November 22, 2010
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From Acrylics to Wraps — and everything in between — NAILS announces the winners of our fifth annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
We gave 10 innovative nails techs a hodge-podge of items and instructed them to create five nail tips using only the items in their box full of goodies. As you can see, all came away with different creations using exactly the same materials.
November 12, 2010
Fade Royal Red Glitter near the smile line.
November 10, 2010
Apply a small amount of Metallic Gold in corners of the smile line.
November 8, 2010
Mix Royal Red and Fortune Glitter and apply thin layer to the tip.
November 4, 2010
Fade a small wet bead of Black Acrylic at the smile line.
November 2, 2010
On a tile mix three shades of Blue/Green Kaleidoscope Gel, adding Black or White to get three shades in the same color family. With the darkest color, drag some random lines across the nail.
October 29, 2010
Apply a small patch of Metallic Blue Acrylic to the nail.
October 27, 2010
Apply Glitter mix to the whole tip of nail (Hologram. Star Sand, Ice).
October 25, 2010
Apply Neon Blue Acrylic and fade.
October 21, 2010
Apply a small white bead of Acrylic Powder to smile line.
October 19, 2010
Before using reverse application, sculpt a thin transparent free edge with Speed Clear flush to the natural nail. Build the body of the nail with Cover Peach.
October 15, 2010
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October 11, 2010
Apply a thin layer of Speed Clear to the body and free edge. Apply a thin but opaque coat of Metallic Pearl from cuticle to free edge.
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