Remember when I mentioned that I would have the chance to interview Katie Cazorla, the owner of The Painted Nail spa and the star of reality TV show Nail Files?! I was fortunate enough on Monday not only to get a free manicure in her Nail Files Mobile Spa Bus but also to sit down with her and get the scoop on her story and what we can look forward to in Season 2.
Katie was not only tons of fun and full of energy but super down-to-earth. I was just glad she didn't kick me out for dressing too casual or not having high tech gear. I was in jeans, t-shirt, barely combed hair and no makeup, plus I did not put on any heels-just my Dr. Scholls flats, which I still love and think are cute! Then when I arrived, she was sitting with the crew from KGO and a photographer from the San Francisco Chronicle…boy was I feeling insecure. They not only had reporters but a camera man and the photographer had 2 fancy dSLRs hanging off her neck with super-duper expensive zoom lenses attached to them. Then I come walking over with my little point and shoot Panasonic camera and Flip camcorder to do my interview and take photos-I was feeling pretty small at the moment, then I got asked if my camera man needed to set up….nope, just me, the one woman crew! But it was great because when I said it was just me and they saw my "equipment," no one even blinked an eye or thought it was cheesy or not good enough, at least no one said it in my face or showed it to me. Katie was super sweet and spent some uninterrupted time with me, despite her hectic schedule and we had tons to laugh about.
Besides all the fun, I was really inspired by her story on how she got started in LA and life before Nail Files and The Painted Nail. It's amazing the place that she came from and where she is now. She had the courage to step into the unknown path, the persistence to see her vision and dreams through despite hardship, and the discipline it takes to run a successful business! She even shares some business advice she has for future or current entrepreneurs out there, things that she's found worked for her when she was starting and running her business. Lastly, you will also see in the interview below, Katie shares some tidbits about Season 2 with us! Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for your chance to win some fun goodies!
Want to get the chance to check out Katie's Mobile Spa Bus?! The tour is still going on and she will be appearing at the following places below:
- Portland: 8/12 at the Clackamas Town Center, 12000 SE 82nd Avenue 11am-6pm
- Portland: 8/13 at the Xfinity Retail Store, 7037 NE Sandy Blvd, 11am-4pm
- L.A.: 8/18 at the Block at Orange Mall, 20 City Blvd West, 11am-6pm
- LA: 8/19 at the Promenade on 3rd Street between Santa Monica Blvd and Arizona, 11am-6pm
- Denver: 8/24-8/26, 16th Street at Lawrence Street, Fri 1:30pm-6:30pm, Sat/Sun 11am-6pm
- Minneapolis: 9/3 at Minnesota State Fair, 1265 North Snelling Ave, 9am-8pm (must have paid ticket to enter)
- Minneapolis: 9/4 at Southdale Mall, 10 Southdale Center outside AMC Theatre, 1pm-6pm
- Detroit: 9/7-8, Lakeside Mall, 14000 Lakeside Circle, 11am-6pm
- St. Louis: 9/15, St. Louis Mills, 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd, 11am-6pm
Season 2 of Nail Files will be premiering Sunday, August 19th 9/8c on the TV Guide Network so make sure you mark it in your calendars and set your DVRs!
Katie was also really sweet and has given me an extra set of Nail Files gift bag filled with goodies for a lucky Kangaroo Mama fan, which includes an autographed photo, nail decals, manicure set, and more! When you enter this Nail Files giveaway, you will gain an extra entry for an upcoming giveaway I will have with Katie's new nail polish line! Katie and I will be collaborating together on a fun giveaway for Kangaroo Mama fans so make sure you enter this Nail Files giveaway and check back for the future giveaway! For a chance to win, enter through the Giveaway Tools widget below and the giveaway will end on Friday, August 24th. Your prize will be everything pictured below, but all new and unopened (below are my own t-shirt & manicure set being used for pictures).