Today, we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Galle. Nicole was introduced to us by the inspiring and always helpful Christina Hand
Nicole, thank you so much for joining us today. We’d love for you to bring our readers up to speed – can you introduce yourself and share your story?
Hello thank you for inquiring about me. Well I was born & raised in an under privileged neighborhood in the bronx New York but I’ve been living in Miami Beach for the last 6 years. I’m a mom/entrepreneur. I run a small vintage/vintage inspired shop online. I also rollerskate but not professionally . I’m also an artist specializing in acrylics & I’ve recently decided to focus on building a social media presence on YouTube/tiktok. Im really happy to have someone like Cilverbow in my community. As an artist & an athlete these things take a huge toll on my finger nails so having a nail tech as reliable & specialized like my mom friend is a big deal to me. I grew up in an area where opportunities could be limited to you depending on your class or race. I’m really grateful for the life I have now.
Please talk to us about your creative work and career. What should we know?
I run a vintage slash vintage inspired online shop. I love to thrift & re-purpose items. I’m really big on being as sustainable as possible. Growing up in the Bronx I found as a kid that though I was under privilaged & went to public school that I still had a chance at doing what ever it was I wanted to do in this world. I recently started adding prints to my shop, You can check them out at @shopnuancevintage.
Christina Hand and Cilverbow Botanicals have been great to us and I know you’ve got a great relationship with them as well. Maybe you can tell our audience a bit about Christina and Cilverbow Botanicals and your experience with them.
Having someone like Cilver has been so important to me recently as not only an artist but an athlete as well and not to mention as a mother. These hobbies tend to take a huge toll on my nails & skin. During the beginning of the pandemic I picked up Roller skating & then months later I’m park skating diving down ramps. Something I never thought I’d be able to do. So having a friend who’s also a mother & an entrepreneur like Cilver (Christina) has been bliss! I go get my favorite mani pedi & as soon as I walk through the doors I can feel my mood lighten. Lavender , Rosmery, pick your favorite scent. The aromatherapy of it all is so alluring within itself. The paint job is always flawless & the fact that she’s choosing to work with organic and natural products with no filters is big deal for me as someone who has been living as sustainable as my lifestyle has allowed me too. Her new suite is a must experience to be had. you can also check out a reel of the transformation of the suite on @cilverbowbotanicals.