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.
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!
• 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
• Bio Sculpture High Gloss Top Coat
• Bio Sculpture Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover
• Bio Sculpture Quick Dry Spray
Apply a base coat of Executive Base and two coats of 120 Turquoise Teacup and allow to dry.
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.
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.
Apply High Gloss Top Coat to finish and a spray of Quick Dry, a fast drying polish spray.
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.
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:
- Vitamin Dose
- Executive Base
- Gold Dots
- Gold Foil Nugget
- Base Gel
- Soft Gel
- Hard Gel
- UV Top Coat Gel
- #167 Seductive Lights
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
Everything black-and-white is so hot right now, so we’ve developed a monochrome look as tribute to this fabulous new trend.
The ‘outline manicure’ is simple yet bold and easy to do, whether you are using gel in the salon or trying the look at home with nail polish.
This look has been seen on catwalks around the world, as well as on many celebrities on the red carpet. Chic and stylish, this is suitable for any special occasion.
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 #1 French White.
Step 3: Using a fine nail art brush, carefully paint an outside line of #2017 Licorice to frame the nail shape.
This nail look works on any nail shape or length, just make sure all are even and tailor the outline to suit.
To find out where you can get your nails “monochromed” or purchase the products above, simply visit www.biosculpture.com.au or call 1300 BIOGEL to locate your nearest Bio Sculpture preferred salon.
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.