Monday, October 17, 2016

Nail polish fit for a Queen

OOO Polish is vegan, toxic free and blended by hand!
Let's get to know a little more about the woman behind the brand. 

What led you to start your company and why nail polish?
 Unfortunately, for women of color, we have a hard time finding beauty products that match our skin tones and our varying undertones. We've just learned to try and try and try again until we find the right products! Many times, when we do find the right products we are extremely limited to and rely heavily on those few products to keep us beautiful. OOO Polish believes representation matters, and I wanted to create unique colors while challenge the idea that women of color have limited options for beauty. This idea is not true, women of color, can wear any color of the rainbow, and our goal is to allow you to visualize that on women that look just like you. As always, all OOO Polishes display beautifully on all skin tones and I welcome and embrace everyone to enjoy my polish! The idea for a line of polishes specifically catered to the many shades and undertones of women of color came from a simple nail shop visit that turned awry and my love of beautiful hands and feet! I love to try different colors that bring out my skin tone and I want to bring that experience to everyone.

What is your favorite quote and why?
 "I am because we are" (Ubuntu), I even have a tattoo of it in Sanskrit. The success of people of color overall is more important than my own individual success.

I love that! Okay let's move on :)

Have you encountered any major setbacks during the process of bringing your vision into fruition? 
 Definitely! I made a few bad decisions (like giving away too many free products! Lol) but I am so grateful to have family and friends who have been business owners for years help me prevent a lot of mistakes.

What can we expect next from your brand?
 I plan on releasing at least two more collections by 2017, totaling over 55 hand blended colors to choose from! 

That’s amazing, you already have amazing colors. My personal favorite is Oya from the Orisha Collection.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
 I can't paint my own nails! I'm so terrible at being patient enough to let them dry and I always get paint on my clothes!


Symantha Onyechi
OOO Polish

Houston, Texas

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