Maybelline Nail Wraps

Maybelline Nail Wraps

I was really unsure of whether or not to use nail wraps as I’d heard of so many nightmare stories.  Then I stumbled across these and they were at a bargain price.  So if they didn’t work, it was no odds to me.

The first time I used them, was for a manicure for my daughter as we had no time for gel polish.  Application was a lot easier than I expected and quicker.  No messing round with top coats, just apply, file and away you go.  These have a lovely glossy, textured finish, which finishes of a manicure perfectly.

The next time I used them, I’d been trying to get my toes done for a day but just couldn’t get enough time to sit and do them.  I’ve been using gel polish on my toes for a while now, simply for the durability, my back is bad so the longer I can go between doing my toes, the better.  It was quite late at night, but I knew I had to get them done and it dawned on me how quick they had been to apply to my daughters nails.  I couldn’t quite decide which ones to use, so used a mix of the two packs.  Just as quick and easy applying to the toes as it was to apply to the finger nails and they looked fab!!  I wore them for just over 2 weeks before I decided i wanted a change. i could quite easily got away with a lot longer, had i wanted.

Removal was even quicker.  Simply lift at the edge and peel off.  No residue, no mess.  So much easier and hassle free compared to the process of removing gel or standard polish.

I think the key to using them, for those who have had difficulties, is taking your time and correct preparation of the nail.  Use tweezers when picking them off the backing plastic and placing on the nail, try not to use your fingers.

I’d give these wraps 10/10 on all counts – application, durability, removal and look/finish.  Don’t pass nail wraps by, give them a try, you might surprise yourself!!

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Experience?!?!?!?!

Experience?!?!?!?!

I finally took the plunge and submitted my first piece of coursework a couple of weeks back and received my first certificate on my journey to being a nail technician.  Now to crack on and get the rest done, so that I can decide where to go from there.  Originally, I started all this so that I would be able to return to work after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, as well as others, working from home.  Try as much as I do and still have limited support, so where do I go from here???

I am quite interested in doing some extra courses, so that I can offer more services than just nails.  Lash extensions is high on my list, along with; threading; waxing; brows; few more nail courses to update my skills and possibly, make-up to round it all off.  This may just be the time I need to establish a business and getting things moving properly, fingers crossed.

With everything happening the way it has, I have started looking at the possibility of working in salon, just to make sure I’ve got all my bases covered.  But I have one huge problem when it comes to applying to salons and that is EXPERIENCE.  This is not something that is new to me, its something I’ve never really been able to understand as such.  How can someone gain experience, if nobody is willing to give them a chance??  It doesn’t make sense to me whatsoever.  I fully understand that some salons are mega busy, but I think some people tend to forget that everyone has to start somewhere and once upon a time, the salon owner and staff, would all have been in my boat.  What would it take for someone to say “we have two afternoons where we’re a bit quieter, would that be of any use??  Just so we can see what you can do??”  Or at least have a private meeting so that you could display some of your skills.

Does anyone have any pointers??