On my recent trip to Rome, during the training I was giving, fellow educator  Anna showed me a technique that I really was blown away from. I didn’t think that it was going to be this easy. And the best part of it all was the fact that if you have products that have been collecting dust over the years because the big trend is Gel Polish nails or No Chip manicures, well this is something additional we can add to the menu.

Lets begin buy prepping the nail and ready for design:

Gel polished nail with foil

Gel polished nail with foil


Now here with a ready sealed nail, I am going to design over it with Gel Art Polish white. Do not cure:

Some lines with Gel  Art Polish

Some lines with Gel Art Polish

Now select from a variety of powders you wish to use for the design:


Now add the powder over the non cured gel





Sprinkle over the areas you desire the colors to appear.Don’t worry, let it be messy, it will look nice.





Now after all the design has been covered then tap on it a little to remove the extra powder. Cure for 1 minute



After curing use a small sponge to remove the powder still leftover on the nail.


Once you have cleaned off the extra powder, your nail design will be done.



Here is another I did in a black background.




Loved this new technique. Gonna do more.




Finishing the year of 2013

On top of my travels, we had a fabulous art training. I have to say that it has really helped me in many ways. You know sometimes we don’t realize what we are capable of. I knew deep down I had a little bit of art. LOL. Here are some of the most amazing things I did and the fabulous person that trained us who words cannot even express how much I simply admire Lulu Desfassiaux.


Lulu is amazing in showing how to perfect our nails.


We all learned so much!!!


Many of us were so captivated by her patience


Here Lulu is showing us how to use acrylic paints to do detail hand painting


Pinocchio inspired with all Gel Polish


Anime inspired nail using water color and ink paints