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Thursday, July 7, 2011

What I learned at the Kiss Nails Webinar

Last week, I participated in my very first webinar. It was presented by Kiss Nails.

 Two Everlasting French kits were selected. Everlasting French Pearl was featured. The other kit selected was Everlasting French Design.
This is the Everlasting French Design I bought some time ago when it first came out.

The difference with Everlasting French Pearl is that Pearl is not a bright white compared to their other Everlasting French full cover nails. The Pearl has a more subtle look to it. The packaging is changing from the white with red accent to a Cabernet color.

How to Apply the Nails:

  • Put a cloth down before applying the nails to catch any glue that might drip out.
  • Line up the nails according to the sizes you select.
  • Have manicure stick (that comes with the kit) handy to remove any excess glue that seeps out from the sides of the nails.
  • Clean natural nails with acetone
  • Apply glue to artificial nail. BE GENEROUS  <<<That was stressed over and over. Be generous with the glue. The more glue, the better the nail will adhere and hold, and eliminate air bubbles.
  • Apply glue to natural nail.
  • Starting at cuticle, place artificial nail onto natural nail. Hold by the tab of the nail (if the nail comes with a tab) for about 10 seconds. Press gently on nail bed if you feel you must. But it doesn't seem to be necessary because the glue is drying quickly together. Pressing hard on the nail bed can cause air bubbles because you are squeezing the glue out the sides.
  • Either wait to remove all the tabs after all the nails or glued, or wait until next nail is glued, then go back to nail before that one and bend the tab off. Do not twist the tab off. Try not to jar the nail too much, while the glue drying completely.
I followed these steps with the nails I'm currently wearing, and I don't see any air bubbles this time.
Sneak peek of tomorrow's post

Using a generous amount of glue on the artificial nail, and the natural nail, not pressing the nail bed, and allowing the glue to dry before removing the tabs seems to be the key to avoiding air bubbles.

If you try these tips, or have any of your own, let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by...


Olivia C. said...

That's really interesting!
I tried artificial nails some time back and could NOT get rid of air bubbles! So that's really interesting. I'm amazed at how perfect your nails always look.

Kay said...

Oh thanks Olivia, you're sweet! Yeah, I'm glad they came out looking better this time. I just wish I'd been invited to a webinar years ago, when I was trying to figure this all out, and every time, getting air bubbles.

Glad you stopped by!

thalie said...

I now wish I had attended. I received an e-mail invite and didn't know how helpful it would be. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kay said...

Hi Thalie! I wasn't sure what to expect, but they answered my questions, so that was good.

Let me know if these tips help you the next time you glue on the nails.

Thanks for stopping by!

zillah1199 said...

Wow - I'm so glad I found this - I always get such awful bubbles I've avoided french style nails. Now I'm excited to try them again, hopefully bubble-free!

Kay said...

Hi zillah1199! I was so happy to read your comment.

I avoided the french tip styles too because I was so discouraged.

I hope what I've learned helps you. Let me know how it goes with the nails.

Thanks for stopping by!

PS: Thanks for subscribing too!

Angie Ballard said...

It worked really GREAT for Me!!!!! THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH!!!!! :-D :-D

Kay said...

Glad to know these tips helped you Angie. Thanks for commenting!

Jaricanlady M said...

So glad I found your post! Needed to do my nails in a hurry and without the annoying bubbles. My nails turned out great thanks to your tips. Thanks for sharing the knowledge, it truly was a great help! Be ever blessed! Mimi

MsElla Valentine said...

THANKS!!! I have has issues with air bubbles for years even though I LOVE press on nails! I will practice this going forward. :)

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