Award-winning luxury nail care brand Pear Nova is proud to announce its first collection of Layovers –luxury faux nails – inspired by Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, out in U.S. theaters November 11, 2022.
As a fan of Marvel Studios’ original Black Panther film, Pear Nova Founder and CEO Rachel James was inspired to create a nail collection that embodies the resilience, vibrancy, and innovation of the Wakandan culture. Thus, she created Layovers – the sequel to Pear Nova’s award-winning, luxury, vegan and nontoxic (10-free) nail lacquers.
James’ passion for nail art and culture has shaped Pear Nova and Pear Nova Studio, the Chicago-based nail salon, beauty lounge, and safe space opened in 2019 to bridge the gap between beauty and community. Pear Nova’s collaboration with Marvel continues to elevate the culture with original designs by minority artists and Chicago creatives.
“As a boy-mom turned Marvel fanatic, I, like so many other people, fell in love with all the elements of Black Panther,” James shares. “From Wakanda’s rich culture to female governance, I was completely inspired by their world and everything in it. In creating our first collection of Layovers, I wanted to pay homage to the story that inspired so many and express the adoration I felt for Black Panther and Wakanda. I also wanted to develop a product that would make my sons proud, and I think with this collection, we’ve accomplished all of that and more.”
Embrace the culture of Wakanda and creativity of Pear Nova with the Pear Nova x Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Layovers collection, including:
• Vibranium Claws Layovers: Vibrant blue nails featuring an iridescent green, gold and blue art design in a black frame symbolizing Wakanda’s most precious metal, vibranium
• Wakandan Tech 101 Layovers: A transparent nail base boasting a bold white streak and grey tip illuminating contemporary and modern themes in a nod to Shuri’s lab, Wakandan technology and the scientific advancements behind the Black Panther’s coveted claw necklace
• Rituals + Royals Layovers: Matte-finish nails featuring multi-colored brush strokes in pink, orange, green and red, inspired by Wakanda’s all-female special forces, the Dora Milaje
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