Showing posts with label nail design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nail design. Show all posts

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nail Art Brushes for Every Design

Nail art is still huge this year, and with more and more clients looking to add fun art designs to their manicures, you will want to be fully prepared. Having an assortment of different kinds of nail art brushes is great idea to ensure you have the right tools to tackle any request!

With these new sets of nail art brushes by DL Pro, you can create anything from a simple design to something more complex. They come in 2 different sets. One contains all 12 brushes and the other contains 7 basic nail art brushes.

12 Piece Nail Art Brush Set by DL Pro
Includes:

7-1/2" Fan Brush
7-3/8" Dotting Tool
7-1/4" Oval Brush
7-1/8" Square Tip Brush
7-1/8" Square Tip Brush
7-1/4" Angled Brush
7-1/4" Angled Detailing Brush
7-1/8" Extra Small Angled Detailing Brush
7-3/4" Long Striping Brush
7-1/4" Medium Striping Brush
7-1/8" Short Striping Brush
7" Extra Short Striping Brush


Includes:

7-1/2" Fan Brush
7-1/4" Square Tip Brush
7" Square Tip Brush
7-1/4" Angled Brush
7-1/4" Detailing Brush with Angled Ferrule
7-1/4" Short Striping Brush
7-1/4" Oval Brush

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Perfect for the Winter - Snowflake Nail Designs!

This is the perfect time to create fun holiday and winter nail designs and snowflake nail designs are very popular for this time of year! The design is simple, not over the top, and easy to create!


Items you will need:
Steps to create Snowflake Nail Art:
  1. Apply base coat and paint the nails blue (or any color that is desired!)
  2. Using a striper brush and white paint, add a vertical line and 2 more lines to make an "x"
  3. Add 2 small lines at the end of each larger line with the striper brush
  4. Using white paint and the dotting tool, add a dot at the end of each line
  5. Add a larger dot in the middle of each line.
  6. Add a piece of silver glitter or rhinestone to the center of the snowflake.
  7. Finally, apply top coat.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cool New Nail Trend: Rainbow Feather Nails

While nail art is still a huge trend right now, I recently came across a really cool design that your clients will love! This design will have your clients remembering the black art scratch paper from back when they were younger. The end result is the same idea..Bright rainbow colors jumping off a black canvas. All you'll need is black and and array of rainbow color nail polishes, a thin nail art brush, and your creative talent! You can check out the article on Nail It Magazine!


Steps to create the Rainbow Feather Nail Design
  • Step 1: Paint the nails black
  • Step 2: First draw the shaft of the feather as a thin, fine line that curves across the nails.
  • Step 3: Dip your brush into the blue acrylic paint, but only use the tiniest amount possible to get the precise and clean feather look. Add short strokes to both sides of the center line. This part can get tricky but you'll get a hang of it after a few tries
  • Step 4: Continue to add short strokes to the center line; this time with green acrylic paint
  • Step 5: Add yellow strokes.
  • Step 6: Add orange strokes.
  • Step 7: Add pink strokes.
  • Step 8: Add purple strokes.
  • Step 9: Now go back to the blue and continue to add short strokes to the line. Start tapering the feather from this point on by making strokes a little shorter than the ones before.
  • Step 10: Add more green strokes. We're almost done with the feather at this point.
  • Step 11: Add more yellow strokes. Further taper the feather.
  • Step 12: Add orange strokes to the very top of the feather. Remember to taper the end of the feather so it looks realistic!
  • Step 13: And that's it!  Now add topcoat to the nails and clean up the mess around the cuticles and you're done!

Check out the colors below that would work perfectly for this design!
CND VINYLUX Black Pool / 0.5 oz. - 7 Day Air Dry Nail Polish
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Gothic Lolita / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Dance Baby / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Sunshine Pop / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Gaga for Green / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Nail Polish - Sky High Top / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze (240903)
China Glaze Nail Polish - Papaya Punch - 0.5 oz. / 14.79 mL. (240701)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Nail Trends: The New Galaxy Nails? - Lightning Nails!

Recently, we were all so fascinated with the Galaxy Nails trend, and then I came across another similar trend that was so cool! They are Lightning Nails. The idea is to portray the image of bolts of lightning on a stormy night right onto your nails.



The process seems fairly simple. You start off with a dark or black polish, then sponge on accent colors like purple, blue, and white. To paint on the bolts, you'll want to use a very thin nail design brush or dotting tool.

The finished look definitely looks very interesting and fun!

Here are some useful products for Lightning Nails:
Nail Art Striper Brush (566)
China Glaze Nail Polish - Stella / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze
China Glaze Nail Lacquer 0.5 oz. Tantalize Me #70624 - Shimmer
China Glaze - Grade Pop / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze (240930)
China Glaze Nail Polish - First Mate - 0.5 oz. / 14.79 mL. (240967)
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away Collection Hanging In The Balance / 0.5 oz.
Art Club Nail Art / White / Pack of 6 (05C001)
Sponges