Again, while in Aurora, CO, I found some cool new (to me) stamping plates from Young Nails.
Gothic Romance available at Salon Centric!
The dragon wings are cool! (middle right)
I really like the fonts!!!!
In the early years of my career in the nail industry, one of the hot things to have on your nails were “nail bolts” and “nail charms”.
Both “nail bolts” and “nail charms” required a “drill” to create a hole in your nail that you either put the bolt through or the ring for your charm.
I am currently obsessed with the re-emergence of nail charms. I found this one while at IBS Las Vegas from a company called SNS!
I am wearing acrylic nails that painted with gold lacquer and added some sparkly elements from Young Nails while my nails were wet. As well as gold leaf to match my other nails. Then I added Swarovski crystals with Bling On (Akzentz)
What do you think?
Oh, I added some extra bling to the charm using Bling On as well. Gotta have some sprarkle!
I would like to wish my Canadian family and friends a very happy and safe Canada Day!
I made a deep deep deep red and white manicure for you all to help celebrate the day.
I used OPI Color Paints with Silver Canvas as the base and Magenta Muse as the color on top of it (base coat and top coat of coarse)
INM White Porcelain on the pinkie with Young Nails Royal Red sparkles! A little sparkles on my thumb too.
Swarovski crystal from Mr. Nail Art applied with Akzentz Bling On gel.
Enjoy your day
Well, I have to say that I am super excited to be heading to Orlando Florida for my first ever Premiere Beauty Show.
The show is being held at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center-West Complex is located at 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
It starts on Saturday, May 30th with classroom education and the show floor opens on Sunday, June 1 from 9 – 6:30 Monday, the 2nd of June, the show floor is open from 9 -5, so there is plenty of opportunity for making that just perfect purchase.
There is literally 9 pages of Nail Manufacturing companies that are either teaching or will be on the show floor. And not just manufacturers but business seminars with the likes of Tina Alberino and Jamie Schrabeck.
Dynamic companies such as Young Nails, Greg Salo will be giving classes. Now there is a dynamic fellow!!!
OPI Global Artists Adela Munoz and Vu Nguyen will be giving classes in both acrylic techniques and Gel Color! These two are wonderful artists and are both so kind. Check them out in the class or see them at the demo booth at #2501
One of my favorites, Linda Nordstrom from Famous Names will be there to educate on the benefits of IBX (a amazing natural nail treatment that really does work!) Also great for under gel nails!!!! Check her out at booth #2317
And it looks like Amber Trawick, who competed on Nail’d It will be there teaching nail art ideas and techniques.
OK, so I could go on and on and on but I will stop and give you the link to be able to see the 9 pages for yourself.
I, of course will take plenty of pictures and have good things to blog about when I return.
Here is the link for you. I’m off to do my nails for the show!!!!!
Awarded with the “Best New Nail Product” at ISSE Long Beach this past month, Caption has put another notch in it’s belt!
I find that Caption is one of the most heavily pigmented lacquers out there and therefore it is PERFECT for stamping.
The other great reason to use Caption (for stamping among other things….like fabulous color selection) is the dry time.
I got to spend a good amount of time sitting across from the very dynamic Greg Salo (President of Young Nails) while at the show. If you have never had the chance, you MUST attend one of his classes. His energy is contagious as he shows you how to rock Caption as well as Young Nails other products. (Acrylic, Gel, Mani-Q, plus a boat load of glitters, foils ect)
He demo’d 5 different nails for me using some old tricks like this one!
Apply base color and let dry, then apply french tip guides in desired location on nail. Apply top color let dry an then remove the french tip guides (remember which way you applied them and remove in reverse!)
As well as the newest addition to Young Nails line up! (Seriously excited about these!!!) Stamping Plates.
But listen not just ordinary stamping plates. There was a lot of though put into these lovelies. Like the depth of the design, and the size of the design on the plate.
Then there’s the stamper (including both the material it is made of as well as the size of it), plus it is designed to be used with Caption. Yes, the same super highly pigmented one I mentioned earlier!
Look at the size of the stamper plate design….huge and the stamper itself is large enough to pick up a great amount of the design.
And that’s a long nail he applied that to!
I also love his technique to clean the stamper head1
Yes, he is using a nail form like a lint roller to remove the Caption that remained on the stamper head. Smart! (I’m not sure if this will work with other polishes-I should try that- but I think it is probably got to do with the chemical make up of Caption.
They even added a design to make the Lomasi Lotion packaging (I love this design-so feminine)
So the bottom line is that Greg was showing us these amazing plates and some other great tricks to do with Caption, the stamping plates/stamper and some other tools (think gold dust) but they weren’t ready for sale yet during the show.
I am hoping to hear from them soon about the availability of the plates and the stamper. I for one am busting to try these in person!
If you knew me last year, you would have seen my stamping issues and how I found Caption to be a great stamper lacquer!
Here is a pic from that time.
Keep checking, I will let you know when they are ready for purchase!
Check out the other great products, including education that Young Nails offers!