Welcome to a new tradition! Once a month we'll be interviewing an awesome woman we're crushing on (hence, #ColorClutchCrush). Learn about incredible nail artists, gutsy entrepreneurs, savvy influencers, and other rock stars who are doing big things in the nail world.
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Candace Clarke, Founder of nail brand MOSI MEI
We’re so excited to have you on the blog! Please tell us a little about yourself and how you started MOSI MEI:
I started MOSI MEI for a really simple reason, I love cosmetics. Specifically, I love creating cosmetics. The nail hues have been a fun start, and I’m excited to branch into other categories in the near future. As far as a little about me, I’m a pretty simple gal with a background in design and business.
Tell us something about yourself (or MOSI MEI) that most people don’t know:
My favorite music to jam out to in my car is Spanish Rap! I love it even though I don’t speak a lick of Spanish, but it always puts me in a good mood. 😊
Who inspires you and why?
At the moment, Russell Brand. I think he is super aware and unafraid to speak his mind even though it isn’t the “norm.” Anyone who is completely themselves and self-aware is usually an inspiration to me.
How do you stay organized?
This is a hard one for me because naturally as a creative type I’m not super organized. But, I do keep lists (on actual paper). I need to physically write something down to remember it. And I have this vintage set of lockers that came from a jail that are magic (and super cool) for keeping things put away.
What’s your favorite nail hack? We’re always looking for good tips & tricks! :)
My all-time favorite hack is to use a small angled paintbrush to do clean up around the nail bed. It is the absolute best way to make your mani look perfect every time! Oh, and when I’m in a hurry, I do dip my fingertips in ice cold water to speed up the drying process.
And now for the lightening round:
- Favorite vacation spot?: Any beach!
- Snack you can’t live without?: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from Halo Top or Rice Crispy Treats
- If you could have dinner with someone famous, who would it be?: At the moment, Russell Brand. 😉
- Favorite movie?: Great Expectations
- Mosi Mei shade you can’t live without?: Currently the shade ‘Genuine’