I completely reorganized my nail area, including downsizing my light box. Then I promptly destroyed said organized nail area while working on a few projects. Then, on a whim, I decided I needed to sculpt a full set of gel nails on myself. I mean, heck, why not, right?
It's a completely new shape for me, but I kind of love it. They feel so...fancy! lol I sculpted them with Tuff Enuff Nails Poly Gel in clear and then added some soak off gel polish to finish them off. They ended up a little thicker than I like...I forgot to account for the added thickness from the gel polish. The polish is Madam Glam Navy Blue with Cuccio Roller Skate on top. The shift is awesome! The accent nail is Madam Glam Shimmer White with a few added crystals for that extra glamorous effect. I haven't worn makeup all week, but my nails are fabulous!
I don't know how long I'll keep them this shape. Honestly, typing is difficult with this length and I can't easily unlatch my kid's car seat. Bless his heart, there have been two times so far that I thought he was stuck for good. If I keep up these almonds, I might have to replace his seat with one that has an easier latch button! What do you think? Stick with the almonds? Or go back to square? Either way, they're here to stay for a few weeks at least.
Ok, so onto the rest of the update. I've been working on some designs for the Tuff Enuff Nails booth at the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies next weekend (July 12th). I'm super excited to be attending and even more excited that I will be doing nail art demos with Poly Polish along side Brenda at her booth. And maybe a little nervous, but what the heck. If you're attending the show, please stop by and say hi! Here are a few of the designs I put together for people to check out while browsing by. All of the art is done with TEN Poly Polish mixed with acrylic paint (Poly Polish is a hard gel that turns any polish, pigment, or even paint into hard gel polish). I'm really loving this product. It has the artistic flexibility of acrylic paint but cures so there's no risk of the paint causing issues like it can with gel.
I have a lot more to do before the event, and I've been focused on that this week. Plus I noticed that my galleries hadn't been updated since March! Shame on me! I'm working on that too. The nail art gallery is up to date now (minus this entry) and the swatch galleries are half way there. I'm hoping to have that done before the end of the weekend.
Oh, and I finally have business cards! Or I will by the end of next week. This is something I've been putting off for a while because I'm really horrible at designing stuff like that. So I broke down and hired a designer to do it for me. Aren't they adorable? Yes, I blurred out my phone number. Nothing personal...but this is the internet. I get enough telemarketing calls without putting my number out there for the world to see. lol I also added a black frame since the white card blends into my white space in my background.
Whew. My brain is running a thousand miles an hour right now and my nails can't keep up. I'll still be around on Facebook and Instagram and will be sure to share updates from the show next weekend, so stay tuned for those! After the show, I'll go back to my regular posting schedule. Oh, and I have new plates to show you as well as a new Bundle Monster Speed Gel collection, but those will be after the show. Again, if you're planning to be at the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies, stop by and see me at the Tuff Enuff Nails booth!
It's storming here and the lightening is pretty bad, so I'm going to wrap this up before I lose power again. :)