The idea of sculpting really intimidated me. To sculpt, you apply a nail form to the finger, shape it, and then create a full nail length using only polymer (acrylic powder). Then you lightly file to smooth it out.

Here is my first set of tip overlays for the week. I used the Ishihara test look to spell out “Love” for Valentine’s Day!

My instructor asked me to try a tip overlays with a bit more length, so go big or go home, right?!

Here is my first attempt at a pink and white sculpt. After the form was applied, I began by forming the tip with my white polymer. Once I was happy with that portion, I added my translucent pink polymer to the top and lightly blended it.

Here’s my first full set of pink and white sculpts!

My second set is looking a little better!!

After trying my reusable nail forms, I wanted to give the disposable ones a shot. The look of these on the nail cracks me up!

Here’s my sculpt before filing and shaping.

And here’s the finished product!!

I added my pink jelly to the top of the nail for more of a traditional look.
I’m really enjoying learning so many new things! I can’t wait to see what next week will bring!

I hope you enjoyed! Happy Painting!