The first time I wore nail polish, it was Sally Hansen. I don’t remember the exact color, but I do remember I was probably 5 when my mom painted my nails, so it must have been a pink shade (my favorite color at the time). I can totally recall looking at my tiny little nails nonstop and thinking they were so shiny and pretty.
In middle school and high school, you would most likely see me sporting one of the brand’s most iconic (and one of its first) products, Hard as Nails. Since I went to Catholic school, I wasn’t allowed to wear colored nail polish, so I opted for clear to get that shiny, glossy look. I cannot look at a bottle without feeling nostalgic for those very awkward, but memorable, tween and teen years.