A gymnast and ballet dancer for many years, Nicholette Pang is familiar with the use of nipple pasties since she was often clad in a leotard. But she did not find most of them to be very user-friendly.
“Many of them were not seamless, and if they were not under a skin-tight top, did not adhere well. Also, their coverage was not great when paired with a fitted white top,” explains the 26-year-old.
It did not help that they hardly matched her skin tone: “The nude shade of what was available in the market was nowhere close to what nude was to me, an individual with tanner skin.”
The “insecurity” that ill-fitting nipple stickies gave her made her want to create a “more reliable” version, and she spent 10 months on research and sourcing before launching Barebodies in October 2020, which only sells nipple pasties and broken even in just four months. She tells us about the unique selling points of her Nipstick stickers, the financial lessons she has learnt over the past year and a half, and the challenges she has faced in her entrepreneurial journey so far.