Barbara Lampugnale of West Hartford, Connecticut is the mother of six girls. She doesn’t have a lot of free time, so when it comes to beauty regimens like polishing her nails, she often needs a quick fix. Hence, her multipurpose cosmetics product, Nail Pak. It looks like a regular bottle of nail polish but when you screw off the bottom, there’s a circular file and pre-soaked nail polish remover pads. With her patent on the 3-in-1 pak, she pitched her business on Shark Tank in 2012. She got a deal with Lori Greiner who put Lampugnale on QVC right away. Nail Pak sold out (10,000 bottles).
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Greiner also helped Lampugnale secure a deal with UltaBeauty, the national cosmetics retail chain, to sell Nail Pak in 500 stores. But three years later, Nail Pak is nearly impossible to find. The Nail Pak site is down and QVC and UltaBeauty no longer sells the product. Even Amazon doesn’t carry it. According to Lampugnale’s Facebook page, she left her job as CEO and founder of Duality Nail Pak in 2014 and became President of Grace Nail Company in 2015.
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