Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Bio Sculpture

The phenomenon that is Bio Sculpture is a nail treatment that promotes the growth of your natural nails. The products cure under a U.V.A light and with 150 colours it's hard not to resist. The colours are super strong, soak off easily, non chipping and hard wearing but when removed does no damage to your natural nails. The products require no buffing, no primer or bonding before applying the colour meaning that there is no dehydration of the nails helping to keep the your nails as healthy as possible. Helping to promote their growth. Bio Sculpture is the original and is still the only soak off gel brand that can reshape and sculpt while still promoting the health of the natural nail.

Bio Sculpture have had many firsts in the nail industry since 1988. To start with it was registered as the world first soak off gel that cured under UV light and created a hard wearing crystal clear finish. In the same year Bio
Sculpture then created Sculpting Gel. A gel that was flexible and that could create a natural. Looking nail extension. Two firsts in the same year for the nail world. In 2010 they released Treatment Gels that helped technicians customise nail treatments to their individual client needs. Since then has expanded in to 30 different countries making them the leading nail care brand and is only getting bigger.

The colours are updated twice a year for spring/summer and for autumn/winter. Meaning you will always have that seasons hottest colours asap. The colours are amazing. With every shade of purple, blue , pink and nude imaginable the range just keeps growing. With he addition of glitter and florescent colours. Offering nail technicians even more nail possibilities.
Since its release in 1990 "pilar box red" still to this day remains as their most popular colour that created a non chip colour for three whole weeks. They now even offer nail wraps and nail art.

With few salons offering this service many mobile nail technicians are keen to start the Bio Sculpture Course that teaches technicians how to use their products and can even offer then clients! Looks like we will be seeing a lot more of Bio Sculpture. Remember to sparkle to the tip!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Perfect painting

Nobody wants boring nails, anyone who's into fashion and beauty knows how important it is for your nails to look stunning. They help to perfect and finish off any look and can change your whole image. Choosing the right colour polish to top your nails is essential. With all of the amazing colours and effects available it can become easy to forget that painting your nails correctly and neatly can be quite difficult and time consuming. However, although it is time consuming they will be completely worth it. Here are some hints and tips on how to paint your nails like a professional.

Always remove any old nail polish that is already on your nails, even if chipped. Remember to file and shape your nails prior to applying colour too along with removing cuticles for fantastic looking nails. Always use a base coat to keep your nails from turning an unhealthy yellow shade and always apply a base coast before your coloured nail polish. Start at the white half-moon above the cuticle and apply in an upward motion. Let the base coat dry for 4 to 5 minutes before attempting to apply colour. This will help the colour polish to stick to the nail more easily. It also helps to pretext your natural nails from the damaging effects of polish such as staining and peeling, along with giving your nail polish a more even texture. 

Apply two coats of polish for a professional, salon-quality finish, remember to allow each coat to dry before applying the next one. This will help you avoid messing up your manicure. Start painting your nails with a stripe in the centre of your nail, then to the left and then a final stripe to the right covering the whole nail. This helps to subtly focus the colour in the centre of the nail. Letting your nails dry while sitting around doing nothing can be boring, but it’s also the only way to make sure you don’t smudge your polish after applying it. Plus, it might be a good excuse to get some much needed down time. Practise makes perfect. 

If you've gotten some nail polish on your cuticles, fingers or anywhere else, don't worry. Dip a Q-tip in some nail polish remover and gently remove the extra polish. This will make sure your nail polish job is clean and neat. Then apply a top coat. This helps to add extra shine to the nail polish and it also helps to seal and protect the colour, giving you at least an extra week out of the nail polish. Finish off your nails by applying cuticle oil to help keep your cuticles healthy and moisturised. 

Then you have beautiful nails for at least 2 weeks. Enjoy making your nails look amazing in lots of different polish colours and polish textures and always remember to sparkle to the tip!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Little Minx

Minx nails are known nation wide for being the go to nail brand for nail wraps. Minx creators Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan have traveled the globe extending fashion to your fingertips and have done the nails of A list celebrities such as Rihanna, Katy Perry and Beyonce along with collaborating with high profile designers such as Alexander McQueen and Thierry Mugler. Their nail work has even been on the covers of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. Very impressive. Minx have created many collections of nail wraps each with a separate theme or trend each as stunning as the last. My favourite collections are the spring and summer 2013 collection which is filled with pastels, brights and even a 2 metallic tones an the Boutique collection which is filled with Baroque style prints in deep purples and golds. The collections that Minx offer range from highly decorative printed nails to very classic and simple which means there is a style and colour to suit everyone's taste.

Minx nails are a flexible film that shrink-wraps to natural, gel, and acrylic nails using heat. With the application time only being on average 30 minutes you can have stunning celebrity nails in no time! Removing the nails are also a breeze, simple use heat to break the seal and peal off starting from the sides. Minx nails last on average about 14 days on finger nails and 4-6 on toes giving you great wear and style that lasts. No smudge and no chips! Seasoned technicians can even go on a Minx nail course which teaches how to properly apply their products and how to properly remove them meaning you can then pass on your Minx talents onto your clients. Your clients will love this as Minx Nail Wraps are not available to consumers directly but cost no more than a bottle of ordinary polish. Wow.

It's Minx Nails 5th Birthday this year so what will Minx surprise us with next? I can't wait to see. Remember to sparkle to the tip!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Miracle Oil

It's essential to have good looking and healthy nails and Dadi Oil is the answer to weak, dry and brittle nails, adding shine and strength. The luxurious oil helps with flexibility and preventing brittleness meaning its perfect for dry skin on your hands. Dadi Oil is a 95% certified organic nail treatment which penetrates deep in to the skin and nails promoting health. The oils can be purchased in large and small amounts which makes daily use simple. The miniature Dadi Oils are perfect for carrying around with you in your bag then you can ensure you always have great looking skin and nails. The oil is also non-greasy meaning you doubt have to worry about your skin feeling greasy after application.

Dadi Oil is infused with a beautiful blend if 21 of natural essential oils including Citrus, Vanilla, Lemon, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lemongrass and Lavender giving the oil a stunning fragrance. Application is also so simple and quick which means it can be perfectly added into nail treatments. To apply simply massage the oil into the cuticle and the surrounding skin. Then massage any excess oil into the hands.

I love using this product and use it on all of my clients to protect healthy skin and nails. This product can be bought at any wholesalers. Remember to sparkle to the tip!