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E-file bits: Understanding types of bits, their uses & how to keep them clean

By Callie Iley | 1 December 2023

E-file bits come in a range of materials and grits, with a variety of different uses. Some types of E-file bits include: Diamond bits – not for use on the natural nail. Used for exfoliating or polishing skin and pushing back the proximal nail fold. Carbide & ceramic bits –…

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Create chrome nails quickly with Magpie Beauty’s Winter Dust collection

By Rebecca Hitchon | 4 November 2022

Chrome nails have dominated 2022: seen not just across Fashion Weeks and on the nails of celebrities but also in client requests, and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere – especially as the festive season affords the opportunity for glitzy, high-shine nail styles. So, it’s perfect timing for…

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Embrace a rainbow of nail colour with Magpie Beauty’s US-inspired collection

By Rebecca Hitchon | 10 July 2022

UK based nail brand, Magpie Beauty, has launched nine vibrant and fun gel polish hues ideal for the summer months. Making up the American Summer collection, the shades, each of which is named after a popular US location, offer a spectrum of bright and bold colour choices, from reds and…

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Want on-trend terrazzo nails? Take a look at Magpie Beauty’s nail art collection

By Emma Hobday | 9 July 2021

It’s time to turn up the terrazzo – Magpie Beauty’s six-piece terrazzo collection is one to behold. Inspired by classic Italian terrazzo marble chips, which originated over 500 years ago in Italy to create glimmering flooring and walls, this collection is bringing us modern day Italian glamour. Offering eye-catching and…

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Seashell nails? Check out this Magpie Beauty nail art range

By Kat Hill | 27 May 2021

Add intrigue to summer nail designs with Magpie Beauty’s Nail Art Shells. Inspired by seashells, the iridescent pieces feature a layered, iridescent effect in eight colour ways: orange, pink, grey, blue, yellow, purple, green and natural. The nail art pieces are thin and can be easily broken into any suitable…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Terri Louise Copeland of Terri Copeland Nails

By Callie Iley | 22 May 2021

Scratch chats to Magpie Beauty brand ambassador, Terri Louise Copeland of Terri Copeland Nails, about social media and her favourite products to use… I work from my home-based salon in Chesterfield and have been doing nails on a full time basis since 2019. Before this, I worked for over 10…

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Be ready to retail to clients with Magpie Beauty’s 6 fruity cuticle oils

By Kat Hill | 6 May 2021

Magpie Beauty has expanded its nail care range with its Nourish to Flourish Cuticle Oils. Featuring six summery scents, the formula includes a blend of safflower, sesame, jojoba and wheatgerm oils to moisturise and condition. The oils are presented in a handy 4ml twist pen with a brush end for…

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Celeb nail looks: 10 April

By Kat Hill | 10 April 2021

We’ve been scrolling through social media for the latest celeb nail looks from around the globe… Kim Truong was on hand to create a statement, bejewelled sapphire nail design for actress, Kerry Washington. Kim used OPI shades Passion and Tile Art To Warm Your Heart. Kim also polished the nails of Katy…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Gemma Anne Dawson of Gem’s Gels and Glitters

By Callie Iley | 3 April 2021

Scratch chats to Gemma Anne Dawson of Gem’s Gels and Glitters about her training and the importance of developing new skills as a nail tech… My journey in nails only really happened in 2016. Before then, I worked in a university teaching statistical analysis to undergraduate students. I’d always studied…

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#NowTrending: Aurora nail art by Charlotte Clements

By Callie Iley | 16 March 2021

Scratch chats to Charlotte Clements of Nails and Beauty by Charlotte about her future goals and how she created this striking aurora nail design. I have worked in the beauty industry since 2006. During my time in the industry, I have worked as a beauty therapist on a cruise ship,…

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