Monday, 30 December 2013

Merry (Very Belated) Christmas!

Okay so I'm a bit behind with the Christmas wishes but I had good reasons!

So the awesome present I mentioned a while back turned out to be a SensatioNail Kit with two colours which has made me the happiest person ever! Plus a £3 off voucher inside, which was spent the next day. I've already done my mums and mine with the kit and loved the results. I also purchased a tips kit in Tesco and did two sets of tips, a clear on my mum and a french on my brothers girlfriend. 

The kit is very easy to use and instructions are simple to follow and the results are always good. Although the price of the single colours is rather high at £15.00, I have looked elsewhere and found some cheaper ones off eBay which I'll review later on. 


Mums tips and silver gel

Faith's french manicure

My gels!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Much awaited Day 5!

Day 5, Sculptured Acrylic and Gel.

On Friday we learnt how to sculpt with acrylic and gel, a nice way to extend the nail without a tip. The actual sculpting was rather hard, learning how to get the right shape and look of the nail. It is a fun thing to learn though and easier to file down and shape than proper tips. I will post pictures of the weeks works in the next couple a days.


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Day 3 and Day 4!

Acrylic Nail Extensions and Nail Art

Day 3 we learnt about Acrylic nail extensions, and how they are applied. After lunch we then learnt UV acrylic, which are a lot easier and nicer looking than acrylic but harder to remove. Both types require tips to be placed on, filed, blended and buffed, with acrylic you use the powder and apply to the nail and shape it to as much of a natural nail as possible, whereas the gel goes on like a polish and you can shape by holding the finger upside down and letting gravity take its course. The acrylic needs to be soaked off, but the gel needs to first be filed and then soaked. 

Day 4 was all about nail art, a fun and relaxing day messing around with acrylic and gels, glitter and rhinestones, shapes and flowers. Making as many patterns as we could imagine, in all colours and styles. A much needed break from concentrating on extensions. 

Tomorrow is going to be a hard day, Advanced nail techniques sculpting with Acrylic and Gel! So good luck to me! But after will be a nice relaxing time in Winter Wonderland with my mum!! I've never been before so cannot wait!


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Day 2: UV Gel & Fiberglass Nail Extensions!


After a delayed journey to and from London, I'm feeling rather tired so this will only be brief. Today we learnt tip extensions, a slightly tricky thing to do but has great end results. I prefer a Gel extension to a Fiberglass extension as they look more more shiny and natural but both are simple to do once you've mastered the technique. The applying of the tip was the bit I found the hardest, getting the right angle to apply, not getting any bubbles under the nail and blending the seam to create a natural look. 

Tomorrow is all about Acrylic Nail Extensions so bye for now!!


Monday, 9 December 2013

Day 1: Manicure and Pedicure!

Good Evening!

Today was the first day of my course in London at the Nails and Beauty Academy, and it was all about the basic manicure and pedicure, a must know for any nail fanatic. A booklet was provided with a run through of tools, products and a step-by-step guide on how to carry the treatment out. We each took turns practising on one another, doing a french manicure on one hand and a colour on the other and I must admit it was a bit confusing, remembering what to do with each hand and what cream does what but it was rather fun. Tomorrow is all about UV Gel & Fibreglass Nail Extensions which I'm rather looking forward to learning.

I've also been told that I'm getting an amazing nail related present at Christmas and so am very excited to see what it is but I don't want to wait any longer!

I'll post another update of the course tomorrow. 


Thursday, 5 December 2013



Sorry about such a long wait between posts, I've been rather busy this past week and not feeling too well either. I have painted my nails twice since the last post once using China Glaze 'Elfin Around' and then again using Models Own 'Nude Beige' with a silver glitter accent finger. I will be doing some Christmas themed nails for my work party this Sunday so will post them next!