Saturday, 28 July 2012

My Work: Large Hexagons in Acrylic

So I just wanted to share with you a set of acrylics I did today. I was my first attempt at using large hexagons in acrylic - I knew the effect I was going for so just needed to put it into practice. I have to admit its pretty tricky to get them in exactly where you want them but I adore the overall look. I've ordered more colours so my clients can have loads of different colour combinations.

Hope you like!!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Beginners Fairytale Inspired Nail Tutorial

I uploaded this design as a video a few days ago but I wanted to add to my blog as well so I have a photo to look back on. I actually think the photo doesn't do it justice - that's not big-headed - I just couldn't get a photo to show how pretty the gold fade is with the silver foil stars against it.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

My Work: Black Acrylic Tips with Konad

Here's another two photos of my work. They're both the same person and technically the same set of nails but when I rebalanced them we swapped from the white flower design to silver stars.

I love the effect that the stars have as they went way beyond the smile line.

Monday, 9 July 2012

JolieBox June 2012

So finally the June edition of JolieBox arrived.  We all had an email quite some time ago to say there had been an issue with their delivery systems and that we will receive the boxes but the customisation of them might wrong.  I'm not usually bothered by things like this to be honest so it made no difference to me.

Anyway, I missed the delivery on Saturday so I picked it up this morning from the Post Office... the packaging is lovely and so pretty!! I've made a full video of it and my thoughts but I have to say I'm pretty impressed with them.  The Yonka product is for dry / normal skin (I'm oily / combination) but I have a friend that it can be passed so theres no problem there. 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Just Catching Up...

As promised I just wanted to do a little update post. I don't like to do these too often because I like posts with photos but there's been so much change recently (hence the lack of posts and videos) so I'd thought I'd share...

My biggest news is that on the 20th June I qualified as a beauty therapist. The course is all over and done with so I can now offer tinting, lashes, waxing, facials and spray tans to my existing nail business. Although I love "doing nails" it's great to be able to offer some completely different services. I now looking into starting an Aromatherapy course in September as I want to be able to offer a few "feel good" services to the business and I'm interested in learning more holistic skills. Honestly if any of you are in this industry you'll know what it's like to just keep rolling and rolling with it, learning more and more!

The another news is that I've left the room I was working in. It was above a hairdressers but we had no passing trade and it wasn't worth the rent, plus the room was too small for me to have a massage bed in to offer any beauty services. I was sad to go - I'm not going to lie but now I have a set up at home which I also use to film my You Tube videos in too. I'm planning on doing a room tour soon so you can see it since it has been requested.

I have two beauty videos coming up that I have already filmed. One is an empties video which is particularly for products that I've received from beauty boxes, if I'd purchase them etc... The other video is a review of the HD Brow tweezers that came in last months GlossyBox. In both videos I'm very honest so I hope if you do watch it i hope you'll appreciate my honesty.

Anyway - that's it for now... I will talk to you very soon


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Fish Tail / Braid / Plait Nail Tutorial

Yes it's me... I'm back big time both on this blog and on my You Tube Channels. Ill be posting tomorrow with an update but today I'll show you my latest nail tutorial. I love it. It's as simple as that. It takes a little while as you have to let the polish dry but it's not too much of a problem.

I wasn't sure what to call it. My mum said it looked like basket weave. I knew no matter what I called it someone would tell me "it looks more like..." so I went with the long name.

Hope you like!