I’m off to Cosmoprof in Las Vegas!

When this posts I will hopefully be mid-flight to Las Vegas for the Cosmoprof North America tradeshow!  I have been anticipating this day for months and it’s finally here!  This is my first time attending Cosmoprof and I’m super excited for the opportunity to meet with representatives from all of the different brands to learn about new collections and products that will be coming out, and also about meeting many of my fellow bloggers.  If you’re interested in following me on this journey I will be posting pictures and info via Facebook and Instagram periodically, and then hopefully I’ll have lots great info to share with you when I return.

So, this is how I have done my nails for the trip…

Chickettes.com - Freehand nail art with foils and glitter for Cosmoprof NAMy biggest dilemmas while planning this trip were what to wear, and of course how to do my nails!  I decided to first choose what I would wear and then I would try to come up with some nail art to match.  The first dress that I selected for the tradeshow is a short summer dress from Francesca’s, that is a minty teal color with geometric patterns in pink, orange and dark blue.  The second dress is just a very simple teal cotton dress, and the third one was a simple dark blue cotton dress (which I may end up swapping out for a different dark blue dress – decisions, decisions).  So my nail art is mostly based around the colors and patterns that I’ll be wearing, and I wanted my nails to be bling-y… it is Vegas afterall.

I know there’s a lot going on here, so I’ll try to explain what each of the elements are.  The pink is Gelish Going to the Hop with bright pink holographic foil applied into the tacky layer, the teal blue is TruGel Tantalizing Trapeze, the dark blue is Gelish Mali-Blu Me Away, the silver is two coats of Pink Gellac Fabulous Silver topped with one coat of Am I Making You Gelish, and the black is DIY Black Cat.

The art on my middle finger and thumb was hand-drawn with a dotting tool.  I also spent a lot of time meticulously placing dark blue, teal and silver hex glitters in a pattern on my pinky and thumb nails.  Here is a better view of the thumb.

Chickettes.com - Freehand nail art with foils and glitter for Cosmoprof NA

Remember to follow me via social media to keep up with my findings at Cosmoprof, and I’ll write up a summary (or two) when I get back.  You’re also in for a treat with a fun guest post while I’m away.  :)

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10 Responses

  1. Stacy says:

    Do you use gel polish for nail art or regular polish with gel topcoat?

  2. Kirstylee says:

    I’d love to see the dresses this nail art is based on. Could you possibly show them on Instagram?

  3. Lynette says:

    Can’t wait to see some pics of you in Vegas in the dresses that inspired you. Have fun!

  4. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous nails! Have a lot of fun!

  5. Linda / Oh My Beauty says:

    Very, very pretty!

  6. Gorgeous nails! Have a great trip Andrea :)

  7. Laura says:

    Girl, you’re a star. Have a great time.

  8. Linda / Oh My Beauty says:

    I wanna party with this mani :D Very pretty!