The first time I wore nail polish was Sally Hansen. I don’t remember the exact color, but I do remember I was probably 5 when my mom painted my nails, so it must have been a pink shade (my favorite color at the time). I totally remember looking at my little fingernails all the time and thinking they were so shiny and pretty.
In middle school and high school, you would probably see me sporting one of the brand’s most iconic products (and one of its first), Hard as Nails. Since I went to Catholic school, I was not allowed to wear colored nail polish so I went transparent to achieve that shiny, shiny look. I can’t look at a bottle without feeling nostalgic for those very awkward, yet memorable, years between adolescence and adolescence.