Manicures and Pedicures

Chapter Revision

Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

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What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
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What are three things that really surprised you?

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What are three things you will never forget?

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What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

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It would be lovely if you then went and commented on someone else’s post that you relate to!

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  1. Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Trad mani

    2.prep steps

    3. Applying trad polish

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. French polish

    2. Nail shape

    3.getting everything even

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. To use ph prep with trad polish

    2. Floating trad polish

    3. Different ways to do French

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To use ph prep

    2. Prep steps

    3.sanitise!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    Tradition polish can be frustrating but practice is the best solution to improvement!

    (I hope I have done this right)

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      You’ve done it exactly right 🙂

  2. What are THREE things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. Natural Nail Prep
    2. Applying THIN coats of Traditional Polish
    3. capping the ends of my Traditional Polish
    What are THREE things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. French Polish Application (I’ve only done it once so far)
    2. trying different shapes/styles on natural nails
    3. getting crisp clean smile lines
    What are THREE things that really surprised you?
    1. the Natural nail prep process for Traditional Polish
    2. the number of steps involved in the French Application process (I thought there would have been more)
    3. how easy it was to shape the natural nail
    What are THREE things you will never forget?
    1. the Natural Nail prep process
    2.ALWAYS APPLY THIN COATS OF POLISH
    3. You can use nail forms on clients with short nails to stop the polish coming into contact with their skin
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. Make sure you note down the natural nail prep process, it will take a bit to remember. book as many lessons as you need or ask as many questions as you have. The students and Grads Facebook page is super helpful for getting tips or feedback on nails you do or for any questions you have ????

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      Best advice ever 🙂 And I love when Capslock makes an appearance haha <3

  3. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Prepping the natural nail bringing it to a high shine.
    2. Working thinly with the traditional polish
    3. Getting the polish streak free.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting all the nails the same shape, I find some nails are shaped differently naturally so find it difficult at times to try and match it with the other nails.
    2. Getting crisp smile lines for a French manicure.
    3. Not leaving so much of a gap between the cuticle and polish.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How many options there is to help with creating the smile line.
    2. That capping helps to prevent chipping
    3. That you only use one layer of sheer pink for a french traditional polish.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Always work thinly with the polish.
    2. I will never forget to cap the polish.
    3. I will never forget the natural nail prep steps.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. If you are struggling with any of the steps or have any questions I’d advise to go straight to the student page on facebook. Everyone are always so quick to respond to offer their tips and advice, it has really helped me during this module especially with the french traditional polish.

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      I love this! Well done 🙂 Especially loving that you’re acknowledging and accommodating different shaped nails, and LOVE that you’re so involved in the FB Group! 🙂

  4. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The steps of nail prep
    2. All the different angles to hold the file when shaping the nails differently.
    3. Capping the nail on the free edge.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The order of buffing the nails correctly and also my technique.
    2. Being gentle when pushing back the cuticles and not to damage the eponychium
    3. Not forgetting to cleanse, mostly the second time.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How many different buffers you can use in the steps!
    2. To square shape the nail first to get an easier exact shape for sqoval and oval ( this tip helped me alot )
    3. How challenging french manicure can be! Getting there!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Applying the PH prep to remove oils
    2. To apply thin coats at a time.
    3. Capping the free edge is drilled into me!
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Take your time and make use of watching the videos over and over for more perfection. I personally have found traditional nail polish harder to get to look nice. Impatience is not the key!

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      Awesome! I’m so glad Square-First helped you out 🙂

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    Nailed in this Module….
    1. Natural nail prep
    2.High shine
    3.even application

    Continue to work on….
    1.French tip application
    2.Shaping nails
    3.Smile lines

    Surprised me….
    1.difference between gel and traditional polish
    2that you high shine nail for application of traditional polish

    Never forget….
    1.Sanitise
    2.cleanse nail plate before service
    3Capping

    Newbie advice….
    Keep a steps list handy to follow until you can do it by heart.

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      Perfect 🙂

  6. Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Nail prep

    2. Working on short nails

    3. Smile line

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Working faster as it dries quick

    2. Capping with short nails/ back brushing

    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How well I did working with short nails

    2. How much cuticle work my client needed

    3. How quick I needed to work before it dries

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Ph prep

    2. Prep steps

    3.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Practice the prep as much as you can even on yourself do it comes to you without having to think to much.

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      Thanks!

  7. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Cuticle line with polish application
    2. Nail Shape
    3. Buffing
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Sometimes i scratch the nail when using the cuticle pusher
    2. Shaping shorter nails where the lateral fold comes over the free edge
    3. I want to perfect the french line

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How the advocacy groups will take anything as a win..
    2. Formaldehyde is used in the manufactering process but not actually present
    3. Resins using formaldehyde create a higher quality polish with great adhesion and better flow

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. How to shape a nail 😛
    2. FLOAT the brush on second and top coat!
    3. Sanitizing

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Have a little faith in yourself and practise holding your equipment

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      That’s so great that you’re aware of scratching the nail, you can’t fix something you aren’t aware of 🙂

  8. 1 what are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1 proper nail prep
    2 color application
    3 followed manicure step
    2 what are three things you really need to keep continue to work on?
    1 nail shape
    2 high shine
    3 French application
    3 three things surprised me….
    1 way of French application with tools and brush
    2 application of French polish
    3 takes long time to do French manicure
    4 three things never forget…
    1 hand wash and sanitize
    2 Thin application
    3 keep a manicure step handy in beginning time
    5 advise…..
    Need a more practice before jump on client to do French manicure…

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      Well done 🙂

  9. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Natural nail prep

    2. Getting right up to the Eponychium

    3. floating the brush

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Smile line!!

    2. French tips on short nails

    3. my speed

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. French tips are actually hard to master!

    2. After using gel polish, how hard it is to change back to traditional polish

    3. That I can use forms while doing french tips on short nails

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Keep it thin.

    2. Second coat usually does correct imperfections on the first coat

    3. Natural nail prep is key!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Practice, as much as you can! and it wont be perfect in the first few times, and that’s ok! Don’t be hard on yourself, just practice. You will get there!

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      Glad that speed is last on the list 🙂 It’s a good goal, but quality over quantity! 🙂

  10. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Buffing

    2.Shaping

    3.brush placement

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. French tips

    2.Thickness

    3. angles

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Using a dotting tool for french tip

    2. the method you use to make the tip shape (different to how I was taught) I like your way better

    3. The filing shapes, you have explained them so well

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. How to file a square and squoval

    2.Streaks are ok on first coat

    3. gently press brush up to make shape of nail

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. practice on nail tips and others as often as you can

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      Streaks on a first coat are almost a GOOD thing cause it means you’re working lovely and thin 😀

  11. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Nail Prep

    2. High Shine

    3. Floating brush on second coat

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Smile Lines

    2. Capping short nails

    3. thin application of polish

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How well i actually did on french tips as its super hard with traditional polish

    2. the difference using an angled small detail brush made when doing french tip

    3. How quickly you progress from it looking awful too not half bad

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Sanitisation

    2. Nail prep

    3. Float that brush on second coat unless you want to start all over again lol

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. You will improve all of a sudden, and it seems everyone finds doing French Tips hard so your not alone.

    It would be lovely if you then went and commented on someone else’s post that you relate to!

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      The sudden improvement is such a weird phenomenon but I swear it happens to everyone!

  12. Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Prep work with buffing to a high shine

    2. Applying even coat with traditional polish;

    3. Not getting the polish on the skin.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Smile line with traditional polish french.

    2. Nail length the same across all nails

    3. Streak-free white tips on french.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How tricky it was to get a streak-free look with traditional.

    2. Traditional harder to apply than I thought. Thought it would be easier than gel.

    3. That traditional polish dries so fast and not forgiving.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Don’t over work.

    2. Be careful how much polish I put on brush, not too little and not too much.

    3. Prep work is so important and impacts greatly on the final result.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Learn to float the brush.

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      Yassss floating! <3

  13. I did my evaluation and clicked complete but i dont see it here did I do it wrong again

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      I can see it 🙂

  14. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.Nail prep

    2.I actually managed to join a zoom meeting!!

    3.Getting that high shine with the squeak

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Smile lines im a bit of a perfectionist

    2.My posture I think Im hunching a bit but when Im set up properly with correct table and chair this should be sorted out

    3.My application just getting to look smooth and streak free

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.How hard it is to get smile lines perfect

    2.How quick the Artistic nail polish dries

    3.How hard it is to get the base coat off!! ha

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.Capping Capping Capping

    2.My nail prep steps think I have NAILED this
    3.Floting the brush on the second coat

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.The fun practical stuff is starting enjoy it and work hard

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      Well done for getting on Zoom! It’s all smooth sailing from here 😀

  15. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Nail prep

    2. smooth application

    3. online lessons

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. smile lines

    2. capping

    3. having patience when applying trad polish

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. traditional polish is way harder to apply than gel

    2. hard to get a streak free finish before it starts drying

    3. you can use small brushes and dotting tools for french application

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. high shine prep

    2. floating on second coat

    3. how quickly it dries!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. trad polish can be frustrating to work with but practise makes perfect 🙂

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      I’m 13 years in and still working on that patience hahaha

  16. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Scooching the brush to get a nice application close to the cuticle without flooding

    2. Floating the brush parallel to the nail on the second coat to not leave streaks

    3. Remembering all the steps for natural nail prep

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Shaping the nail, particularly when it is a shorter nail & getting every nail exactly the same shape & length

    2. Buffing technique – still feeling pretty awkward and it takes me a long time but I know this will come with practise

    3. Getting an opaque, even coverage of polish in 2 coats, without being too thick

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. After doing my own nails for so many years, its so different to do someone elses, and basically had to start from scratch in order to learn all the new techniques properly

    2. When doing natural nail prep, how much cuticle is there and needing to be removed, but is invisible until you start to gently push the nail plate, especially on a nail biting client. this has shown me how important proper nail prep is for the foundation of the product and how long it will last

    3. how obsessed i am with just buffing to a high shine and not wanting to put any product on after 😀

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Take your time on natural nail prep, and especially with buffing to a high shine. you dont want to over buff but its important to get all areas of the nail plate with all levels of buffers in order to get that perfect high shine

    2. Different brands of traditional polish vary so greatly in quality – it can really help your service time and quality to use professional brands over widely available ones.
    3. Traditional polish is tricky to work with as it dries quickly, so practise is important to be confident and provide a quality mani

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Capping the free edge & the thickness of your coats really affect the longevity of the traditional polish. Take your time and practise to build your confidence!

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      Haha I’ve been wearing my own nails high-shine only for a couple of months now and putting product on seems such a shame!

  17. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1.prep
    2. application
    3. clean free edge

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. timing
    2.nerves
    3. consistency

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. how different the consistency is to gel polish
    2. ability to finish it how i wanted it to look
    3. my client liked it.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. to breathe
    2. be confident
    3. things can be fixed.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. you will get better and practice heaps

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      Well done 🙂

  18. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Shaping the natural nail
    2. Natural nail prep
    3. High shine
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Making sure there are no streaks in the nail polish
    2. Capping the nails even if they are short
    3. Taking my time and letting each coat dry and not rushing through painting the nails
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Floating the brush which creates less streaks
    2. How simple it truly is to do french tips when you get the hang of it
    3. Capping each nail so less chipping
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The order of how to prep the nails and apply polish
    2. Remembering pH prep
    3. Always wash hands and sanitise
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Your first set of traditional polish will be tricky in every way, shape and form just remember to take your time (patience is key) and you will get there. You also have wonderful people to help you if you are ever stuck or even checking on the Monaco website or facebook page there is heaps of helpful information to get you started and get you on your way to to get perfect traditional polish each time.

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      10/10 advice there!! <3

  19. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Prep steps

    2. Shaping the natural nail

    3. Ph prep

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. French tips

    2. Crisp smile line for french

    3. Try different shapes

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Work thin makes a difference

    2. Ph prep for trad polish

    3. We can also use the detail brush or
    Dotting tool for French tip on short nails

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Use forms to prevent the product getting on the skin

    2. Capping

    3. To Sanitise my hands and also client’s

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      Working thin changes everything! Well done 🙂

  20. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. prepping natural nail

    2. being really detailed about cuticles

    3. smile lines! I’m surprised by my steady hand and getting it pretty good first shot!

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. right hand side of my smile lines are always a little straighter

    2. getting the base colour nice and equal – less pressure and more polish

    3. ratios!

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how good I can do smile lines!

    2. how hard it is to do traditional French!

    3. how many options there are to apply the smile lines! little brush, stylist tool or right from the pot

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. how hard it is!

    2. check my right hand side as I seem to do the right side of the smile line straighter than the left

    3. if not happy – wipe off and start again

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. take your time, it is not easy and don’t stress – practice practice practice!!!

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      One side straighter than the other is SUCH a common thing!

  21. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. How everything is written in a step by step afterwards

    2.

    3.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.
    I need to practise alot im so shit right now.
    2.

    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How hard it is is to file in different shapes ! It looked so easy when you did it.

    2. How difficult it is to make french tips look neat.

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.
    That I need to practise alot more
    2.
    Perfection, if not happy repeat dont let them leave with a crappy nail.
    3.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.

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      You’re not shit, you’re brand new – you haven’t attended a single live lesson yet so be kind to yourself. If it was easy, everyone would do it and we wouldn’t have jobs 🙂 Be glad it’s tricky and that you have the time and patience to truck through to the other side 🙂

  22. 1- nail prep
    2-quite stoked with how well I am getting cuticles and remembering the processes

    1- I found it difficult sticking to the right white to pink ratio on frenches felt myself keep wanting to keep doing more to perfect it
    2- I found it quite difficult working with the traditional polish, it was drying so fast and gluggy- it is very hot today here though so Nicole said it may be because of that. But I will practice some more maybe in the evenings when it’s cooler 🙂
    1- I was really surprised at the ease of shaping when I’m using the right angles filing
    2-at how hard it is to get the tips looking perfect
    1-natural prep process for nail polish
    2- all the steps to get that squeak 😆
    3-how to cut in from either sides for sharp tips
    1- it isn’t nearly as scary as I imagined 😆 was so nervous but I am now looking forward to my next one !

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      Great work Teina! Well done for getting over that first big hurdle 🙂

      For the next Chapter Revision can you please copy the questions into the box too? 🙂

  23. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. How to ensure that all nails are the same shape & length

    2. Applying a thin base coat

    3. Getting a really tidy edge around the cuticle with the scooch method.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting a tidy french tip

    2. Nail prep steps to ensure they are well embedded and become second nature – practice

    3. Getting the right ratio of natural polish on the brush – not too much 🙂

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. All of the information around the 3-free & chemicals in nail polish

    2. How the nail plate behaves during a wet manicure service

    3. How easy it is to break this down to workable steps – not as overwhelming as I thought it would be.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The natural naiver prep steps

    2. The importance of thin base & colour coats

    3. The scooch technique

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take your time, write your notes out then use them as a guideline to refer to when you are practising.

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      “3. How easy it is to break this down to workable steps – not as overwhelming as I thought it would be.” – Loooooooove this!

  24. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. My lessons

    2.doing french tip on short nails

    3. applying a single traditional polish colour, streak free

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. my french tips being perfect

    2.getting my topcoat on without streaking the polish

    3.perfecting my high shining

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how much prep there is for taditional polish

    2. how easy the lessons are

    3. my french tip I did during the lesson, which looked really good! 🙂

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. how to prep the nail

    2. how to apply french tips

    3. to apply each coat thinnly otherwise it will streak at the end

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. The online video lesson arent that bad once you start 😉

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      Haha ‘aren’t that bad’ ;P Glad you’re enjoying the course so far!

  25. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Preparing the natural nail to a high shine.
    2. Remember the step for traditional polish
    3.Applying the thin coat of traditional polish

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. French polish application
    2. Shaping the natural nail
    3.Just leave .5 mm gape between cuticle and polish

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Using the dotting tools and forms for the french tip
    2. How to do high shine nail
    3. How can I do the natural nail shape

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1.Applying PH prep to remove extra oils
    2. Capping the nail on the free edge
    3. Polish doesn’t touch skin at all

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take time and watch video`s for more perfection. do more practice for the french polish perfection.

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      Awesome work 🙂

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Natural nail prep to a high shine.

    2. Distance between the skin and the polish

    3. Thin application

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Shaping

    2. Working quickly before the polish starts to set

    3. FLOAT THE BRUSH

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Learning about 3 free

    2. The angling technique when shaping

    3. How quickly the polish dries while you’re trying to manipulate it still

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. WORK FASTER

    2. Prep steps

    3. Apply more thin coats rather than less thick

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Don’t keep doing the same thing expecting to just get better, identify areas of opportunity and focus on improving one thing at a time. You will get there!

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      We love a well placed Caps Lock haha

  27. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Natural nail prep steps.

    2. Achieving a really high shine on the natural nails

    3. Application of thin coats

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. French manicures

    2. Floating the brush

    3. Taking the time to wait for the polish to dry enough to move to the next step

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. French manicures can be hard or easy depending on how you hold the brush

    2. French manicures take a lot of prep compared to how effortless a good one looks

    3. How many different methods there are for applying the tip

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Hold the brush on its side when starting the french tip

    2. Cap the nail, it makes such a difference

    3. The scooching technique

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Don’t give up and practice makes perfect 🙂

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      So much patience required waiting for polish to dry before you can do the next step! And I don’t have a lot spare haha

  28. I have nailed:
    1. my prep steps on natural nail
    2. remembering to float my brush
    3. How to properly hold fingers/hands
    I really need to work on:
    1. being kind to myself and being patient with application
    2. keeping the coat thin, 3 good coats is better that 2 bad coats
    3. Cuticles, i find i get nervous im going to hurt my model, its a metal on nail thing that i think is my own complex.. but not a major
    It surprised me that:
    1. my Artistic base and top coat seem to be harder to use than my lumos
    2. i found traditional french manicure one of the most annoying services to provide lol, but im glad i know how 🙂
    3. How quickly the top coat runs into the laquer.. even when floating the brush eeek/
    I’ll never forget:
    1. to use forms on super short nails
    2. to dry each coat for at least 5-10 minutes
    3. that the first coat might look bad – but can be fixed with subsequent coats 🙂
    Advice:
    dont worry… traditional polish does not have to be your best friend.. it certainly isnt mine 🙂

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      HAHA! That advice! Love it. And I loved “1. being kind to myself” – lots of us need this!

  29. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Nail prep steps and doing them by heart
    2. Steps of product application
    3. Eventually getting a perfect finish, after practicing on my own hand
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Shaping the natural nail
    2. Working on getting perfect smile lines on different types of nails
    3. Applying polish perfectly and with the correct distance from eponychium without touching any skin
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Different nail shapes and how to achieve them
    2. Using a dotting tool for french on shorter nails
    3. Getting a perfect smile line is not as easy as it may look and takes lots of practice
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Applying coats thinly and floating the brush
    2. Nail prep steps
    3. Different nail shapes and that not all shapes are good for natural nails such as Almond
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keep practicing and doing it over and over

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      Congrats on that perfect finish! 😀

  30. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. Knowing the prep steps off by heart.
    2. Gaining confidence when applying polish
    3. Getting a social media account (Instagram) up and running!
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting that crisp French tip line.
    2. Gaining the confidence now to start offering some services (Discounted)
    3. Shaping the nails to square.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How quickly practice can make perfect.
    2. Using a form under the shorter nails actually helps with applying French tip polish.
    3. The online classes AREN’T scary.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The steps of prepping the natural nail.
    2. Floating the brush.
    3. To always cap the nails.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. Please don’t be afraid like I was. It took me so long to get into this and start actually do it because I was really nervous to book my first class. The classes are NOT scary and have helped me SO much!!

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      Loooooooove this, and I’m so glad you took the plunge 🙂

  31. I forgot to do my chapter revisions lol🤦🏽‍♀️

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1- correct nail prep
    2- painting the nail in thin layers
    3- shaping the nail to square or squoval

    What are three things you really need to continue working on?
    1- making sure I don’t spend too much time trying to perfect the polish otherwise it will start to dry as I’m painting.
    2- capping the nails
    3- work a bit faster.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1- French stressed me out a bit, but after some practice i learned to love French tips 😂
    2- different angles to use when shaping the nail.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1- apply polish coats nice and thin.
    2- keeping .5mm from the cuticle
    3- keep good hygiene

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    Don’t stress too much if it doesn’t look right, get some nail polish remover and try again 🙂

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      Love that advice 🙂

  32. 3 Things you’ve nailed:
    1. Natural Nail prep
    2. Shaping
    3. Keeping polish off the skin
    3 Things to work on:
    1. Floating my brush
    2. Thinner coats
    3. High Shine buffing
    3 Things that suprised you:
    1. How quick you have to be when working with traditional polish
    2. How hard it is to do french tips on short nails!
    3. Different angles of holding the file when shaping
    3 Things you won’t forget:
    1. Thin coats
    2. keeping the polish .5mm from the cuticle
    3. to cap the nails
    Advice:
    Don’t be scared about the online classes, the mentors are lovely and will help you out heaps!

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      Love that advice, and such a common thing people being worried about the first lesson!

  33. THing you have nailed:
    1. Natural Nail prep
    2. high shining
    3. keeping the polish thin!
    Things to work on:
    1. french smile line
    2. getting all the nails the same length
    3. remembering to cap the nails with every coat
    Things that suprised you:
    1. pH Prep can be used with normal polish
    2. the cool ‘scoothcing’ technique to get perfect and close to the cuticle
    3. most/ all nail shapes start as a square! LOVE IT! (hope I can do it as easily as you made it look 🙂 )
    Things you wont forget:
    1. To float the brush for a perfect finish
    2. can use forms for shorter nails to keep it tidy
    3. scootching! (A bit excited to try this technique)
    Advice for a newbie:
    If its not right, wipe and start again! Practice makes perfect.

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      Scooching is a life saver 😀

  34. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Natural Nail Prep.

    2. Applying thin coats of polish.

    3. Capping the free edge on every coat of polish.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Nail shaping.

    2. Taking pictures of all my work so I can look back on my progress.

    3. Making the smile line/tip on my French polish application proportional to the nail bed.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many steps there are in a traditional polish manicure.

    2. I can actually create a smooth freehand smile line on my french applications.

    3. A few thin coats are better than having one thick coat.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Always sanitise yourself and the client.

    2. Streaky first coats are not bad.

    3. Be gentle with my cuticle work.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Even if you are super nervous to book/attend your first lesson, just push yourself. The first lesson may seem scary to attend but trust me the tutors/mentors are super helpful and are there to support you. Once your first lesson is over you will sit back and think that you were nervous for no reason. Shoutout to Nicole for making my first lesson such a breeze. I now look forward to attending all my lessons.
    Also practice makes perfect so do not expect to be really good the first time you try a french manicure or any other skill for that matter. Try your best with the portfolio submissions and use the feedback to improve 🙂

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      Such beautiful advice!

  35. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Shaping and nail prep

    2.starting the basis of a “doing nails” routine; what to have and where in my space; how I’m comfortable sitting, etc

    3.traditional polish application (except French. French was awful as you’ll see below)

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.getting the french done and dusted quickly on each nail, I was taking too long so would just end up smudging it everywhere as it started to dry

    2.floating the clear coat so as not to pick up colour

    3.reducing the amount of polish on my brush and avoiding flooding with that runny traditional polish

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was surprised how quickly the polish was touch dry, particularly once I got better at thinner layers

    2.how hard it was to create a crisp and even smile line in just two strokes!

    3.that a streaky first coat is fine and easy to fix up with a floated second

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.using a detail brush for the sidewalls of my smile line is OK !

    2.my prep routine and how I like to have my space set up

    3.scooching

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1 practice makes perfect- and if you haven’t used traditional polish in ages because you’ve been using gels for a few years, it’ll come back eventually. Just takes practice. Also don’t be afraid to clean it off and start again; luckily with traditional that doesn’t take too long!

    1. Great advice 🙂

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