It’s a product that’s gaining momentum in podiatrist offices and even helps children with hand disfigurement.

Like many inventors, Maria Barile’s creation happened by accident. Six years ago she dropped a box on her foot and lost her toenail.

It was summertime and, like most women, she dreaded what her feet would look like in open-toed shoes.

So she came up with an idea to use an adhesive that she could paint like the rest of her toes.

That idea morphed into what is now, Nail Creations Appealing While Healing.