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Fawking Ghetto, huh?

   Eager to present you with constant fundamental expertise, Cunnt Claws have finally found a way to express the art on nails, to folks who do not fully understand. Lets be clear and fair; anything that stems from one’s creativity is simply, ART. Unfortunately, in the real world not everyone think in unison and the art on nails is still being considered, “Ghetto” (Yes, ghetto!). Here to address on our behalf(applause)- nail guru, Tee Fisher (Nail Gurl) speaks! (Preach girl, preach!):

 In the past, art on nails was only considered “Ghetto”, because large masses of the minority population were bold enough to wear them with pride. Now, fast-forwarding to our current beauty market, every ethnicity is seen wearing nail art of different forms. There are lot of talented nail artist all over the world who truly work hard to perfect their creative ART of nail art. So ,what “Ghetto” were you speaking of?…Ignorance is a bliss, and so is nail art…Which would you prefer?!

Cunnt Cameo: On a brighter note, perfect timing! Tee, also gave us some real time sneak peek of the, Frederick of Hollywood bra, which her and Hail Nails turned into a collaborative nail art project earlier this season. Instant nailgasm!!

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Cunnt Claws: Foil Manicure

New Manicure!!! If you are looking for something extremely eye-catching and flashy, Foil Nail manicures are the perfect solution. Trying something new and fairly easy to ‘DIY’ , the Foil Nails  are pretty cool for the holidays.. The images do not justify how stunning, these foils are in person. Nonetheless, LOVE!!


foil3Mixed with my, foil manicure are Formula X polish (Chaotic – black & white confetti)



>Stay tune for more foil manicures here at, Cunnt Claws!<

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Is it your hands? Cuz it aint your face: Tip Drill

In the late 1990s, one of the first people to be spotted with a pierced nail was, (singer-songwriter) Missy Elliot. Now, in the 21-century the cutting edge styles of , Nail Piercings are back! These style have been spotted at the, Emerson’s spring 2013 runway show, to the world of social network where we view our favorite artists nailing nail-addicts like myself and many other nail lovers this season:

Nailjerks pierced

astrowifey: pressy pressy gal

britney pierced


On any given finger, nail charms can be pierced through your nail. From personal experience, choosing the right finger is key! Only, because nail charms tend to get attach to things or fall off without awareness. To avoid this from happening, placing nail piercing on the pinky or ring finger is greatly recommended (these fingers are used fewer than the others).

attitude pierced

tipgang me 2

britney 2 pierced

Our outright new addiction!!! For someone who love nail art,but do not fancy the full “ten-finger” nail designs, this may be good for you. One can simply get a plain color manicure, and with the nail piercing mix- nail art is still created!Light work…Get into it! TIP DRILLS!!!

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Artist Chat: Hail Nails

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For everyone who is tuning in today that focus heavily on nail art, this next interview is a must-read! Made for nail art specifically, we are glad to present to you, Hail Nails. Still rather new to the market, Harlem creator- Shannon Marcec once took a shot at being a nail artist but to her discovery, she realize that this outlet was not her calling. Still having a substantial passion for all things nail art, Shannon found her passion and venture her career into making nail polishes that you will soon grow to appreciate!

Introduced to the market for the first time ever, earlier this year right here at Cunnt Claws, Shannon Marcec is back again to share with us her Fall 2013 collection, Gothrotica that is released today!! :

Describe Hail Nails fall collection. How it differs from the spring collection?

The fall collection is called, Gothrotica. The feeling of the colors is dark, moody, and sensual. There are two colors in the nude family, because I think any color in the nude realm is insanely sexy. The other four colors are so dark they’re almost black, but the tones: shimmer and micro glitter, make each color very unique and multidimensional.With the summer collection: Dipped Set, the colors are bright and fierce in their own right. But, I’m not really one for seasons: I’ll wear neon in the dead of winter and black in 90 degree weather.

What were some of your personal inspirations this season, in regard to creating?

My inspiration is always the art of nail art. I felt I didn’t totally get that across with the look book for the first collection, which just showed my inexperience. But everything is a learning experience. For this fall collection- I commissioned, Nail Gurl to make a bra out of tips using the Gothrotica colors. I’ve always admired her work, so I provided her with the colors and she went HAM. Even though I’m not a nail artist, I love thinking outside of the box when it comes to nail art. There really are no limits to it.

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Last season, Hail Nails def had a cool selective set of colors, and with some uniquely dope names for each color. Tell us what inspired the names that were chosen for each color this season?

The name, Fetish Fund (extremely dark green color) comes from mixing the worlds of deep-seated desires and money. It can be glamorous or dirty, you be the judge.

Chola Noir ( oxblood color), I was inspired by sexy cholas. Duh. lol

Sapphire Smut (navy microglitter color) is all about the levels of seduction. With one coat it’s grayish with blue microglitter, but add an extra coat and it takes on a captivating, sparkly dark blue.

The word tramp is an old fashioned word for a whore, but vamp is a name for a femme fatale. Vamp Tramp ( shimmery dark purple) is inspired by the women who embrace the labels society gives them for expressing their sexuality. This color is a velvety and empowering purple.

Lust Butter (nude color) is inspired by skin tones and nakedness. Yum!

Moscato Magic (tapricoty-nude color with glitter) comes from the magic created after you get enough moscato in your system. Ha!hail nails 2

Before you started your own line, which nail product(s) would you adorn over?

Part of the reason I started my own line is, because I never felt a loyalty to any other nail polish brands. I loved Milani glitters and the packing of MAC polishes, but I was also into unique Sally Hansen and Revlon polishes. I also really like Model’s Own polishes and packaging. My nail polish collection is bi-polar.

Which color is your absolute favorite, and which colors do you predict will be favored by the market?

There’s no way I can pick just one. I mean, this collection could’ve been 12 colors, but it’s 6 because they are my absolute favorites. Lust Butter, is the perfect nude and Chola Noir is the ultimate oxblood, so those are at the top of the list. But I adore Moscato Magic, which is a take on nude glitter that I don’t think anyone has seen before. Also, Sapphire Smut is just plain ol’ elegant. I love how multidimensional Vamp Tramp is, and Fetish Fund is a beautiful alternative to black lacquer. I think out of all of them Chola Noir will be the top seller, but we’ll see.

You being the creator of an amazing product, what is your interpretation(s) of a good quality nail polish?

First off, thank you!! Good quality nail polish is about two things, the formula and the overall product. I’m a firm believer in “one-coat-polish”. Even if the color deepens with multiple coats, I have to know that if I am on the move, I’ll look good with just one coat and won’t be left with some streaky mess. Even when I was just a consumer, the overall product meant a lot to me. I wanted to spend my money on a product that I know someone took a real effort to make—whether it’s creative names, cool caps, or bold packaging.With Hail Nails, I spend a lot of time concepting each color. A lot of thought and pickiness goes into the formulas, the names, and the packaging.

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What is the, Hail Nails customer always guaranteed after using your nail polish?

If you’re wearing Hail Nails colors, you are guaranteed to get attention—the good kind. All of the colors are unique and eye-catching. I’m not a very outgoing person, but I can wear my colors to speak for me when I’m feeling shy. Even if it’s one of the muted colors, like Street Dreams from the Dipped Set collection, someone will inevitably ask what the color is and it turns into a conversation and ultimately a connection.

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How do you feel about the response that you are receiving from the beauty market ?

The response I’ve gotten so far has been incredible. In the world of nail art in particular, everyone is so open-minded and friendly. Prima Creative, was the first nail artist to really take me under her wing. She taught me a lot about the nail industry and I still have a ways to go. However, since there are still so many people who haven’t even heard of the brand yet. That will change in 2014, though.

Some of the places, Hail nail is being sold? Where can “wanters” purchase the product?

Right now, Hail Nails is only being sold through Hopefully, in the upcoming year the colors will be distributed in a bunch of places. I’m really hoping to find distributors in Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

What can we anticipate from, Hail Nails for the next upcoming seasons?

I’m inspired by way too many things to list, but what I can say is that you can expect more glitters and atypical colors from, Hail Nails.

unnamedOwner/Creator: Shannon Marcec

Sweet welcome to the beauty market, Hail Nails!!!! Already spotted being used with nail art on the market by some of our favorite nail artist, Cunnt Claws predict- Hail Nails being the next best thing introduce to the nail art community.

You too can purchase the, Gothrotica collection. Learn more

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Base Coat those, Cunnt Claws!!

Have you ever sat in on the day of your manicure appointment (or did your own DIY manicures) and instead of applying base coat, you just go right ahead and start polishing first? Well, if you love getting manicures as much as we do, then you HAVE to see this informative video from our nail art friend ,NailgasmTV . Discover something new, as Brass gives us essential reasons why adding base coat before polishing is vital to your manicures.

Don’t feel bad! At some point, we have all fallen victim to not applying base coat too. But if you want to continue to have longer lasting manicures, especially the ones that have detail nail art, which takes hours to execute- base coat is important to longer lasting manicures.