View Full Version : My first stiletto nail
05-02-12, 07:42 PM
Hello geeks :)
I had a little play today between clients.
Didn't have a chance to topcoat it, or take a picture of the apex :(
I was just wondering what you all thought of my first go? Mainly the sides/straightness of the stiletto.
I think I should have elongated the nail bed a little more but I was originally going to do a square French (reverse application) and only changed my mind at the last minute.
So... what do you reckon?
05-02-12, 08:09 PM
I think you have done a fantastic job, for a first attempt I think its quite unbelievable. Well done x
05-02-12, 08:32 PM
Thank you, dianejp :)
Do you think there are any areas which I could improve?
I just realised the pic chopped half of the nail bed out (but I'm not worried about my application at the bottom there). xx
08-02-12, 07:37 PM
great job for your first go you should be proud!!
just saw your backbone of the stiletto doesnt look quite central this may be just the picture i dont know xx
09-02-12, 12:34 PM
Katelouise, you're probably right :)
I know it's not the best picture... The form was definitely central (I lined up the sticky bits at the bottom) but it's likely my bad application haha. xx
09-02-12, 01:03 PM
its good job , espesaly for the first go ,
I dont think you needed to extent the pink any more if you set it to far by the time its ready for an infill they look like alien nails :)
and i can see your form was nicely shaped as the nails have a bit of a c curve in the free edge , its very easy to make stilletos flat as a pancake , so good work there :)
as said , from the back photo i can see it tilts at the point to the right , if the nail was shorted it would have been center maybe this is because the tabs at the very end of your form wear stuck together more one way than the other ,
I can also see that the left side of the nail is filed thinner than the right , i think a layer of top coat would have shown that ,
this is posably because your doment hand finds it easyer to file that side ?
or because you could see the tilt at the edge/end of the free edge but your eyes told you it was due to more product on the left side so you over filed ?
we have probably all done that at some point , its a really easy thing to sort out once you know what it is ,
so try shortining it a tad to get rid if the wonky bit and and try to do more forword grip with your file and less reverse grip :)
09-02-12, 09:21 PM
Thank you! That's some great feedback and something I can work on.
I noticed it was filed thinner too - I got a little 'file-happy' and took a lot off one side to make it even. I honestly didn't do myself any favours, I was working on my 'wrong hand' because the other one had Shellac on and applying/filing with my left hand is incredibly difficult. I think I would have been more conscious of the thickness if it was a client but thought I'd post my first go considering I was reasonably pleased with it :)