Monday, September 26, 2011
London Olympia Beauty Show Day 2
After the whirlwind that was day one of the Olympia Beauty Show we attended the Scratch 100 issue Stars 2012 cocktail party with Alex Fox and all the UK nail stars. It was such an amazing evening and I had the opportunity to meet so many talented nail artists. My hats off to Alex for putting together such a fun night. Nailing the news has its drawbacks, so we headed back to the hotel early to upload the images from the day. Before we knew it, it was time to hit the show floor for day 2. I went right to the Sweet Squared booth to catch up with Fee Wallace and the Naja. Fee was demoing Shellac "Hollywood" and Naja gave us a demo of her new Minx line over gel polish.
OPI has their own nail decal, or applique called Nail Apps. Full coverage nail decals were everywhere! They were definitely in competition for attention with gel polishes. While at the booth Robert Nyugen did a demo of a French tip fade with inlaid flowers.
I stopped in at the Nubar booth to see what was new and Kirsty Lund showed me a fabulous nail art technique with white builder gel over the gel polish Grenadine. This simple technique had beautiful results! Kirsty was also a judge at the Nailympics competition.
Here's a little video from the Dashing Diva UK team. Luda Mantone adds Ring around the roses to the natural nail for a stunning effect. Wraps were all the rage, there were so many companies with so many designs.
Wraps by Chantal was another wrap entry this year. Here is the Gold wrap applied by Patrycia Gawlik from Poland.
The rest of the day I spent running around getting photos of the Nailympics. The entries were so amazing and inspirational.
The awards ceremony was emceed by none other than the NTR team of Naja and Athena. All said a very busy two days!! We were so fortunate to have such lovely hosts, Samantha and Sam Sweet who wined and dined us all weekend. Thanks bunches for the opportunity to work with such an amazing team!