Click on the link to see this awesome summer nail tutorial I did for NAILS Magazine’s blog!
Name: Lavette Cephus
Salon: Beaute Asylum Nails; Toledo, OH
What inspires your designs?
Everyday life, living, culture. fashion, even a photo hanging on a restaurant wall.
What's the most "out there." non-traditional material you've incorporated into a manicure?
A hearing aid battery and LED lights. Illuminated nails and magnets. Conductive ink, it connects the lights to the batteries; this was some serious research.
Describe a favorite manicure you've performed?
Negative space. Black and white, with a little bit of gems.
What's a favorite trick you've learned?
Using a thicker gel to apply stones.
What's the most unique request you've received from a client?
I am from Toledo Ohio, it is hard enough to get people to do nail art!
check out some of Lavette's awesome work below.
*(images courtesy of NAILS Mag)
by Merrick Fisher • Blog, Uncategorized • Tags: 1, cnd, cnd shellac, gel nails, gel polish, magazine, manicure, manicurist, nail obsessed, nail products, nail salon, nail supplies, nails, nails magazine, polish love, product review, reviews, top 9, winner, write up
Because CND’s Shellac has won #1 best gel polish formula from NAILS Magazine for the last 3 consecutive years, I decided to give CND some extra love. I have chosen my top 9 favorite colors from their core collection to swatch and review. I can not number them or choose favorites, for I love them all equally.
Azure Wish: the perfect creamy robin egg blue.
Water Park: a metallic shimmering ocean blue.
Lilac Longing: a soft purple that’s irrisistible.
Purple Purple: a true blurple. In some light it’s purple, in other light it’s blue. The perfect combination of both colors. I love the dual chrome characteristics of this shade shifting color.
Rock Royalty: a rasin purple.
Rubble: a smoky taupe.
Fedora: a vampy blood midnight burgundy red.
Asphalt: a dark slate granite/gray.
Overtly Onyx: a light metallic black with gunmetal/silver shimmer running through it.
(each swatch shown here is 2 coats)
Check out http://www.cnd.com/ for more on their incredible Shellac, and other nail products
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