What’s killing the nail industry..

The nail industry is the one, I’ve been involved in for the past 12 years and which I care about.

During that time, I’ve seen and experienced many things, those amazing and those not so great. 

I’ve seen many people doing something great, striving to achieve more by working their butts off. People, who are constantly learning, stretching and getting out of their comfort zone just to get better… to make a better living for themselves, but also to share their gifts and talents with others, to inspire, or simply entertain us.

Yet many times, they’re being criticized so badly… Sadly, and most of the times, by the people, who have never done anything themselves.

This is one of the things, which upsets me the most.

The one, which is killing the nail industry and creating so much harm…

These negative comments (which have nothing to do with constructive criticism), jealousy and sometimes even hatred, just because someone is actually doing something. (My advice? Why don’t they try to do something themselves?)

So, the question is – WHY?

Why this is happening?

Why one just cannot keep their mouth shut, when they have nothing nice to say to the person, who’s trying to do something, to make a difference for themselves or others?

Why is this so hard for so many people…?

It’s a beautiful industry with so many amazing things being created, so many amazing and talented people, incredible colours around us and glitters!

Yet still, some people cannot bear it. They spread the bad opinions, attack like wolves, when one copies the design created by the other, or does something similar. 

But have they ever wondered – maybe the person, who copies, simply admires and gets inspired by them. That’s why they’re trying to recreate what’s been done by someone else?

It should be a compliment, but yet so many people get offended and start the verbal war all over the social media?

“The best compliment someone could give you, is to copy you”

It simply means you’re doing something amazing! And, if for instance your competition is doing that, remember – you’ll always be a step ahead, because you’re the original version.

Just don’t get me wrong here – I’m not talking about breaking the copyrights, or stealing someone’s’ work, photos, ideas and use them as their own. Let’s not be naive here.

But if someone is recreating the design… SO WHAT?! Let it be and be proud, because you’ve just inspired that person! Well done you 🙂

Stop wasting your energy on such small things. Remember:

Where focus goes – energy flows!

So, be sure to focus your energy on creating, achieving, making something great and valuable to you, instead of wasting it.

If there’s nothing constructive to be said – don’t say it! Or say it in a friendly way, which will lift the other tech up, instead of bring them to the ground.

At the end of the day, it only shows who we really are, not them.

Don’t blindly follow the crowd and repeat what others are saying. Have your own guts to stand for what you believe, and what matters to you!

Be positive, focus on creating, be grateful. 

Live your passion, follow your dreams,  and have the courage to make them your reality 🙂

Sending you tons of positive energy 🙂

Leave a comment below, as I’d LOVE to hear your opinion.


Ela xx