A couple pedicures

Since I’ve learned pedicures in school, I might as well practice them even if they’re not my reeeally favorite thing to do…

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At least once you’re done the feet look much better. This polish is Orly “Wonder Woman” from their Wonder Woman collection that was at Walgreens briefly. It is a clear base with a ton of red micro glitters with some blue hexes and yellow stars perfectly representing her costume. I did two coats of China Glaze “Poinsettia” topped with one coat of “Wonder Woman”.

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Above is two coats of China Glaze “Poinsettia” by itself. It’s a lovely glassy red that applied super smoothly. I use this when I need a plain red all the time.

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Above are the pedicures I’ve done at school, the top two on female clients and the bottoms ones on my classmate Rick!


French Tips and No Chips

The next couple class in school we learned techniques to achieve a perfect smile line for a french tip, and proper prep and application of a no chip manicure.

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We were almost ready to start taking clients! I love that we get lots of practice on real people at the school before I have to do it as my job! Especially with the cuticle care.

One of the first no chip manicures I did at school on Val.

One of the first no chip manicures I did at school on Val.

No chip practice on a girl who was in the class before mine.

No chip practice on a girl who was in the class before mine.

No chip practice on my classmate Jesenia.

No chip practice on my classmate Jesenia.

Throwback Thursday: Neons done with my left hand!

I’m mostly right handed, and in this case I smudged my left hand so I decided to take a picture of my right hand without cleaning up to show how much I’d progressed in doing nails ambidextrously.


The great thing is, since this I’ve gotten even better at painting with my left, hand, I’ll have to post another right hand picture soon!

First try: sharpie nails!

I’ve been seeing this technique a bunch lately, and it looks super cool. I’m not sure if mine didn’t work that well because I didn’t let the nail polish dry enough before coloring on it with the sharpie, or if it’s because I use regular nail polish not gel or acrylic, but oh well, you only learn by trying things!

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The end result reminds me of watercolor paints, so I still think they look neat, just not as cool as the ones I’ve seen. I used white polish as the base, then colored random parts of the nail with different colors, then used a nail brush dipped in rubbing alcohol to mush the sharpie colors around.

Polish used:

Sinful Colors “White on White”

Rainbow neon hat

I really like making hats as they’re easy and quick! I’ve been working on just trying to use up my stash of yarn, and quick projects are good for that.

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I’m hoping eventually to a bunch of stuff done and ready to sell, and maybe to have a booth at craft fairs or something. We’ll see, in the meantime, I gotta make enough stuff to be able to do that or have an Etsy store worth anything!

Throwback Thursday: Fall Trees

More practice of doing acrylics on myself, pretty happy with how they came out. I’ve come a long way in a year. The best part of fall is all the beautiful colors on the trees, so this mani is a tribute to that!

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Polish Used:

Forever 21 “Light Grey”
Sinful Colors “Boogie Nights”
Sinful Colors “On the Bright Side”
Sinful Colors “In the Limelight”
Sephora “It Girl”