College – Week 18 – Assessments! Enhancement 1/6 Nail Art 1/3

Well this is it, the beginning of the end. All Practical & Theory lessons are over now its time to bring out the big guns.

Tonight’s Assessment was a simple application of a natural nail pink overlay and application of at least 1 of the 10 following forms of Nail Art, although all 10 have to be used by the end of the third assessment.

  • Coloured Polish
  • Water Marbling
  • Dotting
  • Foils
  • Rhinestones
  • Flatstones
  • Striping Tape
  • Freehand
  • Transfers
  • Glitters

Pink Overlay

The pink overlay was first, I usually really like applying acrylics and working with Liquid & Powder, but tonight I just could not get it too work for me, my powder application seemed really dry no matter how much liquid was on my brush and I ended up with a dry powder spot on one of the nails. 😦

It’s so much harder working on a smaller nail surface so I tried different ways of application. First the usual 3 beads, although I found my beads were just too big to do this neatly, by the time I got onto the right hand I was down to 2 beads and had better control over them. It was then onto the usual filling and buffing to a high shine. Thankfully for this evening we only had to accomplish that on one nail – just to prove we are capable, with the nail art assessment straight after, as we know, things do not adhere well to a shiny surface.

Unfortunately I forgot my phone for this evening so don’t have a picture to take 😦

Once our consultation sheets were finished we then got to hear our results and for me……..

I Passed!!

So the first of six Nail Enhancement assessments done, now onto the next part of the evening.

Nail Art

I was so excited for this part, since I knew Fifty Shades of Grey was going to be out this week and that I had already bought the collection, I was adamant to use them in some form for tonight. I did a little trial for what I wanted to do and this was it.

Nail Art Assignment 1/3 Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired

Nail Art Assignment 1/3 Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired

I actually used the Pink from the January Gwen Stefani Collection as I really loved the transfer I used, I had no red ones unfortunately, but I think the pink gives a nice dimension to the overall look.

Well that was the trial but how did it look on the night….

Anyone who follows me knows I HATE water marbling, I just can’t get it to work, I can’t create any shapes/designs from it, my designs seem to ‘run’ upon removing from the water and more then anything its soooooo messy! However we were advised to get the most challenging ones out the way this evening to lower the stress of having to complete them in the following weeks. Having to deal with applying a full set of tips and pink & whites AND water marbling – yes that is far too much stress for one evening.!

Nail Art 1/3 Clients Hand

Nail Art 1/3 Clients Hand

As I mentioned I forgot my phone so was unable to take a picture from the evening, but my lovely client took one at home and sent it too me πŸ™‚

I love her dotted fingers and the glitter one is lovely too, although it doesn’t show too well in the picture.

And then there is the water marble nail! What a pain that was, it took 4 attempts, looks awful, and my poor client ended up with a mess around her fingers. I applied Glitter-Off first – as I had seen that used in a You Tube video – instead of the standard scotch tape, I think however I did not leave it to dry long enough as my client ended up picking most of it off after class had finished! But like I said we still ended up with a mess. Anyway the positive is, I’ve done it, no more water marbling, just easy ones going forward.

And the conclusion….

I Passed!

One down, two more to go!

So that’s it, the first round of assessments done. We now have a Half-Term break so our next assignment will include the infill, hopefully my clients nails last?……. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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