ManiMe’s JVN x Nails By Mei Pride Capsule self-adhesive nails are here
Your fastest way to having the perfect Pride Month themed manicure? Grab Colorful Nail Stickers – ManiMe’s Nails by Mei and Jonathan Van Ness Pride Capsule Stickers, to be exact.
Nail art enthusiasts are probably already following artist Mei Kawajiri on social media (known as Nails by Mei, her Instagram account). The New York-based celebrity nail pro is the mastermind behind the creative tips you’ve seen on stars like Gigi Hadid, Rosalía and Strange eyes Van Ness. While this isn’t her first collaboration with nail sticker brand ManiMe – known for their adhesive gel stickers 3D printed to the exact size of your nail beds – Kawajiri and Van Ness have joined forces to create a collection of pride … which means you can get a top manicure from the comfort of your home.
There are four different sets in the JVN x Mei Pride capsule: Ferosh Queen, a neutral base with a different colored flower on each nail; Live Your Truth, a vibrant tie-dye pattern; Can You Believe, with 70s-style rainbows; and JVN x Mei’s Party, a very trendy mismatch mani. All cost $ 25 for a sheet of 15 stickers, nail prep pad, and nail file.
Kawajiri tells Bustle over Zoom that she really wanted to create a collection for Pride because it’s one of her favorite times of the year. “I have a lot of friends who go out and dress for it, and I want everyone to be able to go to parties with fun nails, even if they don’t have time to go to the salon.” , she says. And Van Ness, who has been her client (and best friend) for over five years, was Kawajiri’s first choice to collaborate with. “Jonathan always gets very colorful [nails], “she said.” I’m very excited to do this with him because the collection is very bright and cheerful and very peaceful. “
What makes the mani collection even more essential? A portion of the proceeds from each purchase is donated to The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ + community. There has never been a better reason to do your nails.