Monday, February 17, 2014

Custom Nail Solutions Is Available In Salons & Spas!!

Hey friends,

Have you heard the BIG news?! Custom Nail Solutions artificial nail kits are officially available in salons and spas! See below for a quick list of the salons and nail technicians that now carry our revolutionary artificial nail kits:

Shenanigans Hair Studio and Spa
22 Buford Villiage Way Suite 215
Buford, GA. 30519
770-497-8727 Salon 

Kimberly Jones/CND Education Ambassador
Nails by Kim(Inside Shenanigans Hair Studio and Spa
404-790-1530 Direct

494-B Broadview Avenue
Warrenton, VA 20186-2024
(540) 349-5888 

Angie Gowins
107 Sth. Trinity
Decatur, Tx. 76234
(940) 627-7513

Dawn Van Haaften
929 Broadway Street
Pella, Ia. 50219
(641) 891-7838
The Underground Facebook Page 

Chrissie Hair and Makeup
07599 713 668
The Shepperton, Middlesex area, United Kingdom 

Linda Brown of Ardmore Oklahoma
(940) 626-9960

Lisa Hawkins
1330 Addison Ave. East
Twin Falls, Id. 83301
(208) 733-7772 

Lottie Lindsey
Lottie's Mane & Nail Salon
1350 Mt. Hebron Rd.
Makanda, IL 62958/> (618) 922-0158
Lottie's Mane & Nail Salon Facebook Page 

All of these salons and technicians can be found on "Salons Near You" page on our website. If you would like to carry Custom Nail Solutions's artificial nail kits, please contact us at (877) 218-7788 or email

Thank you so much!

Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cupid Will Come Calling With These Flirty V-Day Nail Designs

Romantic songs are playing on the radio. Storefronts glimmer with pink and red products, enticing you into the romantic spirit. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which has you flitting around the mall searching for the sexiest dress, most dazzling shoes, and perfect gift to charm your special beau!
Make sure your nails are looking sleek and prime to impress both your sweetheart and admiring onlookers as you slow-dance beneath the stars. Need ideas on creating vivacious Valentine’s Day nails? Look no more.

The possibilities are endless when imagining chic and fabulous ways to jazz up your nails for the romantic date. Below are eight flirty and fancy nail designs to give you inspiration when deciding on the perfect nails to dazzle your beau. The designs are done by Nail Model Diane Moran Graham on her Custom Nail Solutions custom-fit nails.

Catch My Heart Mani: People share their hearts and feelings with their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Celebrate this tradition with a mani featuring red hearts enclosed in little boxes! For this mani, make sure to have on-hand pink polish, red polish, and a stamp featuring crisscrossing lines with hearts in the spaces between the lines (such as  the DRK-A large stamping plate from Ninja Polish). First, paint all of your nails pink and let dry, then place red polish over the design on the stamping plate and use the nail kit’s scraper to rid the plate of excess polish. While the red polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the heart and lines design transfers, then press the stamper down on each nail.  Complete the look with a glossy topcoat!

Blush-Worthy Bejeweled Tips: Dazzle your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with a mani featuring a brilliant bejeweled French tip!  To do this mani, have on-hand pink polish, pink nail gems, and nail glue. Paint all of the nails pink and let dry, then, for the first nail, glue on the nail gems in a horizontal line at the beginning of your nail tip. Add a second row of gems above the first line, then do this gem design for the rest of the nails. This is sure to add the perfect dose of flirty fun to your Valentine’s Day dinner outfit!

Passionate Purple: Purple polish often gets pushed aside on Valentine’s Day in favor of red and pink, but a lovely light purple mani is the perfect way to add a dose of flirty feminine fun to your Valentine’s Day look! To really catch your honey’s eyes on Valentine’s Day, choose a light purple polish with sparkles!

Charming Conversation Hearts: We all love noshing on conversation hearts candy on Valentine’s Day, so celebrate this yearly tradition with a heart candy manicure! Make sure to have on-hand white polish and polishes in pastel pink, pale green, lavender, light yellow, and red hues. Paint all of the nails white and let dry, then freehand-draw hearts on the nails using the green, yellow, purple, and pink polishes. Let dry, then use a toothpick to write little words and phrases like “LOVE,” “XOXO,” “UR CUTE,” etc. using the red polish. Complete the look with a clear topcoat!

Sincere Heart Silhouettes: From cards to boxes of chocolate, hearts adorn everything on Valentine’s Day. Make sure your nails also show your heartfelt love! A mani featuring heart silhouettes connected by little line “vines” will add a dash of sentiment and romance to your look for the big date! Paint all of the nails light pink or lavender and let dry, then, using a toothpick, draw little swooping line “vines” with little hearts on the ends. This romantic and sentimental manicure will surely capture your honey’s heart at your Valentine’s Day dinner!

Matte-ly In Love:  Manicures featuring matte accents are one of the biggest trends of Year 2014, and a dreamy matte French-tip mani is perfect for your Valentine’s Day dinner! Make sure to have on-hand matte polish and either pink, red, or purple polish. Paint your nails with the colored polish and let dry, and then add a coat of matte polish to each nail. Once dry, paint a swipe of glossy clear polish to the tips.

Lovely Lace: Woo your Valentine’s Day date with a mani featuring black lace against a pink background. To do this nail style, make sure to have a lace print nail stamp, black polish, and pink polish. Paint all of your nails pink and let dry, then place black polish over the lace design on the stamping plate, and use the nail kit’s scraper to get rid of excess polish. When the black polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the lace design transfers, then press the stamper down on each nail. Let dry then paint a thin black tip on each nail.  Add a glossy clear topcoat and voila! A sultry and stylish mani that will steal your Valentine’s eyes!

The above nail designs will add that extra touch of flair to your Valentine's Day and ensure that every unforgettable moment is enacted with sensuality and style.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Katie Saxton, President of

Friday, January 17, 2014

Top Red Carpet Nail Fashions & Tips

Excited for the 2014 Grammy Awards next weekend? This big event is always a glitzy, awe-inspiring time for the music industry…but it's also a place filled with mesmerizing manicures! If you're wondering which nail fashions all the celebs will be showcasing on the red carpet this year, look no further! Below are the top 2014 Award Show Manicures, as well as insider tips on how stars can quickly repair their nails on the red carpet so they’re ready for all the photo opps!

Top Red Carpet Nail Fashions:

Variations of Red: From classic red to burgundy, to deep ruby hues and garnet, the color red is going to be huge on the red carpet.  This is an eye-catching polish hue that is sure to get the red carpet cameras’ attention!

Direct Dress Match: Matching your polish to your dress color is always a popular choice for awards shows, and this holds true for the Grammy Awards. Many celebrities will find a polish that matches their dress color to a tee, and they will adorn their nails with either a solid coat of the polish or a French mani featuring the color as the tip.

Plays On White: White nail polish is one of 2014’s top nail trends, and many stars will choose a variation of white for their Grammy Awards manicure. From white designs on light gray polish to plain solid white manis, this nail design choice will be seen all over this year’s red carpet.

Lipstick Synchronization: Lipstick choice is typically what brings the whole red carpet look together, so celebrities will choose to match their polish to their lip shade for a synchronized effect. This instantly adds glamour and sophistication to the wearer!

Bejeweled Nail Art: From rhinestones to sequins and nail gems, bejeweled nail art will be all the rage at this year’s Grammy Awards. This is an eye-catching and fun look that can match a multitude of dress styles and colors.

Complete Dress Contrast: Rather than pick a polish that exactly matches the dress color, many stars will choose a polish that is a complete contrast. For example, celebrities with light blue dresses might choose a dark red polish and stars wearing white dresses might choose black or charcoal polish hues.

Metallic Polishes: From shimmery silver and shiny gold, to glittery rose gold and granite, metallic polishes will pop up on the hands of many 2014 Grammy Award nominees.

Sophisticated Silk Nails: At this year’s Grammy Awards, stars will also opt to flaunt their own nails by adorning them with wraps of silk, linen, or fiberglass that is cut to a desired nail’s shape and then glued to the nail plate. Not only is this look fashionable, it also enhances the natural nail and strengthens the tip!

Clutch Coordination:  Many stars will match their nail polish hue to their clutch instead of their dress. This will be a major go-to look, as it creates a fashionable, streamlined effect that adds elegance to the wearer.

Round Nails: Almond-shaped nails were one of Fall 2013's breakout trends, and this look will continue to reign at this year's Grammy Awards. Many celebrities will also choose to have shorter, competely rounded tips rather than just the longer almond shape.

Below are also insider tips on how all the entertainment stars can keep their nails in tip-top shape and correct any nail mishaps both before and while on the red carpet!

Portable Olive Oil: Keep a small vial of olive oil in your clutch and rub a drop into each cuticle and on each nail before embarking on the red carpet. This will cure any unsightly dry cuticles, and it will also make the polish extra glossy for all the photo opps!

Small Nail Clippers: Keep a tiny pair of nail clippers in your clutch, just in case a nail breaks before or while on the red carpet. Then you can quickly clip off the broken edge and resume all your media interviews!

Have the Nail Polish On-Hand: Definitely keep a bottle of your Grammy Award manicure polish in your clutch, just in case you experience any chips before you get to the red carpet. You can quickly paint over the chip and it will be almost unnoticeable.

Stay fab!

Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions