|Working on my work area for hobbies|
|All ready to start doing my nails|
|First try using PolyGel. Need some work but a good start.|
I am trying to get my hobby better organized to make practicing easier. My nail stamping polish shelf is held to the wall with magnets Bolted to the angle iron (actually aluminum). I put a clear angle molding to keep the bottles from falling off if we have an earthquake. It is nice to have good lighting and a dedicated work space. I also use it when I work on electronics too.
Prior to getting the PolyGel starter kit, I had been learning to do traditional acrylic nails. I am still low o the learning curve with acrylic. I can do a passable set on myself. However, not something I would post in a nail group. I do post them if I have done stamping. The people in stamping groups are concerned about the nail art and not judging your nails. They are a great bunch of ladies and a few guys like me. PolyGel is awesome! You apply it just like a bead of acrylic but with out the time constraint to get it done before it hardens. PolyGel is workable and stiff enough to stay where you put it. You can take as long as you want. When your happy then you put your nails under the UV or LED lamp. I don't have an LED lamp, so three minutes is the tie they say. My left hand was three minutes, but I did 4 minutes on the right hand. I noticed the underside of the nail wasn't totally cured. I think I will get an LED lamp soon. I have to give polyGel a thumbs up! Now I need to get rid of the lame nail forms that don't stick good and buy some quality ones.