First Critique - First try on Brisa

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ladida

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Just tried my new Brisa gel products on a friend. Still learning. They looked good to me, then i come here and start to compare with what you people do, and i fall on my ass :p

I'm most looking for tips and what you think i can improve, or fix, or what do i need to work most on. I know i can improve all aspects alot (lol) but for example, what would you suggest i work on the most for starters.
Sorry for the glitter on the french, she wanted that, i can understand it might impare on seeing the line, but i can tell you that it was not perfect already :p

Aditional images can be found here. I know some are blury, but i tried to do as close as i could with camera, but then didn't know how to focus, so i used autofocus lol :p

EDIT: Seems i can't host the pic i want critiqued (tried 2 times, doesn't show), so here is the first one.

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And aditional ones are here

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These are really cute the only thing i will say is there isn't must of an apex hun they may not last very long without a good apex.
 

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These are really cute the only thing i will say is there isn't must of an apex hun they may not last very long without a good apex.
Seems i missunderstood what apex was :p
What you mean wont last long? You think they'll brake?:eek:
 

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The apex in an area which is built up with product over the stress line, there needs to be more product here to prevent tips snapping off. If you press down on the free edge of the nail you see part of your nail bed going white, this is usually the area that needs to be built up. HTH's
 

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Ah yes, i understood now what that meant. Prob with language :p
Anyway, yea, i'm working on that. Now that i look at it, it really sucks, i'll make that my first priorty in improvement.
 

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I´m not sure I agree with the others. With that short nails you don´t need an "visible" apex. it would look ugly and they are so short they dont need any more strenght. With longer nails - you need more product at the stresspoint wish will make an apex - the highest point - more visable. But not like a "bump". That is the style from 1980 and 1990. With the strenght and flexebility frpm products today... it is old fashion with too much apex.
YOUR NAILS LOOK GOOD.
 

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Thank you Sandy, you're very nice. It's my first try with brisa so we'll see how the strenght is.

I welcome all critique as i'm here to learn so i take all advice soundly. :)
 

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I´m not sure I agree with the others. With that short nails you don´t need an "visible" apex. it would look ugly and they are so short they dont need any more strenght. With longer nails - you need more product at the stresspoint wish will make an apex - the highest point - more visable. But not like a "bump". That is the style from 1980 and 1990. With the strenght and flexebility frpm products today... it is old fashion with too much apex.
YOUR NAILS LOOK GOOD.

I think the size of the apex has to be in accordance to the length and shape of the nails. On a bitten nail even though they may appear short the length of the nail bed under the enhancement could still be very short in comparison to the free edge. Even though the free edge is kept short any increase in length for a nail biter is a huge difference so strength should be provided in accordance to the stress these nails may be put under.
I know because I've done it myself with gel that when starting out its hard to build a good adequate apex. I often used to have a bump where my white was and then a dip where the apex should have been.
 

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