Thursday, 31 July 2014

Infertility Awareness!



Hey everyone! Long time since I'v blogged 
Today I'm blogging not about nail art and beauty but about my sister. 
Her and her husband have been trying to have a baby for over 4 years and have had no luck! You can read her story here: Read Jenns blog

My sister is a wonderful person and will be an amazing mom so I'm making this blog post to ask for donations to help them pay for IVF.
Any bit helps EVEN $1.00 would help. You could cut only one coffee out of your week and donate it  to help! They would be so appreciative of any donations and shares of their go fund me page. 

Anyone who has struggled or knows someone who has struggled with infertility knows how hard it can be. It hurts me to see my sister want something so badly and have no control over it. It's not as simple as "just stop trying and it will happen" it doesn't always work like that. 


I made this little Infertility awareness Nail in honour of my amazing sister. 
She's the best and I would do anything for her! 
They have gone through all other options and IVF is their next resort.

They just need a little help so again if you think you are able to donate please do. Here is the link to the page you can donate to and remember even $1.00 will help! <3 

Donate to Jenn and Craig for IVF
Any extra money they receive will be donated to another couple in need or to their fertility clinic! 








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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Marbled acrylic

Hey all!
My Favorite nail art design in the world is Marbling acrylic! 
I get asked all the time how I do it and I made a video a while back showing how it's done
It's actually easier then it looks! check it out










Isn't is just so beautiful???
As you can see marbling acrylic can be done is so many different colors and each nail is different that's why I love it. 
What's your favorite thing to do or wear??

Any requests for tutorials, or questions on designs or product I use please message me and ill try my best to do a video or blog post! 

For pictures and mini videos please check out my
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xoxoxo Sarah



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Monday, 3 March 2014

Dragon Eyes...

The Magical Dragon eye... 

I'm so excited I finally got a nail trainer hand! They seem creepy and odd to everyone else but to a nail tech they are magical!! I can do what ever I want and not have the hands twitching and moving, or pulling away and playing on the phone. haha
With that being said... I joined a fun little group on facebook along with a bunch of crazy talented nail techs challenging ourselves with nail designs like stiletto nails, sculpted butterfly nails, ocean themed, lace, and so much more. You pretty much at any time can pick one of the designs and do your own interpretation or copy it exact there is no rules and no timelines. So I decided now that I got my trainer hand and want to play with it that I would challenged myself with a dragon eye design.
I did this a while ago but I started this blog post and never finished it!! Oops


 First I added a form to my trainer hand, and sculpted it in all black acrylic
 I added extra black when I had the shape and let it slightly dry so it was matte instead of shiny
 I took a peice of net and dipped it in clear acrylic powder and gently pressed it into the black acrylic
 I pulled the netting out and it left a scaly imprint
 I filled in the imprint with brown and a bronze nude and let that dry
 I filed off the extra and in turn it appeared like reptile scales
 Covered the whole nail in clear gel polish 
 Buffed off the shine of the gel polish to make the nail matte
・Then sculpted the eye with glow in the dark pigments and green acrylic
・went around the eye in black acrylic 
・When the eye was dry I added red acrylic paint in the corner and drew the black line for the eye
・Covered that in clear glaze gel
・Went back and re did the black outline for the eye after the clear gel
・I then added my scales all around the eye in no order, using a dark green and a sparkle.

And there you have it! Isn't is fun? 
There is so many different ways this could be done. Give it a try I would love to see your interpretation
This was the design I used for inspiration:


xox

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Coffin Nails

Coffin Nails.. Yah or Nah?
Let me know what you think...
Personally I LOVE coffin nails and I love when my clients try new things like coffin shaped. It's like the best of both- tapered like almonds but still square! I think there very flattering on most hands.


Coffin nails are suppose to be tapered at the tip.. Thats why they are called coffin nails and not square just incase anyone is confused. Clearly nude is very popular right now
The nude is magnetic gold sparkle
I double stamped roses on two fingers. 
So the point of my blog post is NAILPRO  Shared this photo on Facebook and I'm actually SHOCKED by the rude "opinions" and comments from other PROFESSIONAL nail techs. Not just on my photo, mine wasn't that bad but on other nail techs photos as well.  
I honestly could care less if someone thinks these are ugly, I love them, and am proud of the work I do so thats not really the problem. I'm confident in my skills and I am always willing to learn and advance in my profession. 
Here are just a few of the comments
I won't loose sleep at night over comments like this because as a professional nail tech I already know you won't please everyone, not everyone will like you or what you do and there will always be someone better then you out there. The thing is I just can't believe someone who is also a trained professional or in school to become one would be saying ANYTHING rude online. Being rude and close minded won't allow you to advance in this industry. You don't go far by being an asshole. Do you think Gemma Lambert sat around insulting nail techs online? NO!!! She wants to help people. If you don't like something, why not just say what you DO like about it? But honestly If NAILPRO is sharing this photo they obviously like it! That says more to me then any rude comments could.
If a popular nail tech I looked up to was caught dishing comments like that I would completely loose all respect for them and stop following them. So newbie techs remember that when you plan for your future in the industry, being un classy and rude will literally leave you on the bottom, you can't advance with the attitude where you think your better then everyone, because YOUR NOT! Be humble and be nice.    

The comment that gets me the most is the girl who says she could do better, but she's still in school. I'm almost positive her school hasn't got to the networking and professionalism part yet. I'm sure her school would be so proud of her..... *rolling my eyes*

Wait.. it's Wednesday February 26th .. Isn't it anti-bullying day? Odd.. some people didn't get the memo
Are you wearing pink today? 
#bullyingstopshere

Monday, 25 November 2013

Winter Nail Porn

Hey Everyone!!
It's been a while...  
I haven't been posting much lately, or really at all because I just don't have the time!!! I'm also busy moving so thats exciting =) I get to re decorate a new nail room which is the best part.
Shop till I drop!
 New Demask table Cloth
Cherry Blossom Privacy screen
I painted the room "touch of grey" 
I'm so excited for christmas and have already had a lot of my clients get into the christmas spirit with their nail art! Have you started getting christmas nails yet? Too soon? NAHHHH
My fav set so far are these fun red and greens 
Tis the season to be nailed
and iv been doing lots of whimsical snowflake inspired sets 
All Things Winter
Jingle Chills
^Inspired by Natasha does nails ^
Winter Rose
This client I always look forward to because she loves 3D and so do I aren't these fun?

I have had time to get my nails done as well and had a bunch of clients copy me! I usually go for simple, nudes, one color, and always crystals but this time I made them very sparkly!
can you say Fabulouuuussss
Counting down the days till christmas, only one month today!!! & with all these winter nails I'm really ready for some snow!
Please snow, please snow
xxo

Thanks for visiting my little blog Ill try my absolute hardest to post more often and make more videos!

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Nail Art

Here are some of my fav sets I'v done lately 
 Polka dots, Bows and crystals OH MY!!!
 These were done with REAL net inlayed! and hand painted roses
Finally someone wanted smile lines with their almond nails! hand painted leopard
 Naughty and nice, kiss me twice
This Sparkle color from blazin nails is a HIT! 
You can't go wrong with tiffany blue
Girly and glam the bows are 3D sculpted
Rainbow net imprint! So so so FUN!!!

Another girly set but with some bad ass studs
And these are my sexy nails! I never want to take them off



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