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Geometric Trend Nail Art

July 1, 2015  | Video

Nails 21, a company based in Lisbon, Portugal, shows how to create an intricate geometric nail art design using Nails 21 gel products.

Keywords: gels   geometric nail art   handpainted nail art  

Chrome Mirror and 3-D Gel by Mia Secret

June 30, 2015  | Video

Arturo Osorio, Mia Secret exclusive educator, shows how to use Chrome Mirror nail liquid and create a 3-D rose using Formagel. Steps:

1. Once the nail structure has been sculpted with Cover Pink, apply a base coat of Luxury UV and cure for 45 seconds in LED nail light.
2. Wipe off the tacky layer with Gel Cleanser.
3. Now apply a thin layer of Chrome Mirror and let it dry for 20 seconds. Then apply another layer of Chrome Mirror.
4. Once it’s dry, file sidewalls and tip, allowing the base and top coat of Luxury UV, seal up each other. This is will get the Chrome Mirror encapsulated and last up even more.
5. Apply Luxury UV top coat, properly over nail bed, sidewalls and tip. This is really important, because the Chrome Mirror need to be completely encapsulated in order to make it last from 2 to 3 weeks. Cure for 45 seconds in LED nail light and wipe off tacky layer.
6. Apply Formagel™ - White builder gel, as decoration. In every design, cure for 45 seconds and continue.

NOTE: by doing this nail technique, Chrome Mirror will last from two to three weeks, based on the clients’ nail care. But remember that the limit is your imagination.

Keywords: chrome   Mia Secret  

Embed a Timepiece into 3-D Glitter French Nails

June 26, 2015  | Video

Amy Becker breaks down how to encase the Masterworks timepiece product into gel and finish the look with a faded glitter 3-D French design.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   Amy Becker   embedded nail art   French nail art   French twists  

How to: Capitonné/Tufted 3-D Metallic Nails

June 26, 2015  | Video

Nails 21, a company based in Lisbon, Portugal, shows how to create a Capitonné, or tufted, metallic platinum nail art design using gel.

Keywords: 3-D gel art   3-D nail art   gels  

Remove Gel-Polish with The Painted Nail’s Steam Off

June 25, 2015  | Demo

The Steam Off from The Painted Nail warms up acetone-based removal solutions and creates steam that will break down polish, gel-polish, gels, and acrylics in minutes.

Keywords: gel removal   gels   removal products   The Painted Nail  

Hello Pretty! Chase the Rainbow Nail Art Tutorial

June 24, 2015  | Video

Try out this happy rainbow cloud nail art design using Gelish's Hello Pretty! gel-polish colors.

Keywords: Gelish   gel-polish   gels  

3-D Glass Butterfly Rainbow Cloud Nails (NTNA S.3 Pre-Challenge #2)

June 24, 2015  | Video

Live in Color. Sarah Elmaz (Epping, Australia) created this set of 3-D fantasy nail art using a variety of products (liquid & powder, gel, gel-polish, paints, glitter) to illustrate her personal three-word tagline for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 3, Pre-Challenge #2.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D gel art   3-D nail art   mixed-media nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

3-D Graffiti Nails (NTNA S.3 Pre-Challenge #2)

June 24, 2015  | Video

Don't Be Afraid. Lauren Boyd (Memphis, Tenn.) 

created this set of 3-D fantasy nail art using a variety of products (liquid & powder, gel, gel-polish, paints, glitter) to illustrate her personal three-word tagline for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 3, Pre-Challenge #2.

 

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D gel art   3-D nail art   mixed-media nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

Behind the Scenes: Negative Space Neon Nails

June 23, 2015  | Demo

Super Artist: Go behind the scenes with Blossom Beauty Lounge's Cammy Nguyen as she creates fun and trendy nail art for our August cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   gel-polish   gels   nail art  

Floral Nails Over a French Twist: The Power of Flower (Nails 21)

June 18, 2015  | Video

Nails 21, a company based in Lisbon, Portugal, shows how to create a floral gel design over a French twist.

Keywords: floral nail art   French nail art   French twists   gels  

Seashore Ombré Gel II Tutorial

June 16, 2015  | Video

Gel II shows how to create a design fit for the beach with a sponge technique and water marbling technique.

Keywords: abstract nail art   Gel II   gels   marbleizing techniques  

How-To: Chrome Mirror Nails by Mia Secret

June 15, 2015  | Video

Mia Secret introduces Chrome Mirror Nail Liquid specially formulated with a metallic pigment for a reflective finish. Pair the chrome color with Mia Secret Luxury UV base and top gel-polish for maximum results, otherwise, the shine will only last for two hours. Here’s how you apply it:

1. Prep the nail and dehydrate the surface.

2. Apply a base coat and cure. Wipe off the inhibition layer.

3. Apply Chrome Mirror fast-drying nail liquid until you reach desired opacity.

4. Seal the reflective effect with UV top coat and cure. Wipe off the inhibition layer.

For more information, visit www.miasecretnails.com 

Keywords: chrome   metallics   Mia Secret  

VPP Hydro Gel: Art In the Bottle

June 10, 2015  | Video

VPP's Hydro Gel is the easy solution for nail art and doesn't require artistic skills to create cool effects. The soak-off system that can be used as regular gel-polish with VPP Base, two coats of Hydro Gel and VPP Top Coat. However, when used over VPP's Metallic Gel, the hydro gel colors will transform into a water-like effect, spreading and changing a few shades lighter, creating unique patterns. Cure time is 30 seconds in an LED and one minute in a UV (min. 9W) light.

Keywords: Odyssey   VPP   watercolor nail art  

VPP Hydro Gel: Rose Nail Art

June 9, 2015  | Video

VPP's Hydro Gel is soak-off system that can be used as regular gel-polish with VPP Base, two coats of Hydro Gel and VPP Top Coat. However, when used over VPP's Metallic Gel, the hydro gel colors will transform into a water-like effect, spreading and changing a few shades lighter, creating unique patterns.

Keywords: gel-polish   Odyssey   VPP   watercolor nail art  

VPP Hydro Gel Nail Art

June 9, 2015  | Video

VPP's Hydro Gel is soak-off system that can be used as regular gel-polish with VPP Base, two coats of Hydro Gel and VPP Top Coat. However, when used over VPP's Metallic Gel, the hydro gel colors will transform into a water-like effect, spreading and changing a few shades lighter, creating unique patterns.

Keywords: gel-polish   Odyssey   VPP   watercolor nail art  

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