The Next Big Nail Art Trend Isn’t Even on Your Nails
When it comes to manicures, cuticles kind of tend to be the problem child. Even if the rest of your manicure is looking great, there’s always that one that’s acting up. And unless you treat it with caution, you’re in for a world of trouble. But now, it looks as though the long-neglected cuticle is finally the star of the show. Introducing: cuticle art.
The new trend, helmed mostly by the company Rad Nails, is essentially temporary tattoos designed for your cuticles. Unlike most nail art, this new look takes things off the actual nail bed and onto the finger. Rad Nails offers a collection of “cuticle tattoos,” which can be worn on either the skin or on the nail – or maybe even somewhere in between.
Chrissy Mahlmeister, founder and creator of Rad Nails, told SheKnows, “We’re so used to seeing the designs stay within the tiny borders of our nails, but I wanted to take it a step further and expand the idea of what nail art can actually be. One day, I was playing with some nail polish, and I thought it would be cool if the drips actually extended beneath the nail to create the illusion of paint dripping onto my skin. I tried out some different ways to achieve this look and eventually ended up with temporary tattoos that can be applied to both the skin and nails.”
If you’re not so sure about the idea, start with the “Another Round Tattoos,” which look sort of like a crescent moon. You can place these under your nail bed or ease into it by placing them right at the base. Then, take it to the next level with some graphic triangle tats. When you’ve totally mastered this whole cuticle art thing, go for a super dramatic mani with the “Drippy, Bro” option.
Pair these with some negative space nail art and we can tell you right now, you’ll definitely have the coolest mani on the block.
Would you try these cuticle tattoos? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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