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HOW TO – Ombre & Gradation Nail Art

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Due to popular demand, we have put together a step-by-step on how to create gorgeous ombre nail art designs using Bio Sculpture Gel.

Ombre nail art by Bio Sculpture

Credit: Elena Rabichuk (Master Technician – Bio Sculpture Russia)

Ombre & Gradation Nail Art Step-by-Step:

  1. Apply Base Layer with Bio Sculpture Base Gel. LED cure for 30 seconds.
  2. Then apply two layers of  173 Ipanema Sunset Colour Gel, curing each layer for 30 seconds.
  3. Apply a layer of 172 Favela Sunrise Colour Gel to the free edge. Do not cure yet.
  4. Use a #4 Flat or #6 Round Brush to blend the Colour Gel towards the cuticle area. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved. Cure. VIDEO: Gradation Step-By-Step
  5. Apply the appropriate strengthening layer (Soft Gel, Medium Gel or Hard Gel). Remember to correct the upper arch. Cure.
  6. Apply thin layer of Gloss Gel. Cure.
  7. Remove the sticky layer using Bio Sculpture Nail Cleanse.

Feature Nail:

  1. For the feature nail (ring finger) apply  174 Samba Your Socks Off to the cuticle area. Do not cure yet.
  2. Use the # 4 Flat or #6 Round Brush to blend the Colour Gel down the nail towards the free edge. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved. Cure. VIDEO: Gradation Step-By-Step
  3. Apply a thin layer of  104 Sweet Melon Fluo Colour Gel to the free edge to achieve a brighter colour intensity. Cure.
  4. Apply the appropriate strengthening layer (Soft Gel, Medium Gel or Hard Gel). Remember to correct the upper arch. Cure.
  5. Apply thin layer of Gloss Gel. Cure.
  6. Using the Nail Art Brush or Upper Arch Brush and  2017 Licorice Colour Gel, draw the ‘honey comb’ pattern. Cure.
  7. Use Bio Sculpture Grey Buff to refine the gel layers, and to create a matt effect.
  8. Place smaller dots of Gloss Gel on coloured parts of “honeycomb”, using a Dotting Tool or the tip of an Upper Arch Brush. Cure for 30 seconds.
  9. Remove sticky residue.

Hungry for more?

Bio Sculpture offers a range of nail courses, from novice manicure and pedicure courses, to gel extensions/sculptures, to tailored nail art workshops.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE   OR  1300 BIO GEL

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EASTER NAIL ART COMPETITION 2015

BIO SCULPTURE EASTER NAIL ART COMPETITION!

To prepare for another season of decorative eggs, chocolate bunnies, and delicious hot crossed buns, Bio Sculpture Gel is holding an Easter Nail Art competition for 2015!

Colours used: #153 Marilyn, #155 Jackie, #156 Bridgette, #157 Elizabeth, #159 Grace 

HOW TO ENTER:

Simply email your Easter-inspired nail art to info@biosculpture.com.au by 6th April 2015. Make sure you only use Bio Sculpture products (gel and nail art accessories), and list all the Bio Sculpture colours used in your creation.

A panel of Bio Sculpture nail art experts will then choose the nail art design that best presents both skill & creativity. The winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

THE PRIZE:

The WINNER will receive Bio Sculpture’s latest SMART LED LAMP and a Easter Nail Art Pack (total value of over $300).

RUNNER UPS will also be receiving the latest Bio Sculpture Nail Art booklet for 2015, as well as a Easter Nail Art pack.

SOME RULES:

  • Entrants must be 18 years or older, and currently reside within Australia and New Zealand.
  • Entrants must only use Bio Sculpture products, and list all Bio Sculpture gel and polish colour products used in their Easter-inspired design.
  • Maximum of 1 emailed entry per person per day.
  • Competition closes 6th April 2015 at 23:59 AEST.
  • Further Terms & Conditions apply.

SOME TIPS:

  • Creativity is the key to your success
  • Nail art on natural nails impress the judges
  • We love colour!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR INSPIRING EASTER CREATIONS!

GOOD LUCK!

To find your nearest Bio Sculpture salon, visit our website at www.biosculpture.com.au, or 1300 BIO GEL.

Interested in becoming a Bio Sculpture Technician? Speak to one of our friendly Bio Sculpture experts by calling 1300 BIO GEL or register your interest here.

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Retro Nail Art

One of Bio Sculpture’s unique qualities is enabling a technician to create detailed hand painted nail art, like these 50’s retro hand painted Gel creations.

 

Hand Painting with Bio Sculpture® Gel

Cool/Ocean colour combination

STEP-BY-STEP

1. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

2. Apply two layers of Colour Gel. Cure each layer.

3. Follow with a grip layer of Soft Gel. Cure. Dual Cleanse.

4. Draw the outlines of your design with no. 2017, using the Upper Arch Brush. Cure.

5. Fill the outlines with Gel colours of your choice, using the dotting tool/Upper Arch Brush/Nail Art Brush. Cure between each colour layer.

6. Retouch the outlines with no. 2017 if necessary, using the Upper Arch Brush.

7. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

8. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

9. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

Note: For a 3D effect, apply a grip layer of  Soft Gel after step 6. Repeat the outlines of your design with no. 2017, cure and continue with step 7.

Sources: Nail Art done by; Minell van der Merwe

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How to Bio Bubbles


HOW TO …

STEP BY STEP

1. Select two different Colour Gels of your choice (try using colours #180 Heart & Soul and #183 Free Lovin’).

2. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

3. Apply two layers of the lighter Colour Gel (i.e. #180 Heart & Soul). Cure.

4. Follow with a third, thin layer, using the darker Colour Gel (i.e. #183 Free Lovin’). Do NOT cure.

5. Place small dots of Soft Gel onto the wet Colour Gel layer, using the tip of the Upper Arch Brush. Cure.

*Wait for the Gel on the tip of your brush to form a droplet, then place it.

*Work from an image of reptile skin as guidance to where smaller or larger droplets should go.

6. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

7. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

8. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

NOTE:

To create dual coloured bubbles, dot down tiny Colour Gel droplets into the centre of each / some of the Soft Gel dots before curing. Bubble sizes can differ, depending on the amount of Gel dotted down. Experiment with different patterns to achieve interesting shapes like different animal skin textures, flowers, etc.

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The Folk Collection on the Couture Catwalks 2015

The 2015 Couture catwalks were filled with all kinds of glamorous shades and textures. Follow these trends with Bio Sculpture® Gel creations and the new FOLK COLLECTION.

The Folk Collection is available in both Gel and Polish – To find your nearest Bio Sculpture salon, visit www.biosculpture.com.au or call 1300 BIO GEL.

Interested in becoming a Bio Sculpture Nail Technician? Click here for more information on our range of training programs, from manicure and pedicures through to advanced gel nail courses.

Nail Art done by: Minelliart & Tania Oliver

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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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CELEBRATE THE WORLD CUP 2014 WITH BIO SCULPTURE!

With World Cup fever now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to be inspired by the vibrant colours of this global competition held in Brazil.

Get creative using the colours below and show support for your favourite team with some inspired Bio Sculpture nail art! Don’t forget to share your designs with us on the Bio Sculpture Facebook page and tag us in your Instagram posts @biosculptureaus.

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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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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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