Gina Silvestro, along with Yuriko, will be in Canada this coming week to teach advanced Russian manicure techniques, and Luxio nail art techniques.
Along with learning new techniques in Luxio gel color for optimal nail art skills, this class is being held live, along with a live streamed event to learn the Russian manicure technique for those who can’t be in attendance!
I had to amazing opportunity to be a model for the super talented Russian nail artist Tanya. She HAND PAINTED this gorgeous lion on my finger nail for me during the class. This was done on July 22, 2016. This was all done with Akzentz Luxio line!Tayna really likes the consistency of the gel for doing intricate art such as my Lion! It does blend beautifully and as I have said, with gel, if you don’t like it, wipe it off and start again!
When when I got home I added a crown to my beautiful Lion!
I simply couldn’t let go of this beauty when it came time to do my nails again, so I added more Swarovksi® crystals to be able to wear her longer!
This IBS show is going to break my bank!!!! LOL I just got this information via Gina, from Akzentz!
We are extremely excited to announce that our ACE Educator, Viv Simmonds, will be coming to Las Vegas on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 all the way from Australia!
Viv Simmonds is the Director of VIVid Nils & Pure Bronze & Beauty and has over 26 years of industry experience. Winning 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies in Asia, Europe, & America allowed for Viv to judge competitions and teach internationally. Now, Viv will teach you her amazing skills in Las Vegas!
Viv’s class consists of 3D hands-on designs created both on the nail and off the nail – then attached. The 3D class fee is $199.95 and consists of over $100 of product to take home and a Certification of competition. Seats are limited so reserve your spot quickly!
It might go back to getting letters in the mail as a kid, but I love getting nail mail!!!!
Last week, I got a beautiful package from my Canadian friends, Akzentz, from Vancouver, BC.
At first, I was so darned happy to have received the complete set of LIMITED EDITION Spring Mini”s…
beautiful muted and soft colored gel minis from Akzentz
That I didn’t even see that they had sent a lovely hand written card! I want to thank them very much for that extra effort! So sweet.
I wanted to show you a little of what I did with the product that they sent me.
Besides the mini’s they also sent me two Luxio gel colors from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
and Crush. It is my mood of late for pretty feminine colors. And Crush hit the spot for me!!!
Here is a close up.
And here is a step by step of some nail art that I thought was fun. I hinted at it last week with this picture!
On a prepared gel nail, I applied some glitter in Gel Play. Cure.
Then I applied Crush on the tip of the nail in a lazy french pattern.
Using a small gel brush, I pulled the color up towards the cuticle area.
Then I applied some white tinted top coat. Just to meet the color.
Then I added drops of the tinted top coat on the color to blend into the color to create this design. Cure.
Top coat to finish in and smooth out the surface.
I thought that I was finished with this look but decided to add some cellophane to give the art even more dimension.
I used one of the lovely mini’s (Aquamarine Dream) for my statement fingernail art. The ring finger was inspired by Jennifer https://www.instagram.com/gelindulgence/. I will be writing about that technique soon. So stay tuned!