Sparkly things for AZ Nail Techs!


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I heard about this store on one of my Facebook groups, so I had to take a quick little trip to see what was inside.

Located conveniently for me at  6957 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, with great parking options.

They have foils, and “fantasy film” which could be used for adding dimension to your nail art.

The young gal in the store was super helpful.

Not only do they have oodles of color selection


in polyester glitter, but they have elemental glitters (such as dried herbs) and glass glitter. They have cosmetic grade glitter and pigments coming soon to the Scottsdale location….OH MY!

You know I couldn’t walk out without getting some glass glitter!


I liked the beachy feeling I got from these two!



The pieces of glass are all different sizes so you can get very different looks each time!



I feel like this could be some very cool nail art. I will have to play around with it soon.

Here’s the thing, the prices are so reasonable t begin with ($4.95 for a 1/4 ounce of polyester glitter!) but licensed Nail Technicians get 20% off!!!

The main location is in Cottonwood at 720 North Balboa Street. 86326 plus you cn order online at

Best Nail Show ?????


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You may have heard rumblings about a new nail show in Las Vegas. You may have heard it will even be this year!

Well, here is the low down on the event that all us south westerners are looking forward to.

Best Nail Show Las Vegas is coming


Oct 28th to the 30th of 2017.

Being held at the M Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.


I think this will be great venue. The M Resort is beautiful and has all that Las Vegas has to offer with food, lovely accommodations,and gambling but is far enough off the main strip so there isn’t a lot of distractions. But close enough that if you want to go to the center of the action, it is very do-able!!

And true to any good trade show there is a mix and mingle to help every one get to know each other.


As soon as I know more information about pricing ect, I will let you all know.

NAHA 2017

I have to pleasure to let you know that once again this year, my fellow Nails Mastered Alumni and Crystal Culture Stylist, Hillary Fry, has made the finals for NAHA 2017!


Here is one of the final images that Hillary submitted that got her to the finals! Such good work. Meticulous as always.

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NAHA 2017 Nails category
Photo 1: Salon Style

Creative Direction
& Nails – Hillary Fry
Photography – Deen Wanek
Makeup – Gosia Gorniak
Hair – Wade Lee Richards
Model – Joanna Bajena

To view the complete list of finalist, the following video from NAHA shows us all the wonderful talent. Some from my new home state of Arizona.

Congratulations to all who became finalists!

I am looking into seeing if it will be televised again this year. I’ll let you know.


Help needed!


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As a educator, I am asking for your help. Could you please tell me what was the best class you ever took. (Although this is a nail related question, any great class you have taken works)

What made it great? Do you like to see demo’s, be lectured, hands on? How important are visuals to you? Do you like and use handouts or do they end up in a big pile? As a freelance nail stylist/educator, I am trying to develop the BEST class you nail techs! I appreciate your help.

What about the venue? Is class size important to you? Do you like to be able to talk with the educator afterwards?

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I am working with a group of motivated nail techs in Arizona and I am trying to find the best way to share knowledge to help elevate our industry!

You can email me at with any comments or ideas.

Thank you.

Updated Nails


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The other day, I posted my nails and felt like they needed a little something extra….


So, I cut up some more of my shine-y gift bag and added it to just a couple of my nails.

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I think it makes them look more cohesive. What are your thoughts?

OK, I’m off to meet and greet with my @arizonanailtechniciannetwork!


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