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Annabel, the Colour Whisperer

Saturday, July 01, 2017

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Annabel Glaze is a name known mainly to nail enthusiasts in search of excellent nail care. It goes without saying, therefore, that her foray into the business of creating nail polish would be known for the most part by her circle of devoted clients. Word has thankfully, albeit slowly, got out about her impressive range of nail colours complete with rootsy labels that one would automatically associate with the land of her birth. What many outside of her immediate circle might not know is that Glaze has ventured into manufacturing and has created Jamaica's first roots, rock, coloured nail colours called Bella's Beautique Polishes. “Creating my own line of nail polishes was first suggested by family members — I used to do my mum's nails — but I guess I wasn't quite ready mentally to take what I was doing further,” she shared. “Last summer, however, a customer of mine with her own hair line suggested it again. I mulled it over and had my first bottle ready by November.”

Glaze has not looked back since launching. The Gimmi Sup'n Collection created she shares with every female in mind. “Since it was my first collection,” she continued, “I wanted to choose a range of colours so that there was at least one for every woman. The Gimmi Sup'n Collection was inspired from everyday life at Bella's, a humble nail salon.

“When clients come in they trust their nail technician to know what suits them. Depending on their mood, they say 'Gimmi sup'n nice', or 'sup'n sexy' etc, and they allow me to determine what is best. The colours that make up this collection can suit any mood.

Feeling girly? You want 'Sup'n Soft.'

Feeling grown? You want 'Sup'n Nude.'

Feeling sultry? You want 'Sup'n Dark.'

Feeling cute? You want 'Sup'n Pink.'

And if you are not too sure what you are feeling, you want “Sup'n Nice.”

Then there's the Jump and Shock Out collection... “Our culture is rich and vibrant. We are a tropical Island but we do acknowledge the 'seasons' explained Glaze The Jump and Shock Out collection is a neon collection created for the month of April or what's commonly referred to as Soca' season and the summer season to follow. I am very proud of my island Jamaica and its culture, which is primarily known for its dancehall and reggae music. So Bella's Beautique polishes have names related to Jamaica and its culture.

PORTIA – neon orange. Portia Simpson-Miller was the first female prime minister of Jamaica. She represents the People's National Party (PNP) whose representative colour is orange. So it was only fitting that our neon orange be named after such a monumental figure in our history.

WEDDY-REDY – neon red. A play on words from a popular dance in the dancehall known as Weddy Weddy, created by a popular dancehall dancer and personality known as Bogle.

HOT WUK – neon pink. Hot Wuk is another popular dance in the dancehall, made popular by dancehall artist Mr Vegas' song with said title.

SUMMER BOUNCE – neon green. Another dancehall dance made popular by a host of songs about it by various dancehall artists.

SEA IT DEH – neon blue. This is a play on words from a popular Jamaican phrase, 'see it deh”, which translates to “see it there”. It is used as an exclamation of enlightenment, or at the end of making a point, as well as directly translating to 'there it is”. Since Jamaica is an island and known for its beautiful blue waters, this name was perfect.

PUNCHINELLA LITTLE YELLOW –neon yellow. A play on words from an old-time Jamaican children's song and game, Punchinella Little Fellow. In this game all the children hold hands and surround one child who stands in the centre of the ring. The children then sing the Punchinella Little Fella song which goes “What can you do punchinella little fella?” The child in the middle of the ring dances. The children forming the circle have to copy her moves.The children then decide who is next in the middle and the game continues with children singing as they change places.

AS GOODAZ GOLD – A play on words from the phrase “as good as gold”. Goodaz is a Jamaican expression for a female that is attractive, industrious, talented and independent. This type of female gets what she wants through hard work and dedication — she is as good as gold.

SHIM SHIMMA – is a play on words from a popular song Sim Simma, by a dancehall artiste Beenie Man. You may remember this line.. Sim Simma..who got the keys to my bimma? Since this silver has holographic pigments and is such a rich shimmery silver…how could I not name it Shim Shimma?

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