You know how you can go to the hardware store and most of them will be able to create a wall color to match a certain swatch that you love!
Say matching your wall color to your car color!
Well, a company in Britain has created a nail paint line that does just the same thing as the hardware store!
Want to perfectly match your nail color to your wedding dress? Or even your car! Now you can. It is a luxury service available from Pallette London-Bespoke.
Simply send in your swatch, or pick the perfect shade from their color wheel and they will create it for you. You have other options as well, including base coat and top coat options. Top coat options include gloss, matte, and pearl options.
They also have sets available for you to custom blend your own favorite colors. The basic kit comes with 5 base colors, 2 mixing bottles, tools to successfully blend the colors and a chart to help you create the perfect blend!
I know they are online from the UK and I am not sure what shipping costs would be but I thought it was a fun idea to be able to match your nail lacquer to your clothes for that special occasion. Or the beautiful color that you saw in Vogue Magazine!
I recieved some body tattoo’s from The Born Pretty Store for review. I thought that they were kinda cool but didn’t even think about how they could make nail art look so good.
Here is a picture of a gold feather that I placed on my finger just above a nail with just lacquer on it.
Gold foil feather from The Born Pretty Store
I love that it works so well with the gold foil I did on my pink-y.
These are super simple to use as well. I cut out the feather from the sheet it came on, removed the shiny clear plastic, placed it where I wanted it on my finger (it has a little stickiness to it, so it stayed there) then I soaked a cotton ball in warm water, laid it on the paper backing and it slid right off to revel my feather!
Just such a great name for this new lacquer line that I saw (and got a sample of while at Cosmoprof NA this year)
Historically rich in culture and especially in fashion, Italy brings us some of the most fashionable products. Now including lacquer.
Faby was founded in Vercelli, Italy by a family with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. Reaching into their roots of fashion, style, beauty and culture, Faby Nail Couture gives us rich, color dense selections with wonderful formulation for fast drying, highly pigmented lacquers.
I received the most glorious deep rich red called (of course) “Faby’s Red”.
First things first, the bottle is nicely designed. The bottle fits nicely in your hand. I’m one of those tech’s that likes to hold my bottle while I polish!
The brush is thin and flattens out perfectly as well. You can get it close to the cuticle because it isn’t too fat.
400 bristle brush
The formula is PERFECT. The first coat gives such a nice coverage that you almost think “do I need a second coat?”
I did two coats and I am glad I did because the finished product is like opaque glass. And look at the shine even without top coat!
two coats of Faby nail lacquer and look at that shine!
The dry time is very good and durability is good as well. I went on to type this blog about 1/2 a hour after application! Then, I took the pictures! WOW!!!!
Faby Nail Couture has 175 hues created with Italian passion that allows each color to “tell a story”.
The collections are the Fabulous Faby Collection, the Eclectic Collection and the Renaissance Collection.
Faby also carries a complete line of nail care products and a tool line.
interior of a modern photo studio pix credit to photoworkout.com
There is something exciting (even though it can be crazy with timing ect) about working behind the scenes on photo shoots.
You met the nicest people. Including other behind the scenes people like make-up artists, photographer & their assistants as well as hair stylists.
Then never mind the very cool people that you get to work on!!!!
I wanted to share with you some pics of the shoot that I worked on last Saturday.
picture of Winter 2014 promo
I was asked to do nails for a photo shoot with DLXVRSN magazine (a luxury lifestyle magazine) for the cover shoot. The model is actress Hayley Norman. She is a funny, sweet and lively young actress/model based out of California. She has appeared on TV (Deal or No Deal model) and on the big screen (Hancock and recently Top 5) plus much more.
I say she is a young gal because when she asked how long I had been doing nails, I asked her what year she was born in. Well Hayley is born in 1989, the same year I started doing nails! LOL
Well, it was scheduled to start at two pm but the weather here in Las Vegas had a different idea and she was rerouted and delayed for a bit.
Well, while we were waiting, we looked at the outfits and tried to decide on what color would look best for the shoot. One of the photographers assistance was a good enough sport that he let me try different colors of lacquer on his hand. (They have the same skin tone!)
Well, Hayley arrived and the makeup artist and I got right to work getting her ready for the cover shoot. Since the color was already decided it was just a matter of getting her nails looking perfect.
Triza is a local makeup artist who is so super easy to work with. We moved around each other with uncanny precision. Even though we had never worked together before, she made it super easy for us to do our jobs. And Hayley is a pro at being able to do two things at once!
Hayley fell in love with my Swarovski crystals I was wearing so we incorporated some into her nails as well!
Sorry for the blurry picture! I am definitely not the pro photographer!
There is a lot of energy and effort put into photo shoots that you may not realize. Hairdressers and make up artists are on top of the model making sure that everything is perfect and in it’s place.
Lyle of Style by Lyle (and assistant Gabriela) were there to ensure the perfect picture was captured!
And of course the photographer and his assistants are choreographing the whole shoot. Cory, one of Tim’s assistants is pictured below helping with lighting! Cory is a super cool fella with a great attitude about life and the world we live in!
Tim Hancock, official photographer for DLXVRSN magazine had it all under wraps with ease and grace!
I didn’t want to show you and of the actual pictures from the shoot so you can be super excited to see them in the Summer 2015 edition of DLXVRSN!
If you want to follow these people socially, here are the links to them on Instagram:
NYC – OPI showed off a taupe French Manicure nail look at New York Fashion Week for Houghton at Milk Studios with OPI’s lead nail artist Miss Pop and the OPI team of nail techs. To complement Houghton’s display of bold army greens, golds and navy fabrics, OPI provided a new take on the two–tone manicure.
To re create this look follow these step by steps!
1. First, apply OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.
2. Next, apply two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer in You Callin’ Me a Lyre, then allow a few minutes for the polish to set.
3. Next, on the tip of your nail, create a thin strip by doing right to left strokes with OPI Nail Lacquer in My Vampire is Buff.
4. Last, apply OPI Top Coat to lock in the look.
Seems like the nails so far this #nyfw are subtle or very extreme. I love them both!
More from OPI and Houghton!
Such a great statement lip and soft subtle nails to contrast!
My most favorite style that I am seeing a lot of this year is the use of matte top coat! I love the way it draws attention but in a subtle demure way. See blog post about New York Fashion/OPI week here. http://seriouslynails.com/?p=4222