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MissNailPro

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Well..... I did it!!! ;) :D

I competed at the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando, FL this past Monday- it was a Nailpro Competition-- Novice Salon Success. There were 45 competitors...... yikes!! :shock:

and I came in SIXTH place!!!! Whooooooo hooooooo!!! :D :D

I'm SO happy!! This was my second competition.. and although I've been doing acrylics for about 16 years (using CND since day one! ;) ), I've only been doing forever french for about a year and a half... and that's using an efile to trench my smiles & fill in with white! NOT full sets from scratch!! (I've only done about 7 full sets!... and I'll tell you something.... its MUCH easier trenching that smile line than SCULPTING it from SCRATCH! LOL)

We had 90 minutes to create p&w full set-- I chose to sculpt, and used Retention+ and Perfect Color Powders Pink & White. We had to paint one hand red (I chose CND "Wildfire"), and could ONLY buff the p&w hand (no polish allowed.. THANK YOU "KOALA" & "GIRLFRIEND" 3 way buffer!!!!)

Just wanted to share the great news!! (OK, I'll get off my 'soapbox' now! lol)

PS- HUGE CONGRATS to Lee Ann Smith of Team Creative-- she won FIRST PLACE!!! Whoo hoooo... CREATIVE RULES!!!! :!:

Here is the 'before' competition nails pic:

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Here is the 'after' competition nail pics:

[img]http://members.aol.com/missnailpro/PremiereCompetition2003onehand.jpg[/img]
 

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CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic success!!!

They are absolutly stunning!

I can only hope and wish that one day i will be able to do nails as stunning as they are .

all the best

Kerrie :)
 

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Sawadee ka

I think nails you make very beautifull and you do very good have make prize and i very happy you happy .

If you have picture nail take number 1 place can i want see please .

Kop khun ka mui
 

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Hey Melisa those nails are fab well done with you comp results :D
Next year are we going to see 1st :thumbsup:
All the best of luck to you in the future
Dawnie xxx
 

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.....Melissa, they are really super!! Keep going and we will see you in 1st one day for sure!! Leeanne Baker Smith rocks doesn't she; she produces beautiful work - go have some 1-2-1 time with her and have her teach you tricks of the trade!! Again Well Done!!! :thumbsup: :salute:
 

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Thank you all for your compliments....

and thanks to CREATIVE!! ;)

I hope that I will be seeing Lee Ann Smith in Chicago in October-- Doug Schoon & Team Creative will be there... Advanced Masters Training...

Maybe someday I will win (or even place!).. but I'm in no hurry... love this competition experience & need tons of it before I make it to the Veteran's Comp's...

I'll just keep on practicing!!
 

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They are fab nails babe...............
Next time first for sure...............
6th out of 45 is a fab result me thinks.............. so here is a clink clink tast for your................... To a brill Tech with brill talent............. Cheers
love Ruth xxxxxxxx
 

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wow - the nails look absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your success!
 

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well done

your nails are fab :D
 

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Beautiful nails! well done, they are lovely, just wish I can one day get to produce nails like that. :)
 

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Ruth, Saffirez, Caroline & Cutie...

Thank you for your compliments, they really mean a lot!!!
 

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Those are gorgeous nails Melissa! Congratulations - coming 6th out of 45 on your very first competition is outstanding.
 

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Thank you for your compliments...

This was my second time competing actually- I competed in Chicago this past March...

however I don't think it counts-

as I went to CMBS with just the intention of networking and meeting as many people as possible- spent $400 in classes.. joined INTA-- met Deborah Carver & Jan Arnold!!!: (whoo hoo OMG!) I just HAD to go up to her and introduce myself, as I am a Creative Master and have used CND products for 16 years... and then Jan graciously 'sponsored' (& coerced! lol) me to compete (with Deborah convincing me to 'go for it!')..

I was a wreck at the thought of it- totally unprepared- no supplies whatsoever.... and as I got my model exactly 3 minutes before competition time-felt totally undeserving of her (Jan's) generosity!! (She set me up with all the CND products I could find & need)

Ugh- the model-- (sweet girl!) BUT she had that horrible pink glitter nail polish (the kind thats almost impossible to remove) on with rhinestones all over them.. ugh! what a mess! (And I only had about 2 ounces of acetone! & basically had to use my nails to 'pry' the stones off - I didn't have nippers!) LOL

So 25 minutes into the 90 minute competition, I barely finished...

and I came in 12th in Chicago (out of 26)!!- but the (entire) experience was awesome and earned me The Pechey Award (named after me!! & got me a full page article in May Nailpro 2003!!)

THIS time in Orlando I had a model all set (brought her with me), we soaked off her nails the night before, and I had all of my supplies.

So I'm very happy with winning 6th!

Thanks again, everyone, for all of your compliments!!

I also have to thank CREATIVE! :o)

My Award:

http://www.missnailpro.com/pages/14/index.htm
 

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hiya mellisa :D
there is something about competeing that somehow generates great stories :D
i've been competeing since 1992, & i've got probably 1/2 dozen stories that, even tho' they were stressful at the time, would make for entertaining reading :shock:
well done on your success so far, i'm sure that now you've got the bug, there'll be no stoping for you :D
lol liza xx
 

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MissNailPro said:
met Deborah Carver & Jan Arnold!!!: (whoo hoo OMG!) I just HAD to go up to her and introduce myself, as I am a Creative Master and have used CND products for 16 years... and then Jan graciously 'sponsored' (& coerced! lol) me to compete (with Deborah convincing me to 'go for it!')..
Jan Arnold is the most amazing woman and I am very proud to call her my friend AND there is something you need to know about Jan - she is an instigator!!! She will always make you do something you don't think you can :rolleyes: and then you do it and end up loving her for it because what you did makes you a better person!! (I hope that made sense :rolleyes: ) I am so glad she pushed you and happy that you did so well!!
 

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Just speaking with Jan for a while at the INTA Cocktail party was SUCH an honor, and she truly is an amazing, generous, beautiful, professional woman... I was absolutely shocked when she told me that "I just HAD to compete" :shock: I was a nervous wreck- and so touched by her generosity! She had Dave Fowler set me up with TONS of product that I needed to compete... the entire experience at Chicago was unbelievable.. and I am so proud to be a devoted user of Creative products for 16 years! :D
 

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sawadee ka

You make Very beutifull nails and after i enjoy look around your web site i happy and very good website i come again look soon for sure .

Kop khun ka mui
 

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congrats on coming 6th in the comp your nails looked fantastic i wish i could get em as good as yours well done love dee
 

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Congrats Melissa!!! :D ....those nails look WOW! .... mind if i ask what top coat you are useing? lol...i love the look of the nails...TERRIFIC JOB! ;)
 

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Thank you for your compliments...

The p&w hand has no polish on it at all- hand buffed only (shows you how graduating your grits can give the greatest shine! & THANKS to CND Girlfriend 3 way buffer!!) :D

The polished p&w hand has Cuccio Forte Horsetail Strengthener basecoat (I used this because of the viscosity & it's extremely shiny- normally I ALWAYS use Stickey), two coats of CND Wildfire, and OF COURSE my FAVORITE TOP COAT---- Super Shiney. It's the BEST! :o
 
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