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Pink Ribbon

Sometimes using three colours across the nails fading from dark to light will lengthen the nail & create an elegant look. Now using the same technique we place these blends to create shapes and suggest patterns over the nails.

With this step by step we will show you how to achieve a simple plaited look across the free edge, giving your clients something special. You can use this method in different colour combinations to match an outfits or suit a season.

Green & Gold

Don’t get stuck with your colour Acrylics, add some extra bling and utilise foils within your design to give it a whole new dimension and depth.

I have used a three colour fade with some beautiful coloured Acrylic from NFU.oh over gold foil available from Sam’s Must-Haves.

Because we have followed the natural contour of the nail shape we have made it look longer and slimmer.  Wrap your designs around the nails to enhance the shape.

Christmas Confetti Nails, holly embellishments

This is a simple and effective design perfect for salon application. It won’t take long and can look great at any time of the year.

I have used the Confetti Collection from EzFlow Nail Systems; it’s a nice glitter collection which looks fab over the top of opaque colours or as a transparent effect. You will see on page two that I have added a festive embellishment, this is obviously up to you and your clients, and perhaps not suitable in the summer seasons... you can pop a pretty little flower on instead of the holly. I used Arabella Fantasy Forms to pre make the embellishments, but if you don’t have them you can place directly onto the surface of the nail or encapsulate it.

Black Lace

I was asked to create some nails for Halloween, and I really tried to come up with something that wasn’t cliché. I just didn’t want to pop some pumpkins on a black background or paint some witches over the free edge, because although they look clever, I just feel in my bones that it is not something a client is going to choose to wear.

So in keeping with the Halloween theme I created this step-by-step on stilettos but I think the techniques will work beautifully within the salon and your clients will love to wear them on their preferred shape and in different colour combinations. I have done this as a French; using white tulle and paint over the free edge. Another beautiful alternative would be purple with gold highlights for Christmas, or a combination of beige and earthy browns. This step-by-step utilizes Acrylic application and hand painting which is making a big come back, but use Gel if you prefer to.

Stained Glass Effect

Stained glass at your finger tips! I love this design mainly because it looks so much more complicated than it actually is. It has that wow factor and really doesn’t take too much time.  What is great is that it has my secret weapon... Liquid Colour Drops. And you don’t have to spend time mixing them up either.

Remembrance Poppies

This is a design I wanted to create for Remembrance Sunday. It uses Acrylic and a different way to apply flowers.

These flowers use a reverse application, high lighting and shadowing the petals whilst utilising the base colour of the nail. This will help keep the flowers thin and make the nail less bulky. Once mastered this application techniques looks great with different types of flowers, with wide semi opaque petals.

Temptation: Snakeskin Stilettos

Encapsulating real snakeskin and using pigments to enhance the pattern, this design is highly unusual and can't help but wow.

We utilise the Arabella Fantasy Form to emboss the design with additional snakeskin effect, pressed into the Acrylic, and wound around the tip.  

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Temptation: Apples

This step-by-step demonstrates how to use your acrylic coloured powders to highlight and shade, creating depth to your design and giving it an additional 3D look, without it becoming too thick.

Placing the design directly onto the forms also gives your design a lighter more elegant feel.

A Selection of Silver

Using silver foil to enhance your design, adding texture and depth is a great way of setting your self apart from the competition.

With this trio of silver nails I bring you three different styles using this great media. Foil is wonderful for adding a new dimension to your nails.These designs enhance the stiletto shape, adding colour and definition to bring out the best of this shape.

Shattered is a very simple and effective nail, enhanced by using silver leaf Black Ice incorporates texture, with a new delicate dimension with the holes in the free edge. It is difficult to see on the image but you will find the added foil gives depth and dimension to this look. Silver stiletto is my favourite nail, using colour to enhance the shape this nail looks long and slender. I have used black on the edges, but this look would work just as well using purple.

A Trio of Gold

This gold collection has been made with the intention that you will find inspiration through the designs, and create your own masterpieces in different colour ways and using alternative mediums.

The common thread through each of the three nails is the use of gold foil. Using it in three different ways suggests how to incorporate it into your own designs. I was also keen to show you different application techniques to achieve interesting effects, and how to create depth and texture by using colour.

Find out how to utilize the shape of the nails to enhance your design. This is a detailed step by step.

Black Lillies

Using black Acrylic to create these miniature lilies, also perfect in any colour, especially for brides wishing something extra special.

These steps show you how to create the leaves, and talk about placement on the design nail.  

Red Roses

Recreate beautiful roses with this two page step-by-step and image.

Retro

Utilising encapsulation techniques, these nails will show your clients just how far you can take the art of nails.

The black and white dots can be changed for different colours or shapes, the design can be left up to you.

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Peacock

We are all looking for different and effective ways to produce nails that wow the clients and this design does just that.

The Peacock design nail incorporates an Acrylic five-colour blend and a peacock design which has been encapsulated.  


Love Spell

Many people ask me how to add skeleton leaves to their nails, and this step by step shows you just how to do this.

Don't just stop at skeleton leaves; this technique can be used for material, feathers, ribbon or foil... in fact anything you want to encapsulate into your nail designs.

Hot Tropics

This three page fantasy step-by-step gives you four simple designs that go a long way to showing you how easy it is to create fantasy nail art.  

It shows you in detail how to make 2 tropical blooms and 2 different leaves. The parrot is not included but there will be a step for him, coming soon.

Strawberries & Cream

This is an effective fantasy design created using both Acrylic and Gel. Not only great on fingers it looks fantastic on a brush end too.

This combination can be utilised within different designs; just open your mind and think outside the box.  

Strawberries & Cream also features on my ‘Pure Fantsy’ DVD.

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Rags to Riches

This interesting step-by-step will change your perspective on nail enhancements, showing you how to incorporate beads through the nails so that each one has an item which moves independently.  

Guaranteed to wow your clients, you can incorporate this technique into any design, even making your own beads and embellishments out of acrylic.

Brush End & Liquorice Allsorts

This step-by-step gives you a wealth of ideas that doesn't just include nails. Not only some great tips on improving your business and gaining some free marketing, but ways to improve your skills and techniques while you work.

There is also a step-by-step on my famous Liquorice Allsorts, as featured in the ‘Pure Fantsy’ DVD.

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Textured Lace Effect

This a design nail to pull out of your bag of tricks when you want to impress! It is a very quick & easy concept; whilst you’re working in the salon it won’t add any additional time to your application, and all you need are the simplest tools and speed.

This nail looks amazing in black, and using white pigment rather than gold gives you a french manicure with a twist. Try it in a range of colours and give your clients some great options.


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