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Glam Nail Studio
Tips to Create Salon-Perfect Nails
by Amber-Elizabeth Stores
Celebrity manicurist Amber Elizabeth Stores (known as “The Queen of Shellac”) brings the salon straight to your living room in this graphic, information-packed guidebook, working from the inside out, Stores starts with research-supported advice on which foods to eat and products to use for optimal nail health. Next up she gives a basic introduction to the kinds of equipment you’ll want to have on hand, explaining how and why each tool is used. She’ll then delve into the vast world of nail polishes, illuminating the differences between base coats, ridge fillers, strengtheners, sealers, and more. Included in her polish tips is a unique guide to selecting the perfect colors based on your skin tone, style, and the season.
Polishes are followed by a chapter on nail shapes—what they “say” and how to attain them. A chapter on the “Not-So-Basics” takes the salon experience to the next level, with tips for electric manicures, hot oil manicures, paraffin waxes, and more. The “Queen of Shellac” goes on to share her top secret tips for acrylics, gels, and myriad effects (marbling, dotting, fading color, glitter dust, to name a few) in the second to last chapter.
The book’s grand finale is a collection of stunning, fashionable photography showing how artful and fashionable nails can be—and inspiring an infinite array of ideas in the reader.
(Image taken from Pinterest.com featuring one of Amber Elizabeth Stores designs)
My Thoughts: I received a copy of the Glam Nail Studio: Tips to Create Salon-Perfect Nails book to review because I knew that my teenage daughters would love it. In fact, my girls are crazy about it! My girls are having fun looking through the book to get creative and artistic nail design ideas to use on their own nails. You should see my daughter's nail polish bin. They have many gorgeous colors to work with and this book is filled with many inspirations to choose from. There are 200 color photos. My girls love it! This book is the perfect gift idea for any teenage or fashion loving girl in your life.
About the Author
New York based Amber Elizabeth Stored is a fashion force to be reckoned with, nail file in hand! She is worl-renowned for her impeccable manicures and pedicures, specializing in realistic extensions, intricate nail art, acrylic treatments, rhinestone and glitter application, airbrush effects, and more.
Stores has been on call for her artistic expression by the likes of Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Betsy Johnson, Diesel, GANT, Vena Cava, Italian Vogue, BlackBook, Marie Claire, POP, and Surface. Her celebrity client list includes Florence Welsh, Ashley Green and Nikki Minaj.
About Race Point Publishing
Race Point Publishing is dedicated to publishing high quality illustrated books in a variety of subjects ranging from Art, Cooking and Craft to Entertainment, Performing Arts and Pop-Culture as well as History, Transportation and Travel. As a general interest publisher of illustrated books we strive to balance both form and function to deliver authoritative content in a beautiful package that will delight and inspire the consumer.
Book is available at: http://www.racepointpub.com/, www.amazon.com and anywhere books and ebooks are sold
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.