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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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VALENTINES NAIL ART STEP BY STEPS

TEAM MAGPIE have already started getting creative for Valentine’s Day with their clients! Check out their fabulous designs, step by steps and comments below.

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahnailartist created her classic valentines design by using  RED LOBSTER for her block coloured nails, then mixed RED LOBSTER and RED GEL PAINT for the hearts over a base of PINK ELEPHANT.

Magpie Educator Anona Grice @nonaphillipa created her sacred heart valentines set by using JELLY BABY and RED LOBSTER with WHITE and BLACK ARTYgel over BMU BUFF. Anona shares, “My clients have all been going for Sacred Heart designs, unusual Heart variations and even Anti-Valentines Day with Cruella Pigment and Bleeding Hearts. My clients are very cool and always want something different.”

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist used a base of BMU BUFF and BLACK BETTY for her design. She then painted french tips and hearts using BLACK ARTYgel and added gold with PARTY ANIMAL and finished with LAD. 

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall shares the steps to her ombré valentines design,

1.Apply a clear base of GAG, cure for 60 seconds, then apply two coats of GMS CUPID. 

2.Apply VELVET TOP and cure for 30 seconds. 

3.Using a fluffy brush and apply MALLORCA compact powder, starting from the tip of the nail upwards to create a gradient effect. Cure for 30 seconds. 

4.Apply GMS CLEAR and file edges. 

5.Using a DOTTING TOOL and striper brush, paint two dots side by side and use the brush to drag them into a point to create a heart. Add a few dots with the tip of your striper brush 

6.Finish with LAD.

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their inspirational sets! Remember to tag us in your recreations 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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FOIL SANDWICH SNOWFLAKE STEP BY STEP

Follow our fabulous Brand Ambassador, Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfectnails17 steps to create the perfect freehand snowflake design below!

  1. Apply a thin coat of BELLA ROUGE and cure for 60 seconds.

2. Using your FULL FOILED GEL apply a thin even coat over the whole nail and cure for the relevant time.

3. Take a small piece of your POPPY-JO foil and stamp all over the nail where you wish to have the foil.

4. Mix up BELLA ROUGE and VELVET TOP to create a glass colour and cure for 60 seconds.

5. Using your DOTTING TOOL and WHITE ARTYgel PAINT, place a dot as your centre of the snowflake and then 2 dots above and below and either side. Don’t cure just yet.

6. Using your STRIPER brush, take a tiny pin head size of WHITE ARTYgel PAINT and from the middle dot draw a line down, up, left and right joining the dots together. Cure for 60 seconds.

7. Using your STRIPER brush or DOTTING TOOL, which ever is easier add little “tear drop” shapes at the end of each point and 2 either side of the line at the top, cure when happy for 60 seconds.

8. Using WHITE ARTYgel PAINT and DOTTING TOOL place little dots in between the line round the middle and use your STRIPER brush to drag out the dot to create a diamond shape. Also using the DOTTING TOOL place 2 dots at the end of the top and bottom line and the left and right. Once happy with the snowflake, cure for 60 seconds.

Thank you to our fabulous Ambassador Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfectnails17 for sharing her beautiful snowflake step by step with us!

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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MAGPIE TECHS FESTIVE NAIL ART TUTORIALS AND TOP NAIL ART TIPS

We have rounded up some of our very talented technicians Christmas nail art designs this week. We think you will all agree these sets are incredible! Thank you to our Magpie techs for kindly sharing their top tips and step by steps with us all below.

We are so impressed with @studio.one.o.nine’s classic grinch design! Emily shares how she creates custom sets for her clients below,

“For custom sets I have an in depth consultation with my client and ask what ideas they may have and what they would like included like colours nail art features etc, I then take this away and illustrate a design plan on procreate which I then send to my client to confirm they are happy with the design, I can then use this a reference during the appointment to help speed myself up so I know what I’m doing! I make sure to pre mix any colours I’m going to be using too to save time! 

For this design it took about 2 hours for the base colour and nail art so I allocated about an hour per hand, the over all appointment took 4.5 hours as it was a removal fresh set of full on tips before the nail art too which took about 2.5 hours! I usually use other designs as a basis for how long I’ll need I’ll look at previous character art and see how long that took me to create and use that as a rough guide, in normally do characters on my mums nails on my days off so I tend to use those appointments as a guide for scheduled client appointments.

Top tips for arty gel, work thinly, build up the layers, for blending and shading I use small tapping motions to create a seamless blend, and a little goes along way! I now have enough grinch colour to last me the next 3 christmases. My go to brush for blending is also the ILLUSTRATOR! And I’ll mix between all the different length PREMIUM LINER brushes too.”

We were blown away by @joannepattinson_nailartist’s incredibly detailed Christmas scene design. Joanne shared with us, 

“For this kind of set my clients will discuss with me what they are after and we can then plan the time needed. On this particular occasion my client was unsure on what she wanted so let me have free rein! I had seen some lovely scenery pics on cards and jumpers etc so fancied giving it a go. I spent some time looking on Pinterest for snowy Christmas scenes and narrowed it down to 5 pictures to recreate. 

I purposely booked out longer with this client as this was the first time I had done anything so detailed so was unsure on time needed. These took around 1 hour and 40 minutes for painting. I had prepared my nail art products before the appointment so I knew exactly what colours, art gels, Inkies and brushes etc would be needed. I think that’s key. If your organised your less likely to get flustered and panicky with designs like these. 

My top tips are just play around with colours, don’t be afraid to mix a few colours. Arty gels are a god send. They make drawing the art so much easier as the gels so controlled. I only recently changed brands to magpie and the pigment in the gel polish is amazing and so nice to work with again making it much more enjoyable to work with. VELVET TOP COAT I think is a must when doing nail art. It stops the colours from bleeding together, and also helps you to control the nail art much better”

@hayleynormannailtechnician had so many requests for a tutorial of her amazing Christmas bauble nail art after she posted these to our Magpie Facebook Group. Hayley has kindly shared these with us below, 

“To create the bauble nails I started with 2x coats of MIDNIGHT SKY and a VELVET TOP COAT. I then used the applicator brush and popped on some MALDIVES pigment powder and slightly dabbed it on tissue, I just gently pressed on the nail as I wanted a very faint pigment in two places top and bottom and gave a good coat of GMS.

I used the WHITE ARTYgel and DETAILER BRUSH – I find if I run the brush through the artygel it helps give you that finer line. I started a C shape to the outside of where I placed the pigment. As I reached the bottom of the C shape i lifted the brush as I wanted a more fainter line. Repeated this step on the other side. Then used the Artygel to fill in the top of the bauble and cured.

I place a dot of FRESH OF A DAISY and BLUE GEL PAINT on my ART PALLET and then with the OMBRE BRUSH I gently picked up FRESH OF A DAISY and placed it in the top right corner and faded it into the middle. Cleaning off my brush I then picked up the BLUE GEL PAINT and placed it bottom left then gently ombre’d the two colours together. Using a coat of GMS and cured once I was happy with how it looked.

Using a DOTTING TOOL I then added a little star onto each bauble and created a little shadow using the detailer brush. Once I was happy with my design I used VELVET TOP COAT – cured.

I added little details using WHITE ARTYgel with my DETAILER BRUSH. Using a DOTTING TOOL I popped on LAD just into the Baubles to give it that 3D look.

For the Snowflake nail. I applied MIDNIGHT SKY x 2 and a good scrub with P&D. Using the Nail STICKERS 002 I placed one in the centre of the nail and gently applied MALDIVES pigment using my APPLICATOR BRUSH to create the ombre look. I removed the sticker to create that negative space in the middle. Used GMS to coat, then a VELVET TOP COAT. Added a line using a STRIPER BRUSH and SILVER PAINT to both sides of the negative space. Added the snowflakes to finish off the nail.

Most of my clients had fairly plain nails – I introduced them slowly to just one nail with nail art and they have never looked back. They love how it just break a solid colour up and gives them that little extra something and in their words cheers them up.”

Last but not least, we absolutely loved @unicorn.beauty19 classic Christmas chrome design. Michelle shared her top chrome nail art tips with us below, 

“My top tip when working with chromes is that it is key to make sure there is no residue on the nails if you are going chrome detailing.  Any hint of tacky layer or oils will cause the chrome to stick where you don’t want it to. I do a layer of GMS then wipe with Ipsopropyl Alcohol before lightly buffing the nail and dusting off before I add my detail work with ARTYgel and then rubbing in my chrome. For a set like this I allocate 1 hour 30 minutes per client. I’m very very lucky that 99% of my clients started to come to me because of the nail art I showcased on my socials so they do not take much convincing in that department. This has been so much easier since I moved over to magpie 18 months ago as the products just speak for themselves!”

Thank you to our talented technicians for sharing their inspirational 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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CHRISTMAS NAIL ART INSPIRATION

We’ve rounded up some of TEAM MAGPIE’S Christmas designs as the busiest weeks of the year approach, to give you all some Christmas nail art ideas to try out on your clients!

Designs by Senior Educator Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails

Designs by Magpie Educator Anona Grice @nonaphillipa


Designs by Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist

Designs by Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall


Designs by Senior Magpie Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist

Designs by Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahnailartist

Designs by Brand Ambassador @byjessnailartist

If you are struggling with your nail art TEAM MAGPIE have a variety of live online, in classroom and pre recorded classes available. For further information please visit the education tab of our website by clicking HERE. 

Thank you to our fabulous Educators for sharing their inspirational sets! Remember to tag us in your recreations 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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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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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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NEW MERRY & BRIGHT GLITTER COLLECTION

Have you got your hands on our latest glitter collection yet?

Our Christmas glitters are superfine holographic effects which give a rich rainbow finish…

To apply our glitters simply dip our APPLICATOR BRUSH into the bottle, and gently dab into the tacky (inhibition) layer of gel colour gently. Remember to rotate your brush so the glitter makes contact with the sticky layer first instead of the bristles.

Once the entire nail is coated, gently brush downward to burnish. Then dust any glitter away using our DUSTER BRUSH . Make sure you catch the glitter in a paper towel or SPILL TRAY and discard in a safe way to prevent any going into our water systems.

Next clean up the cuticle areas using our SIR TOOL gently (you can blunt this using a file if you find this too sharp) and file the free edge with a 240 file.

Finally encapsulate using  GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR then finish with your favourite top coat.

Treat yourself and your clients with  our NEW Christmas glitter collection by clicking HERE.

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HALLOWEEN NAIL ART GALLERY

Check out our spook-tacular gallery from some of our super talented Ambassadors and Educators below for some Halloween nail art inspiration!

Magpie Senior Educator Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails has blown us away with her incredible hand painted designs using a range of ARTYgels,  CHROME and JELLIES on strengthening gel manicures using our dream duo GET A GRIP and GIVE ME STRENGTH.


Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Daisy Morrey @onenailtorulethemall has created the cutest spooky designs using a range of ARTYgels and GEL COLOURS also on strengthening gel manicures using our dream duo GET A GRIP and GIVE ME STRENGTH. We asked Alice how she manages to get such fun designs on her clients and she told us,

“I think it helps that I mainly post the crazier nail art designs on my Instagram so they can see what they can get, I also try to share inspiration from other nail artists on my stories so they get some ideas. Before every appointment I message and ask what they’re having, and I’ll send them a link to my Pinterest board so they can find some ideas there. I do have plenty of clients that don’t like crazy nails, but I’ve made it my niche so a lot of people come to me specifically for that, and I know who will get the crazier things and who to send the whackiest ideas to!”

We love the variety of Halloween design Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artist has created on her clients. Amanda has used CHROME, GLITTERS, PIGMENTS, GEL COLOURS and ARTYgels to create her designs. Amanda shares,

“Most of my clients come with inspiration from other nail techs or Pinterest for what designs they want. I have a couple of clients that let me have free rain, they just give me a theme and we work from there. I love using the Artygels as they are perfect for creating intricate designs. The viscosity of them allows me to do super thin lines and details. My favourite brushes are the original striper and detailer brushes. I absolutely love doing Halloween designs as it’s my favourite time of year. I also love to get creative with my reels to help other nail techs and show them how to do certain characters, designs & techniques. I’m always looking on Pinterest, socials and artwork for inspiration to keep up with all the nail trends.”

Magpie Educator Anona Grice @nonaphillipa has created some incredibly intricate Halloween designs on some sculpted ACRYGEL extensions using a variety of GEL COLOURS and ARTYgels. Anona shares,

“I find when working with the Artygels and doing intricate artwork it’s a good idea to really run the product through the brush. My favourite brush is the Striper brush and paired with the artygels means they create really fine lines.”

If you are struggling with your nail art TEAM MAGPIE have a variety of live online, in classroom and pre recorded classes available. For further information please visit the education tab of our website by clicking HERE. 

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their inspirational sets! Remember to tag us in your recreations 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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AUTUMN NAIL ART TUTORIALS & INSPIRATION

We love Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne’s @amanda_byrne_nail_artist toadstool design. Amanda used a base of BMU BUFF then created her toadstool using RED & WHITE ARTYgels and the DETAILER BRUSH. Next she added flowers and leaves using the APRICOT & ARMY ARTgels. Finally Amanda added details using the BANANA & GOLD ARTYgels then finished using LAD. You can watch her full tutorial on her Instagram by clicking here.

To create her pumpkin design, 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. 
We can’t get enough of Magpie BA Alice Daisy Morrey’s (@onenailtorulethemall)  autumn leaf design! Alice used a base of CUPID GMS, then painted patches using TANYA HIDE, HALLE BERRY, TOFFEE APPLE, WILLOW TREE and CLAIRE AS MUD. Alice completed her design by paining leaves shadowed over the coloured patches using the BLACK GEL PAINT+ and finished with LAD top coat.

Magpie Educator Danielle Osmond @daniellejade.beauty used HAZEL NUT gel colour, JESSICA glitter for her stunning autumnal set. She used JACKSON LEAVES, CIRCLES & DARK TRIANGLES encapsulated with ORANGE JELLIE as her feature nail.

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahnailartist created her classy half torties by using a base of PICCA-LILLY gel colour, BROWN JELLIE and BLACK BETTY gel colour. She used CHERRY PIE to compliment her torties and painted gold details using ELIZABETH DUST mixed with GMS CLEAR.

Thank you to our 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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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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WATERCOLOUR NAIL ART TUTORIALS & INSPIRATION

Have you tried our new watercolours yet? Our palette has fifteen colours so you can create a wide range of nail art designs using them. Learn how to create marble, floral and animal illustration designs like our Magpie Technicians, Educators and Ambassadors have created by reading their tutorials below.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Pritchard @rebekahxpritchard used a base of  GAG PINK & GMS ROSA followed by a layer of VELVET TOP to mattify the nails before using the water colours. For the art, Rebekah mixed water with teal and applied in a wavy line across the nail, then diluted by adding more water and used a dry brush to soak up the excess water. Rebekah repeated this process to add each layer until she was satisfied with her waves. Using the white water colour, Rebekah applied in a different angle to the teal lines and blurred by adding more water, again soaking up any excess with a dry brush. Then she added a tiny amount of black water colour towards the edge of the nail to add dimension. Once the water colours were completely dry (she used a hand held fan to speed up the process) and applied TOP IT OFF. 

Magpie Technician Lindsey Denney @lindseyede_nails_and_beauty shares the steps to her water colour design below: 

❤︎ Use a base of GAG NOUGAT /GMS NOUGAT  

❤︎ Apply one coat FAIRY DUST gel colour, whilst wet dab in some JESSEBELLE flakes and cure.

❤︎ Wipe with PREP & DEHYDRATE, then gently buff over the area where your art will be to give a smooth surface to work on. 

❤︎ Use the Magpie ILLUSTRATOR BRUSH and WHITE ARTYgel gel to paint the white area in random shapes. Cure. 

❤︎ Then VELVET TOP over the white arty gel area. Cure

❤︎ Use WATERCOLOUR BRUSH 1 and WATERCOLOUR PALETTE to create the flowers. Wait to fully dry before apply a coat of GMS CLEAR over the whole nail. Cure. Wipe with PREP & DEHYDRATE. Lightly buff over the whole nail and dust off with the SOFT BRUSH.

❤︎ Use the PREMIUM DETAILER 11 and BLACK ARTYgel to paint the line to frame the floral art. Cure. 

❤︎ Use the Magpie SILICONE TOOL & apply ELIZABETH chrome over the black line. Soft brush to thoroughly dust off excess. 

❤︎ Finish with LAD topcoat.


Magpie Brand Amabasador Alice Daisy Morrey @onenailtorulethemall used CAT GOT THE CREAM as the base followed by VELVET TOP. Alice used the WATERCOLOUR PALETTE and new WATERCOLOUR BRUSHES to create her design. 

Magpie Technician Lil @the_beauty_shed02 shares the steps for her watercolour design below:

❤︎ Apply 2x layers of FRESH AS A DAISY curing each layer. 

❤︎ Apply VELVET TOP and cure. 

❤︎ Using WATERCOLOUR BRUSH 2 load brush with chosen colour from your watercolour palette and create a water downed mix. 

❤︎ Apply a small triangle where you would like your petals. Blend out using your brush to create a petal shape. Use your brush to soak any excess water pulling down to the centre to create a Ombre effect. Keep wiping your brush. Once dried slightly overlap each petal to create a layered finish. 

❤︎ Go in on some of the flowers/leafs with WATERCOLOUR 1 BRUSH with a slightly more dryer brush to create more defined details. wait for your watercolour art to fully dry. Then apply a thin layer if GMS CLEAR. This is where I add my gold leaf around my floral design. Cure

❤︎ Apply TOP IT OFF to finish. 

Magpie Brand Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails shares the products she used to create her abstract design below:

❤︎ GET A GRIP CLOUD

❤︎ PARADISE COLLECTION: Palm Bay, Turquoise Tide,

❤︎ Surf’s Up, Tropical Hibiscus, Beach Bum

❤︎ BLOOMING LOVELY GEL

❤︎ ANGEL GLITTER

❤︎ WATERCOLOUR BRUSH 1

❤︎ WATERCOLOUR BRUSH 2

❤︎ NAIL ART STICKERS 085 Rose Gold

❤︎ GMS CLEAR

❤︎ TOP IT OFF

Magpie Brand Ambassador Nicola Danatt @redcarpetnailbotique began by applying  two layers of PLAIN JANE, fully curing each layer, then wiped over with PREP & DEHYDRATE to remove then inhibition layer. Then she applied a thin even layer of VELVET TOP and cured. Nicola created palette floral designs, then once dry apply a layer of GMS CLEAR, mixed in with a little bit of CATHERINE WHEEL and dispersed with a gel brush. She finished her design with LAD.

Thank you to our Magpie Technicians, Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your watercolour 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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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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SPRING NAIL ART TUTORIALS

TEAM MAGPIE have been busy creating lots of gorgeous spring designs featuring our GEL PAINTS which are currently on sale. Be quick if you want to get your hands on them and recreate some of TEAM MAGPIE’S spring nail art designs below.

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nail_artistused a base of GAG & GMS CUPID for her floral design. She used the WHITE, BLACK, PINK, YELLOW, GREEN, NEON PURPLE, NEON BLUE & NEON ORANGE gel paints and the DETAILER BRUSH to create her flowers. Amanda capped the design using GMS clear and finished with LIKE A DIAMOND top coat.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails used the following products to create her vintage spring design:

❤︎ BLACK, LAVENDER , ORANGE, YELLOW, CORAL PINK , LIGHT BLUE GEL PAINT

❤︎ HILDA-FLOWER & FANNY ANNIE gel colours 

❤︎ TOP IT OFF clear top coat 

❤︎DETAILER BRUSH & ILLUSTRATOR

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahnailartist used a base of GAG & GMS PEACH for her floral design.  Sarah used a DOTTING TOOL and WHITE gel paint to create the white flowers, cured, then added centres to the flowers with LIGHT BLUE gel paint, cured, then painted leaves with GREEN gel paint using the DETAILER BRUSH.

Magpie Brand Ambassador, Adelina Walker @hellobeautifulnailbar used the following products to create her  spring nail art:

❤︎ FUNTIME FRANKIE & BABY BLOSSOM

❤︎ YELLOW, MINT & BLACK gel paints

❤︎ STRIPER BRUSH & DOTTING TOOL

❤︎VELVET TOP & LIKE A DIAMOND top coats

Magpie Educator Lynsey Urquhart @sparklenailsbylynsey used a base of GAG & GMS CUPID, HANNAH BANANA and DEJA BLUE for her one stroke spring nail art. She used the WHITE, WHITE+, GREEN, NEON BLUE and YELLOW gel paints.You can learn how to create a variety of one stroke floral designs on Lynsey’s Flower Power workshop which is available to qualified gel technicians for £20. You can find further information by emailing lysney@magpiebeauty.co.uk.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Stephanie Hathrill @stephie_nails used the WHITE, GREEN and BROWN gel paints and GAG & GMS CUPID and finished LIKE A DIAMOND to create her elegant spring nail art.

Magpie Educator Terri Copeland @terricopelandnails mixed all of the GEL PAINT COLLECTION with plain Jane to create her custom shades. Terri added EADIE ROSE foil and finished with LIKE A DIAMOND top coat. If you would like to learn how to create this design as well as a selection of other salon designs, Terri has a prerecorded pick ‘n’ mix workshop available to qualified techs for £20. You can email terri@magpiebeauty.co.uk for further information.

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their tutorials and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your spring 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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CHRISTMAS NAIL ART TUTORIALS

Magpie Educator Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist used the following Magpie Beauty products to create her brilliant Christmas nails: CANDY CANE, GAG PEACH, BLACK, WHITE & GREEN GEL PAINT. We are in love with these. You can watch her Santa tutorial by clicking here.

To create her super cute Santa hat nails, Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahnailartist painted a white smile line, cured, then added the red hat. Sarah used a DOTTING TOOL and WHITE GEL PAINT to make the bobble, then used a DETAILER BRUSH to pull the edges out to give the fluffy look.

Mrs Magpie (Sarah Shakespeare) used the following products to create her classy, vintage Christmas design: 

❤︎ GAG & GMS NUDIE

❤︎ CANDY CANE, FALL FROM GRACE

❤︎ FESTIVE STICKERS 003, 165

❤︎ WHITE GEL PAINT

❤︎ GMS

❤︎ SILICONE & DOTTING TOOL ,EARL & KING 4

❤︎ TOP IT OFF

❤︎GINGERBREAD OIL

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

Kelly Scothorn @asprettyas_nailsbykelly shares the steps to her fantastic grinch design below:

1. Apply your chosen base colour. Once cured, wipe away the inhibition layer. Using GREEN GEL PAINT, create the Grinch’s head and neck on the top half of the nail, ensuring you leave enough space at the top for the Grinch’s hair. Once you are happy with the shape, cure.

2. Using a fine DETAILER BRUSH, draw in the shoulders by bringing curved lines from the base of the neck to the sides of the nail. Infill the shape and cure for 60 seconds.

3. Add small yellow dots using a DOTTING TOOL for the eyes, and flash cure. Using a striper brush, carefully draw the outline of the eyes with BLACK GEL PAINT. Add lines for the eyebrows, nose and mouth. Flash cure.

4. Using a small DETAILER BRUSH, add fine lines into the eyebrows and add pupils into the eyes. Then, apply GREEN GEL PAINT to the top of the Grinch’s head, bringing the lines you create to a sharp point. Fully cure.

5. Carefully outline the Grinch using either a striper or DETAILER BRUSH. Flash cure as you go along. Using either the very tip of a detailer brush or a DOTTING TOOL, apply the freckles, chin and V shape under his neck. Cure.

6. Apply tiny fine lines around the outer edge of the Grinch’s body, and add numerous V shapes on his shoulders and chest. This will create a fur-like effect. Add frown lines with the BLACK GEL PAINT, and fully cure for 60 seconds.

7. Using white gel paint and a DOTTING TOOL, add small dots to build up the fluffy scarf. Cure for 60 seconds.

8. Apply RED GEL PAINT with a DETAILER BRUSH to create the cape. Add white dots in the background with the small end of a DOTTING TOOL to create the snow. Once happy, give the nail a full cure and apply your chosen top coat.

Senior Educator Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails used the following Magpie’s to create her cute Christmas mash up:

❤︎ HOLLY GARLAND 

❤︎ CANDY CANE 

❤︎ HEATHER GREEN 

❤︎ BAH HUMBUG 

❤︎ NORTH STAR

Magpie Brand Ambassador Jess Kemp @jessrosebeauty shares the steps to her fabulous cable knit design below:

1. Apply 2 coats of BLACK FOREST on the little, index & thumb fingers and finish with top it off. 

2. To create the full Cable knit nails apply 2 coat of BLACK FOREST then VELVET MATTE TOP COAT. Mix BLACK FOREST with a bit of BLACK GEL PAINT and paint the cable knit design with DETAILER BRUSH – do not cure – sprinkle with clear acrylic powder ICE QUEEN then double cure. Dust off excess. 

3. To create the Chrome stars & Cable Knit design, using a liner brush section the nail with 2 coats of BLACK FOREST diagonally on the bottom of the nail. Apply GMS over the entire nail -prep & dehydrate over – buff the nail – prep & dehydrate over again.

4. Use the DETAILER BRUSH with BLACK GEL PAINT create the stars (watch reel tutorial by clicking here) then cure. Chrome over using ELIZABETH DUST and dust off excess. Mix DIANA DUST with  GMS and use DOTTING TOOL and pop in centre of star. Cure.

5. Decant TOP IT OFF onto palette to seal the star design using DETAILER BRUSH and cure. Decant VELVET MATTE TOP COAT onto palette and paint over BLACK FOREST and cure. 

6. Finally repeat step 2. for the cable knit bottom sections of the nails.

Thank you to our Brand Partners, Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your Christmas 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 FESTIVE

Glitter tips and chrome starbursts are a huge trend at the moment, so we’ve asked Magpie Beauty Brand Ambassador Jess Kemp @jessrosebeauty to share how she created her stunning Festive nails set. Jess began with  a base of NOUGAT GAG. She mixed HUNTER with GMS and painted some french tips, then used ELIZABETH DUST to chrome the starbursts. Finally she applied theHUNTER mix into the centres and finished by encapsulating with GMS and then TOP IT OFF. You can watch Jess’ tutorial reel for her chrome starbursts.

Magpie Educator Sarah Mills @bysarahnailartist used a base of one of our new colours PLUM PUDDING for fabulous set. She also used MERLOT chrome, HOT EMBER glitter gel, and a mix of CHARLOTTE STARS & GMS to create the glitter fade. Sarah has a pre recorded winter glitter workshop which features her fade technique here and much more, for further information click here.

For a quick glittery fix, Amanda Byrne @amanda_byrne_nailartist used a base of BAH HUMBUG and finished with GOLD GLITZ TOP IT OFF. 

Magpie Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson shares how she created her amazing festive design. Alice began by painting her swirl design bases with BEA HAPPY, HALLE BERRY & PANSY POTTER. Then she mixed MERLOT chrome with GMS and added some large dots and extra swirls. Alice encapsulated with GMS buffed and prepped, then painted some Christmas trees and stars in BLACK GEL PAINT, and chromed with ELIZABETH DUST.  Alice finished her design with another layer of GMS then VELVET TOP.

We love Senior Educator Sophie Hudd’s @sophrainbownails classy chrome set which features the following Magpie products:

❤︎ MERLOT 

❤︎ MOËT  

❤︎ HUNTER 

❤︎ OH SANDY 

❤︎ BLACK GEL PAINT

Magpie Ambassador Rebekah Pritchard @rebelahxpritchard ombréd  STAR CHROMEto the base of her nail, then painted a star outline using JACK FROST gel colour for a gorgeous design.  She filled in the remaining bottom half of the nail, then sugared ICE QUEEN acrylic powder over the design to create a textured finish.

Thank you to our Brand Partners, Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your festive nails 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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HALLOWEEN NAIL ART TUTORIALS

TEAM MAGPIE have chosen a selection of some super talented Magpie Techs who have kindly shared the steps to their amazing Halloween nail art designs with us. We LOVE seeing your nail art creations so please keep posting them to our Facebook group and tag us on our Instagram page!

Sarah Claire Jones @beautybysarah_20 shares the steps to her stunning chrome Halloween design below:

1. Start with applying a natural pink BUILDER GEL OR GEL POLISH to the nail, then go in with your MATTE TOP COAT and cure for 30 seconds.

2. Pick your pigments of choice, here I went with magpie compact pigments BORA BORA and FIJI. Use the magpie APPLICATOR BRUSH to go into you first pigment and dap generously to the tip of the nail going a third of the way up the nail. Wipe off the excess product from the brush and continue with the applicator brush to blend your first colour into the MATTE TOP COAT. Once it’s seamless, go in with your second colour and blend from you first colour to about two thirds of the way up the nail. Wipe off the excess product and start to blend this in with the matte top coat. Once finished cure for the remaining 30 seconds.

3. Find your chrome of choice, I chose magpie COMPACT CHROME TWYLA to complement the purple pigments. Apply your NO WIPE TOP COAT to the nail and cure for 30 seconds. With your tool of choice, generously apply chrome all over the nail, gently brush any excess off with the MAGPIE DUSTER BRUSH, and cure for the remaining 30 seconds.

4. Gently file the free edge of the nail and go over the top with a CLEAR BASE COAT and ensure to cap the edges. Here you can go in with any design you like, or leave as it is! I chose a Halloween pumpkin and ghost, but you can add almost anything over your ombré and chrome design. Remember to TOP COAT once done to complete the look!

Nat Hsog @nailsbynatalina shares how she created her cute Halloween nail art, “For a base I applied BMU BUFF using the GEL BRUSH 4. I then used TANYA HIDE and TOFFEE APPLE for the full coverage nails. I drew shapes for the pumpkins using the same colours and a wavy french style for the ring fingers and thumb. Using the WHITE GEL PAINT and PREMIUM DETAILER BRUSH 9, I painted the ghosts. I outlined everything in BLACK GEL PAINT+ and PREMIUM DETAILER BRUSH 11. Then using the DOTTING TOOL, I did the dots for the stars and added the lines. I finished it off with TOP IT OFF CLEAR and RHUBARB & ROSE CUTICLE OIL.” We LOVE these Nat!

Shell Harding @unicronbeauty.19 takes us through her incredible Beatlejuice set below,

“I started with a base of PLAIN JANE on four nails and the NEON GREEN GEL PAINT for the ring finger. Wipe off the tacky layer.

I then used BLACK GEL PAINT to create the pinstripes using the NAIL STRIPER BRUSH. I topped these nails with  VELVET TOP. To finish the pinstripe nails off I used NEON GREEN GEL PAINT and the DOTTING TOOL to create the bottom of the slime drips. I pulled these out with the STRIPER BRUSH towards the cuticle.

For Beetlejuice, I added a layer of VELVET TOP over the PLAIN JANE background before sketching the main shape out in pencil. I then used the PREMIUM DETAILER BRUSH 11 and BLACK GEL PAINT to draw the outline and details. I then used PREMIUM DETAILER 6 to fill in the colour. I used PEARLS A SINGER mixed with GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME to create the skin colour. I used BOBBY DAZZLER for the shirt and around the eyes. I used TASTY TINA for the inside of the mouth. I used PEARLS A SINGER for the tongue. I used PINA COLADA for the hair. I used NEON YELLOW GEL PAINT for the eyes. I added a pupil with black gel paint and a dotting tool. I mixed NEON GREEN GEL PAINT with PLAIN JANE  to make the neon pastel green for the teeth. I topped the nail with VELVET TOP.”

Shells top tips…
Start with the outline and then fill in the colours. This way you can always go over any overspill with a second go over the outline. Cure between each colour so you can wipe off any mistake you make.

Bethany Stutz @houseofcolour_hairandbeauty shares the products she used to create spooky design with products listed below:

PLAIN JANE 

BLACK BETTY 

ALOE VERA 

Grinch foil 

WHITE+ GEL PAINT

BLACK+ GEL PAINT 

GAG CLEAR

GMS CLEAR 

LAD

“Laying difference products are the best way to create different effects! Using foil underneath nail art (like I did on the little finger) makes nail art have a fun twist! Using the same colours throughout the nail art designs makes the overall look more uniform – but still fun!”

We love Beth Yeandle’s @studiobnailsandbeauty  pretty pink Halloween nail design!

“So to create these for the clear base we used GAG CLEAR and GMS ROSA, for the spider nail we used PINK JELLY, and then used BLACK GEL PAINT for the spider, used a DOTTING TOOL for the body and then the STRIPER BRUSH to pull out the legs! 

For the pumpkin we used SOUTH CAROLINA and ALOE VERA for the stalk, outlined and details with BLACK GEL PAINT and STRIPER BRUSH. 

For the ghostie we used WHITE GEL PAINT with the STRIPER (can you tell my favourite brush lol) then DOTTING TOOL with BLLACK GEL PAINT for the eyes and mouth. For the sparkles we used a DOTTING TOOL with SOUTH CAROLINA and BEVERLY HILLS drew a dot and then pulled out lines to create the sparkle with the STRIPER BRUSH. 

For the heart stitch we used SOUTH CAROLINA and BEVERLY HILLS , drew the colours first with a heart cut out, then outlined the heart and drew the with BLACK GEL PAINT and STRIPER BRUSH

Then the spider web heart, made the heart with DOTTING TOOL using SOUTH CAROLINA, pulled down to create the point of the heart and then used WHITE GEL PAINT and STRIPER to create the web!

We finished off using TOP IT OFF CLEAR over all nails and RHUBARB & ROSE CUTICLE OIL to finish. 

My top tips…trust the process – most designs look nothing like you want them too until the last details ! A thin Striper brush is super helpful and gel paints are great as they are thick and easy to draw your details with!”

 Sarah Markham @thepampernest shares the steps to her spokctacular scream set below:

“I applied the ALMOND FULL ON TIPS with CLEAR BMU POT, cut down and shaped to clients preference then started to paint in this order –

Little finger & thumb
I applied two layers of JELLY BABY then a layer of TOP IT OFF CLEAR. I then chromed PANDORA in with my gloved finger, went back over with the magpies SILICONE TOOL  to really shine them up. Gently ran a 240 GRIT FILE over the free edge before applying GMS CLEAR over the chrome to protect it (always cap!) Once cured I wiped the tacky layer off then created my blood drips with SCARLET FEVER.

Ring finger
I applied two layers of BLACK BETTY. I then wiped the tacky layer off and drew a white heart with magpies WHITE GEL PAINT, cured, then wrote “CALL ME” with BLACK GEL PAINT. Adding some stars and dots with JELLY BABY.

Middle finger
I applied two layers of BLACK BETTY, removed tacky layer, drew screams face with WHITE GEL PAINT, cured, then drew his eyes, nose and mouth with BLACK GEL PAINT and cured. I added a little shadowing to his face with GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME, a little heart with JELLY BABY and stars and dots with WHITE GEL PAINT.

Pointer finger
One layer of GAG CUPID and one layer of GMS CUPID, removed tacky layer. Drew the French tip with BLACK GEL PAINT, cured, then added some hearts and stars using JELLY BABY and WHITE GEL PAINT.

Finished off with my favourite top coat – TOP  IT OFF CLEAR.”

 Thank you to our wonderful Magpie Technicians for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your 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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AUTUMN NAIL ART TUTORIALS

Have you used our latest AUTUMN FESTIVAL gel colours and new matte FOILS yet? Team Magpie have been busy creating some gorgeous Autumn nail art designs and shared their top tips and tutorials below.

We love Magpie BA Alice Daisy Morrey’s (@onenailtorulethemall) super cute autumn design. Alice used a base of CUPID GMS, then painted patches using TANYA HIDE, HALLE BERRY, TOFFEE APPLE, WILLOW TREE and CLAIRE AS MUD. Alice completed her design by paining leaves shadowed over the coloured patches using the BLACK GEL PAINT+ and finished with LAD top coat.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails showcases the collection on her Art Deco design and shares her step by steps below. 

  1. Apply base layers of GAG NUDIE.
  2. Wipe the inhibition layer using PREP & DEHYDRATE liquid. 
  3. Use the PREMIUM DETAILER BRUSH 11 to paint random curved lines using various gel polishes: CELESTIAL SKY, CATHERINE WHEEL, HEATHER GREEN, HALLE BERRY, TANYA HIDE,TOFFEE APPLE, WELLINGTON BOOT, SUGAR N SPICE.   
  4. Outline the curved lines using BLACK GEL PAINT+. 
  5. Encapsulate the design using GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR 
  6. Finish with LAD top coat. 

Watch Natalie’s autumn nail tutorial by clicking HERE.

Magpie Brand Ambassador, Adelina Walker @hellobeautifulnailbar used TRUFFLE GMS and CLAIRE AS MUD gel colour as a base for her classy Autumn nail art look. Next Adelina used FULL FOILED to apply PETER, SIMBA, LUMIERE, Barney, BALOO, HECTOR  and WILBUR. After another layer of FULL FOILED Adelina used MUTLEY foil to add dog tooth details, and applied stickers 128. Finally Adelina encapsulated the design using GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR and topped with LAD.

Watch Adelina’s classy autumn nail art tutorial by clicking HERE.

Magpie Brand Partner Rachel Mansfield @prettyperfrctnails2017 shares the steps to her lovely pumpkin nail art below.

1. Apply 2 light coats of QUEEN VICK, Cure and remove the sticky layer with PREP & DEHYDRATE.

2. Choose three Colours (TOFFEE APPLE, TANYA HIDE & SUGAR N SPICE) Using your detailer brush, start to draw your main pumpkin and once happy Cure, repeat with the other two pumpkins behind the main one and cure.

3. Once cured, use the VELVET TOP to seal in the design.

4. Using the STRIPER brush and gel paint brown outline your pumpkins and cure.

5. Using BLACK GEL PAINT+ go over the brown lines adding a thin black line and cure.

6. Add the stork of the pumpkins and some thinner lines for detail and cure.

7. Finish off with TOP IT OFF CLEAR and Cure.

Magpie BA Alice @onenailtorulethemall used a base of FORGET MIA NOT, then applied a thin layer of FULL FOILEDto create her minimal autumn nail art design. Alice  applied LUMIERE, TAZ, PETER, BALOO and SIMBA, then painted leaves using BLACK GEL PAINT+ with the striper brush. Finally Alice finished with  LAD top coat.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Nicola Dannatt @redcarpetnailbotique shares the steps below to her gorgeous Autumn design below. 

  1. Apply base layers of TRUFFLE GAG & GMS Apply COCO BEAN, VIRGINIA & OH SANDY gel.
  2. Press Compact Chrome BRANDY into the tacky layers of COCO BEAN. 
  3. Remove the inhibition layer using PREP & DEHYDRATE liquid. Paint full foiled over OH SANDY gel. 
  4. Apply Barney YOGI & Prince foils to FULL FOILED then add stickers 074. 
  5. Finish with TOP IT OFF CLEAR. 

Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your Autumn 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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HOUNDSTOOTH NAIL ART TUTORIALS

Our latest foil releases make intricate houndstooth designs quick and easy. They are the perfect size for natural nails and available in black/white (SCOOBY) black/clear, (MUTLEY) and white/clear (PLUTO). The layering nail art possibilities with our amazing foils are endless!

Magpie BA Adelina Walker @hello eautofulnailbar shares how she created her sophisticated design on her Instagram tutorial which you can watch by clicking here. Adelina used the following products to create her design:

🖤 TRUFFLE GAG & GMS

🖤 BLACK BETTY

🖤 FRESH AS A DAISY

🖤 FULL FOILEDSCOOBY

🖤 STICKERS 009, 011, 041

🖤 TOP IT OFF

Magpie Educator Lynsey Urquhart @sparklesnailsbylynsey shares the steps to her stunning houndstooth design on her Instagram which you can watch by clicking here. She used a base of  ALOE VERA, UGLY BETTY & PLAIN JANE. Then used SCOOBY, NAIL ART STICKERS & finished withLIKE A DIAMOND TOP COAT.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails showcases how she created her beautiful houndstooth design which you can watch on her Instagram by clicking here. Natalia used the following products to create her stunning design:

🖤 GAG NUDIE

🖤 FUNTIME FRANKIE

🖤 FULL FOILED & PLUTO

🖤 BLACK & WHITE GEL PAINTS

🖤 BLACK HEARTS

🖤 LIKE A DIAMOND

Magpie Educator Ruth Munro @littleblankspaces used a base of PEARLS A SINGER then applied PANDORA CHROME under PLUTO FOIL to create her chrome set. You can watch Ruth’s foil application tutorials live on her Instagram by clicking here.
Thank you to our Ambassadors and Educators for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your foil recreations and use the hashtag #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see! 

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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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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JUBILEE NAIL ART INSPIRATION

We LOVE seeing your incredible nail art creations posted to our Facebook group and tagged on our Instagram page. TEAM MAGPIE have chosen a selection of some inspirational Magpie Technicians who have kindly shared the steps to their fantastic jubilee nail art designs and featured below.

To celebrate such a special occasion, Magpie have launched a stunning JUBILEE glitter. For a limited time only you can add this glitter at checkout. Be quick! While stock lasts.

Magpie Qualified Technician Leanne David Hammond @lannails_nails_beauty showcases JUBILEE in her beautiful faded design and takes us through her steps below.

“For this set the client wanted a nude base with the gorgeous limited edition glitter. So I chose two thin layers of GET A GRIP PEACH for a dreamy peachy nude base. The first layer I cured for full 60 seconds, the second layer I cured for half the time to then add the glitter fade using the magpie glitter DETAILER brush by dabbing the glitter at the free edge and working the glitter brushing backwards. Then cured for the remaining 30seconds. This is a tip as it makes the layer more tacky for the glitter before full curing. Then once fully cured dust off any loose glitter with the magpie duster brush. 

Next add a floaty layer of clear GIVE ME STRENGTH to encapsulate the glitter. Wipe with PREP & DEHYDRATE, lightly buff the top with 240 BUFFER and file free edge and sides to ensure they are smooth ready for the top coat. Here I chose my favourite LIKE A DIAMOND. Once wiped with CLEANSER I then apply CUTICLE OIL… clients choose which flavour as I have all of them!

Magpie Technician Sarah KT @athevabeauty used the following products to create her stunning jubilee design: 

❤︎︎ GET A GRIP CLEAR

❤︎︎ JAZZY JO 

❤︎︎ WHITE GEL PAINT

❤︎︎ RED GEL PAINT

❤︎︎ GMS CLEAR

❤︎︎ LIKE A DIAMOND

First Sarah prepped her base as usual and applied GMS. After curing for 60 seconds, she used the magpie STRIPER brush to splotch JAZZY JO on a random area and pull into a shape. She repeated this on each finger and cured.

Next, Sarah used the STRIPER brush again (her favourite brush) and imagined a full Union Jack flag. She painted on the white cross only in the areas where the blue was. She did the same with thinner diagonal lines.

Finally, Sarah went in again with the STRIPER brush and used the Magpie RED GEL PAINT and painted a finer cross on the white cross and added even finer red lines to the diagonal lines. Sarah applied LIKE A DIAMOND, cleansed and applied cuticle oil. Voila!

Bethany Stutz @houseofcolour_hairandbeauty explains the steps to her incredible design below:

To create the corgi nail, apply base of your choice and then two coats of PLAIN JANE curing in between each time. Then starting with PICCA-LILLY, draw the shape of the corgi’s head and cure. Then fill in the ears using PRETTY POLLY. Use the BLACK GEL PAINT to outline the face and add eyes, nose and a mouth. 

For the bunting, apply two layers of CAT GOT THE CREAM, curing in between each layer. Then paint small triangle shapes of PLAIN JANE, JAZZY JO and BELLA ROUGE and cure. Finally outline using BLACK GEL PAINT. 

Apply BELLA ROUGE and JAZZY JO to the final nails and use the WHITE GEL PAINT to create a crown on one ring finger.

To create the British flag apply the base of coat of your choice, then apply two  coats of JAZZY JO, curing in between each layer. Using white gel paint draw the vertical and horizontal lines and cure. Then paint over the with BELLA ROUGE to create the crosses.

Finally Top coat when finished using your favourite MAGPIE TOP COAT. 

Magpie Technician Emma Ferris @simplybeautifulbyemma shares the steps to her design pretty jubilee below:

 ❤︎︎ Apply Gel Colours BELLA ROUGE, PLAIN JANE & JAZZY JO. 

On the dotted nail apply FORGET MIA NOT. Cure for 60 seconds then repeat for second coat.

❤︎︎ Apply a thin even layer of VELVET TOP to the dotted nail. Cure for 60 seconds. I find this stops any art work from blooming. Using a dotting tool, apply BELLA ROUGE, PLAIN JANE, JAZZY JO and DISCO DIVA (I cured for 5 – 10 seconds after every couple of dots so I couldn’t smudge them as I moved around the finger!). Then cure for a full 60 seconds.

❤︎︎ For the crown nail, wipe over JAZZY JO with PREP & DEHYDRATE and then apply your chosen sticker from 164 (QUEEN JUBILEE crowns & hearts). 

❤︎︎ Apply an even floaty layer of GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR (GMS) to your dotted and sticker nails and cure for 60 seconds.

❤︎︎ Finish with LIKE A DIAMOND and RHUBARB & ROSE CUTICLE OIL.

Magpie Qualified Technician Debi Jane Taylor @taylored_nails_by_debijt takes us through her amazing design: 

First I prepped the natural nail using the Magpie Royal Tools (DUKE, QUEEN and KING 4). Shaped & buffed with a 240 ZEBRA FILE. Scrubbed each nail plate with PREP & DEHYDRATE. Not forgetting under the free edge.

Then I applied GET A GRIP and cured for 60 sec. Followed by GIVE ME STRENGTH and cured for 60 sec. I painted two layers of gel colour curing each layer for 60 seconds. I used JAZZY JO, BELLA ROUGE and PLAIN JANE.

After wiping the tacky layer from each nail I applied the new Magpie 164 QUEEN JUBILEE CROWNS & HEARTS STICKERS to each nail (apart from the ring fingers). Using my SILICONE TOOL I made sure they were laid flat before encapsulating with another layer of GIVE ME STRENGTH.

For the Union Jack ring fingers I used my STRIPER brush and RED GEL PAINT to paint a cross and flash cured for 10 seconds. (It’s a good idea to flash cure along the way in case you make a mistake). Using the DETAILER brush I then drew the red diagonal lines in each quadrant and flash cured again. I then used my DETAILER brush and blue gel paint to paint triangles in each eighth of the flag. The ILLUSTRATOR  brush is useful to straighten any mistakes. Finally top coated with my favourite  LIKE A DIAMOND.

Thank you to our wonderful Magpie Technicians for sharing their top tips and inspirational sets. Remember to tag us in your 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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PASTEL FOIL TUTORIALS

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

❤︎ Apply FULL FOILED to a matte surface.

❤︎ Cure FULL FOILED for 120 seconds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎︎ Add stickers 073 with TWEEZERS and SILICONE tool.

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

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

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

❤︎︎ Add VELVET TOP and cure for 60 seconds.

 

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

❤︎︎FULL FOILED

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

❤︎︎FRESH AS A DASIY 

❤︎︎VELVET TOP

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

❤︎︎ELIZABETH CHROME DUST 

❤︎︎DON’T BE TACKY GEL TOP COAT 

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

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

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

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

❤︎︎ Lightly dab STITCH and SQUIDWARD foils. 

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

❤︎︎ Using WHITE INKIE create daisy petals. 

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

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

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

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

❤︎︎RANDAL, SQUIDWARD, STITCH, PIGLET & FLOUNDER 

❤︎︎SILVER GEL PAINT 

❤︎︎FULL FOILED

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR CATS EYE MAGNETIC DUSTS YET?

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

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

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

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

❤︎BLACK BETTY 

❤︎GREEN JELLIE 

❤︎GOLD LEAF 

❤︎FELIX & MAGNET 

❤︎ELIZABETH COMPACT CHROME 

❤︎BLACK GEL PAINT 

❤︎GMS CLEAR 

❤︎GEL NO.2 BRUSH 

❤︎SILICONE & EARL TOOLS 

❤︎VELEVT TOP & TOP IF OFF CLEAR 

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎PERFECT POLY ROSÉ 

❤︎COME WHAT MAY

❤︎GMS

❤︎FELIX DUST & MAGNET 

❤︎PINK JELLIE

❤︎WHITE GEL PAINT 

❤︎TOP IF OFF CLEAR  

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


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

 

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


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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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ENCAPSULATION FUN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎ IN THE BUFF/POWDER PUFF ACRYLIC MIX

❤︎ ICE QUEEN ACRYLIC 

❤︎ AU NATUREL ACRYLIC 

❤︎ ANGEL PAPER & GEMMA GLITTER MIX 

❤︎ DON’T BE TACKY GEL TOP COAT

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

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

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

❤︎DRIED FLOWERS,

❤︎ BUILD ME UP BOTTLED CLEAR

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

❤︎MARYBELLE FLAKES 

❤︎GMS CLEAR 

❤︎DON’T BE TACKY

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

 

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FEELING THE LOVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎ BABY BLOSSOM

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH

❤︎ BLACK & WHITE GEL PAINTS+

❤︎ RED GEL PAINT

❤︎ DETAILER BRUSH

❤︎ LIKE A DIAMOND

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎ Finish with LIKE A DIAMOND. 

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

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

❤︎ WHITE, BLACK & RED GEL PAINTS 

❤︎ BELLA ROUGE 

❤︎ BABY BLOSSOM

❤︎ NAIL ART STICKERS 119 

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

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

❤︎ HEART SHAPES

❤︎ WHITE GEL PAINT 

❤︎ PINK GEL PAINT 

❤︎ CORAL PINK GEL PAINT 

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR

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

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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#MAGPIEMONTHLY CHALLENGE

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

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

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

❤︎ FULL ON TIPS ALMOND 

❤︎ BLACK BETTY GEL COLOUR 

❤︎ VELVET TOP 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎ CHROMES: KINGSLEY, STAR, BRANDY.

❤︎ FOILS: ALBERT, LEONARDO, ROMEO.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎ ELIZABETH CHROME.

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH & LIKE A DIAMOND.

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎ Apply VELVET TOP to all nails. 

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

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

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

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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VERY PIRI

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

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

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

❤︎Remove inhibition layer with PREP & DEHYDRATE.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR 

❤︎SHRINKING VIOLET

❤︎TASTY TINA 

❤︎ GOLD LEAF 

❤︎ PETAL & TRIXIBELLE FLAKES 

❤︎ FRESH AS A DAISY 

❤︎WHITE GEL PAINT 

❤︎PREP & DEHYDRATE 

❤︎ONE STROKE 4 ANGLED BRUSH

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

 

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

 

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

❤︎ICE QUEEN 

❤︎FRENCH KNICKERS 

❤︎CLOUD NINE 

❤︎MONOMER & PURPLE INKIE MIX

❤︎ ROSEANNA FLAKES 

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

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

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

❤︎ Once bloomed, cure and apply MARYBELLE flakes.

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

❤︎ Cure and apply OCTAVIA flakes.

❤︎ Apply GMS and LIKE A DIAMOND to finish. 

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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HAVE YOU SPOTTED OUR NEW EDITORIAL FOIL COLLECTION?

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

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

❤︎ Apply FULL FOILED to a matte surface.

❤︎ Cure FULL FOILED for 120 seconds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

❤︎ Wipe away tacky inhibition layer using PREP & DEHYDRATE.

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

❤︎ Apply LEONARDO FOIL, rubbing firmly.

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

❤︎ Finish with DON’T BE TACKY.

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

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

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

❤︎ LEONARDO FOIL 

❤︎ FULL FOILED

❤︎ NUT MEG GEL COLOUR 

❤︎ RED GEL PAINT 

❤︎ BELLA ROUGE 

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

❤︎ FORGET MIA NOT 

❤︎ FULL FOILED 

❤︎ COSMO 

❤︎ GEL PAINT BLACK 

❤︎ COMPACT CHROME STAR 

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH CLEAR 

❤︎ STRIPER BRUSH 

❤︎ SOFT DUSTER BRUSH

❤︎ SILICONE TOOL

❤︎ DOTTING TOOL 

❤︎ TOP IT OFF CLEAR

❤︎ VELVET TOP 

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

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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MOTHER EARTH

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LATEST INSPIRATIONAL CREATIONS & STEP BY STEPS USING OUR NEW GEL COLOURS

The new year is all about neutrals. Clients are usually desperate to trade in their festive sets for a natural style. So your clients will be spoilt for choice with Magpie’s MOTHER EARTH GEL COLLECTION, which features seven stunning earthy colours.

Brand Ambassador, Natalia Nicholson @natalia_nicholson_nails showcases the complete collection swatched, and shares the steps to her contemporary classy design below:

❤︎ Paint base layer of GAG CLOUD and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Using the PREMIUM DETAILER 9 BRUSH, paint a half crescent of COCO BEAN and flash cure 10 seconds. 

❤︎ Using the PREMIUM DETAILER 11 BRUSH, paint two lines of WHITE GEL PAINT at different lengths, each off centre and flash cure 10 seconds. Apply two dots to the top of each line using the DOTTING TOOL and GYPSY LEA – flash cure 10 seconds. 

❤︎ Using the rest of the MOTHER NATURE GEL COLOUR COLLECTION, paint varying thicknesses of curved lines, at each side of the nail to meet the white line. Full cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Top coat using LAD and cure 60 seconds, wait to cool then CLEANSE.

Magpie Brand Ambassador Adelina Walker @hellobeautifulnailbar features WILLOW TREE and JUNGLE JANE in her stunning intricate set. Adelina also used FORGET MIA NOT as her base colour, and compact chrome dust STAR. She painted her chrome web design using BLACK GEL PAINT and thePREMIUM DETAILER 11 and finished with TOP IT OFF CLEAR.

Brand Ambassador Alice Sanderson @onenailtorulethemall used the following products to create her gorgeous delicate design: 

❤︎ WILLOW TREE

❤︎ ROSEMARY & THYME

❤︎ WHITE GEL PAINT+

❤︎ VELVET TOP COAT  

Magpie Educator Terri Copeland @terricopelandnails shares the steps for her funky sketchy leopard print design below: 

❤︎ Paint two layers of NUT MEG curing for 60 seconds in between each layer. 

❤︎ Create a sketchy leopard design by painting random splotches of CLAIRE AS MUD and flash cure 10 seconds. Repeat using  WILLOW TREE and then SEA BREEZE making sure each colour is touching each other. Then full cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Apply a few black outline shadows along the edges and in between each patch using BLACK GEL PAINT and cure for 60 seconds. 

❤︎ Encapsulate the designs using GMS CLEAR and cure 60 seconds. 

❤︎Top coat using TOP IT OFF CLEAR and cure for 60 seconds.

 

Magpie Educator Nicolette Safar-Manesh @nicolettesnails features ROSEMARY & THYME  and our new foil JEFERY in her gorgeous set. Nicolette also used VELVET TOP COAT, GOLDEN HONEY CRYSTALS and BRUSH ON RESIN to secure.

Brand Ambassador Rebekah Pritchard @thebeautyspotstreetly used the following products to create her amazing Art Deco design:

❤︎ GAG PINK

❤︎ GIVE ME STRENGTH ROSA

❤︎ CLAIRE AS MUD 

❤︎ STRIPER BRUSH

❤︎ WHITE GEL PAINT 

❤︎ BLACK GEL PAINT 

❤︎ VELVET TOP COAT

Magpie Educator June Gilbert @junegilbert_nailartist features the COMPLETE MOTHER EARTH GEL COLOUR COLLECTION to create her beautiful floral design using the DETAILER BRUSH.

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

Much love…

TEAM MAGPIE ❤︎

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ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET

CHECK OUT OUR RED CARPET GEL COLLECTION INSPIRATION & STEP BY STEPS

A selection of red gel colours are essential in every techs kit, so know we our new collection is going to be very popular with your clients all year round!

Senior Magpie Educator Sophie Hudd @sophrainbownails shows off the complete RED CARPET GEL COLLECTION in all its glory, with her perfect classy set above. Sophie used FIGGY PUDDING on the pointers, BELLE OF THE BALL topped with DARK RED JELLIE on the middle, BERRY-LICIOUS on the rings and SCARLETT FEVER on the pinkies.

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