View Full Version : Shellac - my first attempts!
20-01-12, 03:18 PM
Whoopsie, accidentally deleted my previous post here.
These are my attempts at Shellac - I had only done friends and family but had a proper booking from client today who wanted french. It was my first ever french - I know there's room for improvement but please tell me what you think with regards to my polishing, layering, smile lines etc. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Colours: Gotcha / Negligee & Cream Puff / Gotcha & Iced Coral
29-01-12, 08:41 PM
Any advice for me ladies? What could I improve on? xx
Your polishing is excellent!
The only thing about the french ones, is I can still see your clients free edge, so I would apply the white a teeny bit wider to cover this, or you could use Romantique or Strawberry Smoothie to hide her free edge rather than using Negligee, which is very sheer.
30-01-12, 07:29 PM
Thank you! I totally agree, I would have liked to cover it more too but was wary of placing it too far down the nail - it's certainly a lesson learnt as I am going to do her ReShellac tomorrow and am sure I will be able to see her free edge. I don't have Strawberry Smoothie or Romantique yet, could you advise me on which is more popular? xxx
Both are very different colours, Romantique is a milky pale pink and Strawberry Smoothie is a frosted pink with full coverage.
If you only have Negligee or even Beau I would apply two coats of that and then the white and go a small bit wider on the white tip and they'll be lovely.
30-01-12, 08:24 PM
I have to agree with An*Gel. Your polishing is excellent! Beautifully done.
I do see some reveal in the client's own nail in your french application, as An*Gel pointed out. So a wider smile would take care of that. But the overall application is pretty darn good! I use Beau in my french application...nice creamy, rich, pink.
Again, you polish beautifully.
30-01-12, 08:36 PM
Thank you both very much, I will definitely make the white a little thicker tomorrow when I re-do them as I'm sure they are growing out a lot now. I love the look of strawberry smoothie but is it quite a 'bright' french look? I hadn't looked at beau but now considering it :D xx
30-01-12, 08:39 PM
Well done, they look lovely. Agree with the other comments but I think you've made a beautiful job of the pink, very neat. I bet she was really pleased x
30-01-12, 08:57 PM
Hehe, blossom, if you mean the plain 'Gotcha' nails, those are actually mine :o
Thank you ever so much ladies, you have all brightened my day! xxx