despite everything going on, i still needed to practice for my state board practical exam. this was the last exam that i needed to complete and pass before i can get my license for nail technician. the thing that i was most worried about was the nail sculpt(well and the polish - base, 2 coats of colour, top coat no mistakes in 10minutes or less). we have 20minutes to do a nail sculpt with 1.5 grids in length and with odorless acrylic which takes longer to set up and longer to file and shape because it creates a very rubbery and thick inhibition layer on it. now my nail sculpting isn't bad, or ever was, but given the time and materials...it was smart to practice.
[nail sculpt practice- just using white powder to save the natural that was needed at state board]
and while practicing we had the outer bands of hurricane irene come through:
[these were all taken 5minutes apart in the same spot and no photo editing. my point was to try to capture the rotation in the clouds that was happening. we were lucky that all we had was a lot of wind and rain.]
hurricane irene had no effect on my testing date or time, which was a relief. on the 29th at 6am, my mum and i headed to richmond, va to the testing hotel. i actually saw one of the other girls that i went to school with there which made me really happy! there were about 13 or 15 of us testing, and i walked out of the testing room with a smile on my face and that says A LOT for me. i am such a nervous test taker. i had forgotten how bad i get. but lady fingers came through with me and came out looking pretty good. now i just wait until i get that letter in the mail letting me know how i did. keep your fingers crossed!
[bad photo of lady fingers in the parking lot after state boards. i was excited okay.]