Showing posts from April, 2012

Ballin on a Budget: My DIY Microbead Manicure Vs. 18€ Ciaté Caviar Manicure

Caviar.  Sounds luxurious right? Maybe that’s why I am so obsessed with this new nail art trend! I must confess I am the least artistic person ever. I can’t draw a straight line or perfect circle for the life of me. This simple manicure is so easy to do! I love it.
All you need is your favorite nail polish, micro beads and topcoat.  That’s it! You can find Micro beads at your local craft store. They should be no more than 5 dollars.   They are tiny little metallic beads that resemble Caviar therefore the name Caviar Manicure.  Ciaté has trade marked the name “Caviar Manicure” so this is my Micro Bead Manicure inspired by Ciaté. 
Application Steps: 1. Its easier if you work 1 Nail at a time. 2.  Simply apply 1 or 2 coats of your favorite nail polish 3.  Immediately after you apply the coat of nail polish, pour or sprinkle the beads over your nails. (you should work over a paper plate to hold and save your beads) 4.  You can press or fix the beads carefully with your finger or a woodstick. 5…

Cosmoprof Bologna 2012 Part 1: Featuring @Graftobian @NYXCosmetics Nicka K Cosmetics

The Cosmoprof Trade Shows are the biggest International exhibitions for the entire spectrum of beauty products. They have them annually in Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Bologna.  Its the event where companies unveil the latest trends, new products, new technology and any other special events.  The Pavilions are divided by Countries and departments such as Cosmetics, Packaging, Salon Tools, Spa, Hair and Nails.  Its huge! You cant go through the entire show in one day.  That's why most of these trade shows will go for at least 3 - 4 days.

I attended Cosmoprof Bologna on March 9th -12th  I exhibited in the US Pavilion with my company. Just to go through all of the items I am dividing my post into 2.  Here is the first part of my Cosmoprof Swag! These products are from the US Pavillion and were mostly gifted.
Exhibiting in the US Pavilion is Great because you get to see all your favorite well known Brands.  Our booth was next to Kiss Products, Nicka K Cosmetics and NYX Cosmetics.
Nicka K Co…