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Behind the Scenes at the CND Luxe Loft

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A behind the scenes look at a film shoot at CND's Luxe Loft.

Keywords:  cnd   Jan Arnold   nail art  

Express Yourself: Emoji Nail Art for Every Emotion

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You know what they say, "An emoji is worth a thousand words."

Keywords:  nail art  

Best Lil' Nail Show Texas 2018

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The Best Lil' Nail Show Texas took place March 16-19, 2018 in Houston. 

Keywords:  Alisha Rimando   Artistic Nail Design   Backscratchers   Best Lil Nail Show   cnd  

2018 Mural Contest: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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From outer space to ancient Egypt, this year’s Mural Contest entries took us to faraway places. The judges loved winner Lexi Majack’s mural depicting Star Wars rebels Han, Luke, and Leia.

Keywords:  contests   mural contest   nail art contests   pop culture nail art  

Cover Tech Contest 2018: Musical Magic

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Nail tech Kryssy Hawkins won the top spot this year with her edgy, colorful, DJ-inspired image. Stella Sampson’s delicate teatime design earned her the first-runner-up spot, while Ashton Harlan’s sharp chrome nails were the second-runner-up, and Eileen Fox’s Indian-flavored design was the third-runner-up.

Keywords:  contests   Cover Tech Contest  

Sweater Weather Nail Art

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Cozy cardigans and ugly Christmas sweater parties come with cold winter weather, but there’s nothing ugly about these nails! Keep your fingertips warm and pretty with knitted nail art looks.

Keywords:  Christmas nail art   nail art   winter nail art  

Artist Session, Fall 2017

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NAILS joined sister publication Modern Salon for the first Artist Session in New York City to feature a nail technician. 

Keywords:  Artist Session   China Glaze   doing nails for photo shoots   IBD   Modern Salon  

Nail Art With an Attitude of Gratitude

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked nail artists across the country to express their gratitude using the tools they love most: their nail art supplies. 

Keywords:  holiday nail art   nail art  

Celebrity Face-Off 2017: Team Spirit and Stardom

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Knieya Peterson’s quirky tribute to the 1993 baseball movie The Sandlot and Beth Elliott’s detailed painting of Rihanna both captured the judges’ imaginations, leading to a tie for top place! These two worthy winners are joined by excellent entries representing celebrities from Gene Simmons to Queen Elizabeth II. 

Keywords:  contests   handpainted nail art   nail art contests  

Add Inspiration to Your Nail Art Pics

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Manicurist and blogger Chelsea King gives advice on taking nail photos that stand out.

Keywords:  Instagram   nail art   photographing nails   Pinterest  

Mini Masterpiece 2017 Winners: Feline Grace

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Congratulations to this year’s Mini Masterpiece winner Stella Sampson, who skillfully captured the fine details and striking colors of “Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat, a painting sure to win over any cat lover (and the judges). This year’s contest received dozens of amazing nail art entries featuring art from Dali to Banksy.  

Keywords:  competitions   handpainted nail art   mini masterpiece   nail art  

Nail Art from Premiere Orlando 2017

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Premiere Orlando made a splash at the Orange County Convention Center June 4-5, 2017. See the nails that strutted the show floor.

Keywords:  nail art   Premiere Orlando   tradeshows  

26 Nail Art Products to Play With

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From brushes and dotting tools to crystals and glitters, these nail art products include something for every design, technique, and skill level. Use them to add a touch of sparkle, stamp an intricate design, or hand paint a masterpiece.

Keywords:  additives   Artistic Nail Design   Bio Sculpture Gel   Brushes   China Glaze  

Nails from NYFW A/W 2017

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See all the looks from the fall fashion runways (L.A., NYC & London).

Keywords:  China Glaze   cnd   Dermelect   essie   Fashion Week  

Chicago Style Nail Art

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From Helen Maurene Cooper's new book, Paint & Polish: Cultural Economy and Visual Culture from the West Side showcases nail art from Chicago artists.

Keywords:  books   Chicago   nail art  

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