Sunday, February 13, 2011

Super Glitz

Here's a black and pink marble with silver impressions

This is a pearl fade with silver and turquoise mylar.

Close up of one of the Sparkles glitters Champagne Bloom with Neon Funfetti over top.

Champagne Bloom with Neon Funfetti

We didnt' have time to complete a back fill, so we cut out pieces of the black and filled them with green. It's nice to be able to change up the look of the nails in a short period of time!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Little Love

So today I did my friend Shauna's nails and she suggested I add some additional info to my blog. I decided I'd start to include details of my road to perfection.

I started learning to do nails back in June 2010 and I'm finally read to take my practical and written tests. I thought I had the basics learned until this morning when my dear coworker, Emily, helped me understand the fundamentals of using the electric file. I had always been a little hesitant of the electric file and was fearful of burning clients, so I would use short motions and light pressure. This morning, Emily provided me with a new bit for my file and explained about longer strokes with medium pressure. Presto!! Shauna's maroon nails were quickly disappearing with the clear base shining through!

Shauna likes wearing her nails short and laying out a fade allows for more color on her nails. We tried smile lines in the past and they looked great, but the color was really short. Shauna wanted various shades of pink and something fun for Valentines. I laid out a light pink on the free edge with a fade of darker pink and glitter. I used some impression tools and imprinted white pearl hearts and triangles.

"If Hallmark produced nails this is how they would look"

Here's a picture with the overhead light off.

This is with the lights on.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Glitter Rocks!!

So I bought some new glittlers from Sparkles Nail Products and I absolutely LOVE them!!! I wanted to show off a couple of the glitters!

These are Sparkles #119 Two Flaky

Another pic of the Two Flaky

These were done with Sparkles #28 Camo. We added some black impressions on the ring fingers.