A Wintery Mix

Nail tech Sammi Newell's latest nail art features a wintery mix of glitters and gray. 

While Sammi Newell, regional educator for the La Palm Leadership & Artistry Academy, is a new member of the team, she’s no stranger to the industry. Newell has been a nail artist for over 11 years. For the greater part of the decade, she has owned two salons in the UK, assisted backstage for London Fashion Week, and has been featured in various magazines. Newell says she’s as much in love with her craft now as she was when she first discovered it. Check out her latest nail art featuring a wintery mix of glitters and gray your client can flaunt all season long.

1. Apply two thin coats of Gel II in Light Shadow. Cure each layer for 30 seconds.  

2. Apply Gel II in Chateau Noir to a portion of the nail. Newell chose to do it vertically, but you can also try it horizontally or diagonally. Cure for 30 seconds.

3. Making sure to leave the inhibition layer on, take a roll of silver foil and apply it onto the nail randomly. Don’t press too hard — you want the foil to appear like cracked ice.

4. Using a striper brush and Gel II in Arctic White, highlight the edge of Chateau Noir to join the colors. Cure for 30 seconds.

5. For a great way to celebrate the New Year, take a fine detailer brush and Gel II’s Midnight Black and write “2014” as a detail. Apply Gel II Xtreme Shine Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds. To finish, remove the inhibition layer using Gel II Super Spray (70% alcohol) and apply cuticle oil.  

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