Mastering Acrylic

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This Post Has 26 Questions

  1. Georgia McGregor

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

    1. Good filing technique

    2. A parallel square shape

    3. Getting a good shaping technique

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Sculpting the shape into the nail, then doing minimal filing

    2. Adding too much product which results in filing a lot more than I should need to

    3. Don’t make the edges of a true square round

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Round is the strongest shape

    2. Square is a shape which people tend to catch more due to the sharper edges

    3. Every shape has a slightly different filing technique

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Sculpting a shape is better than filing a shape

    2. Some shapes require a decent amount of length to get the full affect of the shape

    3. Not every shape is good for everyone

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

    1. Start off by perfecting a simple square, then slowly work your way through different shapes. You can’t just start with a stilleto nail and expect it to be perfect. Start simple and easy, then get more complicated as you get more confident with the file.

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      Penny

      That parallel square is so hard to get, well done!

  2. Anthea Whittle

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

    1. What to look for when filing square for good structure

    2. Changing from square to oval to round with the file

    3. Thinking ahead with my structure when sculpting to save myself filing later

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Product application in general just needs more practice to get the right balance everywhere
    2. More practice with sculpting the range of shapes
    3. Speed

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How form application is different for different shapes
    2. How much a shape changes when its c curve is tightened up
    3. How length seems like “not much” on a form but can easily be a LOT

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Structure is keyyyy
    2. That round is the strongest shape
    3. How much filing can be saved by proper application

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Have heaps of files on hand 😉

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      Penny

      “Thinking ahead with my structure when sculpting to save myself filing later” Looooovvveeee!!!

  3. Hannah Pink

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

    1. Getting my square side walls dead straight

    2. Applying my forms

    3.Getting a good filling technique

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Adding the right amount of product

    2. My timing

    3. Holding my file at the right angles to get the desired shape

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How holding your file at different angles gets you the different shapes and filing out the c curve

    2. How much length you need to make the shape actually look nice

    3. Round is the strongest shape to have no idea why I never thought that

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Filing off all the free edge so my forms sit nicely makes everything a lot easier

    2.Not adding too much product so you don’t spend ages filing

    3. Not going overbored when filling and filling out all your structure

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

    1. Everything takes time but with practice, it will come never be afraid to ask questions even if its multiple times everyone is super happy to help and show you some tips and tricks that will help you along the way

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      Penny

      “1. Getting my square side walls dead straight” I LOVE this cause I LOVE a super straight side wall, and I love that advice at the end too!

  4. EmmaJane Casse

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

    1. Filing a square nail!!

    2. Changing the shapes of the nail

    3. Attaching forms for extensions

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

    2. Keeping the file away from skin underneath the nail tip

    3. All nails are EXACTLY the same.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How easy the shapes were with these techniques

    2. The different shapes achievable on shorter nails

    3. The difference between filing the shape or building the shape.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Shaping technique

    2. Don’t apply to much product that you need to file off

    3. For strength round is best.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Give all the shapes a go, they are heaps of fun and great once you get the hang of it.

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      Penny

      “Don’t apply to much product that you need to file off” – Shout it from the rooftops! 😀

  5. Casey Boyed

    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?
    1. The coffin shape! It’s my new fav 🙂
    2. Applying forms 😀

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. I assumed you could file any shape until I saw and understood the difference
    2. That you can use clippers to snap any lifting and soften edges with a file
    3. How to repair cracks!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Stilhettos and coffins should be sculpted not filed
    2. Oval and round nails are stronger than square and squoval
    3. Using the second bead wetter is better for blending

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      Penny

      There must be SOMETHING you nailed in this module? 🙂

  6. Celeste

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

    1. Bead sizes

    2. Application

    3. Natural blend

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

    2. Extended nail bed

    3. C-Curve

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Its not easy, but practising does deff help!

    2. Different temperatures can change how the liquid and powder reacts

    3. Its ALOT harder than it looks

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Getting the form plays a huge part in how the nail will look, to take time while applying the form correctly and not to rush it!

    2. You can file the smile line with the reverse method (although I personally find this way very hard)

    3. Not to file the almond/coffin shape and to sculpt instead

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

    1. Don’t be discouraged after your 1st, 2nd or 3rd attempt. Practice as much as you can and you will get the hang of it. It may take a while but don’t rush. And do not compare your journey learning it to anyone else. You will be super proud once you have achieved it.

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      Penny

      I like traditional better than reverse too!

  7. Carmen Christie

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

    1.How important it is to have plenty of files on hand

    2.Checking shape from palm view and checking all nails the same length

    3.Undertanding what shapes you cant change to, for instance you cant go from stilletto to square

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Perfecting my shapes

    2.Remembering the correct names of all the shapes

    3.My sculpting

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.That Stilletto is one of the strongest shapes

    2.How many different shapes there actually is

    3.sculpting isnt so hard , I thought it was going to be

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.Which one is Stilletto!

    2.The shape of Coffin because its like a coffin

    3.That practice will get me there in the end

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

    1.This is so much fun never give up

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      Penny

      Haha people always change the names too though, as soon as you remember them all, people will start calling them other things.

  8. Gurinderjeet Kaur

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

    1. Overlay application

    2. Applying Forms

    3. Shapes

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

    2. Find models for portfolio

    3. Nail biter lesson

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. All shapes can’t be achieved by just shaping, Stilettos and coffins should be sculpted

    2. Round nails are strongest.

    3. How quickly Files get worn off

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Round nail are stronger

    2. Not to put too much product on,

    3. Need heaps of files 😊

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

    Always keep extra stock of files, especially 180 grit

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      Penny

      Haha one day you won’t file as much 🙂

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    Dianne Theron

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Form application. I actually prefer using forms rather than tips now
    2. Square and squoval filing

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Round filing
    2. Learning to sculpt almond nails vs. filing them and losing strength

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. When using tips, finish acrylic application and then file them to the desired shape instead of first shaping the tips and then doing the application
    2. Which is shape is the strongest
    3. How easy sculpting almonds are, it seems to be the go-to shape lately and I’m glad I now know how to be able to sculpt it instead of file, for better structure

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The difference between each shape and which one is the strongest
    2. How a slight tilt of the file can drastically change the shape of the nail
    3. True square nails are sharp as!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Practice sculpting a shape rather than filing them, this way you don’t jeopardize the structure of the nail.

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      Penny

      I love all of this, I can’t pick one thing to reply to haha

  10. Kelly

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

    1. Getting straight sidewalls & lower arches

    2. Getting a good c curve when I remember to pinch in time

    3. Filing the different shapes

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Thinking about what I want my nail to look like (structure/length) as I’m applying

    2. Telling clients no when they want lengths not suitable for their natural nails

    3. Not filing out my apex

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How easy it is to get oval & round from square

    2. The differences in form application for almond & stiletto nails

    3. How different a nail can look once you put the c curve in

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Check the thickness so I don’t have hours of filing to do

    2. Watch for flying pieces if I’m clipping an extension down

    3. Always keep my brush clean

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

    1. Good quality files may not be cheap but they’ll make such a difference to the ease of your service.

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      Penny

      “1. Check the thickness so I don’t have hours of filing to do” – this is suuuuch a biggie and a hard one to master!

  11. Mackenzie Dunn

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Shaping the nails into every shape from square
    2. Filing
    3. Applying forms for stiletto & almond
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting a perfect square
    2. Structure
    3. Doing one filing step on each nail before going to the next one
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How easy it is to filing from a square to different shapes just by changing the angle of your file
    2. That’s it’s better to sculpt a coffin, stiletto or almond nail as it’s best for strength in your lower arches
    3. The nail thickness changes when filing from a square to oval or round
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To sculpt some shapes than filing
    2. 10 filing steps
    3. That the perfect square will help with filing into different shapes
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Make sure you practice your 10 filing steps

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Nice work Mackenzie – practising your shaping is really useful in achieving a consistent set, and you sound like you’re nailing it!

  12. Alisha Holden

    3 things you nailed:
    – a perfect square
    – good filing techniques
    – blending of tips
    3 things to work on:
    – applying forms
    – cleaner application around cuticle
    – not filing out my apex
    3 things that surprised you:
    – how easy it is to get to oval+round from a square base
    – that you can’t file certain shapes they need to be sculped
    – stiletto is one of the strongest shapes
    3 things you won’t forget:
    – 10 filing steps
    – always keep my brush clean
    – don’t use any more product than you need!

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Awesome stuff Alisha – definitely getting that product application refined will save a lot of extra filing 🙂

  13. Amy Kirikiri

    3 things I nailed:
    – Tilting my file to change shape
    – which shape is which
    – Using forms to achieve a great shape
    3 things to work on
    – keeping the dust away more
    – Application – always think I can do better to avoid much filing
    – getting better C curves whilst achieving a good shape
    3 things that surprised me
    – Finding a rhythm with a tilted file was harder than I thought
    – How much stronger and resilient oval and round nails are
    – That I struggle to achieve a good square when using forms
    3 things I wont forget
    – Which shapes are stronger
    – My favourite shape so far is Almond
    – You have more options on which shapes you can change to if you start with a square 🙂
    Advice – keep practicing – clients also have a good eye, so regularly work on your shaping 🙂

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      Nicole Leatham

      Hi Amy!
      It’s amazing how a slight change in file angle can transform your end result isn’t it. Great to see you’ve picked up lots in this module 🙂 ^Nicole

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