Scratch Stars FinalistA year ago when the Scratch Stars finalists for the best Gel Polish Stylist in the UK 2013 were announced, I looked on with great admiration knowing that the 5 finalists who were selected, were nominated as 5 of the best in the UK. I looked at the pictures online and in my Scratch Magazine in awe of what an amazing Scratch Stars Awards it had been and had numerous daydreams imagining how that must feel, quietly hoping that one day, my name would appear as one of those 5.

Well, this year I bit the bullet and nervously entered. When announcement day deadline came, I was with a dear client of mine Sophie, and a fellow tech Deborah Morgan of Phoenix 42. We checked online with trepidation to see if by any chance we recognised any of the nail techs who were finalists. Cheers rang out in Divine By Design Nail Boutique, Chester, as there in black and white, it read under Gel Polish Stylist Of The Year Finalists “Natasha Lee, Divine By Design Beauty”!

I was so happy and humbled to be placed with some amazing gel polish technicians! Competition day is looming in only a few weeks, and I’m going to savour every moment of the experience and do my best to produce my best work and nail art EVER! I’m also looking forward to the Scratch Stars Awards 2014 in London, I’ve never before met people who party like nail people party! Thanks for all the support I’ve received internationally that has helped to get me this far. Every Facebook like/ message, tweet, Instagram hashtag, Pinterest comment and YouTube likes/subscriber brings a grateful smile to my face. Big hugs