Hope you have all had a great week?! Mine has been crazy busy - which I like, but looking forward to a chilled weekend :)
This blog update is using OPI's Axxium Soak Off Gel Lacquers and Soak Off Overlay Gel. I have also used white tips. I thought I should give them a full test run and as I have a wedding to go to on Sunday I thought I would do them in advance to see how the wear as I will not have time to soak them off before! I have used tips as Axxium SOG is not strong enough to sculpt, I broke my thumb nail, and it also made it easier for the French finish, as I was in a bit of a rush and didn't want to have to deal with smile lines!!
I am also using the new Silver Glitter that was brought out a few months back. It also comes in gold, and does have some lovely holographic pieces. I have not done it justice with applying it to the tip alone, it really is very lovely!!
The only trouble I had was building an arch with the overlay gel, this could partly be because I was doing them on myself and can never get my brush angles right! The nail shape is not as good as if I were doing on a client, but I hope this gives you a good idea of how the system works - this follows on from my encasing post a few months back!
I will keep you posted with how they wear!
Have you tried Axxium SOG yet?!
For these nails I used: Base, Overlay Gel, White Well-less tips, Princesses Rule, Silver Glitter and Top Sealer.
I prepped and dehydrated my nails
I sized and prepped tips
Applied tip with adhesive
Cut and shaped tips
Applied base gel
I love my performance tips - so thin!!!
Applied overlay gel
Refined shape and sanitised ready for the colour
Applied first coat of Princesses Rule - a cute shimmery pink
Applied Silver Glitter to the white free edge
I applied another layer of Princesses Rule because I like it and then sealed the nails with top sealer