<p><strong><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span></strong></span></strong>With one color per pot, <strong><a href="http://www.backscratchers.com">Backscratchers</a></strong>' Divine Micro Beads can be purchased in a 12-pack, letting you pour on monochromatic caviar or mix and match hues in a gumball-esque design.</p>

CAVIAR: With one color per pot, Backscratchers' Divine Micro Beads can be purchased in a 12-pack, letting you pour on monochromatic caviar or mix and match hues in a gumball-esque design.

<p><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> <a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk"><strong>Ciat&eacute;</strong></a> recently changed&nbsp;</span><span>its Caviar material from&nbsp;</span><span>glass to metal, meaning top&nbsp;</span><span>coat can be applied without&nbsp;</span><span>the beads losing color.</span></p>

CAVIAR: Ciaté recently changed its Caviar material from glass to metal, meaning top coat can be applied without the beads losing color.

<p><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span><a href="http://www.innovative-beauty.com">Kami Professional</a></strong> Nail Art&nbsp;</span><span>creates seasonally inspired&nbsp;</span><span>packages of Bullion, including&nbsp;</span><span>a green-and-gold mix for&nbsp;</span><span>St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day and an orangeblack-&nbsp;</span><span>gold mix for Halloween.&nbsp;</span></p>

CAVIAR: Kami Professional Nail Art creates seasonally inspired packages of Bullion, including a green-and-gold mix for St. Patrick’s Day and an orangeblack- gold mix for Halloween. 

<p><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span></strong></span>Perfect for the holidays,&nbsp;these tiny gold and silver&nbsp;Bullion Beads from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.DollarNailArt.com"><strong>DollarNailArt.com</strong></a>&nbsp;were created&nbsp;with the nail tech in mind.</p>

CAVIAR: Perfect for the holidays, these tiny gold and silver Bullion Beads from DollarNailArt.com were created with the nail tech in mind.

<p><strong><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span></strong></span></strong>The 12 vibrant options in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ninjapolish.com"><strong>Layla</strong>&nbsp;</a>Caviar Effect Nail Art line&nbsp;can be used with any of your&nbsp;favorite nail polish colors.</p>

CAVIAR: The 12 vibrant options in the Layla Caviar Effect Nail Art line can be used with any of your favorite nail polish colors.

<p><span><strong>BLING:</strong>&nbsp;</span>To create&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk">Ciat&eacute;&rsquo;</a>s</strong>&nbsp;Sequin&nbsp;Manicure, apply the kit&rsquo;s&nbsp;included adhesive, then&nbsp;roll the nails in the&nbsp;multi-hued glitters.</p>

BLING: To create Ciaté’s Sequin Manicure, apply the kit’s included adhesive, then roll the nails in the multi-hued glitters.

<p><strong>BLING:</strong> These 3.5 mm. sequins&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com"><strong>Bio Sculpture Gel</strong></a>&nbsp;are available in a 12-pack&nbsp;of assorted colors from&nbsp;pastels to bolds.&nbsp;</p>

BLING: These 3.5 mm. sequins from Bio Sculpture Gel are available in a 12-pack of assorted colors from pastels to bolds. 

<p><strong>BLING</strong>: If 3-D bling is your thing,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.christrio.com"><strong>Christrio</strong></a> offers both flirty dotted&nbsp;colorful spangles and dazzling&nbsp;silver and gold sequins.</p>

BLING: If 3-D bling is your thing, Christrio offers both flirty dotted colorful spangles and dazzling silver and gold sequins.

<p><strong>VELVET: <a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk">Ciat&eacute;</a></strong><a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk">&nbsp;</a>recommends using&nbsp;the kit&rsquo;s supplied little&nbsp;black brush to sweep&nbsp;away excess flocking.</p>

VELVET: Ciaté recommends using the kit’s supplied little black brush to sweep away excess flocking.

<p><strong>VELVET: </strong>Twelve shades of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ninjapolish.com"><strong>Layla</strong>&nbsp;</a>Velvet Effect Nail Art mean&nbsp;you can turn your client&rsquo;s&nbsp;nails into a variety of soft&nbsp;enchanted landscapes.</p>

VELVET: Twelve shades of Layla Velvet Effect Nail Art mean you can turn your client’s nails into a variety of soft enchanted landscapes.

<p><strong>CRUSH:</strong> Purchase these delicate&nbsp;crushed mother-of-pearl&nbsp;seashells from <a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com"><strong>Bio Sculpture&nbsp;Gel</strong></a> in the individual colors&nbsp;your clients desire.</p>

CRUSH: Purchase these delicate crushed mother-of-pearl seashells from Bio Sculpture Gel in the individual colors your clients desire.

<p><strong>CRUSH:</strong> Crushed shells from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.christrio.com"><strong>Christrio</strong></a>&nbsp;create beachy keen textured&nbsp;looks on your client&rsquo;s digits.</p>

CRUSH: Crushed shells from Christrio create beachy keen textured looks on your client’s digits.

<p><strong>CRUSH:</strong> With&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itssoeasynails.com"><strong>It&rsquo;s So Easy</strong></a>&nbsp;Cracked Ice,&nbsp;it&rsquo;s simple to create textured&nbsp;reflective finishes using up&nbsp;to 18 colors of the chunky,&nbsp;loose iridescent flakes.</p>

CRUSH: With It’s So Easy Cracked Ice, it’s simple to create textured reflective finishes using up to 18 colors of the chunky, loose iridescent flakes.

<p><strong><strong>CRUSH:</strong> <a href="http://www.lechatnails.com">LeChat</a>&rsquo;s</strong>&nbsp;Pearl Jewels offer&nbsp;edgy flecks of color to nail art&nbsp;and are available in kits&nbsp;of six single-hued jars.</p>

CRUSH: LeChat’s Pearl Jewels offer edgy flecks of color to nail art and are available in kits of six single-hued jars.

<p><strong><strong>CRUSH:</strong> <a href="http://www.masterworksbyamybecker.com">Masterworks by&nbsp;Amy Becker</a></strong> offers Metal&nbsp;Potpourri, an edgy mix that&nbsp;comes in a jar of mixed metallic&nbsp;colors, sizes, and shapes.&nbsp;</p>

CRUSH: Masterworks by Amy Becker offers Metal Potpourri, an edgy mix that comes in a jar of mixed metallic colors, sizes, and shapes. 

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<p><strong><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span></strong></span></strong>With one color per pot, <strong><a href="http://www.backscratchers.com">Backscratchers</a></strong>' Divine Micro Beads can be purchased in a 12-pack, letting you pour on monochromatic caviar or mix and match hues in a gumball-esque design.</p>
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CAVIAR: With one color per pot, Backscratchers' Divine Micro Beads can be purchased in a 12-pack, letting you pour on monochromatic caviar or mix and match hues in a gumball-esque design.

<p><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> <a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk"><strong>Ciat&eacute;</strong></a> recently changed&nbsp;</span><span>its Caviar material from&nbsp;</span><span>glass to metal, meaning top&nbsp;</span><span>coat can be applied without&nbsp;</span><span>the beads losing color.</span></p>
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CAVIAR: Ciaté recently changed its Caviar material from glass to metal, meaning top coat can be applied without the beads losing color.

<p><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span><a href="http://www.innovative-beauty.com">Kami Professional</a></strong> Nail Art&nbsp;</span><span>creates seasonally inspired&nbsp;</span><span>packages of Bullion, including&nbsp;</span><span>a green-and-gold mix for&nbsp;</span><span>St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day and an orangeblack-&nbsp;</span><span>gold mix for Halloween.&nbsp;</span></p>
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CAVIAR: Kami Professional Nail Art creates seasonally inspired packages of Bullion, including a green-and-gold mix for St. Patrick’s Day and an orangeblack- gold mix for Halloween. 

<p><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span></strong></span>Perfect for the holidays,&nbsp;these tiny gold and silver&nbsp;Bullion Beads from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.DollarNailArt.com"><strong>DollarNailArt.com</strong></a>&nbsp;were created&nbsp;with the nail tech in mind.</p>
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CAVIAR: Perfect for the holidays, these tiny gold and silver Bullion Beads from DollarNailArt.com were created with the nail tech in mind.

<p><strong><span><strong><span><strong>CAVIAR:</strong> </span></strong></span></strong>The 12 vibrant options in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ninjapolish.com"><strong>Layla</strong>&nbsp;</a>Caviar Effect Nail Art line&nbsp;can be used with any of your&nbsp;favorite nail polish colors.</p>
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CAVIAR: The 12 vibrant options in the Layla Caviar Effect Nail Art line can be used with any of your favorite nail polish colors.

<p><span><strong>BLING:</strong>&nbsp;</span>To create&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk">Ciat&eacute;&rsquo;</a>s</strong>&nbsp;Sequin&nbsp;Manicure, apply the kit&rsquo;s&nbsp;included adhesive, then&nbsp;roll the nails in the&nbsp;multi-hued glitters.</p>
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BLING: To create Ciaté’s Sequin Manicure, apply the kit’s included adhesive, then roll the nails in the multi-hued glitters.

<p><strong>BLING:</strong> These 3.5 mm. sequins&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com"><strong>Bio Sculpture Gel</strong></a>&nbsp;are available in a 12-pack&nbsp;of assorted colors from&nbsp;pastels to bolds.&nbsp;</p>
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BLING: These 3.5 mm. sequins from Bio Sculpture Gel are available in a 12-pack of assorted colors from pastels to bolds. 

<p><strong>BLING</strong>: If 3-D bling is your thing,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.christrio.com"><strong>Christrio</strong></a> offers both flirty dotted&nbsp;colorful spangles and dazzling&nbsp;silver and gold sequins.</p>
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BLING: If 3-D bling is your thing, Christrio offers both flirty dotted colorful spangles and dazzling silver and gold sequins.

<p><strong>VELVET: <a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk">Ciat&eacute;</a></strong><a href="http://www.ciate.co.uk">&nbsp;</a>recommends using&nbsp;the kit&rsquo;s supplied little&nbsp;black brush to sweep&nbsp;away excess flocking.</p>
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VELVET: Ciaté recommends using the kit’s supplied little black brush to sweep away excess flocking.

<p><strong>VELVET: </strong>Twelve shades of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ninjapolish.com"><strong>Layla</strong>&nbsp;</a>Velvet Effect Nail Art mean&nbsp;you can turn your client&rsquo;s&nbsp;nails into a variety of soft&nbsp;enchanted landscapes.</p>
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VELVET: Twelve shades of Layla Velvet Effect Nail Art mean you can turn your client’s nails into a variety of soft enchanted landscapes.

<p><strong>CRUSH:</strong> Purchase these delicate&nbsp;crushed mother-of-pearl&nbsp;seashells from <a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com"><strong>Bio Sculpture&nbsp;Gel</strong></a> in the individual colors&nbsp;your clients desire.</p>
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CRUSH: Purchase these delicate crushed mother-of-pearl seashells from Bio Sculpture Gel in the individual colors your clients desire.

<p><strong>CRUSH:</strong> Crushed shells from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.christrio.com"><strong>Christrio</strong></a>&nbsp;create beachy keen textured&nbsp;looks on your client&rsquo;s digits.</p>
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CRUSH: Crushed shells from Christrio create beachy keen textured looks on your client’s digits.

<p><strong>CRUSH:</strong> With&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itssoeasynails.com"><strong>It&rsquo;s So Easy</strong></a>&nbsp;Cracked Ice,&nbsp;it&rsquo;s simple to create textured&nbsp;reflective finishes using up&nbsp;to 18 colors of the chunky,&nbsp;loose iridescent flakes.</p>
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CRUSH: With It’s So Easy Cracked Ice, it’s simple to create textured reflective finishes using up to 18 colors of the chunky, loose iridescent flakes.

<p><strong><strong>CRUSH:</strong> <a href="http://www.lechatnails.com">LeChat</a>&rsquo;s</strong>&nbsp;Pearl Jewels offer&nbsp;edgy flecks of color to nail art&nbsp;and are available in kits&nbsp;of six single-hued jars.</p>
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CRUSH: LeChat’s Pearl Jewels offer edgy flecks of color to nail art and are available in kits of six single-hued jars.

<p><strong><strong>CRUSH:</strong> <a href="http://www.masterworksbyamybecker.com">Masterworks by&nbsp;Amy Becker</a></strong> offers Metal&nbsp;Potpourri, an edgy mix that&nbsp;comes in a jar of mixed metallic&nbsp;colors, sizes, and shapes.&nbsp;</p>
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CRUSH: Masterworks by Amy Becker offers Metal Potpourri, an edgy mix that comes in a jar of mixed metallic colors, sizes, and shapes. 

FLOCK ’TIL YOU DROP

The dreaded question from any client requesting nail flocking is: “How long will it last?” Previously in the domain of the party-girl one-night-only accessory, 3-D textured nail art wear can be extended, says Beverly Bennett, a veteran nail tech and owner of DollarNailArt.com. Bennett offers new clients a complimentary welcome kit, which includes top coat and a toothbrush. She advises clients to apply top coat every other day and to use the toothbrush to clean under and around nail edges. “Keeping it clean and oil-free will let it last longer,” Bennett says. The free top coat strategy also works in her favor because “after they use up the bottle, they buy more from me,” she says.

If your client is still leaving a trail of fibers in her wake, you may want to use half-rounds next time. Instead of a spherical bead, this style of embellishment has a flat bottom to better anchor it to the nail. Examples include DollarNailArt.com’s Geostuds. Though you can’t apply half-rounds by pouring them on like flocking, the final 3-D texture effect is the same. Bennett says that, with practice, you’ll be able to pick up four half-rounds at a time with a manicure stick.

Of course, if your client likes the look but not the raised texture, another option is embedding the flocking in a nail enhancement. The gel or acrylic will keep it from falling off, but the tactile nature of the style will be lost.

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CAVIAR: Bullion beads let you create the sophisticated fish-egg look with ease. 

BLING: Whether real sequins or chunky glitters, 3-D looks with these eyecatching textures are ideal for all your clients’ festive occasions.

VELVET: Capture the popularity of the soft and luxurious fabric for your flirtier clientele.

CRUSH: Crackly and courageous, these chunky looks stand out, literally and figuratively.

By Sree Roy

Photography by Kimberly Pham