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Design #16: Lemonade Ice

October 5, 2010  | Demo

Before using reverse application, sculpt a thin transparent free edge with Speed Clear flush to the natural nail. Build body with Cover Peach.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

My B.I.F. (Best Implement Friend)

October 1, 2010  | Article

What implement can you not live without? Nail techs answer this question by describing the tools that get them through the workday. Plus, be sure to save the experts’ advice for implement purchasing, and the convenient buyers’ guide for the next time you’re shopping for new implements.

Keywords: brushes   electric files   FILES   foot files   implements  

Design #15: Purple Passion

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Build a full structure nail with your choice of Young Nails’ acrylic powder. Smear Speed White, Tickle Me Purple, and Rainbow Purple as your background.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Stunning Stilettos and More

October 1, 2010  | Article

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   contests   gels   nail art  

The St. Petersburg Stiletto

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Elena Maltseva is a nail artist from St. Petersburg, Russia, who educates all over the world. She is an expert in gels, acrylics, and hand-painting, and is especially good at combining all three together to make spectacular nail designs. Maltseva has chosen an acrylic design here that is simple, yet very expensive-looking and rather easy-to-complete.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   gels   international  

Easy Prints You Can Do At Home

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Young Nails educator G. Elizondo has perfected using shrunken-down printed images that she embeds in nail art. The images are made on her printer by her daughter, and the quality is pretty good, making current pop culture nail art an easy feat.

Keywords: embedded nail art   nail art  

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010  | Article

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

Keywords: abrasives   acrylics   competitions   electric files   electric filing techniques  

BeautyTech.com Sponsors Online Contest For High-Tech Nail Artists

October 1, 2010  | Article

Sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com, the 2010 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest will feature two categories: Enhancement and Mixed-Media Nail Art. There will be a junior and senior division in each category. The contest takes place on the BeautyTech website and runs from October 1-31, 2010.

Keywords: contests   nail art  

Design #14: Tiger Stripes

September 29, 2010  | Demo

Build a full structure nail with your choice of Young Nails’ acrylic powder. Smear a pearl of Rainbow Yellow from corner to corner creating a diagonal stripe down the center.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #13: Leopard Prints

September 27, 2010  | Demo

Before using reverse application, sculpt a thin transparent free edge with Speed Clear flush to the natural nail. Build body with Cover Peach.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #12: Op Art

September 23, 2010  | Demo

Before using reverse application, sculpt a thin transparent free edge with Speed Clear flush to the natural nail. Build body with Cover Peach.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit

September 21, 2010  | Product

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit is a great way to suit all of your clients’ tastes with a customized mix of color choices.

Keywords: acrylics   Cina   colored acrylics   nail art   nail art supplies  

Design #10: Black Polka Dots

September 17, 2010  | Demo

Apply a form to the finger and build a thin clear free edge. Use Cover Pink to create an extended nail bed. This will give the illusion of a deeper smile line.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #9: Marbleizing Neons

September 15, 2010  | Demo

Apply a form to the finger and build a thin clear free edge. This will be the perfect canvas to marbleize on.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   marbleizing techniques   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #8: Icy-Glitter Fade

September 13, 2010  | Demo

Use Cover Pink to create an extended nail bed. This will give the illusion of a deeper smile line.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

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