So…I’m supposed to be studying for my LSAT (which is in like…3 weeks)…but all I can think about is nail designs. Eek!
I have a very special “client” who has asked me to get her nail game on point. She is one of my best friends since childhood, and she made a surprise visit back home to Hawaii from San Francisco for two weeks. So, of course I am going to go all out and give her exactly what she wants!
Nails I did for her last time she was in Hawaii. Lavender purple color gradation with clear glitter over. Skull & lightning bolt charms. I used CalGel (mixed #06 & #01). The glitter was Eriko #001.
And on top of that, I have to go back in to the salon in a couple days (I took the entire month off to study), for a day, to meet the needs of some regulars who apparently, will just die. Ha! Nail junkies, I tell you. I love it. And I appreciate their fierce loyalty.
I don’t know if many people take the time to do this, but if I know ahead of time that I will be doing a new set, I like to sketch out the design(s). It is easier to visualize the end result– not to mention it is a great road map to use when you have finally decided to get started. I will do this for some of my more “difficult” clients who regularly come in and ask for the “just surprise me” option. But I usually do this, mostly, for my own nails. Because I found that the part about doing my own nails that takes so long is the deciding of the design. If I sketch it out, at least I have a guideline to follow.
My nautical spring nail set I did back in May, based on some sketches. This is a natural nail overlay using CalGel.
Summer leopard I did for myself. Again, natural nail overlay using the soft gel, CalGel (mixed #46 & #01 for the nudey color, & used #04 for the black– no pigment). I drew the leopard print with the gel to give it a less defined, and more blurred look.
All of these really helped me move quickly and figure out what exactly I wanted to do. Not only that, but once I got the ideas out, I could focus my energy on the best and fastest way to executing these designs.
While taking my “study break,” I decided to sketch up some ideas for my biffer’s nails. She gave me a color palate, a theme, and sent me some photos she liked. So, at least I wasn’t in the total dark. What I came up with:
Ok, back to the studies. Thanks for visiting.
And remember to keep your claws modish!