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Inspiration From The Founder


Blue Beret Cos

( Blue Felt Beret from COS)

I learnt about a thing called Blue Monday today. Really?
We need that like a hole in the head.
@nailcrewuk to celebrate the END of January we took a little positive inspiration from this and created some fun nail designs, life and styling tips and put them on Instagram.

Nail Art By Nail Crew

( Nail Art By Nail Crew )

We hope you enjoy.
But on a personal note, I decided this year to not follow the norm, with a New Years Resolution.
Instead decided to pay more attention to the things I’m grateful for, what I have achieved, what I already have and who I have already become, taking away all pressure to achieve greatness from standards set by this online culture.
So much of my focus in 2018 was on being better and always being positive, shutting out negative emotions, as if they will just go away. puff!
I am not perfect, I am dazzling!

But a few things worth change and being conscious of, what really had me concerned was my impact on the environment at home and @nailcrewuk.

One project we have in mind @nailcrewuk is our handmade products which have been a hit so far, being conscious of the ingredients and where we source the ingredients, but also how we contain them, for 2019 we aim to reduce single use plastic containers for our retail and salon used products,
and even introducing a re-fill system.
You bring the container, we fill it for you.

It’s a good place to start, certainly food for thought.

So bring on 2019 !

Karma’s Inspiration

Karma's Autumn/winter Inspiration

Our resident and latest nail stylist, Karma Eliades offers us a few spicy styling tips for autumn/winter nails trends, colour trends and the vision that influenced them.

Nail technician, Karma

Karma naturally favours a splash of colour wherever possible in any outfit, and why should the cooler months be any different? It’s easy to add bold colour into a usual autumn palette, as Zara has done in this really fun outfit:

Model wearing blue jumper and orange checked midi skirt

Image Credit: Zara

The look inspired Karma to go all-out and dream up this equally fun plaid nail design; it’s all about standing out from the crowd! Come and see us if it takes your fancy, or bring us your own inspiration and we can translate it to your nails.

On to the colder weather… Who doesn’t enjoy putting on their favourite coat and boots to accessorise on a cold night? While September was all about nudes, we’re ready to transition to rusty tones, tan and mulled-spice colours for October and November. And we have the perfect line up for you with our OPI collection. We especially love ‘A Piazza Cake’ (a deep orangey-red, shown in the picture below), ‘My Way or Norway’ (a deep, tan/nude) and ‘Malaga Wine’ (a deep, crimson red).

Fingernails being painted in salon

Before long, it’ll be time to shimmy into Christmas with unique, stand-out nail art like this tortoiseshell design – with or without gold leaf. It’s a gorgeous alternative to the classic winter colours which we still love; black, rouge noir and bold red.

Remember, as Christmas party season approaches we’re going to get busy, so book your December appointment sharpish to avoid disappointment!