#1. Look at each Ball before Placing it. Each Ball must look like a Pearl. If not, throw it away.
#2. The Brush marks have to disappear within 3 seconds after you place the ball, or the ball is too dry. If so, wipe it off and pick up another ball.
#3. Patting the Free-edge ball into shape creates the foundation of the nail. When the foundation is strong, the nail will be strong and not break.
#4. The #1 Free-edge Ball needs to be a large enough ball to do the whole free-edge.
#5. The #2, #3 & #4 Balls are applied to the nail bed. They are small wet balls and they are stroked.
#6. When the Nail Bed product (#2, #3 & #4 balls) is applied wet, it will adhere better than when applied dry. Too dry causes lifting. (Because it will not flow into the hills &
valleys you etched with the 100-grit T.T. Purple Terminator file.)
#7. Stroking the #2, #3 & #4 balls will make the cuticle area thin and leave the nail smooth.
#8. More liquid makes a smooth nail.
#9. If the ball looks powdery (too dry), wipe it off.
#10. Use the Black Deep Ceramic Dish for liquid. It is easier to see the liquid when it gets cloudy and contaminated, and you will get better consistency.
#11. Clean brush after every client. Dip brush into T.T. Brush Cleaner, wipe, dip into liquid, wipe. A clean brush makes a prettier ball. (If the acrylic has hardened in the brush, leave it in T.T. Brush Cleaner up to 15 minutes.) If the brush bristles are bent or split, run under hot water and the bristles will become straight.