A nail tech of nine years, Lauren Shields has long been a fan of crystals, wearing different gems to suit her mood. “But sometimes I’d forget if I was in a rush, so I thought, ‘why can’t you mix the crystals in with nails?,’” says Shields. She began making her crystal-inspired nail sets while her children were sleeping and started an Instagram page to advertise her brand. Astral Acrylics’ focus is to provide people with bespoke nails with a mystical twist. Nails are handmade with real energized gemstones embedded into highly decorative sets. These nails offer positive energy at your fingertips.