Learning how to do fake nails

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  1. ten-foot-tryptych

    ten-foot-tryptych half rock, half gas

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    Hi girls :p

    Since I went over to chicken pickin I've been pretty hard on my fore and index finger's nails.

    A few days ago I grabbed some acrylic nails from the dollar shop and stuck them on with superglue.

    Seems like I did the wrong thing! From what I gather, you just glue the tippymostbit to the end of the nail and then backbuild with some kind of gel and cure under a UV lamp. I had no idea.

    Anyone got any tips? I'd prefer to do it myself than go to a salon (not that I'd mind going into a nail salon, but rather to save the $$)
     
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    AdiHughes Sessions, Lessons & Shred

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    I'm not sure, a dovetail joint perhaps? Maybe just superglue it on and file it down with emery cloth? ;)
     
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    Poseidon Mad Butcher

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    I once cut a table tennis ball to shape and glued the piece on with superglue when I broke a nail one day before an important recital...
     
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    ten-foot-tryptych half rock, half gas

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    Yeah, I've heard of people using table tennis balls -- except I'm all out of table tennis balls :beaver:

    BUT! I have ordered a 36w UV lamp and IBD Builder (Hard) Gel from Amazon.

    Seriously, the nail artist vids on Youtube are a rabbit hole which are totally fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
     
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    ten-foot-tryptych half rock, half gas

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    UV lamp has arrived. But the Gel isn't scheduled to come until the 20th...

    Hopefully by that time the acrylic nail I stuck on my rudefinger will have dropped off.
     
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    ScutMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Have you walked the land mine that is unboxing children's toys on YouTube? I'm going through that one with my youngin' right now. Insane.
     
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    ten-foot-tryptych half rock, half gas

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    Yep. Someone who had a 500 quid coupon for Toys R US. Obscene really.
     
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    doctorpaul Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full. Staff Member

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    You seen how many VIEWS they get?
    The generic-Disney-princess channel that my youngest watches gets literally tens of millions of views.
    #Monetised
     
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    Oh yeah, it almost makes me say, "sure go ahead!" when she tells me she wants to post videos on YouTube. Almost.
     

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