nail design

Manami Nobe of Marie Nails

Manami Nobe of Marie Nails 0

Name: Manami Nobe

Salon: Marie Nails, Koreatown, CA

Instagram: Manaminobe


What inspires your designs?

I'm not a creative person... I can just copy the picture or do the design the customer requested.

What's the most "out there." non-traditional material you've incorporated into a manicure?

Chain

Describe a favorite manicure you've performed?

3-D sushi

What's a favorite trick you've learned?

Fabric art... floral gel painting, denim, etc. 

What's the most unique request you've received from a client?

The poop emoticon.

Dashing Diva- Get The Look

Dashing Diva- Get The Look 0

Of all the appliques Dashing Diva makes, the “Get the Look” all in one nail design kit is probably my most favorite.

Designed to be used on either fingers or toes, each Get the Look kit comes with 22 full appliques, in 11 sizes, with 83 accents.  Mix and match and get creative.  These kits are all about having fun and coming up with your own unique fabulous design.

At present, Dashing Diva offers 6 different designs in their Get the Look line.  Featured here are Mirage & Wild Belle

For more information on Dashing Diva, or to purchase, check them out here: http://dashingdivapro.com/

CND Shellac- “Open Road” Spring 2014

CND Shellac- “Open Road” Spring 2014 0

I recently got to swatch and play around with CND Shellac’s latest collection for Spring 2014 “Open Road”. CND Co- founder Jan Arnold says this “collection inspires women to let their hair loose, put the top down and drive towards the sunset… Living for the moment and wearing colors that reflect this attitude incites the need for adventure.” Amen to that. I in particular love the earthy qualities of this seasons hues.

The 6 piece collection includes:

Desert Poppy: a shimmering orange tomato.

Mint Convertible: a pale mint green apple.

Sun Bleached: a dusty rose pink.

Powder My Nose: a creamy nude.

Sage Scarf: a muted green sage with blue undertones.

Clay Canyon: a creamy buttery light yellow.

(Each swatch shown here is 2 coats, cured each in a UV light for 2 mins.)

For more information on CND, check them out here: http://www.cnd.com/

Lady Gaga + Nailing Hollywood

Lady Gaga + Nailing Hollywood 0

Always fashion forward and on trend Lady Gaga brand new music video G.U.Y. manicure by amazing talented Karen Gutierrez for Nailing Hollywood. Gold leaf tips on white almond shaped nails, Azature’s Faint White Diamond Nail lacquer!! It’s all in the details. Always.

Check out Karen’s Tumblr page here: http://karengnails.tumblr.com/