The Wickedly Talented Ladies of Macabre Merch: Six Questions for the Beauty and Brains Behind the Killer Shop, Zombie Claw Polish
Zombie Claw Polish is an amazing online shop specializing in 5-free (a nail polish formulation doesn’t contain five of the more toxic ingredients that some traditional colors use) and Cruelty Free handmade Indie nail polish. These polishes are absolutely stunning and unlike anything you can buy anywhere else. Choose from a variety of vibrant and jaw dropping colors, with lots of shimmer, glitter and shine. You’ll also find a selection of hand and nail care products, indulgent bath products like scrubs and bombs, and wax melts.
1. What was the inspiration for starting your own business and how did you get started?
I really wanted to start an indie nail polish company because I wanted to make unique colors that no drugstore had available and for my love of nail polish. The name I came up with was because of my love of zombies! The claw part of the name is basically my sharp finger nails shaped in stiletto (however I do still love a square nail too). My shop I feel like is girly boarded line horror! I have to have girly, glitter, holographic things along with the horror!
2. When and how did you fall in love with horror?
Horror to me is a different way to express myself and to bring out the non-girly side of my products. Halloween (the holiday) is what made me fall in love with horror because of the music, costumes, makeup, and definitely the crazy movies that go along with it. Paranormal Activity will forever be in my heart, lol.
3. Where does inspiration for your products come from? What is your creative process like?
I get inspired by almost anything and everything, from movies to books, music, holidays and even everyday life. My creative process is basically bam think of all the combos that might go well together like colors, glitters, flakes, chromes pigments. I write it down and start mixing and testing different batches of polishes and see what works or does not work.
4. What’s the best part about running your own business, and what’s the hardest part?
The best part is being my own boss and working whenever I want and just being able to create a beautiful polish and showing it to the world. The hardest part is feeling like I don’t have enough time to do everything!
5. Tell me why you think it’s important for people to support small business? Is it especially important for people to support female-owned business (if so, why)?
By supporting a small business, you are supporting a dream, a wish that someone has and giving them the opportunity to keep doing what they love to do. I am all about the girl power (lol), but in supporting the small business whether you are female or male is extremely important to me. I refuse at buying any lotion, bath bombs, nail polish, candles, and wax melts at the store anymore because I would rather support the small businesses instead!
6. How can people follow/interact with you on social and purchase your products? And is there anything else you’d like to add or promote?
My main account is on Instagram a @zombieclawpolish and you can always message me there or on Facebook at Zombie Claw Polish. Website is www.zombieclawpolish.bigcartel.com and you can contact me there too!