Onycholysis

Loosing a toe nail options:- Trauma/Injury or Fungal Infection The loss of any nail is upsetting whether its a break to your newly grown natural fingernails, a possible “ping off” of a nail extension or a loss of a nail from the toe, there is always a flood of emotion.  Anger, fear or maybe disappointment but… Continue reading Onycholysis

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October 2014 to October 2015

One year on and look how far I have come. The journey to setting out onto the nail roads as I call it, was one that made me feel nervous and excited at the same time.  Going into an industry which I am unfamiliar with other than occasionally being on the receiving end of a… Continue reading October 2014 to October 2015

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Professional Beauty North

As this is my 1st full year of working inside the beauty industry I did not expect to be invited to the Professional Beauty North as a VIP  but it happened! NSI requested that I attend as one if their VIP’s and I was very grateful.  The first day of the event was my birthday… Continue reading Professional Beauty North

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CND Brisa Lite

In the nail world soak off gel extensions are a god send.  This is because gel extensions are normally made of a hard buff off compound which is hard work when it comes to removal.  Soak off gel gives you the ease to wrap them up like your shellac polish and… off they come. I… Continue reading CND Brisa Lite

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I won!!

YYYYYYAAAAAAYYYYY My favourite and only form of social media… Instagram, has proved to me that it really is the best thing ever! The Beauty Guild were running a competition on Instagram asking people to enter by liking their picture and then commenting underneath.  The winnings prize was the entire Venice OPI Collection.  The requested comment underneath… Continue reading I won!!

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Press On Nails

I have finally made a start on my press on nail design collection.  It has been on my to do this for a long time. I initially ordered the nails months ago and started to plan which nails I would create for sale.  I was extremely excited about getting the creation process up and running.… Continue reading Press On Nails

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Top Coat

Important Information for anyone starting out. Its not going to be the usual “important information” like ensure you do a client consultations before treatment or have up to date Public Liability Insurance or even something simple like make sure you are seated correctly when performing a services.  It’s stock up on top coat!!! Top coats… Continue reading Top Coat

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Conversion Courses

The world of nails is very complex and extremely interesting one.  With so much to learn and so many different products to use, the industry provide you with conversion courses in order for you to get certificated in specific branded products.  I did a large amount of research on what products or brands are viewed/tried/tested… Continue reading Conversion Courses

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OPI Natural Nail Strengthener

Howdy ladies, When we see things on the shelves that offer us everything we want from a product we scramble for our purses and hope that the purchase alone will give us the result that was offered. I have test run a product that is hugely appealing to most women, OPI Natural Nail Strengthener .… Continue reading OPI Natural Nail Strengthener

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“Powder” Gel

Informative Post Alert! Over the past 3 months I have had multiple encounters with clients who either wanted their extensions removed or had an extension removal and then required a manicure treatment.  When questioning them further with regards to what type of extensions they had on, I was shocked to hear very similar stories. The lovely ladies… Continue reading “Powder” Gel

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Left Hand Drive

Dare I call something an issue….. I love both my hands the same but like most humans my left hand tends to betray me when it comes to following the directions my brain gives it.  It has been said that I have the patience of a Saint but it seems this only applies when im… Continue reading Left Hand Drive

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Specialist Art Supplies

Just like my last post this one relates to the purchase of products (embarrassed face) I promise I don’t have a problem. The world of nail art can be wonderful, although the main problems when getting to the finished product is mess and minimal time wasted.  Every tool that is available helps us in tiny ways… Continue reading Specialist Art Supplies

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Nail Polish Addiction

Its official im a nail polish addict!! Fresh from a shopping trip at Salon Services I have returned with 5 OPI Polishes.  So why am I firing up the computer to look for more colours to purchase?  Lucky human beings are blessed with a maximum of 10 finger nails but yet 10 colours in your nail… Continue reading Nail Polish Addiction

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Building Your Nail Business

I have been doing a large amount of reading over the past few days on big brand nail websites, nail magazines handbooks and a good old fashioned Google search.  After a serious overload early hours this morning, I chose to sleep on it hoping the information that stood out in the morning would be most important.  I… Continue reading Building Your Nail Business

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Nail Art Competition

My very 1st Nail Art Competition!!! It has been one of the funniest experiences in my nail journey.  The competition I entered was created by Nail Harmony Gelish and Morgan Taylor in connection with the new collection of colours, inspired by the Disney Cinderella movie due to be released in cinemas this week.  The rules consisted of… Continue reading Nail Art Competition

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The Male Pedicure

Possibly the most unattractive part of a man could be his feet.  They endure trainers, a range of sports activities and sometimes some questionable dance moves.  The pedicure is no longer only for women it is now a staple part of male grooming.  Cutting the nail correctly to ensure comfort in tight footwear is the most… Continue reading The Male Pedicure

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The Perfect Nail Picture

Matte top coat , what nail dreams are made of

Of all the client pictures I have taken this one has got to take the winning trophy. The hands are my 16 year old sister, who is suupper kool and trendy. Her hands are decorated with a beautiful henna design, which is the new must have feature to every girls hand. She also chose an… Continue reading The Perfect Nail Picture

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