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Nail looks backstage at Dancing On Ice: Week 3

By Guest Writer | 26 January 2018 | Events, News

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Follow Maddy Rooke, celebrity nail tech, Gellux fan and MD of Nails at Studio 4, as she tends to the talons of skaters and celebrities backstage at ITV’s Dancing On Ice

Hello Scratch readers!

I could not wait for week three of Dancing On Ice as disco week had finally arrived! I’m from Essex, so you can imagine that the ‘glitz and glam style was right up my street. To ensure I was prepared for any theme thrown at me, I packed my kit with gorgeous glitters from Lecenté and Magpie Beauty knowing that it would be a glitter-fest in the make-up room.

The show was absolutely incredible this week and seeing the rehearsals live was even better.  Congratulations to all the celebs that got through.Perri Shakes-Drayton wore a glitzy cat suit for her performance. It was covered in pink and purple diamantés. I opted for IBD Just Gel Polish in London Layover with Magpie Beauty Glitter in Angel. I applied the glitter at the base and created an ombré effect on the nail. Her song was ‘Wishing On A Star’ and her set design was based around this theme so felt it right to apply mini stars to the ring finger over the glitter to add even more sparkle.My favourite look had to be for Maria Sergejeva, an Olympic figure skater and gorgeous model. She was to open the show and had the most incredible hair and make-up design. Her enormous grey crimped wig was teamed with stunning glitter and diamanté eyes. I wanted to ensure the nails really complemented this look but stood out at the same time. I opted for the Salon System GELLUX Gel Polish in Silver Linings teamed with Lecenté foils in Silver and Oil Slick to add depth.

Catch me next week for more backstage beauty goss!

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