Ahoy Sailor – Nautical Nail Art by Bio Sculpture

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Ahoy Sailor!

I love a theme party and when I had to go to a nautical themed party at the Problogger conference I decided to get my nails in on the act too.

I wasn’t sure how to do my nails but I went to the new Nail Lounge salon in Surry Hills and asked nail star Kaori for her advice. BioSculpture have expanded their head office to include an amazing new nail salon on the ground floor. It’s just a few blocks from where I live so it’s going to be a new favourite of mine for sure.

BioSculptue is my preferred gel nail and the wear on these nails is flawless. I love the asymmetrical design and have had received so many compliments on these fun sailor nails.

Are you a fan of gel nails? Do you include your nails as part of your outfit for costume parties?

Bio Sculpture Rock and Crystal Collection

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Loving these sleek metallic tones from the Rock and Crystal Collection from Bio Sculpture.

These polishes are available as gels in salon, or as regular polishes. The polishes are hard-wearing and I wore them for over 5 days without a chip.

I’m wearing Smothered with Minerals on my nails and Melting Mercury as a feature nail on my ring finger.

Bio Sculpture Rock and Crystal Collection

Rock Crystal Bio Sculpture

These five new metallic shades can be combined in nail art designs or look chic on their own.

  • Smothered with Minerals (No 136) – A versatile bronze that changes with the light, filled with glitter sediments for a high shine shimmer.
  • Embellished Onyx (No 137) – Combining the shine of rich black onyx with a gritty embellishment. It’s dark gothic glamour at its finest.
  • Melting Mercury (No 138) – This solid silver, mirror-like tone makes a strong statement, with a high shine reflection.
  • Amethyst Moonstone (No 139) – This finish is almost black at first look but surprises with an ultra deep purple undertone.
  • Totally Topaz (No 140) – A chic golden tone, the rich pigment takes an intense yellow topaz inspired colour.

Nail Romance - Bio Sculpture metallics

Find your nearest Bio Sculpture salon here.

Which is your favourite colour?

Toi et Moi nails by Bio Sculpture

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Classic nail colours were the choice for the latest Toi et Moi collection showing in Sydney. The hero colours were BioSculpture Licorice, French White and Breaking Dawn.

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi show - Licorice - French White - Breaking Dawn

Biosculpture nail polish - licorice - french whote - breaking dawn

I’m really crushing on white nails at the moment. Previously a colour I only considered for French tips, all over white nails are the new French manicure. So simple and so chic.

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi show

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi

What colours are you reconsidering at the moment?

My Nail Romance with Lab Muffin

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One blog isn’t enough to contain Michelle Wong’s Nail Romance. In addition to her main beauty blog, Lab Muffin, she contributes to Polish or Perish and is a founding member of the new nail community Lacquerheads of Oz. Michelle has almost finished her PhD in chemistry and when she’s not busy blogging, she’s slogging away at her thesis or in the pole dance studio.

Tell me a bit about your blog

I started Lab Muffin in December 2011, mainly because my boyfriend was sick of seeing my nails (and nowhere near appreciative enough)! I’m also passionate about science literacy, and was disappointed in how badly beauty science is communicated, leading to so many myths and misunderstandings. So Lab Muffin is my attempt to make a little difference in the world by helping ordinary girls wade through marketing jargon, while making everyone check out my nails!

To give people a rest, I started posting swatches on Polish or Perish, an international blog run by “women with almost as much polish as they do education” – we all have or are working towards higher degrees.

Recently, a group of Aussie nail bloggers, nail techs, polish makers and other enthusiasts started Lacquerheads of Oz, which will gather all the nail polish knowledge out there, both for experts and girls just starting out, into one handy website. I’m very excited to be involved!

How often do you post?

5-7 times a week these days across the three blogs… a bit of a hectic schedule but I love it 🙂

Are you left or right handed?

Right-handed.

What’s your best tip for painting your other hand?

I’m a bit ambidextrous from piano so it’s not too bad, but resting both wrists or elbows on a hard object makes it easier. And practice, of course!

How often do you paint your nails?

Every 3-5 days – I find that my nails tend to chip if they aren’t protected by a shield of polish.

How many polishes in your collection?

I put them all in a Google spreadsheet recently – under 400 not including doubles. Don’t tell the boyfriend.

How do you store your polishes?

I have that hallmark of a polish addict: the IKEA Helmer. I have one drawer each for cremes, shimmers, special finishes, toppers, base and top coats, and the dreaded untrieds. The boyfriend has said that he’ll leave me when I run out of space in it.

Which brand has the best brush?

Funnily enough, so far it’s been Bio Sculpture, who aren’t usually known for their polishes! I swatched four in a row without getting even the slightest drop on my skin – a first.

Favourite polish brand?

All of them! It’s hard for me to say but OPI, China Glaze and Essie have great ranges and hardly ever disappoint.

Favourite indie brand?

So hard to choose out of my favourite Aussies: Gloss ‘n Sparkle, Emily de Molly, Femme Fatale, Loki’s Lacquer and Pretty Serious! So I won’t 😛

Best luxe brand?

Chanel shades are always very covetable! Butter London is also amazing.

Best bargain buy?

ulta3 and Essence are great value for money.

Favourite colour?

Purple, coral and green, and teal! Especially teal.

Favourite colour combinations?

Purple and gold is always a winner!

Best colour for work?

Neutrals – brown and nude are nice, worksafe colours.

Best tip for making nail polish last longer?

Use a good base coat, and use a top coat that isn’t quick-dry. I use Orly Bonder as my base coat, and while I love Seche Vite top coat, I don’t recommend it if you want your nails to stay chip-free for longer than a couple of days.

What’s your favourite nail art trend?

I love bold designs, so tape manicures – they’re amazing for getting crisp lines!

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Thanks so much for sharing your Nail Romance Michelle! Check out Michelle’s blog Lab Muffin and connect with her –

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/labmuffin
Twitter – @labmuffin
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Dots & Stripes Nail Art

BioSculpture nail art

Bio Sculpture nail art

When confronted with so many nail art and nail colour options I asked myself, why do I only have 10 nails?! I couldn’t believe the choice available from Bio Sculpture. With over 170 colours in the range I didn’t know where to start.

I had mistakenly assumed that gel polish could only be applied in one colour but I was amazed by the creativity in those tiny test swatches.

The latest summer colours form the Holiday Beach Collection caught my eye, and I couldn’t choose between Coral Cove (132) and Isla del Sol (133) so I picked both. It was the same with dots and stripes. Again, why choose when you can have both! Plus a little heart just for my Nail Romance.

Nail Romance - Bio Sculpture Nail Art

Nail Romance - Bio Sculpture Nail Art hearts

Nail Romance - Bio Sculpture Nail Art

My mind is already planning my next nail art. What would you go for? Sequins? Studs? Feathers? Lace? The only limit is your imagination.

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