Hello and welcome to Beyond the Paint, a blog by Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG). Every month, we will be releasing new content discussing all things BSG for this upcoming month including sneak peeks, nails and more. We finish up every issue with ‘Artist Spotlight’ a mini-interview series featured on Beyond the Paint where we share insider interviews with our favourite nail professionals and creators.
OCTOBER AT A GLANCE
Hello October and welcome Fall! It is only the beginning of the season but we already have a ton of exciting events and news to share with you this month. As with all of our previous posts, we will be hosting a giveaway at the end the blog and you don’t want to miss out! Plus check out our exclusive interview with the 90’s nail art queen herself and one of our newest Brand Ambassadors, Devin Strebler (@nailz_by_dev).
Now let’s get into the mood for all things warm, cozy and spooky. October is the month to dress up our nails and in our costumes! Our Halloween Shop could help you with that.
Buy 1 and Get 1 Free on all items in the Halloween Shop with code BOO2021. The shop contains over 40 products to choose from and in select 3STEP, UNITY, BeBio, Matching Set, Specialty Gel Polish colours and all UNPOLISHED products. We are sure you’ll find the perfect red to go with your Squid Game Guard Costume or maybe a teal green to compliment your Squid Game Player look! (We are predicting these costumes- plus the Doll from Squid Game, will be at every Halloween Party this year 😏)
All UNPOLISHED Products are also a part of the Halloween Shop! Our UNPOLISHED Gel Mask Nail Remover creates an effective nail product removal experience without any additional acetone or nail foils. Check out the single bottle here or the removal kit here.
Not going to be celebrating Halloween this year? No problem. Take advantage of our upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend promo that will be starting tomorrow!
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FREE SHIPPING
We have our Canadian Thanksgiving coming up on Monday October 11th and to celebrate we will be offering free shipping on all orders over $30 with code GIVETHANKS2021. This offer is valid starting 10.08.21 11AM EDT – 10.12.21 11AM EDT. Our regular minimum spend for free shipping is normally $100, making this promo amazing if you were looking to pick up only a few items or maybe even just the Fall Hue Mystery Subscription Box!
MYSTERY SUBSCRIPTION BOX
Hue Mystery Subscription Box, is a monthly subscription service where you receive a curated selection of the season’s top five colours along with limited edition exclusive BSG merch, not sold anywhere else. The box will contain five different hues in different BSG formulas (gel, lacquer and dip powder), with one of the colours being from our latest collection! This subscription service offers great value and with minimum savings of 51%.
For more information about Hue Mystery Subscription Box click here.
As we are in a new season, the Summer Box is now sold out and Hue is currently on the Fall release schedule. Those who pre-ordered 2 or more Hue Box last month would have received their Fall Hue Box already. If you have received and opened your Fall box, we hope you like this season’s BSG merch! Perfect for WFH 😉. Don’t forget to snap and share a photo of your new #BSGHue on Instagram for a chance to win a new box each month!
Order your Fall Hue Box today or enter into this month’s blog post giveaway to win one! Rules on how to enter and details of the giveaway are at the end of this blog post.
FALL NAIL INSPOS
Of course, this October blog would not be complete without showcasing some of the amazing talent and Fall nail looks we’ve been seeing on Instagram!
@tessa.lyn.nails uses 53 Peaches on these cute Halloween themed nails.
@diynails._ uses 1030 Orange Dahlia to create the pumpkins in this look.
@manikindamood uses 277 Peach Tea, 1013 Spruce, 1030 Orange Dahlia, 70 Red Delicious, 274 Frosting, 20 Honey Bee, 1028 Burlap and Lace and our Velvet No-Wipe Matte Top to create this vintage fall look!
WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
This could arguably be the most exciting news we are sharing today- a teaser on our upcoming Winter 2021 Collection. We will not be disclosing full details as we want to keep you on your toes but here is a hint of what is to come real soon ♡
The upcoming Winter 2021 Collection will be the return of a specialty gel polish! 😄
Drop a comment if you have any guesses of what it could be.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DEVIN STREBLER
On this month of Artist Spotlight, we couldn’t have picked a better nail artist to chat with then the queen of all things 90’s and insane nail art, BSG Brand Ambassador Devin Strebler (@nailz_by_dev)
Let’s start from the beginning Devin, could you tell us the story of how you got into the nail business and became a nail professional.
"Growing up in school I was never really good at any subject but art, because that’s all I really took interest to. My mom owned a hair salon my whole life and I always went to the beauty conventions with her and took more interest in the nails part of them. I practiced on my friends and myself doing nail art in my spare time and decided to make it a career when no one in my area could ever do nail art on myself the way that I wanted it done!"
Your artistry and nail art work are immaculate. It's amazing how you can achieve such detailed and intricate designs on a tiny canvas! Have you always had a natural talent at drawing or did it take years of practice? Which nail set/look was the longest you've ever worked on?
"In high school, I excelled in art class and always had a talent for drawing and painting. As for doing nails, it definitely took some practice learning how to paint on such a tiny surface and knowing how to scale down an image to fit on a nail. The set that took longest was probably this SPACE JAM set because there was a character on every nail!"
Could you share with us your favourite BSG colours and your favourite nail look using BSG!
I can see that the 90's vibe has a huge influence on your nail work style (Growing up in the 90s myself, love to see that!) Are there any other places, people or things that influence your work and creativity?
"My work is inspired by all things 90s and early 2000s! I also pull inspiration from tattoo artists bold and bright colorful work"
Lastly to close off, we'd love to plug in anything that you may want our followers to know about!
"I’m launching my first black and white art gels on October 9th, so I’m very excited for that! I’m working also on some show nails for a convention that I’m super excited to show everyone! You can also find me on TikTok as @thenailaddict creating fun content when I’m not on Instagram"
FALL HUE BOX GIVEAWAY
Leave a comment telling us which Bio Seaweed Gel Fall Colours you are going to wear this month! Every comment will also double as an entry for a chance to win 1 Fall Hue Box or the equivalent gift card value of $120.
One winner will be contacted by email on November 1st 2021. Must be 18+ to enter and a resident of Canada.
For all USA residents, to leave a comment on our USA blog click here.
Giveaway closed. Winner is Nicole!
Blue jays is my absolute fav right now!
I’m all about living lush and falling maple this fall season!
I think I’m “falling for you” 😉 It’s so beautiful 💙 don’t have it yet but hoping to make a purchase soon!
Burlap and lace, as well as pretty in sage! beautiful colours that myself and my client will love !
It’s so hard to choose which is my favourite – I love them all so much for different reasons!!
Can not wait to get the big order I just placed — Eeeeee!!!!
Burlap and lace is beautiful!! ❤️ Such a beautiful fall colour!
Lovee Burlap & Lace, it’s the perfect fall colour. Will be using it this week and I’m excited!
So excited for these fall colors ! Already made 2 orders !
And I can’t wait to get May nails to grow beautifully!
I am obsessed with Slay Tonight and I was wearing that for a while. I’ve recently switched out my polish to purple geode (r5) and Starstruck. Just trying to mix it up for fall!
Looking forward to creating a tortoiseshell design for the fall!
Currently wearing red delicious to go with my dragon Halloween costume! It’s such a yummy perfect red! I love it 😍🐉💅🏼
Buttercup! So desperate to try and get my nails to grow!
I need more fall colours! Lol 😂 I’m currently using salt & sand and adding some fall decals. 🌳 🍁 🎃
I’m wearing burlap and lace right now but I’d love to get my hands on living lush, Jessica, Sarah and Siren 😍
I just started to buy your products and I am in LOVE <3
I love wearing the LIVING LUSH and using the BUILDER X sculpting gel to do my nails form <3
Literally every color from the new “Living Lush” collection! 🍂🍁
I’m wearing Jupiter now. Thinking of Shipwreck, Onyx, Sweater Weather, or Sapphire next. For Hallowe’en I’m leaning toward Onyx though the beautiful blues are tempting too.
I hope the secret winter collection is a great Chrome set.
Scarlet my daughter’s name! Or escape the city!
Scarlet my daughter’s name!
I’m currently wearing;
Onyx, Lucky &, Amethyst… I think I’ll change to Hot Cocoa & Slay Tonight next week!
Love Pretty in Sage and Ember for fall!
Ah 166 mocha is my fav! I can imagine drinking some hot mocha with those nails 😂
Escape the city for sure! Love a good plum for fall.
For fall I’m thinking I might have to go back to an old favourite first with Lady Crimson! Then I might move on to an olive and nude mix.