Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Make-up

I had a fun time doing some Halloween make-up this morning, it's fun to dress up outside of the normal day-to-day. Pictured here are a sugar skull, spider queen, and a candy skull. I always think it would be fun to be a movie make-up artist, the ability to create creatures and watch it come to life would be so much fun, but I think you would need to live in Hollywood to make a career like that, so I will satisfy my creativity with a little local special effects make-up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Northwest Nail Retreat!!

This is my second year attending the northwest nail retreat, and my experience was just as amazing as the first time I went! The camp is located on Vashon Island in Seattle. It is surrounded by woods, water, and lots of wild life. It is just beautiful!

I got the chance to compete in my first nail competition, it was scary putting my work out in front of over a hundred of my peers, but I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone because I learned so much! My co-worker Terrie was my model, and I placed 13th in the novice category. I think I did well for my first competition, and most importantly, I learned a lot from it.

I took many different classes and learned to improve some of my techniques for my clients, which is so important to me. Some of the teachers really stood out and I am going to be incorporating their training. Vickie Peters taught a Master Gel Polish Class and taught techniques to keep gel polish from lifting which is so great, because as gel polish has grown in popularity, it is important to learn and grow with our products to offer our clients the very best service. Another exciting thing was that I became certified in IBX. I learned about this great product last year at camp, and I've been working with it since then, but now I know I can actually help to fix my clients peeling, and or ridged nails and all different kinds of damage to the nail plate. I can't wait to attend more camps in the future, because I had such a blast and I truly love nails!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


It's that time of year, for the 12's to show some Seahawk pride! We are having fun with some brightly colored clip-in hair extensions, where them game day, or anytime. Easy to put in or remove. Lots of fun, and starts up some great conversations.