NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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As we came to the end of this year’s NYFW, Bio Sculpture® paired some of our favourite looks from the catwalk with colours from our full range of colour gels as well as nail art inspiration, fresh from Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week!

Bio Sculpture® Gel is the only 5 star safety rated nail system, not tested on animals, and is 100% Vegan as we strongly support animal conservation.

The welfare of our animals lies in our (fabulously manicured) hands. Lets admire them as we mimic their beauty.

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NYFW Fall 2015 inspired nail art techniques:

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HAND PAINTING WITH GEL – One of Bio Sculpture’s amazing qualities due to the gel’s unique texture and curing times!

(no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 17, 18 & 21)

STEP-BY-STEP

1. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

2. Apply two layers of Colour Gel. Cure each layer.

3. Follow with a grip layer of Soft Gel. Cure. Dual Cleanse.

4. Draw the first part of your design with Colour Gel, using the Upper Arch Brush / Nail Art Brush. Cure for 10 seconds if it’s thin lines and 30 seconds if the design is thicker.

5. Repeat until your design is complete.

6. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

7. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

8. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

NOTE:

For a 3D effect, apply a grip layer of Soft Gel after step 4 and cure. Continue with the next part of your design, apply a grip layer of Soft Gel again and cure. Repeat until your design is complete.

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BIO BUBBLES

(no. 4, 5 & 6)

STEP BY STEP

1. Select two different Colour Gels of your choice.

2. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

3. Apply two layers of the lighter Colour Gel. Cure.

4. Follow with a third layer using the darker Colour Gel (fairly thin layer). Do NOT cure.

5. Place small dots of Soft Gel onto the wet Colour Gel layer, using the tip of the Upper Arch Brush. Cure.

*Wait for the Gel on the tip of your brush to form a droplet, then place it.

*Work from an image of reptile skin as guidance to where smaller or larger droplets should go.

6. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

7. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

8. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

NOTE:

To create dual coloured bubbles, dot down tiny Colour Gel droplets into the centre of each / some of the Soft Gel dots before curing. Bubble sizes can differ, depending on the amount of Gel dotted down. Experiment with different patterns to achieve interesting shapes like different animal skin textures, flowers, etc.

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OMBRE / GRADATION

(no. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12)

STEP BY STEP

1. Select different Colour Gels of your choice.

2. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

3. Follow with two layers of Colour Gel. Cure each layer.

4. Apply a layer of a different Colour Gel to either the free edge, or the cuticle area, or sides of the nail. Do NOT cure.

5. Use the No. 4 Flat / 6 Round Brush, or a soft sponge to blend the Colour Gel. Cure.

6. Repeat step 4 and 5 with a different Colour Gel until the desired effect is achieved. Cure.

7. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

8. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

9. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

NOTE:

For a soft gradation effect, use a soft sponge. For a rougher effect, use a brush.

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GEMS & JEWELLERY

(no. 13, 16 & 20)

STEP BY STEP

1. Select Colour Gel and gems / jewellery of your choice.

2. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

3. Apply two layers of Colour Gel. Cure each layer.

4. Follow with a layer of Soft Gel. Do NOT cure.

5. Place gems / jewellery on wet Gel using the tip of the Metal Pick, dipped into Soft Gel.

6. Repeat until you achieve the desired design. Cure.

7. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

8. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

9. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

NOTE:

Larger Gems/Jewellery can be embedded in Soft Gel, or simply placed on Soft Gel for a 3D effect.

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MOSAIC

(no. 14, 15 & 19)

STEP BY STEP

1. Select different Colour Gels of your choice.

2. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

3. Follow with a grip layer of Soft Gel. Cure. Dual Cleanse.

3. Create a mosaic design with the first Colour Gel by drawing lines with the tip of the Upper Arch Brush. Cure.

4. Fill each shape with two layers of a different Colour Gel, using the French / Upper Arch / Nail Art Brush. Work from the lightest to the darkest colour or from closest to the cuticles towards the free edge. Cure.

5. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

6. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

7. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

NOTE:

Apply a white layer after step 2 if you want the mosaic colours to show up more intensely. After drawing the lines of the desired mosaic design, use the Nail Art Brush to correct and perfect. If you erroneously painted over the lines while colouring the shapes, re-draw your lines with the Upper Arch Brush after curing.

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STRIPING TAPE

(no. 19,  23, & 24)

STEP BY STEP

1. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

2. Apply two layers of Colour Gel to the nail. Cure.

3. Apply a grip layer of Soft Gel. Cure. Dual Cleanse.

4. Apply striping tape on the nail.

5. Use the Bio Sculpture Stork Scissors to neatly clip the Striping Tape on the free edge and at the cuticle. To prevent the edges from lifting, secure with a very thin grip layer of Soft Gel.

*For better adhesion, apply striping tape on a buffed Soft Gel layer.

6. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

7. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

8. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

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MATT ART

(no. 22)

STEP BY STEP

1. Select a Colour Gel of your choice.

2. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

3. Apply two layers of Colour Gel. Cure each layer.

4. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the Colour Gel. Cure.

5. Apply Gloss Gel. Cure. Dual Cleanse.

6. Buff and refine the overlay using the Grey Square Buff to creating the ‘matt effect’.

7. Dust.

8. Create the ‘gloss design’ with Gloss Gel, using the Dotting Tool / Upper Arch / Nail Art Brush. Cure.

9. Dual Cleanse.

NOTE:

Darker colours work best to obtain a more obvious contrast to ensure a matt and gloss effect. A glossy or glittered Colour Gel can also be used to draw patterns onto the matt Gel surface.

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