Hey, there! Welcome to The Mercurial Magpie where I write primarily about nail polish/nail art and occasionally other random topics. You can expect natural, attainable nails and nail art designs as well as to-the-point and non-flowery honest reviews. Maybe a bit of my stupid humor thrown in from time to time.
Who am I? I’m Kirby (and yes, that’s my real name), a 27-year-old Aquarius (Leo Rising!) currently living in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Besides blogging, I also enjoy reading (mostly nerdy fiction), watching tv (mostly shows based on the aforementioned nerdy fiction books), arguing with idiots on the internet, anything mermaid or pirate related and hanging out with a giant ball of fluff (my chow chow, Mugen, who makes a daily photo appearance here as well).
I have had some form of a blog since I was a teenager on livejournal (ooh, the angsty blogging years), but The Mercurial Magpie was first founded near the end of June 2013. I’d just started getting really into nail polish (especially indie brands) and had been wavering back and forth on whether I should start a blog or not (my nuggle friends were getting tired of all the nail photos on facebook, I’m sure). I’m the type to get bored with something quickly, so I wasn’t sure if it was worth starting something that I didn’t think I’d keep up with.
|Cosplay was my old money-sucking habit before I got into polish.|
My boyfriend offered me an Ulta polish spree if I started it & that turned out to be dangerous for his wallet (but good for people who want to read my opinions on the internet, I suppose). I hope you enjoy your stay! Feel free to phone the front desk for complaints if you aren’t…but don’t expect any extra towels.