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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tamara Di Lullo, fashion designer turned fashion nail artist and creator/owner of Candy Nail Bar in Montréal. Candy is a totally unique nail experience in north america. It's punk meets princess! A super fresh lounge-like atmosphere where you can be pampered while getting your nails done. Its the only spot for exceptional 3D nail art and the boutique stocks some of the sweetest Japanese style fashion accessories around.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reign the Night Beauty shoot

Here are some beautiful images from the Reign the night shoot that I was invited to collaborate with  by makeup artist Annabelle Deschamps.

Check out the project here:

These were the nails I did for the shoot:

The final product in the shoot:

Creative direction & Retouching : Sylvain G Belisle
 Design Graphique/Retouche
Photography: Larissa Lognay
Assistant : Rodriguez Salvador
Styling: Carolane Thibault
Hair & Makeup: Anabelle Deschamps
Model: Kelly Ann Panagakos
Nails: Tamara for Candy Nail Bar

Minnie Mouse Nails!

One of my favorite sets yet! They were a special request from one of my clients going to Disney this weekend. We were torn between stitch and Minnie - we went for Minnie! Of course This is a mix of 2D nail art for minnie's face that I hand painted and 3D nail art for the Minnie gloves, noses and bows :)

Nails by Tamara @ Candy Nail Bar Montreal, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Le vernis Btouch sont maintenant disponible en magasin! 
8$ ou 2 pour 15$.

We just received a new batch of Btouch nail polsih
They're awesome fluo colored polished! 
8$ ot 2 for 15$

Monday, March 12, 2012

Miss Van Nails - OMG!

Ok here are the neatest nails I've been asked to do by a client (not my idea) but I love miss Van so much I almost had a heart attack when she asked me to do this !!!!

Miss Van art - my inspiration - luvs

I'm just mad I can't have my nails look like this but anyways happy birthday Vicky :)

Artistic Nail Design - Colour Gloss product launch REVIEW

The last 2 days we were graciously asked by Concept JP to represent their new line of LED gel polish products  : Artistic Nail Design- COLOR GLOSS at the Montreal ABA beauty show. Since we had a chance to try out most of the colors and really test them on a variety of clients I thought I'd share our positive experience with any of your who may be looking to purchase some new gel polish products. I rarely review products unless I really like something as I'm sure you know :)

Artistic nail lamp REVEW:

Firstly the lamp is black, it's LED lasts up to 50,000 hours and gives a nice uniform cook. Soooo much faster than the UV lams. It goes 10seconds for base and 30 seconds for others. I'm told they ll be an 18G lamp out next week we'll try may even e faster!!! Now for nail artists this is great cuz you can quickly freeze any marble designs or other effects quickly. The sensors are a bit hard to get used to especially for fidgeting clients but you can trick the sensor by waving your finger inside etc,.. Remember the 2 thumbs can cook at once instead of individually - this works best.

Color Gloss Color Review: 

Most of the colors we tried were amazingly opaque and easy to apply, of course if you follow the instructions and do a correct nail prep before hand! 

Colors and combos to die for: 

  • HOTNESS (red glitter) over FOXY ( super bright red)! - amazing blingy red!
Hotness layered over red was a crowd favorite at the ABA show !

  • POSH - a sexy nude perfect for spring and super opaque - yes!
  • SWAG - Ok gel polish in black that cures properly is hard to find (we've tried almost all brands,...) thats' due to the high pigmentation.
  • HALO - min opalescent glitters you can layer over any color for a cool icy effect which is hot for this spring 2012 season.
  • ALL THE RAGE - a nice trendy solid grey tone - so fashion.
  • TRIST - super nice opaque ht pink! - so CANDY

Overall product review:

Ok so here is a quick a pic of one of the looks I did on my model at the show to give you some nail art ideas!

If you're a salon owner like me you understand how frustrating it can be to invest in new lines promising an easy application and soak-off,....and then finding colors that don't cook uniformly, bubble, don;t shine or are plainly too expensive,....or worse they don't last or are long and hard to remove! We found the products easy to apply, super fast to work with, we layered glitter, acrylic paint etc,..with no wiping or messy results and the soak-off went great with no excessive scraping needed!At Candy Nail Bar we love nail art so we are always ready to try new products that have artistic potential. I strongly recommend this brand to anyone looking to offer gel mani services at their salon or who already do and want to offer some new fashionable shades you don;t see in other lines.

ARTISTIC NAIL DESIGN Color Gloss gel polishes are distributed in Canada by :

(Thanks to Melanie Villeneuve and the team for inviting us to the show)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Candy is celebrating 2 years of Sweet Nails!

I'm so proud to be celebrating 2 years of Candy! Our new pink VIP section is now open so we have twice the space to work and treat our customers like the princesses they are. If you haven't been by to see it you must. We have new deluxe foot bath and cushy pink velvet chairs and couches for lounging. Candy Nail Bar just keeps getting better and better.

Je suis très contente de célebrer le 2ieme anniversaire de Candy ce mois. Notre nouvelle section VIP toute rose et super-fille fait fureur. On as des bains à pieds deluxe, des divans de velour roses et 2 fois plus de places pour mieux accommoder nos chalheureuses clientes!

I want to thank my customers and media who have helped us grow and maintain our success. I also want to greatly thank our current staff and past teams for all their hard work and passion. Especially Catherine who recently won the Contessa Nail tech of the year competition for Canada and Isabel who have been with me from the start! Doing nail art isn't easy. It takes talent, pateience and lots of practice. That's what sets Candy Nail Bar apart from our competitors.

J'aimerais remercier nos clientes et le media, grace a eux nous continuons notre agrandissement et succes! J'aimerais aussi remercier mon équipe presente et du passé de manucuristes passionnés et talentueses; Cat qui vient de gagner le concours Contessa 2011 pour technicienne en pose d'ongles de l'année et Isabel qui sont avec moi depuis le début de Candy!

If you come this month of November to celebrate with us we're offering a 20$ rebate!
So bring a friend and join our group of friends at Candy :)

Thanks from the Candy team!

Venez à 2 et on vous offre un rabais de $20!
pour célebrer notre 2ieme anniversaire:)

Merci de l'équipe Candy!