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#NowTrending: Opulent opals by Ashlie Sellers

By Callie Iley | 3 January 2021

Scratch chats to Ashlie Sellers of Lacquer Love about her future plans and how she created this dreamy opal design.   I am a very new nail tech, having only been qualified since December 2019. I had previously attended art school and have a passion for the structure created with…

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#NOWTRENDING Smoky lilac marble nails by Jessica Prout

By Callie Iley | 22 September 2020

Scratch chats with Jessica Prout, of Jessica Prout Nails, about her creative flair and love for all things nail art! In 2011, I stopped hairdressing, as it became something that no longer excited me. I had already trained in nails previously so continued my training in nearly all the Georgie…

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#NOWTRENDING Dreamy lilac skies by Ashleigh Brace

By Callie Iley | 25 August 2020

Ashleigh Brace of May May Beauty chats with Scratch about creating this dreamy nail design and her life as a nail tech. “My time in the industry began when I studied beauty therapy in college when I was 17. I enjoyed it, however at the time, it wasn’t something I…

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WHAT I’M WEARING: Kirsty Coltman, Glamour and Nails

By Sophie Nutt | 30 December 2018

We want to see what you’re wearing on your nails! Kirsty Coltman, of Glamour and Nails, wears a nail design seeing lilac, berry and violet hues, finished with Swarovski Crystals. “I created these nails using Trilogy Nail Systems Acrylic in Blackberry, Venetian Violet, Plush Berry, Lilac Quartz and Clear alongside…

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FESTIVE FANCIES: Simone at The Nail Cabin

By Kat Hill | 23 December 2017

We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice! In the countdown to Christmas, we’re rounding up festive designs and products for the most wonderful time of year. Simone at The Nail Cabin, Lincoln, crafted this decant purple design. Using INK London’s Acrylink range as the base for her nail art, Simone then…

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PANTONE unveils Ultra Violet as 2018 Colour of the Year

By Helena Biggs | 7 December 2017

Ultra Violet has been unveiled as the 2018 Colour of the Year by global colour trend forecaster, Pantone. Described by Pantone as ‘a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade that communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future’, it hones spiritual and mystical properties – which make for stunning nail creations. “We…

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