August 09, 2013

True Blood Nails on Nail Pro website

Every time I get any kind if recognition from one of the big nail magazines I'm super pumped! Its so hard to get noticed in this industry full of amazing talent, so I always feel extremely honoured when I get these opportunities. Last week I was asked for permission to use my True Blood nail design for a TV show nail art article on the Nail Pro website, here is the link... http://www.nailpro.com/nail-trends-tv-show-nail-art

Pretty excited about the publicity, unfortunately they posted the wrong Instagram account :( they posted @naileddaily not @jvnaildesign, I'm thinking I probably should change my watermark to prevent these mix ups in the future? 

Black and White Floral

This Gelish mani done on one of my girlfriends is probably one of my favourites in awhile! I'm loving the black and white trend that I am seeing a lot of in nail fashion, so when she came to me with this design idea, I was pretty pumped about it.

Using my Gelish polishes, I painted the ring and thumb in a black french, I then painted the white french on the three remaining nails. With my instant artist paints I painted flowers in the opposite colour and then finished off the design with a gold line. 


Shark Week

As shark week comes to a wrap, I had to post this fun shark design. I must say I am actually pretty shocked that this is my first time painting sharks. I love them, the very top of my bucket list is to cage dive with a great white, crazy I know! But they are just so awesome, I must see one up close before I die!

  I love shark week,  but I think they need to focus a whole lot more on the conservation of sharks rather than the fierce predator. Most of you know I am a huge animal and environmental activist, in my opinion the number one issue in the world is the lack of protection for our oceans. Sharks are the most vital part of our marine ecosystem and if we wipe them out, we are all in very big trouble. In 2012 12 humans were killed by shark attack, where humans killed approx 100 million sharks in that same year. This is an issue that is a huge concern to me, so after the posted pic of my nails I am going to add some additional information on shark conservation, if you are interested please check it out!!  


Important movies/video clips to watch:

Shark Water Documentary http://youtu.be/te5MeQUX4kk 

What Would Happen If Sharks Disappeared? http://youtu.be/yzlqXMateRE


My favourite shark conservation sites:

http://www.seashepherd.org/sharks/

http://www.bite-back.com/

http://www.sharktrust.org/

http://www.sharktruth.com/