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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 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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GET THE PARTY STARTED WITH THE NEW CARNIVAL COLLECTION!

 

Women across Australia are set to experience the passion and eclectic brilliance of Brazil thanks to Bio Sculpture Gel’s hot new Spring/Summer 2014 range – the Carnival Collection.

The range draws inspiration from the vibrant shades of the world famous Brazilian Carnival and is guaranteed to brighten up nails with an explosion of exotic colours.

172 – Favela Sunrise

This shade of bright watermelon evokes an instant tropical carnival feel. The ideal choice of nail colour for watching the sun go down, or come up!

173 – Ipanema Sunset

This hot pink will be the summer nail colour for those who prefer to stick to the more traditional spectrum of the neon matrix. For full impact, team with metallic tones for an electrified result.

174 – Samba Your Socks Off

This exotic purple radiates energy and is the ideal accessory for parties, festivals or the beach.

175 – Havana Nights

This intense cobalt blue is youthful, fun and sporty. For a powerful contrast, pair this colour with yellows, oranges and pinks.

These four vivid hues are perfect for making a bold fashion statement this summer and embellishing with glitter and studs for some creative nail art to complete the carnival inspired look.

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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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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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INAUGURAL BIO AWARDS ANNOUNCED!


Bio Sculpture Gel is the leader in healthy nail care and, in Australia, is supported by a network of loyal and passionate therapists who are committed to maintaining and improving the condition of nails nationwide.

To celebrate the achievements of the dedicated individuals behind Bio Sculpture, the company is holding its first inaugural Bio Awards to recognise both new and longstanding therapists and salons that have gone above and beyond to support the brand philosophy of education, healthy business practices, product loyalty and retail support.

The Awards will run across five categories including:

  • BIO GENIUS – Dedicated significant time and energy to attend and master Bio Sculpture Workshops and Refresher Training Courses.
  • BIO BLOSSOM – Showing great strides in growing their business through Bio Sculpture education and wider usage of the product range.
  • BIO SOCIALITE – Involved and engaged in Bio Sculpture’s social media platforms.
  • BIO RETAIL THERAPIST – Utilises Bio Sculpture retail products as a core part of the business and service.
  • BIO QUEEN – Shown ultimate loyalty to the brand through consistent education, purchases (both trade and retail) and through the use of Bio Sculpture marketing and promotional materials.

You can nominate yourself or other Bio Sculpture technicians by simply visiting this page and completing the online entry form. Here you will need to explain in 25 words or less the reasons why you or the nominated salon or therapist is the best recipient choice for the award category.

The winner of each category will receive a Bio Sculpture Gift Pack worth $200, a unique Bio Award certificate/trophy and be promoted as winners through Bio Sculpture’s Facebook, Instagram and Blog.

Nomination entries close 21st November 2013.

For further information, please call 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or email info@biosculpture.com.au.

 

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HOW TO: MIX & MATCH MANI

After winning the Bio Sculpture So Nailicious Novice Instagram Competition, we invited Christine David from Serenity Nail Spa to show us how to create a dazzling look using Bio Sculpture Gel products and nail art accessories.

Christine explains: The first look I’ve created is a ‘mix & match’ mani which uses two contrasting colours, finished with some gold studs to give it some edge. I’ve also incorporated the concept of the ‘outline manicure’ using the darker nail polish colour, which is one of the hottest new nail art tends.

This bold look is the perfect fashion accessory and can be customised to suit your style. You can also tone this down using just one feature nail and/or adjust the amount of bling to create your own unique set of nails.

Bio Sculpture Products Used

Executive Base
Turquoise Teacup # 120
Licorice # 2017
High Gloss Top Coat
Striping Tape
Studs – Gold Bars (middle finger), 3x3mm Black Squares, Small Round Gold Studs
Nail Art Brush

Steps

1. Paint base coat, and when dry paint base colour. I used two coats of #120 on each nail.

2. When dry, apply striping tape on tips of fingers and ensure it is pressed down firmly, so no colour bleeding occurs. Apply #2017 to the nail free edge.

3. Using the Nail Art Brush and #2017 paint a frame around the base and up the sides of the nail plate, to the striping tape – this gives a stunning frame to the nail.

4. With a small dot of wet nail polish or gel, use a dotting tool, skewer or similar to place each stud on the nail.

5. Secure the studs and seal the nail polish or gel with High Gloss Top Coat, which will also give your mani an amazing shiny finish.

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