Hi everyone!!! Ahh I’ve really missed this place. My blog is without a doubt the most special corner of the internet (to me haha). This site has brought so many incredible things into my life while remaining a safe and comfortable place for me to share what’s on my heart + mind. While I love sharing photo, video, and even audio content on Instagram, YouTube, etc… none of it compares to a good old fashioned blog post.
The past few years have been chock full of blessings that have waved over my life so fast that I’m still processing them all. In my personal world, I got engaged to my wonderful boyfriend in 2020, we had a beautiful wedding last Summer, and we bought our first home last month! Professionally, I’ve been quiet on my blog to focus on some other things, like my YouTube channel – which has been consistently growing, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of my favorite brands behind the scenes, and one week ago today, I introduced the world to my new brand Sweet Almond, and I launched my very first product…
A CUTICLE OIL!
For those who’ve followed along for years, you know how much I love nail care. I’ve sung the praises of cuticle oil for more than 10 years and in 2020, I decided it was finally time to create my own. After two years in development, a few learning curves, and faith that there would be light at the end of the tunnel, it’s officially here – and I am beyond excited to share it with you!
First things first, let’s talk about this formula because as the kids say, it’s *chefs kiss*. Having used dozens of cuticle oils, balms, serums, and creams over the years, I know what I like. I also know which formulas and ingredients work! That knowledge allowed me to select the most unique blend of vitamin rich oils that when combined, work together to nourish, repair, and strengthen your nails! Whether you’re trying to rehab weak, brittle nails after a bad run with gel, dip, or acrylics or if you’re simply looking for a quality product to maintain healthy, hydrated nails… this oil is for you.
The key ingredients include Almond Oil (one of the reasons I chose the name for my brand), Sunflower Seed Oil, Argan Oil, and Vitamin E – all of which were non-negotiable components for me. The product is fragrance free, dye free, cruelty free, vegan, and made in the USA (also non-negotiable). It’s gentle + safe for sensitive skin and was specifically designed to treat and nourish nails, nail beds, and cuticles.
To package the oil, I chose a traditional square, glass nail polish bottle and a thin, bristle brush. While some may prefer a roller ball, eye dropper, or twist pen, I’ve found a brush to be the best applicator for oil. It allows you to easily control the amount of product you’re working with, it precisely applies to the nail bed, and it keeps the process more mess free than the other options.
Back to the name for a moment. While Almond Oil is the main ingredient in this formula, I’ve always had an affinity for almond shaped nails! I wanted a soft & feminine word to tie it all together and Sweet Almond just came to be. 🙂
Now that my inaugural product is on the market, I can let you know that there are many plans for the brand moving forward. I’m working to curate a shop full of more nail care products, tools, unique apparel/accessories, and possibly some polishes in the future! A few of these are already in the works and I’ve been putting just as much love, care, and attention to detail into each of their development.
I don’t want to sell something just to sell something. That’s not at all what this is about. I wanted to find, create, and offer quality products. Products that work. Products that I want to use myself. Products that make your (nail) life easier.
I’ve been dying to get this oil into your hands and onto your nails and it’s finally time! We’ve been selling for one week now and the feedback has been incredible. If you decide to purchase a bottle, you can do so at shopsweetalmond.com. If you want to support in another way, simply sharing with a friend or following the Sweet Almond Instagram account would mean so much!
I am so excited for this next chapter and beyond appreciative of your support + encouragement over the years! I can’t wait to hear what you think!!!
so proud of you, amanda!! congratulations!
Thank you so much Kell! Love you! XOXO
Amanda. Good to see you back and that life has been good for you! Congrats on all your milestones! You know I always admired your nails (suggested being a hand model) so I’m not surprised this is your first endeavor! Good luck to you.
Barbara!! Thank you so much! 🙂 Very grateful for all of the blessings the past few years. And so excited about the product – it’s been a dream to bring it to life. I hope that you and your family are all doing well! Sending lots of love to you guys! XOXO