Party host Jennifer Ivanov, and Nate and Ashley Sorensen of Emerald and Ash lacquer
Some of the many indie polish designers and bloggers we met at the event.
NAILS features several professional polish brands in its pages, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t noticed the rise of indie polish. Artisan indie nail polish crafters have been taking the online world and social media by storm. Unlike those who mess around with eyeshadow pots and clear top coats, these indie designers devote their days to concocting the best possible finish and most out-there colors to make their product stand out even further.
Hannah Pearlman's nails for the show.
Jennifer Ivanov, founder and creator of Wonder Beauty Products and SuperChic Lacquer, held the Shine & Social event to help indie polish brand designers come together for a meet and greet at the Four Seasons Press Lounge during Cosmoprof. The event took place Saturday night, and a raffle was held to give out prizes to attendees, one of which was some ad space in NAILS Magazine. We were happy to see that the winner of this prize was none other than blogger/nail student Hannah Pearlman of the Dalai Lama’s Nails. You can read more about Pearlman in the July issue of NAILS Magazine. It was the perfect party to kick off Cosmoprof!
NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay congratulating Pearlman on her raffle win.