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HOW TO: BIO SCULPTURE NAIL ART

 

Statement-making nail art designs are today’s must-have fashion accessory and this look created by Bio Sculpture nail artist, Simone Gilbert of Urban Bliss Beauty, is a simple yet effective way to dress up your digits.

This stunning design is inspired by the patterns you find on turquoise gemstone jewellery and can be used on just one feature finger or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, all your nails!

Products used:

• Bio Sculpture Executive Base
#120 Turquoise Teacup Bio Sculpture nail polish
#169 The Rebel Bio Sculpture nail polish
#2017 Licorice Bio Sculpture nail polish
• Glad wrap
• Mug filled with cold water
• Hairspray
• Bio Sculpture High Gloss Top Coat
• Bio Sculpture Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover
• Bio Sculpture Quick Dry Spray

Step 1

Apply a base coat of Executive Base and two coats of 120 Turquoise Teacup and allow to dry.

Step 2

Scrunch a piece of glad wrap up and apply a little #169 The Rebel nail polish to a section and blot on some paper to remove the excess. Very lightly dab the plastic wrap on your nail to create a marbling effect.

Step 3

Take your mug filled with water and place two drops of #2017 Licorice nail polish into the water. The nail polish will spread out and when it does, quickly spray the water with hairspray and watch as it forms an amazing pattern. Dip your finger into the mug to apply the black polish to your nails.

Clean up any polish on the skin using Bio Sculpture Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover.

Step 4

Apply High Gloss Top Coat to finish and a spray of Quick Dry, a fast drying polish spray.

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VOTE NOW FOR BIO SCULPTURE NAIL ART SENSATION!

Bio Sculpture is proud to announce that one of our extremely talented A-Grade nail artists, Simone Gilbert from Urban Bliss Beauty in Victoria, has taken out stiff competition from across the globe to be named a finalist in the NAILS MAGAZINE Next Top Nail Artist competition.

Launched to find the best up-and-coming nail artists, the NAILS magazine competition puts contestants through several challenge rounds, eliminating contestants each week and we’re thrilled Simone is down to the top 12!

A large part of the next elimination process will be based on voting, so we want you to get behind our local Bio Sculpture sensation and vote for her to win each week here!

Here’s a snapshot from Simone of her amazing journey so far!

“In January this year, I decided to apply for the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition after creating these Godzilla inspired nails out of 100% Bio Sculpture Gel.”

“I was then required to set up a YouTube channel and create a 3-4 minute video explaining to the selection panel why I should be chosen to compete. Along with the video, I had to prepare two essays and submit just 10 photos of my work to showcase my nail art.

Five months later I received the incredible news I had been selected for the top 24 who competed in the following two pre-challenge elimination rounds to fight for our places in the top 12.”

Elimination pre-challenge #1- Theme Music

Create a 3D design on a single nail tip using a variety of nail products based on music

You can check out how Simone created this magnificent artwork on YouTube. 

 

Elimination pre-challenge #2 – Visual Art

Choose a visual artist you admire and create your own masterpiece using their signature style

“My Uluru mural was inspired by my favourite visual artist, Australian photographer, Ken Duncan. Photography, as an art form, is hard to capture on a nail without the use of decals, so I chose to paint my landscape design emulating the small, short brush strokes commonly found on a Monet masterpiece. A step by step tutorial is featured on the NAILS Magazine nail art gallery.”

“After making it through to the top 12, we were asked to create something to celebrate being selected.  For this design, I used watercolour paints and Bio Sculpture Gel,” explains Simone.

“I’d like to thank everyone in the nail community so much for their support with this enormous opportunity I have been given. I hope I can live up to everyone’s expectations and do the Bio Sculpture Gel brand proud!”

You have already made us very proud Simone!!

Keep up to date with Simone’s progress on her Facebook page and Instagram.

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GUEST BLOGGER: SIMONE GILBERT, URBAN BLISS BEAUTY, MELBOURNE

We invited the extremely talented, award winning nail artist Simone Gilbert to create one of her favourite nail art looks for winter.

Simone explains: “I love creating 3D nail art and one of the most popular accessories with my clients is studs. Incorporating them on a feature nail adds stunning depth, texture and an extra hint of glam! Here are my top tips for applying and securing studs, gems or crystals for a three dimensional finish.”

Bio Sculpture Products Used:

Steps

1: Clean and prepare the nail for your gel application. Apply Vitamin Dose to hydrate and nourish the nail.

2: Apply Executive Base to the centre of the nail bed and, once dry, lightly buff to remove the polish shine using your Grey Sponge file, being careful not to completely remove the polish. This step will not interfere with gel adhesion and ensures maximum protection of the nail during the removal process. Most importantly, it makes the gel faster to remove.

3: Apply a layer of Base Gel and cure with Bio Sculpture’s LED lamp for 30 seconds.

4: Apply two coats of #167 Seductive Lights to all nails except the feature fingers and cure each layer.

5: Using a sheet of Bio Sculpture Gold Foil Nugget, tear pieces off and apply to the feature nail. Pat down using your finger and cure for 10 seconds.

6: Apply a building layer of Hard Gel, cure for 60 seconds and then wipe away the tacky residue. Buff if required to shape.

7: Apply a thin layer of Soft Gel and while still wet apply your Gold Dots (studs) and cure for 30 seconds.

8: Apply a very thin layer of UV Top Coat gel as your finishing layer to seal in the studs and cure for 60 seconds. Remove residue and apply Cuticle Oil to the nail.

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GUEST BLOGGER: CHELSEA BAGAN, TROPHY WIFE NAIL ART

We invited Melbourne’s nail art queen, Chelsea Bagan, from Trophy Wife Nail Art to show us how to create a beautiful summer design using Bio Sculpture nail polishes.

Chelsea explains: “Summer and beautiful flowers go hand-in-hand, so I decided to create a simple and bright orange floral pattern using dots and dashes on the ring fingers.”

Bio Sculpture Products Used

Executive Base – the perfect strengthening nail base
Polish Colours – Tangerine #2028 and French White #1
High Gloss Top Coat – ideal to protect and give your nails a shiny finish
Dotting Tool
Striping Brush

Steps
1. Paint one coat of Executive Base

2. Paint two coats of French White #1 on the ring fingers and two coats of Tangerine #2028 polish on all the other fingers

2. With a Dotting Tool, draw six dots evenly spaced around the nail using Tangerine #2028

4. Using a Striping Brush, paint small dashes around each of the dots for your petals

5. Add any flecks around the edge of the nail to look as though it is a continual print

8. Finish with High Gloss Top Coat



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GUEST BLOGGER: So Nailicious – Rock and Crystal How To

 

If you are anything like us, you are obsessed with So Nailicious. Creator Maria has a knack for creating the most incredible nail art and transforming humble polish into artwork for the hands. So endless is her inspiration for nails, she created the So Nailicious 30 Easy Nail Art Designs e-book which is available to purchase here.

We are thrilled that Maria is such a huge fan of Bio Sculpture polishes, especially the Rock and Crystal collection which she used in the below How To for her beautiful Art Noveau look. We can’t wait to see what she will create next! Make sure to go check her out at www.sonailicious.com.au.

Meet Maria from So Nailicious:

So Nailicious is a one stop destination to help you to make your nails look fabulous! Nail art, how to’s, nail polish reviews, nail and hand care product recommendations as well as expert tips and the latest nail trends.

Maria explains:

The popularity of nail art is growing right now. The main reason is that people are now looking for ways to make themselves happy without spending much. And, nail art is something that makes you happy while you’re doing it and even more satisfying once it’s finished. Not to mention all the compliments you can get on your creative manicure!

Mix’n’match manicures are big at the moment. The brighter the colours, the bolder the patterns – the better. Just like fashion at the moment, it’s all about freedom of expressing yourself. Studs, stripes, florals and crystals in any colour.

The Art Noveau look here includes two contrasting colours, two different techniques and different patterns on each nail, which makes it a perfect example of a mix’n’match manicure. You can re-create this look in much brighter shades (for instance, black & neon) and it would still look good! Enjoy!

Here at So Nailicious, we are big fans of Bio Sculpture. It’s rare to find a brand that ticks all the boxes – great formula, great brush, beautiful color palette and easy to work with. It’s particularly good for striping tape nail art because it dries fast and covers your nails evenly resulting in a perfectly smooth surface. Part of the the secret of these polishes perfect formula must be that they are created by nail professionals for nail professionals.

HOW TO:

  1. Paint 3 coats of Totally Topaz #140 on all nails and let it dry.
  2. Using striping tape create the pattern on each nail and paint over with Amethyst Moonstone #139. Remove striping tape.
  3. Apply studs and seal your nail art with a generous layer or three of top coat.

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