I'm excited to tell you today that Trinity Beauty - Tom Holcomb's Legacy Collection has shared my story as well as a set of sculptured pink and whites that I did on their Facebook Page. So please please go check it out, like it, share it :) I'd be super happy if you did - Its a huuuge honor.
As you know Tom Holcomb was one of the greats, and unfortunately passed away last year. From that tragedy came Trinity Beauty - beginning with Tom Holcomb's Legacy Collection - which is a beautiful set of acrylics, apron, towel, sculpting brush, dappen dish - pretty much everything you need to do nails - and then they put everything into a gorgeous carrying case perfect for taking to competitions. When I went to order this wonderful kit to support the cause, I ended up explaining that I was on a ship at the time - and that lead to me explaining my job and Trinity loved it and wanted to share it. So here we are :)
My wonderful friend and roommate, Lacey Price, was kind enough to sit and let me do a set of nails as perfect as I wanted to do them. It involved sculpting a pink base on the nail bed with Trinity's cover pink acrylic, and forming a perfect smile line (smile line = the area on your nail where the pink and white meet, creating a curve looking like a smile - one sign of a good tech is a nice clean smile line). I applied nail forms and built out the white tip with white acrylic - no gluing on tips here!. Finally I went back and added a mixture of clear and glitter around the smile line and capped it all with another small layer of clear acrylic. File, buff, gel topcoat and voila - a beautiful set of nails! She's so happy with them, and honestly I couldn't be happier either with how they turned out. Sculpting nails onto forms is a bit different, and in some peoples opinions, quite a bit harder to do than putting acrylic onto tips- and I probably havent done a full set of them since I did my competition in Vo Tech school in 2003. Anyway, I'm rambling as always, just look at the pretty pictures - but dont forget to go to the Facebook page too! The extra two seconds you take to go and click like will bring me boundless amounts of happiness!