I had to have a new set of nails after they broke before I went to Perth, but I didn’t have much time.
So what I did was to try out the awesome Odessey Nail System Acrylic powders I had, and they were awesome. I’ve got them on for 3 weeks now(almost).
Previously I couldn’t wear acrylic for more than a week, they keep coming off in a week despite me seeking “gurus” to do them for me(before I was a nail tech).
Here they are, sorry for the late post =( :
So this is my unsuccessful crystal tips set, but I got a whole load of compliments when I was in Perth, so I’m happy! =D
Gwen’s this fun and lovely lady who made her appointment swiftly and without any hiccups!
I love love love clients like her!
She picked out a design from the internet and wanted the exact same design(i’m sorry there wasn’t any name so i’m not sure who to credit to).
I loved how cute it looked!!!
Gwen was so sweet she posted her nails on Instagram the same day she had them done!
Here’s her sweetheart nails:
Usually I can’t stand wearing the same art for so long, and of course, the growth of the natural nails from underneath my gel polish. But for the same of the experiment, i wore my previous set for 29 days! Boy was I glad to have them removed!
Initially I wanted to do do a set with my new doggy stickers, but I do dread doing my own nails, and I knew I couldn’t do anything simple with those stickers, so I chose to do a simple set knstead(which in the end still took alot of time and effort (-_-“)).
Here it is!
Design taken from Girl’s pic one of the contributors.
I switched the metal bow from the middle finger to my ring finger as I knew that that’ll help prolong the wear of my dangling charm.
One mistake I made though, my half-moon was way too high up, the original design was much nicer:
I can’t seem to be too happy about my manicures/pedicures this month. Bahhh!
This set of nails belongs to Millie! Another one crowned under the “Angelic customer hall of fame”.
I did a house-call for her right after tuition, I was early, she wasn’t late, but she kept apologizing for me having to wait for her at her lobby.
Then, when she arrived, she turned in the air-conditioning and her “ambient” light for me.
She said she wanted Miu Miu inspired nails for a while but never got to it. She was so nice to send me many pictures(mostly loud gorgeous designs) so that I could come up with a set of nails for her.
I figured the Chinese new year is coming, so something not overly sweet(she does not like designs that are too sweet, totally different from the girly designs I usually do), with a little touch of rock in it would do the trick!
So I mixed and matched designs from what she liked-Miu Miu nails inspired by clarah, deep v design by the illustrated nail and added a lip-like peep-through swallows on two of her nails, lined with random disco-balls.
The base is Artistic Color Gloss’s Sassy, its a gorgeous peach color but due to the warm lighting the color isn’t as accurate as it should be.
The result is a feminine set with an edge!
She wanted some “bling” too, so we added crystals in the commonly seen Miu Miu style.
We had alot of trouble with Gelish black shadow curing under the lamp and getting the disco balls to stick but she never got upset. Instead she was extremely patient and nice and kept asking if I was hungry or bored(offered to turn on the television).
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better? She insisted on helping me with my bags, my drawing cup, even escorted me with her mum, to the road to catch a cab(just so that I am safe)!
I had lots of fun doing her nails and I loved seeing her cute tabby cat.
She’s the model customer all Nail technicians would love to keep for many years down their career!
This set of nails: $70 inclusive of Gelish Manicure.
I’ve been procrastinating, whenever I think of doing up more design wheels, as I’ve always sat by the table surrounded by nail magazines and accessories, for hours, but I’d only get one wheel full of designs. Quite discouraging at times, when I think I think the seasoned gurus, and their nail art displays.
I’ve always been fascinated by the gorgeous nail art, but I’ve also always been slow in trying to do them myself, for fear of them not meeting my expectations/looking as nice as the magazines.
Thank God for tutorials!
Ying from Nail Art Express did quite a few in her blog, and I’ve always wanted to try them out. See the cherry, the red flowers with white background and the Cath Kidson rose? I’ve finally mustered up the courage to try these gorgeous nail magazine designs and try to do them myself, with the help of Ying’s tutorial of course.
The seal and otter design is from a towel I own, and I’ve thought of doing that for a while too, finally got around to doing that.
I hope you girls like it!
To be honest, I also tried those designs out because customers may choose designs from Ying’s design wheel during the flea, and I’m very nervous about not being able to deliver, hence the practice. Not trying to be a copycat, please understand…