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NAIL ART HOW TO: BUTTERFLY WINGS

To celebrate the launch of the stunning Smoke & Mirrors collection, we’ve created a beautiful butterfly nail art design using some of the new shades.

Here are the steps to create the look yourself!

Step 1 – Prepare nails for Bio Sculpture Gel application and apply Vitamin Dose to nourish and hydrate the nail. Apply two thin base layers of Bio Sculpture Clear Gel and cure. Refine with a Bio Sculpture Multi File grey sponge to remove any shine from the nail.

Step 2 – Using a Bio Sculpture Upper Arch Brush, carefully draw a rough outline of your butterfly using #2017 Liquorice and cure.

Step 3 – Apply one layer of #168 Gilded Reflection to colour the inside of your butterfly and cure.

Step 4 – Create a gradation effect with #167 Seductive Lights, by lightly brushing along the edge of the butterfly wing, gradually building up the colour and then cure. Be sure to keep inside the butterfly wing outline.

Step 5 – Using a Bio Sculpture Art Brush, carefully draw a thicker final wing outline and any other black detail required using #2017 Liquorice and cure.

Step 6 – Using a Bio Sculpture dotting tool or Nail Art Brush, create dots along the black outline with #1 French White and cure.

Step 7 – Build an upper arch to ensure a smooth finish, using the correct treatment gel suited to the client’s nail type. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 8 – Refine the nail with a Bio Sculpture Multi file sponge patch or Orange sponge file to create a smooth finish. Then apply with Bio Sculpture Gloss Gel (UV Top Coat) and cure for 30 seconds.

For more information and to find your nearest salon please call 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or visit www.biosculpture.com.au.

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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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ROCK AND CRYSTAL- NAIL ART INSPIRATION

The incredible Rock and Crystal collection is available now, and with so many colour combination possibilities, just where do you start with nail art creation?

Bio Sculpture have designed several exclusive nail art ideas using the gemstone inspired Autumn/Winter collection. The shades in Rock and Crystal are multi-dimensional and dripping with metallic shimmer, providing the perfect complement to one another.

Take a look at some nail-spiration, and see below for a couple of How To’s so you can recreate the look yourself.

 

LOOK 1: MARBLING EFFECT

STEP 1: Apply Clear Gel and two layers of Colour Gel that you’d like as the base colour. Cure.

STEP 2: Apply blobs of two different colours randomly over the nail using a dotting tool. Do not cure.

STEP 3: Drag and swirl the dotting tool through the un-cured gel ‘blobs’ to create a marbling effect. Cure.

STEP 4: Apply a finishing gel and cure.

 

LOOK 2: STUDS

STEP 1: Apply Clear gel and two layers of colour gel and cure, as usual.

STEP 2: Apply a thin layer of Sealer Gel where you wish to apply the studs.

STEP 3: Place the studs into position and cure

STEP 4: Apply a thicker layer of Sealer Gel over the entire nail, paying special attention to the studs and cure.

STEP 5: Apply a finishing gel and cure.

 

LOOK 3: DRAG ART EFFECT

STEP 1: Apply Clear Gel and two layers of Colour Gel and cure, as usual.

STEP 2: Use the Upper Arch Brush (UAB) to draw thin lines across the nail, in as many colours as required, do not cure.

STEP 3: Using a clean UAB, drag the brush gently through the lines of colour in the direction desired, cure.

STEP 4: Apply a finishing gel and cure.

 

The Rock and Crystal colours work in perfectly with each other, so mix them up and try different colour combinations of the following:

The options are endless! Get creative in the salon and we’d love to see your creations on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/biosculpture

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PARIS FASHION WEEK- TOP 4 NAIL LOOKS

Paris Fashion Week is winding down and the last week has seen a parade of some of the most luxurious Autumn/Winter fashion from all the big names- is there anywhere more romantic than Paris?  Sit back with a chocolate chaud and Ladurée macaron and take note of some of the hottest nails trends, direct from the source.

 

Sonia Rykiel featured classic red, with a subtle berry hint to reflect the colder season. The face was kept quite bare and the hair very simple, making sure the nails held centre stage. Which colour to use? #63 Moulin Rouge of course!

Tsumori Chisato was inspired by Asian influences for this show, with models featured classic winged liner and bold red lips. Metallic nails complete the look, the perfect match from the new Rock + Crystal Collection#138 Melting Mercury in particular.

The Kenzo show featured plenty of colour with bright blues as the hit of the show. This was contrasted perfectly with a deep, dark nail with subtle navy tones. Recreate by layering or mixing #2017 Licorice with #127 Victoria Falls.

Roland Mouret featured stunning geometric nail art with a V-shaped French Manicure with a difference. Again featuring the colour of the season with rich berry tones, but with a twist of white. To create this look, paint the whole nail first with #1 French White and follow with #24 Port Wine, painting downwards to leave a white triangle at the nail tip.

 

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New York Fashion Week- Top 4 Nail Looks

 

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close and the collections head to Europe, Bio Sculpture have chosen four of our favourite trends from the shows. Fashion Week has been a flurry of gorgeous gowns, elaborate coats, rich textured layering and plenty of snow!

But once again, nails were the hottest property on the catwalk.

 

Kate Spade was a stand-out this year with rich pink elongated talons, featuring a gold square stud just above the cuticle. To recreate this look, use Bright Summer Pink #89. Get creative with the detailing, experiment with all different stud designs and colours.

 

Tracy Reese went for something a little different, working with rich turquoise and gold. This colour combination is fantastic for winter to bring a little colourful contrast to the bleak weather. To recreate this look, paint the whole nail in two coats of Gold Shimmer #2014 and then create a framed effect by painting over the top with Turquoise Tea Cup #120.

 

Perfect for winter, khaki and olive shades are incredibly versatile. At Prabal Gurung it was accented by metallic silver, with a slightly different take on the reverse moon manicure- featuring pyramid points. For this look, try Okavango Delta #124 for the rich military inspired shade, topped with Golden Silver #93.

 

And finally, it doesn’t get much more glamorous than lingerie brand La Perla. The reverse moon manicure is hot at the moment  and we love this nude and black take on the trend. The nude nails would otherwise be a  little tame, but the sexy black touches take this nail look to the next level. Try Nude Beige #2095 and Licorice #2017.

We can’t wait to see what is coming next for London and Paris- check back here and we will keep you up to date!

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HOW-TO: REVERSE MOON FRENCH MANICURE

This look is bang on trend for 2013- a combination of the reverse moon manicure and contrasting French manicure. With this flattering combination of two of the biggest colours of the year in grey and deep metallic navy, you have a nail look that is sure to turn heads.

Here is a Nail Art How-To, so you can recreate this look in the salon or at home;

Step 1: Using Bio Sculpture Gel or Nail Polish in Soaring Dove #98 apply two base coats.

Step 2: Working with Bio Sculpture Gel or Nail Polish in Cast Iron #2035, take a Bio Sculpture Striping Brush and create the reverse moon shape, working with the natural shape of the lunula of the nail.

Step 3: Using the Bio Sculpture Gel square brush (#4 or #6) or a Nail Polish brush, apply straight lines along the edge of the nail to create the French manicure line, again with Cast Iron #2035.

Step 4: Finish with Bio Sculpture Sealer Gel to embed a blue diamante to the crescent of each nail, or apply a high gloss Top Coat if trying this technique at home.

There you have it- a sleek metallic look perfect for a night out. But, the options for this look are endless- try different colour combinations and experiment with studs, jewels and glitters to create a truly unique look. Find more nail art inspiration here.

 

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