Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
|This is my UV lamp they come with as little as 8 watts and up. I have a 40 watts lamp so its pretty quick at curing the gel|
|UV pink Builder gel usually used with White french gel but I use it for the whole nail, this builds the level of thickness for the strength of the nail . You can apply this as many times as needed till you have the desired thickness for the nail.|
|This is the UV Bonder used for priming the nail so that UV gel clings to nails with out bubbles or air|
|To clean UV brush as well as the Nail after the nails have been cured under UV lamp.|
|This is the Nail prep used to Dehydrate & clean all residue from nail after filing the nail bed before applying products to nail.|
|The end results will be Shiny protective coat over Nails|
|Products you will need|
|Tools you will need|
|Start by pushing back the Nail cuticle.|
|In this picture what I'm doing is blotting the nail after I cured the Bonder it should be dull when your finish.|
Hello everyone, today I want to talk about doing your own UV nails. I have a problem with going to the nail salon and have one person in the whole salon that does great nails and the wait time is 1 hour so your forced to let someone who may not have the same skill do the your nails and end up unsatisfied. So me being the Do It Your Self person that I am I purchased my own supplies and started doing my own nails. And I must say I am very pleased and will never go back to having any one else do them for me unless I love the talent behind the Nail Technician.
Okay so now I'm gonna list the order it should be performed:
1- You obviously take off any nail polish with acetone.
2- You clip your nails down to the same length or file them.
3- You begin to file you nail bed lightly over the whole nail
4- You apply the Nail prep to nail
5- You apply the Bonder to nail making sure you have not gotten any on the surrounding skin. (If so use the cuticle pusher to remove it or when cured it will cause lifting)
6- You cure the Bonder for like 5 seconds depending on watts your using for your UV lamp. Longer if less, shorter is more watts.
7- You blot the bonder till the nail looks dull take away the shine
8- Begin to apply your first layer of UV gel, you will be applying it the same way you apply nail polish.
9- You put your hands under the UV dryer for like 30 seconds.
10- and you repeat as needed step 8 and 9.
11- When satisfied with the strength of nail you take the nail cleaner or regular alcohol and wipe the tacky residue from nails, this will reveal the ultra shiny coat of the gel.
12 Next I would recommend you using a Cuticle Conditioner around your finished nails
13- Enjoy freshly manicured Nails with UV gel.
NOTE: you can also put your own nail polish on top of UV gel then top coat idb ultra shine gloss to set your polish from chipping.
Monday, October 3, 2011
|Bill in TIMES SQUARE|
|This is what you see right above the escalator when entering and leaving the Minkoff theater.|
|This Head piece I wasn't sure but it was either NAHLA, or SARABI Head piece|
|One of my favorite Characters in the play Musafahs Brother SCAR template costume|
|This was the young man who played ZIMBA when he was a child.|
|This is the template for Ed The hyena.|
Yesterday my girls and I saw The Broadway play The lion King. I must admit that earlier that Sunday morning I was quite bummed about buying the ticket for a Sunday when I have less energy and consider it the begging of the week, so to any event I could not change the date on the ticket due to buying them at a discounted rate. So I got the kids together and we precede to destination the mink off theater. Once we got off the train my youngest was in total amazement. She had never been to 42nd street in the night or for any time for that matter due to me having a problem dealing with crowds. As we walked by streets fairs, Horses and coaches, and other things you don't see unless you frequent time square.
Today I want to talk to you guys about thrift store shopping. To me it is a skill all in its self. I have one friend whom I would always ask her where she purchased certain outfits or hand bags she had on. She would tell me the Salvation Army, A sample store where the clothes cost $1.00, and of course thrift stores. That was crazy to me; I would always listen to her in such amazement as she filled e in on her shopping experiences then showing me what she gained from them. I never new certain department stores donated toys, clothing and home goods to certain thrift store organizations. She almost blue my and the year they bought out the Nintendo ds and she said she bought her son own their for $40.00. Still to this day when walking by any thrift store I cannot understand how she could shop in such a dis-are! Looking through the confusion confused me. Today I was scheduled to go to a little preview of this woman costume jewelry and I ran into the thrift store on 23rd and 3rd ave. I figured I should find some nice high end item in this location so I stopped in to see what was all the whop la other stylist and my friend were talking about. As I walked in I couldn’t really understand the set up. The order of things if any at all. I walked straight to the garments that had the colors that appealed to my senses. So I began picking through the rack of jacket shirts trenches that were in some type of order from color. I ended up where the pinks and reds were located then worked my way to the black. One thing I noticed off the back were that the sizes ranged from 1-6 and some 8 were visible then sparingly a few 10 were in the mix. I saw allot of small and a few mediums but limited large, so this already told me based on location no fat people. but on a positive note I saw allot if top designers such a Fendi , D&G , Prada, Chanel, some J. Crew and other store brands on these racks. Nice picks if it’s in your size. Then I saw the area the shoes were located, they were either very big like 11 or very small like 6, 6.5. But again shoes by Chanel, Prada, Cloe, and some Old Navy, Nine West, and other brands not to familiar with. So now that I began to get comfy with the idea of looking through other peoples unwanted clothing I walked myself over to the counter where they store the jewelry. I must say I was very pleased with how great of a selection they had available. I knew I was on a budget and wanted to stick to that given this was not a part of my plans, any how I proceeded. I saw a few things that caught my eye but a ring one didn’t fit, and a necklace that can be twisted up to look like whatever; I got the gold and silver. Then I walked around a little more and thought to myself I should find a color block selection. Being that when I asked someone who volunteered their how were the clothes arranged learning it was by color. That would have made the search easier for a first timer like myself. So again I walked over to the colors that called to me. I ended up in front of a rack of Pinks, Red and Orange. I found a lovely pencil skirt in Red which is my favorite color and a funky chain that can be worn in any way possible.