Gel classes continue! It’s definitely one of those things that looks really easy but is actually quite difficult. I think I’m getting the hang of it, due to a lot of repetition. It seems that the Impossible Dream of the gel nail art world is a pure white gradation. Of course you can do this easily with an airbrush, but doing a perfect clear to white gel gradation is the mark of a very expert gel artist. I didn’t really work on this much, since it’s not something I would wear, but apparently that’s the impressive trick to pull out if you’re having a gel-off with your buddies.
Here’s a little of what I’ve been doing:
Flowers and hearts and pink. Pink and flowers and hearts. “Cute” is definitely a theme here. I’m sure those are popular motifs everywhere, but come on people! Let’s get a little variety here!
Now here’s a little more variety. The left nail is a spooky Halloween tree over a sunset gradation with little bats. I think this disturbed the teacher, so I then did the cute bow French tip so they wouldn’t know how strange I was, then moved onto a marbled tip with rhinestones, and finally, the Turquoise nail! I love this one. In the interest of full disclosure, this is the one done by the teacher. I can’t find the one I did, but it also looks pretty good. I’m going to do a turquoise set and then stick some jewels in it…it needs some metal studs and a little rhinestone or two, don’t you think?