Saturday, October 19, 2013

Smooth Gel Nails

"How do you do the strings? What are they for? And why do you do it?"

Doing nails can be a bit time consuming, especially if you want to do them correctly. Doing a normal set whether it is acrylic or gel, you had to file and buff afterwords to get the nail smooth. But with this technique you don't have to.

Using the string technique allows me to cut back in time and speed up the whole nail process. By placing the strings on the nail exactly where you need them, you can create a smooth and lump-less surface.

But in order to be able to do the strings, you need to have the right gel. The brand doesn't really matter, it's the consistency. The ideal gel has the consistency of honey. You can test out if your gel has the right consistency by dragging a line on the surface of the gel. If it runs back together almost immediately, the gel is too runny. If the gel stays that way for a very long time, the gel is too thick. If the gel self levels in  10-20 seconds, you are good to go.

1 comment:

  1. I love how u do the string technique. I have attempted it and what a mess. My strings look like globs. I guess pratice makes perfect. Keep up the great work!