The Best Nail Art Products? We Think So! As we approach the first birthday of Divine by Natasha Lee, I thought I’d share with you how it all began! When I first began training as a nail technician many many moons ago, I set out to try and find the BEST of everything. I started by googling “The Best Nail Training” and then rapidly extended to “best nail files“, “best nail tools“, “best nail art brushes“, “best nail glitters“…..(you get the idea!). The outcome was an awful lot of expense with quite often very disappointming results. I quickly discovered that someone else’s quality or version of best nail products, didn’t live up to my expectations of what I would deem the best.
I cannot tell you how much money I wasted initially buying every version of the “Best Nail Glitter” that I found only to discover that it wasn’t solvent resistant in gel polish, or my holy grail search for the best cuticle tool only to end up having to use 2 different manicure tools to get the job done. As I trialled another disappointment, I often thought “why hasn’t anyone done this” or “why hasn’t anyone made this?” and hankered after a product that didn’t even exist, but the seed was planted!
The Best Nail Art Products?
As my career progressed from nail technician, to nail educator, blogger and then YouTuber, the thought of creating my own nail files and nail art products never went away. The only issue was that I am so fussy! Also I wasn’t really sure where to start! I wanted to create the best of every nail product! That’s a serious goal to undertake, and 2018 was the year to do it! After a few years of being nagged incessantly by my friends in the industry to bring out my own range of nail art tools, glitter and in particular my version of the best nail art brushes, I decided I needed to take action!
After almost a year of planning, research and development, I released my nail brand “Divine By Natasha Lee” in September 2018 and it still blows me away every time I look at the products that it’s all real! What started as a plan to just bring out the best nail art brushes on the market, soon expanded to creating my version of the best nail files, best nail glitters and best nail and manicure tools! Divine by Natasha Lee wasn’t and isn’t a money making scheme, it’s a project of absolute passion and there are little “easter eggs” throughout the brand which you may have missed but I’ll tell you about later in this post!
One thing that really mattered to me in my brand, is to try and be as eco conscious as possible. Our world around us and all it’s inhabitants are a gift that it’s too easy to take for granted. However, if everyone just made small positive changes then together we can help to not only prevent more damage to the environment and all that live in it, but also try and heal the damage that’s already done. I have lots of plans for more actions that we can take as the brand continues to grow from strength to strength, but from the outset I knew that I wanted to make an effort and encourage others to do the same. Inside every order, you will receive a personal handwritten compliments card which I write with my fountain pen in an ink that’s the same colour as my official “Natasha Lee” logo.
And when you turn it over, there’s a little explanation of the steps I’ve made to begin our contribution towards a more environmentally friendly approach.
When you receive your order, your packaging box and elegant silver grey tissue paper are recyclable, so please pop them in your local or doorstep paper and card recycling. The packaging nuggets softly cushioning your goodies to make sure they arrive perfectly no matter where you are in the world, are made from starch, meaning the they are entirely biodegradable. You can even put them on your compost heap or in your domestic food recycling! The compliments card that I send out is printed on 100% recycled board, and the tape that your parcel is sealed with is also 100% plastic recycled film.
I have so much more planned for the future, but I’d love if you joined in trying to make small (or large if you fancy!) positive changes to be more eco conscious.
Divine is not just a name, it’s a concept, a spirituality and a feeling. When I first took a complete career change to train as a nail technician and beauty therapist, I spent what felt like an eternity choosing a brand name. I knew it was going to be more than just a name on a business card, I wanted it to narrate an experience. Divine by Design was born, which is why the url of my YouTube channel includes the name! Divine by Design (or DBD as I was known) was synonymous with elite quality and the highest standard of nail services. As my business grew and I bought my salon, the brand and what it represented grew too. The day I sold my salon was such a cocktail of emotions. It was exciting that I was leaving to work full time on YouTube, but DBD had been like my work baby!
Divine by Natasha Lee
When I set out to create my brand, it was another project of passion – I wanted to create the best nail art products available. I owe everything I have now to my salon days, and I wanted to give a little nod to where I began. It seemed only right that my brand should be Divine by Natasha Lee (DBNL for short!). My journey to getting here has been Divine, and I want yours to be too!
Divine The Logo
I had so much fun creating the Divine by Natasha Lee logo (or DBNL for short!)! The font was chosen for its beautiful chic elegance. The heart represents my passion for my brand, my career and my family. As a mum of 3 superhero Autistic boys, my life has taken some unexpected turns. Every one of those turns was for a divine reason, and lead to where I am now. My entire nail and YouTube career has enabled me to be fully flexible for my boys and their needs, whilst giving me a project of passion and potential. I have truly given my heart to my family and my brand, and wanted to acknowledge this.
The flower is representative of my family and the world around us. Each of the 5 petals represents my 3 boys, my husband and myself, and the flower is a reminder of how beautiful our world is around us and how we should take care of it and be mindful. Every product in the DBNL range is named after something in nature or found in the natural world.
Finally, the colour of the logo isn’t just any grey, its Rail freight grey from the old British Rail colour scheme, in a nod to my beginnings as a Train Driver, and the weird and wonderful journey that I’ve been on to end up here!
The brand has initially launched with 35 stunning nail art glitters in a range of effects including iridescent, holographic (holo), multi chrome and colour shifting. I love anything glittery, sparkly, bling or twinkly! I created the colours that I’ve been really wanting to see from the best nail glitter brands, including the best black holo glitter (it’s called Granite in case you’re wondering 😉 )
I spent a great deal of time thinking about what nail techs and enthusiasts alike want from the best nail art glitters. I realised that in general, nail art lovers prefer pots that aren’t easy to knock over. However for mobile nail techs who keep their glitters in their beauty cases, or for those that keep them in drawers, you can’t see the colour of the glitter inside the pots from above. I fixed this with a lovely curved window in the lid that enables you to see all of your colours perfect, quickly and easily!
For those people that like to store their nail glitters on shelves, the side of the pots gives a beautiful portrait view of what’s inside, and the elegant white rims on the pots highlight the contents and colour accuracy.
All of the relevant products are also registered with the CPNP, just to give you that warm fuzzy feeling!
Nail Art Brushes
These brushes have repeatedly have customers stating that they are “the best nail art brushes that I’ve ever used”! Like a capsule wardrobe, the Divine by Natasha Lee nail art brushes consist of 6 must have brushes, just like a capsule wardrobe, and perfect if you’re searching for the the best nail art products! These 6 brushes are perfect for creating any nail art designs that you can imagine. All of our brushes have been created to be of the highest quality intentionally use synthetic bristles as opposed to animal bristles.
FINE DETAILER BRUSH ELITE EDITION (NL1)
NL1 is an extra fine detailer brush for precision painting and control. We’ve been repeatedly told that this is the best nail art brush for fine detailing and the highest quality for detailed nail art patterns with acrylic paint, nail polish or gel polish.
FINE STRIPER BRUSH ELITE EDITION (NL2)
NL2 is a super fine striping brush perfect for painting fine straight lines, detailed art work and precision detailing with acrylic paint, nail polish or gel polish. Together with NL1 we have repeatedly been contact by customers to say that these are the best nail art brushes they have every used! That makes me so happy!
DETAIL CLEAN UP BRUSH ELITE EDITION NL3
NL3 is a Detail Clean Up brush with synthetic bristles for precision cleaning up around the cuticle area and tidying up nail art. Our best selling brush, this is the the Elite edition of of our original sell our Limited Edition NL3 Detail Clean Up brush. How to paint neatly nail polish round the cuticles? The NL3 is incredibly compact and effective and will help you clean up any polish that’s flooded the skin or cuticle area and help you create perfectly, neat professional looking painted nails.
GLITTER APPLICATION BRUSH ELITE EDITION (NL4)
NL4 is our best glitter application brush with #8 oval synthetic bristles for precision glitter application and the best control. Finished to the absolute highest quality these Elite Edition brushes perform beautifully to assist you in producing your perfect glitter nail art.
FAN BRUSH ELITE EDITION (NL5)
NL5 is the Divine Elite Edition fan brush with synthetic bristles for clean up of glitter, pigments and dust from the area around the nails and for fan brush nail art designs. Finished to the absolute highest quality these Elite Edition brushes perform beautifully to assist you in producing your nail art.
PIGMENT APPLICATION BRUSH ELITE EDITION (NL6)
NL6 is the Divine Elite Edition pigment & glitter application #6 oval brush with synthetic bristles, for precision application of pigments, glitters, and dusts on the nails. Finished to the absolute highest quality these Elite Edition brushes perform beautifully to assist you in producing your perfect pigment, dust and glitter nail art.
Divine by Natasha Lee Nail Files
I’ve spent much of my nail tech and blogger career searching for the best nail files. In essence the highest quality professional files at (for want of a better word!) cheap prices. As a tech and former salon owner, I understand the expense of disposable nail files, and how you want high quality but low prices to reduce your overheads. I spent a long time researching and developing my nail files to produce the best nail files for natural nails, acrylics and gels. Again I wanted to create the essentials, so I created 4 nail files suitable for every nail tech and for those who love at home manicures. I knew I wanted to create white nail files, as this means that you avoid the dreaded black nail file dust, and it makes it easier when filing off top coats as you can easily tell when you’ve filed down to your colour coat.
TOPAZ 240/240 NATURAL NAIL FILE
The Topaz is a professional high quality 240/240 file for refining natural nail shape effectively but gently and perfecting enhancements like acrylics and gel nails. Crafted in white to avoid the dreaded black nail file dust when performing nail treatments. A sturdy yet thin wooden core ensures comfortable and precise use.
QUARTZ 240/1200 NAIL FILE
The Quartz is a professional high quality extra cushioned 240/1200 file for refining natural nail shape effectively but gently and perfecting enhancements like acrylics and gel nails. The 1200 side is designed to address peeling and minor imperfections on natural nails and gel polish / enhancements. Also suitable for removing ridges before finishing with a high shine buff*. Crafted in white to avoid the dreaded black nail file dust when performing nail treatments. A plush 8mm cushioned file with a sturdy plastic core ensures comfortable and precise use.
DIAMOND 100/180 NAIL FILE
The Diamond is a professional high quality 100/180 file for refining nail enhancements like acrylics (L&P – Liquid and Powder) and hard & soft/soak off gels. Gentle but surprisingly effective for refining the shape, removing lifting and removing bulk ready for rebalance, infill and backfill. Crafted in white to avoid the dreaded black nail file dust when performing nail treatments. A perfectly light cushioned file with a white plastic core ensures comfortable and precise use. This file is an absolute must have if you work with acrylic or gels. The 180 side is also great on tough toenails!
AMBER 240 BUFFING BLOCK
The Amber is a professional high quality 240/240 buffing block for removing flat spots and ridges on enhancements like acrylics and gel nails. A perfect way to finish your enhancement or overlays prior to applying polish or buffing to a high shine finish. Crafted in white to avoid the dreaded black nail file dust when performing nail treatments.
Divine Manicure Tools
The Divine by Natasha Lee manicure tools consist of 5 essential nail tools crafted from high quality tempered surgical grade stainless steel. As all the tools are made from surgical grade stainless steel, they are suitable for sterilising and disinfecting including in an autoclave or steamer. See the individual product listings for more information!
PROFESSIONAL CUTICLE HOOF PUSHER & PRECISION CURETTE TOO
This cuticle tool has been said by so many customers as the best cuticle tool that they’ve ever used. Made from quality tempered surgical grade stainless steel professional quality Cuticle Hoof Pusher & Precision Curette Tool, which can be used to carefully and gently remove excess cuticle and non-living tissue from yours or your client’s nails. I personally designed this tool after I had spent many unsuccessful years searching for the best cuticle tool, but could never find just one tool that would do everything that I needed. Presented in a custom white faux leather pouch, perfect for safely storing your scissors when on the move or to prevent damage when being stored.
PROFESSIONAL CUTICLE NIPPERS 6MM DOUBLE SPRING
These professional high quality tempered surgical grade stainless steel professional quality cuticle nippers with 6mm precision blades, which can be used to carefully and gently remove excess cuticle and non-living tissue from yours or your client’s nails. Includes a safety spring catch to keep the nippers closed when not in use. Presented in a custom white faux leather pouch, perfect for safely storing your scissors when on the move or to prevent damage when being stored.
STRAIGHT MANICURE NAIL SCISSORS
These high quality tempered surgical grade stainless steel professional quality straight manicure nail scissors with 3cm precision blades. Ideal for tailoring nail sculpting forms, cutting nail art foils and accessories, and for use with fibre glass and silk nail products. Presented in a custom white faux leather pouch, perfect for safely storing your scissors when on the move or to prevent damage when being stored.
DIVINE SLANTED PRECISION TWEEZERS
High quality tempered surgical grade stainless steel 9.5cm slanted tweezers. Ideal for picking up nail decals and vinyls.
•High tempered matte surgical steel
•Presented in a clear tube, perfect for safely storing your tweezers when on the move or to prevent damage when being stored.
NEEDLE POINT PRECISION EXTRA FINE TIP TWEEZERS
High quality tempered surgical grade stainless steel 9.5cm needle pointed extra fine tip tweezers. Ideal for picking up nail decals and vinyls and removing hairs & debris from nail products on the nail.
•High tempered matte surgical steel
•Protective clear rubber cap to prevent damage to the tweezer tip (or yourself!)
BEST NAIL ART PRODUCTS?
When I first started developing Divine by Natasha Lee, I knew that I wanted to create something different than what was already available. I wanted to create a range of the best nail art products on the market, that were design by a multi award winning tech, for other nail techs and DIY nail enthusiasts. The feedback from customers has been amazing with repeated 5 star reviews and inboxes full of amazing message and consistent repeat orders. These products were designed out of passion not profit, and I know that you’ll love creating your best nail art and nail designs with them, just like I’ve loved planning, researching and developing them ♥️
We are all Divine, let us take our passion and positivity, and spread some joy, light and consideration throughout the world.
With much love & Positivity