College Week 20 – Assessments! Nail Enhancements 3/6 & Nail Art 3/3

Week 20 and another Assessment.

Tonight was another night I was dreading! A full set of tips with Pink & Whites. Oh and a bit of Nail Art thrown in 🙂

Full Set

My trustworthy client returned again this evening to have a full set applied to her lovely nails. And lovely they were. Considering I have abused her poor nails for the last few weeks, she returned to me with her previous set of acrylics removed and lovely nails in return. I almost felt bad getting to work on them – in the real world I would have recommended a paraffin wax or hot oil treatment. Something to nourish her cuticles, but for selfish reasons, a full set she was having.

Anyone who knows me – and I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, knows I love a good natter. But as before, tonight was not the night for talking I had a set to complete in 2 hours!

First up, I remembered to take a before pic, here they are.

Clients Nails Pre-Enhancements (Left Hand)

Clients Nails Pre-Enhancements (Left Hand)

Clients Nails Pre-Enhancements (Right Hand)

Clients Nails Pre-Enhancements (Right Hand)

 

As you can see, there is no visible damage, they are as expected a little weak and thinning, as I said under any other circumstances I would have avoided applying another set on top. Her right hand ring finger seemed especially thin so I did the minimal prep work on this nail to avoid sensitisation occurring, I don’t expect it to last the next 2 weeks, but I’d rather that then do any long term damage.

Applying my set this evening was a real challenge, I really do think my monomer has gone through some chemical changes, I just can not get my beads right at the minute. I had a little talk to my tutor about this and we concluded that perhaps I was holding liquid in my brush but after blotting my brush I then found I had no liquid to help with molding?!

My first hand was awful, so lumpy and bumpy, it reminded me of the first whole set of pink and whites I did just before Christmas, I knew my work was going to be cut out for me when it came to filling.

It was worth it though, here is my finished result

Full Set of Acrylics with tips & Pink & White Powder - Left Hand

Full Set of Acrylics with tips & Pink & White Powder – Left Hand

Full Set of Acrylics with tips & Pink & White Powder - Right Hand

Full Set of Acrylics with tips & Pink & White Powder – Right Hand

I must admit I was not too happy with my smile lines, I know I can do much better then this, but I am pleased with the shine, what you see in the pictures was achieved with files only, no UV Gel top coat here 🙂

And the result…. I passed!

It means I am now proficient in Acrylic Overlays, Infills, and Tip Application, my client will be back in 2 weeks for a re-balance, she won’t exactly need one, but for the purposes of qualifying I need to do one 🙂

Nail Art

Also for this evening was our last Nail Art assessment. I have actually already completed the 10 mediums we need to be assessed on, so for this evening I did something really simple.

I wanted to to some strips and gems, but we came up with this simple design instead. I’m not sure how visible it is to you in the picture but I have applied glitter particles just under the whites of her nails. They are really reflective so more eye-catching in real life.

And so that’s it, another week over with, it now means I only have 4 weeks left of my course!

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