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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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VOTE NOW FOR BIO SCULPTURE NAIL ART SENSATION!

Bio Sculpture is proud to announce that one of our extremely talented A-Grade nail artists, Simone Gilbert from Urban Bliss Beauty in Victoria, has taken out stiff competition from across the globe to be named a finalist in the NAILS MAGAZINE Next Top Nail Artist competition.

Launched to find the best up-and-coming nail artists, the NAILS magazine competition puts contestants through several challenge rounds, eliminating contestants each week and we’re thrilled Simone is down to the top 12!

A large part of the next elimination process will be based on voting, so we want you to get behind our local Bio Sculpture sensation and vote for her to win each week here!

Here’s a snapshot from Simone of her amazing journey so far!

“In January this year, I decided to apply for the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition after creating these Godzilla inspired nails out of 100% Bio Sculpture Gel.”

“I was then required to set up a YouTube channel and create a 3-4 minute video explaining to the selection panel why I should be chosen to compete. Along with the video, I had to prepare two essays and submit just 10 photos of my work to showcase my nail art.

Five months later I received the incredible news I had been selected for the top 24 who competed in the following two pre-challenge elimination rounds to fight for our places in the top 12.”

Elimination pre-challenge #1- Theme Music

Create a 3D design on a single nail tip using a variety of nail products based on music

You can check out how Simone created this magnificent artwork on YouTube. 

 

Elimination pre-challenge #2 – Visual Art

Choose a visual artist you admire and create your own masterpiece using their signature style

“My Uluru mural was inspired by my favourite visual artist, Australian photographer, Ken Duncan. Photography, as an art form, is hard to capture on a nail without the use of decals, so I chose to paint my landscape design emulating the small, short brush strokes commonly found on a Monet masterpiece. A step by step tutorial is featured on the NAILS Magazine nail art gallery.”

“After making it through to the top 12, we were asked to create something to celebrate being selected.  For this design, I used watercolour paints and Bio Sculpture Gel,” explains Simone.

“I’d like to thank everyone in the nail community so much for their support with this enormous opportunity I have been given. I hope I can live up to everyone’s expectations and do the Bio Sculpture Gel brand proud!”

You have already made us very proud Simone!!

Keep up to date with Simone’s progress on her Facebook page and Instagram.

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BIO SCULPTURE NAILS NUDE COLOUR TREND

Bio Sculpture has introduced a new way to wear winter’s nude nail trend with the launch of our new Opera Romance collection designed especially for Aussie women.

Each of the three creamy, indulgent shades in the Opera Romance collection offers a classy, fresh and stylish look that teams perfectly with any winter wardrobe. Opt for a shade that matches your skin tone for an understated, yet sophisticated mani or pedi.

144 – ViolaA classic creamy, coffee beige that oozes elegance.

145 – Soprano: A beautiful dusty, pastel pink that offers a sweet romantic look.

146 – Mute: A modern take on classic white with a warm grey undertone. A universally flattering shade that is the perfect base for nail art to create an edgier look.

Bio Sculpture Gel’s Opera Romance collection is available now as a professional gel treatment from Bio Sculpture Salons nationwide. For more information and to find your nearest salon please call 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or visit the home page and use our handy salon finder tool!

 

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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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PREPARE TO DAZZLE WITH THE NEW SMOKE & MIRRORS COLLECTION

After much anticipation and excitement, we are thrilled to introduce Bio Sculpture Gel’s stunning new Autumn/Winter collection, Smoke & Mirrors!

Taking inspiration from the international fashion weeks, this slick new colour range features an elegant line up of bright pigments, glistening accents and metallic inflections.

166 – Blazing Lacquer
A striking coral red that is flattering on all skin tones. This bright, yet elegant colour blazes prominently and oozes ladylike luxury, especially when matched to your lipstick.

167 – Seductive Lights
This intense, seductive red is filled with glitter sediment and compliments rusty autumn tones of the season.

168 – Gilded Reflection
A metallic gold shade that is smothered with lavish metal dust, producing glamorous golden reflections.

169 – The Rebel
This mixture of light metallic bronze tones and glistening rustic shades creates a beautiful rose gold colour. The solid shimmer is both classic and on trend.

170 – Metallic Sorcery
A rich bronze shade featuring a mesmerising combination of dark copper tones and burnt metallic fragments.

Bio Sculpture Gel’s Smoke & Mirrors collection is now available from Bio Sculpture Salons nationwide. For more information and to find your nearest salon please call 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or visit the home page and use our nifty salon finder tool!

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