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Introducing 3-D Gel by N.O.Q

Introducing 3-D Gel by N.O.Q 0

If you guys think the only way of achieving 3 dimensional designs is to use acrylic think again! Thanks to the folks at N.O.Q they offer two different types of 3-D gels that are very fun and relatively easy to work with.

N.O.Q Tube 3-D Gel

"THE 3D TUBE GEL PROVIDES DIFFERENT LEVEL OF NAIL ART WITH 3D EMBOSSING PATTERNS. COMES WITH VARIETY OF COLOR CONSTITUTIONS STARTING FROM ORIGINAL STYLE, PASTEL STYLE AND PEARL STYLE COLORS. UNLIKE VOLUME GEL, THIS PRODUCT IS FOR ORDINARY CUSTOMERS WHO HAS NO CRAFTY TECHNIQUES. EASY TO USE WITHOUT ANY TRAINING OR COMPLICATED NAIL ART TECHNIQUES. " according to their website.

The Tube 3-D Gel comes in 20 different shades, 3 of which are featured here.  

1: a creamy white

11: a robin's egg baby blue.

15: a light gray.

The Tube 3-D Gels are very easy to work with.  Literally all you have to do is squeeze and the rest of the design/pattern is up to you and your creativity. 

The only difficulty I experienced with these was taking them out of the package and screwing on the nozzle correctly.  I didn't find any instructions in English on the packaging, so it took me a few minutes to figure out how to assemble the nozzle and cap properly. A client of mine coincidentally came over and showed me how to unscrew the cap with ease; silly me, she figured it out in literally 2 seconds.  Once I got over that baby hurdle, they were very fun and easy to work with.  As with anything, it might take a couple of trys to get used to them and get the swing of things, but as the saying goes "practice makes perfect." 

The Tube 3-D Gels are 7 grams and retail for $14.90.

N.O.Q Volume 3-D Gel

"THIS IS THE 3D VOLUME GEL FOR CREATING 3D NAIL ARTS FOR NAIL PROFESSIONALS AND TECHNICIANS. WITH THE TOUCH OF THE PROFESSIONAL, THE VOLUME 3D GEL CAN PROVIDE A WHOLE DIFFERENT SPECTRUM OF NAIL ART. THE VOLUME GEL DRYS VERY SLOWLY BEFORE CURING, WHICH GIVES AMPLE TIME FOR CUSTOMERS TO DESIGN.  COMES WITH 10 DIFFERENT COLORS FOR DESIGN VARIATIONS. THE SIMPLIFIED VERSION OF VOLUME 3D GEL, 3D TUBE GEL IS AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL CUSTOMERS."

The Volume 3-D Gel is available in 10 shades, and comes in 4g pots. They retail for $14.90 each.

I wouldn't necessarily say that the Volume Gels were difficult to work with, but they do however  require some practice, skill, and patience.  The product is very thick and sort of stays where you put it, which is great and makes shaping it into designs and patterns way easier. When I made the flower petals I flash cured in an LED lamp for a few seconds after shaping each petal. 

A little goes a long way, so although the pots look and seem like they are small, you only use a very little amount of product. 

Shown in this post are colors-

No.1: a creamy white

No.7: a purple grape.

If you are relatively new to nails and nail art in general I highly recommend the Tube Gels.  If you are a seasoned pro nail artist, then I would recommend in addition to the Tube Gels trying the Volume Gels

For more information on N.O.Q or to purchase online, check them out here: http://noqusa.com/

 

N.O.Q Brion Pens

N.O.Q Brion Pens 0

It's pretty simple and straight forward as to what these pens are, but I'm sharing them with you all because honestly I am obsessed and they have forever changed the way I do nail art.

No longer are the days of struggling with tiny beads, spilling them everywhere, unable to pick them up properly, let alone place them where I want them. 

These simple, portable pens couldn't be easier to use, yet have single-handedly made my life so much easier when doing beautiful nail designs. 

Each pen comes with over 2600 beads.  They are not refillable, but I do not foresee running out anytime in the near future. 

Did I mention the portability with these.  Previously it was very difficult for me to travel with loose beads to my clients homes, regardless of the container I stored them in, somehow they always managed to get loose and make a huge mess.  Not anymore.  All of the beads are completely and safely contained They are in the pen.

The pens retail for $12.90 each, they come in both Silver and Gold, as shown here, and can be purchased online directly via N.O.Q's website.

For more info on N.O.Q or to purchase online, check them out here: http://noqusa.com/

Introducing N.O.Q Trick Gel 0

I am so beyond excited to introduce you all to an amazing and highly revolutionary product, Trick Gel, from famed Korean based gel nail company N.O.Q. This stuff is legit magical! When used on its own without the Clear Trick Gel, you achieve a solid regular gel color. When used in conjunction with the clear trick gel, however, you achieve an awesome magical artistic design pattern that is entirely unique and supremely cool.

"WITH TRICK SOAK OFF GEL, TRENDY AND STYLISH NAIL ART CAN BE DONE WITH SIMPLE AND EASY STEPS THAT ANYONE CAN FOLLOW. CUSTOMERS WITH NO GOOD HAND SKILLS CAN EASILY ACHIEVE VARIETY OF COMPLICATED NAIL PATTERNS WITH JUST  ONE TRICK GEL," according to their site.

The N.O.Q Trick Gels come in over 50 shades, and here I have three of them to share with you all-

No. 2: a jet black creme.

No. 46: a glistening purpley-silver. 

NO. 49: a glistening gunmetal grey with multi colored shimmering specks in it.

(all swatches shown here are one coat of trick color gel applied over one coat of clear trick gel, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED lamp).

This was my first attempt at playing around with gel products from the N.O.Q brand, and I am so impressed with the results.  I wasn't sure how strong of an effect I was going to achieve with the Trick Gel, but I was highly surprised and pleased with how truly effortless it was to work with.  The product literally does all the magic/work for you; it's really that easy.  I didn't experience any issues whatsoever; the product painted on smoothly and easily.  

The creative possibilities of what you can achieve with Trick Gel are limitless! 

I had some colorful nail wraps on my nails I wanted to jazz up, and with a quick layer of the Trick Gel, my nails are so much more fun now and I'm already receiving countless complements!

You have to give Trick Gel a try for yourself! It's an absolute must.

The N.O.Q Trick Gels retail for $12.90 per 0.27 oz bottle.

For more information on N.O.Q or to purchase, check them out online here: http://noqusa.com/