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SOPHIE’S SALON TRANSFORMATION

MEET OUR WONDERFUL SENIOR EDUCATOR SOPHIE HUDD @SOPHRAINBOWNAILS

Congratulations on the amazing transformation of your nail space Sophie! Could you please share some before and after pictures with us and explain your inspiration and style? I’m so happy with my recent salon renovation, it was looking really tired after 5 years and desperately needed an update! I think the new salon really reflects my nail style and personality, bright and fun! I found a wallpaper that was filled with pink and mustard colours, bold retro florals and cherubs and I based the rest of the décor around the wallpaper by adding neon signs, lava lamps, funky mirrors and lots of inspirational and feel good prints around the salon which adds to overall vibe. My aim when changing the space was to make our clients smile as soon as they walk in no matter what day they are having! From the feedback we have had I think we have managed to achieve it 🙂

What advice would you give to someone who wants to redecorate their space? I would say choose something that reflects your own personality and style rather than going with the latest trends. Something unique to you will make for a really lovely space to work every day and that your clients will enjoy. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours and prints or keep it calming and neutral, whatever suits you best!

Can you tell us about your nail career so far? I can’t believe I’m coming up to 10 years in the nail industry! It has been a crazy ride but I wouldn’t change a thing (apart from 3 lockdowns) LOL. It sounds really cheesy but taking pictures of your progress and where you started is so important so you can look back and reflect on your journey and achievements. What everyone has to remember is that we were all beginners once and you don’t gain skills overnight, it can be so hard and frustrating when you are first starting out but determination, hard work and never giving up on your goals will pay off! When I first started as a mobile tech alongside my full time job I never imagined It would become my career but now I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

What is your biggest career achievement? I’m so proud to have my own successful salon for the last 5 years and to have made it out of the pandemic, it was definitely touch and go at times! Also I have just achieved 5 years teaching for Magpie Beauty and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to have met so many other amazing nail techs in that time and work alongside a fabulous education team.

What is your favourite class to teach? I would say my favourite class to teach would be Magpie Gel Colour, Build me up, Perfect Poly and anything nail art related!

Which nail style do you enjoy creating the most? My favourite style to create is always something colourful! Bright colours and funky patterns make me so happy. I really enjoy nail art that is varied with a mixture of patterns and colours on each nail. Plain nude nails although very pretty are just not my thing!

What is your favourite professional range to work with and why? My favourite mediums to work with is Magpie Perfect Poly Acrygel and Magpie Gel Colour. Perfect poly is amazing to work with and really great product for beginners to work with. And of course Magpie gel colour for the pigmentation, long lasting effects and range of colours!

What advice would you give to technicians who have just begun their nail career? The best advice is to give it your all even when you feel like giving up, trust me I have wanted to throw my brushes across the room in a tantrum many times over the years haha! Invest in proper education and practise, practise practise! In the beginning I used to do my nails once a week because I was determined to improve. I would also practise on my friends, family and my partner whenever I could. I look back at old pictures now and cringe! But at the time I thought they were great and so did my friends (although I think some of them must have been fibbing at the time so they didn’t hurt my feelings)! Also get yourself on social media and advertise any work you have done, even if it is nail art practise on display tips it all helps for you to be seen and build your confidence.

What are your favourite Magpie glitters? My favourite glitters are anything iridescent, I love how they look different over any base and have so much depth to them! Personal favourites of mine are Astra, Flossy, Penelope, Marigold and Bonnie. I also love working with the magpie flakes, they are so soft to work with and the effects are amazing!

Thank you so much Sophie. It’s been lovely hearing all about your inspirational nail journey and salon transformation. If you are an #everythingmagpie technician who would like to be featured on our blog please send an email to ruth@magpiebeauty.co.uk with pictures of your space and work. We can’t wait to see!

Much Love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎︎

 

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SWEET TREAT INSPIRATION

Eight stunning neon pastel shades launched on Friday. Have you treated yourself to them yet? Today is the last chance to save 10% across all of our range in the spring sale using our discount code MAGPIESPRING! Team Magpie have shared their top tips and tutorials featuring our SWEET TREAT gel collection for you below.

Magpie gel colours are a very pigmented, creamy, full coverage formula which makes them fantastic for nail art. Magpie Brand Ambassador Jema Baynes @jellybayn_nails showcases each colour from our SWEET TREAT collection in her wonderful spring smiley design above.

Magpie Brand Partner Beckie Jones @boodoesnails shares her top tips for creating a perfect ombré design, “Arrange your colours with consideration to which blend well together (bear in mind blue and yellow will blend into green, purple and yellow will make brown etc), luckily enough Magpie arranged this collection in the perfect order in their promo.

Using your first colour to the left hand side of the nail, thin to win for this technique! Apply your second colour to the other half of the nail. Using your OMBRÉ BRUSH, blend the two colours down the middle. Repeat on every nail and cure. Repeat with a second coat and cure. Apply either VELVET TOP or GMS and cure. Buff over with a 100/180 grit buffer. Give the nails a thorough cleanse with PREP & DEHYDRATE. Paint on your squiggly swirls with BLACK GEL PAINT and cure. Nice and tight curves and chunky lines are the key!

Then using your CHROME TOOL, apply ELIZABETH CHROME DUST to the cured BLACK GEL PAINT, giving it a good rub over with the SILICONE TOOL ensure maximum shine. Give the nails a vigorous brush with the SOFT DUSTER BRUSH to disperse any unwanted chrome. Top it off with LAD, wipe the inhibition layer with MAGPIE CLEANSER and finish with your favourite CUTICLE OIL – mines either Mojito or Coconut!”

Magpie Senior Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist applied her chosen base colours, removed the inhibition layers with PREP & DEHYDRATE, then used the PREMIUM DETAILER 11 BRUSH to create pin stripes accent nails featuring our SWEET TREAT collection. She finished with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

 Magpie Ambassador Nicola Dannatt @redcarpetnailbotique shares the steps to her beautiful ombré floral design below:

 ❤︎︎ Apply Gel Colours JELLY BABY and FIZZY PEACHES to each side of the nail, blending the colours in the middle with light downward strokes. Cure 60 seconds then repeat for 2nd coat.

❤︎︎ Apply a thin even layer of FULL FOILED. Cure for 120 seconds then leave to cool for 60 seconds.

❤︎︎ Apply Foil FREDDIE. 

❤︎︎ Using ROSE GOLD GEL PAINT, apply dots to centre of each flower and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎︎ Apply an even layer of GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR (GMS) to entire nail and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎︎ Finish with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

❤︎︎Plain Nails: Apply two coats of JELLY BABY , finish with TOP IT OFF HOLO GLITZ.  

Magpie Educator Terri Copeland @terricopelandnails used the following products to create her spring abstract design: 

❤︎︎ BLACK & WHITE GEL PAINT+

❤︎︎ PREMIUM DETAILER 11 BRUSH  

❤︎︎ DOTTING TOOL 

❤︎︎ JELLY BABY, STRAWBERRY LACES & FIZZY PEACHES. 

Terri has a workshop available on the 29th April to learn how to create her abstracts and you can email her terri@magpiebeauty.co.uk for further information.

Magpie Brand Partner Lindsey Howard @witchfacednails shares her top tips  for creating freehand work like her incredible design above.

❤︎︎ Find things that inspire you, art is everywhere and don’t be afraid to put your spin on things.

❤︎︎ Mind block? I look through my magpie colours and choose a combination that speaks to me. Do your base first and normally other ideas will follow. 

❤︎︎ A vertical ombré can be achieved by using the gel bottle brush, don’t forget to wipe before putting it back into the bottle! Or by using an OMBRÉ BRUSH with gentle strokes. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, top coat brings it all together.

❤︎︎ GEL PAINTS! I use them on most of my sets, they stay in place when working on a different finger.

❤︎︎ Wipe the base colour with PREP & DEHYDRATE before painting nail art. 

❤︎︎ Nail art is always a work in progress, not entirely sure you like it? Keep going!

❤︎︎ Oh and magpie NAIL ART BRUSHES – I LOVE working with them!

Thank you to our Brand Partners, Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your  recreations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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PASTEL FOIL TUTORIALS

Add depth easily to your spring nail art designs with our new pastel foils. Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist features a selection of our latest foil releases on top of a BMU BUFF base and shares her top full coverage foil tips below:

❤︎ Apply FULL FOILED to a matte surface.

❤︎ Cure FULL FOILED for 120 seconds.

❤︎ Allow FULL FOILED to cool for 60 seconds before foil application.

❤︎ Use the SILICONE TOOL to firmly rub foil into edges.

❤︎ File free edges and encapsulate foil using BUILD ME UP CLEAR to prevent any chipping.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall shares the steps for her abstract design below:

❤︎︎ Apply 2 coats of FORGET MIA NOT  curing for 60 seconds in between each layer. 

❤︎︎ Swipe FULL FOILED in the centre of your nail. Cure in lamp for 120 seconds, allow to cool and then press pastel foils on. 

❤︎︎ Add stickers 073 with TWEEZERS and SILICONE tool.

❤︎︎ Paint a spot of GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR (GMS) then using TWEEZERS, apply GOLD LEAF and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎︎ Paint white dots using the DETAILER BRUSH and WHITE GEL PAINT .

❤︎︎ Encapsulate with a layer of GMS and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎︎ Add VELVET TOP and cure for 60 seconds.

 

Magpie Educator Laura Ann Francis @prettymissnailsandbeauty used the following products to creat her spring designs:

❤︎︎FULL FOILED

❤︎︎SQUIDWARD, ELMO, FLOUNDER, PIGLET, STITCH & RANDAL FOILS 

❤︎︎FRESH AS A DASIY 

❤︎︎VELVET TOP

❤︎︎ BLACK, WHITE, ORANGE, MINT, LAVENDER, YELLOW, GREEN & BLUE GEL PAINTS. 

❤︎︎ELIZABETH CHROME DUST 

❤︎︎DON’T BE TACKY GEL TOP COAT 

You can watch laura work on this design by clicking here.

 Magpie Ambassador Nicola Dannatt @redcarpetnailbotique shares the steps to her daisy design below:

❤︎︎ Use a base of GET A GRIP (GAG) PINK and GMS ROSA, curing both for 60 seconds in between each layer. Wipe over with PREP & DEHYDRATE.

❤︎︎ Apply thin even layer of FULL FOILED. Cure for 120 seconds and allow to cool 60 seconds.

❤︎︎ Lightly dab STITCH and SQUIDWARD foils. 

❤︎︎ Apply thin layer of GMS ROSA and cure for 60 seconds. This will mute the colours slightly so the flowers stand out. Once cured wipe over with PREP & DEHYDRATE.

❤︎︎ Using WHITE INKIE create daisy petals. 

❤︎︎ Once dry pop a dot in the centre of each flower with MUSTANG SALLY and add some dots for detail with WHITE GEL PAINT. Cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎︎ Finish with LAD, cure for 60 seconds, allow to cool then wipe over with MAGPIE CLEANSER.

Magpie Educator Becky Marlow @beauty_geek_76 used the following products to create her set:

❤︎︎LIFE OF RILEY, HONO-LULU & LILO LIL GEL COLOURS

❤︎︎RANDAL, SQUIDWARD, STITCH, PIGLET & FLOUNDER 

❤︎︎SILVER GEL PAINT 

❤︎︎FULL FOILED

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your foil recreations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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ARE YOU USING A DUST COLLECTOR?

The health and safety of technicians and their clients will always be of paramount importance to Magpie Beauty. Unfortunately nail technicians are at risk of over exposure if dust is inhaled on a regular basis, and the most dangerous particles are not even visible to the naked eye. Therefore a high quality dust collector is a wise investment as it draws dust particles away from technicians breathing zone. 

We work very hard to ensure all of our products are of incredibly high standards and our new dust collector is no exception. With a fan speed of 43,000 rpm 10% and lightweight slim design of 852g, our collector is the perfect solution to technicians dust concerns.

Our superior  dust collector is available in black/gold or white/gold and has a washable filter, ultra thin design and magnetic movable grill. The compact and powerful collector sits comfortably on technicians desk and is brilliant for mobile techs who have limited storage space. The grill and filter is easy to clean and runs quietly too.

Senior Magpie Educator June Gilbert has showcased our fantastic dust collector live on our Magpie Beauty Facebook group which you can watch by clicking here.

Purchase yours now at www.magpiebeauty.co.uk

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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR CATS EYE MAGNETIC DUSTS YET?

We love the unique effect our latest magnetic dusts give. All of our dusts have an incredibly super sparkly finish applied to the nail, however our latest dusts FELIX & KITTY can also be used with our MAGNET to give the effect of moving shimmer.

To use KITTY and FELIX we recommend mixing approx 5% dust with 95% Magpie GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR. You can add more or less if you prefer. Paint the mix onto nails, hover the tip of our magnet over the uncured mix and then cure. Check out Mrs Magpie’s video of her stunning nails showing off the magnetic shimmer here.

Magpie Ambassador Jordan Ward @jordanward_nailartist_x used a base of PERFECT POLY SWEET PEACH for her incredible design. After curing she removed the inhibition layer with P&D. Then she mixed GMS, KITTY & ECLIPSE painted and cured. Next she mixed GMS with DARK RED JELLIE to create a sheer pink, painted on top and cured. To finish her design Jordan added art using the BLACK GEL PAINT and DETAILER BRUSH then TOP IF OFF CLEAR. 

Magpie Ambassador Adelina Walker @hellobeautifulnailbar used the following products to create her amazing design:

❤︎BLACK BETTY 

❤︎GREEN JELLIE 

❤︎GOLD LEAF 

❤︎FELIX & MAGNET 

❤︎ELIZABETH COMPACT CHROME 

❤︎BLACK GEL PAINT 

❤︎GMS CLEAR 

❤︎GEL NO.2 BRUSH 

❤︎SILICONE & EARL TOOLS 

❤︎VELEVT TOP & TOP IF OFF CLEAR 

Magpie Brand Ambassador Sara Cady @glamourphile shares the steps to her pretty pastel design below:

❤︎ Apply a layer of COME WHAT MAY and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Mix 5 parts to 1 part of Clear GMS and KITTY. Apply on the nail with a GEL BRUSH and move the magnetic particles around the nail with Magpie’s cat eye MAGNET. When happy with the placement cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎ Randomly brush on PINK, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN & PURPLE JELLIES. Blend them into each other with an ILLUSTRATOR  brush. Cure when happy with the blend for 60 seconds. 

❤︎Top coat with your favourite Magpie TOP COAT and cure for 60 seconds.

Magpie Educator Anona Grice @nonaphillipa shares the products used to create her incredible celestial set below:

❤︎PERFECT POLY ROSÉ 

❤︎COME WHAT MAY

❤︎GMS

❤︎FELIX DUST & MAGNET 

❤︎PINK JELLIE

❤︎WHITE GEL PAINT 

❤︎TOP IF OFF CLEAR  

Magpie Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails used a base of GAG CLOUD & PEARLS A SINGER for her beautiful design. She mixed GMS,KITTY, FELIX & SKYLAR together and applied on top of PEARLS A SINGER. Finally she added details using GEL PAINTS and topped with LIKE A DIAMOND.


Magpie Ambassador Nicola Dannatt @redcarpetnailbotique used a base of RUBBER UP and GMS. She removed the inhibition layer with P&D then mixedGMS with FELIX (50:50) then applied FELIX dust to the nails. Nicola created cats eyes by hovering the tip of the MAGNET in a diagonal motion at each corner of the nail. Then using she blended RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE & PINK JELLIES and cured to create her stunning rainbow design. To finish Nicola topped with DON’T BE TACKY gel top coat.

 

Our cats eye dusts can also be chromed as Magpie Ambassador Jordan Ward @jordanward_nailartist_x showcases in her gorgeous celestial design. She used a base of PERFECT POLY SWEET PEACH again then applied details using BLACK GEL PAINT and chromed with KITTY.


Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your dust creations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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ENCAPSULATION FUN

Our new LED LIGHT WITH SPONGE is a fantastic tool to help techs easily encapsulate nail art products such as DRIED FLOWERS, SHELLS, SHAPES, ANGEL PAPER and more! Sometimes these products can be difficult to encapsulate against the curve of a nail or move position when clients cure in a lamp. Our torch has a spongy silicone head which allows techs to flatten products whilst flash curing.

To use our torch simply apply a layer of GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR to the area you are placing nail art. Place the nail art product onto the uncured GMS then press our LED SPONGE TORCH on top. The pressure and light will cure the object to the cure of the nail making it much easier to encapsulate. Our sponge is removable, enabling the light to be used to flash cure any gels and also to use alongside our popular FULL ON TIPS. Gel doesn’t cure on the silicone sponge and you can clean it on a lint free roller. Watch our torch in action by clicking here.

Magpie Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails shares the steps to her stunning encapsulated floral design below:

❤︎ Paint base of FORGET MIA NOT gel colour and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎ Draw a thick line using FRESH AS A DAISY and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎ Apply HANNAH BANNA to the free edge and CALA LILLY on the middle, blend with the ILLUSTRATOR BRUSH and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎ Apply GMS CLEAR to the tip of the line add PINK DRIED FLOWERS and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎ Encapsulate design using GMS CLEAR and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎Top coat with LIKE A DIAMOND gel top, cure for 60 seconds, wait to cool then CLEANSE.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Jess Kemp @jessrosebeauty used a base of BUILD ME UP BUFF then applied COME WHAT MAY gel colour. She added MARYBELLE flakes, MATILDA glitter, SILVER LEAF and PINK SHELLS. Finally, Jess encapsulated using GMS CLEAR and topped with DON’T BE TACKY.

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist used the following products to create her fabulous encapsulated design:

❤︎ IN THE BUFF/POWDER PUFF ACRYLIC MIX

❤︎ ICE QUEEN ACRYLIC 

❤︎ AU NATUREL ACRYLIC 

❤︎ ANGEL PAPER & GEMMA GLITTER MIX 

❤︎ DON’T BE TACKY GEL TOP COAT

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @thebeautyroombysarah used a base of BMU BLUSH for her fantastic set. She applied SHAPE STACKERS HOLO RHOMBUS onto a wet layer of GMS CLEAR and painted NINA CHERRY onto the remaining nails. Sarah finished with LIKE A DIAMOND gel top coat.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Nicola Dannatt @redcarpetnailbotique used the following products to create her lovely floral design:

❤︎FRESH AS A DAISY, BEA HAPPY, CRIKEY NORA & MISTY MORNING 

❤︎DRIED FLOWERS,

❤︎ BUILD ME UP BOTTLED CLEAR

❤︎GEL PAINTS BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, PINK, MINT & BROWN

❤︎MARYBELLE FLAKES 

❤︎GMS CLEAR 

❤︎DON’T BE TACKY

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your encapsulation creations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

 

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FEELING THE LOVE

CHECK OUT TEAM MAGPIE’s VALENTINES TUTORIALS & INSPIRATIONAL SETS ❤︎

Magpie Brand Ambassador, Adelina Walker @hellobeautifulnailbar shares steps to her amazing black ombré valentines design below:

❤︎ Apply your base gels and cure. Apply chosen colour and cure for 60 seconds. Apply VELVET TOP on the entire nail and cure for 30 seconds. Apply the CRUELLA pigment and create an ombré effect using the APPLICATOR brush. Once happy with the effect, cure for the remaining 30 seconds.

❤︎ Encapsulate the design using GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR. Apply an even layer of GMS and add the BLACK HEART SHAPES into the wet layer. Once happy with this step, fully cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎ Encapsulate the whole nail one last time with GMS clear and then apply LIKE A DIAMOND top coat.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Rebekah Pritchard @thebeautyspotstreetly used a base of GET A GRIP PINK followed by GIVE ME STRENGTH ROSA. Then she applied SNOOPY FOIL and used the BLACK & RED GEL PAINTS to create hearts. Finally she topped with VELVET to create a matte finish.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall used the following products to create her super cute valentines design:

❤︎ BABY BLOSSOM

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH

❤︎ BLACK & WHITE GEL PAINTS+

❤︎ RED GEL PAINT

❤︎ DETAILER BRUSH

❤︎ LIKE A DIAMOND

Magpie Brand Ambassador Kathleen Ryan @kmrnailss shares the steps to her lovely valentines design below:

❤︎ Paint your base colours of HONO-LULU, COTTON CANDY, DOLY DAYDREAM & COME WHAT MAY. Cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Remove the inhibition layer using PREP & DEHYDRATE ready for nail art.  

❤︎ Use the STRIPER BRUSH to apply chevrons to the tip using HONO-LULU and COTTON CANDY. Cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Add love heart and polka dots using the DOTTING tool and GEL COLOURS. Cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Encapsulate nail art using GIVE ME STRENGTH and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Finish with LIKE A DIAMOND. 

Magpie Educator Lucy Crossfield @ljc_nails used a base of BUILD ME UP BUFF for her stunning set. She used the BLACK & WHITE GEL PAINTS to create lines and used the RED GEL PAINT to add hearts. To finish she chromed the hearts using STEVIE FLAKES and topped with LIKE A DIAMOND.

Magpie Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist used the following products to create her fantastic retro set:

❤︎ WHITE, BLACK & RED GEL PAINTS 

❤︎ BELLA ROUGE 

❤︎ BABY BLOSSOM

❤︎ NAIL ART STICKERS 119 

Magpie Educator Becky Marlow @beauty_geek_76_ used a base of GET A GRIP PEACH followed by GIVE ME STRENGTH. Becky applied ANGELINA BALLERINA, added heart details using the RED GEL PAINT and finished  with LIKE A DIAMOND.

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist used the following products to create her stunning valentines set: 

❤︎ HEART SHAPES

❤︎ WHITE GEL PAINT 

❤︎ PINK GEL PAINT 

❤︎ CORAL PINK GEL PAINT 

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @thebeautyroombysarah used the RED, PINK & PURPLE JELLIES  as well as the HEART SHAPES to create her gorgeous valentines design.

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your valentine creations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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#MAGPIEMONTHLY CHALLENGE

Have you entered our challenge yet? At the beginning of each month we share an inspiration picture on our Facebook and Instagram socials. During the month you can create your sets inspired by our picture and on the 28th we ask you all to share your images. Please tag us  @magpie_beauty and #magpiemonthlychallenge so we can spot and feature your amazing creations!

Ashley Jordan @fancy_nancys_stockton created her super set of #magpiemonthlychallenge nails by using a base of BUILD ME UP BUFF builder gel, followed by CATS GOT THE CREAM and OH SANDY. She chose certain parts of the January challenge picture she liked and broke it all down. There was lots of layering to the design as well as mixing GEL PAINTS to get the correct colours. She can’t wait for the next challenge!  

Hollie @nailsbyh0llie used the following products to create her beautiful #magpiemonthlychallenge set and shares her steps below:

❤︎ FULL ON TIPS ALMOND 

❤︎ BLACK BETTY GEL COLOUR 

❤︎ VELVET TOP 

❤︎ GEL PAINTS – WHITE, BLACK, BROWN, ORANGE, PINK, MINT & GREEN. 

Hollie applied BLACK BETTY as a base, curing for 60 seconds between each coat. Then removed the tacky layer using PREP & DEHYDRATE. and applied a thin layer of VELVET TOP and cured for 60 seconds. Hollie used a selection of GEL PAINTS, DETAILER BRUSH.,STRIPER BRUSH (for those super fine lines) and a dotting tool (great for creating the perfect petal shape!). To create the design – she flashed cure for 10 seconds in between each detail to keep in place, then cured for 60 seconds once compete. As the GEL PAINTS are a tack-free finish they do not require a top coat which is perfect for the effect created. 

Kelly Scothorn @asprettyas_nailsbykelly shares the steps to her gorgeous #magpiemonthlychallenge set below:

❤︎ I initially started with the base colour layers of BLACK BETTY (middle finger design) and CAT GOT THE CREAM for the rest. Once cured for 60 seconds I wiped away the inhibition layer using PREP & DEHYDRATE. 

❤︎ On the inspo image I identified large shapes/blocks of colour in the background, so decided to do that with mine. I used NUT MEG, PIP SQUEAK, GOODNESS GRAC-IOUS ME, BLACK BETTY and FANNY ANNIE and applied them in uneven shapes. Some of those shapes were a custom mix of the gel colours and PLAIN JANE to match the original image. 

❤︎ I then went in with the curved contour lines using WILLOW TREE and the STRIPER BRUSH and added NAIL ART STICKERS 101. 

❤︎ Once cured, I added VELVET TOP to create the perfect matte base for the rest of the more intricate detail such as the vine leaves.

 Leanne Hammond @lannails_nails_and_beauty created her incredible design using the following products: 

❤︎ GEL COLOURS: OH SANDY, GMS CLEAR, BMU CLEAR, FULL FOILED, LAD.

❤︎ GEL PAINTS: GREEN, YELLOW, BROWN, BLACK, WHITE, ORANGE.

❤︎ CHROMES: KINGSLEY, STAR, BRANDY.

❤︎ FOILS: ALBERT, LEONARDO, ROMEO.

❤︎ ACCESSORIES : DOTTING, SILICONE TOOL, ROYAL SCISSORS, DUSTER, PREMIUM DETAILER BRUSHES 6,9,11

To create her bird, Leanne custom mixed paints and started with the block shapes. Then she spent time blending and mixing colours to add detail, depth and highlights. Team Magpie are so impressed!

Lindsey Ede @lindseyede_nails_and_beauty shares how she created her brilliant set below:

Once I had my base and colour of IN THE NAVY laid and cured, I wiped the nails with PREP & DEHYDRATE. Then added the butterfly NAIL ART STICKER 070 and custom mixed all the GEL PAINTS (white, black, red, yellow & blue) on my GLASS PALETTE to get the desired colours I needed to match the photo. I find GEL PAINTS better for fine line work and having the primary colours means I can create any colour I need. I started with the grey leaf vine and the teal green leaves, flash curing each stage. Then the tiny flowers, then the pale yellow stars – I drew a tiny A to create those. Then lastly added the fine yellow detail to the grey leaves. Finally, I gave the design a full 60sec cure. As I had used a sticker on two nails, I used GMS to encapsulate them. Finally a coat of LAD over all the nails. Removed the tacky layer with CLEANSER and finished with CUTICLE OIL. 

Samantha Lees @samnaylor_nails used the following products to create her fabulous set:

❤︎ NUDE JUDE, WILLOW TREE, NUT MEG, BELL-INI, GINGER ROGERS & JUNE BUG.

❤︎ MINT, LIGHT BLUE, WHITE, BLACK, GREEN, NEON CORAL GEL PAINTS.

❤︎ ELIZABETH CHROME.

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH & LIKE A DIAMOND.

Kayleigh Watkins @nails_with_kails shares the steps for her amazing set below:

❤︎ Apply FORGET MIA NOT as a base and apply VELVET TOP (I find this best for controlling nail art). 

❤︎Using PIP SQUEAK, FANNY ANNIE & NUDE JUDE, paint the semi circle details using the DETAILER BRUSH. 

❤︎ Mix DOLY DAYDREAM with a bit of PLAIN JANE for the pastel blue, as well as NUDE JUDE, and ROSEMARY & THYME. Paint the swirl details with STRIPER BRUSH, making sure to flash cure between each colour to prevent bleeding.

❤︎ Using COCO BEAN and the DETAILER BRUSH., sketch out the brown flowers. 

❤︎ If using NAIL ART STICKER 070, wipe over the chosen nail with PREP & DEHYDRATE., and apply the sticker, cap in with GMS. 

❤︎ Apply VELVET TOP to all nails. 

❤︎ Using the WHITE GEL PAINT+ and the DETAILER BRUSH., add the white details and botanical leaves.

❤︎ Lastly, finish off with some mini stars using the GOLD GEL PAINT, and gently topcoat with DBT.

❤︎ For the marble effect, dab HANDBAGS AT DAWN, PLAIN JANE, SWEET CORALINE and FRESH AS A DAISY onto a GLASS PALETTE, using the DOTTING TOOL lightly swirl the colours together, apply to the nail using the OMBRÉ BRUSH. 

Thank you to our Magpies for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your monthly challenge  recreations and use the hashtag #magpiemonthlychallenge #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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VERY PIRI

According to Pantone, the colour of the year 2022 is ‘a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with vivifying violet red undertone’. We love it! Check out Team Magpie’s Very Piri Pantone creations and tutorials below. ❤︎

Magpie Educator, Sarah Mills @thebeautyroombysarah shares the steps and products used to create her gorgeous set:

❤︎ Apply COME WHAT MAY as a base, curing for 60 seconds in between each layer. 

❤︎Remove inhibition layer with PREP & DEHYDRATE.

❤︎Mix AMETHYST into GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR and paint a midline, cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Mix ISABELLA into GMS, apply and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Apply layer of GMS to smooth, cure 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Apply VELVET TOP over whole nail and cure 60 seconds. 

❤︎Apply LIKE A DIAMOND topcoat over the midline and cure 60 seconds.

 

Magpie Educator Terri Copeland @terricopelandnails, used the following products to create her wonderful  marble nails:

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR 

❤︎SHRINKING VIOLET

❤︎TASTY TINA 

❤︎ GOLD LEAF 

❤︎ PETAL & TRIXIBELLE FLAKES 

❤︎ FRESH AS A DAISY 

❤︎WHITE GEL PAINT 

❤︎PREP & DEHYDRATE 

❤︎ONE STROKE 4 ANGLED BRUSH

If you would like to learn how to create this marble design and many others, Terri is running a marble workshop on Wednesday 16th February at  9:40am – 1:30pm. You can email terri@magpiebeauty.co.uk for further information.

 

To create her amazing statement set, Senior Magpie Educator, Sophie Hudd @ sophrainbownails applied a base layer of  GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR, followed by FULL FOILED, curing for 60 seconds in between each layer. Sophie then cut pieces of foil for the design in a mix of colours and randomly dabbed each foil on to the tacky layer of the nail, pressing down firmly to ensure adhesion, and making sure to leave gaps within the foils for the abstract look. Next using gel colour SHRINKING VIOLET, Sophie pressed her brush down half way up the nail to make the GEL BRUSH fan out to give a nice domed shape. Then pulled the brush down towards the free edge and filled in each side with the GEL BRUSH. Finally sophie used the WHITE GEL PAINT and STRIPER BRUSH to complete the design by painting two diagonal lines on the nail, making sure to have a gap between the lines at the cuticle area and for them to meet up at the free edge. To finish she applied TOP COAT and CUTICLE OIL.

 

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist created her fantastic opals using the following products:

❤︎ICE QUEEN 

❤︎FRENCH KNICKERS 

❤︎CLOUD NINE 

❤︎MONOMER & PURPLE INKIE MIX

❤︎ ROSEANNA FLAKES 

Magpie Educator Anona Grice @nonaphillipa shares the steps for her incredible amethyst nails below: 

❤︎ Paint the nails using PARMA VIOLET and Cure. Then apply RUBBER UP over the whole nail – do not cure. 

❤︎ Mix SHRINKING VIOLET, PANSY POTTER & UMA DAYS all with GMS to create some sheer mixes and apply to the nails randomly whilst RUBBER UP is uncured. Allow to bloom.

❤︎ Once bloomed, cure and apply MARYBELLE flakes.

❤︎ Apply GMS to the whole nail and add FRESH AS A DAISY through the middle whilst uncured.

❤︎ Cure and apply OCTAVIA flakes.

❤︎ Apply GMS and LIKE A DIAMOND to finish. 

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your very piri creations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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HAVE YOU SPOTTED OUR NEW EDITORIAL FOIL COLLECTION?

Foils are an amazing way to add detailed nail art with ease. Our latest foil collection features five fantastic newspaper/comic clipping designs. Save yourself time and stand out from competitors by following Team Magpies’ inspiring foil tutorials below.

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist features ZAC in her phenomenal set and shares her top full coverage foil tips:

❤︎ Apply FULL FOILED to a matte surface.

❤︎ Cure FULL FOILED for 120 seconds.

❤︎ Allow FULL FOILED to cool for 60 seconds before foil application.

❤︎ Use the SILICONE TOOL to firmly rub foil into edges.

❤︎ File free edges and encapsulate foil using BUILD ME UP CLEAR to prevent any chipping.

Magpie Educator Laura Ann Francis @prettymissnailsandbeauty shares the steps for her beautiful set:

❤︎ Apply base gel colours: FORGET MIA NOT, PRETTY POLLY, VINTAGE ROSE.
❤︎ Remove tacky layer and apply FULL FOILED, cure for 120 seconds, then leave to cool for 60 seconds.
❤︎ Apply ROMEO foil.
❤︎ Add details using the WHITE GEL PAINT.
❤︎ Apply ROSE crystals using RESIN.
❤︎ Finish with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

Magpie Ambassador Nicola Danatt @redcarpetnailbotique shares the steps to her gorgeous scrapbook set below:

❤︎ Apply one coat of PLAIN JANE, cure 60 seconds.

❤︎ Wipe away tacky inhibition layer using PREP & DEHYDRATE.

❤︎ Apply a thin, even layer of FULL FOILED, cure for 120 seconds, then leave to cool for 60 seconds.

❤︎ Apply LEONARDO FOIL, rubbing firmly.

❤︎ Apply one layer of GMS clear, cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Finish with DON’T BE TACKY.

❤︎ Full glitter nail: Apply one layer of CROWN JULES, cure 60 seconds. Apply HONEY glitter onto tacky layer, dust off making sure all glitter is laying flat. Apply one layer of GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEARand cure 60 seconds. Finish with DON’T BE TACKY.

❤︎ Plain nails: Apply two layers of GYPSY LEA, cure each layer 60 seconds. Finish with DON’T BE TACKY.

Brand Ambassador Sara Cady @glamourphile created her stunning set featuring the following products:

❤︎ LEONARDO FOIL 

❤︎ FULL FOILED

❤︎ NUT MEG GEL COLOUR 

❤︎ RED GEL PAINT 

❤︎ BELLA ROUGE 

Brand Ambassador, Adelina Walker @hellobeautifulnailbar created her brilliant set using the following products:

❤︎ FORGET MIA NOT 

❤︎ FULL FOILED 

❤︎ COSMO 

❤︎ GEL PAINT BLACK 

❤︎ COMPACT CHROME STAR 

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR 

❤︎ STRIPER BRUSH 

❤︎ SOFT DUSTER BRUSH

❤︎ SILICONE TOOL

❤︎ DOTTING TOOL 

❤︎ TOP IT OFF CLEAR

❤︎ VELVET TOP 

You can watch Adelina working step by step by clicking here.

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your foil recreations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎