It’s Officially Summer – Get Your Toes out!

Summer Toes

Pastel toes with diamantes square

Pastel Gel Polish on toes with diamantes

We’ve had the longest day, things get shorter from here. Even with all this wet weather you can still have some bling and pretties on your toes! Mine are covered in little crystals to cheer up the cold days. I’m sat here with boots on as my feet are freezing but my toes look fab! Cat Eye Effect has been popular on toes this month but the favourite has been the pastel toes on Carley in the picture on the right. I rebuilt her big toenails as she had dropped a cast iron pan on her foot last year and it’s still growing out!

Mole End Design News

Time’s been short this month, lots of nails, lashes, brows, toes and threading. Monday is day 5 of Holly’s  Gorgeous Nails UK Signature Acrylic Course. She’s doing really well and I have no doubt she will be a great Acrylic Nail Technician. More courses will be coming soon. I’m off on an Educators’ Course later in July so I hope to be bringing fresh skills back to Dorset! For more info email me.

I’ve been playing with 3d acrylic and 3d gel lacework. My favourites are the daisies. Still need lots of practice but it’s lovely to play. It’s always hard to find the time, but I love putting on Netflix and grabbing a glass of wine and having a go! More glitters and sparkly things have arrived and I have loads of ideas, just need to knuckle down and get on with it!

3d practice sheet

3d Acrylic and 3d Gel practice sheet

Ink London with Angel Magpie Glitter

Ink London with Angel Magpie Glitter

Bubblegum pink with diamantes

Bubblegum pink with diamantés

Pigment fade over Acrylic with double stamping

Pigment fade over Acrylic with double stamping Design supplied by client via Pinterest

Cat Eye Effect in Emerald

Cat Eye Effect in Emerald

Cats Eye and Stamping

Cats Eye and Stamping

Cats eye effect nails

Cat Eye Effect

Reverse French Acrylic Overlay turquouse and lilac with swirls

Reverse French Acrylic Overlay turquouse and lilac with swirls – Design supplied by client via Pinterest

Nude Gel Polish over Acrylic Enhancements with Daisies and glitter

Nude Gel Polish over Acrylic Enhancements with Daisies and glitter



A Short May

Back to Work – a short month of May

I returned to work May 13th and suddenly summer was here! It’s always a squeeze after a holiday – everyone is reading for their infils, both nails and lashes, brow top ups and suddenly everyone wants to bare all as the sun shows it’s face!

Just a few pics of some of May’s work.

Reverse french acrylic infil using  Sparkle Cover Pink, Snow white and 3d lace effect embellishment.

3d lace french

French Acrylic infil

Reverse French glitter mani with one stroke flowers. My holiday nails had seen better days, they lasted so well on holiday but on returning, unpacking, loading suitcases into the attic etc, it was time for a fresh set. I couldn’t decide what I wanted so this was the result of my playing, and a glass or 2 or wine!

Acrylic reverse french with one stroke

Acrylic reverse french with one stroke

Reinforced Gel Polish nails with individual rhomboid glitter on ring fingers and pink chunky glitter on  remaining fingers and thumbs. This really sparkles!

Alison harlequin glitter

Harlequin Glitter Nails

Turqouise Cat Eye Effect with gold  tear drop diamanté detailing on ring fingers

Fran cat eye warm

Turquoise Cat Eye effect

Elegant French with One Stroke flowers and diamanté detailing

French with flowers and diam jayne

French with One Stroke

Illumina Gel from Germany. This is a lovely gel, there are 7 colors in the range and they change colour depending on how the light hits them. They’re like exotic beetle jackets! Here I have used number 1 with a sliver of silver thread to accent the sides of the nails

Illumina 2

Illumina Gels with silver thread

Colours starting to go light for summer. Pastel gels with co-ordinating pastel glitters over.

Pastel glitter

Pastel Glitter

Matte Gelish Night Reflection with dew drops over the top. A popular design

Purple dots night reflection

Night Reflection with dots

French with hand panted little roses and colourd diamanté details. Client’s pictures, I forgot to take a pic. I love the way she’s used the buttefly backgoround!

Laura french roses Laure fench rose butterfly

It’s Been a While!

I can’t believe the last blog post I did was back in April! Now it’s summer already… according to the calendar at least! Things have been hectic for me. I’ve been on holiday, teaching, petsitting, nursing and of course doing my nails, lashes and brows. I really have neglected all social media.
Facebook reachFacebook reach is appalling and it seems such a waste of time to post on there as no one seems to see it anymore. Other places I post get a much better response so I have let it slip! Find me on:
Twitter: @molenaildesign

I had a lovely holiday in Barbados then it was back to work with a vengeance. Summer had sneaked up on us so suddenly everyone wants to get their fingers and toes fit for summer airing and holidays are looming! Lash and Brow Treatments have been popular for holidays, Lash Lift especially with it’s zero maintenance appeal. Lash Extensions are a must if you want the full on fluttery glamour, with a few coloured lashes added to the outer sweep for the more adventurous.Green lashes Ink disco fever collection

I have new gel colours and effects in for the Summer months, with Cat Eye Effect being most popular at the moment followed closely by pastels. Neons are always great for the beach or even just fine days!

Special Offers

All new Special Offers and Discounts will be emailed out to members of the Special Offers Newsletter Club. Click here to join. I will send a voucher each month to be either printed or downloaded to your phone, just present it to me and receive your discount. Join now and get ready for July Special Offers! I’m off on an advanced Nail Course at the end of July so look out for August Offers incorporating this!

I have a long list of ‘Things To Do’ still, Stationery and Loyalty Cards being top of the list. The website Galleries still need to be sorted out and organised in a way which works.

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