Instagram Induced Career Envy

Nearly every single day I pick up my phone, open the Instagram app, mindless scroll through a slew of nail posts, freely double tapping on anything my eyes find appealing all the while feeling inferior and depleted. Attach this behaviour with splash of anxiety, a dash of self doubt and a spray of FOMO then… Continue reading Instagram Induced Career Envy

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From UV to LED

Its officially I’ve crossed over to the bright side. From the start of my nail / gel journey I have had my CND UV lamp, it has been replaced once due to the fan not working but its been my staple item of kit from the start.  Clients had got used to the machine and… Continue reading From UV to LED

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Various ways to be an artist

Spending an hour with someone every 2 weeks while touching them physically and sitting in close range of their personal space is one of the most intimate ways to get to know someone. I have clients with varied professions from Office Mangers to Social Workers.  One client last week told me a story that warmed… Continue reading Various ways to be an artist

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Nail Art Trends – Stamping

Stamping is becoming the new go to for all types of nail designs. Initial thoughts are that skilled nail artist could free hand most of the stamping nail plate designs. The reality is YES you can free hand the patterns which is a more personal, professional, artistic touch but stamping is time efficient, clean, crisp… Continue reading Nail Art Trends – Stamping

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Pure Vitamin D

As a small experiment, I decided to go on holiday (where there was predicted 32 degree heat) without my nails painted…. oh the horror!! Every nail technician is aware that summer time = busy time.  Brits flock to hotter places with coral coloured finger nails, the infamous secret toes that are covered all year round… Continue reading Pure Vitamin D

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Nailing Mental Health

Nailing Mental Health is awesome!! Nails and mental health are 2 things that I hold at the highest level of importance in my world and here’s why. In 2013 I experienced a full mental breakdown.  I lost everything that I was and mentally lived in an extremely dark place.  The problem with living in the… Continue reading Nailing Mental Health

Nail Art Trends – Chroming

Chroming, Ombre, Stamping, Water marblling, just some of the trends of the past 2 years. The biggest of the year is chroming, its on every youtube channel its on every instagram page and initially I wasn’t a fan, as you can get the look from polishes no? I did my nail professional duty and bought… Continue reading Nail Art Trends – Chroming

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My 1st Bridal Party

2016 has started in 6th gear and im loving it. I have just performed 5 gel manicures on a bridal party, including the bride, over a two day period and it was a fantastic experience. When women hear the word bride we tend to assume the world zilla will be at the end.  With a… Continue reading My 1st Bridal Party