Thursday, 20 November 2014

How To Do Full Coverage Nail Foils

It's no secret that my current obsession is nail foil.  Having recently sorted out my shelves in my home salon, I'm delighted to have them all displayed proudly.
liverpoollashes liverpool lashes best north west pro beauty blogger how to do full coverage nail foilsI posted a photo of a colour pop with full coverage nail foil on my Facebook page and some comments said that they struggle to get full coverage so I have put together a nail tutorial to show how I achieve it along with hints and tips as well as how to fix any issues with transferring.

I hope you enjoy it and find it useful!  Please don't forget to follow my Facebook Page for future posts and tutorials!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Nail Foil Storage For Mobile Techs / Limited Space

I was raised to reuse and find new purposes for things, never to waste.  Last year, one of my favourite nail art websites closed down so I started to search for new stockists for my foils and glitters.  With the new suppliers my foils no longer have the pots included that I was used to receiving. 
Just like many other nail technicians, I have a little bit of an 'issue' with enjoying displays in a certain order with all of the pots the same as each other, where possible.  I did have a hard time trying to source the same pots as the original ones that held the bulk of my foils so if you need some yourself, they're here on this listing.

Anyway, whilst I waited for my forty pots to arrive (seriously!) I needed to come up with a solution which I then figured it would be perfect for those techs with limited space in a salon or working mobile.  I remember when I worked mobile I had three boxes of glitters.  As they were in their own individual pots and one time the client's little niece started playing with them as the client had them all out of the box trying to decide.  It was probably this reason why sometimes, my stock out get misplaced with tubs all over the place!

I kept an old tip box and removed the cardboard cover so it's completely clear.  I then put each foil in a different compartment.  I used the space up the side to put little odd pieces of foil in and add more than one roll to the larger compartments.  All of my large sheets also fit in lid space as well where as previously they'd been in the back of a drawer so that I could keep them flat.  I like the way they are all currently stored as it would be brilliant for a mobile tech as they can just get the box out, open the lid so that all of the foils are visible without having to have the client having to rummage through.  I equally like that the tip box was not really of any use to me so it gives it a purpose again - win win!
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

CND Shellac Dazzling Dance Layering Combinations

Let's be frank, CND Dazzling Dance is a crowd pleaser.  It's a mix of a sheer, slightly blue toned with a purple sheen finished with a beautiful fine sparkle.  As it was limited edition as part of the Gilded Dreams Collection, I do hope you managed to get your mitts on it!

Since Dazzling Dance is sheer it's perfect for layering and I believe it will go with everything!  I wanted to put it with a few shades to give you an idea, please bare in mind that it does have a purple sheen to them that shouldn't be picked up on camera.  

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(Left to Right - all with Dazzing Dance over it)
Blue Rapture, Dark Dahlia, Lobster Roll, Sultry Sunset, Serene Green, Satin Pajamas, Tango Passion and Lush Tropics

I wouldn't say that Dazzing Dance is a complete colour changer like the discontinued shade Iced Coral but it does add that certain something special.  I would say the biggest difference would be over the darker shades as this will show the purple tone the best.  Let me know what your favourite combination is!
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