Mastering Acrylic

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  1. 3 things I have nailed in this module are 1. Got my ratio pretty good now. It’s much easier to establish this when working on a living person rather than a practise hand or sheet but the intial attempts on the sheet and practice hand are important before starting on real people. 2. My filing has improved immensely 3. My prep is down pat now.
    3 things I need to continue to work on are form application particularly customisation for tricky shaped nails, improving my blending of cover to clear beads and making sure my side walls have enough product, sometimes one side tends to be too thin
    3 things I will never forget are 1. Penny’s story about monomer and powder meeting at the party and then being introduced to Brush ???? awesome story, also I’ll never forget I prefer to use forms than tips. Just my preference, I find tips such a hassle and also that powders with less pigment have better adhesion.
    My advice to someone just starting with liquid and Powder would be practice your ratio lots and lots and lots and understand the chemistry and when the product is actually moldable. Once you have that down pat the rest just falls into pl so much quicker

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      Hahaha I’m glad you liked my story

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

    1. Pretty happy with my form application now

    2. My acrylic ratios are improving.

    3. Applying tips

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

    2.definatly need to work on my structure and improve.

    3. Would like to improve my timing.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How nicely the acrylics blend together.

    2. How easy forms are once you practice!

    3. The difficulty I have getting the correct structure.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The prep work

    2. Not to cleanse before you put gel on acrylic!!

    3. Don’t primer over the tips.

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

    1. Stick with it..it’s a long module but very rewarding once you achieve each and every step!!

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      Forms are totally like riding a bike, once you get it you’ve got it forever!

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

    1. Getting a really good blend of cover and blush

    2. My cuticle area application

    3. My prep work makes my cuticle application so much easier

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Not filing out my sidewalls

    2. Getting every form to fit perfectly

    3. Perfect C curves on every nail

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How easy it is to blend the colours together

    2. The wetter or drier the acrylic bead is can cause the bead to be more or less transparent

    3. It doesn’t take that much longer to blend the colours instead of doing all just one colour

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Make sure there is enough room at the cuticle to get a good blend

    2. Structure is very important

    3. Blending the tips will make your life so much easier

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

    1. Don’t over think the process, it’s just like any other acrylic nail but with an extra step involved! These nails will always end up beautiful!

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      Perfect!

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

    1. Cuticle application – I’m really proud of that and the confidence keeps me getting it right every time and saving filing time.

    2. Tips application – all the tips I’ve applied have held up very well

    3. Being able to throw out bad beads – I didn’t want to waste product but in the long run, better to toss out a bad bead then have to fix the issue using it caused later

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Speed while the bead is moldable, because if i’m perfecting one side of it the other is hardening and can lead to lumps

    2. A smooth seamless blend

    3. Perfecting form application

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How much of a difference using a brush on gel can make

    2. How L&P works! I’d never touched it before and it was all entirely new

    3. How quickly you develop a sense for picking up beads that are right for the purpose

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The smell of monomer haha

    2. How HARD acrylic is to file

    3. That too much monomer is going to make my beads set real quick

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

    1. Buy lots of files! You’re going to go through ’em

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      This is so great! And funny how confidence breeds confidence and vice versa ay!

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

    1. applying tips

    2. my bead ratio

    3. my prep work

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to work on my timing massively not be so picky

    2. not filing out my apex by mistake

    3. my blending when doing clear to cover blend

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how much the temperature truly affects the acrylic

    2. how little monomer you need

    3. how different the beads can be from to wet to to dry

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. dip wipe wiggle

    2. not going too crazy adding random beads because you will be filling for hours

    3. how to apply forms

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

    1. practice makes perfect

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      Timing will come 🙂 Quality over quantity!

  6. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. I got my filing pretty much sorted 😀
    2. Applying forms – I now prefer them to tips
    3. Decreased prep time

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Bead ratio, it’s ok but not perfect
    2. Getting an even application to reduce filing time
    3. Blending beads

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How easy it is to file acrylic- I was expecting it to be much harder
    2. How much better sculpted nails are instead of tips
    3. I never knew you have to pinch the acrylic and really get that c curve!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Cleaning brushes after every use
    2. Pressing down the beads to make blending better
    3. Use an extraction fan for the dust

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      When your ratios are better, you’ll find you don’t even need to clean your brushes 🙂

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

    1. Didn’t have to struggle much to apply forms as yet. Applied on to only 3 different people yet so hoping for the best especially for assessment day,

    2. Getting better at beads ratio

    3. Application getting better each time

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

    2. Surface filling steps

    3. Blending tips without filling the Natural nail

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Not to file Apex

    2. How the different temperatures affect the application

    3. Pinching to get the C-Curve

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Pinching

    2. Make sure the monomer is clean at all times

    3. Ph prep and primer to be applied on to natural nail not over the tips

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

    Practice

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      Ooh, clean monomer makes a MASSIVE difference!

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

    1.Definitely my nail prep

    2.Remembering all the filing steps

    3.Picking the right size tips and them all staying on my client

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

    2.Making sure i get a good c curve

    3.Making sure I have the correct ratio not too wet not too dry

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.That I much prefer reverse french application. I thought it was going to be harder but i find it easier

    2.How necessary it is to get your bead ratio spot on!

    3.How quickly L&P sets

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.How strong monomer smells!

    2.Dip wipe wiggle!!

    3.That its so important to get your forms on correctly !!!

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

    1.Keep practicing I was very nervous about starting Acrylics but you do get better and quicker.

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      Getting the form on correctly makes everything else SO much easier!

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

    1. Natural nail prep

    2. Bead ratio

    3. Memorising the filing steps

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Speed when applying product

    2. Remembering to check structure as I’m working

    3. Applying forms perfectly

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How much of a difference filing makes

    2. How not scary the VC is

    3. That I prefer using forms to using tips

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Don’t try and pick up beads with cloudy monomer

    2. Clean the brush often

    3. Don’t remove the form from the enhancement too early

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

    1. Trust the process, with practice you’ll get there. You don’t have to be a master from day 1.

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      “2. Remembering to check structure as I’m working” – so good! And please tell everyone how the VC isn’t scary haha

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