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How to Apply Empower Nail Art
  • September 19, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Find out how to create a geometric and abstract design using Empower Nail Art films. 

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Keywords: Empower Nail Art   Holly Schippers   nail art   tutorials  
What Are Nails Eyes?
  • August 27, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Check out these photos of some nail art created using nail eyes to replicate the patterns, colors, or textures on shirts or fabrics to inspire a design. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art  
Benefits to Wearing Your Work
  • August 18, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

It feels great to have nails nicely done and if you wear it, clients will come. 

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Keywords: clients   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art  
The New Nail Art App
  • August 6, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

The NAILS Nail Art Gallery app is the perfect way to see nail fashion and show off your own as well. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   Nail Art Gallery   Nail Art Gallery Magazine  
Nail Art How To: Sugar Skulls
  • June 26, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After getting multiple tutorial requests, Holly and friends created a sugar skull nail art how-to video. 

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Keywords: Demo   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   Premiere Orlando  
Multi-Nail Art with CND Shellac
  • February 24, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Since the last couple videos have been technical, it seemed only fair to give you a break and post something fun :) Here are some tips on doing a set where the nails are different from

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Keywords: nail art  
From the Hand Model's Perspective
  • February 11, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

The modeling gig for ISSE Long Beach was really eye-opening when it comes to competing. You have to be really diligent about following every single rule. You have to have models ready to go and a

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Keywords: nail art  
I Spy With My #naileyes
  • February 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

You have heard me talk or read my blogs about seeing things with your nail eyes many times. Everything in the world around us can become inspiration for great nails. What if we could share ideas

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Keywords: nail art  
ISSE Long Beach 2014 Recap
  • February 7, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you made it to ISSE? The weather in Long Beach was a nice change from the below 0F that has been dominating the Midwest this winter. The show was interesting, and I enjoyed

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Keywords: nail art   troubleshooting  
Guest Post from a Competition Nail Tech
  • January 21, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

I have been harboring the idea of competing now that gel-polish has become a category and thought it would be cool to get a competitor's perspective. LaVaque and Empower Nail Art have also been magnanimous enough

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Keywords: nail art  
Watercolor Nails
  • October 9, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Day two of the "Nail Those Profits" cruise was taught by Tammy Schmidt, an educator for INM. She went through some very awesome and informative information on doing nails with watercolors. It was outside my box,

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Keywords: nail art  
Questions About Nail Art Stamping?
  • September 6, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Hello out there in cyber nail land! I’ve been doing some checking into the whole nail stamping thing because so many of you continuing to ask questions about it. I have come across some fun info:

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Stick a Toe in the Nail Fashion Waters
  • August 30, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you are intimidated by large shows, a smaller, more intimate setting could be the way to go for you. One example of this is the Nail Tech Event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. It is so much

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Keywords: nail art  
Empower Nail Art Demo Videos
  • August 9, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you've been to a show this year, you've probably heard the buzz about Empower Nail Art. I enjoy asking attendees that visit me in the CND booth what is new and cool outside my bubble.

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Keywords: nail art  
Fashion-Inspired Nails
  • August 5, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

I spy with my nail eyes some great inspiration in the clothing of some of the New Zealand Beauty Expo attendees. What can you create using some of these patterns as inspiration? I used one shirt

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Keywords: nail art  
Using Ketchup to Explain Nail Art -- Seriously!
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

What is the strangest medium you’ve ever used to explain something nail related? I find myself improvising sometimes in class or in the salon when I am trying to help someone visualize what I am talking

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Use Your "Nail Eyes" for Inspiration!
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

How often do you think to yourself, “I spy with my nail eyes”? I hope as much as we have discussed it over the years that you think it almost every day! In case you have

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
New Zealand Nail Art Competition
  • June 24, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

You never know what things will cross your path in this industry! I was asked to submit a photo for a nail art competition in New Zealand. The nail professionals there were provided only with the photo

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Creating Swarovski Encrusted Toenails
  • May 20, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Last September when I was in the UK I noticed a big trend where the toenails are completely covered in Swarovski crystals. So this year, I made sure to get some tips on doing the service,

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Keywords: business building   nail art   pedicures   tech-to-tech sharing  
Nail Styles With Love From England
  • May 8, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Sorry to drop of the blog for a bit! I have loads to share this week to make it up to you! One of the requests for my trip to England was to come back with

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
For Good Karma, Offer Some Encouragement
  • April 9, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

How’s your karma quota? I don’t think we can ever put out too much good karma. I was browsing through the photos on the 365 Days of Nail Art Blog and noticing that most of the

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Keywords: nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Get the FingerNailFixer Combo from LaVaque
  • February 28, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

This week’s business building blog is an invitation to step outside your box. Setting limits on what you think you can do, sets limits on your business. Barry LaVaque found that his business specialty could encompass

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Keywords: business building   nail art   retailing   tech-to-tech sharing  
Have You Watched Nailgasm Yet?
  • January 15, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Every now and then I have some time to kill — crazy, I know. I like to look back through other blogs, dink a bit on Pinterest, try catching up on email, etc. A blog NAILS

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
See the Snow with Your Nail Eyes
  • December 4, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Some of you, like myself, live in a climate where snow has either begun to flurry now and then or is imminent. Most of the time it becomes an inconvenience and I hear a lot of

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Simple Rockstar Nail Art Videos
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I have been asked to do a very simple version of Rockstar nails/toes, as well as a quick and easy way to do glitter tips. Rockstar to me simply means full-on glitter coverage — maximum bling.

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Randomly Rockstar Nail Art Video
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I may not always be the fastest to catch on to things but I do tend to eventually get what’s going down. I have learned that when I make a video some of you are distracted

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Keywords: nail art  
Dare to Dot Nail Art Video
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 As you can tell I’ve been on a bit of a video bender, having some spare hotel time has helped as well as having all my AV equipment on hand so I can light up even

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Keywords: nail art  
CND Additives Drip Technique
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 I love seeing what other nail professionals are doing. Don’t you? It is so inspiring to see different ideas, techniques, and colors. When I ran across this drip technique photo done by CND Education Ambassador Melody

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Keywords: gels   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Thumb Palette and New Fall Nail Art Video
  • November 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Sometimes you just run across things that make your life easier. I have recently discovered some of these things thanks to my friend Alicia Bryant-Mayes. When she called me talking about a thumb palette and some

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
UK Nail Tech Shares Nail Art Videos
  • November 8, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

When visiting the UK, one of the host locations had run a contest for a nail professional to spend some time with me getting pointers on making YouTube videos. We all know it has definitely been

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Get Inspired by Autumn Beauty
  • October 29, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I love this time of year when clients let loose some of their nail inhibitions and venture into bolder expressions of themselves on those 10 fantastic accessories they carry around daily! I hope you are having

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
British Blogger Turns the Camera on Holly
  • October 9, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 While in the UK working at the Olympia Beauty Show in London, I was honored with my first “TV” interview done by Hollie Wakeham — UK Beauty Blogging, video trending, and industry interviewer. It was pretty

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Union Jack Flag Nail Art Design
  • September 27, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Here is my first blog live from my UK tour! Upon flying in the first order of business was a video. I was a bit tired from travel so if things seem a little slower than

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Keywords: nail art  
Shellac Carving and Layering Nail Art Video
  • September 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Today I have some good news for you and some bad news. Shall we have the bad news first so that it can be eclipsed by the good news? The bad news is I have a

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Keywords: continuing education   gels   nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Get Holly's Foil and CND Additives Nail Art Look
  • August 7, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 I’m glad the gel video from last week seemed to be helpful to some of you! Lots of requests did come through for a video on how to do my nails in the video and I

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Behind the Scenes for the July Cover
  • June 26, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How on earth do you top doing your first cover? Doing your second cover on the same day, but getting to create and select the colors and design of course! For the July cover of NAILS,

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Keywords: nail art   pedicures   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Floral French How-To Video
  • June 25, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I continue to find myself being asked to create things seen on Pinterest. Once I create and photograph them, I find myself getting video requests. Here is another Pinterest-inspired design with an idea on a simple

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Backstage at CND Shellac Couture Show
  • June 11, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Whew! Was Premiere Orlando a crazy ride or what? It was an exciting show for me as I applied for and received my very first press pass! So exciting to attend and represent the industry as

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Keywords: nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Nail Art Inspired by Stained Glass
  • May 29, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Hopefully at this point of having heard me say look at things through your nail eyes you understand what I mean. How is the translation of what you see going from your imagination to the nails

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Sneaker Nail Art Tutorial
  • May 24, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

After posting the blog about Pinterest inspired art that included a photo of the Shellac sneakers I had done, there were requests coming in from everywhere for a video how to on doing them! Since you

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Keywords: nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
My First NAILS Cover
  • May 21, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Meet my very first cover model, Ariel. Isn’t she beautiful? I had the privilege of checking an item off my “Bucket List” this past March while in California when I did nails for my first NAILS

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
The Beauty of Prom Nails
  • May 9, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Does the word prom make you tingle with anticipation or dread? I don’t think there is much middle ground — techs either love it or dread it, the same as stylists. How do you personally feel

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Pinterest-Inspired Nail Art
  • May 2, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Some time has passed since I finally succumbed to getting a Pinterest account. I've even now had clients bring in photos for inspiration and nail professionals asking for step-by-steps of things they've seen. This week I've

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Keywords: nail art   social media  
NAILS Loves Bling
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Funny thing about visiting the NAILS offices is that if you have some spare time and would rather do NAILS than jump into the 5 pm rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon (in LA!), there

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Keywords: nail art  
Meet Hannah
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Remember when I told you the blog might hop around a bit for a month or so? Here we go back to California at the NAILS offices to get to know NAILS editor and associate publisher

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Keywords: nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Flashback to CND Education Ambassador Training
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Let’s hop back in time a few weeks to my CND training where I got to learn some new tricks to share and see same fabulous nails. All of the education ambassadors are asked to come

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
"Vegas" Nail Art Video
  • April 3, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How are things going for you? A bit busy here so it may start to feel like my blog has A.D.D. over the next couple of weeks! I have more from the trip to NAILS, but

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Shamrock Nail Art Video
  • March 16, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Happy St Patrick’s day to all of you, hope you have a safe and fun weekend.— Holly xoxo

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Shopping With Your “Nail Eyes”
  • March 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

In looking over the blog at the end of last year, I realized I had mentioned I would make a video taking you shopping with your “nail eyes.” Here is a quick video popping around a

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Keywords: nail art  
Introducing 3 New Nail Art Designs for ICE
  • February 21, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

The ICE (Iowa Cosmetology Educators) 2012 Design Team has finally presented the 2012 designs and I’m so excited to share some of them with you! I’ve committed to three exclusive videos ,so I while I will

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Are Nail Salons on Pinterest?
  • February 16, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you have discovered Pinterest? I have had lots of people telling me about it for what seems like months and recently find myself bombarded with requests to put some of my work up.

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Keywords: nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Concepting New Nail Styles
  • January 20, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Make Your Own Nail Decals!
  • January 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How is your year going so far? Got that retail area spruced up and plans for making the restroom seem like a part of the salon instead of a convenient store stop? Have you seen anything

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Keywords: gels   nail art  
Info About Nail Art Stamping Systems
  • January 10, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

There have been lots of questions about the Konad stamping system (and others). Since I do not use it and wanted to answer your questions, I sent out an SOS and got some great videos and

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Keywords: nail art  
Creating Nail Fashion for Your Clients
  • December 7, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Have you ever noticed that some people have weird preconceived notions about nail art? Some act like it is for a certain age group or “type” of person. To me nail art is simply art done

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Quick Foil Application in Shellac Video
  • November 23, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

 What is your favorite thing about holidays? Food, family, time off? I tend to love the more adventurous spirit that clients seem to have toward their nails. It makes every day in the salon so much

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Keywords: gels   nail art  
Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Jungle Nail Art
  • November 23, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

 Sometimes a girl just feels the need to walk on the wild side and one way to do that is animal print nails. They are such an easy and versatile design that can be interpreted in

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Keywords: gels   nail art  
Turtle Nails For Hawaii
  • October 13, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you recall my past musings about turtle nails? I tend to forever be on the hunt for designs that make me smile and show or hint at turtles in some way. For last week’s trip

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Keywords: gels   nail art  
Are You Ready for Some Football?
  • September 26, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

With football season back in full swing, I want to know what services you offer to cater to the client who is a fan. Do you have college team specials or NFL tips or toes? What

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Creating Custom Bridal Toes
  • September 2, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Have you taken the “Who Are You” quiz at cnd.com yet? While it gives you an idea on a nail coating that suits you, it is also a useful tool to help you start the thought

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Keywords: nail art   pedicures  
Do You Have A Nail Friend?
  • September 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have a “nail friend”? You know the one person who gets the “industry stuff”? I am fortunate enough to have lots of nail friends, but one whom also happens to be one of my

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Embedding in Rockstar Toes
  • July 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Thanks so much to all who answered the call for help on embedding things in enhancements! Your comments and video links were so helpful and much appreciated. Some of us tend to shy away from embedding

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Keywords: gels   nail art   pedicures   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Holly Accepts Our Nail Eyes Challenge
  • July 26, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Did you catch at the end of the most recent blog about nail eyes that NAILS Magazine issues us a challenge? I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for a challenge. Here is a

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Are You Using Your Nail Eyes?
  • July 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Remember when we talked about looking at the world with your nail eyes? How is that going for you? Are you finding your inner creativity or are you still letting your eyes hold you back? For

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Keywords: nail art  
UK's Hot Nail Art Styles
  • June 16, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Hello! How has your week been so far? I am checking in to let you know what I found out about nail styles while in the UK. The glitter services are definitely starting to make their

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Keywords: nail art  
Don't Ever Give Up on Your Dream (Nails)
  • May 3, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have a dream nail design you want to wear someday? Maybe someone else will do it, maybe something you intend to design, but something that just calls to you as the ultimate nail experience?

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Keywords: nail art  
Just in Time for Summer: New Rockstar Technique
  • April 13, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

 Summer is just around the corner and toes are peeking out of sandals more and more everyday! An easy add on for pedis is glitter work — you can even add it to manicures using the

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Keywords: gels   nail art   pedicures   troubleshooting  
CND Shellac and Fashion Fusion Video
  • March 18, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Did you make it to the ABS show in Chicago this last weekend? Wasn’t the Shellac and Fashion Fusion Runway show amazing!?! For those that could not make it, thinking of the fans on Facebook, I

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