In this edition of ‘Ask The Expert,‘ we catch up with Aimee Link, the professional nail technician behind the Instagram account @allnailss. Here, Aimee discusses her role as a Glitterbels ambassador, as well as her favourite nail tools and products. At 18 years old, Aimee didn’t start out with the intention of becoming a nail technician; however, she always enjoyed doing her own nails, and her passion grew from there.
“It only occurred to me to get qualified in gel polish when my eyelash technician asked me who did my nails. When she told me to get trained, I booked it immediately.
Soon after, we went into the first lockdown, which was a blessing in disguise as I practised every day in lockdown and built my social media following up. As soon as we could work again in England, I had clients at the door”.
Why did you choose to become a Glitterbels ambassador?
Around this time last year, I switched over to the Glitterbels system, and ever since I did, my dream was to become an ambassador for the brand. To be honest, I didn’t think it would happen as I still felt so new in the industry, but I think social media helped me a lot.
What are your top 5 tools/products?
Without including the basics (Dehydrator, Acid-free Primer, Basecoat, Rubber topcoat), it would probably be the following products…
Do you have any tips for those that are new to the Glitterbels product range?
The first thing I would say is to make sure you get the basics and the lamp. Then start with your core colours depending on the time of year; if you’re starting around now, some great gel polishes for autumn are Green Queen, Sangria and Romance me. I would also say to join the support group on Facebook and follow @Glitterbels on social media to get an idea of the colours.
Is Glitterbels Gel Polish easy to soak off?
The gel polish from Glitterbels is so easy to soak off! I can usually soak it off in about 20-25 minutes. My top tip is to file off as much of the product you can, which will save you lots of time! There’s a great video on the Glitterbels YouTube channel showing this by Nicola Bishop.
What lamp can I use with Glitterbels Gel Polish?
I would 100% recommend using the Glitterbels UV lamp; it is chargeable and will last me a full day of clients, so it is perfect for mobile nail techs. It is always recommended to use the same lamp as your gel system.
Can Glitterbels Gel Polish be used for nail art?
Glitterbels gel polishes are amazing for nail art; I always tell people they’re great for mixing colours too! I think I’ve probably done a French tip set with every colour of gel polish by now, but yes, the formula is perfect for nail art.
What sets Glitterbels apart from its main competitors?
The main thing that sets Glitterbels apart from its main competitors in the community around the product. Annabel and Elliott are lovely first of all, but there is a real family feel, especially in the Glitterbels Support Group on Facebook (join if you haven’t already!!)