Merricures
Yay I did it Finally, well sorta @aya84ichigo !! Cho Kawaii neh!! #nails #nailart #gelnails #manicure #notd #nailswag #tiedye #summer #neon #naildesign  (at Merricures)

Yay I did it Finally, well sorta @aya84ichigo !! Cho Kawaii neh!! #nails #nailart #gelnails #manicure #notd #nailswag #tiedye #summer #neon #naildesign (at Merricures)

INM Says “Cheese” @ NailPro Pasadena 2014 !!

I would have to say the biggest draw and commotion at this years NailPro “nails only” show in Pasadena was not the presence of multi talented singer/actress Anna Kendrick, but INM’s introduction of their Photobooth! Everyone from show regulars, top personalities- Katie Cazorla (the Painted Nail), to top competitors- Lorena Marquez & Chris Mans, to brand reps- Mami Griffin (Sha-Nail) & Morgan Haile (Morgan Taylor Lacquer) all stopped by INM's newest addition to their booth to flash their pearly whites along with some fun goofy props.

Not only was INM’s photobooth a huge draw, but so were the amazing nail demos they performed by top industry leader Lorena Marquez, and new competing protegee Chris Mans.  

Also at NailPro Pasadena, was a challenge for the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest pink & white nails ever in history, to perform a full set in under 10 minutes- a truly remarkable feat! 

In case you missed out on all the great deals on INM’s wonderful products, you can still check them out on their website: http://inmnails.com/

Dashing Diva Pro French Wrap Manicure - Tutorial

I Love how easy to use the French Wrap Manicure kit from Dashing Diva Professional is. You create the Perfect smile line each and every time, and there is absolutely No chipping!

The French Wrap Manicure Kit physically includes Everything you need to create 20 full sets of Perfect French manicures:

- 140 French white thick bands (for long free edges)

- 140 French white thin bands (for short free edges) 

- Base & Top seals

- Brush on Glue

- Pink file 150/240 grit

- White file 100/180 grit

- an informative display table tent

- and instruction booklet

For more information on this or any other Dashing Diva Professional products, check out their website here: http://dashingdivapro.com/

#tbt 💅❤️💗💙 #nails #nail #nailpro #nailswag #love #red #beauty #throwback

#tbt 💅❤️💗💙 #nails #nail #nailpro #nailswag #love #red #beauty #throwback

Dashing Diva- Get The Look 

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/

I had so much fun doing Gel II Reaction Ombre Color Changing Gel Manicures at this years Ugg x StyleCaster Coachella Party on 4.12.14 in Indio, CA. Everyone went Crazy for color changing gels and was totally mezmorized.

To find out more about the Gel II, or to purchase, check them out here: http://www.geltwo.com/

Merricures x The Laser Girls
Ever since I stumbled across the amazing technological feats of 3D Printed Nails created by NY based artists The Laser Girls, Sarah Awad & Dhemerae Ford, I knew I had to pick these girls brains. Check out my exclusive interview with The Laser Girls !   
1) How did you two get together initially?  
We met as student in NYU’s art department in a class about 3D printing.  From there, we were both hired at NYU’s Advanced Media Studio, the university’s 3D printing fabrication lab.  Although we had known and worked with each other for 2.5 years, it was not until August of 2013 when we actually collaborated on work
2) What’s your technical background?
 We are both trained artists who stared out as painters, but have grown into not just artists with well rounded skills, such as 3D modeling and drawing etc. but technicians and machine operators as well. 
3) How did you gals get started with this?
We were given an opportunity to participate in the first all-3D-printed art show in New York called “3D-Notion.”  Because we had both already shown our own work around at several other exhibitions, we thought it would be fun to collaborate on a project and show something new.  We created a mask for the show which we both loved, and since then we’ve been working together.  The nails formed out of that collaboration. 
4) What major problems did you face in the beginning?
Surprisingly, we didn’t really run into any major problems at the start which we both were very surprised by.  I would say the biggest problem was and still is figuring out the best way to apply them that both lasts long and won’t damage your nails (like normal nail glue does).  We’ve developed what we believe to be the best possible solution however we’re always looking out for better application practices.  Any problems we did face were mostly related to strict deadlines and the inability to produce our nails as rapidly as some people demanded. 
5) What inspires your designs?  
We both have very different interests (Dhemerae is into science fiction and machinery and Sarah is into flora and fauna) but somehow with this project, opposites blend together to create what we consider to be unique designs.
6) Where do you envision the future going with this?  
We hope to not only create more fantastical nails and push our designs to new levels, but also expand into jewelry, such as nail rings that we are currently prototyping!
For more on The Laser Girls check out their website: http://thelasergirls.tumblr.com/
And to purchase The Laser Girls magical creations, check them out here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/thelasergirls
I am so beyond honored and humbled to have an entire page featuring my work in this months @nailsmagazine !!! 😇😇😇 (at Merricures)

I am so beyond honored and humbled to have an entire page featuring my work in this months @nailsmagazine !!! 😇😇😇 (at Merricures)

Nail Tattoo by Dashing Diva
I recently played around with Nail Tattoo from Dashing Diva, and my mind is officially blown.  Create intricate nail art designs on clients nails literally in seconds.  These can be layered over other Dashing Diva appliques, or conventional nail polish or gel.
At present, Dashing Diva offers 6 different Nail Tattoo designs to choose from.  Pictured here are 2 of them- Beautanica and Royal Flush.
These water nail art transfer decals allow you to customize a manicure with such incredible ease. Each package comes with 18 tattoo tabs designed for either fingers or toes.
Instructions are super ez, and are as follows:
1) Cleanse nail surface with alcohol
2) Size tattoo
3) Peel plastic covering
4) Slightly dampen tattoo
5) Press printed side firmly onto nail for 10 seconds
6) Slide paper off and file overhang
7) Seal your design with top coat or top gel
That’s it!!
For more information on Dashing Diva products, or to purchase, check them out here: http://dashingdivapro.com/ 

Nail Tattoo by Dashing Diva

I recently played around with Nail Tattoo from Dashing Diva, and my mind is officially blown.  Create intricate nail art designs on clients nails literally in seconds.  These can be layered over other Dashing Diva appliques, or conventional nail polish or gel.

At present, Dashing Diva offers 6 different Nail Tattoo designs to choose from.  Pictured here are 2 of them- Beautanica and Royal Flush.

These water nail art transfer decals allow you to customize a manicure with such incredible ease. Each package comes with 18 tattoo tabs designed for either fingers or toes.

Instructions are super ez, and are as follows:

1) Cleanse nail surface with alcohol

2) Size tattoo

3) Peel plastic covering

4) Slightly dampen tattoo

5) Press printed side firmly onto nail for 10 seconds

6) Slide paper off and file overhang

7) Seal your design with top coat or top gel

That’s it!!

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

yours truly posing with some of my Nail friends at the NailPro Show in Pasadena this past weekend.

With the Queen herself, Marie of MarieNails!!! 

With the Queen herself, Marie of MarieNails!!! 

Insane #Amazing #nails #nailart #naildesign #nailswag #nailpro #manicure #art (at Pasadena Convention Center)

Other hand. !! #nails #nailart #nailswag #naildesign #manicure  (at Pasadena Convention Center)

Other hand. !! #nails #nailart #nailswag #naildesign #manicure (at Pasadena Convention Center)

by @thatmadonnagirl “Thank uuuu @merricures for my new flower manicure!!!!! #chooseyourhue @stylecaster @uggaustralia” #nails #manicure #gelnails #coachella #coachellanails

by @thatmadonnagirl “Thank uuuu @merricures for my new flower manicure!!!!! #chooseyourhue @stylecaster @uggaustralia” #nails #manicure #gelnails #coachella #coachellanails

#merricures at #coachella !! #coachellanails #chooseyourhue

#merricures at #coachella !! #coachellanails #chooseyourhue