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NailSnaps lets you turn your photos into one-of-a-kind nail polish stickers you can apply yourself in minutes for custom, wearable art. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 1, 2014.

NailSnaps lets you turn your photos into one-of-a-kind nail polish stickers you can apply yourself in minutes for custom, wearable art.

Los Angeles, CA Fashion
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THANK YOU + FREE NAILSNAPS FOR ALL!

Thanks to all of you, NailSnaps is 100% funded. Soon, we'll all be getting our custom nails did! To celebrate our awesome backers, the following perks are now UNLOCKED!

  • EVERY BACKER gets an extra FREE CODE for NailSnaps redeemable in the NailSnaps app for a FREE custom manicure you can make with your own photo.
  • EVERY BACKER ABOVE $35 gets an EXTRA PRE-DESIGNED NailSnaps to wear right away AND 2 FREE NailSnaps codes!
  • INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING for all rewards!
  • Every extra penny beyond our initial goal will go towards releasing NailSnaps on Android, so even more people can enjoy NailSnaps! 

THE WINDOW TO GET EARLY ACCESS CLOSES ON APRIL 1, AT 12:30 PM.

Only backers get early access and codes for FREE NailSnaps so get in on NailSnaps now for cool perks and freebies before it's too late!

NailSnaps combines digital creativity with custom-printed nail polish stickers, letting your your nails become a gallery for wearable art. 

Take a picture of your fav skyline, super hero, spirit animal, or pretty much anything you love and wear it on your nails! Whatever you can snap a photo of can become one-of-a-kind nail art. 

gif courtesy of http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com
gif courtesy of http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com


HOW NAILSNAPS WORKS:

1. DESIGN. The FREE NailSnaps mobile app lets you design exactly how you want your photo or image to appear on your nails. Create an image that spans across your nails, or pick and choose different parts of an image for each finger. 

 2. PRINT. Once you've got a design you love, we print and ship your high-quality nail polish stickers right to your door from our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. 

 3. ROCK. Easily apply NailSnaps yourself in minutes. No dry time, no heat, and no waiting. Rock your NailSnaps. Your custom NailSnaps will last about a week or so and application is as easy as placing a sticker and filing off the edges.

NEWS: We're delighted that NailSnaps is capturing media attention!

                                            
 

THE ORIGIN STORY.

ANGEL: The idea for NailSnaps came out of a love for digital photos, particularly Instagram. I wanted to physically showcase my pics in a way that’s just as ephemeral and impermanent as a social feed. Around the same time I had this thought, I got into wearing nail polish stickers. Salon visits take too much time so nail polish stickers were appealing but most off-the-shelf designs didn't appeal to me. Besides, I don’t want the same looks as everyone else. Nail art is about creative expression. I began to wonder, wouldn’t it be cool if there was an app that let me create nail polish stickers from my own photos? So I decided to create NailSnaps.

SARAH: As a digital strategic/entrepreneur, I’ve always been interested in making ideas come to life (and I love my nails). When Angel shared her vision of NailSnaps with me fireworks went off and we immediately hit the ground running to make this idea a reality. A year later, every inch of the NailSnaps app has been thought through and we’re ready to bring it to the world. I’m most excited to eventually have a marketplace to show off your nail art creative skills and buy other people’s cool designs. We're creating a magical experience.

NAILING OUR GOALS.

Our blueprints (wireframes + prototypes) are ready to be transformed into the production-ready app. We worked through all the functionality required to give YOU, our community of NailSnaps wearers, the creative flexibility you deserve. We've also scoured the globe to source the best materials and printing process for high-quality nail polish sticker printing. Happily, we've discovered that the best is right here with us in Los Angeles! We are committed to using wearable, durable, materials that allow your art to look its best on your nails.

Our goal is to raise at least $47,381. Your pledge will allow us to finalize the app and get our printing facility up and running.

Your contribution will help us change the future wearable personal art. 

Cost Breakdown:

  • Development team: $20,700 
  • Visual Designer: $1,350
  • Machine: $9,126 
  • Materials: $2,052 
  • Shipping Costs: $837 
  • Packaging / Collaterals: $1,080 
  • Operations Manager/ PM: $4,500 
  • Production Coordinator: $2,998 
  • Kickstarter / Amazon Fees $4,738

Total: $47,381

REWARDS.

Pre-Designed NailSnaps! Backers at our HAND MODEL level ($20) receive their choice of 1 pre-designed NailSnaps mani looks. Want more than one? Back NailSnaps at the NAILED IT level ($100) for 5 mani designs + extra goodies!

Choose the ones you love as a reward for backing the project and get inspired about the kinds of NailSnaps YOU can design once our Kickstarter is funded.

NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers LA Graphic Designer, Kenesha Sneed!
NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers LA Graphic Designer, Kenesha Sneed!
NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers LA Graphic Designer, Kenesha Sneed!
NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers LA Graphic Designer, Kenesha Sneed!
NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers LA Graphic Designer, Kenesha Sneed!
NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers LA Graphic Designer, Kenesha Sneed!
    
NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers by Tula Jeng, founder of the extraordinary style blog Whorange.net!
NEW BACKER REWARD! Created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers by Tula Jeng, founder of the extraordinary style blog Whorange.net!
 
NEW BACKER REWARD! Chic nail art created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers by photographer Gregers Heering.
NEW BACKER REWARD! Chic nail art created exclusively for our Kickstarter backers by photographer Gregers Heering.
This is the photo that sparked my imagination for what NailSnaps could become. With NailSnaps, you can easily create an nail art design with an image that goes ~across your nails and uses them together to create a single canvas.
This is the photo that sparked my imagination for what NailSnaps could become. With NailSnaps, you can easily create an nail art design with an image that goes ~across your nails and uses them together to create a single canvas.
Nail art to match wedding flowers?! Photos of flowers make gorgeous nail art for the big day. This prototype reward is great for anyone planning a wedding. Get this for the bride + 4 bridesmaids when backing @NailSnaps at the BRIDAL PARTY PACK level.
Nail art to match wedding flowers?! Photos of flowers make gorgeous nail art for the big day. This prototype reward is great for anyone planning a wedding. Get this for the bride + 4 bridesmaids when backing @NailSnaps at the BRIDAL PARTY PACK level.
This is a photo of UX-themed candy hearts passed around during World IA Day 2013. Look closely and you'll see that one of the hearts says "Share the UX Love." This design looks great on short nails.
This is a photo of UX-themed candy hearts passed around during World IA Day 2013. Look closely and you'll see that one of the hearts says "Share the UX Love." This design looks great on short nails.
Want nail art to perfectly match ~any outfit? Snap a photo of the outfit pattern and use @NailSnaps to design the perfect look like this one from the pattern of a cute lace dress.
Want nail art to perfectly match ~any outfit? Snap a photo of the outfit pattern and use @NailSnaps to design the perfect look like this one from the pattern of a cute lace dress.
Nail art to match your wedding lace?! Photos of lace make gorgeous nail art for the big day. This prototype reward is great for anyone planning a wedding. Get this for the bride + 4 bridesmaids when backing @NailSnaps at the BRIDAL PARTY PACK level.
Nail art to match your wedding lace?! Photos of lace make gorgeous nail art for the big day. This prototype reward is great for anyone planning a wedding. Get this for the bride + 4 bridesmaids when backing @NailSnaps at the BRIDAL PARTY PACK level.
Nail art to match your wedding lace AND be your something blue! Gorgeous nail art for the big day. This prototype reward is great for anyone planning a wedding. Get this for the bride +4 bridesmaids when backing @NailSnaps at the BRIDAL PARTY PACK level.
Nail art to match your wedding lace AND be your something blue! Gorgeous nail art for the big day. This prototype reward is great for anyone planning a wedding. Get this for the bride +4 bridesmaids when backing @NailSnaps at the BRIDAL PARTY PACK level.
This photo of the Silver Star Organ Radio Phonograph was shot in Haight-Ashbury after an epic Skydiving trip with friends. This is the yummiest piece of musical equipment I've ever seen so please wear it while listening to music that makes you smile.
This photo of the Silver Star Organ Radio Phonograph was shot in Haight-Ashbury after an epic Skydiving trip with friends. This is the yummiest piece of musical equipment I've ever seen so please wear it while listening to music that makes you smile.
NailSnaps is conceived and manufactured in Los Angeles. This photo shows the palm trees right outside Angel's CP+B office. NailSnaps – made in the USA.
NailSnaps is conceived and manufactured in Los Angeles. This photo shows the palm trees right outside Angel's CP+B office. NailSnaps – made in the USA.
This fluffy, grey lover is Steve Albini. Yes, he's named after the produce because he's a fan of analog music production. Can't wait to see the NailSnaps you'll make to wear your pets as nail art!
This fluffy, grey lover is Steve Albini. Yes, he's named after the produce because he's a fan of analog music production. Can't wait to see the NailSnaps you'll make to wear your pets as nail art!
These fresh kicks are mine, my hubby's, and our dear friend John Lyndon who was best man at our wedding an one of our first NailSnaps backers! Can you tell who's are whose?
These fresh kicks are mine, my hubby's, and our dear friend John Lyndon who was best man at our wedding an one of our first NailSnaps backers! Can you tell who's are whose?
A rainbow of upside-down umbrellas decorated our CP+B supper party. This prototype reward is perfect for the next Muppet Movie or a Pride Festival. NailSnaps supports all walks of life, color, and love.
A rainbow of upside-down umbrellas decorated our CP+B supper party. This prototype reward is perfect for the next Muppet Movie or a Pride Festival. NailSnaps supports all walks of life, color, and love.

One more look at all the designs to choose from:

Pre-designed bridal looks! Just wait till you can make NailSnaps with a photo of the lace from YOUR wedding dress Back this project to make that happen!

Thank you for your encouragement and support!

If you love this idea, help us spread the word. 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/nailsnaps

Twitter: http://twitter.com/NailSnaps

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nailsnaps/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nailsnaps

Back us to make NailSnaps come to life! XO, Angel + Sarah.
Back us to make NailSnaps come to life! XO, Angel + Sarah.

Risks and challenges

NailSnaps marries native digital expression with it's physical world fashion counterpart. We're excited to bring this to life but on-demand print production is never easy. Thankfully we've been though many challenging projects before and we're partnering with a world-class supply chain to make it happen.

Some of the final materials may have longer lead time than we foresee. To that extent we are placing orders for these components as soon as possible. We have multiple suppliers lined up, just in case.

The patent process may take quite a while we've filed for a provisional patent so that the official patent doesn't hold up production.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • Funny you should ask! Right now I have half have real nails and half acrylics. (I've been growing my nails out to create a larger canvas for photos and I'm still getting used to the longer look!) The trick is to lightly file the surface of the acrylic nail bed to create a textured surface that the snicker can really adhere to. If you do that, they last really well on real nails AND fake nails.

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  • Here's how sizing currently works:

    NailSnaps can come in 3 sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. All NailSnaps polish strip are the same length so the sizing only refers to the width of the nail bed.

    When an order is placed, you have the option to choose either Small or Large. You will ~automatically get Medium shipped along with the other size you specify in your order for a total of 20 sticker per order. If you have sizes that are in between, having the extra full set gives you maximum flexibility of nail sizes.

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  • International shipping is really important to us. Sarah's husband is Danish and Angel's husband is Scottish so we're doing global shipping for the Kickstarter rewards AND we're both committed to making sure there's an option for international shipping when the app launches :-)

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  • Yes, but not right away. Additional hand pose stencils are definitely on the road map. We're launching with just one but we've identified several others that we'll roll out after launch. In the meantime, you can lock a certain nail and continue moving the stencil to get any other part of the image you want on other nails. So, if you have a different hand pose in mind, you can still achieve the look you want by getting the exact image placement, per nail.

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  • The Large size may work but of course we don't know yet because we've only been testing this on hands so far. We'll keep you posted.

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  • We're starting with iOS, but the Android version is the next thing on our roadmap. If we hit our fundraising goal early, our first stretch goal is additional funding to develop the Android version sooner!

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  • That's a great question. We're still hashing out the final price point of fulfillment: printing, packaging, and mailing each custom design. We definitely want to be competitive with the Nail Art stickers that are already on the market so we're shooting for a dollar amount of less than $20. We're also listening to our community of backers and supporters so please let us know: what do you think is reasonable for printing a custom manicure from your one-of-a-kind photo? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

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  • NailSnaps are made of a high-quality, ultra-thin vinyl. That, and love.

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    JUST THE TIPS: Back us just enough to show us you want to stay in touch and you'll have a place of happiness in our hearts.

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    PINKIES RAISED: You'll receive our tweet of gratitude and early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public.

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    THUMBS UP: You'll receive a NailSnaps nail file to keep your thumbs and other fingers in good shape, and a print out of the NailSnaps hand pose stencil featured in our video to help you start imagining the world as NailSnaps. You'll also get early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public.

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    SPIRIT FINGERS: 1 FREE NailSnap! Everything in the $10 level PLUS a promo code for one FREE
    NailSnaps set made from your own photo. If you can take a picture of it, you can wear it!

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    218 backers

    THE HAND MODEL: Be one of the first to wear NailSnaps! You'll receive a set of pre-designed NailSnaps nail polish stickers (select your favorite from our prototypes after March 31st), a print out of the NailSnaps hand pose stencil featured in our video to help you start imagining the world as NailSnaps, and early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public.

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    282 backers

    FUTURE MODEL: 4 FREE NailSnaps!!! You're all about your OWN designs! Back us at this level to receive a special promo code to use once the NailSnaps app launches for 4 FREE NailSnaps that you can make with your own photos! A fresh mani each week for a month for just $35!

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    82 backers

    OH SNAP! You'll receive 2 sets of NailSnaps polish sticker prototypes to share with a friend or wear yourself (select your 2 favorites from our prototypes after March 31st), a print out of the NailSnaps hand pose stencil featured in our video to help you start imagining the world as NailSnaps, a NailSnaps mini manicure set (includes nail file, clippers, and cuticle stick), and early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public.

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    33 backers

    FUTURE SNAPS: 8 FREE NailSnaps!!! You've already got a pant-load of ideas for NailSnaps. Back us at this level to receive a special promo code to use once the NailSnaps app launches for 8 FREE NailSnaps that you can make with your own photos! A fresh mani each week for two months for just $65!

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    38 backers

    NAILED IT! You are so full of win! You'll receive 5 sets of NailSnaps prototypes to share with friends or wear yourself (select your 5 favorites from our prototypes after March 31st), a print out of the NailSnaps hand pose stencil featured in our video to help you start imagining the world as NailSnaps, a NailSnaps mini manicure set (includes nail file, clippers, and cuticle stick), and early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public.

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    GIVE WITH BOTH HANDS: Help NailSnaps get started while doing good for girls in need. Give at this level get everything in the NAILED IT level plus and we'll donate 10 NailSnaps to girls receiving donated prom dresses from DonateMyDress.org.

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    THE RING FINGER: You like NailSnaps so much you could marry us! We'll be forever grateful and you'll be listed our app credits. You'll receive 10 sets of NailSnaps prototypes to share with friends or wear yourself (select your 10 favorites from our prototypes after March 31st), a print out of the NailSnaps hand pose stencil featured in our video to help you start imagining the world as NailSnaps, a NailSnaps mini manicure set (includes nail file, clippers, and cuticle stick), and early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public.

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    2 backers

    THE HIGHEST FIVE: You're just as excited about this new creative platform as we are and so we honor you as our support "base coat" in the app credits. As a product ambassador, you'll also get your first 6 orders of NailSnaps you create via the NailSnaps app delivered free of charge (once the app is live and publicly available). In the meantime, you'll receive 10 sets of NailSnaps prototypes to share with friends or wear yourself (select your 10 favorites from our prototypes after March 31st), a NailSnaps mini manicure set (includes nail file, clippers, and cuticle stick), and early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public.

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    HANDS INTERTWINED: This is so much backer love that we’ll carry you in our hearts forever! You’ll get everything in THE HIGHEST OF FIVES level including early beta access to the NailSnaps app before it's launched to the public, promo codes for 10 FREE NailSnaps made from your own photos AND 20 copies of a NailSnaps prototype nail polish sticker designed just for you, from your own photo by co-founder Angel Anderson. Wear ‘em yourself or hand ‘em out to friends.

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