November 22, 2010
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From paintings to pieces of clothing to everyday street scenes, nail artists find myriad ways to get their creative juices flowing. We asked several nail artists to tell us what inspires them to create their miniature works of art -- and show us a few examples.
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November 17, 2010
We asked fans on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nailsmag) to send us a picture of the most interesting thing they’ve ever embedded in a nail. From beads and feathers to hay (yes, hay!), here’s a look at a few of the images we received.
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November 17, 2010
Embellishments are all the rage right now, and a popular trend called “Blackberry Bling” is all about beautifying your clients’ dialing digit. Named by celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling of The Back Room Hand & Foot Spa at Carol’s Daughter in Harlem, N.Y., the trend features a basic manicure in one color and special embellishments or a different shade of polish just on the thumb and/or ring finger.
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October 12, 2010
Use the items in Color Club’s Bewitching Collection kit to create this abstract Halloween nail art design.
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August 19, 2010
Cosmopolitan offers some tips on how to get in on the lovely lace trend. Working with lace can be tricky so working with a friend is recommended.
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June 1, 2010
Nail tech Deborah Lippmann recently created an extravagantly embellished manicure out of $100,000 worth of real diamonds.
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May 1, 2010
When we asked Orange, Calif.-based celebrity nail artist Elsbeth Schuetz to come up with a toenail art design for this month’s cover, she brought us a whole slew of nail tips to choose from. While her hand-painted nail art is always super creative and artistic, we wanted to go with something a little more simple and wearable for the cover. Inspired by tone-on-tone patterns, she created this faux-snakeskin design using layered polish and diamond-shaped rhinestones.
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April 20, 2010
Backscratchers’ Divine Designs line has a lot of decals available that are easily applied for fun, decorative nail art.
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April 5, 2010
Glamour gives readers an easy how-to guide for adding crystals to nails.
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March 5, 2010
Get dolled up with ArtClub’s Technicolor Doll polish collection. The collection is ideal for making highly-styled nail art.
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March 1, 2010
In September, Mexican nail techs gathered to compete at the Puerta Vallarta Nail Art Contest. Competitors had two hours to create a full set of decorated nails working solely by hand.
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February 2, 2010
Celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan, who works on stars like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce, shares nail favorites and tips.
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February 1, 2010
Nails by Leticia Lujan, Attitudes with Style, Bakersfield, Calif.
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January 1, 2010
National educator for Art Club and Color Club, Mare Horak explains how she keeps embellishments on natural nail clients.
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January 1, 2010
Nails by Svetlana Zahra, Paola, Malta
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