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Life With Extreme Nails: A Week With Floss Gloss' Janine Lee

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Welcome to Beauty Diary: Seven days of getting glam with an industry insider. From publicists to professional makeup artists, this is a week in the life of someone who lives and breathes beauty.


Janine Lee met her now business partner Aretha Sack at art school in San Francisco, where Floss Gloss was originally established as a nail art crew. Aretha would custom mix drugstore polishes to great admiration of fellow students. In Janine's words: "Aretha had the babes wildin' out on my nails at the college cafes in 2009 when the nail polish color scene was still pretty bleak." The duo launched the business while working full-time service industry jobs, debuting their first collection in August 2012. Today, the company offers around two dozen hues (with names like 'Faded' and 'Partybruise'), retailing at over 60 shops worldwide—and is still run entirely by just Janine and Aretha. The two have recently relocated from the West Coast to Brooklyn, NY.

In her week of documented beauty, Janine shares some of the colors from their upcoming release, a few survival tips for life with super long nails, and a brilliant second use for Visine, all while traveling, shooting a lookbook, and hosting a pop-up mani station.

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