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NEW COMPACT PIGMENTS | SAVE 10% OFF ANY 10

Introducing SEVEN new compact pigments

❤︎ SANTORINI

❤︎ SICILY

❤︎ FLORIDA

❤︎ DUBAI

❤︎ BARBADOS

❤︎ GRENADA

❤︎ PUERTO RICO

Swatches courtesy of Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails

Our compact pigments can be used to create ombrès, aurora/spot light and reverse nail art looks with ease. Check out our step by step application guide below and give them a go! 

APPLICATION STEPS

Step 1. Apply VELVET TOP COAT in an even layer and cure for 30 seconds.

Step 2. Use the GLITTER APPLICATOR brush or a SPONGE TOOL to generously apply the pigment to the nail. Once applied return to the lamp for a further 30s for full cure.

TIP: For a more intense coverage using the pigments you can apply into the tacky layer of your chosen base colour. Apply with a dabbing motion using your GLITTER APPLICATOR brush.

Step 3. File the free edge using a 240 grit file. Dust excess using the SOFT DUSTER brush.

Step 4. Encapsulate using a layer of CLEAR GET A GRIP or CLEAR GIVE ME STRENGTH. Cure for 60 seconds.

Step 5. Finish with your favourite top coat and cure.

TIP: If the blend isn’t flawless enough, add a layer of a milky white gel to soften or add shimmer using one of our sparkly top coats.

We are running an offer to SAVE 10% on ANY 10 pigments. Now is the perfect time to get stocked up for your summer sets.

Make sure to tag us in your #magpiecompactpigment creations so that we can share onto our socials too. We can’t wait to see.

Much Love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

 

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NEW BON VOYAGE GEL COLLECTION | NOW ONLINE

New Bon Voyage Collection

EIGHT gorgeous new shimmer gel colours, perfect for summer are NOW ONLINE HERE. Introducing…

❤︎ CHILIE HOT

❤︎ GOA GET EM

❤︎ KEEP IT RIO

❤︎ TWO TO TANGO

❤︎ JAMAICA ME CRAZY

❤︎ KENYA HANDLE IT

❤︎ VITAMIN SEA

❤︎ HAVANA GREAT TIME

Sarah Wooldridge @bysarahnailartist is swatching our new gel colour collection LIVE on our Instagram page magpie_beauty at 7pm tonight. We hope to see you all there!

Make sure to tag us in your #magpiebonvoyage creations so that we can share onto our socials too. We can’t wait to see.

Much Love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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NEW CHROME DUSTS | LIVE GALLERY

Six NEW Magpie Chrome Dusts have launched…

CHROME AB (iridescent)

O RIBBON (holographic)

ROSALINE (holographic)

SAGE (metallic)

ICE BLUE (metallic)

FROSTING (similar to Magpie Dust BRIDIE, offering less coverage for a more sheer frosted look)

Check out TEAM MAGPIE’S LIVE GALLERY featuring our NEW CHROME DUSTS below.

FROSTING by Sarah Wooldridge @bysarahnailartist

CHROME AB by June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist
TRIXIE by Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nail_artist
CHROME AB by Nicola Danatt @redcarpetnailbotique
CHROME AB by June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist
CHROME AB by Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist

CHROME AB by Nicola Danatt @redcarpetnailbotique
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NEW GLITTER GEL | LIVE GALLERY

Eight special effect GLITTER GELS have been released! Just like Magpie Gel Colours, our GLITTER GELS are HEMA free & soak off beautifully. They are suitable to be applied to any structure gels, builder gels, Artygel or acrylic.

There are six FLASH GLITTER GELS (which reflect light like a high bus jacket) in this collection and two standard GLITTER GELS.

You can watch our LIVE swatch with Sarah Wooldridge @bysarahnailartist on our Instagram page here and see some fabulous sets using our NEW Glitter Gel Collection by TEAM MAGPIE below.

MRS BOQUET & KISS YOUR TULIP mix by Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist
KISS YOUR TULIP by Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails
ROSE ABOVE IT (without flash) by Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails
ROSE ABOVE IT (with flash) by Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails
GET CLOVER IT by Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall
GET CLOVER IT (with flash) by Nicola Danatt @redcarpetnailbotique
GET CLOVER IT (without flash) by Nicola Danatt @redcarpetnailbotique
DON’T LEAF ME by Lynsey Uqhuart @sparklenailsbylynsey
ROSE ABOVE IT (with flash) by Lynsey Urquhart @sparklenailsbylynsey
ROSE ABOVE IT (without flash) by Lynsey Urquhart @sparklenailsbylynsey
SWEET PEA by Lynsey Urquhart @sparklenailsbylynsey

 

SWEET PEA over CHERUB BUILD IT by Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist
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BUILD IT™ REVIEWS

We would like to THANK TOU all for your recent orders and reviews of our BUILD IT builder gel range. Read some of our fabulous five star reviews below and get inspired by some talented Magpie technicians’ designs featuring our BUILD IT range.

Image courtesy of KIRSTAN HART @nailhart_ using BUILD IT MY LOVE, ARTYgels & VELVET TOP.

“If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to! Build It from @magpie_beauty it’s just divine to use. Self levels beautifully and holds whilst you tease those dips with a liner brush. Build It is the dreamiest of builders! It self levels and holds enabling you to do all five nails (if you want). The range of colours is stunning too! Obsessed”

Image courtesy of SAMANTHA LEES @samnaylor_nails using BUILD IT BUNNY, WHITE ARTYgel & WATERCOLOURS.

“My base in these is the new build it in shade bunny – the nicest builder gel I’ve worked with!”

Image courtesy of NATALIE JULIANA BAIN @nails_n.j using BUILD IT BUNNY

“Obsessed is an understatement with the new Build It gels! This is “Bunny” and I can’t get over how flawless it is even without refining it. Excited to see how my clients get on with it over the next few weeks. I bought the entire collection, all the colours were too tempting!”

Please keep tagging us in your beautiful BUILD IT creations and reviews across socials! It makes us so happy to see.

Much Love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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BUILD IT™ LIVE GALLERY

It has been so lovely to see all of your beautiful BUILT IT creations and fabulous five star reviews of our new builder gel range across social media this week. We knew you would all LOVE this product as much as we do!

Pinch the screen and zoom in to read below.

Our NEW HEMA FREE builder gel BUILD IT™ has been specially formulated to offer an incredibly hard wearing manicure which can be easily soaked off or infilled. Designed to provide extra strength and support for a natural looking nail overlay or extension.

Image by Kirstan Hart @nailhart_

Check out our TEAM MAGPIE creations below and make sure to share your work on our Facebook group Magpie Beauty | Nail Tech Community for a chance to be featured on our LIVE GALLERY too!

Much Love…❤︎

Design by June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist featuring MY LOVE BUILD IT
Design by Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall featuring BISCOTTI BUILD IT
Design by Jess Kemp @byjessnailartist featuring BUNNY BUILD IT
Design by Sarah Mills @bysarahmillsartist featuring CRÈME BRÛLÉE BUILD IT
Design by Anona Grice @nonaphillipa featuring CRÈME BRÛLÉE & BLONDIE BUILD IT
Design by Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall featuring MY LOVE BUILD IT
Design by Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist featuring BUNNY BUILD IT
Design by Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall featuring PAMPAS BUILD IT
Design by Laura Ann Francis @prettymissnailsandbeauty featuring POM POM
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BUILT IT™ QUESTION & ANSWERS

WHAT IS BUILD IT?

BUILD IT is a baseless builder gel which is available in ten beautiful shades. It can be applied in 1-3 structured layers to create incredibly strong short-medium length overlays and extensions. Build It has been designed to have an effortless self level formula. Build it can be used as a thin base layer or another Magpie base coat can be applied before Build It if technicians prefer.

IS BUILD IT HEMA FREE?

YES! Build It is HEMA, IBOA & DI-HEMA free, Vegan Friendly & Cruelty free.

WHICH CLIENTS ARE SUITABLE TO WEAR BUILD IT?

BUILD IT is a very versatile product. It will suit many. It is perfect for clients who are looking to strengthen their nails with a natural looking overlay or extensions. Clients can have Build It soaked off or infilled. Gel colours and our other art lines can be applied on top of Build It enhancements or they can simply be top coated.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUILD ME UP AND BUILD IT?

Build Me Up is a harder gel system than Build It, which means it can crack and chip if it is not applied in 2-3 structured layers. Build It is slightly softer so can be applied in 1 structured layer without cracking. We recommend infilling Build Me Up however Build it is excellent for soaking off or infilling.

CAN YOU INFILL BMU USING BUILD IT?

YES you can. BUILD ME UP is slightly harder which means BUILD IT can go ontop without any issues.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GIVE ME STRENGTH AND BUILD IT?

Build It is thicker in consistency and stronger than Give Me Strength. Give Me Strength can be applied in single layers to add strength to natural nails or applied in structured slip layers. We recommend applying Build It in 1-3 structured slip layers. Both can be infilled or soaked off. Some clients’ natural nails are too flexible or long for a structure gel like Give Me Strength – when they put pressure on their nails this can result in pocket lifting. Therefore by using a stronger product like Build It instead of Give Me Strength for this particular clients nails, the flexibility is reduced and pocket lifting is prevented.

CAN GIVE ME STRENGTH BE INFILLED USING BUILT IT?

BUILD IT is a stronger product than GIVE ME STRENGTH so we would recommend soaking off GMS or filing it down to the base layer before applying.

WILL THERE BE BUILD IT TRAINING?

YES! We have a variety of NEW courses being released alongside BUILD IT.

❤︎ BUILD IT Masterclass for builder gel beginners

❤︎ BUILD IT Conversion for those already trained in builder gel

❤︎ BUILD IT Conversion Webinar | FREE when purchasing our complete BUILD IT Collection

❤︎ EXTEND IT Mini Masterclass for those new to extensions or wanting to improve their skills

Contact your Magpie Educator for more information.

DOES BUILD IT SOAK OFF LIKE GIVE ME STRENGTH?

BUILD IT is SOAK OFF. Here we quickly removed bulk with a 100 grit file and soaked. We don’t recommend soak off at every appointment with any product. This can become dehydrating for the nail. We would recommend infilling the product.


DOES THE CONVERSION WORKSHOP COME FREE WITH THE COMPLETE COLLECTION?

YES! Anyone who purchases our BUILD IT COMPLETE COLLECTION will receive a FREE place on our conversion webinar. Magpie will be in touch via email to confirm a date after purchase. Our FREE CONVERSION WEBINAR will be hosted live online by one of our talented Magpie Educators. Educators will demo natural nail prep, builder gel overlay application, infill & removal. E-notes will be included. There is no qualification or certification from the Conversion Webinar.

WHICH TWO ARE BEST TO CREATE A GEL OMBRÉ?

One of our talented Educators Amanda Byrne @amanda_bynre_nailartist has created two ombrés using BUILD IT. Watch Amanda create her ombré using BUILD IT by clicking here.

BUILD IT BLONDIE & PAMPAS
BUILD IT FROSTED & BUNNY
Do we deliver products to NORTHERN ireland? 

YES. Northern Ireland is through magpiebeauty.co.uk. Southern Ireland you order via @magpie.europe or @nsinailsireland. They are releasing BUILD IT alongside St Patricks Day.

DOES BUILD IT NEED A SEPARATE BASE COAT?

BUILD IT is a baseless system. Make sure to apply the first layer as you would a base coat, nice and thin making sure to seal every free edge and cure for 60 seconds.If preferred BUILD IT can also be used alongside any Magpie Base.

WHAT IS THE CONSISTENCY LIKE?

The consistency of BUILD IT is not too thick, but not too thin that it runs into the side walls. It holds shape perfectly during application whilst self leveling effortlessly. Please check out our recent application reel by clicking here where you can hopefully see this.

HOW LONG CAN YOU EXTEND USING BUILD IT?

You can easily create a medium length extension using BUILD IT. One of our talented Educators Anona Grice @nonaphillipa has used BUILD IT CRÈME BRÛLÉE & BLONDIE below.

IS BUILD IT GOING TO REPLACE BUILD ME UP?

We are a brand that listens to our customers. Our customers will decide if this replaces BUILD ME UP. We do encourage everyone to try BUILD IT. We think you are going to be completely OBSESSED. There is a FREE Conversion Webinar for anyone purchasing the BUILD IT Collection. This is great, cost effective way to keep up with education.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE SUBSCRIBED TO OUR  MAILING LIST TO GET VIP EARLY ACCESS BEFORE OUR OFFICIAL LAUNCH BY CLICKING HERE!

 

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PSSSST…A NEW PRODUCT IS LAUNCHING SOON

Our new HEMA FREE builder gel BUILD IT™ has been specially formulated to offer an incredibly hard wearing manicure which can be easily soaked off or infilled. Designed to provide extra strength and support for a natural looking nail overlay or extension.

NEW Magpie Classes releasing alongside BUILT IT…

❤︎ BUILD IT Masterclass for builder gel beginners

❤︎ BUILD IT Conversion for those already trained in builder gel

❤︎ BUILD IT Conversion Webinar | FREE when purchasing our complete BUILD IT Collection

❤︎ EXTEND IT Mini Masterclass for those new to extensions or wanting to improve their skills

Contact your Magpie Educator for more information.

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MARCH MYSTERY KIT TEASERS

Two NEW gel colours have been revealed as part of our MARCH MYSTERY KIT.

This kit includes 7 items, 3 are EXCLUSIVE NEW products – 2 of which are the new spring gel colours featured above.

Purchase the MARCH MYSTERY KIT for only £30 plus VAT by clicking HERE.

We can’t wait to see your creations!

Much Love…TEAM MAGPIE

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FEBRUARY MONTHLY CHALLENGE KIT REVEALED

For February’s challenge we have selected a variety of Pantone colour of the year themed products that we think will be very popular with your clients!

You can buy the kit HERE for only £25+ vat. The kit includes 8 products – 3 of which are EXCLUSIVE NEWBIES!

We will be sharing step by steps and tutorials using the products from the kit and running a FREE LIVE TUTORIAL on our Instagram at 7:30pm on the 12th of February that will also be available to catch up.

Plus we are GIVING AWAY a £50 GIFT VOUCHER to our favourite entry. Please use the hashtag #magpiemonthlychallenge for a chance to win & be featured.

Winner for February will be announced on the 29th of February.

Much Love & HAVE FUN!

TEAM MAGPIE

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FEBRUARY MYSTERY BOX

Order your Mystery February Challenge Kit by clicking here.

This month includes eight products (three of which are exclusive newbies) for only £25 plus VAT!

If you order now you will receive your kit before everyone else as a Mystery Surprise Kit.

This kit will be available to purchase without the surprise (after dispatch of all Mystery Kits) as the February Monthly Challenge Kit.

Much Love…

TEAM MAGPIE

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NEW ARTYgel BRUSHES AVAILABLE

Seven NEW brushes have been launched today!

Our ARTYgel brushes have been designed to work in perfect unison with our ARTYgel range.

They are made from black synthetic hair and have a gold cap included. The water colour brush is made from Kolinsky. The complete Magpie ARTYbrush collection includes:

  • Detail 6
  • Detail 9
  • Detail 12
  • Illustrate 1
  • Illustrate 2
  • Gel 6
  • Watercolour 3

 You can purchase the complete ARTYgel brush collection by clicking here.

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PICK ‘N’ MIX GEL COLOUR SUPER SAVER WEEKEND

SAVE WHEN YOU SPEND ON OUR FABULOUS GEL COLOUR RANGE

Our HEMA free gel colours are a highly pigmented, creamy formula which is easily soaked off within ten minutes. We have a round top brush, which makes it perfect for getting a close cuticle application and a super tacky inhibition layer which is excellent for applying our glitters into.

A Magpie Gel Colour Mani offers results lasting at least three weeks of chip/lift free wear. With over 200 colours to choose from, our Magpie Technicians really are spoilt for choice!

SHOP OUR GEL COLOUR RANGE BY CLICKING HERE

HEMA FREE GEL COLOUR STEPS

1. Prep the natural nails using a CUTICLE TOOL to remove any non living tissue. Remove surface shine from the nail plate using a 240 ZEBRA FILE (not a buffer or wooden file). Scrub the nails using PREP & DEHYDRATE. Apply a layer of GET A GRIP to the nail ensuring the free edge are capped. Cure for 60 seconds.

2. After application of GET A GRIP, apply GIVE ME STRENGTH and cure for 60 seconds. You can build structure into a wet slip layer before curing if needed. Apply between 1-3 layers of GMS depending on the nail type. If required you can refine with a 240 grit zebra file once cured.

3. Apply the first coat of chosen GEL COLOUR over the entire nail, ensuring the free edges are capped. Cure for 60 seconds. Use a liner brush to get closer to the cuticles if needed. Repeat the same step to apply your second layer.

4. Paint a thin layer of chosen top coat onto the nails and cap the free edges. Cure for 60 seconds. Leave the nails to cool for around 60 seconds. If using TOP IT OFF, finish with cuticle oil. If using LIKE A DIAMOND, wipe away the inhibition layer using a lint free wipe and CLEANSER, then apply CUTICLE OIL.

TIP: Use a new lint free wipe on each hand and use different areas on the wipe for each nail to eliminate rubbing the inhibition layer into the surrounding skin.

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DREAM DUO DISCOUNT

Have you tried our BEST SELLING combination yet?

Our outstanding natural nail builder/structure gel products are an easy soak off formula manufactured in the UK. Both are HEMA, IBOA, IBOMA & DI-HEMA Free, Vegan Friendly & Cruelty Free.

Use discount code DREAMDUO to save 15% for a limited time only!

  • HEMA free natural nail builder/ structure gel manicure
  • Available in fifteen beautiful shades which can be layered to create custom colours
  • Incredibly strong yet flexible offering at least three weeks wear

Click HERE to purchase our Strength & Structure bundle which includes a FREE place on our workshop with one of our talented Educators.

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JANUARY MONTHLY CHALLENGE LIVE GALLERY

We will be updating this post regularly with our favourite designs from you all. So make sure you are tagging us on Social Media @magpie_beauty as well as using the hashtag #magpiemonthlychallenge  so we can find your entry!

The winner of January’s monthly challenge will be announced on Valentines Day. Purchase our #magpiemonthlychallenge KIT for £20+ VAT by clicking here.

SMUDGED HEARTS DESIGN by Magpie BA Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfectnails2017 featuring our Neon Pink Inkie & Neon Pink Gel Paint+.

FLORAL DROPS DESIGN by Magpie BA Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nailsfeaturing our Neon Pink Inkie, Stickers 060 & Red Coloured Leaf.

VARIOUS DESIGNS by Magpie Technician Lindsey Ede @lindseyede_nails_and_beauty featuring Cherry Blossom & NEW foil ERIC.

VARIOUS DESIGNS by Magpie BA Nicola Danatt @redcarpetnailbotique featuring stickers 075, Cherry Blossom, Stickers 060, Neon Pink Inkie& Red Coloured Leaf.

PRETTY IN PINK design by Magpie Technician Rimgalie Baker @hillsidebeautylincoln featuring Cherry Blossom, NEW foil ERIC, Hearts & Crosses Shapes, Red Coloured Leaf.

SWIRLY HEART TRAIL by Senior Magpie Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist featuring Cherry Blossom, Neon Pink Gel Paint+, Hearts & Crosses Shapes.

ABSTRACT FLORAL design by Magpie Technician Catherine Pickering @hummingbirdtreenails featuring NEW foil ERIC.


LOVE TREE DESIGN
by Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist featuring Hearts & Crosses Shapes.

LOVE HEART PENDANT design  by Magpie BA Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfectnails2017 featuring Cherry Blossom & our NEW foil ERIC.

CHERRY HEARTS design by Magpie Technician Hannah McGee @nailsbyhannahmcgee featuring Hearts & Crosses Shapes.

LOVE LETTER design  by Magpie BA Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfectnails2017 featuring Red Coloured Leaf.

MARBLE design by Magpie Techncian Sally Gebbie @sal_on_beauty36 featuring Neon Pink Inkie&Cherry Blossom.

FLOWER OF LOVE design by Magpie BA Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfectnails2017 Hearts & Crosses Shapes.

VARIOUS DESIGNS by Magpie Technician Lindsey Ede @lindseyede_nails_and_beauty featuringNeon Pink Gel Paint+.

FRAMED FLORAL design by Magpie BA Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfectnails2017 featuring our NEW foil ERIC.

The winner of January’s monthly challenge will be announced on Valentines Day. Purchase our #magpiemonthlychallenge KIT for £20+ VAT by clicking here.

 

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JANUARY MONTHLY CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT

EXCITING NEWS MAGPIES! We have launched a small special offer kit to take part in our NEW MAGPIE MONTHLY CHALLENGE. You can buy the kit HERE for only £20+ vat.

For January we have selected a variety of valentines themed products that we think will be very popular in the upcoming weeks with your clients. We will be sharing step by steps and tutorials using the products from the kit and running a FREE LIVE TUTORIAL on our Instagram at 8:30pm on the 17th of January that will also be available to catch up.

Plus we are GIVING AWAY a £50 GIFT VOUCHER to our favourite entry. Please use the hashtag #magpiemonthlychallenge for a chance to win & be featured.

Winner for January will be announced Valentine’s Day.

Much Love & HAVE FUN!

TEAM MAGPIE

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MEET TEAM MAGPIE: BA RACHEL MANSFIELD

Could you please introduce yourself to and tell us about your nail career so far?

I’m Rachel (@prettyperfectnails2017) I’m 39 originally from Hertfordshire but moved to East Sussex in 2007. Where I started a family and had 2 children now aged 11 and 13. I have a degree in Product Design BA(hons) which was my dream as a child to become a designer, but I never went down that path, instead I worked in an office.

In 2017 I decided that I wanted to start a hobby so looked into becoming a nail technician and took a local course and qualified in gel nails. Also that year I found Magpie Beauty and I have never looked back since.

So while being a mum and an office manager I did nail designs in my spare time, creating simple and easy to follow designs that any nail tech could follow along with.

Then COVID hit and the world changed. We all became an online network nail group within the beauty industry. This is where I decided to ramp up my nail step by steps to help all different levels of nail techs do nail art. I also qualified in acrylics and manicure.

In February 2022 I was asked by Magpie Beauty to become a brand partner, which of course was a dream come true. My nail journey just went from strength to strength from a few Instagram followers to over 50k in a short space of time. Then in 2023 my dream got bigger and I was asked to become a Brand Ambassador for Magpie and represent the amazing brand they are today.

Towards the end of 2023 I decided to open my own home salon and share my love for Magpie and my design to the world around me, which is where I am today.

Could you share some pictures of your nail space and explain your style and inspiration?

As my home decor is white and opened planned, I decided to go along the lines of simple but effective. Displaying the whole Magpie Gel Collection, glitters and foils on my walls and my nail step by steps in frames giving my clients that warm homely feel when they come and have a treatment with me.


What advice would you give to someone who wants to begin a career in the industry and create their own nail space?

Advice I’d give would be to take that leap and follow your dreams to become a nail technician. Invest in yourself and education to become the best nail tech you can be. Research brands that can offer well produced products that have high specs and good reviews. Also the support behind the brand and the education that is available when you need it.

Which nail style do you enjoy creating the most?

I do love a good floral design, but to be honest I like all designs on all levels. From lines to ombré to cute little characters the options are endless!

What is your favourite professional range (gel, builder, Artygel, acrylic) to work with and why?

Favourite range, well this is a hard one to choose, but I think I have to go with the whole gel range. From the base coats of rubber up and get a grip to the give me strength or build me up, colours and top coats. As Magpie does different products in each of these ranges there is always a solution that will work with a client and their style of natural nails to give your clients the best gel service that you can.

Looking back what advice would you have given to yourself at the start of your nail career?

I wish I had started earlier within the nail industry, but as I suffer with anxiety I put it off over and over again, telling myself I’m not good enough. But looking back now, I wish I had not listened to my demon on my shoulder and followed my heart. Don’t put it off, take that leap and believe in yourself!!

What is your favourite Magpie nail art range to work with?

I think my favourite is there Art Gel (old style) and there new Artygel range. The options are endless with using them as single colours, to custom mixing them to create nail designs or even using them as a full nail colour. They are easy to apply and use for detailed work plus they are a non wipe product.

I have to also add the nail art brushes, I have used and tried so many different ones but I always come back to the original (black handled) striper brush or detailer, I can’t live with out it and do all my hand drawn art with them.

Which Magpie techs inspire you?

I don’t think I have the space to name everyone but each Magpie tech that uses magpie has their own way of using the products and their own style. But I guess without Mrs Magpie and her team, we wouldn’t have the amazing products we have to create the amazing work that we all do!

What are you top 5 must have Magpie products?

Just 5….!!!
1. Get a Grip (all shades)
2. Build me Up ( all shades but I do love Buff)
3. Top It Off
4. Art Gels / Artygels
5. Striper Brush

P.S and the rest of the whole magpie range!

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?

5 years, well… I’d love to have a well established home salon. Maybe train up to become a Magpie Educator for Sussex and teach Nail Art. Even do some solo lives, but watch that space. But to be honest still using the amazing products that Magpie have and bring out in the future (I may have to win the lottery to fund my addiction lol)

Thank you Rachel! We have loved hearing about your inspiration nail CAREER.

 

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NEW YEAR SALE

Happy New Year Magpies!

TEAM MAGPIE would like to wish you all best for a sparkly year of success in 2024.

To celebrate, we have a 15% discount running across our product lines and ABT accredited Masterclasses. Use discount code NEWYEAR at check out and email an educator listed below to save on training. Pinch the screen to zoom in on our upcoming discounted Masterclasses.

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CHRISTMAS NAIL ART TUTORIALS FEATURING OUR NEW CHROME DUSTS

Five fabulous NEW dusts are available to purchase now. Our dusts can be chromed into a no wipe top coat or dabbed into the tacky (inhibition) layer of gel colour. TEAM MAGPIE show you how in their step by step tutorials below.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson created her starburst nails using a base of GAG CLEAR & GMS PUNCH, then chromed her starbursts using BLACK ARTYgel and NEW chrome dust DAZZLE. Alice finished her design using a variety of dusts mixed with GMS CLEAR; HUNTER, MERLOT, ELIZABETH, GARNET, with new gel colour FESTIVE AF too.

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailatrist shares the steps to her design using NEW BEETLE chrome below: 

❤︎ Apply a base of PLAIN JANE and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ File the entire nail using a 180 BUFFER. 

❤︎ Paint snowflakes using BLACK ARTYgel and PREMIUM 9 BRUSH. Start with a cross, then work in sections. You can watch Amanda paint her snowflakes here. 

❤︎ Flash cure for 10 seconds. 

❤︎ Using the SILICONE TOOL rub in BEETLE chrome. 

❤︎ Dust off excess using the SOFT DUSTER BRUSH. 

❤︎ Encapsulate using GMS CLEAR and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Finish with TOP IT OFF CLEAR. 

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahmillsnailartist used a base of COME WHAT MAY gel colour chromed over with NEW GLAZED DUST. Sarah also used BIANCA GLITTER, NEW GET LIT gel colour and SNOWFLAKE SLICES. 

Magpie Educator Lynsey Urquhart @sparklenailsbylynsey created her snowflake design using the following products: 

❤︎ RUBBER UP

❤︎ GMS – CUPID AND CLEAR

❤︎ GAG CUPID

❤︎ NEW CUPID CHROME

❤︎ WHITE ARTYgel

❤︎ PENELOPE

❤︎ TOP IT OFF 

❤︎ LIKE A DIAMOND 

Thank you to our fabulous Educators and Ambassadors for sharing their insiroaitonal sets and top nail art tips. 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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NEW NAUGHTY OR NICE GEL COLOUR COLLECTION

Nine delicious new colours, perfect for the festive season are available to purchase now. Our colours are a highly pigmented, creamy, HEMA free gels which are made and fully manufactured in the UK with excellent longevity. 

Mrs Magpie has swatched the full collection on her nails below. We know these shades are going to be so popular with your clients this season! Click here to purchase.

Thank you Mrs Magpie for bringing us another gorgeous collection and sharing your swatches.

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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MEET TEAM MAGPIE: NORTH LONDON EDUCATOR ANONA GRICE @NONAPHILLIPA

Could you tell us about how you joined the Nail Industry and became a Nail Educator for Magpie Beauty?

I did my first Nail course back in 2013 and soon after started working self employed within a Hair Salon and built my business up whilst working part time. In 2017 I finally went full time with my business and did my AET. Then I was invited to be a Magpie Educator in 2019 and have been teaching ever since! I’ve been using Magpie products since 2015 and have absolutely loved the products ever since! I don’t use anything else in my salon and I love teaching students about all the wonders of Magpie!

What are your favourite classes to teach?

Mani-Gel and Perfect Poly are some of my favourites as I enjoy seeing somebody brand new to the industry soaking up all the information and starting their journey. And with Perfect Poly I just love the product so much so I find it super fun to work with.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to become a Nail Educator for Magpie Beauty?

Knowledge is key! Knowing the Magpie products inside out so that you can answer people’s queries and questions. Standing out as an individual is also important to Magpie, everyone in the team has their own styles, skills and strengths. Your first step is having a teaching qualification and using everything Magpie.

What’s your favourite thing about being a Nail Educator for Magpie Beauty?

Watching my students grow within their own businesses and careers. Some of my students have trained with me from the beginning of their journeys and I absolutely love that! I enjoy seeing students again and again for courses and getting to know them personally and supporting them throughout it all. When I first trained there was no after support or business support so knowing that my students are comfortable messaging me with their queries and knowing they get the answer they require is super rewarding as an Educator. Also I am really passionate about Magpie Products so I love being about to talk about them all day!

Thank you Anona. We have loved hearing about your career so far as a Magpie Educator. You can follow Anona on Instagram @nonaphillipa and find her upcoming availability and contact details for training by clicking here.

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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR NEW METALLIC WATERCOLOURS YET?

Brand Ambassador Hannah Leahy @hannah_leahy_nails shares her top tips and why she enjoys working with watercolours so much below.

“I love that you can do some detailed work using them but also it’s great for more abstract designs. I guess it’s because they are so versatile. I think just using them to create your own style rather than feeling they can only be used for a certain style is a good way to incorporate them into your designs. I found trying to follow other people’s tutorials was really helpful but it’s also fun to just use them and experiment!”

HANNAH’S TOP TIPS FOR WORKING WITH WATERCOLOURS

You need to work fast and use plenty of water for the METALLIC WATERCOLOUR. 

Let the Paints fully dry before applying clear GMS or topcoat. 

I like that if you aren’t happy with the design you can wipe away with PREP and try again.

Use the Water Colours over VELVET TOP COAT.

Thank you Hannah for sharing your 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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HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?

At Magpie Beauty we are always listening to our customers and students. We want our products and Education to be the absolute BEST available for you! So we are now offering ALL of our ABT accredited Masterclasses live online as well as in classroom. This means you can now qualify in Manigel, E-File, Builder Gel and Acrygel if you are a beginner live online via zoom.

We will of course be ensuring that our current high standards of student success rates continue online by offering in depth training, coursework and high assessment criteria. Online students will have to complete multiple case studies after the Masterclass as well as a theory exam. The minimum pass rate for both theory and practical elements of a Magpie Masterclass will remain at 75% to become Magpie Qualified.

Our NEW Online Masterclasses will be kept very small so be quick if you want to grab a space to start or further your career with one of our talented Magpie Educators. We are kicking bookings off with our ACRYGEL Masterclass and have discounted our entire Acrygel range by 20% for a limited time. You can find various dates and times are listed below – pinch your screen to zoom! Please email your chosen Educator to secure your place. VERY limited spaces are available.


You can find further information on all training available with Magpie Beauty by visiting the Education tab of their website by clicking here.

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MEET OUR MAGPIES: LINDSEY DENNEY


Could you please introduce yourself and tell us about your nail career so far?

I’m Lindsey, (@lindseyede_nails_and_beauty) I’m 45, I got married last year after being with my partner James for nearly 20 years (I wanted to make sure he was the one), we have 2 children,2 rabbits and we live in Northamptonshire. I’ve been in the beauty industry for 14yrs, mainly a nail tech for the last 9 years.

In 2007 I decided on a career change and went back to college full-time with the support of James. I very nearly went into hairdressing as I always loved being creative with hair but my local college didn’t teach the particular course I wanted, so I decided to do a year of level 2 beauty and then level 3 holistic therapies. I worked part time in a local salon and also qualified in gel nails and acrylic nails whilst there.

I then became a full-time mum in 2010 until just after having my son in 2013. I had started doing my own nails and friends and family. This was mobile and some at home. We moved house in May 2015 and were able to set up a home salon in our 4thbedroom.  Through recommendation and word of mouth as a result of my creativity with nailart,  my business soon took off and by the end of 2015 I was doing  2-3 clients a day Mon – Fri.  Within 2 years I was full time. Whilst looking back at dates I found my old 2016 diary and most of those clients are still with me today.

My magpie addiction started in 2016 when they were just selling glitter and I had started following Sophie Hudd. Just like Magpies I am attracted to anything shiny and sparkly, so it was a perfect match.  When they started selling Gel colours I soon converted from my previous brand.  I was so impressed with the pigmentation and longevity of them. Soon followed their acrylic system and now I solely use Magpie.

What is your favourite thing about being a Magpie Technician?

I love that you can buy everything you need to be a Nail technician from one place, Magpie! I have found the products to be high quality, competitively priced and long lasting. I also love the friendly and helpful community it has built.

Which nail style/system do you enjoying creating with the most?

That’s a tough question, I mainly use the GAG/GMS, BMU & the acrylic system for my clients as I am a firm believer that one system doesn’t suit all, however I am really enjoying using BMU BUFF in pot version at the moment as I find it a gorgeous natural colour that has the perfect consistency for application.

Where would you like to see yourself in five years time?

In 5 years’ time, I would like to see myself as an educator either for Magpie or as an independent.  I am an advocate of high quality training and education which I feel is sometimes absent from our Industry in the UK. I have a passion for mentoring and developing people, so I would take pleasure in helping technicians to develop their skills. Equally, in helping technicians new to the industry in establishing their business practice. This is something that I have encountered informally within the Magpie community – I have been (and remain) an active contributor (helping people with issues) and I have similarly benefitted from the community myself.

What advice would you give to someone looking to start a career in the industry?

Research! Choose in-person courses that teach in depth knowledge of not just the practical side of nails but also the theory, health & safety, chemistry, pricing and the importance of professional only products and lamps etc. If possible, do your training with the brand as not all brands work the same. One of the reasons I love Magpie is because of the variety of courses they do, not only in application but business too. I would also advise them to set their business boundaries and policies early.

What is your favourite Magpie nail art range to work with? 

Another tough question,  gel paints are an obvious one for any nail artist and the new Artygel paints are a must have but I also love playing around with foils and flakes! There are just endless possibilities

What are your top ten MUST HAVE Magpie products?

Thank you Lindsey! It has been lovely to read all about your inspirational nail journey so far. We love your work!

 

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GIVE ME STRENGTH SUMMER SHADE INSPIRATION

GIVE ME STRENGTH also known as GMS is one of our oldest and BEST selling products! Our latest release brings our total collection of GMS to fifteen gorgeous shades, which can be worn in replacement of a gel colour, or used as a structure gel underneath colours/nail art. GMS provides support on natural nails to create a long lasting gel overlay. Used alongside any of our base coats, GMS can be applied in one layer for naturally strong nails or built up on weak nails using more layers to create an apex as a natural nail builder gel overlay.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Jess Kemp @jessrosebeauty created her structured manicure using the new GMS shade CUPCAKE finished with TOP IT OFF CLEAR TOP COAT. You can learn how to create a structure gel manicure on our STRENGTH & STRUCTURE WORKSHOP which has been running with great success! This workshop was released almost 12 months ago and it is still one of our most popular classes to attend live online or in salon. Our S&S workshop will show you how to take your gel manicures to the next level for only £40. Educators will demonstrate correct and precise base and structure gel application finished off with close up colour and a french tip. They will show you how to repair a split nail with silk, complete a safe soak off removal, infill and sculpt a short extension. There will also be a refresher of theory and Magpie product knowledge too. 

If you purchase our STRENGTH & STRUCTURE KIT or SAVING GEL BUNDLE you will receive a FREE place on this four hour workshop worth £40. All students will receive in depth Magpie training notes and a Magpie certificate upon successful completion, as well as ongoing support from their Magpie Educator throughout their career. Anyone who purchases our GEL BUNDLE will receive a 20% discount on all products as well as FREE place on our GEL CONVERSION or STRENGTH & STRUCTURE workshop. This is the perfect saving bundle for anyone converting to Magpie with exceptional value for money!

Magpie Brand Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails used the following products to create her lavender structured gel manicure:

❤︎GET A GRIP CLEAR

❤︎LAVENDER GIVE ME STRENGTH

❤︎LEXI FLAKES

❤︎STICKERS 051

❤︎LIKE A DIAMOND TOP COAT 

Magpie Brand Amabassador, Hannah Leahy @hannah_leahy_nails used a base of GAG CUPID followed by PRINCESS GMS. Then mixed  MARYBELLE flakes with GMS and applied to each nail. Next, Hannah buffed the entire nail and used BLACK ARTYgel to outline the design and chromed with ELIZABETH DUST. Finally Hannah encapsulated with GMS and LIKE A DIAMOND TOP COAT. 

Magpie Senior Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist used a base of BABYCHAM GMS and then used the BLACK, WHITE, BARBIE & ORCHID ARTYgels to create some one stroke florals.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall used a base of GMS STARKERS to compliment her florals which she painted using a section of ARTYgels. If you purchase our complete bundle of ARTYgels here you can join our four hour online ARTYgel design workshop for FREE!

Thank you to our Ambassadors for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your GMS 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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MEET TEAM MAGPIE: MAGPIE EDUCATOR RUTH MUNRO

We are very proud of our fabulous Educator, Ruth Munro @littleblankspaces who scooped the title for Educator of the Year at the Scottish NBL awards last weekend. Ruth has been teaching with us for 6 years, covering the Highlands of Scotland based in Inverness and  hosts regular online training via zoom too. She specialises in  business and social media as well as converting technicians who are new to Magpie. Ruth is also a finalist for the Scratch Star Awards in the ‘Nail Business Mentor’ and ‘Shooting Star’ categories taking place at the end of the month – we wish her the best of luck! You can read more about Ruth’s nail career in her interview below.

could you tell us about how you joined the nail industry and became a Nail Educator for Magpie Beauty? 

I joined the nail industry almost nine years ago now, by purchasing an online nail course for gel extensions using tips. The following year I attending a week of private 1:1 training with a Nail Educator based in Edinburgh to become qualified in acrylics, e-file and nail art. At the time I was studying to be a secondary English teacher at the University of Glasgow. Over the next few years, I built up a base of clients in Glasgow and my hometown of Inverness. 

When Magpie opened up their first applications to become an Educator, I sent my CV in thinking there was no chance I would ever have even be considered. So I was absolutely delighted when Sarah asked me to come down to bootcamp training at Magpie HQ in Chesterfield. 

When I was offered the job, I decided to leave University to pursue my career as a Nail Technician and Educator fully, instead of completing my honours degree – this was the best decision I’ve ever made, despite almost everyone around me at the time telling me the opposite!

What advice would you give to someone wanting to become a Nail Educator for Magpie Beauty? 

Attend as many of our courses as you can. Challenge yourself and be consistent on social media. To be an educator for Magpie you need to know the products inside out and be able to use a variety of product ranges too. You also need to showcase your knowledge and skills – the Magpie Facebook Group is a fantastic way to do this as well as using the hashtags #magpiebeauty #everythingmagpie on Instagram. You also need to be able to teach! So holding a teaching qualification is essential.

What is your favourite thing about being a Nail Educator for Magpie Beauty?

My students’ results. When my students tell me they have a new found confidence with their skills and application, or finally are able to charge their worth and make healthy annual profits I am delighted for them. When I trained to become a Nail Technician, there was no business or social media guidance and I was very much left to my own devices once I qualified. So it has always been a goal of mine to fill the gaps the industry had for such a vital part of being a Nail Technician – being able to run a business effectively! 

Magpie Beauty are highly regarded in the industry for their high quality of cost effective products, customer care and support, transparency and close relationship with their consumers. Their ethos is something which I value and share with my students, it is another favourite thing I love about teaching for Magpie.


What are your favourite classes to teach? 

Business management, conversions, social media and marketing. I love showing students how to get the most from their careers and making social media easy to understand and use. I also love welcoming those who are new to the brand and supporting them as they convert.

 

What awards have you been nominated for in the past/are currently nominated for? 

In 2019 I won ‘Best Nail Art’ at the Scottish NBL awards and was a finalist for ‘Best use of Social Media’ in the Scratch Star Awards. Then I was a finalist in the Scratch Star awards for ‘Nail Team of the Year’ and ‘Best Uk Nail Blogger/Vlogger’ in 2021. Last year I placed second for ‘Nail Educator of the Year’ receiving a highly commended certificate from the Scottish NBL awards and won the title the following year in 2023. I am currently a finalist for ‘Nail Business Mentor of the Year’ and ‘Shooting Star’ in the Scratch star awards.

Thank you for sharing your nail career with us Ruth! If you would like to book a 1:1 or small group training session with Ruth online or in salon, you can find further information and booking details via her website linked here.

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SKILL SCHOOL CLASS OF 2023

We’re you part of our Skill School class of 2023? Over 40 students joined TEAM MAGPIE for three incredible days of intense training last month. Students arrived to a warm welcome and introduction from TEAM MAGPIE and were spoilt with a kit full of unseen Magpie releases as well as exclusive Magpie Skill School items.  

 

Nicolette Safar-Manesh @nicolettesnails kicked off training with  a  social media seminar, then Senior Educator June Gilbert @junegilbertnailartist showcased our compact pigments. June taught a variety of salon speed summer designs and Nicolette focused on reels and instagram. The day finished with a watercolour training session from Magpie Ambassador Sylvia Kucio @indiglownails which taught students how to create some floral designs.

Day two began with Senior Educator Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails showcasing the new ARTYgel range in a variety of summer abstract, floral, and celestial designs followed by Magpie Educator Terri Copeland @terricopelandnails covering some summer marbles. Magpie Educator Ruth Munro @littleblankspaces finished the day with a Business Management session focusing on marketing and advertising.


On our final day of Skill School Magpie Ambassador Sylvia Kucio @indiglownails taught one stroke using the new ARTYgels and Senior Magpie Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist taught everyone how to perfect their chrome Magpies. Training closed with a question and answer session with Magpie Brand Ambassadors Nicola Dannat @redcarpetnailbotique, Rebekah Pritchard @rebekahxpritchard, Stephanie Hathrill @stephie_nails, Sylvia Kucio @indiglownails. All of our students graduated and received certificates presented by Sarah Shakespeare @mrs_magpie.


Skill School ended with a delicious meal and fabulous party on Friday night. Students had the opportunity to meet more members of TEAM MAGPIE and dance the night away. If you missed skill school and would like to further your training with us, Magpie Educators have live online and pre reordered classes which you can find further information and booking details here.

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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR COMPACT NEON PIGMENTS YET?

We have released seven new neon pigments, which brings our complete  compact pigment collection to a grand total of 37! Simply apply our pigment into the tacky layer of our GEL COLOUR, ARTYgels or VELVET TOP COAT and encapsulate before top coating. TEAM MAGPIE have shared their fabulous designs and tutorials using our NEON PIGMENT COLLECTION below.

To create her sunset ombré design, Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist applied TACKY WHITE ARTYgel to the whole nail and cured, then applied compact pigment CUBA, TURKEY & MADAGASCAR to the white. Amanda created a mixture of PINK JELLIE & FRESH AS A DAISY and applied the bottom half of the nail and then cured.  Next she applied VELVET TOP and cured. For the sun, she mixed a tiny amount of BANANA ARTYgel to the white ARTYgel and drew a half moon on the pink white jellie line. Amanda then drew a few lines using the same yellow mix to make it look like the sun is reflecting on the water and finished the design by drawing palm trees with BLACK ARTYgel, top coated with like a diamond.

Magpie Brand Ambassador, Alice Daisy Morrey @onenailtorulethemall used a base of GMS NUDIE and GMS CUPID, then created some swirls using the TACKY WHITE ARTYgel and applied all of the NEON PIGMENT COLLECTION to create funky design.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails used the following products to create her pigment nail art:

❤︎ COMPACT NEON PIGMENT COLLECTION 

❤︎ BLACK BETTY

❤︎ BLOOMING LOVELY

❤︎ PLAIN JANE 

❤︎ GLITTER FAN BRUSH

❤︎ STICKERS 128

Magpie Senior Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartistused all of the newCOMPACT NEON PIGMENT COLLECTION apart from Madagascar to create her nails.

 

Magpie Brand Partner Jess Beardwell @jesses_gels used a base of FORGET MIA not, removed the inhibition layer with PREP & DEHYDRATE and buffed with a 240 buffer. Then she painted a French usingTACKY WHITE ARTYgel and cured. Using the APPLICATOR BRUSH, Jess dabbedCUBA at the tip of the nail and dabbed upwards gently then repeated withTURKEY to go over for a smooth blend. Next Jess encapsulated with GMS CLEAR, cured, removed the tacky layer and painted swirls using WHITE ARTYgel, cured and top coated.

Thank you to our brand Ambassadors, Partners and Educators for sharing their tutorials and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your pigment 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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ASHGATE HOSPICE SPARKLE WALK SPONSORSHIP

Magpie Beauty have proudly sponsored the t-shirts and medals for Ashgate Hospice’s sparkle walk for the third year running at the weekend. This is a big event for the local hospice close to Magpie HQ.

To say Ashgate hospice holds a special place in Magpies heart is an understatement. Many will know how special hospice care is and will have unfortunately have first hand experience like the company director of Magpie, Sarah Shakespeare and Damien Shakespeare have. They completed the walk with Team Magpie for Damien’s mum and dad, as well as Sarah’s mum and Nan who were all given such wonderful care at the hospice.

Magpie are so close to being awarded the Ashgate Hospice nurses tunic which you revive once you have donated a nurses salary to the charity. They do everything they can to help and support this charity by sponsoring this event and also taking part.

Please donate to TEAM MAGPIE by click here if you can.  

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A BLANK CANVAS HAS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES…

Magpie ARTYgel colours have been formulated with the perfect consistency which does not run, it enables technicians to control with ease around the cuticle for a close on point full nail coverage application and create intricate artwork for maximum jaw dropping effects! We are offering a FREE space on our ARTYgel workshop with senior educator Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails and a 20% discount if you purchase the complete collection by clicking here.

Magpie Educator Ruth Munro @littleblankspaces shares the steps to create her fun ARTYgel design below:

❤︎ Apply FULL ON TIPS ALMOND PEACH.

❤︎ Using the STRIPER BRUSH and DOTTING TOOL  create abstract shapes and swirls using BARBIE, NEMO,  BANANA,  ORCHID, MOJITO & OCEAN.

❤︎ Apply NAIL ART STICKERS 101, 112, 087, 067, 064, 056, 106 using TWEEZERS.

❤︎ Encapsulate design using GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR.

❤︎ Finish with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

Magpie Ambassador Fie Persden @fiepersden.dk used BANANA, BUBBLEGUM, ORCHID, MOJITO & BABY BLUE to create her summer florals over a base of GMS TRUFFLE and finished with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall used the following products to create her floral french tip design:

❤︎GMS TRUFFLE

❤︎ ARTYgels: ARMY, WHITE, BANANA, APRICOT, BUBBLEGUM & CHILLI 

❤︎LIKE A DIAMOND 

❤︎DETAILER, ILLUSTRATOR & STRIPER BRUSH


Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist used a base of BMU BLUSH followed by two coats of PINK GAG for her french design. Amanda used the TRANSLUCENT ARTYgel to paint french tips, then chromed with ANONA and finished with BMU CLEAR & LAD.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Nicola Dannatt @redcarpetnailbotqiue shares the steps to her palm tree design below: 

❤︎ Apply ARTYgel’s OCEAN to one side of the nail and BUBBLEGUM to the other, blending down the centre, keeping the product thin. Cure.

❤︎ Apply a second thin layer, using the same technique as before. Cure.

❤︎ Apply a thin layer of GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR over entire nail. Cure.

❤︎ Using the PREMIUM OMBRÉ BRUSH apply Glitters REBECCA to BUBBLEGUM and FREYA to OCEAN. Overlapping slightly in the centre, dust away excess with DUSTER BRUSH. Apply thin layer of GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR to entire nail. Cure.

❤︎ Wipe away inhibition layer using PREP & DEHRDRATE. Lightly buff and wipe again. 

❤︎ Create palm tree design using ARTYgel BLACK and PREMIUM DETAILER 11. Adding small highlight reflections using ARTYgel WHITE. Cure.

❤︎ Apply TOP IT OFF CLEAR. Cure.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall used ICED GEM gel colour as her base and created checkered board and florals using the ROYAL BLUE ARTYgel, finished with LAD. 

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your ARTYgel 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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NEW MASTER THE OVERLAY MASTERCLASS


Our latest ABT accredited Masterclass will teach you how to MASTER builder gel and Artygel overlays with ease. This Masterclass is available to qualified gel technicians who would like to train LIVE ONLINE or IN CLASSROOM with a Magpie Educator.

Our Perfect Poly Acrygel combines all the benefits of our acrylic and builder gel to create the perfect odourless, mouldable system. For clients who prefer to wear a builder gel, our Build Me Up system is a fantastic self levelling and long lasting product. By training in both systems, technicians will be able to offer the perfect overlay suitable for a variety of clients’ needs.

Master The Overlay covers Magpie product knowledge, health and safety, allergies, legal requirements, chemistry, nail preparation, Artygel and builder gel overlays, maintenance, troubleshooting and aftercare advice.  Students will receive an in depth Magpie training manual and an ABT accredited certificate of attendance upon successful completion. 

Education is so important as a nail technician. Magpie classes will fill you with knowledge and spark new levels of creativity. Our senior educator Sophie Hudd is running a LIVE ONLINE Master The Overlay 4hr ABT accredited training session for £100 on Saturday 27th May @10am – 2pm with very limited spaces available. For further information and bookings please email sophie@magpiebeauty.co.uk.

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

 

 

 

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STRENGTH & STRUCTURE WORKSHOP SUCCESS

Over the past six months our Strength & Structure workshops have been running with great success both live online and in salon. We are on a mission to help technicians create the perfect, long lasting, structured gel manicure using our DREAM DUO with no finish filling required.

Our S&S workshop will show you how to take your gel manicures to the next level for ONLY £40. Educators will demonstrate correct and precise base & structure gel application finished off with close up colour and a french tip. They will show you how to repair a split nail with silk, complete a safe soak off removal, infill and sculpt a short extension. There will also be a refresher of theory and Magpie product knowledge too.

If you purchase our STRENGTH & STRUCTURE KIT or GEL BUNDLE you will receive a free place on this four hour workshop worth £40. Suitable for any techs wanting to convert to Magpie, improve confidence and skill with natural nail manicures using our winning combination GET A GRIP & GIVE ME STRENGTH.

Education is so important as a Nail Technician! Magpie classes are fun and spark new levels of creativity.  Visit the Education information section of our website by clicking HERE. Contact one of the talented Magpie Educators to
inquire about upcoming classes.

You can find a variety of designs including tutorials by our fabulous Ambassadors and Educators using our DREAM DUO by clicking HERE. Remember to tag us in your structured gel manicures 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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BOHO BABE

Our latest gel collection, ‘BOHO BABE’ features eight highly pigmented, creamy, pastel gel colours, perfect for spring. We have rounded up some of TEAM MAGPIE’S trending creations and step by steps featuring this collection below.

Magpie BA Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails used the following products to create her delicate floral design: 

❤︎ GAG PINK

❤︎ BOHO BABE COLLECTION  

❤︎ ICE LOLLY, SEA SHELL

❤︎ WHITE GEL PAINT+ 

❤︎ PRIMROSE CHROME DUST

❤︎ PREMIUM DETAILER BRUSH 11

❤︎ SILICONE TOOL

❤︎ SOFT DUST BRUSH

❤︎ GMS CLEAR

❤︎ TOP IT OFF CLEAR

You can watch Natalie’s reel tutorial  by clicking here.

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahnailartist created her seamless ombréd set using KEEP KARMA, DEJA BLUE and PINK ELEPHANT.

Magpie BA Rebekah Pritchard @thebeautyspotstreetly began by creating her overlay base using GAG PINK and GMS ROSA, then applied TOP IT OFF CLEAR. Next, using DEJA BLUE she created the main swirl with lots of movement. While DEJA BLUE was still wet, she sprinkled ICE QUEEN ACRYLIC POWDER over the wet gel and cured. Rebekah repeated her swirl and acrylic technique steps using colours – DAISY CHAIN, PEPPERMINT, SANDY TOES, CELESTIAL SKY. Finally she created additional swirls using GOLD GEL PAINT but did not add acrylic powder to the gold. The contrast between matte and shiny added to the effect of this trending swirl style.

Magpie BA Stephanie Hathrill @stephie_nails used the following products to create her floral design paired perfectly with chrome outlines:

❤︎ GAG TRUFFLE 

❤︎ GMS PETAL 

❤︎ DEJA BLUE 

❤︎ KISS ME KATE 

❤︎ GEL PAINTS – GREEN, BLACK, YELLOW & BROWN 

❤︎ ELIZABETH

❤︎ FANNIE ANNIE 

❤︎ STRAWBERRY LACE

❤︎ UGLY BETTY 

❤︎ PLAIN JANE

❤︎ LAD 

❤︎ PREMIUM DETAILER BRUSH 11

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist used the entire BOHO BABE COLLECTION for her pastel and chrome swirled design. To create the chrome details, Amanda used BLACK GEL PAINT and ELIZABETH chrome and finished with LAD.

Magpie Educator Lynsey Urquhart @sparklenailsbylynsey used the following products to create her floral one stroke and french design:

❤︎ GAG CUPID 

❤︎ DEJA BLUE 

❤︎ ROSEANNA FLAKES 

❤︎ GEL PAINTS – WHITE, WHITE GEL PAINT+, GREEN, PINK, & YELLOW 

❤︎ DETAILER, ILLUSTRATOR, ANGLE ONE STROKE 4 and STRIPER BRUSH 

❤︎ GMS CLEAR 

❤︎ VELVET TOP

❤︎ FULL ON TIPS ALMOND

If you would like to learn how to create flowers like these, Lynsey has a pre recorded one stroke nail art class available to book. You can contact her via email lynsey@magpiebeauty.co.uk to receive further information and booking details.

Magpie BA Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall applied two coats of GMS CUPID, cured, then applied DAISY CHAIN, DEJA BLUE, KEEP KARMA, STRAWBERRY LACE, MEDOW MAMA, PICCA-LILLY & SEASHELL with a brush stroke motion using GEL BRUSH 4, all without curing so they slightly blended. Then Alice cured and added any colours that needed an extra brush stroke, dabbed on some GOLD LEAF and topped with LAD to finish her abstract tip design. 

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your BOHO BABE 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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FEELING THE LOVE

TEAM MAGPIE have rounded up some of our Magpie users’ valentines designs. Check out their tutorials and top tips for nail art below!

Melanie Mana @melous_nails shares the steps to her rainbow chrome heart design…

1. Base colour of your choice. Cure each layer.

2. Apply a layer of clear GMS and cure.

3. Wipe the clear GMS layer thoroughly with PREP solution on a lint-free wipe.

4. Buff it with a 240 BUFFING FILE. Don’t forget sidewalls and cuticle area.

5. Wipe the dust with a fresh lint-free wipe soaked with prep solution.

6. Do your art with BLACK GEL PAINT and cure.

7. Add your CHROME with the SILICONE TOOL, brush off the excess.

8. GMS layer. Cure.

9. TOP COAT. Cure.

Melanie’s Top Tips

When doing chrome on a specific area of the nail i.e. not a full nail chrome, I find it important to use a new LINT-FREE WIPE when wiping the tacky layer of the GMS before and after roughing the surface. In doing so, you’re less likely to add inhibition layer residue on the base colour thus avoiding the chrome to stick to the base colour. On this design I’d also suggest adding the chrome dusts to the bottom hearts first and work your way up as dust is less likely to fly away and land on the other hearts.

Natalie Pitts @nataliepittsnaildesign used the following products for her love letter nail design:

 

GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, FUNTIME FRANKIE & JUMPING FOR JOY GEL COLOURS

WHITE GEL PAINT 

HEARTS GLITTER SHAPES

DOTTING TOOL

STRIPER BRUSH 

MIXING PALETTE

Natalie shares her nail art tips with us, “To help build your confidence, you can always flash cure in between each stage of a design to secure the previous stage in place, that way if you make a mistake later on, you can wipe it away using a LINT-FREE WIPE and PREP & Dehydrate without having to start over. To help keep your lines straight, use the full length of the STRIPER BRUSH to your advantage. I find when doing stripes or art work that involves lines, the striper brush does most of the steady work for me! Just make sure that your brush is evenly loaded with product. A dotting tool is handy for more than just polka dot designs. I sometimes use it to ‘colour in’ a larger shape, to mix glitters and GMS, or even to create abstract flowers.”

Lily Moore @beautybylillylou Lily told us her top tip, “…with small detailed art like this, flash cure between each layer using the magpies LED LIGHT TORCH!  She takes us through each section of her valentines design below: 

The Bee: I first applied PICCA-LILLY to get the base shape of the bee, then I used BLACK GEL PAINT to add dots to create the head, tail and  lines to create the bees stripes. Add 2 white dots to make the wings. You now have your little bee!

Daisy: I used WHITE GEL PAINT and made a small dot where the middle of the daisy would be then dots around where I wanted the petals. With a detail brush I drag from the petal dot into the middle of the flower dot to create the petals. These can be big or smaller depending on the size of the dots you do! Add a little dot of PICCA-LILLY to finish of your daisy!

Rose: Add A dot of SUMMER LOVING in a not so perfect circle (this helps make it look more of a rose shape) Then taking a darker colour on a fine brush, I used SAN FRANCISCO , add little  curved lines from the middle of the rose and making the lines longer as you head further out  to create that layered petal rose effect.

Heart flower/ tulip: I used HOLLYWOOD  to make a small swirly line, added another line of that then added some leaves, this creates the stem for the flower. Then took a detail brush at an angle with LOUISIANA  on to create two small lines together to make a heart shape!

Joana Barkley @thebeautybarbyjo started with a neutral base of COME WHAT MAY. Once cured she wiped over with some PREP. Then Joana mixed JOY PIGMENT with PLAIN JANE to create the bright pink colour. Using the STRIPER BRUSH she outlined the top and tail french design and cured. Joana repeated the same design but on the opposite side of the nail using BELLA ROUGE. Next Joana applied a layer of Clear GMS, cured and wiped over with PREP. Using the DOTTING TOOL she added small dots along each colour block, created hearts and cured. She used the STRIPER BRUSH to create the tip of the heart and added the little eyes with BLACK & WHITE GEL PAINTS. After curing, she finished with LIKE A DIAMOND TOP COAT. 

Thank you to our Magpie Readers for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your valentines 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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MEET OUR MAGPIES: INTERVIEW WITH HOLLIE JEX

Hello Hollie. Could you please introduce yourself and tell us about your nail career so far? 

Hi! I’m Hollie and my Instagram is @nailsbyh0llie. I started my nail journey with the lovely and super talented Sinead Bulley in August 2021, I have completed the manicure, gel colour and builder gel courses. I’ve always loved having my nails painted and I love being creative with art so after finding @sophrainbownails on Instagram during lockdown and then several other magpie brand ambassadors and seeing their amazing nail designs using Magpie products I decided to book onto the courses – I needed to get my hands on their gel products!! Now I’m a Magpie addict!

 

What advice would you give to someone who wants to begin a career in the industry?

Do your research – it’s so important! Choosing a brand can be difficult with there being so many different brands to choose from. I chose Magpie and use everything Magpie due to their products being manufactured in the UK, no/low HEMA, cruelty free, long lasting wear and obviously how beautiful they are. The Magpie Educators are extremely knowledgeable and so helpful during and after the courses! Also practice makes progress.. if you’re struggling with a certain design keep practicing, find a tutorial and do it over and over again – don’t give up! 

Which nail style do you enjoy creating the most?

I love anything floral and seasonal! My favourite seasonal nails to design are for Christmas – I just love how creative you can be with so many different ideas. 

What is your favourite professional range to work with and why? 

My favourite range to work with is gel, the ‘dream duo’ of Get A Grip & Give Me Strength really is a dream! It helps grow your natural nails, adding the extra strength to keep your nails long, being able to create a structured mani and they just last so well. The gel colours are all super pigmented and so beautiful, it really does make it so hard to choose your next colour!

What is your favourite Magpie nail art range to work with?

It has to be the Magpie gel paints, the formula and thickness of these make creating nail designs and detail so easy. They come in so many different colours, you can also create custom shades by mixing them together to get the colour you require.

What are you top 5 must have Magpie products?

Set of 3 Nail Art Brushes

•‘Dream Duo’ (GAG & GMS)

Gel Paints 

Forget Mia Not 

Like A Diamond 

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?

I would love to have and design my own little nail studio in the garden and to have some lovely regular clients! I currently work full time for the NHS but one day in the future I’d like to be able to split my time more evenly.

Thank you Hollie! It has been lovely to read all about your inspirational nail journey so far. We love your work!

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MEET OUR MAGPIES: INTERVIEW WITH BETH YEANDLE

Hi guys! My name is Beth and I run Studio B – Nails & Beauty (@studiobnailsandbeauty). I have just celebrated 1 year of opening Studio B however I only went full time in March 2022 (best decision ever can I add). I studied Beauty Therapy at college and nails and brows were always my passion! I transformed my childhood bedroom at my parents house into a small studio room where all the magic happens.

The inspiration for my nail room is just how I would like my WHOLE house to be if my partner had no input 🤣 Pink, colourful, fun patterns, and just lots of things to look at! I think this reflects a lot on my favourite type of nail designs/colours, anything bright and loud!

My advise for someone who wants to begin a career in the industry would be to literally just dive in head first and go for it! Don’t get me wrong I doubted myself a few times beforehand and that is so normal. But I can quite happily say I’ve never had a job before this that I actually look forward to going in every single day. You can be creative and chat to all different kinds of people at the same time what more could you want!

I would say my favourite style of nails would be pick & mix sets, I love planning them out on paper with the client and just trusting the process as it all comes together! Plus it’s a bit of everything which is always fun.

My favourite proffesional range to use would definitely be Magpie’s Get a grip and Give me strength duo. I’ve never used a combination of products that lasts so well on my clients, my clients always come back with no chips or lifting (if they’re using their cuticle oil!!!) it’s so easy to work with, comes in SO many gorgeous shades so there’s something for everyone.

Looking back the advise I would’ve given myself when I first started would be that practice makes perfect. Find your own way of doing things that works for you. My first ever flame I drew on a nail I was so unhappy with (looking back it wasn’t that bad) but now I am so confident with them because I’ve probably drawn about 100 flames now! Also don’t be afraid to ask for help! The amount of DMs I have sent to educators or even just fellow nail techs like “how do you do that?!” everyone in the industry is always happy to help.

My favourite Magpie nail art range has to be the gel paints. These were a game changer when it came to perfecting my nail art skills, they are so easy to work with and are slightly thicker giving a lot more control, and they come in so many colours too!!!

Where do I see myself in 5 years time? It would be an absolute dream of mine to become a brand ambassador for Magpie Beauty, maybe an educator one day but baby steps!! I can see myself hopefully expanding my business, maybe finding a larger space to work from and having more services come from Studio B! But honestly I’m just going with the flow and enjoying every second, what will be will be!

Thank you Beth! It has been lovely to read all about your inspirational nail journey so far. We love your work and nail space. 

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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR COMPACT PIGMENTS YET?

You can create easy and effective nail art designs using our new compact pigments range. Simply apply into the cured layer of our GEL COLOURS/PAINTS or VELVET TOP  using our APPLICATOR BRUSH.

Mrs Magpie showcases her seamless  ombré above which she created using HAWAII, ZANZIBAR & BALI pigments blended over a base of CUPID GMS. 

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist shares her steps for the perfect ombré blend using our pigments below:

1. Load your APPLICATOR BRUSH with pigment then blot out any excess on your couch roll. 

2. Apply the pigment to the nail making sure you get an even coverage. 

3. Give your brush a good wipe on your couch roll, removing 90% of the pigment.

4. Go back to the nail and where the pigment ends, work your brush up towards the free edge. By removing the excess product it allows you to gently fade the pigment out. 

5. Using the DUSTER BRUSH, gently remove any excess on the nail. 

6. Cap the nail in VELVET TOP or AATB (to help the blend). 

7. Finish using your favourite TOP COAT. 

Magpie Educator Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails used a base of GAG/GMS PEACH, then applied VELVET TOP and created her ombré with THAILAND pigment. Sophie painted flames using ICE LOLLY gel colour, added chrome outlines with NOELLE DUST and finished with LAD. We are drooling over these!

To create her simply stunning set, Magpie Educator Sinead Bulley @nailsbysinead13 used a base of GAG & GMS TRUFFLE then topped with VELVET TOP. Sinead applied BALI, ZANZIBAR, HAWAII & TAHITI, encapsulated with GMS CLEAR and added GOLD LEAF. Finally sinead created chrome pumpkins using ELIZABETH COMPACT CHROME over WHITE GEL PAINT and finished with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

Magpie BA Hannah Leahy @hannah_leahy_nails shares the steps to her rainbow design below:

  1. Apply GAG & GMS as your base.
  2. Apply VELVET TOP. 
  3. Dab and blend the Pigments into the matte top coat. Buff the free edge and apply a layer of GMS CLEAR.
  4. Light buff over GMS and use BLACK GEL PAINT around the edges, use the silicone tool and STARSHINE to chrome over the gel paint.
    Apply a layer of GMS CLEAR and Top coat using LAD.

Magpie BA Kathleen Ryan @kmrnailss used a base of GAG & GMS PEACH then used ZANZIBAR & HAWAII pigments over VELVET TOP to create her beautiful mermaid scale base. Kathleen also used JUNE BUG,  BILLIE FLAKES, and finished with LAD.

Magpie BA Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall used a base  of CUPID GMS then added FIJI, SEYCHELLES and IBIZA to create her beautiful gradient centred design. Alice painted marble flowers using ICE LOLLY, JELLY BABY, WHITE GEL PAINT, then added BILLIE flakes to the centres and finished with LAD.

To create her dazzling set, Magpie Educator Becky Marlow @beauty_geek_76 used the following products:

❤︎ MALLORCA

❤︎ FIJI

❤︎ BORA BORA

❤︎ ARUBA

❤︎ BOBBY DAZZLER

❤︎ SHRINKING VIOLET

❤︎ MOONLIGHT

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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MEET OUR MAGPIES: INTERVIEW WITH KATY SULLIVAN

Hello Katy. Could you introduce yourself to and tell us about your nail career so far please?

Hi! I’m Katy Sullivan, my Instagram is @polished_katysullivan. I began my training in 2013 after deciding University wasn’t for me. I did two years in college completing my Nail Services qualification and loved it! Whilst doing my course I worked part time in a children’s play centre and began building my client base from my bedroom in my parents house. By October 2015 I needed to find a base so I rented a desk in a busy salon and I was there for 18 months until January 2017 when I opened my own salon Polished. Having my own shop and amazing loyal client base gave me the opportunity to purchase a larger premises in July 2019 where we have been ever since! My business is nearly 7 years old but I’ve been in the nail industry now for nearly 9 years. Each year gets better and better!

Could you share some pictures of your nail space and explain your style and inspiration?

So when I moved to my current shop I just wanted to get out of my comfort zone of black, white and more black. I wanted girly-ness! I adored the pink, floral look. My nan actually done the flowers at the fabulous age of 75!! My nail desk I wanted as super functional and tidy (OCD me needed it). I always loved using 2 lamps to minimise clients brushing up against their clothes crossing themselves over so I ensured I got myself a desk where my lamps could sit either side and at a comfortable place for clients.  Next year I hope to redecorate… I feel I’ve outgrown the pink and would love a more grown up and calming  space.

What is your favourite Magpie nail art range to work with?

THE GEL PAINTS… I cannot describe how much these paints have made my nail art easier and better. The pigment, the texture, the colours, the versatility… the list could go on about all the reasons I love them. They’re beautiful to mix with other colours to get the perfect shade and the pigment makes them perfect for nail art.

What advise would you give to someone who wants to begin a career in the industry?

Invest your time into yourself and practise. If you can’t do that little daisy flower then sit and do it over and over and over again… the more you do it the more you will develop your skills. If you venture far back into my Instagram you’ll see some nails that will make you giggle but this was one time in my career I had the time to spend repeating nail art techniques till I felt I could do it. Your style and skills develop overtime so do not compare yourself to others… for years I gave up with French tips. I just COULDN’T do them, but during lockdown I sat and included them in my nail art designs and now I feel so comfortable doing them for my clients. Another bit of advice is give credit where credit is due. If you find inspiration from a fellow nail technicians then tell them. There is nothing more gratifying than feeling like you’ve inspired someone!

Which nail style do you enjoy creating the most?

Oh gosh what a hard question! I love having all the time in the world to really let myself have a play around. I love clients who let me do whatever I like especially when I know what they like. I would say floral patterns and really intricate patterns are some of my favourite nail arts. I also do love a butterfly!

What are you top 5 must have Magpie products?

Oooo hard one!

  1. THE GEL PAINTS – because of just about 1 million reasons
  2. HANKY PANKY acrylic – it’s just a perfect nude
  3. ELIZABETH – because no-one wants yellow gold chrome
  4. AMELIA – because I’ve never known a glitter to be the go to for every colour
  5. DETAILER – because it’s the only brush I’ve never had to trim for a perfect tip.

Which Magpie techs inspire you?

Can I say all of them? One of my first follows when I got interested in Magpie was Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails. I loved her use of colour, her boldness in designs and how much you could really see she loved her job. Her designs are endless and she is always the first person I click on for some inspiration!

I adore Rebecca Pritchard @rebekahxpritchard too. I love her simple but yet complex and clean designs. I always think her nails show so much skills in knowing the products she is using.

What is your favourite professional range to work with and why?

My main nail enhancement treatment is acrylic. I then add colour and designs using gel! I’ve always loved acrylic from when I first ever done it. I preferred sculpting than tips but I think that’s just a personal preference!

I love how strong acrylic can be and you can completely transform some clients nails using this treatment.

Looking back what advise would you have given to yourself at the start of your nail career? 

Advice I would of given myself earlier in my career is not to compare your skills and finished sets to anyone else. Everyone’s working at their own pace and level and everyone is different. I found working to my own strengths is what helped my business progress as it has!

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?

In 5 years time I would see myself still sat at my little nail desk, still doing what I love on my lovely clients knowing how far I’ve come from my bedroom in my parents house. That would really be the best thing.

Thank you Katy! It has been lovely to read all about your inspirational nail journey so far. We love your work and nail space. 

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MEET OUR MAGPIES: INTERVIEW WITH LAUREN @_THEBLOOMROOM_

Hello Lauren. Could you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about your nail career so far? 

Hellooooo I’m Lauren @_thebloomroom_, I’ve been a qualified nail tech for a year and a half and it’s safe to say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Prior to becoming a qualified tech, I did my own nails for around 5/6 years and it wasn’t until the first lockdown I realised how much I LOVED nails, when I first started working from home in May 2020, I fell into the YouTube rabbit hole and spent most days watching nail tutorials. After a few months I decided to take the plunge and look into courses, I later qualified in the December and the first week I had actual clients booked in we went into the second lockdown!! So, I didn’t officially start working on clients until April 2021. As I do nails alongside my fulltime job, I really never expected my little business to take off as well as it has and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of my amazing clients.

Could you share some pictures of your nail space and explain your style and inspiration?

As it was the first time I’ve ever had to decorate my own nail space I tried to keep it very clean looking, so if I ever wanted to introduce different colours it would be easy to as everything was so neutral. One studio which I really loved for inspiration was @bynaomib, I really lacked inspiration for the exterior of my nail studio so completely let my other half loose, and he created something I could never have even imagined. I’m nowhere near finished with decorating and adding little bits but I’m happy with my space and can’t believe it’s actually mine!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to create a garden studio?

10000% go for it. I know that it can be an expensive step to take but in the long run it will be so much better for both you and your clients, prior to having my garden studio I worked out of the spare bedroom in my house which was ideal to start but eventually you outgrow the space when your clientele grows. Having your own space creates such a relaxing environment for you and your clients, especially when Vampire Diaries is on in the background! Try not to feel disheartened if your studio doesn’t look like others you see on social media, it doesn’t happen overnight (I’m still realising this, 6 months on)

 Which nail style do you enjoy creating the most?

My favourite sets to create are anything funky or mix and matchy but then on the other hand I’m also a massive lover of French tips. Although sets like this can be time consuming there’s nothing better than seeing them come out of the lamp when they’re finished, especially when its sunny outside and you can get some amazinggg photos! When I first started out I was always drawn towards funky nail art, even though I would panic every time someone asked for any form of design, luckily I always had my nan to practice on and she loves anything bright and funky too. I think Instagram has really helped me discover my love for nail art and has taught me to break down the process of complex designs, I would always try and avoid sets I thought looked difficult but now I’ve learnt to breakdown the design into steps which I find so much easier.

What is your favourite professional range to work with and why?

Builder gel!!! Builder gel was the first thing I had on my Magpie wishlist and I couldn’t wait to qualify just so I could buy it and it’s safe to say I couldn’t live without it now. I’ve had so many clients afraid of growing their own natural nails as they’re scared they’ll snap and bend etc but with the power of builder gel almost all of them have converted from extensions and have the most amazing natural nails.

What advice would you give to technicians who have just begun their nail career?

Don’t give up. There has only ever been one stage in my nail career where I thought about giving up and that was all because I couldn’t master gel extensions, but after months of practicing and trying a few different methods, I finally got the hang of it and found the right method for me and my answer was Magpies ‘Full on Tips’ … Gamechanger. Practice, practice, practice!! Take lots of pictures right from the start of your career and you’ll realise how far you’ll come in such a short period of time. I’m nowhere near where I want to be but looking back on pictures has really made me notice how far I’ve already come.

What are your favourite Magpie glitters?

Still being relatively new into all things Magpie, I don’t have as many glitters as I intend to one day have however I love all of the glitters from the Celestial collection, of course one being Eclipse such a beautiful glitter, with and without the flash!!

Which Magpie techs inspire you?

There are so many techs who inspire me, but in particular I love and take inspo from these amazing techs @terricopelandnails, @jordanward_nailartist_x, @nonaphillipa, @jessrosebeauty & @thebeautyroombysarah.

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years’ time?

In 5 years’ time I would like to be able to say I have the majority (if not all) of the Magpie collection! I would love to have done a variety of courses with Magpie Education to improve and learn new skills.

Thank you! It has been lovely to read all about your inspirational nail journey so far. We love your work and cabin so much. If you are a Magpie Technician who would like to be featured please message our Education Instagram by clicking here.

 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE 🖤

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ARE YOU READY TO MASTER THE ULTIMATE STRUCTURED GEL MANICURE?

Six new shades of our dream duo, GET A GRIP and GIVE ME STRENGTH are now available to buy online by clicking here. These outstanding natural nail builder/structure gel products are HEMA free, easy soak off and manufactured in the UK.

The new GAG & GMS gels can be layered to create a variety of custom blends to suit each client perfectly. Our winning combination will save technicians time and increase profits as a gel manicure service which skips the need to apply any gel colour.

Managing director and creator of Magpie Beauty, Sarah Shakespeare @mrs__magpie showcases GAG & GMS CUPID for her simply stunning set. Sarah prepped her natural nails, applied GAG base, then GMS and finished with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist used a slightly different combination  of GAG NUDIE & GMS CUPID to create her gorgeous custom coloured gel mani. Amanda finished with LIKE A DIAMOND top coat.

Magpie BA Rebekah Pritchard @rebekahxpritchard used GAG & GMS NOUGAT to add strength and structure to her clients gorgeous long nails. She painted french tip outlines using BLACK GEL PAINT, ELIZABETH CHROME DUST and the SILICONE TOOL. Rebekah finished with GMS CLEAR to encapsulate her design before top coating with LIKE A DIAMOND.

Magpie BA Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall also used GAG & GMS NOUGAT as a base colour for her fruity nail designs. By using less layers than Rebekah, she created a more subtle tone to suit her client. To create the peach nails Alice used COCO CABANA,  GEL PAINT, LIKE A DIAMOND & DETAILER BRUSH.

GAG & GMS is a also fantastic combination for clients looking for a natural look gel manicure. Magpie BA Kathleen Ryan @kmrnails showcases one coat of GAG PEACH followed by two coats of  GMS PETAL, finished with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

Magpie Educator Anona Grice @nonaphillipa used a base of shade CLOUD paired with BRIDIE chrome to create Hayley Biebers currently trending glazed donuts nails. She capped using GMS CLEAR and finished with LIKE A DIAMOND TOP COAT.

We love Magpie Educator Lucy Crossfield’s @lcjnails animal print design. She used GAG & GMS shades NUDIE and finished with WHITE GEL PAINT to create her zebra print details. Lucy encapsulated her design using GMS CLEAR and then top coated using LIKE A DIAMOND.

Magpie BA Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails used the following products to create her beautiful chevron frenches:

❤︎ GAG PINK

❤︎ GEL COLOURS: UGLY BETTY, COCO COBANA, ALOE VERA, BEVERLEY HILLS, GEORGIA, SEA SHELL

❤︎ LIKE A DIAMOND TOP COAT

TRUFFLE was the perfect base for Magpie BA Nicola Danatt’s @redcarpetnailbotique holographic swirl mani. Nicola created swirls using BLACK GEL PAINT then chromed with KITTY DUST. She encapsulated using GMS CLEAR and finished with LIKE A DIAMOND.

Magpie Educators are running STRENGTH & STRUCTURE WORKSHOPS showcasing how to get the best results using our dream duo. On the workshop educators will demonstrate correct and precise base and structure gel application, finished off with a french tip and full colour. Students will also learn how to repair a split nail using silk and a broken nail with a small extension. The workshop is suitable for any qualified gel technician looking to improve confidence and skills to achieve strong and long lasting gel manicures.

For a limited time, a FREE place on this workshop is available to those who purchase the STRENGTH & STRUCTURE bundle. Or students can purchase the STRENGTH & STRUCTURE WORKSHOP KIT (discounted 20%) and pay £40 to attend the online workshop or £70 to attend in the classroom. Further training information can be found on the education tab of our website by clicking HERE.

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their inspirational work. 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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MEET OUR LATEST BRAND AMBASSADOR: CELEBRITY NAIL ARTIST STEPHANIE STAUNTON

CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME TO MAGPIE STEPHANIE. COULD YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND TELL US ABOUT YOUR NAIL CAREER PLEASE?

I’m Stephanie Staunton, I’m 34 and have been a celebrity manicurist for about 11 years and in the nail industry for over 17 years. I’ve been painting nails since I was a small child and I have worked on everything from Paris fashion week to The Brit awards and Hollywood movies. I have won a few awards such as Nail artist of the Year 2022 and travel internationally too.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT TO WORK ON SO FAR?

Without a shadow of doubt, Disney’s Live action remake of the The Little Mermaid which is out in cinemas next year! I’m a huge Disney fan and TLM is my favourite film of all time so it was a real pinch me moment. I was looking after the actresses Ariel and Ursula.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE NAIL STYLE TO CREATE?

I love hand-painted nail art. Disney characters and Christmas/halloween looks are very popular for me. I get so attached to some character nails though. It’s rather sad taking them off! I love seeing how my skill has evolved throughout the years. I’m also a sucker for a gem nails, be it hand blended rose quartz or packed out rhinestones.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SYSTEM TO WORK WITH? (E.g gel, acrylic, builder gel)

I love working with Gel polish with a layer of builder gel. Clients come with short nails asking me to put tips on and I somehow convince them to grow the nails naturally and they’re over the moon with the results that a bit of patience and good after care brings. It’s a pleasure to see the improvements and I think it’s what has built me a loyal client base up.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO NAIL TECHNICIANS WHO HAVE JUST STARTED THIER CAREER?

1. I would say keep track of all the wonderful jobs or interesting clients you work with. It goes by so quick and it’s a nice reminder to look back on.
2. I’d advise them to definitely experiment with nail art boundaries. It’s fun and you never know it may be the next big trend.
3. Lastly and most importantly… be considerate of yourself. Give yourself rest and rewards. Life is stressful and we put so much pressure on ourselves.

THANK YOU STEPHANIE. IT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL TO READ ALL ABOUT YOU. WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU ON TEAM MAGPIE!

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HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NEW GEL COLOURS?

Our AMERICAN SUMMER collection features a range of bright and bold rainbow colours perfect for summer.  All of our gels are fully formulated, made and manufactured in the UK, HEMA free, highly pigmented, 100% gel, with an easy soak formula.

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahmillsnailartist showcases the entire AMERICAN SUMMER gel colour collection over a base of FORGET MIA NOT in her fabulous swirl design above.

We love Holly Marie’s @hollymarie_123 ombré french design! Holly shares how she created her stunning set below,

“I selected 7 colours from the  AMERICAN SUMMER COLLECTION and started with LOUISIANA for the thumb, MARYLAND & GEORGIA for the pointer, HOLLYWOOD for the middle, SANTA MONICA & BEVERLY HILLS for the ring and SAN FRANCISCO for the pinkie. 

To create the ombré, I brought the two colours together in the middle and using an OMBRÉ brush tapped gently down the middle where the colours meet…. tap, tap, tap… this bleeds the colours together to create the blended colour. The blend doesn’t need to be perfect at this point. Cure the first coat. Repeat the steps for the second layer. 

Using gel paint I lined the smile line using a small detailer brush. I used a MATTE TOP COAT first to help even out the surface of the nail. Then finished with a NO WIPE TOP COAT.”

Magpie Educator Lucy Crossfield @ljc_nails used the following products to create her gorgeous animal print design:

❤︎︎ MARYLAND, GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, SANTA MONICA, BEVERLY HILLS 

❤︎︎ BMU BUFF

❤︎︎ TOP IT OFF CLEAR

❤︎︎ BLACK GEL PAINT

Grace Regan @g.nailedme told us, “The American summer collection is an absolute dream! The colours are so pigmented making them perfect for nail art! I wanted to create something fun to show off the amazing collection.”

Grace started off by prepping the nail using magpie’s PREP & DEHYDRATE and then used her favourite base GET A GRIP PEACH followed by GIVE ME STRENGTH PEACH to create a lovely natural looking base colour. For the art she used her go to brush which is the PREMIUM DETAILER 9 and a DOTTING TOOL. The colours Grace chose were:

❤︎︎SANTA MONICA 

❤︎︎LOUISIANA 

❤︎︎GEORGIA 

❤︎︎SAN FRANCISCO 

❤︎︎HOLLYWOOD

❤︎︎SOUTH CAROLINA 

❤︎︎BEVERLY HILLS 

❤︎︎MARYLAND

For the stars Grace used WHITE GEL PAINT, topped them off with LIKE A DIAMOND and wiped them over with the Magpie CLEANSER to give the nails an extra shine. She completed the manicure using RHUBARB & ROSE CUTICLE OIL.

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist featured HOLLYWOOD and showcases the AMERICAN SUMMER COLLECTION on her fantastic pinstripe nails.

Magpie Brand Partner Dominique Sharpe @beauty_by_dominique shares the steps to her amazing chevron tips:

❤︎︎ Apply first layer of KISS ME KATE and cure. Apply second coat and cure.

❤︎︎ Wipe with PREP & DEHYDRATE. Using the STRIPER brush apply the AMERICAN SUMMER collection and JAZZY JO in a chevron French design to each tip of the nail.

❤︎︎ Finish by top coating with LIKE A DIAMOND.

Magpie Educator Anona Grice @nonaphilippa used the following products to create her fun abstract design:

❤︎︎ BMU BUFF

❤︎︎AMERICAN SUMMER GELS: GEORGIA, SANTA MONICA, SOUTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA & BEVERLY HILLS

❤︎︎ GEL PAINT WHITE+

❤︎︎ TOP IT OFF CLEAR

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

 

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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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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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#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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NEW YEAR, NEW MASTERCLASS

WOULD YOU LIKE A FLEXIBLE & REWARDING CAREER AS A NAIL TECHNICIAN?

Magpie’s latest ABT accredited Manigel Masterclass, is a six hour in depth training session, suitable for complete beginners. Our new and improved one day Masterclass, which combines manicure and gel colour, has been created to teach excellent application and theory of Magpie’s incredible system.

On the day students will learn perfect french and single colour application, and receive an abundance of support from their Magpie Educator before, during and after training. Qualified technicians who would like to further their knowledge and skills, are also more than welcome on our Manigel sessions.

Manigel Masterclass students will learn:

❤︎ Nail anatomy

❤︎ Product knowledge 

❤︎ Allergies and overexposure 

❤︎ Massage 

❤︎ Nail prep 

❤︎ Perfect gel colour and french application  

❤︎ Removal 

❤︎ Aftercare 

❤︎ Business advice 

All students will receive an in depth Magpie Manual as well as a qualified pin badge and ABT accredited certificate. Students will also gain access to Magpie’s private online student support group for ongoing advice and help.

All upcoming Manigel dates, further information and UK Educator contact details are available on Magpie’s education tab, click here to view. The course costs £150 and all students must bring a complete Mani-gel kit on the day which can be purchased here.

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ARE YOU GOING OUT, OUT?

CHECK OUT OUR FESTIVE NAIL ART TUTORIALS USING THE NEW METALLIC GLITTER/FLAKE GELS

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Glitter gel colours offer the ultimate quick and easy service. They are the perfect solution for techs who are tight on time during the busy festive season. All of our glitter gels are highly pigmented and fantastic for nail art too!

Senior Magpie Educator, Sophie Hudd @ sophrainbownails showcases each incredible colour of the new GOING OUT, OUT COLLECTION with her gorgeous pinstripe design above.