Friday, May 24, 2013


I have grown to love shellac but it was hard to get there. It is definitely a difficult, touchy polish to use. I have had it bubble, shrink, overhang, and not cure correctly. If there is anything at all on nail it will bubble, if there is too much of a layer it shrinks, if there is polish touching the edges on finger it will overhang and lift, and if it isn't cured correctly it will obviously not stay and smears. But all are important to know so that you can enjoy the great benefits that shellac offers. If done correctly it will last 2+ weeks.
You will first shape the nail and push cuticles back. You then lightly buff the nail. Then you will use an esthetic wipe with alcohol on it to clean the nail. Make sure this is dry before starting application. You will then place a veryyyyy thin layer of the the base coat. Place hand in curing light and make sure thumb is flat as well so that its edge gets cured. Paint other hand. When first hand is done curing place first thin layer of color coat. Cure. Place thin second color coat layer. You will want to do as little layers as possible so it's not too thick but you still want color to be vibrant and flawless. Cure. Place thin layer of top coat. Cure. After done curing top coat you will want to buff nail with alcohol wipe again because it will feel tacky. If you wish to remove shellac simply soak fingernails in pure acetone for about 4 minutes and gently scrape off shellac, all should peel off like a sticker. Now enjoy your beautiful nails!

Nose Waxing

I have loved doing nose waxing! If you haven't done it you need to try. It's great not to have those embarrassing hairs, it instantly helps your breathing AND this wax surprisingly doesn't hurt at all!!! It is way less sensitive than any other waxing I have ever tried.
You use hard wax and create a ball on the end of the stick, don't use it when it is flowing fast you want it to have a very slow flow to it. When this happens you will place stick into nostril (be careful not to go too far, you just want outer hairs removed, the hairs higher still are useful for your bodies natural defenses) you will slightly twist stick as to coat hairs and get as many as possible. You may do both nostrils at once but this would not be ideal for clients who are claustrophobic or have breathing issues. You will want to hold stick in place until it is hardened (will still feel mildly tacky but you want to remove it before it becomes brittle). When it is hardened you will brace one hand on forehead while slightly pulling up with this same hand to steady nose, use other hand to quickly pull downward. The results will shock you! The stick will resemble a porcupine and you will be amazed with the amount of hairs that were actually in your nose ;) After you are done with both nostrils make sure you check inner nostril to make sure there is no residual wax or hairs that you missed. Enjoy the benefits of painless nose waxing now! :)