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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  

Design #7: Summer of Love

September 9, 2010  | Demo

Apply a thin layer of Metallic Pearl through the whole body. Fade Metallic Violet and Metallic Carmine in opposite corners leaving a white stripe through the center.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #6: White Bubbles

September 7, 2010  | Demo

After applying a thin layer of Speed Clear to the body and free edge, apply a thin layer of Metallic Pearl from the cuticle to the free edge. (You have the option to keep design on the free edge.)

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #5: Cracks

September 3, 2010  | Demo

Apply an opaque layer of Metallic Gold to surface.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #4: Snakeskin

September 1, 2010  | Demo

Fade the background with Tippy Cup Turquoise and Metallic Pearl.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #3: Abstract Flower

August 30, 2010  | Demo

Fade the background with Tippy Cup Turquoise and Metallic Pearl.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #2: Abstract Bubbles (Part 1)

August 26, 2010  | Demo

Fade the Metallic Pearl, Metallic Violet, and Metallic Carmine diagonally from the top left to the bottom right corner of the nail.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   colored acrylics   nail art   Young Nails  

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