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Day 41: Hand-Painted Hearts Nail Art

February 7, 2013  | 

Meegan Roxx, BEEautiful Oasis, Trail, British Columbia, Canada

Keywords: acrylics   handpainted nail art   holiday nail art  

Day 39: Stamped Hearts Nail Art

February 4, 2013  | 

Stephanie Mercer, Stephanie Does Nails, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

Keywords: acrylics   holiday nail art  

Troubleshooter: Proper Mix Ratio

February 1, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to get a proper acrylic mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylics   mix ratio   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Pink-and-White - Part 3 of 3 - Finish Filing

January 16, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to finish file an acrylic enhancement in the final step of a traditional acrylic pink-and-white manicure.


Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 1 | Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 2

 

Keywords: acrylics   filing techniques   pink-and-whites   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Pink-and-White - Part 2 of 3 - Applying Pink

January 9, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to apply pink acrylic in the second step of a traditional acrylic pink-and-white manicure.

 

Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 1 | Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 3

 

Keywords: acrylics   pink-and-whites   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Pink-and-White - Part 1 of 3 - Applying White

December 26, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to apply white acrylic in the first step of a traditional acrylic pink-and-white manicure.

 

Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 2 | Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 3

 

Keywords: acrylics   pink-and-whites   Troubleshooter   tutorials  

Day 361: Icicle Nail Art

December 17, 2012  | 

Laura McCarthy, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

Keywords: abstract nail art   acrylics   mixed-media nail art   seasonal nail art  

Rebalancing/Filling Acrylic Nails

December 14, 2012  | 

Part of business building is client retention. It does not do a lot of good to put out the effort to get people in the door if you can’t keep them in your chair. Something I

Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Troubleshooter: 3-D Acrylic Flower

November 29, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to build a 3-D acrylic flower.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   acrylics   floral nail art   Troubleshooter  

self-leveling

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The property, usually used to describe gel products or some acrylic products, that allows it to even out on its own, without being pulled or patted or sculpted into form; products that are self-leveling usually require less filing than those that are not.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

sculptured nails

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Artificial nails created by fashioning or “sculpting” acrylic over the underlying natural nail or on a nail form without an artificial tip.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

sculpt

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Sculpting nails is the technique used to create a nail extension without the use of a tip; sculpting requires a form to be attached underneath the natural nail’s free edge, then product is applied in nail shape to extend the length; called sculpting because it starts with a ball of product that is molded or “sculpted” into the shape of a natural nail.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

powder

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Materials that have been finely ground or pulverized into very small, individual particles; the term typically refers to the polymer powders used to create acrylic (liquid/powder) systems; these substances are usually blends of finely ground methacrylate polymers. Acrylic powder was already in use in dentistry before it was ever applied to nails.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   nail chemistry  

polymer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Polymer refers to the chemical bonding of many smaller individual organic monomers into a large structure, i.e. hair is a polymer of thousands of amino acids connected into chains; also refers to the powder part of an acrylic system.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   gels   polymer  

pink-and-white

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An acrylic service, usually with acrylics, incorporating both white and pink powders so a nail technician can create a realistic-looking acrylic nail; the process uses white powder on the tip and pink on the nail bed.

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   gels  

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