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Post  Jane on Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:20 am

So, let me get this right....I can do this at home, with no UV light?

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I'm sold.  But aside from the popitts or forms what else do I need?  Can someone compile a 'starter kit' list for this?  Need to try it as I think I could actually live with thinner acrylics!! Very Happy


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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:32 am

Wow, this stuff looks fab Jane - I was glued (excuse the pun!) to the vid.
Just from watching it, it seems that you need:
Buffer
cleanser/dehydrator
primer (she used 'no lift', I've read good things about this stuff
Liquid Monomer
Acrylic Powder
Good quality brush
Cuticle remover with a sharpish knifey edge to clean up
Acetone for removal

But no UV light.

Oh, and buckets of steady handed patience!
Looks ideal for a quick broken nail fix, may investigate this stuff further Very Happy 
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Post  Jane on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:48 am

My lovely school friend peaked my interest with her and her Mum doing it:

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I've messaged Nicki now and asked for a list of bits I need and where best to buy but I think I might need to try this. I especially love how she makes her flowers in advance on the forms and then pops them on the finished nails!

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:59 am

I don't think I'd manage the flowers Jane!
Would you mind sharing the list and best-to-buy please Jane? I think I want to play too, but only in case of a breakage (and the fun factor, how sad is that?!).
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Post  Jane on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:07 am

Of course, as soon as I hear from her I'll post. I think I might have to nip down for a cuppa and a lesson lol.

I tore my little finger nail off yesterday (there was blood, lots of blood) and I agree as a patch on a broken nail this would be great. Will let you know.
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:13 am

Very Happy 
Thanks Jane. Sorry to hear about your nail incident, I haven't had one for a while so no doubt now that I've said that............Laughing 
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Post  Jane on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:38 am

I have an answer... Two in fact!

Firstly, Argos do a starter kit. For shorter nails you don't need tips..
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This is very good im told. Not a lot of acrylic powder in it but enough for you to decide if it's something you want to continue to experiment with.

The basics though are this...

Dehydrator
Primer
Cuticle pusher
Acrylic liquid
Acrylic powder
Poppits
Brush

Think I'm going to try the Argos kit and see how it goes for £29.
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:47 am

Thanks Jane. Tesco and Amazon have the kit for the same price too, I'm all for a bit of Amazon free delivery!
I have dehydrator and want to try the 'no lift' primer and have seen forms on eBay so I might make up my own bits'n bobs kit, it may have to wait until I come back from holiday though.
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Post  Wesker on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:48 pm

Oh i think i've got a £5 off a Tesco Direct voucher somewhere, very tempted Smile 
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Post  Jane on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:30 pm

I've been to pick up the kit, looks good and instructions seem nice and clear.  Not sure as I'll do them today as I currently have a small issue with both hands (training a shih tzu pup with razor sharp teeth isn't an easy task, nor is trying to remove a bit of plastic from his mouth) but I will probably write it up on the blog when I'm done so I'll take pics (including savaged hands Embarassed )
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Post  Jane on Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:29 am

Ok, as promised, an update!

First attempt I soaked off. I was struggling with my hands anyway that day so that didn't help at all.  This afternoon I decided to have another go.  I'm not a big fan of french acrylics anyway as the starkness of the white bothers me, so I decided to go for glitter tips. I painted basic white tips with glitter yesterday afternoon. This time I was a lot more patient with the acrylic application and this is the result:

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I can see flaws, many many of them haha, but I'm picky in the extreme.  The whole 'poppits' system is VERY easy and just requires a bit of patience in prepping the nail.
The Argos kit is great for a 'try' but if you want to do this a few times invest in a bigger tub of powder and liquid, the argos stuff won't do many manicures.

I guess the key is practice.  This has inspired me to order a roll of foils as well and I'm going to try and find myself a guinea pig to practise on.
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Post  annita008 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:01 am

Jane wrote:Ok, as promised, an update!

First attempt I soaked off. I was struggling with my hands anyway that day so that didn't help at all.  This afternoon I decided to have another go.  I'm not a big fan of french acrylics anyway as the starkness of the white bothers me, so I decided to go for glitter tips. I painted basic white tips with glitter yesterday afternoon. This time I was a lot more patient with the acrylic application and this is the result:

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I can see flaws, many many of them haha, but I'm picky in the extreme.  The whole 'poppits' system is VERY easy and just requires a bit of patience in prepping the nail.
The Argos kit is great for a 'try' but if you want to do this a few times invest in a bigger tub of powder and liquid, the argos stuff won't do many manicures.

I guess the key is practice.  This has inspired me to order a roll of foils as well and I'm going to try and find myself a guinea pig to practise on.
jane thats really good Very Happy u did a great job
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:08 am

Thanks for the update Jane, they do look rather good! Very Happy 
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Post  Jane on Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:20 am

LoolaBeanbag wrote:Thanks for the update Jane, they do look rather good! Very Happy 
I am impressed. I've ordered "one of those bloody 'orrible freaky fingers" according to Ellie and I'm going to practise. The poppits are so easy to use actually, especially with tips. I think I'm going to order some clear tips and decorate the ends in the same way I've done here because it works quite well.

I'm looking firmly at sons GF as my next victim volunteer hehe
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Post  Linzi on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:56 pm

They look very pretty, well done! Smile
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Post  Babafette on Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:22 am

Jane wrote:I tore my little finger nail off yesterday (there was blood, lots of blood) and I agree as a patch on a broken nail this would be great.  Will let you know.
pale Yuk, you poor thing. Those glitter nails look fab Jane! Very Happy 
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