AZ Sunshine Nails

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted in over a month! Almost two actually!

I apologize for the lack of content. We have had some major changes in our lives, including selling my husbands business and moving everything we have to another state. We arrived in Scottsdale area on the 14th of Feb (Happy Valentines to us!)

We are looking for a house to buy and that has taken up lots of time, but we have also had some time to create some morning rituals. Like a walk/hike each morning on the canal near Papago Park.

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I have been doing some education sessions out of town and have also had the chance to reconnect with some AZ friends doing their nails.

Here is a pretty set I did for Karen.

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I promise to get back into the groove now. Wait till you see tomorrows review of Shari Dust!

Nail Sacrafices!

There are just some things that you have to do to advance your career! And in  the nail business, it sometimes includes removing your artificial nails to learn new techniques.

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This is one of those times. This feels so WEIRD! And if you knew how long it took me to type this post, with all the corrections I had to make, you would LAUGH!

I decided to shorten them before I took them completely off so I wouldn’t go into too much shock! LOL

Happy Friday!

Collaboration with Ali


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So, every time Ali comes over, she brings new things and teaches me new techniques!

It was so fun today, as she has just come off the Nail Talk Radio cruise!

She brought along some colored chromes from Wildflowers, some opals from Athena Rocks, and the beautiful nude from Akzentz, called “Conceal”



We added the colored chrome pigments to various nails, and actually faded the two together on a couple of nails. We added gold foil beneath the opals and encapsulated them with hard gel.

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A close up of a couple of finger nails for you!

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I would watch Ali’s page as I am sure she will post them in the sunlight! #stunning

Akzentz Options Gel Class



The lovely Stephanie, Akzentz Ace Educator, is hosting a Options Gel Class this February in Phoenix.

StephIf you have never taken a Options Gel class, this is a great time to do it. Stephanie is quietly talented and can share a ton of techniques, as well as her passion for nails.

The $200.00 class fee includes the gel kit needed to do the class and turn a profit in salon.

Further information on the exact location is forth coming.  You can reach out to Stephanie at

To see some of her work, go to

Rain drops


It has been raining in Las Vegas, much more than usual. I thought it would be cool to see what some of you gals are doing with Rain Drops Nail Art.


Rain drops by (ka @narmai)

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Rain Drops by @gelulicious

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Rain Drops by @thepolishedmommy

Show me your Ran Drop Nail Art by sending it to


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