This set of halloween nails is constructed in the reverse sculpting technique with u.v gel. This method makes it easier to acheive the extended nail bed and the extreme smile line. All products from http://www.lechatnails.co.uk/.
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
A coat of pink gel is applied and some irridescent spangles are added to the tip area and faded out towards the base of the nail. Cure for 2 minutes. The free edge is then filed into the shape of the new smile line. If your client doesnt have a long free edge to work with, apply forms and use the pink sculpting gel to extend the nails and then file them into the shape of the new smileline.
Using a small amount of clear gel secure some stars randomly on the nails. Freeze cure for 20 seconds. Now use a little more clear gel to place first, a light application of orange glitter to the tips and a little black glitter around the smile line. Cure for 2 minutes.
Step 8 .
On the nails painted with spiders, apply 2 little beads of clear sculpting gel over the body of the spiders to give them a 3d effect. Cure for 2 minutes and wipe off the sticky inhibition layer, then replenish the surrounding skin with cuticle oil.
Friday, 12 September 2008
We as nailtechs are our own advertising. Being a little more imaginative with our own nails often gives our clients new inspiration.
I almost always use LeChats Nobility soak off gel on my own nails as I find it so easy to apply to myself. Currently I am wearing the beautiful magenta shade called Gala Ball. Additionally I have applied some very simple [as I have to do it with my left hand] 3d acrylic nail art in the form of pale yellow orchids. They form such a striking colour contrast and have lead to many a compliment.
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and I'm glad to say that one of my clients was inspired to put her own slant on the look with a variation on the theme.
I have had huge success with the Nail Architecture range of acrylic liquid and powders from LeChat and in around 2 more weeks, so can you. the range will then be available to qualified nail technicians throughout the u.k from the British distributors http://www.lechatnails.co.uk/.