May 1, 2010
Nails by Kelly-Marie Daly, The Nail Sanctuary, Charleville, Ireland
Nails by Tracey Nguyen, Envy Nails, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Nails by Natalie Wolfe Wargo, Shear Innocence, Johnstown, Pa.
Catherine Wong gives NAILS readers a peak into her step-by-step nail art books.
C. A. Therien offers a wide variety of handmade fimo clay canes for beautiful nail art. Fimo canes are easily cut into thin slices, or designs can be purchased in convenient pre-cut packs. Fimo can be encased in acrylic or gel, or glued on top of polish and sealed with a gel top coat.
Young Nails Imagination Art Acrylic Powders can be used to create an amazing variety of nail designs. The powders come in four collections of solid colors, plus five collections of glitters, and they handle well so techs can create intricate designs.
Well, maybe not easy. But Star Nail’s global education director Elaine Watson has a quick tip on how to get a better performance out of acrylic for 3-D designs.
May 1, 2010
When it comes to making edge nails, the most important part of the sculpt is to have a crisply creased form so the acrylic falls perfectly into place and gives you that nice edgy look.
The Cocktails, Anyone? theme for the hand-painted nail art contest inspired these great winners.
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.
April 20, 2010
Lazer’s Nail Art Pens have the versatility of a slim brush for striping as well as a pin tip for making flowers and other fun designs including French manicures.
Backscratchers’ Divine Designs line has a lot of decals available that are easily applied for fun, decorative nail art.
April 1, 2010
Nails by Michelle Ward, Toe-tal Tranquility, Columbus, Ga.
Nails by Tanya Arcuri-Gout, Unlimited Expectations, Poland, N.Y.
Nails by Christina Landeros, That Total Look Salon, Santa Maria, Calif.
Nail Art From Project Runway Season 1414 photos
Nails to Glam Up Your Little Black Dress13 photos
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