A little shade!!!

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Some darker color choices for this holiday season,

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but she is in a party that they are wearing all black with silver accents!

I think the tiny specks of glitter in the OPI Gel Color “Center of the You-Niverse” makes these a little less stark and helps the transition to the silver glitter (Light Elegance Tuxedo over the OPI Gel Color)

I hope she has a fabulous time at the party!

Happy Hum Day!!!!

New from CND

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I got this press release and am very curious about how it will help nails be stronger.

New from CND (available in January 2017) this Shellac Duraforce® top coat is said to add 25% more strength to help clients with weak nails.duraforce-top-coat-25oz-with-carton

Without having tried it, my guess is that it is a strong, more resiliant top coat to add more protection to the top of the nail. I am reaching out to see if it is thicker and what the cure times are as well.

So as of now, it looks like a tease to let us know it is coming. I will ask for a sample and let you know when I test it out.

Available in two sizes, .25 ounce and larger size .50 ounce (can I get a hurrah!!!)

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They also say that soak off is 15 minutes using “Offly Fast” moisturizing remover!

Stay tuned for more info on this little gem.

 

Color Club lacquers!

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I was messing around the other day with some lacquers I received when I was in Reno/Sparks at Gemini Cosmetics.

They were a gift with purchase and I think they have a nice selection of colors. Thank you Gemini!

Here is some simple swatches showing a couple of the colors.

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And as you can see, I was messing around with the colors. Using a wet technique to simply blend colors that are nice looking together.

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And some playful ones too!

Color Club is available at www.colorclub.com

and look what else I found on the site!

OMG!!!!

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Yes, the lacquer is called OMG and it has emoji’s inside!!!!

Cute!

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Recently, I was in a Beauty salon here in Las Vegas and while I was waiting to chat with my gal, I browsed the store area of the Spa. (it is getting to be Christmas time right???)

Well, I thought the way they decorated the tree was pretty darn cute!!!

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And a close up picture for the full effect!2016-12-01-09-58-58

Enjoy :) your weekend!

You can see this at CT Rose Salon & Spa on Sunset Rd, here in Las Vegas!

PS, who remembers these curlers????

Combined effort

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When two creatives get together, you sure can end up with some beautiful things!

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Here, Las Vegas nail techs, Muriel Monique used a technique taught to her by Ali from Couture Nails by Ali!

Muriel sculpted these beauties using Akzentz hard gels

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incredible job of sculpting hard gel done by Las Vegas nail tech Muriel Monique Even

and then used foil over Black Pool Shellac from CND!

This is what you can get when you allow others in our field come and collaborate and elevate our industry.

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You can follow both Ali https://www.instagram.com/couturenailsbyali/ and Muriel https://www.instagram.com/nailsbymurielmonique/ on Instagram for more beautiful inspiration.

#shareyourknowledge

Southwest HRTE!

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I am super excited to let you all in on a great event happening next year in Phoenix, AZ. February 26-27 for two days full of education. The first day is non product specific techniques and the second is more product based, but you get to choose who you hang out with. Yes, up close and personal!

Such a great way to learn! And a excellent way to surround yourself with like minded people!

The Ultimate 2-Day Workshop for Nail Professionals, Students and Salon Owners​.

The High Road to Education (HRTE) delivers a new and innovative experience to the continuing education of nail technicians. Our talented educators share their unique style and expertise as they teach non-product specific techniques to attendees of all skill levels. No two HRTE events are alike as we feature a varying roster of educators and highlight the latest trends in professional nail care.

The educators for this session will be Amy Becker,

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Traci Dungan and Ami McClure.  m-na0113secrets-profiles1-1

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and Elizabeth Morris!

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This event also offers optional classes on the 25th with Amy Becker or Tony Ly.

I’m going to try and get as much knowledge out of Tony’s brain as I can!!!!!

The Ultimate 2-Day Workshop for Nail Professionals, Students and Salon Owners​.
The High Road to Education (HRTE) delivers a new and innovative experience to the continuing education of nail technicians. Our talented educators share their unique style and expertise as they teach non-product specific techniques to attendees of all skill levels. No two HRTE events are alike as we feature a varying roster of educators and highlight the latest trends in professional nail care.

http://www.thehrte.com/ is where you can sign up and get the location!

 

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