So I started nail school this past weekend. Yes I actually learned a few things. I learned about proper sanitation and how to perform a basic manicure. I did 4 basic manicures yesterday to practice, including one on my devoted (clearly, ha) boyfriend:
Although I've mastered painting my own nails now, I clearly need some practice painting others'. I painted two coats of OPI's Suzy Loves Cowboys here. I've been using Soak off gels for so long now that I've become used to the fact that it doesn't dry and I can continue to play with it to perfect it. But with regular polish it dries so much faster and I'm having a hard time with it. So practice practice practice is what I need.
Speaking of soak offs, I'm so glad I decided not to re-shellac my nails this week. I had a hunch we may be required to do our own nails during school and I was right. So the day before I painted my nails in something light and easily removable:
2 coats of OPI DS Desire with no top coat.
We had to partner up at school and perform basic manicures on each other. The girl who did mine didn't really do a good job at all so I didn't take a photo of it. She did alright with the filing but she skipped steps and rushed through it, plus the polish was not great so it came right off as soon as I got home.
This is 2 coats of China Glaze Refresh Mint.
I added a coat of Nubar Black Polka Dot to it and I love it, it reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Next week we learn nail extensions and I'm really not happy about having to put them on my own hands :( It looks like I'm going to have to take a 5 week break from soak offs too...sigh.