This particular customer of mine always opts for an express manicure (just shape and polish, no cuticle work) with normal nail polish. Her reference pictures for her nail art designs are usual gel art manicures, so I sometimes have to tell her that some things just don’t turn out the same when done in gel vs done in normal polish… but luckily, this time the difference was very minimal.
It took a lot of layering and blending (I used 10 different nail polishes to get this look) to get this result…
And I don’t know how she does it, but she can get her manicures (normal polish) to last up to three weeks… with crystals all intact.
I had a lot of trouble getting good shots today – I’m totally clueless about DSLR photography and it looks like I’m going to have to spend a lot more time reading up and playing with the camera!