to switch it up, matte or shine, extensions or natural nails. I like to play around and have fun with nail looks and nail art. When it comes to technique though, I always like to make sure any look is clean and precise.
ManiMe: Where do you typically find inspiration?
Natalie: I take inspiration from all over. I have an app on my phone where I write things down as the ideas and inspirations come to me. Books, movies, TV, walking around NYC, and people watching. This city is overflowing with inspiration
ManiMe: What is your favorite at-home manicure, pedicure, or nail care tip?
Natalie: Always have a good quality file handy, both at home and on the go. Also, keep a pumice stone in the shower for your heels, especially during spring/summer when you may wear sandals and open-toed shoes.
ManiMe: What’s your favorite ManiMe Essential product to use?
Natalie: The Max Top Coat No 2. A good topcoat is a must-have for me as I love the shine it gives.
ManiMe: What was the inspiration behind your Summer Picnic gel designs?
Natalie: Exactly that! I love picnic blankets.
ManiMe: Describe your ideal picnic - where are you, what are you eating, and who are you with?
Natalie: In Central Park with a sandwich and my loved ones.
ManiMe: What are you looking forward to this summer?
Natalie: Time outdoors and in nature.
ManiMe: How do you keep your manis and pedis looking fresh during the summer?
Natalie: Regular maintenance and upkeep.
Rapid Fire with @nataliepnails