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2020, April, Cherry Blossom, Nail Art, One Stroke, Step By Step -

Step by step one stroke cherry blossom. Items you will need: Practice Tips I used size 0 Tip Holder (and blue tack to secure tip) Cornflower Blue Velvet Matte top coat Artisan Gel Paints- White, Pink and Brown Non-Wipe Top Coat Size no. 2 one stroke brush 000 Ultra Fine Brush Mixing Palette Base Coat (for cleaning your brushes) Nailchemy LED Lamp Duster Brush Lint Free Wipes Cleanser PPE Step 1 Buff the surface of your nail tip and brush away any dust. Apply thin layer of Cornflower and cure for 30 secs. Apply another layer of Cornflower and cure for...

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2020, April, Dot, Mandala, Nail Art, Step By Step -

Going Dotty Mandala Nail  To recreate this nail you will need: 1 x pre-buffed nail tip (or a natural nail that has been prepped and had base coat applied and cured) A selection of at least 4 different sized dotting tools (our Nailchemy ones are double ended so you have 6 different sizes to choose from) Nailchemy lamp Gel Polish - Onyx, Honeysuckle, Apple Blossom, Cornflower, Tulip Orchid, and Carnation Palette or piece of foil Velvet Matte Topcoat  PPE **About Dotting Tools** Every time you place a dot the dot becomes smaller.  If you want consistent sized dots you will need...

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2020, April, World Earth Day -

Today marks the 50th world Earth day but that does World Earth day mean to us this year? World Earth day 2019 spread the common theme of plastic pollution awareness which encourages the work to together to change the way plastic is viewed and plastic waste is handled, through strategic planning, communication, consumer awareness campaigns, raising business awareness, documentary films, education, clean-up campaigns, scientific research, entrepreneurial innovation, legislation, and sustainability. The messages about what plastic pollution is ding to our planet and how it is effecting climate changes inspired to change the way plastic is viewed and plastic waste is...

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2020, April, Photography -

Hey hey beautiful people. I hope the post finds you all safe and well. A question I see banded about a lot is “How can I make my nail photos look better?." There are many ways to do this but predominantly good lighting. A ring light or daylight lamp really helps photos taken indoors, but natural sunlight is always best. As I personally work from home and mobile, I find  at a clients house they usually don’t have the best lighting for taking my photos.  I usually ask my clients nicely, weather permitting to step into their gardens and pose...

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2020, April, Flowers, Nail Art -

This week has been a mix or highs and lows, which I am sure is the same for so many people; being so used to a structured day and all the tasks we perform within it.  For me I have had additional emotions linked to leaving my teaching role after 23 years to begin a new journey within the nail sector in a semi-retired role.  Having no regrets to my decision and being very excited as to what the future holds, but with the new working practices putting a hold on the direct teaching practice and spending time with my...

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