Session 11: Acrylics times folks and after week 5 where the filing totally wore me out I am not too excited about acrylics. The good part is that my beauty partner is getting her practice on me so I can just sit back and let her work today. So we start off with preparing the nail (remove polish, file shape etc) and all the steps as in session 10.
Basic acrylic steps:
1. Using acrylic nail brush #4, apply primer onto nail beds. This is to prevent infections and diseases of the nails (which are so common with acrylic nails done badly).
2. Pour out some acrylic powder into a small glass container (like a shot glass).
3. Pour out some acrylic liquid into another small glass container.
4. Using another acrylic nail brush, dip into the acrylic liquid and then into the powder. The powder should be clear.
5. Apply from tip of nail and brush onto nail just like you would when applying nail polish.
6. Continue step 4-5 and move upwards until you are close to the cuticle.
7. Ensure you get good coverage of the acrylic liquid/ powder mixture onto the entire nail. You don’t want the coating to be too thick or too thin.
8. Once you are happy with the coverage, proceed to file nail and then buffer so the nail is smooth and has the right shape.
9. Proceed with nail polish and nail art, if desired.
Here is the final look and pretty good for her first try.
Session 12: So for fun we broke up the regular scheduled program for a makeup competition. We needed to do the basic facial routine and then apply our own makeup. Two guest judges were brought in and points were awarded for our makeup table setup, how we did our face routine and of course how well the makeup looked, especially the eye makeup.
Did I mention I loathe the liquid eyeliner? So while everything else was pretty simple for me I spend the most part of our allocated hour on my slightly winged out eyeliner.
Results time and only 3 prizes were up for grabs. When she called my number for a moment I didn’t realize it was me! I won the third prize! Imagine me winning any prize for my makeup application; that certainly boosted my confidence in my skills. I can only get better from here. Onto a makeup artist, hmmmmmmmmmm! We’ll see.