Some of you may never have seen me with nails that actually look half decent, despite this, I am actually now a fully trained nail technician haha! Yay! For the past year I have been training and I wasn’t allowed to wear acrylics during the training (therefore the weird haggard nails I had up until a few weeks ago) but now that I am fully qualified I can now make my nails as pretty as I so desire! Which brings me to this post.
Over the past few days I posted a few of the above photos on instagram and got lots of questions about them! The first being; What nail polish colour are you wearing? Unfortunately I’m not wearing nail polish (sorry!!!) this is an acrylic mix of acrylic powder, purple powder, purple glitter and holographic glitter!
Do you have a salon? I’ve only just qualified so unfortunately I don’t yet have a salon, maybe in many years time I’ll open a salon somewhere and I’ll invite you all for a nail party!
What are acrylic nails? Acrylic nails are a mixture of liquid or powder applied to natural nails or nail extensions. Nail extensions create nails which are longer than your natural nails. They’re super strong and can, within reason, be any shape and colour which you so desire! They will unfortunately weaken your natural nails, however my natural nails aren’t that great to start with so I’m not too bothered aha! (if you’ve ever heard about nail tech’s drilling your natural nails lemme tell you that they’re not meant to do that, and that drilling natural nails actually will ruin them! They’re also not meant to use a drill to push your cuticles back, sacrilege!!!!)
As for Can you do my nails? Well, I’d love to start acquiring a list of regular clients, however I’m not sure asking people on my blog is the best way to go about it. As a mobile nail technician you never know who is really booking the appointment when done over the internet and who’s house you’re really going to turn up at, so I think right now I’ll probably stick to friends and family and then hopefully they will recommend their friends too. If you know me in real life feel free to message me!!!
I also got a question about what acrylic paints I use, I just want to confirm that acrylic paint and acrylic nails are completely different things, although acrylic paint is really good for nail art!!
How do I do my nails like that? There are so many tutorials on youtube, but I’d consider filming my nail endeavours if any of you are interested! Its quite an expensive hobby though, my full kit was £95 and that was with the student discount. There are many cheap starter kits on ebay and amazon, however beware as a lot of them contain illegal substances. If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is.