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NEW ORLEANS NAIL ART TOUR!

Our fabulous nail artist, Melody Sage, took her polish on tour to Mardi Gras! Here are the highlights from her trip. For more awesome nail art photos check out her Instagram: MzMelodyMagic

Nautical nails for a Lady Clam!

Nautical nails for a Lady Clam!

This nail art manicure was for a super fun lady who was getting ready to dawn a giant clam outfit and march in New Orleans’ iconic Muses parade. Muses is the only all-women  parade of Mardi Gras. Many Krews come together to bring the parade to life, including a krew of clam clad, pearl throwers! This set was done with basic polish in navy blue, white and grey. It includes horizontal stripes, silver holographic glitter and silver-star decals!

Outer space and glitter, my fav!

Outer space and glitter, my fav!

Delicate hand painted details over hardy gel polish for nail art that lasts…on even the toughest hands! This client is a hardworking bar tender in a city that LOVES a strong drink. It was so fun to decorate and pamper her much appreciated digits! And she says her regulars just love them. Nebula nails are the best!

Valentine’s Day nails

Valentine’s Day Nails

How sweet it is! This client already had her acrylic set done, and she came to me for decorating! I added heart shaped glitter, a giant crystal, a lovely hand-painted heart and more <3 I just adore the color pallet she chose! Pink, purple, gold and silver—romantic and fun!

Lavender glitter Glitter GLITTER

Lavender glitter Glitter GLITTER

They may look like acrylics, but this lovely lavender set is actually done with soak off gel! That way my client can enjoy them through Mardi Gras, then remove them easily. No upkeep or commitment. I have tons of nail tip colors to choose from. She went with a soft lavender glitter tip, then added chunky glitter polish and confetti over just a few nails. She also had me shape them to a very pretty almond shape. So cute!

Custom press-ons Grrrowwwl!

Custom press-ons Grrrowwwl!

I had the honor of creating a set of stage nails! Neon Burgundy is a New Orleans performance artist and drag queen who is known for her nails. She asked me to make her a custom set for an upcoming Burlesque show. Her outfit is tiger themed. These nails had to be fierce, fantastic, and one-of-a-kind, so I shaped them into unique points and painted the underside as well as. One nail on each hand has ombre, outlining, and gems that will pop and shine all the way to the back row. Press-ons are plastic nails that are applied to the natural nail with nail glue. They last 1-4 days and are re-usable.

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