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Friday, March 24, 2017

Achieving Maximum Adhesion For Crystals And Nail Art



















How you do you apply your stones and various nail art? Many clients ask us what is the best way to super secure those stones without making them foggy or cloudy. Typically nail resin cannot properly adhere bigger crystals and nail art, and can affect the clarity of the stone. The only thing worse than your precious work and nail art falling off the nail is the integrity of the stone being compromised. 


Our stone resin has a thicker “gel” like viscosity to really secure your nail art as well as prevent cloudy crystals when applied correctly. Alternatively, we have also formulated two types of stone gel. Our Standard Stone Gel is thicker than our hard builder gel and crystal clear for maximum esthetic appeal. Our Thick Stone Gel is the thickest gel we have created! The viscosity of this crystal clear gel ensures that even the biggest nail art is secure. Each formulation promotes ultimate adhesion and with 3 options, each nail tech is sure to find the right formula for them. 


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sheba Nails Winter Wedding Collection



Our Newest Gelcrylic Powder Collection is here! Muted romantic hues that beautifully compliment any skin tone. 6 whimsical colors available individually or each color in our powder sampler kit. Try them all! Each fun shade whether worn separately or alone are sure not to disappoint. 



Shown Below: We have two Gelcrylic Kits that include 3 Winter Wedding Color Powders and 1 Gelcrylic Gel. From Top to Bottom is our : Engagement Kit & Newlywed Kit


Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW COLOR CHROME POWDERS ARE THE HOTTEST TREND THIS SEASON


Chrome nails are the hottest trend this season with new colors being developed and incorporated in creative designs. Have you seen Sheba Nails newest Magic Mirror Chrome Powders? We also offer the entire chrome collection in a new sampler kit! 1 gram of each color for only $26.99! You cannot beat that! Below we share some of our favorite designs using our chrome powders.





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WHO DOESN'T LOVE CHUNKY GLITTERS?!


Who doesn't love chunky glitter? Beautiful coordinating colors , use one or use them all! Varying textures including matte and iridescent. Something for everyone! Solvent-resistant means they can be used with any media including nail polish suspension base, acrylic, and gel. Apply on top of the nail or encapsulate the glitter for a longer lasting design. The possibilities are endless! 












Thursday, August 25, 2016

Are you ready to transition to LED nail product formulation?

So LED gel products and lamps have been out for a while now.  In the beginning, like most products, pricing was pretty high.  This was especially the case when it came to LED lamps.  Is it worth it to transition?  This is a personal question of course.  The main benefit of LED systems is the fact that it cures gel in a quarter of the time as UV products.  Generally a 30 second cure is all you need as opposed to 2 minutes with UV gels.  And now that the price of lamps has gone down significantly, transitioning is more economically feasible.

Mini LED Lamp - $35
However, what about the system you are currently using?  If it's a UV system and you are satisfied, is it worth it to switch?  Maybe not - how about offering both to your clients or yourself?  For me, that was my answer.  I have certain gels that I just love and would not want to just put in the trash or somewhere to collect dust.  So instead of getting rid of my UV lamp, I have added a LED lamp to my arsenal of nail supplies.  This way, depending on what kind of nails I am creating, I have the compatible lamp available.  When I want to use my Perfectionist UV Gels that I am accustomed to, I break out my 9 watt UV Lamp.  Then if I am in the mood for my Sologel Gel Polish (which technically I could use either lamp as Sologel Gel Polish is UV/LED formulation) I would probably use my LED lamp for a nice quick 30 second cure.

I like options.  I like variety.  I like both UV and LED lamps and products.  If you have a preference, great.  But why choose if you don't have too?

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Nail Polish Top Coats, Gel Sealers, Finishers, etc. Do you really need them all?

So there are a variety of products that you can include in your nail stash for the final step of your nail service to ensure that your nails shine, protect and last until your next fill.  But with all of these choices available the question may be - do I really need them all?  The better question may be - which one do I really need?

A good start is what type of nails are you working with - natural or artificial?  If you are using artificial then what kind - gel, acrylic or fiberglass?  Are you using nail polish or gel polish?  Are you applying nail art and if so what kind - hand painting, airbrushing or stones?  And finally, what are your expectations or needs?  The answers to each of these questions are important to lead you to the correct product.


For natural nails you can achieve a smooth surface with a quality Ridge Filler to help even out the nail bed and prepare it for nail polish application.  Going from there you can pick from Base Coats to protect the natural nail from possible staining of color and for better nail polish adhesion.  What about after nail polish or even no nail polish?  Top coats can leave a shiny or matte finish - good choices may include our Wet Glaze Top Coat, 60 Second Top Coat or Magic Matte Top Coat.  If you are looking to grow out your nails a thicker viscosity like our High Gloss Reflective Top Coat may be what you are looking for.

Using nail art?  Something to look for is one that will keep it on until your next visit.  Our Nail Art Bonding Aid & Sealer is a go too for many of our clients. If you have a UV Lamp a great choice is our UV Glass Sealer which is a tack-free, UV cured sealer that requires buffing off of the shine before being able to be removed with acetone.  This allows for long lasting nail art designs along with UV protection.

What about artificial nails like acrylic, gel and fiberglass?  What kind of lamp do you have - UV or LED?  Do you want a soak-off formulation?  Our Top Seal hard gel is an excellent way to protect the nail and is used with a UV lamp.  Want a UV cured sealer that soaks off - we offer Simply Soak UV Sealer & Finishing Top Coat.  Remember that both of these have a tacky layer that must be removed after curing with alcohol to reveal there high shine finish.

Now that LED lamps are starting to be more economical we have more choices available to us.  Check out our Jessami Permasealer - this is UV/LED Top Gel with a soak-ff formulation PLUS it is tack free meaning that there is no tacky layer to be removed.

So many choices, so many questions.  Maybe you only need one or maybe you need them all.  It's just nice to know what your options so you can pick your best fit.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Why are Concealer Acrylic Powders a good supply for your manicure kit?

Skin Tone Acrylic PowderFor those us who enjoy acrylic powder, working with concealer acrylic powders is truly a must.  Concealer acrylic powders are designed to cover up any imperfection of the nails, basically camouflaging the natural lines or ridges that can be found on the nail.  It is also good for smile line cover ups and and more.

Nail art designBut why do I think concealer acrylic powders are a must?  Not just what it is designed for but much more.  I like the fact that these cover up powders feature opaque shades reminiscent of skin tones, with neutral undertones.  This allows me to create the nail with these cover up powders and enjoy the look of a color acrylic powder.  Yet because they are skin tone, you can easily change up the look with nail polish in between fills if you wish.  With say a clear or even a standard pink powder, to have a finished "look" you would need to use a gel polish or a nail polish.  Now don't get me wrong, I definitely use my standard acrylic powders, for basic sets as well as nail art encapsulation.  But once I tried this series of acrylic powders, I was hooked.
Concealer Acrylic
Concealer, cover up or camouflage acrylic powders are available in standard, odorless as well as gelcrylic nail systems.  Try to incorporate this style and you won't be disappointed.  Experiment as you would with any color acrylic powder by varying the number of layers you apply.  Don't think that because they are skin tones that you cannot incorporate nail designs into your manicure.  The above photo features three layers of our Gelcrylic Acrylic Powder - Carress with designed nails in the center and pinky fingers.  Sophisticated style with the benefit of opaque, concealer style acrylic powder at your finger tips!