Monthly Archives: August 2009

OPI – Fun Nails

I have been catching up on all the latest nail magazines from NAILS Magazine and they keep on mentioning OPI’s try on Color website. I am not a fan of polish since I do all french colored acrylic, but for fun I went and checked it out on the web and it’s fun to look at different colors of their new line on a hand. You should stop by and check it out. Opi.com then click on try on a color.


A Custom touch to your Pedicures

Ever thought about custom designing your plain black flip flops with matching colors so your client can walk away from her pedicure with style?  You can get plain black flip flops for cheap like $1.00 at Wal-mart when you watch for the specials then go to places like Hobby Lobby, Micheal’s, Jo-Anns Crafts, and Wal-Mart and get colorful beading (already threaded) to match those toes colors you know your going to do next week.  This can push the hot new colors of Creative Nails or OPI and you are sure your client will want.  Here is ideas from Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com/project_inspiration/project_inspiration.cfm?page=7 on how you can get creative with flip flops.  Think about customizing your clients feet so she can match her flip-flops and think about the great service you offered and the wonderful pedicure she just got so you will be on her mind to reschedule and refer customers too.

Hobby Lobby also offers coupons if you download them on the website first and then stop in.  Its a quick way to save you money.


Mosaic Nail Tips

Normally I always work with acrylic, but I came across some pretty nifty Nail Tips that are clear with a Mosaic Nail Art embedded on them and they can be used with either Gel or acrylic. (The Mosaic nail Tip video is under the stainglass link.)  The cool thing about these nail tips is they looked like shattered glass and the can be colored with clear colored acrylic, or see thru colored gel.  They have a close up photo in Nails Magazine June or July 2009 that is worth checking out.  Here are some videos and if you want to download a catalog.  

The Mosaic nail Tip video is under the stainglass link below.

<How to download the catalogue>
1. Please visit ”
www.webhard.net
2. Log in with ID “jdpride” and Password “jdpride”
3. Click the foler “download only”
4. Please download catalogue file. (This is pdf format)

< Video sites on youtube.com>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMJVwyIcwY4
=> Maya gel 1 (2D & 3D design)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_dRr4IDGY
=> Maya Gel 2 (2D & 3D design)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNsNpsUZFcw
=> French nail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyGn7Z8XlyE
=> Stainedglass gel 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IhY_-NKpEY
=> Stainedglass gel 2

The Mosaic nail Tip video is under the stainglass link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf1KYpv2lAA
=> French nail with white nail tip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzJOT-KpBEU
=> Nail extension with GRACIA UV GEL