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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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Bio Sculpture Reveal Top 10 Shades

With more than 180 colours to choose from, Bio Sculpture Gel has the largest range of non-chip colour gels on the market. If you’ve ever wanted to find out what our top 10 bestsellers are and why, check out which shades have made it onto the list below and get some inspiration for your next mani or pedi!

 

 

 

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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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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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The Hollywood Collection is Here!



The colours of Spring/Summer 2014 are all about sweet pastels and Bio Sculpture Gel is excited to reveal our new season collection including seven stunning shades that reflect the unmistakable glamour of 1950’s Hollywood and the glittering stars of a bygone era.

Each hue in this highly anticipated collection is influenced by the essence of a silver screen icon and will deliver a perfect pastel manicure or pedicure. The shades also complement each other beautifully so can be used in combination for those looking to experiment with nail art to create a custom look.

MARILYN #153: Marilyn, was the quiet but influential leader of the group, she was slightly more daring and experimental than the others. Soft and warm as well as being strong and edgy, Marilyn knew that by simply suggesting something the others would follow. The truth was, they knew it too.

BETTE #154: Bette spent most of the day casually peering over her sunglasses to see what Marilyn was up to. The others girls knew that Bette was by far the prettiest girl of the group. Bette combined sweet femininity and tough modernity beautifully.

JACKIE #155: Jackie was the loudest of the girls. You always knew when Jackie had arrived- her laugh was contagious and she attracted people like a designer jewellery store in Hollywood.

BRIGITTE #156: Brigitte was a zesty bright spark who loved the sunshine, basking in the rays of the Californian sun she was in her element. Nothing else around her mattered at all.

ELIZABETH #157: The men loved Elizabeth, she was the most feminine of the girls who unintentionally received the most attention from the men of Hollywood. She doesn’t follow trends or fashion but was always in style.

AUDREY #158: Soft and sweet was the best way to describe Audrey, her opinion wasn’t always heard but she didn’t mind. Audrey had an edge that oozed style.

GRACE #159: Grace was the serene one who had an immense calming effect on the girls; her head was always crisp and clear like the summer waters of California’s beaches.

The Hollywood Nail Collection is now available. Bio Sculpture overlays start at RRP $50.00 and the Bio Sculpture Hollywood Nail Collection Polishes are available to purchase at selected salons nationwide, RRP $19.95.

To find your nearest Bio Sculpture salon, visit www.biosculpture.com.au and type your postcode in to the box at the top of the page or call 1300 BIO GEL.

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NAIL ART HOW-TO: THE DOMINO EFFECT

Looking for  some fresh nail art inspiration? Here we outline a fun look that you can create using gel for clients in the salon or  try at home using nail polish. Take this design as a starting point and get creative! You are only limited by your imagination, so play around with accessories and colours and see what you can create thanks to Bio Sculpture.

THE DOMINO EFFECT

This look is quirky, oh so cute and vibrant, giving the effect of dominoes on the fingers!

Step 1: Prep nails with Vitamin Dose to ensure ultimate hydration and nail health whether using polish or gel.

Step 2: Apply two coats of #130 Her Highness.

Step 3: Work with studs or diamantes to create the number symbols as on dominoes, working from one to five.

Try using different colours to make this look your own!

 

To find out where you can get your own nails blinged up or purchase the products above, simply visit www.biosculpture.com.au or call 1300 BIOGEL to locate your nearest Bio Sculpture preferred salon.

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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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