Caitlin Iley

Nailscopes: July 2021

By Callie Iley | 03 July 2021 | Feature

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Immerse in the characteristics of each sign of the zodiac, as Scratch explores colour picks & designs to suit your star style…

Cancer

JUNE 21 – JULY 22

Happy birthday Cancerians! July will bring good luck, creativity and positivity and will increase your connection to others. It is a period of reflection and nostalgia.

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This celestial nail design comes courtesy of @vegannailsbykt

Leo

JULY 23 – AUGUST 22

Leos will embrace new beginnings in their personal life this July, bringing energy and creativity to their relationships with others and themselves. Celebrate growth with a bold green shade on nails.

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Salon System Gellux in Dare To Wear, Available from wholesalers nationwide.

Virgo

AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22

July will bring energy to help enhance both the personal and professional relationships of Virgo. This will be supported by the boost in this sign’s natural empathic nature.

Libra

SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22

Libras personal life and relationships are shifted into focus this month. In the workplace, new opportunities may be presented owing to boosts in creativity.

Scorpio

OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21

There is a strong focus on teaching and learning for Scorpios this July. This month is a time of positive breakthroughs and changes, with difficulties from past months working out for the better. Be bold with a punchy pink shade on nails.

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OPI GelColor in Strawberry Waves Forever, www.opiuk.com

Sagittarius

NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21

Sagittarians will see an increase in energy, inspiration and creativity this month. This helps to support productivity and Sagittarians will also see positive developments in their work and home life!

Capricorn

DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19

July is a great time for Capricorns to look ahead and make big or important decisions. It’s a great time to expand your horizons – inside and outside of the workplace.

Aquarius

JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18

This month brings improvements and extra focus to personal relationships for Aquarians. This is a time of exciting and important changes – just be sure to embrace them! Ride the wave with a cool blue hue.

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Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish in Keepin’ It Cool, www.gsgroupuk.com

Pisces

FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20

July brings lots of optimistic and creative energy to Pisces, as well as bouts of enthusiasm. Enhance the enthusiasm and creativity July brings by incorporating shades of bright, sunny yellow onto your nails.

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Halo Gel Polish in Mellow Yellow, www.purenails.co

Aries

MARCH 21 – ARPIL 19

Aries is experiencing a time of growth in their personal and professional life in July. There is a positive focus this month on reflection, relaxation and connection with others, so opt for a purple shade on your nails to heighten this.

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INK London iLac i-154 in Purple Persuasion, www.inknails.com

Taurus

APRIL 20 – MAY 20

Work prospects and social circles are expanding for Taureans this July. There will be plenty of social and group interaction on the horizon in the salon and beyond.

Gemini

MAY 21 – JUNE 20

There are opportunities born through hard work headed for Gemini this month, fuelling expansion in the sign’s professional life. These opportunities are aided with a passion for learning; embrace it with red nail tones.

Birthday Tech!

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Michelle Brookes

Educator, nail stylist and Scratch Stars 20/21 finalist, Michelle Brookes of Beauty Lounge, Doncaster & Michelle Brookes Training Academy has 23 years’ experience in the nail industry and celebrates her birthday on 4 July, falling under the Cancer star sign.

“I love art and being a nail tech allows me to bring out my creative side,” she comments. “I adore nail artistry and my favourite mediums to work with are art gel and aquarelle paints. As a Cancerian, my birthday is in the summer; my favourite time of year. There’s always a lot to look forward to in June/July and generally great weather. A Cancer trait is artistic prowess, and we are also highly imaginative and persuasive. These are great skills to hone when helping my clients decide their next nail design.”

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White is a lucky colour for Cancerians; as used by Michelle Brookes in this pretty ombré nail design