Inspired by Ireland!
Previously, I made a post about a company that sells some really good nail art goodies.
Well, I received my goodies in the mail the other day and have been having a blast with them.
I got rhinestones, beads, neon metallic squares, some UV gels, nail “tattoos” and some stickers.
I am really pleased with both the tattoo’s and the stickers.
Both are super easy to apply and look very very good on the nail.
The stickers I received were used in some of my challenges for nail art in the #31nails2014 Nails Magazine Challenge I am participating in.
Born Pretty Store also gave me a code for a 10% discount for my readers to use when purchasing from them. Hey, every little bit counts right!
Use code SHYX31 when checking out!
A time of “First’s” for Tomoka!
It was such pleasure to meet this young lady who flew to Long Beach to compete for the very first time. And it was her first time in the USA!
She came all the way from Japan with her friend who was her model for the Novice Mixed Media Art Competition.
As you can see she won quite a large trophy.
Congratulations to Tomoka from Japan for her “Japanese Zombie” nails.
Her friend is going to send me pictures and I will post them for you later!
New Year, new ideas! So, I decided to try a new design for nails.
I really like Burberry traditional style patterns.
And I thought I would use Pantone’s Color of the Year-Radiant Orchid’s color palette to see what would happen.
Here is a step by step.
I used Sinful Colors “Tempest” as the base color for the design (I used base coat first)
Then I applied stripes across and down the nail in “Give me the Moon” by OPI.
Then I used a small striping brush to ‘outline’ the stripes. This color is “Peace, Love and OPI” by, OPI of course! (One of my favorites)
Accents are made by “Wrapped in Jewels” from Venique.
Top Coat to finish.
Classic Burberry look with a twist in the color palette.What do you think?
Every where you go today, whether out for the evening or just to the store for milk, you will see nail art on the majority of women. (Especially here in Las Vegas)
I was wondering what the statistics were for nail art and came across some interesting facts.
A quote from The Big Book by Nails Magazine
“There are 2.5 million monthly
Google searches for the term “nail
art.” Nail art, especially hand-painted
polish-only designs, has a new reputation. It’s no longer for the adventurous
client and no longer just for feet. Many clients you
might have thought of as conservative will now
proudly wear cute and trendy looks on their nails.”
Nail art can be done with the simplest of tools. Like a toothpick and some different colored lacquers. “Dot” nail art is fast too. You can create a smile line by dotting along where a smile line should be.
Or with a simple nail lacquer striping set (available at most beauty supply stores) you can create whimsical designs.
Add a stone for some sparkle.
With 82% of salons offering nail art, it proves that the service is a great add on for the tech. (Who doesn’t like a bit of extra cash!)
And for the customer as well. Nail art lets people express themselves in non traditional ways. Your nail art, like your hair and clothes, can hint to people what your personality is like.
Are you playful?
With nail art increasing in popularity, it has given salons/technicians the ability to add to their income. Nail art ranges from $5 to $20 per session depending on the simplicity or intricacy of the design.
How salons charge for art depends. Some salons charge per color, or stones/jewels used. Some charge by how long it takes to achieve the desired design. And some will give their customers nail art as presents for birthdays or special occasions.
Whatever the reason, nail art has achieved a couple of great things for this industry. More income, creativity and a easy way for technicians to advertise their talents!
I love that it has gone so well in the last year. So go ahead you pro’s, let the creative juices flow. Play with colors and jewels and tools that are now so widely available.
For those gals who love to go to the salon, I bet that your nail technician has a great design waiting for you too!
I met this lovely gal here in Las Vegas and she has a infinity for purple anything! And for blinged out nails.
She recently sent me these pictures of her latest session with her nail tech.
I love all the bling, But I have to be honest. although I met her in Las Vegas, she got these “Las Vegas” nails in Williams Lake, BC Canada!
I think that her nail tech did a great job of giving Mandy her Las Vegas Nails in Cananda. Well done Haley at “Fetish Nails” in Williams Lake, BC, Canada.
What do you think? If you have a great set of Las Vegas nails and wanted to send them to me to show case, please send it to my contact info for review.
You can find “Fetish Nails” on Facebook…great page that showcases amazing work of amazing nail artists!