Hi everyone! Week 3 of nail tech school is behind me now! I started my week off with some more tip overlays, then I moved on to sculpting. To be completely honest, the idea of sculpting really intimidated me.
To sculpt, you apply a nail form to the finger, shape it, and then create a full nail length using only polymer (acrylic powder). Then you lightly file to smooth it out.
Here is my first set of tip overlays for the week. I used the Ishihara test look to spell out "Love" for Valentine's Day!
My instructor asked me to try a tip overlays with a bit more length, so go big or go home, right?!
Here is my first attempt at a pink and white sculpt. After the form was applied, I began by forming the tip with my white polymer. Once I was happy with that portion, I added my translucent pink polymer to the top and lightly blended it.
Here's my first full set of pink and white sculpts!
My second set is looking a little better!!
After trying my reusable nail forms, I wanted to give the disposable ones a shot. The look of these on the nail cracks me up!
Here's my sculpt before filing and shaping.
And here's the finished product!!
I added my pink jelly to the top of the nail for more of a traditional look.
I'm really enjoying learning so many new things! I can't wait to see what next week will bring!
I hope you enjoyed! Happy Painting!