Monday, November 14, 2011

1st Gel Stiletto

Today I decided I wanted to do some actual nails.  That's right, no nail polish, I actually practiced sculpting nails from scratch.  Since I was sculpting I decided, why not try out a stiletto?  So I got out my Light Elegance gel, my practice finger, my UV light, and my gel brushes.  I used the reverse application method to sculpt the nail bed portion of the nail first.  This allows you to go back and file the smile line into a super crisp smile (smile line is the portion between the flesh color and the purple).  I then added the purple glitter gel and loose glitter to the left hand side of the nail, and cured for 2 minutes.  Top the whole thing off with clear gel, and file into the perfect shape.  Lastly, apply the gel sealer for that amazing shine that lasts and lasts. 

I'm pretty happy with the end result.  Its not perfect, but for a first try, I'm definitely headed in the right direction.  And seriously, who can argue with glitter?

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