This New Ring Trend Is like Nail Art You Don’t Have to Paint On
As much as we love DIY-ing our own nail art for special occasions, we rarely whip out the striping tape and nail dotter on the daily (unless we’re trying to stealthily cover up that — oops — brand-new chip in our freshly painted manis). That’s why the lazy girls in us flipped when we laid our eyes on this: a midi ring that actually looks like beautifully gilded nail art.
The game-changing beaut in question — an adjustable, tiered bronze ring with a raised double halo at one end (that’s the end meant to crown your nail bed) — was born out of good old-fashioned challenge of sorts. Local Eclectic, an online marketplace that features independent designers, tapped two of its fave Chicago-based makers, jeweler Meghan Lorenz of Cities in Dust and celeb manicurist Astrowifey, to create a piece reflective of both artists’ styles. A studio brainstorm session and a few Pinterest boards later, and they landed on this airy yet regal design. Wear as intended to take minimalist half-moon manis or asymmetrical French tips to the next level, or flip the piece and wear it with the halo closer to your knuckles to achieve a more subtle, but just as striking look. Either way, it’s a must-have for stepping up your stacking ring game.
The first collab of many to come between Local Eclectic and dream couple artisans from around the country, (the next of which is already dropping this month, so stay tuned!), the midi nail cover rings are only made in a limited edition of 25 — and shockingly still not sold out. Retailing at $95 a piece, consider it an investment in always-on-point nail art.
What do you think of this new nail art/midi ring trend? Tell us how you’d style it in the comments below.
(Photos via Local Eclectic)
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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