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Monday, April 15, 2013

Autism Awareness Nails!

Sorry about the bad cell phone picture, my Canon has been acting up lately.
April is Autism Awareness Month; doing gel nails is more of a hobby for me than it is my full time job. I am a full time University student and I work as a behavioural therapist with four young boys all with autism spectrum disorder. I have been working with children with ASD for four or five years now and I love it. I love the boys I work with, they are each amazing, talented, kind individuals. 

Originally I wanted to have the letters A-U-T     I-S-M on the puzzle pieces, but at the same time, I feel that labeling autism and those with autism can be unfair. Instead I just used the symbolic puzzle pieces, and will explain to those that puzzle pieces are symbolic of autism awareness. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Working with Acrylic Paints - Tatty Bear and Flowers

I've been wanting to start using acrylic paints for designs on my nails for quite some time now, and I'm finally getting the opportunity to practice on myself and some brave clients.
I love working with the paints, and I think I will be able to use them much more extensively in the future. Below are two of my best painting experiences: The tatty bear I actually just did this morning on one of my thumb nails, and I'm in LOVE with it, so cute!
Below that one are some one stroke flowers a client let me practice painting on her for her Cuba trip. I think they look quite beautiful for my first attempt on gel nails.
So excited about expanding these new skills in the future! Hope you like the designs, leave any ideas in the comments!!