The Nail Snail wins 2018 Australian Good Design Award

Aus Mumpreneur Awards Finalist - The Nail Snail

Julia Christie Selected as a Finalist for AusMumpreneur National Awards

Ausmumpreneur Finalist - The Nail Snail

Julia Christie, CEO of Christie & Christie has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards in the Product Innovation category.

The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The AusMumpreneur Network celebrate and recognise Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

Julia Christie – Mum of 3-under-5 - CEO – Inventor – Mumtrepeneur – Patent Holder – Big Innovation Award Winner – Australian Good Design Award Winner – Successful Crowdfunder – Public Speaker – International Product Seller - Distributor

"When my son was born I used nail clippers to trim his nails and promptly injured him. After research, I realised I wasn’t the only one frustrated with the dangerous deign of clippers & scissors. A fantastic idea – The Nail Snail – was born, the easiest, safest and fastest way to trim baby nails.
The ability to work flexible hours, from home, with other mums and being able to achieve things I never even thought possible. Inspiring other mums to invent their own products and turn them into viable internationally recognised products. Making my own money. Being the CEO of my own company. Most importantly helping parents, all over the world, safely trim tiny nails. Including premature babies and children with autism."
“Being selected as a finalist means so much to me because being highlighted as a strong player in such a talented pool of individuals is very validating. That all my hard work and juggling is being actively recognised. 

Business is not always easy and Christie & Christie has overcome challenges but has also seen great success such as:

*Winning an Australian Good Design Award as an individual, non-professional designer against teams of experienced, industrial designers.

*Selling out of 500 Nail Snails at the Pregnancy babies and Toddlers Expo in Sydney

*Every single individual piece of positive feedback from happy customers – 100% 5 star reviews on Facebook!

It can be challenging to run a successful business whilst raising a family and Julia Christie gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise.

"Get a GREAT accountant. It will always cost more than you think, take more time than you have and be more stressful than you could ever imagine – but WOW is it worth it. I would do it all over again. You are not the first person to do this - make connections, talk to people and Google everything. People will love helping you and offering advice."

Read more about the awards at The winners of the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner at White Night Receptions in Melbourne on Friday 31 August.

For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: or contact Peace Mitchell on 0431 615 107 or

For an interview with Julia Chrsitie contact

The Nail Snail Wins 2018 Australian Good Design Award


  Nail Snail - Baby Nail Trimmer Wins 2018 Good Design Award®

The winners of Australia's Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House on 17 May at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.

Nail Snail - Baby Nail Trimmer received a prestigious Good Design Award® Winner in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

Such a great departure from the most usual solutions in this space. Strong use case seems like it would be effective and easy to use. The metaphor of a snail is fresh and inviting and offers a great way to cut childrens’ finger nails without scaring them off or causing injury.
— Good Design Awards Jury

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia¹s most prestigious Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the market, excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design including business model innovation, social impact and design entrepreneurship. 

The 60th Anniversary Good Design Awards attracted a record number of entries. From the 536 innovative designs, only 260 projects were selected to receive the coveted Good Design Award®.

The winners were presented with the new sustainably designed Good Design Award trophy in Sydney. Special guest, Jan Utzon (son of Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House) presented the Good Design Award® of the Year on stage and congratulated all of the 2018 Winners.

Winners of the Good Design Awards will be showcased to the general public during Vivid Sydney, the world's biggest festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney from 25-27 May 2018 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.

About Good Design Australia and the Good Design Awards

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia¹s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.

 The Nail Snail Feature - Good Design Awards Australia 2018

The Nail Snail Feature - Good Design Awards Australia 2018


The Nail Snail Wins '2018 Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards - Editor's Choice'


"No other awards champion beauty brands, both established and new upcoming, like The Beauty Shortlist does, and it's no surprise that these awards grow in size and stature year on year. A true celebration of the best, the awards' impartiality and inclusiveness mean that there's an opportunity for every brand to take part irrespective of budget, size or provenance, and to share a platform that brings them wider recognition" - The British Beauty Council (March 2018)

The Nail Snail Wins '2018 BIG Innovation Award'

Big Innovation Award 2018 - The Nail Snail


NSW, Australia — February, 2018— Christie & Christie today announced it has been named a winner in the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.

The Nail Snail is a brand new concept. There is nothing even remotely similar, which is why it is such an outstanding and unique product. It makes parents' lives easier and reduces injury to children. A truly global issue. 

“This year’s winners show the diversity of innovation and its impact on the economy, our cultures and the world as a whole,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honouring Christie & Christie, and The Nail Snail, as they are leading by example and making real progress on improving the daily lives of so many.”

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions and provide feedback.

 Times Square 2018 - Big Innovation Award Winners

Times Square 2018 - Big Innovation Award Winners

The Nail Snail Big Innovation Award 2018

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Maria Jimenez - Chief Operating Officer - Business Intelligence Group