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New Acrylic and Nail Art

I decided to go ahead and post this since I may not be on the computer tomorrow.  I tried a new brand of acrylic and powder: IBD.  I like it much better than the ASP liquid and powder.  During application, I had a few problems with the new Beauty Secrets brush I got at Sally's.  Thank goodness it was on sale.  It shed quite a bit, and it gunked up quickly.  I don't know if I picked up a bad brush or what.  Oh well.  Despite the brush, it was easier to attempt to build up the stress point with the IBD acrylic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A while after, I went in for the nail art! lol.  I decided to do an angled played up french manicure (does it even have a formal name? lol) with stripes and glitter.

 

Products used:

OPI Teal the Cows Come Home (lightest blue)

OPI Into the Night (dark blue stripes)

Sally Hansen Gem Crush blue glitter

Orly quick drying top coat

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OOOOH Very pretty! I love that blue leopard look and the sparkles! It makes me think of a Cinderella gone wild lol, how fun! The nails are coming along really nicely- Kimmi if you ever decide to not get into teaching you have to work in a fancy nail salon! I would totally come to you! 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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Thanks!  Cinderella gone wild, love that!  Smiley Very Happy  I would love just to see what a fancy nail salon is like!  There isn't really one like that around here; mainly smaller salons and the ones in Walmart.  

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walmart has nail salons? then again, the nearest walmart to me is a good 45 minute drive or more. Smiley Sad I have nail salons in my entire neighborhood, 3 within just 5 blocks of each other! Since I do my nails so much myself I hardly go but I've seen some REAL fancy ones downtown! Also a good arm and a leg in price! 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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It's scary to think Walmart has nail salons, well, the Super Center Walmarts do at least.  The one where I live is called Regal nails.  I think most of the ones in Walmart are called Regal nails.  I know the hair salons are pretty much the same in them.  The one where I live looks kinda....well...sketchy lol.  I looked at their polish rack in passing, and I didn't recognize any of the brands.  

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Hi, Kimmi!  Wow, these acrylic nails look really good!  I love blue, and the design is great.

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Thank you!  I almost thought about using gray and black to match my cat's stripes lol.

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Oooh, I just love the spotting and tiger-type striping!  So very cute and summery!  I second Diana's suggestion and I would seriously think of having you do my nails if you go professional when I go to Dollywood. (On my bucket list). I also want to go to Nashville and see the Grand Old Opry, just for fun.

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If I've got the license by that time, just let me know! lol  Dollywood is so much fun, and there are so many things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in general.

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Looks great!  You've made such progress in such little time with your acrylics skills, Kimmi!

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Thanks!  I think the brand of acrylic powder and liquid has made a major difference.  The ASP was always runny no matter what.

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Gosh these look great!! They even have the nice roundness in the stress point!! Ahh i'm so happy you have gotten sooo good!

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Thank you so much!  For building around the stress point, is it best to switch to a different size of brush for that step?

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I never switched brushes, but it might be a technique that works, To get the roundness i usually build it up right there and then use the file smooth it out.

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I think I need to stop being afraid to add more acrylic to it since it can always be filed down lol.  My brush just needs to stop gunking up so easily.  It drives me nuts lol.

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Looks good Kimmi! You're just getting better and better with your acrylics! Can't wait to see what sort of magic you come up with next.

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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That SH glitter is gorgeous!!!! And I'm really liking how the acrylic isn't crazy thick, it's just right!!! Or at least to my tastes! It looks natural and the nail art is super playful!

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Thanks!  And I can't remember what the glitter shade is.  It came in a mini four pack that I got for Christmas.  Companies need to put shade names on mini bottles, too.

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Seriously! It is a major pet peeve of mine when I buy the mini OPI collections and then weeks later have no idea what shade I'm using!

 

Love the nails Kimmi!

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I know!!!!! Or when the sticker with the name wears off! >.< Grrrrr!

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That is super annoying, too.  Smiley Mad     Along with the text being insanely small.  I have excellent vision, but some of the text sizes are ridiculous.  

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Thanks!  And it is especially hard to remember shade names if they're the length of a sentence lol.  I try to hold on to mini set boxes, but some of them end up in the trash.

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Those are gorgeous.  As others have said, I would totally come to you to do my nails if you went pro.

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Thank you!! Smiley Happy

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