I started painting my nails as a kid. I would paint them every Friday to have to take the off Sunday before school. This meant I painted my nails every week, a long with a few of my friends. I never really wanted to own a salon or even do nails other than for fun. I'm really a tap dancer but that's a whole other story.
I've been painting my nails forever, blah blah blah and here comes gel polish! I started using gel in 2010 (give or take). I used gel for 10 years. I loved it in the beginning but as the years passed it was chipping quicker and quicker. I finally decided to take the leap put on acrylics. This is after years of my mother telling me never to put on fake nails or dye my hair. I still have virgin hair.
I go to the salon, get acrylics, and immediately love them. Long nails had become my favorite new accessory. I loved my nails and all the salons I went to did a wonderful job. However I was over it. It takes forever to get your nails done! Even getting them filled felt like a long time. I am a keep it busy kind of person so sitting for two hours was not my thing.
I decided I would do long nails myself. I was not about to start putting on my own acrylics without nail training so I had to find something that would work. Cue in gel extensions. I loved these nails. They were pretty easy to put on and I got compliments all the time.
Then one day it happened. I developed an allergy. This can happen to anyone and sometimes never at all. Some people can use acrylics, gels, etc and not develop an allergy till 20 years later. Others, like myself, developed an allergy in less than a year.
I did a lot of research before creating NATASHA Nails. I knew I was not the only person this has happened to. Many people suffer from allergies from all kind of chemicals in nail polish and glues.
The good thing about my nail journey is that it lead me to create my own line of nails. I started making these for myself. I found nail stickers that let you put a full set on right before leaving the house and gives you the option to take them off when you get home. I have also left them on for a weekend and even in the pool. What I love is that I can change them with every outfit. Once you have a few sets you can mix and match! I hope you all enjoy your new press on nails as much as I do!