Monday, 18 June 2012

Nails: Nails inc couture.

Just a quick post today..

My lovely other half knows how much I love my nails, ( well, I do have nail polish everywhere in the house.) and he got me a nails inc couture nail polish. You can pick the cap, the nail polish colour, and even rename the colour..

So here is what he picked for me...

I think it was an amazingly thoughtful gift, and I feel so happy every time I look at it, sat there on my desk under my lovely bright light, sparkling away.

This is shoreditch, which is a lovely pink colour (I have this colour already, so I don't need to use this), with the clear crystal cap.

Take care - Jebbie <3

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Nails: Zebra holographic nails.

Hello guys!

Today's offering, if something that just, kinda, fell together. I was going for some wavy strips on the nails, 
but the further along I got, they more like up close zebra stripes it looked, so I decided that as to just help it along and finish the design up as zebra stripes.. So here is the finished manicure..


Monday, 11 June 2012

Nails: Sculpting and tips (acrylics)

Hello guys and girls, 
I am studying to become a nail tech, so I thought I would update some pictures of the first nails I have done with acrylic, and knowing what I am meant to be doing. Now I am not saying that these are right, or the best.. they are just the first 3 sets of nails I have ever done,I thought it would be nice to document the progress of my nails, so here goes the photos. 

 The two sets of nails above, are the first two sets of acrylic nails I have done on myself. They have been applied with tips, and a clear acrylic. (This is because that is what I have to practice with, I hope to be moving on to the classic pink and white)

This set is my first ever attempt at sculpting nails, so there is no tip used here.I think I like this method, but I will need to continue to practice both ways, so that I can be competent in both ways, as to offer any future clients the best service I can, to suit their needs. 

ALL of these nails are too thick. I need to practice getting the shape, and making the tips nice and thin. They should be about the thickness of a credit card, and I think that these could be about 50% thinner, but I need to make sure I am not compromising the structural integrity of the nail, by making it too thin so that the nail snaps. This could also be helped by creating a better C curve, as a good C curve will create a stronger nail. My nails are rather flat, and lack much of a C curve, so I will need to concentrate on learning to create that beautifully.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at how I have been learning, If you have any questions, tips, or comments, let me know below. 

Take care - Jebbie <3

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Nails: free hand Union Jack

Hello guys!

So, it's the queens jubilee this weekend, and I thought I would jump on the band wagon, and do a union jack manicure. 
This picture was taken before I cleaned up, which I find I need to do after nail art that  touches the edges. I have seen lots of these around at the moment, some done with tape, some done with transfers or foils, and some done free hand. I decided to go the free hand route to do this design. I won't bother to tell you guys how to do this, as there are currently a billion tutorials out there for the union jack manicure.

What do you think, would you wear this manicure?
Peace out Jebbie <3