L'oreal Paris Canada Nail Art Workshop
Nail art is all the rage and to celebrate L'oreal Paris Canada's first ever venture into nail art they held a mini workshop for some beauty bloggers. I was so lucky to attend.
First up we got to learn about all the new products being launched, secondly our host, the fantastic Tam Bachik gave us some trend updates and finally he taught us some tips and tricks to helping us obtain the perfect red carpet nail.
On to the workshop. These were the cute little setup we got to work with, 16 shades hanging out on our table, 8 new, 8 already in the collection, the Nail Lingerie and 3 new top coats.
1. Wait for the layers to dry before applying the next one. Now that just sounded obvious, but you really want to let all the layers let their solvents evaporate to prevent bubbling or that dreaded soft nail (you know, 2 hours later and you can still dent you nail polish, that is why it happens! Who knew?).
2. If you have more flat nails apply with the brush more upright. If you have curvy nails apply it with the brush more vertical so the brush can curve to the nails shape.
3. Take an art brush or an old eye liner brush and wipe around your nails with it and some nail polish remover. This will clean it up nice and make your nails look more polished (also if you do it before your top coat it will give you lots of time to let the layers dry).
4. When applying the Nail Lingerie, pick a sheet just slightly wider then your nail. Our nails curve so they are wider then they look.
|Confetti Top Coat, Matte Top Coat and Gold Carat Top Coat|
|More Nail Lingerie|
|New Press-On Options|
|Me and our lovely host Tom Bachik|
I also managed to create a red look. I used He Red My Mind with the Matte Top coat and The Gold Carat on the thumb and ring fingers