By Eva Spangler
Springboard loves to elevate the great things teens are doing
in the community. So, when we saw that Cosmopolitan magazine featured Eva
Spangler in their
7 Best Passover Nail Ideas and Inspo for 2022 we reached out to Eva to hear
more about her nail journey.
Q: How did you get started with creating nail art?
Eva: My passion for nails started in middle school when I had
a teacher who always had beautiful nails. I have also always loved art, so it
felt like a great way to combine the two passions. When the pandemic started
two years ago, I was really bored. To pass the time, I started looking up YouTube
and Instagram videos on how to make nail art. I taught myself new designs and
started to learn how to paint on press on nails.
Q: How did you connect with Cosmopolitan?
Eva: They reached out to me!!! I posted some of my Passover nails last year and they found them when they searched the hashtag #passovernails and #jewishnails. I was so excited when I saw the DM from Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Q: That is so cool that you create Jewish themed nail art.
What inspired you to start doing that?
Eva: I am really proud to be Jewish and love to express
myself. I like to create my nail art around Jewish holidays if they are coming
up. I’ve made nails for Passover, Chanukah, Rosh Hashanah, and also evil eye themed
nails. It is a fun way to get in the holiday spirit!
Q: Do you
ever sell the press on nails that you make?
Eva: Yes, I
do! I love taking requests from friends and making nail art for them. It is fun
to see people wearing my art to school.
do you think is next in your nail art journey?
Eva: I know
I plan to continue making nail art in college, but I am not sure what else is
in my future for my nail art journey. I am just really glad I have this passion
now and I am excited to continue learning and creating new nail art.
is a senior at Oak Park River Forest High School. At school, she is a color guard
section leader and a leader at Jewish Student Connection club. She also helps
with special Olympics and is trying to learn sign language. Eva has her own nail
business, which you can follow on Instagram @fakenailsbabe.
Evil Eye themed nail art
Chanukah themed nail art
3D Passover nail art
Rosh Hashanah themed nail art