Certainly the first of its kind, it was developed by a Polish company. Heeding the needs of women who wanted a healthier alternative to traditional nail enamel, Wojtek Inglot, a Polish chemist and entrepreneur, listened. It lets air and moisture pass through to the nail! This new and highly recognized development of nail polish has caught the attention of Muslim women from all over. With strict rules for praying 5 times a day and a pre-prayer that requires washing the hands and arms, traditional nail polish has been restricted since it prevents water from making contact with the nails. An Islamic scholar from the United States recently tested its permeability and found it complies with Muslim law. Naturally a trigger in sales over the internet for the Breathable Nail Polish "O2M" symbolizing oxygen and moisture is giant.
The nail polish is a final life achievement for Inglot who has been the recipient of several business leadership awards. He started his enterprise in 1983 when Poland was still under communist rule making it an international success. He received a Polish award last year praising him for "proving that Poland is a country where innovative technologies go hand-in-hand with beauty." At present his company has shops in over 50 countries, including one in Times Square in New York City, and boutiques in malls from Moscow to Istanbul to Dubai. Just when I think everything is already invented that could be invented brilliance has a way of surprising me.
This step is also a remarkable triumph for Muslim women who can now enjoy wearing nail polish in many different shades and still hold true to their faith!
Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!
--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull
Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.