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Meet the Maker: STELLA CHROMA

Meet the Maker: STELLA CHROMA
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Let's get to know Pam of STELLA CHROMA!

How did you choose your brand name?
When I rebranded from Paint Box Polish, I absolutely couldn’t think of anything that wasn’t already taken, so I brainstormed with some other people and we came up with STELLA CHROMA.

What's your all time favorite polish/collection that you created? Non polish makers: your favorite product?
That’s kinda like asking what my favorite kid is... but Axe Fight. Or Perseids. Or The Impossible Girl.

What was the very first polish you made and sold? Non polish makers: your first product?
My four houses collection! Hufflepuff was first. Then Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.

Is your business full time? If not, what’s your other job?
I wish it were, but no. I’m a Nurse Practitioner 40 hours a week and a cattle farmer when I’m not doing that or polish.

Besides nail polish/handmade, what are your others interests?
I love to knit in the little spare time I have. I also love being outside in our woods or working with our cows.

Do you have a dedicated space for creating?
Yes! I used to be tucked in our office, but now I’m taking over our basement and have moved shipping to our upstairs loft. Not ideal, but I get my steps in!

Do you feel like you have to strike a balance between what you personally like and what you think will sell? How do you walk that balance?
I mostly make what I like. But I do try to open it up and do other things too.

If you could design a polish for any celebrity, who would it be and why? What color/type of polish? Non polish makers: what kind of product?
I love Gaga’s nails and post meat suit style! But I’d be super intimidated.

What theme would you like to see in The Pickup?
I was super excited for sweets & treats!

What is your favorite item to shop for from the pickups?
Besides polish? I LOVE wax melts.


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