Simply Nailogical

Cristine Raquel Rotenberg was born on October 17, 1988. She is a celebrated Canadian YouTuber, a crime statistics analyst, and a former actress. Rotenberg is famously known for her nail art videos, which she uploads on her YouTube channel known as Simply Nailogical. The channel has grown to over seven million subscribers, which makes her among the most influential social media personalities. She also has other channels, such as “Simply Not Logical,” “SimplyPodLogical,” “SimplyPodLogicalHighlights,” and “Holo Taco.” She launched her YouTube channel in 2014 and has been consistent in uploading her content. We are excited to celebrate her today.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Cristine Raquel Rotenberg


Holo Queen, Cris

Birth date:

October 17, 1988



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$10 million

Cristine's Social Media:


Christine Raquel Rotenberg, professionally known as Simply Nailogical, is a popular content creator, social media personality and influencer, and entrepreneur. She is also a crime statistics analyst and a former child actress. She was born on October 17, 1988, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Her career in the entertainment industry began at an early age. Rotenberg featured in 15 commercials for several children’s products, such as Furby and Fib Finder, from 1996 to 2001. When she was 13 years, she landed the role of Young Sophia in the movie “Charms for the Easy Life.” Rotenberg stopped her acting career so that she could focus on her academics. After high school, she enrolled at Carleton University, where she graduated with a master’s degree in sociology with a major in criminology.

Rotenberg started working at Statistics Canada as an analyst. Everything changed when, in 2014, she launched her YouTube channel, Simply Nailogical. She started by creating short nail art videos, gradually adding voiceovers, lengthening the details of the tutorials, and finally making on-camera appearances. She has diversified her nail content from tutorials to videos about topics that focus on pop culture and nails. Rotenberg went viral in 2016 after uploading a video where she applied over 100 coats of nail polish and dubbed it “100+ Coats of Nail Polish #POLISHMOUNTAIN.”

Some of her videos include her work with holographic objects. She often uses the term ‘halo taco,’ which refers to the holographic top coats that later became the name of her nail polish brand. Rotenberg has gotten recognition among other celebrity content creators, such as “The Daily Dot,” and got a feature in the “Fine Brothers’ College Kids React” series.

Career timeline

She Launches her Blog

Rotenberg launches her nail art blog also known as the “Simply Nailogical” blog.

Creates her YouTube Channel

She creates her YouTube channel and uploads her first video on the same day.

She Goes Viral

She goes viral after uploading a video where she applied over 100 coats of nail polish.

She Launches Simply Not Logical

Rotenberg launches her second channel titled “Simply Not Logical,” which mainly focuses on vlogs.

Launches her Podcast

She launches the SimplyPodLogical podcast.

Why We Love Simply Nailogical

  1. She is an entrepreneur

    Rotenberg has other channels such as Simply Not Logical, SimplyPodLogical, SimplyPodLogicalHighlights, and Holo Taco. She also owns the Holo Taco nail polish brand, which focuses on the creation of high-quality nail polishes with a special emphasis on special effects polishes.

  2. She is philanthropic

    Rotenberg has offered her viewers financial support via tuition giveaways and scholarships that she extends annually. Her support has helped fund post-secondary education for the viewers in her birth country.

  3. She is passionate

    She got a job at Statistics Canada, an agency of the Canadian government, as an analyst. Although content creation has thrived into a successful career for her, she kept her analytical job as it offers her reliability and fulfillment that she cannot get anywhere else.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Holo Taco was a misunderstanding

    Her brand name was derived from a misunderstanding her viewers had over the pronunciation of ‘Top Coat.’

  2. Has a common-law partner

    She has a common-law partner known as Ben Mazowita, and he features in her videos regularly.

  3. She sold out

    Her first Holo Taco collection sold out within two hours.

  4. She worked with Live Love Polish

    She collaborated with Live Love Polish to release two Starrily brand nail polishes.

  5. Her favorite color is blue

    She has over 335 nail polish bottles but insists her favorite color remains blue.

Simply Nailogical FAQs

Is Rotenberg still with Ben?

Yes, they’ve been together since 2012.

What happened to Rotenberg’s face?

After seeking advice from a dermatologist, she learned she was allergic to certain metals found in makeup, and she was also put on corticosteroids. The treatment worked for three years, but the red rings came back later.

How many polishes does Holo Taco have?

It has a total of five polishes. In addition to opaque black and blue shades, Rotenberg also created three different holographic polishes for Holo Taco: scattered, linear, and flaky.

Simply Nailogical’s birthday dates

2024October 17Thursday
2025October 17Friday
2026October 17Saturday
2027October 17Sunday
2028October 17Tuesday

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.