April 8, 2016
As seen on Periscope: Cuccio global education director Marilyn Garcia demonstrates how to use Cuccio Veneer 3-D Design Powder and Cuccio Colour Veneer gel-polishes to create custom colored acrylic you can use to execute 3-D nail art. In this video narrated in English and Spanish, Garcia creates a cupcake design. Follow us on Periscope (@nailsmag) for a behind-the-scenes look into our world.
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April 6, 2016
Greg Salo shows how to convert Young Nails Caption nail polish into Gel-Polish with Young Nails's Caption Conversion.
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March 7, 2016
In this tutorial, Denise Heavner of Jefferson, Ohio, shows how to make a realistic chocolate covered strawberry using acrylic and gel.
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March 3, 2016
This video demonstrates how to easily create embossed sweater-inspired nail art using N.O.Q. Gelly Queen 3-D Gel.
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February 18, 2016
Artistic Nail Design shows a behind-the-scenes look at Rules of Engagement, the Artistic Wedding 2016 gel-polish collection.
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February 4, 2016
Kirsty Meakin shows how to create a Valentine's Day nail art design. The nail extension is built from acrylic and then the design is in gel polish and UV gel with a matte effect created using acrylic powder over gel.
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February 4, 2016
Kirsty Meakin shows a very simple but effective Valentines Day design using an acrylic base and gel-polish.
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January 19, 2016
Kirsty Meakin shows how to create an abstract gel-polish design over acrylic with some free hand painting.
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January 15, 2016
Bling-obsessed nail techs can now integrate the luxury of Swarovski into their services with Crystal Pixie.
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December 15, 2015
Artistic Notes on Nails: Elsbeth Schuetz helped us send out some holiday cheer with liquid stone poststamp nails for our December 2015 cover.
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December 10, 2015
Nails 21, a company based in Lisbon, Portugal, shows how to create a shiny and reflective geometric nail design using patine foils and gel.
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December 9, 2015
Gel II shows how to create a cartoony nail design.
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December 7, 2015
Gina Silvestro, USA Crystal Culture Director and Authorized Swarovski Instructor, demonstrates the proper application of Swarovski’s newest product created just for nails. Crystal Pixie is available in four colors and consists of tiny particles of round crystals mixed with tiny cut crystals which add a beautiful shine to nails.
Here’s how you apply it:
1. Prep the nail and keep it thin because the product will add thickness to the nail which will also give it strength. For enhancements, thin out the nail slightly prior application of Pixie.
2. Apply one thin layer of Akzéntz Pro-Formance Adhere and cure. Apply Akzéntz Enhance Pink and cure.
3. Apply a layer of Akzéntz Bling On. Do not cure.
4. Sprinkle Crystal Pixie over the uncured layer of gel. Make sure to rotate the nail to get the crystals on the entire nail.
5. Remove any excess Pixie from the edges of the nail and tuck any stragglers inward to avoid the cuticle and the edge of the nail.
6. Gently pat down the crystals with a clean and dry brush to create set and secure the crystals in the gel for a smooth layer. Cure.
7. Cap the outer edges with Akzéntz Shine-On. Cure.
For more information, visit www.gelessentialz.com.
Keywords: Akzentz Crystal Culture gels Gina Silvestro Swarovski
November 4, 2015
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Gel II shows a new take on the Sparkle and Shine gel-polish collection colors Moonlight Bliss, Sugar Plums, and Platinum Ice.
October 5, 2015
NAILS Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA) Top 8 contestant Alecia Mounixay shows her inspiration and nail tutorial for NTNA Challenge #5, In Unison, sponsored by Bio Seaweed Gel. Click here to see all 8 entries.
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