Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use/share/repin/reblog/alter/change your photos?
You MAY NOT use anything found on this blog for profit. You MAY NOT alter my photos in any way. This includes attempts of cropping or blurring watermarks, or altering the photo to change it's appearance. However, if you would like to share a photo make sure that you link the photo directly back to this blog.
Nails and Nail Care:
Are your nails real?
Yes. They are 100% real.
What do you do to keep your nails so healthy?
I don't do a ton to maintain my nails. I use cuticle oil and I occasionally buff of the ridges near the cuticle to keep my nails smooth.
How do you shape your nails?
I use a glass file to shape my nails and I file them straight across in one direction.
How do you prevent staining?
It's impossible to avoid stains completely if you are an avid polisher. The best way to avoid it is to use a base coat ESPECIALLY if you are using a dark colored or highly pigmented polishes (black, navy, red, etc.)
What base and top coat do you use?
I use a ton of different base and top coats. I don't have a specific favorite.
What polish remover do you use?
I use 100% pure acetone. It removes polish quickly and it is perfectly safe to use as long as you do not ingest it (which I hope you're not doing).
Nail Art: Tools:
What nail art brushes do you use?
I use two different sets of brushes. The first set is a cheap bunch that I purchased at Walmart for a couple dollars. They are standard tiny paint brushes. Nothing special. I am also a HUGE fan of Winstonia brushes.
Where can I get dotting tools?
I purchased my dotting tools from Amazon for less than $5.
Where can I get striping tape?
I purchased mine on Amazon for less than $5.
Is acrylic paint safe for nails?
Yes! Acrylic paint will not harm your nails. Just make sure you use a base coat or a polish underneath it because acrylic paint is very pigmented and it may stain if you apply it directly to the nail. It comes off with regular polish remover. *Make sure you use top coat when using acrylic paint or it will wash off.
What camera do you use for photos and video?
I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with an 18-55mm lens and a Canon PowerShot ELPH 330HS. I also occasionally use my iPhone 4S.
What photo editing software do you use?
I currently use Adobe Photoshop.
How do you get a curved watermark on your photos?
I use Photoshop and I use text along path.
What video editing software do you use?
I use Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.