Well hey there, you gorgeous thing, you! I hope you've been enjoying your time browsing my store. So, my name is Sarah, and I am both the brains and the beauty behind Sarah's Sparkles Nails. This is the part of the website where I tell you all about me, and my nails, and how and why I got started doing this in the first place.
So, my mission is a pretty simple one - to bring you amazing salon-quality nails on YOUR terms. When I first started to learn nail art, back in 2010(ish) it was just as a hobby in my free time. I painted my natural nails and eventually, even wrote a nail blog about it, and with every mani I fell deeper in love. After a year or two, though, I realised just painting my own nails every day and practising on tips wasn't enough. I wanted to make a career out of this. So the obvious route would have been to get a salon job and do extensions, right?
The thing was, I knew from my own experience that having gel and acrylic extensions doesn't work for everyone. Whether it's not having the time to sit in a salon for hours every week, or having a job where long nails are a no-no, some people need a little more flexibility when it comes to nails. So, I started to wonder about making press on nails... Is there a way to make them yourself? Can I make them last longer than the ones I used to get as a teenager? (God, I hope so!) If so, then this could be awesome...
By 2012 I was selling prototypes on ebay for £3.99 (with glue included lol!) and using the feedback I got there to tweak and improve things. In hindsight the sets were total cringe, but hey - we've all gotta start somewhere, right?
By 2016 I had owned a store on Etsy for two years, which is still going strong today (see here), and I launched my own website.
Fast forward to today, and I am making the kind of sets I could only have dreamed of in the beginning. Made to salon standards, but with all the convenience of press on nails.
I am so grateful that I not only get to do what I love for a living, but also brighten up someone else's day in the process. My nails have been shipped, worn and admired all over the world, and that is all down to you guys. Yes, you, reading this right now. So while you're over here, reading all about my and my nails, please don't forget to show yourself a little appreciation, too. You deserve it.
Thank you so much for taking an interest in me and my shop. My inner narcissist is most appreciative. :p And if there's anything else you'd like to know, why not send me a message.