Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Becoming A Nail Technician...

How are you today? Good I hope n_nb

Right, so today I had to get maintenance on my acrylics, which was quite a lot as I have been picking at them (so they lifted in areas) and I bit a few off. Two completely came off and one thumb nail had half a tip.

Once I bite one off, it's sort of like I start thinking "ooh! what other ones can I get off!?" and then I do it subconsciously. So before I know it, I've done it again.

I also got them taken off today! *celebration* I was so happy to see that I had little white tips. It looks like they grew quite a bit! Probably just delusional as I haven't seen them for a little while, but who cares, it was a mood lifter :D

But during removal, one of my pinkies were so sore! When my classmate was scraping off the acrylic with a cuticle spoon, it was too sore to touch, made me gasp each time... I usually try to keep little pain experiences to myself, but this one was really tender. Even now its still sore to touch.

Then my tutor wants me to get tip and overlay on tomorrow... That killed me inside, my nails are really tender, barely there, thin as paper, etched to the max, buffed to the max. I really don't want anymore on them but I know my classmates have to learn some-how :(


When my nails are being worked on, they can get really damaged and sore from the classmate doing it... I know it's just because they are being careless and are bored with what they are doing and they don't take what I say on board e.g. what they are doing hurts, mind the cuticle...

I know we are all learning... but jeez, you aren't going to have customers coming back to you if you don't look after them

Lets leave on a positive note... well photo. MAC's Seasonal Peach. Don't worry, it will get pretty photos later and a full review.

This was the day I got my acrylics on, I really love Seasonal Peach and I had many compliments on it n_n


  1. Seasonal Peach is so pretty, and I love the heart design, very adorable ^^

  2. They shouldn't be scraping it off your nails!!!! I have acrylic on my nails at all times and when it is removed my nails are in great condition underneath and never hurt. It should be soaked off in acetone and never removed any other way. I can't believe they are letting you learn things like that.

  3. I understand you not wanting to say anything to them while they are working on your nails, but please speak up! You could end up losing your nail.

  4. I agree with the previous poster. Speak up for yourself. You don't want to have permanent damage done to your nails. Besides the others have to learn the right way. I know I wouldn't stand for that type of treatment. Let your nails have a rest. Let the others be a guinea pig for awhile. Your nails are too beautiful to ruin.

  5. Sorry about your sore nail, hope it goes better tomorrow! The peach is very pretty :)

  6. I agree with the others - you need to speak up if something is hurting you. Your nails are probably uber sensitive right now so it's only fair they take more care.

    When I had acrylics I used to practically cry when they were soaked off and then buffed and filed again - they felt like flimsy little bits of paper and the slightest touch went straight through me. So please say something! And please don't bite them - it'll make your nails more sore.

    Loving the MAC too - really pretty.

  7. Man, I sat here cringing reading your descriptions, I'd have to say I agree with everyone else, please, please be sure to say something, how much damage can a nail take? The peach polish is utterly cute, though!

  8. that's a cute color and that def is mean of your classmates! i wouldn't stick around if it hurt

  9. That is a beautiful color, it's perfect, I bet it's perfect for work. I love the little heart design as well!

  10. its got a french romantic feel to it! are those acrylic nails?


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