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#NOWTRENDING Pink 3D flowers with marble by Gemma Pope

By Callie Iley | 6 October 2020

Reminiscing on her past and all she’s overcome, Gemma Pope of Gemma Pope Nails chats to Scratch about her future goals and her incredible nail art creations. When I left school, I was unsure of what career path I wanted to follow. I went into hairdressing initially at 16, however…

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Kayley Cairns

WHAT I’M WEARING: Kayley Cairns

By Sophie Nutt | 24 May 2020

We want to see what you’re wearing on your nails! Talented tech, Kayley Cairns, wears extreme nails seeing a patterned green design adorned with Swarovski Crystals. “I sculpted these nails using HD Pro Nails Acrylic on extra long forms from Krista Paulitti. I then decorated with an airbrushed design and…

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Crystal Parade Charity Nail Art Mix

Swarovski 100pc crystal nail art mix released in aid of CRY charity

By Zoe Wickens | 11 March 2020

Crystal Parade has released a limited-edition pack of 100 Swarovski crystals to aid nail designs and create eye-catching looks. The Nailing CRY Charity Nail Art Mix is in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity (CRY), which supports families who have lost loved ones due to Sudden Adult Death…

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Aimee Hamilton Lacquer Lassie Nail Tech

Tech Talk: Lacquer Lassie Aimee Hamilton

By Zoe Wickens | 26 February 2020

Scratch catches up with nail tech, Aimee Hamilton, to learn more about her industry journey… Aimee Hamilton of The Lacquer Lassie initially became interested in nails when she was about 10 or 11 years old, after stumbling across nail art tutorials on YouTube. “I became hooked,” she says. “I didn’t actually…

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Claire Wheeler Nail Tech

#ManiMonday: Striking crystal nails by Claire Wheeler

By Zoe Wickens | 24 February 2020

Scratch puts the spotlight on a funky crystal-studded nail design and the talented tech behind it… Nail tech Claire Wheeler, owner of home nail business Beauty and the Wish in Essex, has been working in the nail industry for two and a half years. “I have always had an artistic…

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#ManiMonday: Sparkling silver stilettos by Kristina Thompson

By Zoe Wickens | 17 February 2020

Scratch puts the spotlight on a silvery nail design of varying textures and the talented tech behind it… Nail tech Kristina Thompson, owner of The White Rooms salon in Bedfordshire, has worked in the beauty industry for 30 years and currently teaches students using CJP Nail Systems. “I found these…

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Mila Davidkova nail tech

#ManiMonday: Feelin’ Rosy

By Zoe Wickens | 10 February 2020

Scratch puts the spotlight on a striking, floral inspired nail design and the talented tech behind it… Mila Davidkova of Mila Davidkova Nails was a singer and nail tech in her native Bulgaria before moving to London to continue her career. She then switched to nails full time after undertaking…

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Karolina Nowak

#ManiMonday: Black heart nails

By Zoe Wickens | 3 February 2020

Scratch puts the spotlight on an eye-catching, alternative Valentine’s Day inspired nail design and the talented tech behind it… Karolina Nowak of Magnifique Nails Lab creates nail designs alongside working as a photographer and blogger. After passing her first nail exam in 2017, she has slowly increased her work as a…

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CND™ partners with Swarovski Crystals for festive collection

By Sophie Nutt | 4 October 2019

CNDTM has partnered with Swarovski Crystals for its festive nail colour collection, Crystal Alchemy. The five shimmering shades – available in both ShellacTM and VinyluxTM formulas – are inspired by precious jewels and include names such as: Lovely Quartz Rebellious Ruby Divine Diamond Sassy Sapphire Powerful Hematite “This collection introduces…

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Katie Foster

WHAT I’M WEARING: Katie Foster, Nomad Beauty

By Sophie Nutt | 23 June 2019

We want to see what you’re wearing on your nails! Katie Foster, of Nomad Beauty, wears a nail design inspired by the little green men from Toy Story! “My nails are my natural nails that I have been working on growing using Give Me Strength by Magpie Beauty, which I…

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