Autumn/Winter Nail Trends 2013

 As the dark nights close in and the hours of daylight become shorter this means only one thing, Autumn is on it’s way. New seasonal trends emerge on the catwalks of New York and Paris to inspire this years fall collections. Trends change almost over night from bright coral’s to a darker palette of rouge … Continue reading

Scratch Magazine’s Guest Blogger

Hello everyone! As a few of you will know I began my new job at Pastille Nail Boutique in Leeds back in August and since then I’ve found myself rushed off my feet. I have also returned back to college to complete my Level 3 in beauty therapy. With all this happening in my life … Continue reading

It’s a Grand Slam

The beginning of this week saw the start of Wimbledon 2013 in London. Although there’s a clear but simple rule for the players, white must be worn, players such as Serena Williams have been rebelling against the normal by spicing up their outfits using nail art. Serena easily sports a coral and white animal print … Continue reading

Top 5 Nail Myths

Whilst working in the industry for over 2 years now I have come across many nail myths, which most people have believed through their parents telling porkies or through false claims on the internet such as Wikipedia. Below I have collected my top 5 nail myths and explained the true facts: White marks on the … Continue reading

Minnie Mouse Nails

As O.P.I have recently released their ‘Minnie Mouse Collection’ I decided to design some nails inspired by the Disney character myself. The collection consists of 4 different shades of a girly pink, 1 of them being a glitter with pieces inside in the shape of the Minnie Mouse head. They actually released this collection last … Continue reading

Nude Diamonte and Pearl nails

One of my latest creations was on my best friend, Verity, who left The Salon with a set of sparkly nude nails…I love them! Super cute and pretty and perfect for advertising my work at her new job. Nude colours can be found almost anywhere whether it’s a regular nail polish or a gel polish … Continue reading

VINYLUX – The one week manicure

When CND released their non-chip/smudge instantly dry manicure in the form of Shellac the product immediately rocketed in the beauty industry and now CND are doing it all over again in 2013. VINYLUX claims to be a 1 week manicure with no chips that remains super shiny just like Shellac but however requires no base … Continue reading

Shellac VS Gelish

Many of you readers will of heard of both products, Shellac and Gelish, but after all the big question is which is best? Below I am going to explain and attempt to weigh out the pro’s and con’s of both systems and try to make it easier for you to come to a conclusion yourself over … Continue reading