Young Nails Caption Art Screens–The Escape Collection

I picked up the Young Nails Caption Conversion Kit with Caption Art Screens at the Beauty supply store the other day and LOVE them!

My kit included The Escape Artist Collection Art Screens and here are all the patterns that come with these plates.

Thanks to polished_by_christina on Instagram for putting this swatch sample together!

The kit also comes with a squishy stamper and scraping card. The Young Nails stamper is amazing and transfers almost perfectly! I’ve been using Caption Polish for stamping and love the black, white, gold, pink, …

Random Thoughts From a Nail Tech

Hi Everyone!

I have a lot going through my brain and couldn’t narrow my post down to one topic so here are my random thoughts on being a nail tech and a few tips and tricks I’ve learned in the last couple months.

Akzentz is amazing!

I ordered some Akzentz GelPlay and am in love!!! I just ordered the GelPlay Black and I also ordered the Akzentz Matte It Off which is equally as awesome. The GelPlay is completely opaque in one coat.

These are inspired by Sierra’s Nails for my fun, gorgeous …

Sculpted Acrylic Nails–Reverse French Technique

As part of my New Year’s goals, I have been wanting to learn the reverse French technique for acrylic nails. It’s so much more effective in my opinion for several reasons:

Why the reverse French Method is amazing!

1. The quicker you apply pink to the nail bed after prepping the less lifting will occur.
2. You can create an extreme smile line with ease by tucking the pink down as far as you like on the sides.
3. When you apply the free edge color it doesn’t have to be perfect–you can file …

Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Party Look

Going to be in Las Vegas for New Year’s? Here’s the perfect outfit for a Las Vegas New Year’s Eve! And don’t worry, if you can’t spend $5,000+ I found a knockoff outfit that won’t break the bank!

Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Party Look by chicnailstyles featuring fake earrings

Of course I could never pull this dress off right now…it would take some serious SPANX or waist training and suctioning and compressing…but maybe one day! I think a white or gold blazer would be so cute with it too!

I found some …

New Year’s Eve Nails

I searched all over Instagram for my favorite New Year’s Eve Nails! Everything from short natural nails with gel polish to long sculpted stiletto, almond, and coffin nails. There’s a New Year’s Eve nail look for everyone! Β Let me know what you think!

Pink and Gold

Nails by Kimmie Monson

I love this natural look! Pink gel polish with gold half moons…so pretty and perfect for 2016! You could switch it up with purple or white or both too!

White Stilleto

White nails are always on point!

Es Nail LA always does an amazing …

Christmas Nail Art with Gel Polish

My friend Trish came in to get her nails done yesterday and told me just to do something “Christmasy”. Her only stipulation was she wanted gel polish, so here is Trish’s gel polish Christmas nail art mani. It’s kind of eclectic but I think it turned out cute!

We started with a red, white, green, and silver base…

I used Gelish All Tied Up With A Bow, Gelish Just What I Wanted, OPI GelColor Alpine Snow, and Gelish Little Miss Sparkle. I knew I wanted to do a peppermint candy nail but …

5 Amazing Products Every Nail Tech Needs!Β 

Here are my top 5 amazing products every nail tech needs right now!
1. Nail Forms—eNail Couture

These forms are amazing! I will be ordering them soon so I’ll do a full review once they get here.

I am totally getting these eNail Couture Luxury Forms soon cause I am almost out of forms and these look amazing! They’re the only ones I’ve seen with the stiletto shape combined with the square…and they look like they will stay put! They are on sale right now for a great price of $6.99 …

3D Cable Knit Sweater Nail Art Tutorial

Sculpted Acrylic Nails

I began forming Katie’s nail beds out with a short coffin shaped sculpted acrylic nail with Creative Nail Design Retention Acrylic. I need to get better at applying my forms and working with a dryer bead…but I love sculpting more so than using tips these days. Tips take so long to glue on and then you have to go back and file and shape and it’s just so messy and takes so much longer than simply attaching a form and applying the acrylic right away! It takes …

Christmas Nail Art! And a recap of my first week back to work!

Oh my goodness do I love Christmas nails! I’m sad I didn’t go back to work sooner just so I could do more Christmas nail art. I keep debating about ordering some cute Christmas art supplies but by the time it gets here I feel like Christmas is going to be over. πŸ™ Thank goodness for Amazon Prime right!?!?

I’ve been pretty busy at work this week…my first official week back since I left almost three years ago. And I am so grateful for everyone who gives me business! I seriously …