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Why Are These Nails Different From All Other Nails? How Judaism Inspires My Nail Art.

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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.

Q: What 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.

About the Author:

Eva Spangler

Eva Spangler 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 Nails

Evil Eye themed nail art

Chanukah Nail Art

Chanukah themed nail art

3D Passover Nail Art

3D Passover nail art

Rosh Hashanah Nail Art

Rosh Hashanah themed nail art