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Learning Beauty Week 5- Practicing Pedicures & Doing Press-On Nails

Session 9: So speed round of doing pedicures. Ok so not really a speed round but practicing a full pedicure within 45 minutes. I barely made it but it turned out okay.
Session 10:  The start to the use of false nails now and I go into this session a bit uninterested since I have good natural nails and have always preferred them over anything not mine.  {Opening up mind to new adventures}.
So we are just doing press on nails where the tips of the nails are basically stuck onto your natural nails to give it length.
Press-On Steps:
1.       Prepare natural nail for receiving false nail. i.e. remove nail polish, file etc
2.       Using Empress curve nails choose nails sizes that line up with the natural nail. Each false nail has a number in the inside of it so you can remember these for reference in the future. Tip of your natural nail has to line up with the inner scope under false nail.
3.       Using nail glue, apply glue to inside part of nail and small amount also to tip of natural nail.
4.       Apply false nail onto natural nail, ensuring it’s lined up properly and then apply slight pressure to nail. This is to ensure the bond is made. 
5.       Check for air bubbles. You don’t want any of these. If it is lifting or not done properly, remove gently and repeat step 4.
6.       Once nail is properly onto nails, repeat for other fingers
7.       Using an emery board, file false nail to remove the shine. Then file using shirt strokes the false nail to ensure it becomes level with your natural nail and looks like the two have merged.
8.       Use nail buffer to smoothen out nail bed.
9.       Once you have achieve the shape of the nail and smoothness required, complete the press-ons with nail polish and nail art if desired.
Now it looks simple and with practice it gets better but the hardest part of this process is the filing. You require a steady hand and patience to get the filing done right. Overall, I didn’t do a bad job. I felt proud that my first try at this turned out great. Check out the pics and decide for yourselves.
Hand without Press-On's
Hand with Press-On's and Nail Polish

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