Hi! I'm: Nancy @WrapArtistNails
I'm the: CEO/Founder of @WrapArtistNails
I'm a: Cancer
I live in: Downtown Los Angeles
My fav spot in LA is: HoneyCut, good hiphop and a mixed crowd
A brand I'm really diggin right now is: Moxham, an accessories brand from the UK
I think the babe with the best style is: Erin Wasson @ErinWasson
Song I can't get out of my head today is: Obstacle1 by Interpol
What inspired her to start:
I was at work one day and a co-worker/friend of mine came in with a really nice set of nails and I just really got hooked onto the whole NailArt world. I started buying everything - nail charms, nail wraps, nail polish...everything. After a while, I noticed that a lot of the designs were just cheesy with colorful flowers and things that didn't really resonate with my personal style. So I thought, well I'm a graphic designer—why don't I try to start something of my own, and I did. I started off with just 5 designs of those nail polish wraps and failed horribly! They didn't sell at all. I sat there, felt upset and defeated for about a month. I put quite a bit of money into it. That kind of turned into anger and determination (laughs). I wanted something that's a little bit more versatile, more customizable and a little affordable. So then I came across clear nail wraps. I didn't like the fact that they were covering the entire nail. With a little bit of research, I finally found the perfect formula and I just went with it. Why not...might as well just try again and not just give up after the first time. It's definitely been a huge difference from the first collection. Now I'm no longer selling the wraps, I'm just doing the decals. With a full time corporate job, you need to feed your creativity somehow. This has definitely kept me busy on the side.
Her advice to you:
Keep trying. Like myself, don't give up if you fail once, a second or even third time—just keep trying. If it's a certain avenue that doesn't work out, then keep trying different roads.
For more from Nancy, go to www.WrapArtistNails.com