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Demo: Cuccio Naturale Butter Scrubs

Alicia from Cuccio Europe introduces the Cuccio Naturale Butter Scrubs and offers a full product demonstration. The products are ideal retail items for daily use to keep skin looking tip-top. What’s more, they’re available in a variety of sumptuous scents. Available via www.cuccio.co.uk

Ooh La La! Check out LCN’s La Belle Vie shades

Ahh c’est la belle vie! Channeling the charm of Parisian life, LCN and BCI UK have revealed its latest colour launch – La Belle Vie. Anucha at BCI introduces the gel and polish shades, with names including Copper Rose, A Unicorn in Paris and French Mauve Shop the new collection via www.bcitrade.com

Bright summer nail styling by Posh Nailz

With summer in sight, bring out the bright shades and style enhancements for the coming season with a helping hand from Posh Nailz products & this handy step-by-step.

CND: THE CHIC SHOCK COLLECTION

Embrace super-sweet nail tones for spring with the CND™’ Chic Shock collection, featuring four shades available in both Shellac™ and newly-reformulated Vinylux™. Explore the behind-the-scenes shoot footage featuring the line up of pastel pink Candied; baby blue Taffy; delicate yellow Jellied; and chalky lilac Gummi. The four new hues were inspired by the South Korean K-Pop culture trend and the spring-ready…

MARBLE NAILS WITH GELLUX

Swirl into the new season with this stylish marble nail design, created by Salon System techspert, Karen Louise, using the Gellux Fun At The Fair collection. Inspired by the thrill of the fair ground, the collection reveals eight punchy and pastel shades for spring, available from wholesalers nationwide.    

INDULGE IN ROYAL TEMPTATIONS SHADES

Gelish and Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer invite you to indulge in the super-sweet shades of the Royal Temptations collection; six decadent shades and one special effect glitter. Inspired by the lavish life of Marie Antoinette, opulent pastels of sea foam green, teal, purple, pink and coral help to convey a romantic, regal fantasy. All shades…

THE NEW ASTONISHING NAILS

Take a peek at the launch party for the new Astonishing Nails; a collaboration with David Fowler that saw educators & distributors attend an event in Eindhoven & learn more… Read all about it in the March 2018 issue of Scratch magazine. Click here to purchase.

MERMAID NAILS by Natasha Lee

Make a splash with iridescent mermaid-style nails, featuring pretty shell decals, by nail artist, vlogger and Scratch columnist, Natasha Lee. Check out her vlog by clicking here.

FEBRUARY ISSUE COVER NAILS

Replicate the nail design as featured on February 2018’s Scratch front cover with this tutorial using EzFlow’s Ethereal Blossom Design Coloured Acrylic collection. Featuring subtle shimmers of pink, gold, green and aqua iridescence, the six romantic acrylic powders provide the perfect palette for creativity. Get your hands on the collection via www.ezflownailsuk.co.uk

MAGIC GEL UNICORN NAILS

Discover how to create stunning unicorn-inspired nails with the Magic Gel System, available from www.magicgel.ca.

GEL POLISH ROSE DESIGN

Multi-award winning tech and head of education for Pure Nails, Gemma Lambert, reveals how to create a red & rosy themed nail design. She uses the Halo Gel Polish Roses Are Red collection, available via www.purenails.co The six lust-worthy shades in the collection range from a sparkly rich ruby red shade to a seductive deep…

GET TO GRIPS WITH GELISH POLYGEL

Explore PolyGel, the latest nail innovation by Nail Harmony’s Danny Haile that takes all the best aspects of L&P and hard gel and combines them for an easy-to-use, easy-to-file enhancement system. Use PolyGel with Slip Solution for great product control and speedy enhancements. The system has no odour and is lightweight. To find out more…

GET ARTY WITH GELLUX CHROME KIT

Explore how to create a dazzling nail design with a hand from Salon System nail expert, Karen Louise. She uses Gellux’s Multi Chrome Kit, available from wholesalers nationwide.

ICE QUEEN NAIL ART

Explore how to create this delicate icy-looking nail design using Magic Gel products, available from www.magicgel.ca

BOOST NAIL HEALTH WITH LCN

Enhance the condition of the natural nail with LCN’s guide to Boost Gel application. Serving to strengthen, protect and help natural nails to grow, the light curing, solvent-resistant, gel polish is applied onto a degreased and cleaned natural nail surface and cured. After curing, the natural nail has a protective and stabilising cover which is an…

LOVELY LACE NAILS WITH MAGIC GEL

Embrace the elegance of lace with this tutorial using Magic Gel products, available from www.MagicGel.ca

FESTIVAL FRIENDLY NEON NAILS

Top tech, Sam Biddle reveals designs and blending tips using the new neon pigments from Be Creative. Ideal for summer nails and to rock out at festivals, the neon pigments add a punchy, eye-catching effect to nails. Get your hands on them by clicking here.

MANICURE MUSE ON…Colour & Care lacquers

Scratch columnist, brand ambassador and hand supermodel, Nina Taylor, chats about the treatment nail polish range from British brand, Leighton Denny Expert Nails, and shows how they look on her nails once applied. The range is available from www.leightondennyexpertnails.com.

SCRATCH SUMMER PARTY & AWARDS 2017

Check out the video from Scratch’s Summer Party 2017 – featuring the Scratch Stars Awards. Hosted by Hollyoaks star and Blue singer, Duncan James, the event took place on 23 July at Tropicana Beach Club, London and awarded the stars of the nail industry. For more info, head to www.scratchstarsawards.co.uk

TAME UNRULY BROWS WITH MARVELBROW

Do you or your client have unruly brows? Tame them with a helping hand from Salon System‘s Marvelbrow, available from wholesalers nationwide.

ROCK OUT WITH AZTEC STYLE NAILS

Create Aztec-style nails with the Salon System Gellux’s Summer Rocks collection, available from wholesalers nationwide. The collection, featuring eight stunning shades in both gel polish and Pro Polish formulas, is inspired by precious stones including moonstone, quartz and garnet. Read more about it, here.

CHROME NAIL DESIGNS

Team Crystal Nails reveals how to apply its ChroMirror Chrome Pigment Powder to create shimmering, striking nail looks. The powders are available from www.crystalnails4u.co.uk

COLOURFUL TIE-DYE NAILS

Sam Biddle shows how to create a striking and super colourful tie-dye effect nail design, using acrylic paints from her Be Creative range, available via www.sambiddle.co.uk

FRESHNAILS: THE UNDERNAIL SANITISER

Sanitise underneath the nail with this handy product from Fresh Nails, perfect for salon techs and mobile nail kits. It’s available by calling 07811949265 or emailing mike@freshnails.com. An ideal retail item as well as pre-treatment product, the tool contains a formula of alcohol and all-natural ingredients to kill 99.9% of germs underneath the free edge, and…

CHERRY CRUSH NAIL ART

Feelin’ fruity? Try your hand at this cherry-themed nail art design, creating using Magic Gel System’s St. Valentine’s Passion Design Kit, available from www.magicgel.ca

CND™ FOR LIBERTINE SS17

CND™ creates show-stopping nail art for Libertine’s SS17 show at New York Fashion Week, combining rebellious British punk and Victorian symbology for intriguing and avante-garde creations. CND™ products are available in the UK via www.sweetsquared.com

THE NAIL POLISH MOUNTAIN

Nail blogger, @simplynailogical, shows off the results of applying over 100 coats of nail polish to nails.

THE SCRATCH STARS AWARDS 2016

A peek at the infamous Scratch Stars Awards party hosted by George Lamb at Cafe de Paris. See who shone in the only awards event solely dedicated to recognising UK nail techs, salons, businesses and bloggers.

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