I have just uploaded all new (and much better quality) smile line step by step images for the "Smile Line" tutorial.
The images are from the photoshoot step by step that recently appeared in the last Professional Nails magazine.
Some of the text was also featured there... but here I have far more space to bleat on so I also updated and tweaked some of the text.
i find that my ultra sculpter brush helps in this situation.
it allows you to hold more liquid in your brush, therefore you can pick up bigger beads, but still keeping to the correct mix ratio.
apply the bead & spread it out evenly but thinly using the technique in the tutorial, creating the smileline & tapering the bead out to reach the free edge.
then apply 2nd bead to create your apex at the smile line. if the nail is very long, don't forget the apex, or stress area, should b 1/2 way between the extention /free edge & the cuticle line.
you might have to build up the free edge if your 1st bead didn't reach.
try to encourage your clients to keep their nails "balanced" i.e the white should ideally b 1/2 the length of the pink, but definatly no longer than the pink. :shock: