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Love L&P? Check out Bexy Glow, the brand redefining ratios & nail artistry with its acrylic formulations

By Callie Iley | 2 February 2024

Frustrated with the limitations of existing L&P formulations, Becky Willett set out to create an acrylic product range with a rainbow of shades to inspire creativity. Becky, a professional nail technician, has been working with L&P since 2015, noting that the existing acrylic products she used maintained a wet or…

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Nail Tech Talk: Hannah Smith of Hannah Smith Essex Nail Artist 

By Callie Iley | 27 May 2023

Having always enjoyed art and beauty, character nail artist, Hannah Smith of Hannah Smith Essex Nail Artist was quickly drawn to the nail industry, wanting to use her two passions to create a career for herself. “The nail industry not only allows me to be creative every day, but it…

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Nail Tech Talk: Kayla Rodgers of Kayla The Brand

By Callie Iley | 6 May 2023

Nail & lash artist, Kayla Rogers of Kayla The Brand’s lifelong passion for art found its canvas in the beauty industry, thanks to the creative freedom and artistry it affords. Her passion for art instantly attracted Kayla towards nail artistry. “I loved the idea of being able to create different…

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How to maintain your nail enhancements

By Katie Barnes | 21 February 2023

There are so many terms  regarding nail enhancement maintenance appointments, such as back-fills, fill, fill-in, touch-up and maintenance – and it can often seem quite complex to both nail techs to understand what the difference is. Most clients seem to be familiar with the term ‘infills’ but this isn’t always…

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Glitterbels Core Powders

Create strong & timeless nail looks with 6 core acrylic powders from Glitterbels

By Rebecca Hitchon | 17 May 2022

Adding to its L&P acrylic nail system, Staffordshire based nail brand, Glitterbels, has launched six nude and pink core powders. Honey Buff, Sugar Rose and Perfect Pearl have been added to the brand’s nail product portfolio, alongside three matching shimmer powders for clients that want extra glitz from their nail…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Emma Kilani, Scratch Stars finalist 20/21

By Lilly Delmage | 14 May 2021

Scratch chats to Emma Kilani, finalist in the 20/21 Scratch Stars L&P Tech of the Year category (sponsored by INK London) about her 25 years in the industry and what the Scratch Stars competition means to her… When and where did you train and how has your career progressed? I…

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Add sparkle to nail styles with NSI’s Christmas acrylic powder shades

By Chloe Randall | 15 December 2020

NSI Nails has added three acrylic powders to its Perfectly Pretty range for the festive season. Designed to offer nails sparkle and strength, these acrylic powders can be used within sculpts and tip & overlay creations or as a design powder. The acrylic powders to join the range are: Razzle…

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How to ace encapsulation in L&P & gel nails

By Katie Barnes | 2 April 2019

Encapsulation, also referred to in the nail industry as ’embedding’ is the action of enclosing something in or as if in a capsule, for example in-between two layers of nail products like L&P or gel. The possibilities of what you can encapsulate are endless; from conventional nail items such as…

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Update your L&P products with 1/3rd off Cuccio UK systems

By Helena Biggs | 13 February 2019

Cuccio UK is offering 1/3rd off all its L&P acrylic products from January to March, including: Revolution Ultra Clear Nudecrylics Coloured acrylic powders & pigments Accessories (including forms, primers, brushes) Cuccio’s two core systems are Revolution and Ultra Clear. “Both the Revolution and Ultra Clear powders are finely milled three…

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Causes of bubbles in L&P & Gel nail enhancements

By Katie Barnes | 5 February 2019

Award-winning nail tech and educator, Katie Barnes, reveals reasons for pocket lifting… ‘Pocket lifting’ is a term used to describe when an enhancement gets a ‘bubble’ in the middle of the nail plate but the area around it is still sealed down. There are several causes for this kind of…

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