Hey you guys!! Welcome back to my Blog, that actually does exist haha, I have just been incredibly busy and haven’t had a spare minute to get any content together, but thankfully I’m back and it feels SO GOOD. OMG! I have some fab news to share with you all, I am an official columnist in Scratch Magazine for 2019!! Eeeekkkk – which means each month you can check out my tips and tricks in the mag, you know I’m totally going to be saving every single copy! You can subscribe here! I am so thankful for such a fabulous opportunity, so first off a HUGE thank you to the team at Scratch for having me.
Let’s start off by getting to know me a little more, after all you’ll be seeing a lot more content published after this and it’s always good to get the know the Nail artist behind the tips, tricks and fabulous info, right?
My name is, Lorna Andrews aka Ninja Nail Fairy, I’m 26 years old, and located in the UK. If you follow me on You (along as I can keep up with a solid schedule ofofcoursecourse). I have been a Nail tech for 6 years now and started up after having my first baby – I am originally self taught – but I’ll save the details for another blog post. After learning nails was my passion, I figured I wanted to be able to spend as much time as I could with my son and nails was perfect as I could work in the evenings. Once my boy started nursery I ventured into a salon and worked there for two years, I LOVED the buzz of a busy salon and how friendly everyone was – I was constantly back to back with clients and it was amazing. If I wasn’t servicing clients I was constantly changing my own nails or practicing, you know how it is when you first start out and you literally can not get enough of creating nails, not to mention buying a million and one nail products – I literally re did my nails every other day- even now I can’t last more than a week with the same set, but with being so busy I don’t get to do them quite as often. The addiction and passion is real, and if you know, you know.
This past year I have entered a few photographic and boxed nail competitions and have LOVED every minute of it. The whole process is such a huge learning curve, I highly recommend entering some if you ever see any open up. Most of them do have a small fee, usually around £20 – £30 per entry. I won 3rd place and voters choice in my first competition and in my second one I won first place, which means I got a sparkly trophy YAY! 3rd place and Voters choice 🙂 , I was super freaking happy. Here is some of my editorial style work below, showcasing makeup, nails, photography and re touching by me. The competitions that I have entered in the past are here Professional Beauty Nail Championships, there are so many others too, if you guys want me to source and do a full post on competitions then let me know I’d be more than happy to put that together for you.
Gonna be a Teacher ya know….
I have recently completed my Award in Education and Training Award so hope to offer 1-2-1 design course in the new year. This is something I really want to do and it’s something that’s going to take me to the next level. I’m not going to lie I’m pretty anxious about this and nervous as to what my students will think in the early stages as I will be still ‘learning’ how to teach as such, you know, finding my feet and methods that I feel suit best. But it’s is 100% something I will be doing this year!! So anyone wanting 1 2 1 design classes in Acrylic nail then let me know as my first lot of 1 2 1 sessions will be heavily discounted until I feel comfortable with everything I am doing 🙂
A Brand is Born….
I am 120% passionate about nails, especially acrylic and glitter. I have a great eye for mixing my own glitter cocktails and creating stunning combinations. So that’s where Glitter Planet was born. Glitter Planet is my own brand that me and my husband own, providing a high quality Acrylic system Nail Mate, fabulous nail glitters and other accessories and tools. I have just Launched our acrylic line Nail Mate which you can view here the response to our system has been incredible, you should check it out if you get a spare minute. I am feeling so humbled and blessed by the support within the Industry.
Thank-you so much for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about me. And please always remember you are BOMB.COM, Lit AF. Don’t ever let anyone tell you any different. You’ve got this.