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The idea for work | play | polish (WPP) was sparked in early 2012 when my young daughter asked me to do her nails. The nail art craze was at its peak and my daughter had just learned that I worked as a licensed nail tech throughout college (I'm still licensed, in fact!). Couple her request with an explosion in beauty blogs and my desperate need for a creative outlet...and my own nail space on the web was inevitable.

I blogged actively from 2012 to 2015 and had a blast. WPP opened up a world of amazing opportunities including personal appearances from LA to NYC, to brand partnerships and seeing my nail art and photos in stores nationwide, to frequent writing gigs for NAILPRO magazine, the premier professional publication for pros in this industry. I'm fortunate that NAILPRO continues to ask me to contribute to the mag (Shhhh...they haven't figured out yet that I'm not a professional writer!) Best of all, this blog led me to a ton of amazing friends that I never would have met in my "regular" life. 

In late 2016, I finally admitted that my extended blog hiatus was indeed permanent. I've decided to keep the mass of accumulated posts accessible online. If anything, it's a fun story to tell at parties. :) I've also decided to shutter the social media associated with the account and remove/disable comments from archived posts. I continue to stay engaged in the nail community and plan to update the site occasionally with my latest print articles and nail news.

If you're a former WPP fan, friend, or collaborator, thank you so much for such an awesome ride! You were all a part of my crazy life story and I'll forever be grateful!

Leslie