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Nail Snail is the safe, fast & easy way to care for baby nails (0-5yrs). Trimmer, nail file & under nail cleaner in a fun snail shape!
Nail Snail is the safe, fast & easy way to care for baby nails (0-5yrs). Trimmer, nail file & under nail cleaner in a fun snail shape!
214 backers pledged AU$ 11,192 to help bring this project to life.

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The Nail Snail 3-in-1 Baby Fingernail & Toenail Trimmer Tool

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Multi-purpose 3-in-1 tool includes:

  • fingernail and toenail trimmer
  • nail file
  • under nail cleaner

Size: 6.3 cm long x 2.4 cm tall x 1.6 cm wide

 When it comes to caring for your precious child's nails, having the right tool is a must! The Nail Snail is safe and easy to use for tear-free nail cutting. The Nail Snail lets you cut your child's nails accurately and with confidence, reducing stress for the both of you.

Simple, effective and safe, the Nail Snail makes trimming nails a breeze. This multi-purpose design offers complete fingernail and toenail care for your young child (recommended age: newborn - five years). The fun snail shape and noiseless cutting edge means your child won't mind having their nails trimmed. The Nail Snail is designed to provide greater control and accuracy for safe, fast and easy nail cutting.

Trimming Fingernails (one-year-old)
Trimming Fingernails (one-year-old)
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Trimming Fingernails (18 months)
Trimming Fingernails (18 months)

We all know what a challenge trimming tiny nails can be. Traditional baby nail clippers make it impossible to see if you're cutting nails or fingers! Biting nails can cause infection and easily spread nasty germs and using just a nail file takes ages! Designed in Australia by a mum of two (soon to be three), the Nail Snail is a revolutionary new concept in baby care. The Nail Snail is safe, clean and quick!

Trimming Toenails (18 months)
Trimming Toenails (18 months)
Trimming Fingernails (8 weeks old)
Trimming Fingernails (8 weeks old)
Trimming Fingernails & Toenails  (2 years old) & (18 months)
Trimming Fingernails & Toenails (2 years old) & (18 months)

Nicola G (mother of one, 18 months): "The Nail Snail makes cutting baby nails so easy. The first time I tried cutting my daughter’s nails with a normal set of 'baby' clippers I accidentally cut her finger - and so ensued our current method of dad biting off her nails! When I tried the Nail Snail and saw how easy it is to use - and how unlikely to cut a tiny finger - all I wanted to know was where can I get one?!?! It slides effortlessly across tiny fingernails, no crying involved and no cut fingers. What a winner!"

Trimming Fingernails (3 years old)
Trimming Fingernails (3 years old)
Trimming Toenails (3 years old)
Trimming Toenails (3 years old)

In order to prevent your child scratching themselves and you, their fast growing nails will require regular trimming. Trimming your little one's nails can be a bit unnerving, especially at first, but keeping nails short is important to your baby's wellbeing. Infants can accidently scratch and cut their own delicate skin. It's also important to keep babies' nails trimmed once they start interacting and playing with other children who could be scratched, especially in childcare settings.

 Who We Are

 How Far We Have Come

Christie & Christie has been working with experienced accountants, industrial designers and a world renowned manufacturer of high quality, medical grade products. 

What Are We Trying to Do?

  • Secure pre-orders
  • Begin production
  • Spread the word
  • Help parents

How Will We Do It?

  • Extensive marketing campaign
  • Email marketing, social media, paid advertising, press releases, word of mouth, posters and business cards
  • Existing press coverage in Australia, South Africa, Canada, USA & more
  • Currently have hundreds of emails, Facebook, Instagram contacts 

How Will the Funds Be Used?

  • Everything has been paid for up to this point
  • First production run – minimum order quantity of 3000
  • Blister and card Nail Snail packaging

Where Will Any Additional Funding Be Spent?

  • Shipping from Shenzhen, China to Australia
  • Fulfilment warehouses and drop-shipping, dependant on order sizes
  • Postage and handling out to customers
  • Kickstarter & payment processing fees
  • Final tooling deposit
  • Pregnancy, Baby & Children’s Expos in Australia and around the world
  • Additional national & international marketing
  • Building a sustainable, profitable company
  • Hiring employees (work-from-home parents)

Qualifications to Complete This Project

Julia Christie (CEO Christie & Christie and Nail Snail inventor): 

  • Bachelor in Business Management, Psychology and Spanish 
  • Running 'Venus Envy Vintage' eBay business for 10 years 
  • Primary school substitute teacher for 5 years
  • Working from home for the past 3 years to build Christie & Christie and the Nail Snail from an idea to a marketable, saleable reality 
  • Personal investment of all funding and costs to date 
  • Extreme hard work, drive and passion
The Christie Family
The Christie Family

At Christie & Christie, we believe in the best possible care for our children and believe that you and your little ones deserve the same.

It isn’t the end of the story though, this is just the beginning! Our plan is to take the Nail Snail global with fulfillment warehouses and distribution all over the world. Helping as many parents as possible!

Please keep in touch online and follow the exciting journey of the Nail Snail.

Website
Website
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Facebook
Instagram
Instagram
Pinterest
Pinterest
Twitter
Twitter

Thank you so much for your contribution. Your support makes an enormous difference, to our family, to our business and to mumtrepreneurs everywhere!

                                   Copyright © 2017 Julia Christie

Risks and challenges

Here at Christie & Christie, we have worked tirelessly for over 3 years, to develop the best design and business model in order to minimise risks. We have a solid plan, but things can go wrong. We assure you though that we will be honest and transparent with the whole process and keep you updated.

As with any new project, there are always some risks associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics.

Here are some possible risks:
- Manufacturing Delay: This is the most common problem with new product design. We are in frequent communication with our producers and are given regular estimates of delivery times. We have planned accordingly to allow enough time to comfortably meet our targets.
- Manufacturing Quality: We have searched high and low for the right production partner; we have picked a factory with a fantastic reputation and plenty of experience in producing medical grade products for hospitals and children. The final sample is used in the video, so the precision and quality that you see is exactly what you will receive. We are working with an successful and sought-after manufacturing partner and feel confident in the work they will produce for our backers.
- Team: Our team is very dedicated to The Nail Snail and to turning it into a sustainable profitable business. We have a great mix of backgrounds (education, business, medicine, design, engineering, accounting) which will all contribute to the long term success of this company. We understand the unique challenges that come with our type of our product and are familiar with how to avoid and mitigate any issues that arise.
- Other minor risks are present, but once again, we will be very transparent about the process and keep you updated as our group of champion supporters! Thank you!

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    You will receive one 1 Nail Snail at the Early Bird price. Nail Snail will retail for approximately $14.95. Be quick this Early Bird offer is limited to the first 200 backers. (Postage is extra)

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    Early Bird - 2 Nail Snails

    EARLY BIRD. You will receive 2 Nail Snails - One for you and one for your friend - the PERFECT baby shower gift! You want to be that awesome friend! Be quick this Early Bird offer is limited to the first 200 backers. (Postage is extra)

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    2 Nail Snails

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    BESPOKE - Engraved Nail Snail

    Get one (1) Nail Snail engraved with your child’s initials, name or family name on the top of the Nail Snail neck. Maximum 6 characters. (Postage is extra)

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    SUPER Pack - 5 Nail Snails

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    MEGA Pack - 10 Nail Snails plus 1 FREE!

    Buy 10 Nail Snails and get 1 FREE. (Postage is extra)

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    WHOLESALER Pack - 60 Nail Snails

    You will receive sixty (60) Nail Snails. If you are a distributor, wholesaler, chemist, hospital, boutique or store looking for a great product to sell. The Nail Snail is for you! Be one of the first stores in the world to stock this brand new and innovative product!

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Funding period

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