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PARTY NAILS TO MAKE YOUR LOOK POP

With the summer party season in full swing women across the nation are using fingers and toes dressed up with 3D textures, glitter and shimmer as a defining fashion feature to make party looks pop.

Bio Sculpture Gel is the perfect option for a hassle-free, glamorous party season as our overlays will provide you with glossy, chip-free nails that will last through every occasion.

With champagne and fireworks being staples for celebrating special occasions, Bio Sculpture Gel’s top party looks this season are inspired by the ultimate ways to have a good time.

Bubbles

3D dots of gel add texture to metallic nails in sophisticated champagne or silver shades. (Gels used: #136 Smothered minerals, Hard Gel/S-Gel)

 

Black Champagne

Gold glitter looks stunning against dark or black coloured nails and this look with concentrated glitter at the top, gradually getting sparser, perfectly mimics a delicious glass of champagne to get you in the mood to party! (Gels used: #2017 Licorice with Gold Glitter nail art)

Statement Fireworks

Feel that holiday spirit in your fingers with an explosive, glittering fireworks design using two contrasting colours and plenty of sparkle! (Gels used: #129 Prince gradated with #138 Melting Mercury, #2017 Licorice)

 

Whether you gravitate toward glitter, want to experiment with metallics, or prefer a hint of sparkle, your local Bio Sculpture Gel salon will be able to create a look that allows you to hold your champagne flute in style this season!

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GET YOUR NAILS INTO SHAPE!

Healthy manicured nails are the perfect beauty accessory to flaunt at the beach, pool and parties, so with summer on its way there’s never been a better time to whip your nails into shape!

Along with booking a Bio Sculpture Gel overlay (of course!) to keep your nails protected from the elements, here are some of our top tips for perfect summer nails.

BUFF UP: Remove dead skin cells from hands and feet and polish your skin with an exfoliating product like our Apricot Kernel Scrub to provide the perfect base for your manicure and pedicure. If you suffer from cracked heels apply heel balm to nourish the affected area.

MASK IT: Feet and hands can benefit from a moisturising mask just as much as your face can. Try our Mint Mask and for a decadent warming effect, wrap hands or feet covered with your mask in a warm towel and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing.

PROTECT: Defend hands and feet from premature aging by the sun’s rays with a nourishing hand cream containing a UV filter which will leave them feeling hydrated and soft.

PREP WORK: Prepare nails by removing stubborn skin from the nail plate and around the cuticle area with a softening cream or oil like Bio Sculpture’s Cuticle Remover. Use weekly to maintain healthy cuticles.

FIRST BASE: Apply Executive Base to strengthen weak nails and protect from discolouration.

GET GLOSSY: Finish your mani or pedi with a protecting top coat containing a sun filter that will shield your polish or gel from UV light exposure.

For more tips, visit your local Bio Sculpture Gel technician or call 1300 BIO GEL.

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GET THE GREAT GATSBY LOOK WITH BIO SCULPTURE

The world has been captivated by Baz Luhrmann’s classic The Great Gatsby, which depicts the glamorous era in classic Luhrmann style. Set in 1922, the film is a kaleidoscope of decadent parties and devil may care attitudes and don’t even get us started on the fashion!

From the custom made Prada gowns to the faithfully recreated Tiffany and Co diamonds, the attention to detail is impeccable. For the women of this era, personal grooming was an essential part of life to show social standing, and this carried right through to nails.

Perfectly manicured at all times, these ladies appreciated the allure of the perfect nail.

 

CAREY MULLIGAN AS DAISY BUCHANAN

Daisy kept her look very simple and classic- a subtle French Manicure on mid length, slightly almond nails. This look is perfectly created with a simple clear coat of Bio Sculpture Gel or perhaps a single coat of #2 French Pink. 

Carey however was able to get a little more into the Gatsby party spirit in her Vogue spread, featuring shimmering metallic silver. Get the look with #2015 Silver Shimmer, #138 Melting Mercury, #2001 Silky Satin or #93 Golden Silver.

 

ISLA FISHER AS MYRTLE WILSON

Myrtle Wilson was the livewire of Gatsby, eccentric and wanting to be a woman of higher standing, she craved the aristocratic life. Tantamount to this was her need to appear wealthy, hence her glamorous red nails, always impeccably manicured. Get this classic look with one of the myriad of perfect Bio Sculpture reds.

 

If that’s not enough, take a look at some Gatsby inspired manicures courtesy of Pinterest- think plenty of #2017 Licorice and #136 Smothered in Minerals!

 

 

 

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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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It’s here…..ROCK AND CRYSTAL!

Winter 2013 sees glamour reach dazzling new heights with the launch of Bio Sculpture’s Rock and Crystal Nail Colour Collection.

Consisting of five gorgeous shades inspired by the richness of natural minerals and gemstones, this range is a perfect complement to the luxe metallics seen on the runways of Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors to name just a few.

 

With finishes that ooze glamour, the Rock and Crystal Collection includes:

 

This collection is crying out for nail art creativity- stay tuned for our next blog which will feature some How To instructions for some of the below looks…

 

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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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It’s official. We are the Best of the Best!

We are so proud to announce we have yet again been named winners in the annual Nails Magazine Readers Choice Awards for 2012/13!  These leading nail awards are looked to as the authority within the industry and continue to grow with the category, making THREE wins an incredible achievement.

Bio Sculpture Gel was awarded:

 

FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM?           Vitamin Dose

Vitamin Dose is an innovative and unique product which contains nutrients that are essential to the keratin structure and cell metabolism of natural nails, an essential product to strengthen and encourage healthy growth of the ?natural nail. Vitamin Dose smells delicious enough to eat packed with cucumber, ginseng and white tea extracts.

 

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT ?                 Vintage Africa Colour Gel

The Vintage Africa Colour Gel collection pays homage to Bio Sculpture’s African heritage and features five colours inspired by the vast and beautiful African landscapes; Namib Desert, Okavango Delta, Cango Caves, Savannah Dusk and Victoria Falls.

FAVORITE GEL (SOAK-OFF) SYSTEM     Bio Sculpture Gel

Bio Sculpture continues to be the no 1 selling gel internationally and this award just reinforces why that is. Bio Sculpture Gel offers a permanent nail colour that last for weeks without wearing or chipping and is available in over 170 colours. No primers or bonders are required before application so there is no dehydration of the nail. It is a long wearing, chip proof gel that is easy and quickly removed with no damage to the natural nail, making the Bio Sculpture system a nail technicians best friend. We are so thrilled to be known as the best in the biz!

With our recent Bio Sculpture LED lamp and 30 second curable system launch, we remain the true innovators in the gel nail industry. Not to forget we are also the first company in our class to have undergone a stringent independent Clinical Research Trial and received a 5 Star safety rating.

 

I mean really, why on earth would you use anything else?

 

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