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Nail Care & Manicures: artificial nail application, nail systems, artificial nail
nail systems, artificial nail, nails: I m sorry but i m against stick on nails, besides this can not be considered a nail system, so i regret to inform that i can not help. Sorry i couldn t be more of assistance. Sorry for taking longer than usual to reply but i ve been having some problems...

Nail Care & Manicures: artificial nail discoloring, acrylic nails, hair stylist
acrylic nails, hair stylist, gel uv: Dear Bree, One option is to request of your technician that she apply a Uv top coat or UV Gel sealant over your nails to protect them from staining. Another alternative is to switch to UV Gel (beware of salons falsely claiming that they have uv gel, uv...

Nail Care & Manicures: arylic lifting, nail systems, nail plate
nail systems, nail plate, application problem: You are right, if acrylic is lifting after only 2 days there is certanly a problem, if it isn t you (if you didn t pick or bite at nails, or if you didn t expose them to harsh consitions) this should be your techs fault. There is also a possibility for some...

Nail Care & Manicures: Bad Acrylic Job, nails co, pure acetone
nails co, pure acetone, local trading: hi natasha Where did you have these done, are you in the UK? Was it a reputable salon? Im sure you are well within your rights to phone and complain or go in and get your money back, check with your local Trading standards authority? A last resort is just...

Nail Care & Manicures: Bad habit, professional manicure, nasty habit
professional manicure, nasty habit, bad habit: Lily~ Yes, JUST SAY NO! STOP that nasty habit! It is very very bad for you! It introduces the worst germs imaginable into your mouth! That alone should be enough to stop! BUT! Remember what you are doing is a habit, and it takes 21 days to create a habit and...

Nail Care & Manicures: Bad nail job, methyl methacrylate mma, worst case scenario
methyl methacrylate mma, worst case scenario, fake nails: Oh Emily. Bad Job, no kidding. First of all never, ever let a technician remove your nails that way. It can cause permanent damage to your nail bed. Meaning permanent deformities. I m sure your fine! That is worst case scenario. Don t want to scare you. Your...

Nail Care & Manicures: Base color of LCN Gel Nails, gel nails, natural nails
gel nails, natural nails, french manicure: Well, i m pretty sure that LCN makes this gel, but there are other brands. Sometimes the nail tech can also obtain this color by mixing colored gels but it s harder to duplicate the color that way. Even thow this look is very pretty keep in mind, since the...

Nail Care & Manicures: BIO GEL NAILS, uv gel nails, biosculpture
uv gel nails, biosculpture, dear diana: Dear Diana, With regards to the term bio gel nails , two things come to mind. A) Did you get the brand biosculpture of gel put on OR B) did you get scammed by an NSS salon claiming to put that on your nails? Was powder used at any point in...

Nail Care & Manicures: Big toe nail fungal, fake nails, toe nails
fake nails, toe nails, nail tech: To have a custom nail made you should visit a very experienced nail tech that works with acrylic, then she will coat the nail with cuticle oil and perform the aplication over the nail, once the acrylic is set it can easily be removed thanks to the oil, then...

Nail Care & Manicures: Biosculpture Nails, biosculpture nails, dear daphne
biosculpture nails, dear daphne, biosculpture gel: Dear Daphne, This is the bio site for TRUE biosculpture gel: http://www.biosculpturegel.com/ Their gel is one of the very few (about 3 or 4?) that can truly be soaked off. However, do note that they do not sell their products in bulk, and only in their...

Nail Care & Manicures: Biosculpture nail discoloration, gel enhancements, solvent proof
gel enhancements, solvent proof, gel nails: You need to check with your tech -just in case for the exact product information. Most gel enhancements are solvent proof, so you can take a bit of polish remover and the stains should come right off. But if they are soak-off gels, that wouldn t be a good...

Nail Care & Manicures: Biting & Acrylic Nails, natural nails, acrylic nails
natural nails, acrylic nails, nail biter: Hi again Deb! I just wanted you to know, that acrylic doesn t ruin your nails, a bad technician does. At no point while getting your nails done, should it hurt. No damage should be done to your nails. Go here for ideas on finding a good technician: ...

Nail Care & Manicures: Bitten Nails, bitten nails, how to stop biting my nails
bitten nails, how to stop biting my nails, sculptured nails: Hi Lisa~ The best thing that I can tell you is to STOP! It is a nasty dirty habit that brings a lot of horrible germs into your body by way of your mouth! Not to mention how it looks when you are biting your nails! BUT, remember that it takes 21 days...

Nail Care & Manicures: Black streaks under solar nails, solar nail, nail bed
solar nail, nail bed, black streaks: Usually black streaks under the nails is trapped blood much like a bruise. Do you remember having any trauma occoured to your nails? If this is the case it will grow oout with the nail. If this isn t the case, and if if doesn t grow out i would advise you...

Nail Care & Manicures: BRITTLE NAILS, creative nail design, brittle nails
creative nail design, brittle nails, dermatoligist: Hi Em~ First I think I would see a dermatoligist, if it is as constant as you say. That way you can rule out anything else that it may me. Second, you did not mention how you maintain your nails? What is your regimine? You should have a weekly manicure if...

Nail Care & Manicures: Brisa U.V. Gel enhancements, brisa gel, gel enhancements
brisa gel, gel enhancements, long term investment: Hi Denise- I recommend sticking with the Brisa Lamp.The reason for this is from personal experience, I used a lamp from one system and a different gel system. The results were varied and once I switched to the proper light any troubleshooting I had vanished....

Nail Care & Manicures: Broken acrylic nail, acrylic nail, band aid
acrylic nail, band aid, glue: You should desifect it very carefuly and then if you have pharmaceutical grade glue (Ethylcyanoacrylate) apply one or two drops to the crack, if you don t have this type of glue don t cover with anything, not even with a band-aid. Go to your nail tech for...

Nail Care & Manicures: bad acrylics, solar tips, nail plate
solar tips, nail plate, professional nail: The problem not only lies with the salon, but also the products they were using. Solar Nails is in fact a marketing scheme used in Non Standard Salons to make them sound more professional- The REAL Solarnail is a liquid and powder system created and patented...

Nail Care & Manicures: bad fill in job, need help please., acrylic nails, fillin
acrylic nails, fillin, nss: Dear Cindy The lines are likely due to her not removing all of the lifted product and blending properly before applying new product for the refill. It sounds to me like either an unqualified technician, a newly trained technician not yet perfected her...

Nail Care & Manicures: bad nails, acrylic nails, prenatal vitamins
acrylic nails, prenatal vitamins, nail tip: From what i ve heard from you i would think you weren t very lucky with your nail techs. Sometimes lifting ocurs but should never be such a nasty thing, and as for peeling the nails off.. Well that is just pure sadism... Since your nails are quite fragile...

Nail Care & Manicures: beauty school, natural nails, natural nail
natural nails, natural nail, beauty schools: I can not speak for individual schools. At the school that I attended, they did not offer such services. Students had to bring a friend or family member in for their test runs so to speak. If a school near you offers such services at a reduced price,...

Nail Care & Manicures: best acrylic products, acrylic nail kit, charity fundraiser
acrylic nail kit, charity fundraiser, direction drills: bless you for knowing the difference between a nail artist and the rest. where are you based and i will try to guide you in the right direction. drills and hand files can do equal damage in inexperienced hands, so your experiences are not unusual. if you...

Nail Care & Manicures: best for natural nails, nails co, natural nails
nails co, natural nails, thin fabric: H Stacie, Silk is a thin fabric that is cut and applied to the nail and then covered in 3 layers of resin, what you are describing sounds very much like a quick method thats called tip and dip, where your finger is dipped in powder, tapped and coated with...

Nail Care & Manicures: best type of artifical nails, creative nail design, artifical nails
creative nail design, artifical nails, nail enhancements: Lydia~ You have so many wonderful options! But you must make sure that you are going to a licensed nail technician that has great references, especially in the media that you are looking for...nail enhancements. I would suggest you call the following numbers...

Nail Care & Manicures: What is best?, nail enhancements, natural nails
nail enhancements, natural nails, acetone: If you are pending towards enhancements i would recommend either acrylic or fiberglass because they can be removed by soaking in acetone thus making the removal a little bit easier than gel that has to be filed off. If you choose a good nail tech (avoid discount...

Nail Care & Manicures: bio gel nails, bio sculpture nails, gel nails
bio sculpture nails, gel nails, nail techs: hi maureen firstly, i hope your loveing spain, its a gorgeous place to spend a lot of time! i dont use bio sculpture nails, but if i can direct you to www.thesalongeek.com which is a website for nail techs beauticians and hairdressers. it is a professional...

Nail Care & Manicures: brisa as opposed to ibd and smile lines, polymer powder, smile line
polymer powder, smile line, brisa gel: Dear Sandra, I don t think the Brisa machine is a bad machine, i never worked with it but i am sure it s good enough. Remember that you always replace your bulbs after 3000hr. There is no diffirents in the light but with old bulbs the gel will not cure. ...

Nail Care & Manicures: brisa, brisa gel, drying machine
brisa gel, drying machine, sculpting gel: You should use the UV light belonging to the gels you are using, IB cure with a different light wattage then brisa. You you mean which product i think are superior, i must say i never worked with brisa even thow I ve heard very nice thing about it, but i do...

Nail Care & Manicures: brittle nails, nail hardeners, false nails
nail hardeners, false nails, brittle nails: Hi Carole. Well, most nail hardeners contain formeldehyde or tourmalene which dry out the nail in order to make them harder. This can be self defeating because drying them out makes them even more brittle! I recommend using Creative Solar Oil once a day before...

Nail Care & Manicures: brittle nails, manicures and pedicures, brittle nails
manicures and pedicures, brittle nails, nailbed: Hi Lana~ I have seen this problem several times and it is usaually caused by some type of trauma to the nail. Sometimes it happpens as we get a little older. There isn t much you can do to cure it, BUT you can help the problem by having a LICENSED Nail...

Nail Care & Manicures: bruise or fungus?, acrylic nails, natural nail
acrylic nails, natural nail, nail technician: It can t be fungus but it can be bacterial growth. If it is you can t treat it, but your technician should. This happens because the nail lifted, and there is moisture traped inside, to treat it the lifted acrylic should be removed, the nail should be didinfected...

Nail Care & Manicures: How many bubbles are unacceptable?, inexperienced technician, air bubbles
inexperienced technician, air bubbles, acrylic nails: Dear Chrystal, THEY are being unreasonable. NOT you. They charged the price of an experienced and thoroughly trained technician, and it was likely a newly trained technician that worked on your nails. That is just plain WRONG and unethical of them! ...

Nail Care & Manicures: Care for nails after acrylic removal, nail biter, natural nails
nail biter, natural nails, nail clipper: First of all nails do not breathe , this is a common myth regarding nails. Nails are made of non-living tissue, so they don t repair themselfs either. The only thing you can do to improve your nails is to moiturize them and let themgrow out. Pehaps a parafin...

Nail Care & Manicures: Chemicls being used an, allergic contact dermatitis, solar nail
allergic contact dermatitis, solar nail, type mask: HI CARL. I am sorry to hear about your girlfriends unfortunate episodes. Learning how to identify and prevent overexposure to nail chemicals for our clients and ourselves should be a top priority. Overexposure that results in allergic reaction can be prevented....

Nail Care & Manicures: Clean Nail Place, creative nail design, washington dc area
creative nail design, washington dc area, salon locator: Well, i m a nail technician in Portugal in Europe, so i don t know any salon personally, but Creative Nail Design is a well respected brand in nail care and they have a salon locator in their site, here s the adress: http://www.creativenaildesign.com/find_salon.as...

Nail Care & Manicures: Clear Gel That's Warmed Up?, double boiler, two coats
double boiler, two coats, burning sensation: There s nothing particularly special about the gel itself. You can warm any UV cured gel. DO NOT WARM IT IN A MICROWAVE! Never put any nail products in a microwave! Most products are combustible to some degree, check the MSDS for flash points. However, I...

Nail Care & Manicures: Clear Kapping Gel vs Acrygel, sally beauty supply, ibd gel nails
sally beauty supply, ibd gel nails, strength durability: Hi Linda. First, your light is probably the culprit.I try to always use the recommended light for the right system. If you choose to use a generic light be sure to check and see the proper wattage is being supplied.The system will direct you with this via...

Nail Care & Manicures: Clear Kapping Gel vs Acrygel, sally beauty supply, star nail
sally beauty supply, star nail, beauty school: Sweetie I would love to help you, but unfortunately if you aren t licensed to practice manicuring, I can t help you. There is alot more to doing nails than following instructions in a kit, if it were that easy we would ALL be in this business lol! If...

Nail Care & Manicures: Clueless, natural nails, nail enhancements
natural nails, nail enhancements, professional technician: Dear Queen1; First, I hope that you have a tonne of fun at your prom!! For nail enhancements, you need to first ask yourself is this a one time deal only or do you plan to keep them and maintain them afterwards. Enhancements are a commitment and a...

Nail Care & Manicures: Concerned about my nails, natural nails, solar nail
natural nails, solar nail, dental acrylic: You had an experience in what is referred to as a Non Standard Salon. They advertise enhancements as Solar Nail, Gel, you name it, but what they are using, isn t ANY of those things. What they are using is basically refined dental acrylic produced illegally,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Condition of thumb nails, thumb nails, serious medical condition
thumb nails, serious medical condition, liza: hi carolyn have these ridges suddenly appeared say, within a few months? if so, it is best for him to check this out with his doctor. if they have gradually developed over the yrs, the chances are it is age, this happens. let me know how he gets on liz...

Nail Care & Manicures: Contra-Indications, nail enhancements, fungal spores
nail enhancements, fungal spores, yeast infection: Marilyn, I m glad you asked this question, for there are a lot of contra-indications, and they need to be taken very seriously by Nail Technicians and the public. Contra-Indications of Nail Enhancements and Treatments. DIABETES People who are...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cosmetology, pseudomonas bacterium, iron compounds
pseudomonas bacterium, iron compounds, nail plate: Disorders of the Nails Causes and TX Paronychia infections of the nail fold can be caused by bacteria, fungi and some viruses. The proximal and lateral nail folds act as a barrier, or seal, between the nail plate and the surrounding tissue. If a tear...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cost of Removing Nails, nail enhancements, natural nails
nail enhancements, natural nails, acrylic gel: I m not quite sure if you wanted information about how nail enhancements are placed or how they are removed. Just in case i will answer both. There are 2 general ways of apllying enhancements: - Using a tip or - Sculpting When a tip is used, the tip is...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cracked Tips., acrylics, gels
acrylics, gels, dips: Dear Sivan, Dips are not as strong as Acrylics or UV Gels. Acrylics can have a permanent shine if a uv gloss is applied over them. Uv Gels always have a permanent shine. Neither of the 3 ever need to be painted, dependant upon how they are aplied. ...

Nail Care & Manicures: Creative Nail Brisa Gel Nails Lifting, gel nails, smile lines
gel nails, smile lines, bondex: Hi Ada, Medications change the chemical balance of your natural nails, just as it does your hair and skin. Enhancement products are created to stick to a certain type of surface. When that surface is different , problems arise. An example would be like...

Nail Care & Manicures: Curling Thumbnails., nail kit, nail bed
nail kit, nail bed, nail tech: Hi Pam~ I am puzzled that this has happened all of a sudden. What does your nail tech say? Is your nail bed getting thickened where they are curling in? You may want to see a dermatologist juts to be on the safe side. There are several things that could...

Nail Care & Manicures: Custom Blended Manicure, nail beds, nail tips
nail beds, nail tips, natural nail: Custom Blend is a micture made to match perfectly to your nail beds, this gives the nails a full coverage as the color is quite opaque and still there isn t a color diference once the nail starts to grow. This service is performed only by highly qualified...

Nail Care & Manicures: Custom Blended Manicure, nail beds, nail tip
nail beds, nail tip, natural nail: Hi Lilly(: This look is totally achievable with CB. This is a great way to get exactly what you want. The tech will blend the powders to get the exact color you want. As far as the thickness I am not sure depends on the techs skills and what your natural...

Nail Care & Manicures: Custom Blended Manicure?, acrylic nails, natural nail
acrylic nails, natural nail, acrylics: A custom Blended Manicure are in fact acrylics. They are blended to match the color of you nail and are suited for people trying to hide discolorations or flaws in their nails. When acrylic nails are correctly applied, taken care of and removed they do not...

Nail Care & Manicures: Custom Blended Manicure?, smile line, nail beds
smile line, nail beds, nail plate: as u r in the US, the best thing to do will b to go onto creative nail design.com you should b able to ask where your nearest tech is and go from there. i would advise you to do this asap and get ur nails done asap to make sure u r happy with them. where...

Nail Care & Manicures: Custom Blended Manicure, nail beds, acrylic nails
nail beds, acrylic nails, natural nail: A custom Blended Manicure are in fact acrylics. They are blended to match the color of you nail and are suited for people trying to hide discolorations or flaws in their nails. When acrylic nails are correctly applied, taken care of and removed they do not...

Nail Care & Manicures: Custom Blended Manicure, natural nails, nail beds
natural nails, nail beds, nailbed: Dear Lilly, Custom Blended Manicure simply means that the technician will blend colours of acrylic powder to create one that matches the natural shade of your nailbed (the pink part of the nail) so that any flaws in your nailbed are camouflaged. With...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cuticles, cuticle pusher, couple days
cuticle pusher, couple days, manicure: There are several cuticle removers in the market that are very effective, specially the one containing AHA. Apply, leave for he recommended time and the push back the cuticles using a cuticle pusher. This will improve your cuticles for sure. Also you should...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cuticles, cuticle pusher, cuticle oil
cuticle pusher, cuticle oil, ezflow: Dear Sandra, Trimming cuticles is the reason why you are having problems with them. This old practice seems very hard to get out of salons technicians heads but it is possible. The cuticle skin that gets trimmed everytime will grow back quick and thick...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cuticles, sally hanson, dry cuticles
sally hanson, dry cuticles, tips of my fingers: Dear Marla, it was pretty irresponsible of you to use a product without reading the instructions first, but I guess that was one good lesson so not to do it again! There are product in order to moisturize your cuticles as creams for hand and nails, certain...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cuticles burn and itch after getting acrylic nails, acrylic nails, wet brush
acrylic nails, wet brush, uv gel: The problem you are experiencing actually has nothing to do with WHAT product your tech is using, but rather HOW he/she is using it. What you are experiencing is an overexposure reaction in textbook form. Overexposure is from your skin being repeatedly...

Nail Care & Manicures: Cuticles, nail clipper, paraffin dip
nail clipper, paraffin dip, aftercare program: Cliping your skin off migth not harm but it won t improve the situation either. I think you should try a paraffin dip, this is a highly mosturizing treatement that will really soften your skin, folow the aftercare program that your manicurist will recomend...

Nail Care & Manicures: How do I care for my new acrylic Nails?, new nails, household chores
new nails, household chores, acrylic nails: It s not very dificult, simply treat your nails as jewels, not tools. Wear gloves when doing the dishes and other household chores, avoid aplying too much pressure on them, use the finger rather than the nails to suport objects, don t use them to srape, open...

Nail Care & Manicures: certification for manicure, pedicure and silk wraps, silk wraps, nail plate
silk wraps, nail plate, nail technician: Hi Lisa! You will not be able to learn and be certified in just ONE method of enhancement, and I would also HIGHLY recommend AGAINST it. I am sure you have the best of intentions, but it really is in your best interest to learn ALL methods of nail application....

Nail Care & Manicures: Could certification of manicure in the UK be accepted in Canada, manicure, liza
manicure, liza, best wishes: hi feng im afraid im not sure what the laws are in canada, but i know someone that does! log on and register on thesalongeek.com and ask for techs in canada to help with this. there are a few on there that come from there, so they should be able to help...

Nail Care & Manicures: chipped acrylics, nail biters, biting her nails
nail biters, biting her nails, nail biter: Hi Cindy. A few reasons... You mentioned she is a nail biter and depending on what the nail tech had to work with to begin with this could contribute to the chipping. Nail biters are the hardest clients since the biting can misshape nail beds and there is...

Nail Care & Manicures: chipping polish, professional manicure, sculptured nails
professional manicure, sculptured nails, natural nails: Hi Carrie~ First I have to tell you that unless you are just sitting around doing nothing, you would surprised at how many time we really hit our nails or rub or nails against things. Its never ending. You may have an excessive amount of oil in your nails...

Nail Care & Manicures: cleaniness, manicure pedicure, nail techs
manicure pedicure, nail techs, nail tech: Donna~ This is such a big issue! First of all you can tell sometimes juts by looking at the nail techs work station. If it looks the least bit out of place or unkept and unsanitary I would run for the hills. If the nail tech uses a mask and goggles that...

Nail Care & Manicures: clear nail tips with gel, star nail, nail tips
star nail, nail tips, uv gel: Dear Sheila, I have no idea what brand of tips you purchased. Also, I see no reason why they can NOT be used with UV Gel. I use clear tips all the time with UV Gel. You would be best to ask the distributor themselves why they can t be used with UV Gel....

Nail Care & Manicures: clear polish, uv shield, creative nail
uv shield, creative nail, shiney: The polish you are using is a low-grade clear coat. No way around it, unless it s just a bad batch. Try using a clear coat with a UV shield in it, they tend to have blue tones in them that counteract yellowing. My favorites are Super Shiney and a...

Nail Care & Manicures: no clue, free edge, liquid powder
free edge, liquid powder, illegal products: Hi Rosa! You might want to get a parent s consent before going in for your appointment, let them know your age. Tell them if your parent is okay with it and what kind of proof you would need.. There are multiple types of enhancements. Acrylics(Liquid &...

Nail Care & Manicures: color, creative nail designs, farmgirl
creative nail designs, farmgirl, tinges: If you have olive toned skin, avoid colors with a yellow base to it- and this includes classic red- if you DO choose a red, choose a blue-red. Anything with orange/yellow/coral tinges will make you look yellow ;) As a tip, lighter colors will illuminate...

Nail Care & Manicures: contact lens removal, soft contact lenses, french manicure
soft contact lenses, french manicure, colored lenses: I realized how dificult it can be this weekend when i tried colored lenses. I think you should either reduce the length of your nails or develop another method of removing them. Pehaps you could ask your optician if he/she has any sugestions. Sorry i couldn...

Nail Care & Manicures: contra indications, medical conditions, nuts
medical conditions, nuts, good luck: Hi Clare. Because a contra indication is a condition or factor that increases the risks involved in using a particular drug or product, carrying out a certian procedure or engaging in a particular activities.If your client is say allergic to nuts and you...

Nail Care & Manicures: contra indications, technology textbook, nail technology
technology textbook, nail technology, ask expert: I think that all of this should be in your Nail technology textbook, and that getting an answer directly from me won t help you learn the information you need ;) Are you a student? Michelle I also want to add here: Depending on where you are, what...

Nail Care & Manicures: cool manicures, french manicures, beauty supply store
french manicures, beauty supply store, french manicure: LEE~ FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT YOU CAN HAVE YOUR NAILS AIRBRUSHED, BY A LICENSED NAIL TECH. THERE ARE ZILLIONS OF DIFFERENT DESIGNS AND COLOR COMBINATIONS. YOU CAN ALSO TRY NAIL ART WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF JEWELS,TAPES,STENCILS ETC. ANYTHING GOES! THE FRENCH...

Nail Care & Manicures: what is the cost of beauty?, nail enhancements, nail beds
nail enhancements, nail beds, gel nails: Let me say i am very sorry that you had this terrible experience, let me tell you it is NOT normal. Having your nails done should never be painful, Unfortunately there are several salons in the trade that simply have no regard for the client or the reputation...

Nail Care & Manicures: cracked acrylic in nail area, cracked area, nail bed
cracked area, nail bed, acrylic nail: You should go to you salon as soon as possible to have this reapired, even thow blending occoured you can still apply acrylic over it after it has been properly disinfected and it will also help protect the are. Hope i could help. Sorry for taking longer...

Nail Care & Manicures: cracked acrylic, nail technician, bacterial growth
nail technician, bacterial growth, nails: You shouldn t put anything over an acrylic crack. Moist and bacteria could be trapped there creating a perfect spot for bacterial growth and then green spots can appear on your nails. These cracks should only be repaired by a nail technician and as soon as...

Nail Care & Manicures: cracking of tips, dead skin cells, gel nails
dead skin cells, gel nails, cuticle area: Hi May Micallef, Well it is hard to say since each acrylic line has their own set of application instructions. It could be you prepped the nail and used to much primer- if the line has a primer. I always blot afterI apply the primer just to make sure. I...

Nail Care & Manicures: creative nail design courses, creative nail design, nail courses
creative nail design, nail courses, nail techs: Hi, since i live in Portugal the courses available here and the prices are very different. Since you re interested in CND i would advise you to take a look at http://www.creativenailacademy.co.uk/, there you can find your nearest academy and lots of other...

Nail Care & Manicures: crumbling from the tip, gel nail, free edge
gel nail, free edge, dehydrator: There could be several reasons. First of all the bond between the nail and the adhesive is always weaker than the bon between the nail and product (gel in this case) so it s normal than when the nail breaks it breaks from the tip. But, if it is breaking to...

Nail Care & Manicures: crystal?, uv gel nails, natural nails
uv gel nails, natural nails, false nails: Dear Hanna, The crystal powder is actually acrylic. There is no such thing as crystal powder and ALL powders used for false nails are acrylic powders. UV gel is an actual gel , similar in thickness to hair gel. It s most often clear, but also available...

Nail Care & Manicures: customer complaint, uv gel nails, demand refunds
uv gel nails, demand refunds, loose customers: Hi Janine, In most cases like this, it IS the client s fault and not yours. Make it a policy to NEVER give money back. Only offer to make corrections , or people will take advantage of you and want a free ride. The simple fact is that enhancements are...

Nail Care & Manicures: cuticle oil and silk wraps, household cleaning products, silk wraps
household cleaning products, silk wraps, nail enhancements: Hi Cuticle oil should be used religiously with ALL types of nail enhancements. It will NOT cause them to lift. In fact, it will prevent the product from overdrying and therefor, less likely to lift/chip or crack. It will also aid in keeping your own natural...

Nail Care & Manicures: cuticles, cuticle area, vitamin e oil
cuticle area, vitamin e oil, nasty habit: Dear Laura~ The worst thing you can do is mess with your cuticles. The cuticle is there to protect your nail, the only living part of your nail is just below the cuticle area and is very delicate. You should NEVER EVER cut the cuticle area, which, I am sure...

Nail Care & Manicures: Different Acrylics, tammy taylor, prep steps
tammy taylor, prep steps, opinoins: HI KILEY(: I say try the clarite. It never hurts to try new systems. I always try new systems. I used to be afraid to but really how else will you know if you like it or not or if it is easier to use than say the system you are currently using. Tammy Taylor...

Nail Care & Manicures: Dip Powders and Hoja system, dear maggie, smile line
dear maggie, smile line, white smile: Dear Maggie, Many NSS (Non Standard Salons) use what is called MMA Acrylic. It s toxic, illegal and damaging to nails. It s near impossible to soak off and must be filed off. It s 1/3 the cost of legal & quality acrylic. Harder does NOT mean better....

Nail Care & Manicures: Discoloration of Acrylic nail, self tanning lotion, acrylic nails
self tanning lotion, acrylic nails, acrylic nail: I never heard of this either, this must have some connection to a product you are using. Are you applying self tanning lotion or any other thing you can relate to this? If you don t find the answer i recommend that you speak with your nail tech to see if...

Nail Care & Manicures: Drilling of nails, natural nails, gross negligence
natural nails, gross negligence, natural nail: Dear Darlene, Natural nails themselves should NEVER be filed with an electric file. ONLY the enhancement product should be filed by an electric file. IF you ever experience discomfort during a service, speak to your technician and tell him/her. Enhancements...

Nail Care & Manicures: Drug Reaction with gel Nails, uv gel nails, hair nails
uv gel nails, hair nails, anti depressants: Dear Destiny, With ANY kind of enhancement, a client s health can/will affect the adherence of the product to the natural nail plate. BUT this does NOT mean that drugs will interact with the enhancements. This is simply not so. Clients who take medication...

Nail Care & Manicures: damaged nails, nail polish remover, manacure
nail polish remover, manacure, long nails: Yes, nails do not need to breathe, but if you change your polish very often and you use acetone to remove it this can make you nails weaker, i would recomend that you shouldn t change polishmore than one a week and that you use acetone free nail polish remover....

Nail Care & Manicures: damaged thin nails, gel nail, nail tech
gel nail, nail tech, nail treatment: hi dana im so sorry that u have had a bad experience with your nail treatment. unfortunately there are as many inexperienced nail techs out there as experienced ones :( the best thing to help your nails right now strange thou it may sound, it another overlay...

Nail Care & Manicures: darkening new gel nails?, gel nails, halogen lights
gel nails, halogen lights, shampoo hair: Hi Mary! Just the usual stuff you use every day with easily cause discoloration. And beings you didn t get discoloration on one nail, I m figuring it is from a product. Most likely hair gel, if any of them. Also look at where you work, sometimes halogen...

Nail Care & Manicures: diamond drills vs. nail files?, natural nails, diamond drills
natural nails, diamond drills, diamond drill: Dear Vanessa, An electric file should NEVER, not under any circustance, ever touch a natural nail. This will damage the natural nail. They are meant only for the acrylic and the gel, NOT the natural nails. Neither is better than the other with regards...

Nail Care & Manicures: difference between acrylic n gel extension, gel nail, days thanks
gel nail, days thanks, acrylics: Hi Kim. acrylics vs. gel; acrylics and gel are basicly the same thing, acrylics, or l&p (liquid and powder) consists of two products, a liquid and a powder, that start to cure (dry) as soon as they are mixed, to cure they need heat (the body temperature is...

Nail Care & Manicures: difference between lcn nails, gel and acrylic nails, gel and acrylic nails, acrylic and gel nails
gel and acrylic nails, acrylic and gel nails, lcn nails: Dear Caroline, It sounds like you unfortunately had the experience of suffering at the hands of a poorly skilled or unqualified technician. Nail enhancements, whether they are UV Gel or Acrylic A) do NOT hurt to put on, or remove B) do NOT damage natural...

Nail Care & Manicures: What is the difference between UV Gel and UV top coat., acrylic nails, uv gel
acrylic nails, uv gel, shiny coat: Dear Jasmin, In answer to the first question What is the difference between uv gel and uv top coat , the differences are this: Uv Gel is exactly that, a thick viscosity gel, used to build nail enhancments (similar to hair gel viscosity). There is no powder...

Nail Care & Manicures: dip powder, silk wraps, nail products
silk wraps, nail products, professional nail: Eleonora, I wouldn t recommend using anything you can purchase without a license to use professional nail products, and silk wraps with acrylic dip powder are not very resilient in the long term. I would suggest finding a tech that specializes and UTILIZES...

Nail Care & Manicures: See through discolored nails, discolored nails, natural pigment
discolored nails, natural pigment, finger nails: When your nails get wet, they can become see through, and the natural pigment of your nail plate has a good bit of yellow in them. I wouldn t be worried about them unless they become thick and brittle, or painful. Regular application of a good quality...

Nail Care & Manicures: disguising a discoloured nail...Nail Gels, nail varnishes, nail gels
nail varnishes, nail gels, biting my nails: You can not purchase gel to apply yourself, you have to get these done by a professionail nail tech. The best way to remove your nasty cuticles is by using a cuticle remover with AHA and then scraping of the losened cuticles. Hope the gel toes work for you...

Nail Care & Manicures: I dont understand it!, length nail, natural nails
length nail, natural nails, matter what type: Hi Rosa- First off I will start by telling you no matter what type of enhancement you choose(acrylic,gel,fabric,etc) you will be investing money and time. Acrylic is a liquid and powder mixture combined to form a nail using a nail tip, form or as overlay...

Nail Care & Manicures: drill lines on my nail beds, natural nails, dark copper
natural nails, dark copper, nail beds: Dear Tami, There is absolutely NO REASON at all for their to be drill lines on your natural nails. It IS your technician s fault. An electric file should NEVER EVER touch the natural nail, it is only meant to touch the product. Also, those red lines...

Nail Care & Manicures: nail extensions, fiberglass nails, solvent proof
fiberglass nails, solvent proof, fiberglass resin: OK, how about this? Gel is solvent proof, and permanently bonds to the keratin in your nail plate for excellent durability. Fiberglass nails are used with resin adhesives, is not solvent proof, and will break down in water, so they are not very durable...

Nail Care & Manicures: Eliminating the stubbs of tips, manicures and pedicures, nail polish remover
manicures and pedicures, nail polish remover, pure acetone: Lynn~ I had tried to answer this when I recieved it but was unable to process it until now~sorry! First of all I have to tell you that I am not familiar with a glue manicure . Sounds rather spooky to me. They should have been filled-in with the product...

Nail Care & Manicures: Emergency question - broken Brisa gel and no access to brisa repair, acrylic repair, trap bacteria
acrylic repair, trap bacteria, broken nail: Well, you ve got a few options. You can buff the remaining gel product off your nail with a 180 or greater abrasive (I d recommend using a 240), and just keep nail strengthener on that one; or you can look for someone who uses any of the professional gel...

Nail Care & Manicures: Emergency, mary kay, cuticles
mary kay, cuticles, nais: I would love to see the pictures :) Anyway, dont do your nails blue, just get a french maniqure :) the white tips go with anything. If you dont want to go to the salon now, and you dont have the materials for a french maniqure, then paint your nais the color...

Nail Care & Manicures: ESN, sally s beauty supply, natural nails
sally s beauty supply, natural nails, rapid seal: hi carol, after the first question i looked the product up and found it on the Sally website, i have had no experience of using this product, but i have used various bits from sallys in the past and found them to be of poor quality. You need to first clean...

Nail Care & Manicures: European Nails, http www youtube, smile zone
http www youtube, smile zone, beautiful nails: Dear Lilli, I regret, but that way of putting on enhancements puts clients at risk for over exposure. This method is for those that do not have training to apply acrylics properly. It s a shortcut . This is probably the method she is using : http://www.easynail.co.uk/page3.html...

Nail Care & Manicures: Everlast, indulgence day spa, salon indulgence
indulgence day spa, salon indulgence, china glaze: Dear Bianca, Sorry to inform you that I have never worked with Everlast. I have tried to find some relevant information for you but to no success. I can recommend brands like EzFlow, IBD, China Glaze, Super Nail or ESN for I know their products very well....

Nail Care & Manicures: Everlast, indulgence day spa, salon indulgence
indulgence day spa, salon indulgence, natural nails: Hi Bianca- thanks for your question :) I have never before heard of this particular product, but that could just be because it hasn t been out for very long. I have a few concerns here though: I went to this website (pretty sure it s the same one...

Nail Care & Manicures: Everlast Nail System, indulgence day spa, salon indulgence
indulgence day spa, salon indulgence, gel nail: HI BIANCA(: They sound like a fiber gel or a gel nail of some type. Gel is a great alternative for enhancement they are thin, natural looking, super shiny basically all of the above mentioned. The only thing with gel is you do have to get fills every 2 wks...

Nail Care & Manicures: Everlast, indulgence day spa, salon indulgence
indulgence day spa, salon indulgence, modern technology: hi bianca i honestly have never heard of this product! its claims are very extreme, but most new products claim to b the best in the world! the best thing u can do is visit www.thenailgeek.com and register, which is free, and put up a post asking about...

Nail Care & Manicures: Ez Flow High Definition, problem nails, hd system
problem nails, hd system, ezflow: Dear Lea, Actually one of the positive aspects of the new EzFlow HD acrylic system is that you do not have to use EzFlow primer anymore. However when your client has problem nails such as moist nails or any other problem that will make them lift easily...

Nail Care & Manicures: effects of creams and chemicals, nails, chemicals
nails, chemicals, hand creams: HI DEBBIE(: oils are very conditioning to both the nail and skin surrounding it. Cuticle oils are ideal for ultra conditioning.Same goes for most cuticle and hand creams.Removers on the other hand are very drying and should always be followed with a good...

Nail Care & Manicures: enhancement nail, natural nails, resin
natural nails, resin, amount of time: Dear Eleonorara, Regretably, silk is one of the systems that I have not yet worked with, but I will try my best to explain. Silk wraps is silk and resin applied over natural nails without extending them. Silk extensions & silk tips; tips are applied,...

Nail Care & Manicures: estee, lovely nails, natural nails
lovely nails, natural nails, rebalance: If you decide to keep your enhancements you should need to do a rebalance every 2/3 weeks depending on the growth of your natural nails. To see how natural enhancements can look, browse around http://groups.msn.com/BeautyPro. This is one of my favourite professionals...

Nail Care & Manicures: exposed nail bed, creative nail designs, nail bed
creative nail designs, nail bed, nail strengthener: Everything you experienced is perfectly normal. Even the bumpy growback- although if the matrix (the root of the nail bed, it is the part that is actively producing keratin) is damaged, it does not regenerate, so you will have to wait until the nail grows...

Nail Care & Manicures: getting extensions and gel applied to bitten down nails, lcn nails, cuticle remover
lcn nails, cuticle remover, safety data sheet: Dear Marybeth; I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU FOUND A GREAT TECH! Brisa is a brand of UV Gel by the Creative Nail Design company. They are one of the TOP BRANDS in the industry, and their training is very intense. If she is truly Brisa/Creative trained, then...

Nail Care & Manicures: FAKE NAILS ON CHILDREN, fake nails, parental consent
fake nails, parental consent, enhancements: There are probably places you could take her, but even thow it isn t against the law to enhance nails of a four year old it is highly unethical. A four year old can not care properly for her enhancements and can seriously damage her nails. As a mother i don...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fake Nails?, types of artificial nails, methyl methacrylate
types of artificial nails, methyl methacrylate, fake nails: Well Yessenia in technical terms we refer to them as artificial nails! First of all I want to tell you that artificial nails are to be taken very seriously. There are licensed Nail Technicians for a reason. I don t know if you are considering going to walmart...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fake Nails (press-ons), fake nails, glue
fake nails, glue, good luck: Maybe going to another salon might do the trick, and if you did it yourself you probablt better of going to salon. Quickest way is to get them off and see where the edges hurt and file this away. Good luck and let me know if I can do anything else for...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fake Nails!, fake nails, natural nails
fake nails, natural nails, nail gel: Hi Haley. I will make it simple for you. Acrylic is applied usually using a nail tip to add length to your natural nails. It is a mixture of a powder and liquid that harden when applied over the tip/nail. Gel is a goopy gel that is applied the same way...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fake nails, fake nails, natural nail
fake nails, natural nail, nail tips: Hi Lexy. I do not recommend getting fake nails at your age. Get a nice manicure instead. Getting nails requires upkeep every 2wks (which is costly) and that does not include any you may have to repair from accidental breakage. You sound like you do not...

Nail Care & Manicures: Feet care, spa pedicure, induldge
spa pedicure, induldge, big toe: This skin should be removed with a scraper and then your should have your feet moiturized. I think you would benefit imensily from a spa pedicure, because no-one will do this better than a professional. Induldge yourself with a little luxury once in a while...

Nail Care & Manicures: Feet, infected toenails, rough skin
infected toenails, rough skin, birminham: hi leslie sorry for delay, i have been competing in birminham since sat. it sounds like u may have a variety of athletes foot. this is a fungal infection. the best thing will b for a doctor to diagnose it 4 u, but to put your mind at rest, there are many...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fiberglass vs Gel, strength durability, active life
strength durability, active life, acetone: Gels (at least most gels) can only be removed by filling. This for obvious reasons should only be done by a professional. In terms of strenght/durability i think both systems are very similar, i think you should seek advice with the tech your choose. Hope...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fiberglass, acetone, activator
acetone, activator, fiberglass: Fiberglass is a product very widely used. Since it s very light, resistant, waterproof and slightly flexible it can be found on boats, bycicles, cars AND nails. It s applied in the folowing maner: A silky net is glued to the surface The net is filled with...

Nail Care & Manicures: Filled Nails, nails co, natural nail
nails co, natural nail, nailpolish: Hi Emillie, ok now i see what they have done, this way of applying nails is very quick and only looks good for 2 - 3 weeks til the white grows off and then it looks awful, i would get them removed and find another salon, check their qualifications and find...

Nail Care & Manicures: Finally, my real nails!, biting my nails, acrylic nails
biting my nails, acrylic nails, artificial nails: My best advice to you is to wear gloves. Water is the nail s enemy #1, so keep them protected when doing the dishes and other houseworks that involve water and detergents. Then wear moisturte daily, a hand balm and cuticle oil, specially good when applied...

Nail Care & Manicures: Finally, my real nails!, biting my nails, acrylic nails
biting my nails, acrylic nails, artificial nails: Hi Elina- Congrats! Give yourself a mini manicure every week.Use a good cuticle oil I prefer Solar Oil by Creative. Put this on before you go to bed every night. Do not wash it off Just massage it in from just above the knuckle to tip. Use a good moisturizing...

Nail Care & Manicures: Finally my real nails!, biting my nails, acrylic nails
biting my nails, acrylic nails, base coats: Congratulations, you are getting married! I wish you the best..... Yes, there are a number of practices you can do to help strengthen your nails but remember that our nails are hard keratin (hair-soft keratin) and what we eat, put in our bodies helps a...

Nail Care & Manicures: Finally, my real nails!, creative nail designs, professional manicure
creative nail designs, professional manicure, tiny sliver: hi elina well done for having grown your nails! ideally a professional manicure would bring out the best of them, but if that is not possible, then the next best thing is to buy a bottle of creative nail designs solar oil . call the head office for your...

Nail Care & Manicures: Finger Tips, biting my nails, nail whitener
biting my nails, nail whitener, cuses: There are several nail whitener in the market, unfortunatly i have no experience in using them to be able to recommend but youcan try. Another thing you can do is buff them with a 3-way buffer, this will probably remove the yellowish layer. Hope i could help...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fingernail health, aloe vera plant, dirt and grime
aloe vera plant, dirt and grime, oil manicure: Hi Ingrid~ Gosh I feel bad for you! That s awful! You should not have this type of reaction to having your nail extensions removed if it was done properly. The nails should have been soaked off and then you would be given a hot oil manicure with a paraffin...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fingers swollen, jeweler, bulge
jeweler, bulge, fingers: Hi Margaret~ YOu are not going to like my answer but its all I know! I had a couple of clients that had this problem and the only way is to have them cut off. Any jeweler can do this for you. This really isn t in my area but I do know that it can t be good...

Nail Care & Manicures: First Time Fakes, fake nails, natural nails
fake nails, natural nails, natural nail: Hi Cait! I want to stress to you first off, that NO enhancements (AKA FAKE NAILS) ruin your natural nail. Ever!! What tears them up is a heavy handed tech using aggressive filing and removal techniques!! What you are looking for will be no doubt tough...

Nail Care & Manicures: First time, nail enhancements, mid 40s
nail enhancements, mid 40s, search facility: Hi, when having your nails done chose a salon with good hygiene, good brand and good technicians. Creative keeps high standards among their techs so you can look for a tech in your area using this search facility:http://www.creativenaildesign.com/find_salon.asp...

Nail Care & Manicures: Flaking Nail, necessary moisture, nail strengthener
necessary moisture, nail strengthener, mineral deficiency: Hi Ginger~ The first thing I would do is go see a dermatologist and make sure that it isn t anything more serious. You didn t mention if it was on all of your nails or just a few, but to be on the safe side I would approach it that way first. Thanks, and...

Nail Care & Manicures: Free edge showing below Acrylic Nail extensions, acrylic nail extensions, nail enhancements
acrylic nail extensions, nail enhancements, smile line: This is normal and it is due to the growth of the nails, once you have a maintenace performed the white is reapplied farther bach hidding the natural smile line again. If this problem occour very soon perhaps the white should be applied a bit back so that...

Nail Care & Manicures: French Manicure, nail enhancements, nail plates
nail enhancements, nail plates, careful explanation: Well, usually a new set of nail enhancements should cost over $50-$60 in a good nail tech. Also if the enhancement is acrylic (liquid and powder) there should be no need to place it in the UV lamp, that is used for Gels, but you could have a UV top gloss...

Nail Care & Manicures: French Manicure, gel nails, natural nails
gel nails, natural nails, french manicure: I fear that you were scamed. First of all you thought you were getting gel nails, you paid like you were but in fact you were getting acrylic nails. Gel nails are done using a gel that dries with an UV light, if the product applied consists of a liquid and...

Nail Care & Manicures: French manicure after acrylic nails, natural nails, acrylic nails
natural nails, acrylic nails, french manicure: When you remove acrylic nails no natural nail is removed, the acrylic is soaked in acetone, they might feel a bit tender after wards from being dehydrated because of the acetone, but with cuticle oil and balm they should be back to normal after a while. You...

Nail Care & Manicures: French manicure and possible uv gel overlay, household chores, french manicure
household chores, french manicure, acrylic nails: Uv gel can not be painted over nail polish because it needs and non-shinny surface to adhere, but french can be painted using a white gel. Having a natural nail overlayed with gel can last up to 3 weeks depending on your nail growth, and the french will...

Nail Care & Manicures: French manicure, french manicures, sculptured nails
french manicures, sculptured nails, nail enhancements: Hi Joanna~ It is all a personal preference really. If you get the nail enhancements you must be committed to them and take very good care of them. They are stronger. MAKE SURE that you go to a licensed nail tech that has a lot of experience and tale to several...

Nail Care & Manicures: French manicures are sore, natural nail manicure, french manicures
natural nail manicure, french manicures, nail enhancements: Dear Tanya, No, it s not normal for your fingers to be sore following a natural nail manicure. If you ve had nail enhancements done, the answer is still no. They should NOT be sore. Reasons that your nails might be sore is if you went to a discount nail...

Nail Care & Manicures: French paint cracking under gel, white paint, natural nail
white paint, natural nail, cna: Usually to coat a paint with gel the paint has to be completely dry before applying the gel coat. If this isn t the case it will crack and peel. Airbrushed paint dried pretty fast this is why you never experinced this before, perhaps you cna have your french...

Nail Care & Manicures: French/reply may 20th, 2007, nail biter, french manicure
nail biter, french manicure, french polish: Your nails can be as long as they are .... the purpose really of a french manicure is to make your nails, not only look cleaner, more feminine but also longer, the white on the tips gives the appearance of length. SO, if your nails are short go ahead! You...

Nail Care & Manicures: Fungus, specificly, fungus
specificly, fungus, pedicure: I m sorry but the answer is no. To cure this type of thing properly you should go to the doctor and have him prescribe something specificly for your case. Folow instructions to avoid re-occurences and you should get rid of it in no time. You shouldn t try...

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic LCN, involed, lcn
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic LCN, involed, lcn

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic Nail Care, acrylic nails, tammy taylor
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic Nail Care, acrylic nails, tammy taylor, nail polish removers

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic Nails-side effects of MMA, natural nails, nail technician
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic Nails-side effects of MMA, natural nails, nail technician, pins and needles

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic nails, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic nails, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic nails, nail plate, natural nail
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic nails, nail plate, natural nail, air bubble

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic nails keep breaking, stress point, nail tech
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic nails keep breaking, stress point, nail tech, operator error

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic VS pink & white or solar nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic VS pink & white or solar nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic vs Solar Nails, nails, creative nail design
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic vs Solar Nails, nails, creative nail design, answering questions

Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic Wraps of Own Nail, nail fungus, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Acrylic Wraps of Own Nail, nail fungus, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Acryllic nails in bangkok, acrylic nails, asoke
Nail Care & Manicures: Acryllic nails in bangkok, acrylic nails, asoke, art academy

Nail Care & Manicures: Acryllic vs. Gel nails, acrylic and gel nails, natural nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Acryllic vs. Gel nails, acrylic and gel nails, natural nails, acetone

Nail Care & Manicures: Alergic to Acrylic, different products, allergic reaction
Nail Care & Manicures: Alergic to Acrylic, different products, allergic reaction, cousin

Nail Care & Manicures: Alergie to brisa gel, cuticles, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Alergie to brisa gel, cuticles, nails, porcelain

Nail Care & Manicures: Arcylic Nails turning yellow, hapen, nail polish
Nail Care & Manicures: Arcylic Nails turning yellow, hapen, nail polish

Nail Care & Manicures: Artificial nails, quality nail, size portion
Nail Care & Manicures: Artificial nails, quality nail, size portion, personal thing

Nail Care & Manicures: acrygel application, hartford college, gail porter
Nail Care & Manicures: acrygel application, hartford college, gail porter, nail plate

Nail Care & Manicures: acrylic nails & lifting, cuticle area, acrylic balls
Nail Care & Manicures: acrylic nails & lifting, cuticle area, acrylic balls, milady

Nail Care & Manicures: allergies?, acrylic nails, couple times
Nail Care & Manicures: allergies?, acrylic nails, couple times, allergic reaction

Nail Care & Manicures: artificial nail application, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: artificial nail application, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Base color of LCN Gel Nails, uv colour, elegant line
Nail Care & Manicures: Base color of LCN Gel Nails, uv colour, elegant line, colour line

Nail Care & Manicures: BIO GEL NAILS, uv gel, chemicals
Nail Care & Manicures: BIO GEL NAILS, uv gel, chemicals

Nail Care & Manicures: Biosculpture nail discoloration, varnish, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Biosculpture nail discoloration, varnish, nails, top coat

Nail Care & Manicures: Brisa U.V. Gel enhancements, uv bulbs, watt bulbs
Nail Care & Manicures: Brisa U.V. Gel enhancements, uv bulbs, watt bulbs, wattage

Nail Care & Manicures: bruise or fungus?, nail plate, nail tips
Nail Care & Manicures: bruise or fungus?, nail plate, nail tips, bruise

Nail Care & Manicures: Clear Kapping Gel vs Acrygel, biggie, sculpture
Nail Care & Manicures: Clear Kapping Gel vs Acrygel, biggie, sculpture, animals

Nail Care & Manicures: Creative Nail Brisa Gel Nails Lifting, cuticle remover, long time
Nail Care & Manicures: Creative Nail Brisa Gel Nails Lifting, cuticle remover, long time

Nail Care & Manicures: certification for manicure, pedicure and silk wraps, mersa, usa companies
Nail Care & Manicures: certification for manicure, pedicure and silk wraps, mersa, usa companies, thessaloniki

Nail Care & Manicures: creative nail design courses, course dates, distributer
Nail Care & Manicures: creative nail design courses, course dates, distributer, cnd

Nail Care & Manicures: Everlast Nail System, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Everlast Nail System, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: FAKE NAILS ON CHILDREN, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: FAKE NAILS ON CHILDREN, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Fake Nails (press-ons), nail polish remover, nailbed
Nail Care & Manicures: Fake Nails (press-ons), nail polish remover, nailbed, nail bed

Nail Care & Manicures: Finally, my real nails!, nail strengtheners, cosmetics industry
Nail Care & Manicures: Finally, my real nails!, nail strengtheners, cosmetics industry, cleaning chemicals

Nail Care & Manicures: French Manicure, acrylic polymer, chemical composition
Nail Care & Manicures: French Manicure, acrylic polymer, chemical composition, uv lights

Nail Care & Manicures: false toenails/reply, open toe shoes, podiatrist
Nail Care & Manicures: false toenails/reply, open toe shoes, podiatrist, right foot

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel or Acrylic??, gel nails, topcoat
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel or Acrylic??, gel nails, topcoat, nail salons

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nail Removal, gels
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nail Removal, gels

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, varnish remover, pink nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, varnish remover, pink nails, nail varnish

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails vs Solar Nails, cnd, monomer
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails vs Solar Nails, cnd, monomer, nail polish

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails after acrylic removal, acrylic and gel nails, nail wraps
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails after acrylic removal, acrylic and gel nails, nail wraps, fiberglass fabric

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails chipping?, nail technician, manicures
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails chipping?, nail technician, manicures, 22 years

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails, nail salons, false information
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails, nail salons, false information, professionails

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Polish, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Polish, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel white and pink full set, service act, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Gel white and pink full set, service act, nails, hoover

Nail Care & Manicures: Gell/Acrylic Nails, artificial nail, liquid gel
Nail Care & Manicures: Gell/Acrylic Nails, artificial nail, liquid gel, nail tech

Nail Care & Manicures: gel allergies
Nail Care & Manicures: gel allergies

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, waterproof sunscreen, gray color
Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, waterproof sunscreen, gray color, manicure

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, air pockets, nail plate
Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, air pockets, nail plate, uv gel

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, open mindedness, caution
Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, open mindedness, caution, uv gel nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Did I get gel nails or acrylic, angel, love
Nail Care & Manicures: Did I get gel nails or acrylic, angel, love

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails lifting, polymer, good luck
Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails lifting, polymer, good luck

Nail Care & Manicures: gel on top of tips, nail techs, nail services
Nail Care & Manicures: gel on top of tips, nail techs, nail services, acrylic products

Nail Care & Manicures: Healing my nails after Acrylic Nail removal, acrylic nails, massage lotion
Nail Care & Manicures: Healing my nails after Acrylic Nail removal, acrylic nails, massage lotion, acetone

Nail Care & Manicures: History of Nail Polish, rachel greene, agao
Nail Care & Manicures: History of Nail Polish, rachel greene, agao, ancient egypt

Nail Care & Manicures: the healing of natural nail, jeannie, risk
Nail Care & Manicures: the healing of natural nail, jeannie, risk

Nail Care & Manicures: healthy nails, nail appointments, nail enhancements
Nail Care & Manicures: healthy nails, nail appointments, nail enhancements, nail plate

Nail Care & Manicures: At-home gel nails, uv gel nails, google
Nail Care & Manicures: At-home gel nails, uv gel nails, google, welland

Nail Care & Manicures: IBD Gel Polish Removal, gels, friction
Nail Care & Manicures: IBD Gel Polish Removal, gels, friction, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN Gel Nails and permanent tips, generic brand, pots
Nail Care & Manicures: LCN Gel Nails and permanent tips, generic brand, pots, lcn nails

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN NAIL REMOVAL, nail polish remover, nail cutters
Nail Care & Manicures: LCN NAIL REMOVAL, nail polish remover, nail cutters

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN vs. uv gel, deb
Nail Care & Manicures: LCN vs. uv gel, deb

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN, severe trauma, nail bed
Nail Care & Manicures: LCN, severe trauma, nail bed, pinkie

Nail Care & Manicures: Liquid gel nails...Help!, manhattan beach ca, gel nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Liquid gel nails...Help!, manhattan beach ca, gel nails, moscatello

Nail Care & Manicures: after linen nails are removed, acrylic nails, prenatal vitamins
Nail Care & Manicures: after linen nails are removed, acrylic nails, prenatal vitamins, cuticle oil

Nail Care & Manicures: how long can you leave acrylics on?, artificial nails, acrylic nails
Nail Care & Manicures: how long can you leave acrylics on?, artificial nails, acrylic nails, manicures

Nail Care & Manicures: Mold & Gel nails, gel nails, artificial nail
Nail Care & Manicures: Mold & Gel nails, gel nails, artificial nail, fungus growth

Nail Care & Manicures: Nail care, nails, diamond
Nail Care & Manicures: Nail care, nails, diamond

Nail Care & Manicures: Nail Envy!, dashing diva
Nail Care & Manicures: Nail Envy!, dashing diva

Nail Care & Manicures: Nail Polish, mard, nail polish
Nail Care & Manicures: Nail Polish, mard, nail polish

Nail Care & Manicures: Nails after removing acrylic nails?, gel nails, two occasions
Nail Care & Manicures: Nails after removing acrylic nails?, gel nails, two occasions, strenght

Nail Care & Manicures: Natural Nail lifting from Nail Bed, natural nails, nail bed
Nail Care & Manicures: Natural Nail lifting from Nail Bed, natural nails, nail bed, nail techs

Nail Care & Manicures: Natural Nail Strengtheners, pulmonary edema, developmental malformations
Nail Care & Manicures: Natural Nail Strengtheners, pulmonary edema, developmental malformations, burning sensation

Nail Care & Manicures: nail contr indications, lovely nails, nail paint
Nail Care & Manicures: nail contr indications, lovely nails, nail paint, false nails

Nail Care & Manicures: nail diseases, harmful bacteria, contraindication
Nail Care & Manicures: nail diseases, harmful bacteria, contraindication, pedicure

Nail Care & Manicures: nail gels, brisa gel nails, gels
Nail Care & Manicures: nail gels, brisa gel nails, gels, fingers

Nail Care & Manicures: can nail polish contain paint? (as in hardware paint), acetone, toes
Nail Care & Manicures: can nail polish contain paint? (as in hardware paint), acetone, toes, uv gel

Nail Care & Manicures: nail polish and discolored nails???, yellow nails, discolouration
Nail Care & Manicures: nail polish and discolored nails???, yellow nails, discolouration, leighton

Nail Care & Manicures: nail products and allergies, new nails, solar product
Nail Care & Manicures: nail products and allergies, new nails, solar product, red bumps

Nail Care & Manicures: nail salon quality?mma?drills?unlabeled bottles?chinese language?HOLD ON I'M SCARED NOW!, acrylic nails, american nail
Nail Care & Manicures: nail salon quality?mma?drills?unlabeled bottles?chinese language?HOLD ON I'M SCARED NOW!, acrylic nails, american nail, natural nail

Nail Care & Manicures: nail seal, artificial enhancements, natural nails
Nail Care & Manicures: nail seal, artificial enhancements, natural nails, nail polish

Nail Care & Manicures: nail support & Gel vs. Regular Acrlyic, definatley, bumpy surface
Nail Care & Manicures: nail support & Gel vs. Regular Acrlyic, definatley, bumpy surface, acid etching

Nail Care & Manicures: which nails should i get, creative nail design, one of the pioneers
Nail Care & Manicures: which nails should i get, creative nail design, one of the pioneers, solar nail

Nail Care & Manicures: nails, skin supplements, hair nails
Nail Care & Manicures: nails, skin supplements, hair nails, nail hardener

Nail Care & Manicures: Overlays on natural nails, types of manicures, biological structure
Nail Care & Manicures: Overlays on natural nails, types of manicures, biological structure, nail bed

Nail Care & Manicures: Peeling nails, smart nails, pets
Nail Care & Manicures: Peeling nails, smart nails, pets

Nail Care & Manicures: Peeling polish, tomato ketchup, moisturizer
Nail Care & Manicures: Peeling polish, tomato ketchup, moisturizer, varnish

Nail Care & Manicures: Permanent French, nail
Nail Care & Manicures: Permanent French, nail

Nail Care & Manicures: Polish Remover & Pregnancy, butyl acetate, paper mask
Nail Care & Manicures: Polish Remover & Pregnancy, butyl acetate, paper mask, acrylic resin

Nail Care & Manicures: Porcelain Nails (Oh no!), fine porcelain, acrylics
Nail Care & Manicures: Porcelain Nails (Oh no!), fine porcelain, acrylics, fragility

Nail Care & Manicures: Problem with applying nail polish, bubbles, clue
Nail Care & Manicures: Problem with applying nail polish, bubbles, clue

Nail Care & Manicures: PS nail color, cotton candy, nail salons
Nail Care & Manicures: PS nail color, cotton candy, nail salons

Nail Care & Manicures: permanent surgical removal of toe nail, nail varnish, nail glue
Nail Care & Manicures: permanent surgical removal of toe nail, nail varnish, nail glue, nail manicure

Nail Care & Manicures: pink and white, acrylic nails, unpleasant surprises
Nail Care & Manicures: pink and white, acrylic nails, unpleasant surprises, heather

Nail Care & Manicures: Resin nail courses, resins, mississauga
Nail Care & Manicures: Resin nail courses, resins, mississauga, good luck

Nail Care & Manicures: removal of gel nails, jeannie, business owner
Nail Care & Manicures: removal of gel nails, jeannie, business owner, insult

Nail Care & Manicures: removing gel nails, asians, top coat
Nail Care & Manicures: removing gel nails, asians, top coat, gel nails

Nail Care & Manicures: Silk Nail Wraps and Fill-Ins, befor
Nail Care & Manicures: Silk Nail Wraps and Fill-Ins, befor

Nail Care & Manicures: Silk Wrap and Pain, cuticle, otc
Nail Care & Manicures: Silk Wrap and Pain, cuticle, otc

Nail Care & Manicures: Silk Wraps vs Acrylics vs Pink n Whites vs Solar nails, professional nail, racist
Nail Care & Manicures: Silk Wraps vs Acrylics vs Pink n Whites vs Solar nails, professional nail, racist, plain ignorance

Nail Care & Manicures: Smile lines on pink and white acrylic, smile line, perfect smile
Nail Care & Manicures: Smile lines on pink and white acrylic, smile line, perfect smile, metal tool

Nail Care & Manicures: Solar Nail, nail tech, nss
Nail Care & Manicures: Solar Nail, nail tech, nss, little bit

Nail Care & Manicures: Solar Nails, dental acrylic, solar nail
Nail Care & Manicures: Solar Nails, dental acrylic, solar nail, creative nail design

Nail Care & Manicures: SolarNail, creative nail designs, moxie
Nail Care & Manicures: SolarNail, creative nail designs, moxie, crosslink

Nail Care & Manicures: Split toe nail
Nail Care & Manicures: Split toe nail

Nail Care & Manicures: State board exam
Nail Care & Manicures: State board exam

Nail Care & Manicures: sculptured nails, nail groove, cuticle
Nail Care & Manicures: sculptured nails, nail groove, cuticle, job

Nail Care & Manicures: silk nail wraps, answer the question, fungus
Nail Care & Manicures: silk nail wraps, answer the question, fungus, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: solar nail vs. gel nail, gel nails, acrylic nails
Nail Care & Manicures: solar nail vs. gel nail, gel nails, acrylic nails, gel nail

Nail Care & Manicures: solar nails??, gel nails, thick gel
Nail Care & Manicures: solar nails??, gel nails, thick gel, acrylic nails

Nail Care & Manicures: stop picking cuticles and biting nails, loyal friends, compulsive disorders
Nail Care & Manicures: stop picking cuticles and biting nails, loyal friends, compulsive disorders, rubberband

Nail Care & Manicures: suntan lotion removing nail polish, natural nails, professional type
Nail Care & Manicures: suntan lotion removing nail polish, natural nails, professional type, acrylics

Nail Care & Manicures: Tanning and Acrylic Nails, tanning salons
Nail Care & Manicures: Tanning and Acrylic Nails, tanning salons

Nail Care & Manicures: Tanning/gel nails, craft section, acrylic paint
Nail Care & Manicures: Tanning/gel nails, craft section, acrylic paint, bronzers

Nail Care & Manicures: Toe Nails, salt water pools, nail glue
Nail Care & Manicures: Toe Nails, salt water pools, nail glue, bone spurs

Nail Care & Manicures: My toe nail grow split, baby toes
Nail Care & Manicures: My toe nail grow split, baby toes

Nail Care & Manicures: toenail, podiatrist, actuality
Nail Care & Manicures: toenail, podiatrist, actuality, good luck

Nail Care & Manicures: toenails, vicks vapor rub, best route
Nail Care & Manicures: toenails, vicks vapor rub, best route, lamisil

Nail Care & Manicures: types of extensions, light gels, acrylics
Nail Care & Manicures: types of extensions, light gels, acrylics, uv light

Nail Care & Manicures: Using drills, mma, ema
Nail Care & Manicures: Using drills, mma, ema, liquids

Nail Care & Manicures: Using nail polish on top of Biosculpture nails?, uv nails, nail manicure
Nail Care & Manicures: Using nail polish on top of Biosculpture nails?, uv nails, nail manicure, natural nails

Nail Care & Manicures: UV gel nails, nail gels, cuticle stick
Nail Care & Manicures: UV gel nails, nail gels, cuticle stick, cuticles

Nail Care & Manicures: UV Light, uv index value, wide brim hat
Nail Care & Manicures: UV Light, uv index value, wide brim hat, world health organisation

Nail Care & Manicures: unique organic nail system, chemicals, fingers
Nail Care & Manicures: unique organic nail system, chemicals, fingers, health food store

Nail Care & Manicures: want to learn to do my own gel nails, professional products, stricked
Nail Care & Manicures: want to learn to do my own gel nails, professional products, stricked, education

Nail Care & Manicures: white tip application
Nail Care & Manicures: white tip application

Nail Care & Manicures: white tips of nails, nail polish remover, cotton bud
Nail Care & Manicures: white tips of nails, nail polish remover, cotton bud, thick line

Nail Care & Manicures: Yellow nail polish, purple hue, beauty supply store
Nail Care & Manicures: Yellow nail polish, purple hue, beauty supply store, blacklight

Nail Care & Manicures: Yellowing french manicure, tanning bed, nails
Nail Care & Manicures: Yellowing french manicure, tanning bed, nails, uv exposure

Nail Care & Manicures: Yellowing french manicure, personal experience, booths
Nail Care & Manicures: Yellowing french manicure, personal experience, booths, nails

Nail Care & Manicures: fake nails, fake nails, artificial nails
fake nails, artificial nails, acrylic gel: HI Cassie! Pls excuse my delay in answering, but it is a very busy period of time so... :-) So...fake nails... Hm... It is all a matter of what type of fake nails did you use... Was it acrylic, gel, tips, silk, porcelain??? Did they removed them with...

Nail Care & Manicures: fake nails??, fake nails, rebalancing
fake nails, rebalancing, financial responsibility: I think it s all up to your parents. It s a financial responsibility, as well as a commitment to getting regular rebalancing, and it s also your responsibility to make sure you are getting the best products possible with the best training- not all nail techs...

Nail Care & Manicures: false toenails/reply/follow up, uv gel nails, rio uv gel nails
uv gel nails, rio uv gel nails, false nails: Hi Again Elaine. Yes you can use this long term but as any chemical service please give your toes a break, just to allow them to breath, as you do not have a nail plate and therefor you are applying the gel right on the nail bed, where the nerves are and...

Nail Care & Manicures: fiber glass, nail tech, different systems
nail tech, different systems, thanks in advance: I love all different systems, and all have their qualities, i usually use gel because it is very versatile, some prefer acrylic because it is very strong and some like fiberglass because it is very fast to apply and easier to repair. I think first you should...

Nail Care & Manicures: fiberglass wrap, fiberglass resins, nail enhancements
fiberglass resins, nail enhancements, minimal pressure: If you want your clients to have more flexibility, ditch the fabric and start using Brisa Gel or Retention+, and make sure they oil their nails no less than 2x per day. The problem with Fiberglass resins is that ultimately they are NOT waterproof, and...

Nail Care & Manicures: fiberglass wraps, smidge, wraps
smidge, wraps, fingertips: Ahh getting used to the new extensions on your fingertips can take alot of practice, and a smidge of finesse lol, but they should never feel heavy or bulky. Never EVER be embarrassed to get what you wanted when you paid YOUR money for the service! Maybe...

Nail Care & Manicures: fibreglass mesh systems, ezflow products, sand shark
ezflow products, sand shark, mesh systems: Since I am an EzFlow master educator I will give you the correct procedure with EzFlow products. 1. Prep the nail with a Pro Pusher and Sand Shark File 2. apply EzBond ( 1 or two) 3. Apply Brush On Resin 4. Put the Fiber or silk 5. Apply Building Resin...

Nail Care & Manicures: filing acrylics, natural nails, free edge
natural nails, free edge, liking: You can file the acrylic but bare in mind that acrylic is much stronger than your natural nails so you will need a stronger file, also the nail is thicker in the middle of the nail so by filing you can be exposing a thicker part of the nail and be left with...

Nail Care & Manicures: fill nails, acrylic gel, cuticle
acrylic gel, cuticle, nails: Hi Dawn- Well in general they will prep your nails(clean-buff-prime), fill in the regrowth area around your cuticle, reshape and file and polish. It depends on if your filling an acrylic, gel, or wraps really. I hope this answeres your question. GOod Luck...

Nail Care & Manicures: What is a "back fill"?, acryllic nails, smile line
acryllic nails, smile line, nail tech: Dear Shelby, A backfill is when a trench is drilled behind the white when the white has grown out and is showing the natural smile line. This trench is then filled in with more white acrylic to correct the smile line. Infills are when the area that...

Nail Care & Manicures: filled nails, regrowth, nails
regrowth, nails, enhancements: Hi Sherrie, When getting a refill on an enhancement previously done it is not necessary to remove the old product. What is usually done is that any lift is filed away, and then the regrowth are is filled in with product. If enhancements are removed too...

Nail Care & Manicures: fills vs back fills, smile line, rebalance
smile line, rebalance, infill: Usually nail techs difrenciate the two procedures this way even thow opinions may vary. The diference is beteween an infill and a backfill (or rebalance) is that when doing an infill product is only applied to the regrowth area, leaving the nail a bit unbalanced...

Nail Care & Manicures: how to find a professional who does acrylic manicures, new canaan ct, fairfield county ct
new canaan ct, fairfield county ct, wilton ct: Hi Darlene- e-mail me privately and I will give you some referrals. BUT! I do not refer clients to Non standard salons, I will only send you to a professional with excellent training in this field- It IS a little bit rocket science, and a master I refer...

Nail Care & Manicures: finding a good technician in my area, gel nails, referral page
gel nails, referral page, pure acetone: Yep, I officially need my own referral page lol. Email me privately: hreynosa@hotmail.com and I will be happy to find you a referral for a great tech. I can t tell you how a particular salon ranks unless I know them, my referrals come from a listing...

Nail Care & Manicures: finger nail discoloration, finger nails, toe nails
finger nails, toe nails, yellow teeth: Hi Colleen, It is possible that the discoloration is caused by not using a base coat underneath your normal polish color and another thing could be the from your kitchen. When you are dealing with curries and other coloring spices beinbg handled by the...

Nail Care & Manicures: fingertip pain and acrylics, reputable brands, cuticle
reputable brands, cuticle, painful experience: You should never go back to that nail place. I don t think i can recommend a salon as i live in Portugal and hardly know any salons outside here, but you should be concerned what they think of you, go and inspect the place around before you book, ask questions,...

Nail Care & Manicures: flaky nails, good habit, nailpolish
good habit, nailpolish, rule of thumb: Hi! I m sorry that Susanna didn t reply to your question. Perhaps she made an error? I don t know her, so I really couldn t say. I don t think it s the polish causing the problem. More than likely it s a drying issue causing the peeling and whitening...

Nail Care & Manicures: flaky nails, long nails, nailpolish
long nails, nailpolish, drastic changes: I was reading some older question trying to make a FAQ and i saw in your question to Victoria that you never got my answer, and got a this is a duplicate question message. There must have been some sort of mistake because i distincively recall answering...

Nail Care & Manicures: french, nail biter, french manicure
nail biter, french manicure, free edge: The french manicure can be done regardless of the nail length, but to look pretty i only recommend to my clients they do it if their nails have at least 1 mm of free edge. Don t be bothered by what other think, go to a salon and ask for it no matter what,...

Nail Care & Manicures: french manicure, french manicures, french manicure
french manicures, french manicure, nail tech: First of all i don t know what your nail tech is using to paint the french, is this with polish? If this is the case i think if your nail tech has no idea i really have no way of kwnowing, specially without having looked at your nails. Sorry i couldn t be...

Nail Care & Manicures: french manicure, french manicure, natural nails
french manicure, natural nails, diferent type: How is the french manicure done? If it is painted on i don t know what can be causing this, maybe you should ask your nail tech. If you french manicure are white tips glued on your nails then this is because the tips used are not the correct size or shape,...

Nail Care & Manicures: french manicure, french manicure, french look
french manicure, french look, nail bed: I m sorry but i usually give my clients the french look using gel, so my knowlege in what colours of polish to use is not the best. Maibe you could get advice from a brand seller at a general store. Brands with a broad range of colours like OPI or Creative...

Nail Care & Manicures: french manicures, french manicures, french manicure
french manicures, french manicure, acrylic nails: I think you are refering to an American manicure. This is when the tip is painted using a beige/pearl color instead of the bright whithe used for the French manicure. If you would like to get this type of manicure, i m sure any technician or manicure providing...

Nail Care & Manicures: french nails, french nails, natural nails
french nails, natural nails, acrylic nails: Unfortunately, besides enhancements such as acrylic or gel there is no other way to have permanent french. But there is some ways to make you polish last longer. To start with be sure to have your nails perfectly clean before applying the polish, cleanse the...

Nail Care & Manicures: french tip nails, nail clipping, natural nail
nail clipping, natural nail, nail technician: The problems you speak of can all be avoided- IF you choose the right TECHNICIAN. The tip, the enhancement product (AKA Acrylic, Fiberglass, gel), the adhesives used- none of these are to blame for any damage that occurs to your natural nail. What damages...

Nail Care & Manicures: french, nail biter, free edge
nail biter, free edge, french polish: Hi Samtheman, It is hard to do a french on the fingers with no free edge. If you bit them to stumps definately no. But ultimately it is up the the tech. Maybe think about doing a full set of pink and whites. It would be a durable french nail, give you...

Nail Care & Manicures: Our future Product, tank project, lasting quality
tank project, lasting quality, camber: HI GUYS! Well you are not the first to come up with this idea. Lancome, laffy taffy,sephora girls all have fun scents and Fragrance free polish has also been done.Usually tolulene,formeldehyde, acetone make the polish stink. You can remove and cover up the...

Nail Care & Manicures: GEL NAIL, gel nail, polish remover
gel nail, polish remover, acetone: You can paint a polish top coat over it to restore shine or you can go back to the salon and ask to have the shine replaced. Yes you can paint polish on gels but if you have tips on to extend the length you should only remove it with acetone free polish remover...

Nail Care & Manicures: GEL NAILS, uv gel nails, natural nails
uv gel nails, natural nails, gels: Hi Doreen, First you need to ascertain that they are indeed REAL Uv Gel nails. From what you re saying about a grinder being used on natural nails (this is in fact an e-file aka electric file) then I m going to surmise that you do NOT have real UV...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel, natural nails, putting tips
natural nails, putting tips, manicures: HI Denise. You can certianly opt for an overlay of gel. Clear is fine or you can get a gel in a color even a french finish. These are great for a chip free polish finish and it stays super shiny always. Clear will look natural but super shiny. Good Luck...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel or Acrylic??, gel nails, cherry town
gel nails, cherry town, whitish color: Hi Gina! I m sad to say, you did get ripped off! Its not even close to the process of gel nails. Gel does not come in a liquid and powder form. I am having a heck of a time finding a qualified nail technician close to you what are some other surrounding...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel on all acrylic nails, acrylic nails, toxic products
acrylic nails, toxic products, different systems: Dear Morgant You don t need to have anything done to your nails, before getting enhancements applied. However, you should inform yourself about the different systems available, how they are applied, and watch out for NSS (Non Standard Salons) and MMA (toxic...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Fill Nails, nail enhancements, natural nails
nail enhancements, natural nails, acrylic nails: Hi Emily, Please allow me to explain. There are several types of nail enhancements on the market (see here for descriptions on ALL: http://ongles-chez-victoria.tripod.com/victoriasnails/id16.html) with the most popular being Acrylic (Liquid & Powder) and...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel or Gel Overlay, acrylic nails, natural nail
acrylic nails, natural nail, illegal products: Hi Gina, If you asked for acrylic with a gel overlay, it seems that is very likely exactly what you recieved. Acrylic is applied with a brush that is first dipped in liquid, then dipped in powder to create a ball. That is then applied to either a natural...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Lamps, luck david, ezflow
luck david, ezflow, life span: Dear Andria Panay, Good lamps have a life span of 2 or 3,000 Hours so that would be around half a year to a year using it every day. Standard which is better to keep is when the lamp stops curing the gel, gel seals or nail polish. It does not matter...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Maintenance, liquid monomer, quality enhancements
liquid monomer, quality enhancements, natural nails: Dear Steph, This is a tutorial that shows the application of UV Gel. It s for a sculpted french, so the steps will not be necessarily the same. Some technicians sculpt, and some use tips and overlay the gel onto the tip. But at least this video will show...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nail Removal Time, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, hairgel: Hi Heather, What first must be determined is if Liquid & Powder Acrylic nails were applied or true UV Gel. If they are Liquid and powder Acrylic, the application would be as follows: dip large brush into a purplish liquid, then dip it into a pot of powder,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nail Removal, nail polish remover, gel nails
nail polish remover, gel nails, nail tip: Dear Tami, First, I suggest that you read this page on my site that talks about MMA and bad salons: http://ongles-chez-victoria.tripod.com/victoriasnails/id18.html Then this one, that describes the differences in the types of enhancements: http://ongles-chez-victoria.tripod.com/victoriasnails/id16.html...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, gel nails, manicure
gel nails, manicure: There is no reason for gel lifting, gel adesion is just as good as L&P, is the same tech applying both systems? If it is a diferent tech maybe she is doing poor preparation on the nail before applying the gel. The nail surface must be very clean and dehydrated...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, gel nails, professional manicure
gel nails, professional manicure, natural nails: Dear Gloria, Congratulations!!!! And boy oh boy, I m so glad that you contacted me. NEVER EVER let a technician use an electric file on your natural nails. They should only touch the product (acrylic/uv gel) and never your natural nail. ALso, Quality...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, acrylic nails: Dear Elin, First, please note: Acrylic does NOT damage nails. BAD TECHNICIANS DAMAGE NAILS. Please see this page on my site to learn how bad technicians damage nails so that you can avoid this problem in future: http://ongles-chez-victoria.tripod.com/victoriasnails/id18.html...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails?, uv gel nails, hair gel
uv gel nails, hair gel, acetone: Dear Brenda, It sounds to me that you do NOT have UV Gel nails. UV Gels has absolutely NO ODOUR whatsoever. Also, they NEVER contain any powder. UV Gel is exactly as the name implies: a GEL that is similar in viscosity to hair gel (but clearly not the...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, nail polish remover, nairobi kenya
nail polish remover, nairobi kenya, gel nails: Dear Lily, Hello To Nairobi, I have been there many years ago and had a great time in Mombassa. Since gel is non porous when cured you can not remove them with any solvent for sure not with alu foil and polish remover. New on the market though is a Soak...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, gel nails, nice spa
gel nails, nice spa, nail tech: yes thyroid medications can affect the adheresion of the product. Any enhancement can be affected by medications since your nails and hair show the first signs of ingestion. Talk to your nail tech regarding this and even your doctor I would recommend as long...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, gel nails, natural nail
gel nails, natural nail, manicurists: Dear Marina, NEVER try to lift/tear off/pry ANY nail enhancement off of the natural nail. This is a GUARANTEED way to cause damage to the natural nail, sometimes even permanent damage. First, you need to ascertain if these are REAL gel overlays. From...

Nail Care & Manicures: About Gel Nails, removing gel nails, pure acetone
removing gel nails, pure acetone, gels: Hi Cle! Unfortunately, MOST brands of UV Gels must be filed off. Some (few and far between) are soakables, but you would need to ask your technician. You could try pure acetone, but likely you won t get very far. Check with your technician and see...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, pins and needles, light acts
pins and needles, light acts, gel nails: Hi Nimi. The burning is from a gel primer. The uv light acts as a catylst and speeds up the process of the primer resulting in a burning or pins and needles effect on the nail. I tell clients lightly tap you finger tips (avoid using the nail)and this will...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, gel nails, hi amy
gel nails, hi amy, uv gel: Hi Amy Bubbles occur in uv gel and acrylic. Most usually, poor technique by the technician is the cause of it and it is not related to the product, it can occur with every product line. Speak to your technician and or his/her manager, and seek a amicable...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, sally hanson, sally hansen
sally hanson, sally hansen, gel nails: Dear Catherine, Sally Hansen and other similar products will only mask the problem and will not fix it. Once the damage is done, it can not be undone and must be grown out. Do NOT buff them!! To soothe them and encourage healthy regrowth, apply cuticle...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, french manicures, gel nails
french manicures, gel nails, acrylic nails: hi arent kids all the same! there are some french polish kits with stickers that act as guides, but to b fair, there have never been very sucessful with anyone. it is not too hard to paint short nails with french white, turn brush sideways and stroke to...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, quality uv: Dear Helen, Both Quality UV Gel and Quality Acrylic would be fine for a natural nail overlay. The trick is finding a Quality salon that doesn t cause damage and use toxic products. Your natural nails should NEVER be filed with an electric file. ...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails or Acrylic, natural skin tone, thumb nails
natural skin tone, thumb nails, nail biter: Well Gillian, that all depends on the type of person! If you are or were a nail biter, you might have to limit yourself to what nails you can start with. My favorite type of nails period, is Creative Acrylic Custom Blended. Most likely if you where or are...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails/Acrylics, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, artificial nails: Hi Vanesa, Ok, yup, sounds like a bad school. The first thing is fitting tips properly. If they are too narrow for the nail, move a size up and and just trim/file the sides a bit to fit it to the nail. When a tip is poorly fitted it will pop up and/or create...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails Chipping, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, uv gel: Dear Lisa, First of all, UV Gel will never chip. And, with other systems such as acrylic, if the product is applied too thin at the end, then it will chip. It would need to be applied thicker. I m inclined to think that you re not getting UV Gel at...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails - Can I File?, gel nails, time constraints
gel nails, time constraints, breaking the seal: Katie you CAN file them, but you do risk breaking the seal created on the edge of the nail by the tech- it shouldn t make them crack, but it can make them lift something awful. I would recommend going to a beauty supply and asking for a 240 grit abrasive,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails Hurt, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, information victoria: Dear Liz First, I am SO SORRY for the delay of my reply. I went away and forgot to change my settings. My deepest apologies!! First, we need to ascertain if you have real UV Gel s on your nails and how your enhancements were applied. - UV gels do NOT...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails Lifting and Popping Off Completely, household cleaning products, household chores
household cleaning products, household chores, gel nails: Dear Valerie For NNO s (Natural Nail Overlays) where there is no extension and simply product over top of the natural nail, overexposure to water can sometimes be an issue. When the natural nail is exposed to water, it expands due to absorption of the...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails Procedure, gel nails, thenailgeek
gel nails, thenailgeek, utmost importance: Hi Nancy! I m terribly sorry, but I regret that I can t help you. The reason is that there are many different brands of gel, and that being the case, each product line has it s own system of application . I would only be able to answer this question...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails popping off, household cleaning products, hormone replacements
household cleaning products, hormone replacements, gel nails: Dear Leah, First, you must be certain that they are indeed gel . If no powder was used, then they are real gel. If any powder at all was used, then they are NOT gel, and are acrylic. As for them popping off (in the case of uv gel), this may occur for...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails? Removal?, gel nails, long nails
gel nails, long nails, client consultation: Well, first of all let me tell you not all salons are like that. If fact, your tech should of filled out a client consultation card asking you if you have any hobbies and a job that involves your nails, in this case, where you type, she should have been the...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails - Shortened nail bed, pickle slicer, gel nails
pickle slicer, gel nails, nail bed: Dear Deb, It sounds as if the natural nail might be lifting from your nail bed. This usually occurs due to either trauma or infection. It looks somewhat like this: http://www.salongeek.com/attachments/health-safety-unaturale/914d1107457320-onycholysis-onycholysis.jpg...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails Splitting Horizontally, gel enhancements, gel nails
gel enhancements, gel nails, thin dark line: It sounds like your tech isn t building up the stress/apex up properly. This is EXTREMELY important, particularly with Gel Enhancements, that there is a bit more thickness built up in this area where you are experiencing breakage. And wear gloves when...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails - tip lifting, household chores, natural nails
household chores, natural nails, gel nails: Dear Elizabeth, Yes, gels are perfectly lovely! With uv gels, and sometimes acrylics; if the nail is not properly capped , separation can occur at the free edge between the product and the natural nail of a Natural Nail Overlay. This occurs because...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails vs Solar Nails, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, cuticle oil: The difference is the application and that gel does not need to be buffed, to shine, the last coat (which is gel) gives shine and dryers in 2 min on the UV light. Acrylic dissolves in acetone and gel does not. The final results may also show some difference,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Nails, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, gel nail: Gel nail are not much diferent from acrylic nails, overlays or extensions can be applied just as acrylic. So if you desire to change to gel there is no need to cut your nails, you can have an overlay. The diference is in how the product cures, acrylic start...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nail lifting, uv bulbs, gel nails
uv bulbs, gel nails, cuticle area: Hi Nicole, Your problem with lifting can have a couple of reasons and I will send hereby you the troubleshooting for gel I hope you can solve your problem with this if you have any further questions you can always mail me again TROUBLE SHOOTING GEL...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails, gel nails, bangkok
gel nails, bangkok, greetings: Dear Diane, I have no idea how gel dust can help gel besides ruining yout brush with the sealant. I have never heard from this but who knows it might give the nail a completely different look design wise that is. Let me know what the results are when you...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails, permanent french manicure, gel nails
permanent french manicure, gel nails, acrylic nails: Dear kay YES, airbrushing may be done over any type of enhancement. There is NO NEED WHATSOEVER to remove the present enhancements to do airbrushing over them. Anyone that says otherwise, is scamming you for your business. Why do you not want acrylic...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails after acrylic removal, gel nails, nail beds
gel nails, nail beds, quality acrylic: Hi Rebekah, Please let me first explain: the product will not damage the nails. Quality Acrylic, UV Gels, Wraps, etc are all good products with their own strengths and weaknesses. In fact, both acrylic and uv gels are BOTH acrylics in different formats....

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails chipping?, tipped fingers, gel nails
tipped fingers, gel nails, airbrushed: Dear Maureen, Sometimes, if the nail is prepped incorrectly, the gel will chip away. Also, if the gel is applied too thinly. Chipping can occur with any product/system due to the following: - incorrect prep - incorrect application - with uv gels,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails with the french look., natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, french look: You can paint your nails to your desire without any fear. The only thing you must be carefull is how you remove it. If you had tips applied (i m gessing no as you said you only had gel applied over your natural nails), then acetone can melt the tips. So if...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails. How to get gel off?, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, natural nail: If everything is OK (if your tech is a good tech and if you folowed aftercare instrutions) then your nail underneath should be just as before, no stonger, no weaker... To remove gel safely it is necessary for a tech to do it. Gel need to be filed off, and...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails, LCN gels, fungal nail infection, gel nails
fungal nail infection, gel nails, natural nails: Hi Lorraine LCN are a company that produce all products for natural nails and nail extensions, i have not heard that they are used for nail infections, maybe they have a TREATMENT for nail infections. I have not used LCN so i am not very familiar with their...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails lifting, gel nails, product failure
gel nails, product failure, uv output: Dear Tamara, My first piece of advice is to contact your educator/supplier and see what advice they offer you. Causes of lifting are: - lamps with old bulbs that need replacing - poor prep of the nail - failure to remove non-living tissue (cuticle)...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails/light, nail enhancements, gel nails
nail enhancements, gel nails, natural nail: NO, this is NOT true. Light from a UV lamp is far far far less uv rays than if you stand at a window in direct sunlight for 2minutes. It will NOT damage your natural nail or anything of the sort. There is absolutely NO danger from a UV lamp. The output...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails or Solar???, creative nail design, nail enhancements
creative nail design, nail enhancements, gel nails: Well this actually depends on what the salons you are talking about are ACTUALLY using. Alot of NSS Salons (non-standard, discount salons) advertise Solar nails and don t even actually know what they ARE. If they ARE in fact using Solar nail, it s just...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails vs. Acrylic, creative nails, gel nails
creative nails, gel nails, nail plate: Hi Conny! Gels are no more damaging than acrylics. Working with gels you learn where the product ends, so you know when to stop filing. Thats why when we are asked about gel removal from the unlicensed public we suggest a licensed professional do it, for...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel nails, french manicures, gel nails
french manicures, gel nails, natural nails: I m sorry to say, but it sounds to me as if you were indeed misled by one of the most common scams used by NSS and discount shops (NSS = Non Standard Salon). If a powder was used, then they are NOT UV GEL. UV Gel requires NO powder at all, EVER. It is exactly...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Overlays & Pregnancy, local health authority, nails co
local health authority, nails co, acrylic nails: hi wendy can u give me a little more info, are u in the UK ? what area, is the salon a Korean/asian run place. Do the staff wear masks while they work? It sounds as if you are describing acrylic nails, i wore fibreglass nails thru both my pregnancies and...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel overlays, paris fashion week, nail extension
paris fashion week, nail extension, free edge: hi evelyn please accept my apologies for the delay in answering this a few days after you posted it, i have been working backstage at paris fashion week and got back today! the question you ask depends on a few things. the longer the nail extension, the...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel overlays, akzentz, nail business
akzentz, nail business, nail technician: I currently work with Akzentz which is a Canadian brand, i love their gels as they come in different viscosities, colors and are lovely to work with. I also like IBD (specially their soft white color to sculpt natural looking extensions) and i ve also heard...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Polish and Nurses, nails co, health care professionals
nails co, health care professionals, artificial nails: hi patricia, In my opinion if nurses are banned from wearing nail extensions, nail polish is just as unhygienic and yes it probably does get bacteria under it, the same as bacteria is probably collecting under the free edge of her nail also. Hopefully...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Polish, natural nails, natural nail
natural nails, natural nail, laymens terms: Wanting to clarify the subject i ve e-mailed Young nails the folowing: I just had a question regarding your gel polishes. A nail tech said that you advertise it is ok to use your gel polishes on natural nails. To the date i ve learned that gel polishes...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel over polish, acetone nail polish remover, nail polish remover
acetone nail polish remover, nail polish remover, nail enamel: hi in our salon we offer a service called thermoshield. its made by a nail company called NSI. it is a gel like polish, is slightly thicker than polish, dries under a light bulb that gives off heat, but can b removed with nail enamel remover. we also offer...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel over poorly done acrylic, natural nail, nail techs
natural nail, nail techs, nail technician: hi chia sorry for the delay, i have been away for the weekend. im sorry to hear you have had a bad experience, unfortunatly there are a few nail techs that still abuse the natural nail. the gel wont do any more harm as long as it doesnt lift. imagine someone...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel Resin, resin, liza
resin, liza, ultra violet lamp: hi pamela i havent heard of this product, is it something that is sold to u by a salon as a client? the name is confusing, a gel isnt technically a resin? did they not give u any aftercare advise? did the gel set on its own or did it need to b set in an...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel vs Acrylic-did I get scammed?, new nails, uv gel
new nails, uv gel, ongles: Dear Colleen, UV Gel NEVER contains powder. YES, you were scammed. Please see this page on my site to learn how to protect yourself and how to choose a better trained technician, and how to avoid toxic MMA Acrylic: http://ongles-chez-victoria.tripod.com/victoriasnails/id18.html...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel vs Acrylic, safety data sheet, acrylic nails
safety data sheet, acrylic nails, illegal kind: Hi Jane! I have also received your email to me from my site (Ongles Chez Victoria). In answer to your question. There is only ONE powder that exists. There is NO difference in a powder used for liquid & powder acrylic nails and that used in conjunction...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel white and pink full set, gel nails, pink and white nails
gel nails, pink and white nails, quality acrylic: Dear Ashley, I m very glad to have been of help in the past and will try to help you again. In all truthfulness, if they are QUALITY Acrylic or REAL UV Gel, 45 to 60 for a full set is about right with refills/rebalances costing a tad less. Quality Acrylic...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gel is wiping off, gel nails, nail technology
gel nails, nail technology, sticky residue: Dear Rebecca, If you are in the US, a GREAT website is www.beautytech.com It s a site FULL of nail technicians, sharing information and helping one another. If you are in the UK: thesalongeek.com is another awesome site for nail technicians, full of tutorials...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gell/Acrylic Nails, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, gell: There should never be any damage to your nails regardless of what type of enhancements you use, the damge comes from the nail tech and not the product applyied. So if you don t what to damage your nails search for a more qualifies nail tech. Hope i could...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gels, uv gel, bonder
uv gel, bonder, hair gel: Dear Colleen, This is not always the case. First, you would have to be certain that it was indeed the primer to which you had the reaction, and not due to over-exposure to acrylic (from it touching the skin, which it should never do). Most gels do not require...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gels, airbrush paint, uv lamps
airbrush paint, uv lamps, e mail: I am going to guess that they are NOT actually using the same products if these issues are brand new. Or they are not keeping the bulbs in their UV Lamps fresh, causing them to not cure completely. If you need a referral in your area, e-mail me privately:...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gels over acrylic or vice versa, gels, thin layer
gels, thin layer, out of practice: Its possible to them both aways as far as i know. Sometimes techs use gel over acrylic to give the enhancements a nice shine, them repeat the procedure for infills (fill with acrylic then gel top coat) But you want to convert a gel client to acrylic, and since...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gels, nail enamel, artificial nails
nail enamel, artificial nails, ontop: hi pam if you have artificial nails ie acrylic (L&P), gel or fibreglass, then nail enamel lasts pretty well anyway. i have used something called thermoshield by NSI for 15 yrs now. it is somewhere between a gel and a top coat. sometimes techs will apply...

Nail Care & Manicures: Gentlest option, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, e mail: None of the options you listed are the gentlest option. What you need to find is a better TECH. No one product is safer, gentler, or better for you. What has damaged your nails is the technique of the tech you went to for your services. E-mail...

Nail Care & Manicures: Glued the lift, natural nail, nail tech
natural nail, nail tech, thow: You re absolutely right. It s normal for lifting to occour(not too much lifting thow) but to repair it all lifted product should be removed (either by filing or soaking off) before applying new product. By glueing the lifted portion moist and debris might...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel, creative nail designs, uv light
creative nail designs, uv light, abrasive: Ahh you are using white tips. That will do it ;) I use Brisa by Creative Nail Designs. It s easy to use, and it s also hypoallergenic. I don t recommend using it until you hit a class with an educator though, and I actually say that about ANY line-...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel, nail bed, uv lamp
nail bed, uv lamp, missing something: When you say you are putting gel on your own what exactly do you mean??? Do you use a UV lamp? Or somekind of gel that dries by itself? Most common reason that your gel is cracking and chipping is that you use the UV lamp more than it needs. Pls give...

Nail Care & Manicures: did i get gel or acrylic??, gel nails, fraudulent marketing
gel nails, fraudulent marketing, acrylic nails: Hi Gina Sounds to me as if you were scammed by an NSS salong (NSS = Non Standard Salon). This is a very common scam. They urge you to pay more for gel, then use acrylic from a jar marked gel . For REAL UV Gel , powder is NEVER used. The product is...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel allergies, uv bulbs, gel nails
uv bulbs, gel nails, trouble shooters: Dear Julie, Although it is very rare that people are allergic to gel it is possible. Basically all gels are the same but if you choose a good brand like IBD or ESN or EzFlow gels you can be sure that they have been manufactured without using inferior or...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel coatings, french look, acrylic nail
french look, acrylic nail, gels: Hi, i sometimes have this problem myself with the paint on white this is why i hardly work with this gel, i prefer working with the builder white or the ultra white gel. These gels are thicker in consistency and may not be suited to apply over the acrylic...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nail overlay breakage, natural nails, gel nail
natural nails, gel nail, strange problem: Dear Carla, This is a strange problem, you mean the nails are broken? or the gel top coat is chipping off. If the nails are broken there must be another reason. If you gels are from a good brand it is not possible that this damage the nails at all. I am...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nail removal, nail enamel, digging in the garden
nail enamel, digging in the garden, nail plate: Hi Jane! Is there a specific reason you want to stop getting them? If you are getting good service from a reputable trained tech with good product, it really isn t necessary to give them a break. If it s just because YOU need a break personally, well...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, time what kind
gel nails, time what kind, bacterial growth: The gel does not harm your nails, but your tech can, if she is as carefull as she should having gels removed shouldn t harm your nails. Lifting is when the gel lifts from the nail leaving a whitish patch and making room for bacterial growth, if this occour...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, pure acetone: Dear Gerri, Yes, you could do what is called an overlay or NNO (natural nail overlay) of gel on your natural nails. This will add to their strength. Keeping in mind, they are still breakable and not indestructable. Also, it s best to choose a length...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, dear elaine, gel nails
dear elaine, gel nails, burning sensation: Dear Elaine, With uv gels, there are photoinitiators in the gel that cause it to react to the UV Light and harden. Some gels have more than others. Also, the type of light will make a difference as well. Not all UV lights are created equal. Within...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, fake nails
gel nails, fake nails, acrylic nails: Hi Emily. Any enhancement will thin your nails since it is extra weight on top of your real nails. I love gels for the natural and super high shine look. Most people love the durability of acrylic though. It really comes down to personal preference and lifestyle....

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, creative nail design, gel nails
creative nail design, gel nails, proper education: hi i will strongly advise you to get professional training if you intend to use professional products. also, b very careful of buying profession products from ebay, as they may not b sold by a pro & you could waste a lot of money by using the products incorrectly....

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, beauty supply stores, gel nails
beauty supply stores, gel nails, star nails: Dear Rachel, The best advice I can give you is to avoid going cheap. I myself tried that route, as have many other techs. It cost us more in the long and we ended up taking more conversion courses to get better training and better products. The companies...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, cow dung, polymer chains
cow dung, polymer chains, fiberglass resins: Hi Joan! There are a important things to know here: All products, your hairspray down to the apples that may be in your fridge are natural. Labeling items as natural or organic is an advertising technique used to scare people into buying their product....

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, uv gel nails, mobile beauty therapist
uv gel nails, mobile beauty therapist, natural nails: Hi Sharon, I shall try my best to help you resolve your problem, however, not knowing what brand you are using is a bit of a hinderance. Issues that may cause lifting: - improper prep of the nail and failure to remove all non-living tissue from the surface...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, natural nail
gel nails, natural nail, thin coat: Dear Lori, To be able to assist you better, I need to know what kind or courses you have taken. Without knowing the extent of your training, it makes it difficult to answer without knowing what you do or don t know. If your only source of training is...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, gel uv
gel nails, gel uv, uv gel: Dear Susan, There is ONLY ONE WAY of applying REAL UV Gel. UV Gel is a exactly as the name implies: a GEL. Similar in viscosity to hair gels. It s applied to the nail and/or tip, then cured (hardened) under a UV lamp. There is NO POWDER with REAL UV...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, apex area, stress point
apex area, stress point, gel nails: Aww you sound like your hair is about to fall out lol! I understand your frustration, I also experienced this when i first started using gel. And, as you already suspect, it was ALL about the APEX (stress point). Thin layers ARE very important to...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails
gel nails: This can be caused either by poor preparation of the nail tech before the application or by picking/biting of the nails. If it is the nail s tech fault i would discuss the problem and have it repaired as soon as possible. Hope i could help. Sorry for taking...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, sunscreen ingredients, sunscreen agents
sunscreen ingredients, sunscreen agents, solvent proof: Well it looks like we all learn something new every day ;) I didn t realize in your question that you were wearing enamel/polish- But I am sticking to the info I gave you about UV Gel- it s solvent proof, and none of these ingredients will break them down,...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails?, gel nails, uv lamp
gel nails, uv lamp, uv gel: Dear Alina, There is NO SUCH THING as gel powder. They are either ACrylic or UV Gel. If no UV lamp was used, and powder WAS used, then they are NOT uv gel and you were scammed. Please see this page on my site to learn more. http://ongles-chez-victoria.tripod.com/victoriasnails/id18.html...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, nail enamel, natural nails
nail enamel, natural nails, gel nails: dear megan im terribly sorry, but i have never used ibd gel, and i havent seen their lamp used so i cant help u with the buttons! as for nail enamel, then gel top coat, the nail menamel would have to be very dry, and the top coat would have to be a generous,...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, natural nails
gel nails, natural nails, acrylic nails: Dear Michelle, Filing them shorter will not damage them, BUT it will break the seal, and you might risk lifting at the free edge if they are overlays on natural nails. If they are applied with tips, then yes, file them shoter. With regards to them being...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, nail shop: Oh boy. You need to get to a good tech ASAP and have those babies removed. You may also have to take a short break and nurse your natural nails back to health before you apply a new set. There is absolutely no good excuse for having the troubles you...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, fake nails
gel nails, fake nails, fungus infection: Hello Nubia, It is essential to have a proper manicure removing any looseness and air pockets of your fake nails before filling with gel because you want to eliminate any possibility of fungus infection (cause by humidity) and of course because you want...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, ezflow
gel nails, ezflow, grit: Hi Kelly, Yes you can file them down if you would like. Just make sure you have the appropiate grit on the file for gel/acrylic. The grit that would be most useful is a 180 grit. Use a file from the brand of the gel or one of the better brands as...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, natural nails
gel nails, natural nails, patch test: I m sorry but i think if you are allergic to one type of gel most likely you will be allergic to all brands, maybe you could try other types of enhancements like silk or acrylic. Maybe if you are willing to try other gel brands you can ask for a patch test...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails??, dirt under my nails, gel nails
dirt under my nails, gel nails, uv gel: Hi Gillian You may scrub under your nails, no matter what system of enhancments you are wearing. Both UV Gel and Acrylic are equally good products IF they are a quality brand. My personal preferene is UV Gels, but again, they are no better than standard...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, glitter gel, nail geek
glitter gel, nail geek, star nails: Hi Shanna, go to this poll http://www.salongeek.com/nail-geek/18541-what-brand-gel-do-you-use.html?highlight=gel See what every technician, all over the World prefers. From a distributors point of view; Brisa wasn t a big seller at all, no one liked...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, uv gel nails, enhancements
uv gel nails, enhancements: Hi Janelle Ummm can you explain to me why Damien needs gel nails? Uv Gel nails are enhancements that are applied in a salon. You would need to contact the salons in your area to see who offers them. But if all he s looking for are enhancements, then...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, london fashion week, cuticle nippers
london fashion week, cuticle nippers, gel nails: hi gail, sorry for delay in answering but ive been busy working backstage at london fashion week till last night. ok, i think u had a type of gel. i say a type because only gel would still b shiny after removing nail enamel. however, the powder & liquid bit...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, household chores, natural nails
household chores, natural nails, gel nails: Hi Deanna In answer to your first question: Nails separating from product at the free edge (end) of the nail. When natural nails are exposed to water, they absorb it and swell with the moisture. As they dry out, they contract back to their former size,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Did I get gel nails or acrylic, gel nails, natural nails
gel nails, natural nails, acrylic nails: This certainly sounds like it was indeed MMA. I m sorry that you were scammed. My best advice is to let your natural nails grow out at this time, and to nourish them daily with cuticle oil. If you should ever choose to get enhancements again, seek out...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails in health care, gel nails, gel nail
gel nails, gel nail, free edge: Well, there are some places that do not allow enhancements but what do they allegate concretely to say that they are unsafe? I also do not know what your functions are and if the gel nail may or may not interfere there. Ususally enhancement are not allowed...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails lifting, gel nails, nail plate
gel nails, nail plate, poor performance: Usually lifting occour due to poor preparation of the nail plate. Here is an article i would like you to take a look at, as it is very usefull and i think you ll benefit from it: http://www.salongeek.com/nail-application/3007-perfect-preparation.html and...

Nail Care & Manicures: How to make gel nails last longer?, nail extentions, gel nails
nail extentions, gel nails, gel nail: Dear Samantha, I fail to understand your negative feedback given my response. If that is your opinion, so be it. But, the truth is, they are honest straightforward answers. If you don t like the answers, it does not make them bad answers, nor does...

Nail Care & Manicures: having gel nails and being a nail tech, nail technician course, gel nails
nail technician course, gel nails, ezflow: Dear Debra, Yes you can apply gels on any kind of nails, gel applies to any kind where as acrylics cannot apply on gel. The gel product will certainly stick to your nails. Please make sure you will use quality brands such as IBD,EzFlow or ESN. More questions?...

Nail Care & Manicures: After gel nails, my nails are curling on the sides, c curve, gel nails
c curve, gel nails, natural nails: Dear Jenn, I m not quite sure what you mean by curling in from the sides . If this picture is what you mean: http://www.salongeek.com/attachments/nail-critiques/4607d1183549267-tip-pink-l-p-overlay-please-please-critique-paula2.jpg OR http://www.salongeek.com/attachments/nail-critiques/4565d1182620941-comp-practice-dtb-june-2007-geek.jpg...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails splitting or lifting, gel nails, pointer finger
gel nails, pointer finger, natural nail: Ususally the natural nail is capped (the product is used a bit over the free edge to grab the natural nail underneath, but is tehre isn t separating on the free edge this isn t the problem. Perhaps it is better to leave your nail tech to evaluate the problem...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel nails, gel nails, natural nails
gel nails, natural nails, acrylic nails: In some cases, yes, UV Gel will hold up better when exposed to water as it s non-porous . However, you should note that every time your hands are in water, your natural nail under the enhancement will absorb water, which causes it to expand. Then as it...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel overlay, gel nails, natural nail
gel nails, natural nail, french gel: Dear Terri, A natural overlay simply means that product is applied directly to your natural nail, without the use of any tips. The product will be usually clear and no white applied for a french. If you have any more questions, please feel free...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel overlays and pregnancy, natural nails, proper measures
natural nails, proper measures, quality technicians: Dear Elizabeth, Uv Gel Overlays OR Acrylic that is applied by a qualified technician, using the PROPER measures, who is using QUALITY products will NOT damage your natural nails, nor endanger your baby. We are, nowadays, unfortunatly innundated with discount...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel's peeling, nail plate, mean time
nail plate, mean time, peeling: hi chantelle if the product is lifting cleanly off, it has definately not bonded in the first place. this would b due to contamination on the nail, your brush or your product. however, the fact that the gel partially set, and since then you have been having...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel powder, monomer, uv light
monomer, uv light, msds: There are a few companies that provide a powder to be used with their UV gels. These powders add bulk to the gel so it s easier to work with, it s debatable whether or not they add strength. However, if you do not have to put this product under a UV light...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel seal gone wrong...., dry surface, cuticles
dry surface, cuticles, having some sort: HI Victoria(: I find gel needs a rough dry surface to adhere to. The dryer the better. I would recommend if you are using a primer for the acrylic stop. This could be the culprit of the area around the cuticle if not the you could be having some sort of chemical...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel tips put on after acrylic nails removed, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, nail tech: Your nails shouldn t hurt. There are a few reason why this might be hapening. 1- Your nails were damaged during the removal process.2- Your nails were damaged previously to the removal by you tech but only now it was noticable. 3- Your nails were damaged during...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel on top of tips, health and safety, nails
health and safety, nails, experiences: Sometimes clients have bad experiences, unfortunately there are many salons that professionals usually refer as NNS (Non Standard Salons), which means these salons are only interested in money, not looking after serving the clients the better way possible,...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel versus acrylic, gel and acrylic nails, quality technician
gel and acrylic nails, quality technician, liquid powder: Hi Stephanie, The primary difference between UV Gel and standard Acrylics is only the method of application. They are in actual fact BOTH acrylics, just in different forms. One pre-mixed (the uv gel) and one that is mixed only just prior to application...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel vs. acrylic, gel nails, acrylic nails
gel nails, acrylic nails, poor circulation: Hi Liz, Acrylic nails or gel nails will not lift because of cold hands. At the other hand cold hands usually go together with wet hands ( or hands that are more moisturized than usual) Tell your nail tech that she should dehydrate your nails more with Ezbond...

Nail Care & Manicures: gel vs.acrylic..., better business bureau, gel nails
better business bureau, gel nails, health board: Hi Jennifer! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad that you have asked this question!!! More people need to report these criminals and frauds for they are endangering the public, in addition to ripping them off . Having said that, I am in Canada, and appropriate...

Nail Care & Manicures: gels and nail polish, gel coats, cuticle care
gel coats, cuticle care, nail polish: I need you to clarify a few things first... 1. which part of the white french tip you want to paint? The white part, the off white part - if it is a whole nail -, the whole one? 2. what is the pencil primer? Primer on a pencil as the cuticle care pencil?...

Nail Care & Manicures: gels vs. acrylics, fiberglass mesh, dry hope
fiberglass mesh, dry hope, hole thing: There are several types of enhancements, and several types of products. An enhancement can either be an extension or an overlay. An extension is done by 1) gluing a tip on the nail, cut it and shape it to the desired length and then the tip is blended (thinned...

Nail Care & Manicures: gels, natural nails, gel nails
natural nails, gel nails, enhancement products: Dear Theresa, In actual fact, there is no such thing as easy to apply . Any manufacturer or distributor that makes this claim is not only being VERY misleading, but doing it s customer s a HUGE disservice. Technicians take very extensive and expensive...

Nail Care & Manicures: good afternoon, nail diseases, cosmetologist
nail diseases, cosmetologist, good afternoon: I believe that NONE of the nails diseases can or should be treated by a cosmetologist. I believe and I impel my clients that have anything suspicious on their nails to visit a dermatologist or a podologist so to get the appropriate treatment for their problem...

Nail Care & Manicures: to grow or to enhance?, yellow undertones, acrylic nails
yellow undertones, acrylic nails, maintenance issue: Well, have you consider press-ons? This solution is not long-term and you have to be careful what type of glue and the removal method that you use. But they can work well for certain ocasions. But if you are looking for a more permanent solution then you...

Nail Care & Manicures: How to grow my nails, creative nail design, manicures and pedicures
creative nail design, manicures and pedicures, beauty supply stores: Sarah~ I just answered another question just like yours. Below you will find suggestions on how to maintain your nails.The best thing to do is to keep your nails well manicured and covered with polish ALL the time. It s a very nasty habit that allows alot...

Nail Care & Manicures: guitar problem, electric guitar strings, nylon string
electric guitar strings, nylon string, acrylic gel: I don t know much about playing guitar, but to make your nails stronger you can overlay them with acrylic, gel or fiberglass. These systems are all very effective and choosing one will depend on what you tech can perform and you personal preferences, you should...

Nail Care & Manicures: Not Happy With Pink & Whites, covalent bonds, nail plates
covalent bonds, nail plates, nail plate: Hi Lisa! If your nails are turning yellow, it s most likely the product your tech is using- it may be old, your techs brush may be contaminated; there are a slew of possibilities. But as for fill lines? Your tech is using improper techniques for filing,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Harmful effwcts of using nailpolish, china glaze nail polish, china glaze nail
china glaze nail polish, china glaze nail, bangkok thailand: Hi Ritika, There has been some discussion whether DBP ( Dibuthyl Phantalate) would be harmfull for preganant women but no evidence has been scientifically proven as far as I know. However because of the hype around it for example China Glaze nail polish...

Nail Care & Manicures: Healing my nails after Acrylic Nail removal, acrylic nail removal, natural nails
acrylic nail removal, natural nails, caots: HI There~ Thank you for your post and for supporting Nail Tech s and the Aesthetic s Industry in general for the past 10 years. I would imagine your nail s and nail bed(s) are very sore and sensative to say the least... Also your nail plate is likely...

Nail Care & Manicures: Help!!, nail biter, natural nails
nail biter, natural nails, biting my nails: Dear Angela A Gel-Resin is actually a misnomer . In the US and the UK, most refer to them as dips . They are not gel at all. They are only an adhesive, then the nail is dipped into acrylic powder. I did them for 15yrs. While they are fine for occasional...

Nail Care & Manicures: Help, finger nails, whitish color
finger nails, whitish color, nailbed: Vernita~ Sounds to me as though you either had nail tips applied or sculptured? How long did you have them on? Did you go back after two weeks and have them filled in? And why oh why did you take them off yourself? You have what is commonly called mold ...

Nail Care & Manicures: Hi Jaynie , I have been..., little dots, thankyou
little dots, thankyou, fridge: Susan~ It is one of two things, you are shaking your polish or the polish is too old and is bad. When you mix your polish, gently tip the bottle back and forth a few times. Store your polish in the fridge as this keeps your polish fresh longer and makes the...

Nail Care & Manicures: Hi, I would like to know what..., creative nail design, manicures and pedicures
creative nail design, manicures and pedicures, beauty supply stores: Hi Grisel~ There are so many wonderful products on the market today to help you keep your nails beautiful! If you are a do it yourselfer, I would suggest starting with weekly manicures and pedicures once a months, especially in the summer months. The following...

Nail Care & Manicures: Hi Susana,I took your..., pedicurist, spa treatment
pedicurist, spa treatment, big toe: If you have a prespiration problem you should wear mainly sandals, if you don t, wear whaterver you wish. It s normal for feet to get very dry, all you have to do to maintain this great condition is wash you feet daily before going to bed and then apply moiturizing...

Nail Care & Manicures: History of acrylics, methyl methacrylate mma, acrylic nails
methyl methacrylate mma, acrylic nails, nail industry: Hi Sharon! I m sorry it took me a while to answer your question, Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year! So Happy Thanksgiving! I wasn t sure when Acrylic Nails where actually invented. But as far as the little research I ve recently done, 1970 is true!...

Nail Care & Manicures: History of Nail Polish, creative nail design, science project
creative nail design, science project, nail polish: Hi Nikki~ Not a silly question, as I had the same asked of red polish not too long ago. I believe that polish has been around as far as the Egyptians, they used berry s to stain their nails. And I believe Revlon was the first company to introduce it in...

Nail Care & Manicures: History of Nails, chou dynasty, nail painting
chou dynasty, nail painting, bees wax: Well Kaitlin, you had me stumped since we never studied the history of Nail Polish at the academy. But I found an answer! The earliest reported use of nail polish appears to originate in early China (around 3000BC). Finger nails were a status symbol. ...

Nail Care & Manicures: half hearted job, nail glue, trap bacteria
nail glue, trap bacteria, poor luck: Dear Mindi, I m sorry to hear that your nails were overfiled. This often happens by overzealous and inexperienced technicians OR at NSS. I would not advise glue, as it s not moisture resistant and you could trap bacteria under the lift/glue, and then...

Nail Care & Manicures: hands & feets, legs and feet, golden rule
legs and feet, golden rule, hands and feet: Well, first of all sorry for not answering sooner. To make your nails hands and feet look the the best they can possibly look remember to use plenty of moisturizer, this is the golden rule. Also use cuticle oil daily, file your nails instead of cutting them...

Nail Care & Manicures: the healing of natural nail, microscopic fungi, onychoptosis
microscopic fungi, onychoptosis, toenail fungus: Hi Jeannie- Disregard the maintenance info. I apologize I thought you were talking toenail. Same info pretty much pertains to your finger nail and toe nail as far as what could have caused this,fungus or bacterial infection or injury. Definately seek medical...

Nail Care & Manicures: healthy nails, gel nails, fake nails
gel nails, fake nails, natural nails: Hi Christa, in answer to your question, no nail extension should ever damage your natural nails, unless of course they are applied by an un-trained nail tech or illegal products are being used, or the technician uses an electric drill, or the technician damages...

Nail Care & Manicures: Is this healthy? NO not at all ..., nail polish remover, amber johnson
nail polish remover, amber johnson, nail plate: Amber; What do you mean you ripped them off? how? How long did it take you to rip them off? Did you use anything to help you remove the tips? IE:: tip remover or acetone or nail polish remover with acetone? IF none of these then how did you get...

Nail Care & Manicures: At-home gel nails, gel nails, natural nails
gel nails, natural nails, acrylic nails: Dear Peggy, I regret to tell you that if you spend money on Onails, you will only be wasting your money. Doing enhancements is NOT as easy as one might think. You will put your natural nails at risk, if you do not do it properly. You will likely damage...

Nail Care & Manicures: IBD Gel Nails, ibd gel nails, minimal shrinkage
ibd gel nails, minimal shrinkage, nail enhancements: Dear Jean, Nail enhancements, no matter what system used, can be thin. HOWEVER do keep in mind if they are too thin, they will break. While they are stronger than natural nails, they are not indestructable and must be treated with care. Having said that,...

Nail Care & Manicures: IBD Gel Polish Removal, nail polishes, ethical advice
nail polishes, ethical advice, ebay: Dear Vonne, IBD Gel polishes or any other UV Gel should NOT be sold to consumers and should be used only by properly trained technicians. The incorrect use of them can result in allergic reactions and/or over exposure and/or natural nail damage. UV Gels...

Nail Care & Manicures: IBD gel, uv bulbs, nail enhancements
uv bulbs, nail enhancements, gel nails: Dear Victoria, Hereby I send you our troubleshooter for Gel Nails. You can always do a refresh course with us here in Bangkok. Price for the course is 7.500 Baht(185 USD) for the IBD GEl kit and 6.000 Baht (150 USD)for the 2 days course. Normal gel course...

Nail Care & Manicures: IBD Intense Seal, acrylic nails, free pad
acrylic nails, free pad, rough spots: Finish gloss requires a roughed up surface or a sticky surface to adhere to, and if you touch the nails while you are filing/finishing them, you are also putting your own skins oils onto the nail, which can also keep the finish gloss from adhering- When...

Nail Care & Manicures: IBD Pink & White, smile line, white smile
smile line, white smile, perfect smile: Hi Carina, For the builder I use a brush but if the marbelizer works better for you go for it. Unfortunately I cannot send to Germany for there must be distributor nearby I will give you the email address of the European distributor so he can direct you...

Nail Care & Manicures: ibd nails, new nails, gel nails
new nails, gel nails, natural nails: Dear Kate, Sorry to hear this, obviously this is an allergic reaction:What we have to do now is to find out where it comes from. It is a bit strange that you get this reaction all of a sudden. I will ask you a few questions and see what we can find out:...

Nail Care & Manicures: i have no idea!, french manicure nails, clear acrylic
french manicure nails, clear acrylic, care maintenance: Hi, To begin with let me tell you that enhancement are not very suited for one occasion thing, they are expensive and they need regular care, maintenance and ultimately removal. They are also not very cheap, and you should be suspicious of cheap deals, usually...

Nail Care & Manicures: important question about gel nails, gel nails, tip overlay
gel nails, tip overlay, natural nails: Hi Rosy- Sounds like tips were too small, or gel was applied too thinly or not cured properly.When undersized tips are applied they have to be flattened out to fit the nail bed arch.....this pressure on the tip can cause it to pop off or crack vertically...

Nail Care & Manicures: infections...., allergy specialist, acrylic tips
allergy specialist, acrylic tips, matter what sort: None of this sounds like a good thing *EEK* You have developed or already have a SERIOUS sensitivity to the acrylate that is in ALL of these products. And you HAVE tried them ALL. The only advice I can give you right this minute is to go to an allergy...

Nail Care & Manicures: injured nail, nice nails, liquid skin
nice nails, liquid skin, nail bed: I really don t understand why is there a need to remove and replace acrylics, even thow you might have them for so long, if maintenace is performed correcly, there should NEVER be a need to do this, this only causes unecessary damage to the nails. I ve had...

Nail Care & Manicures: itchy fingers after manicures, nails co, itchy fingers
nails co, itchy fingers, cuticle oil: Hi Yes it sounds to me like you are alergic to one of the products, you need to try and pin point which one it is and see if they can not use it during your treatment, or go to your GP for medical advice as i am unable to give you that, i would suggest...

Nail Care & Manicures: Keeping nail tips white, hydrogen peroxide, bleach hair
hydrogen peroxide, bleach hair, nail tips: Dear Amy, If by natural nail tips you mean that you do not have enhancements and that you grow your own nails, you can do the following: - use a scrub brush daily to scrub under your nails - scrub once a week using a mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide...

Nail Care & Manicures: Keeping tips white, creative nail designs, household chores
creative nail designs, household chores, natural nails: hi amy a couple of tips for you; 1. wear gloves when doing any household chores as lots of things will easily stain your natural nails. 2. keep your nails nourished with a good quality oil like creative nail designs solar oil. dry , dehydrated nails are...

Nail Care & Manicures: why do I keep getting infections, ethyl methacrylate, methyl methacrylate
ethyl methacrylate, methyl methacrylate, enhancement products: So it seems that what happened to you was very sudden, but in all actuality you have probably had this coming on for quite some time. And you don t have to be using a dirty implement to get an infection. If your tech is being overly aggressive with a file...

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN, air dries, nail enhancements
air dries, nail enhancements, french nails: Hi Beth! Thanks for your questions! When you refer to permanent nails, you could be referring to every type of artificial nail enhancements there are. First of all, any enhancement should not be considered permanent , and I can understand how some...

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN Gel Nails and permanent tips, gel nails, white paint
gel nails, white paint, uv light: Well, there no such thing as permanent tips, i think you mean permanent french. Tips are a method of extendind the lenght on your nails, the other is by sculpting. Both are valid methods and both obtain good results. Sculpting requires a bit more experience...

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN NAIL REMOVAL, nail tips, dominant hand
nail tips, dominant hand, nails: Gels have to be filled off to beremoved so you really should go to the salon and have them removed there because if you try to do it yourself you won t know were the gel ends and your nail starts and you might hurt your self, also this is very dificult to...

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN nails, lcn nails, natural nails
lcn nails, natural nails, enhancement system: Dear Liz, No nail enhancement system by itself is damaging to natural nails. Poor technicians doing shoddy work, or clients that don t maintain them properly is what results in nail damage. Yes, a natural overlay of gel can be applied to the nail to...

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN vs. Permanent Pink and White, nail polish remover, rings of fire
nail polish remover, rings of fire, natural nail: Dear Jenn, There should NOT be a difference. LCN is a brand of a product line. With any product line of either traditional liquid & powder Acryic OR UV Gel, a permanent French may be created. A Permanent French means that instead of using nail...

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN vs. uv gel, uv gel nails, rubber gloves
uv gel nails, rubber gloves, thick coating: HI! The difference would be that the other places who used powder were NOT applying uv gel, but something else. without seeing it, I can t tell you exactly what it is. YES LCN is one of many brands of real UV Gel. The best advice I can offer are via...

Nail Care & Manicures: LCN, acrylic nails, indefinetly
acrylic nails, indefinetly, aftercare instructions: If you think that you shouldn t wear enhancements on a regular basis i m sorry to tell you but you re wrong. This is a very commen myth, that your nails should breathe , but your nails don t breathe , so removing and then reapplying can actually be causing...

Nail Care & Manicures: Lcn nails, lcn nails, nail extensions
lcn nails, nail extensions, free edge: In general, enhancements break for several reasons: 1. The stress area (apex) was not built up correctly (it should have a gentle arch, looking at it from the side). 2. The product is too thin (or too thick) at the free edge. 3. The enhancements are too...

Nail Care & Manicures: Length of natural nails before getting extensions, natural nails, frequent repairs
natural nails, frequent repairs, nailbed: Dear Jo, No, there is no specific limit . I myself have tipped and sculpted nails for biters many times. Without having seen your nails, I can t comment whether they are too short. There are extreme cases.... but for those, only experienced techs are...

Nail Care & Manicures: Lifting of Acrylic Nails, acrylic nails, ezflow
acrylic nails, ezflow, hormones: Dear Shawna, Lifting can have several reasons: Are you taking medicines (hormones), are you pregnant, did you prep the nail with primer, humidity, brand of acrylic ( i prefer IBD, EzFlow or Supernail)Please tell me step by step how you do your nails...

Nail Care & Manicures: Lifting of Gels, gel nails, nail beds
gel nails, nail beds, acrylic nails: Hi Magz, If you have truly ruled out force as an issue (there s no damage to the nail plate after they ve popped off), and ruled out lack of appropriate nail care (is she wearing gloves when housekeeping, using cuticle oil 2-4 times daily) and any other...

Nail Care & Manicures: Lifting, nail business, free edge
nail business, free edge, natural nail: Hi Gemma, there is a website you need to go to salongeek.com You will learn more than you could imagine! I still don t know what product you use. I see that you mentioned that you applied more liquid to the acrylic after it had already been placed on the...

Nail Care & Manicures: Liquid gel nails...Help!, nail enhancements, gel nails
nail enhancements, gel nails, having such a hard time: Hi Crystina! I am so sorry that you re having such a hard time finding an appropriate technician. I regret, however, that I m in Montreal Canada and A)unable to do your nails for you and B)unable to refer you to someone appropriate in your area. HOWEVER,...

Nail Care & Manicures: Liquid gels, uv gel nails, enhancement systems
uv gel nails, enhancement systems, liquid gel: Hi Tani, First, please allow me to explain that liquid gel nails is an improper term and were I to go by that term, I d have to tell you that they do not exist. There is UV Gel nails, and they are exactly as the name implies. A gel (thick in varying...

Nail Care & Manicures: Listing of Nail Techs, apologies in advance, demand proof
apologies in advance, demand proof, nail techs: Hi Nicole Please accept my apologies in advance for the delay in my response. I thought I had clicked submit and it failed to send you my response. Again, my apologies. I regret that unfortunately, as of yet, the industry is not sufficiently regulated...

Nail Care & Manicures: Local nail help, gel nails, breaking the law
gel nails, breaking the law, acrylics: Lisa thank you so much for the kind comment ;) As it says in my profile, please email me privately with your city and state, and surrounding towns you would be willing to travel to, and I will be more than happy to send you a referral ;) hreynosa@hotmail.com...

Nail Care & Manicures: Looking for Long Term Solution, peeling nails, long term solution
peeling nails, long term solution, arylic: Well, if you are looking for a long term solution and if you ve tryed all those thing before, and i can see you take good care of your nails i think perhaps nail enhancements (such as gel, acrylic or fiberglass) are the way to go. Let me tell you, enhancements...

Nail Care & Manicures: Lotion, household chores, doing the dishes
household chores, doing the dishes, solar oil: Not that i know of. Mainly to avoid lifting keep your hands out of water as you possibly can. Wear gloves when doing the dishes, and other household chores. Use cuticle oil and/or lotion and this will also help prevent lifting. Have you tryed solar oil and...

Nail Care & Manicures: Lustrous nail system, silk wraps, natural nails
silk wraps, natural nails, home enhancement: (the following is a cut and paste from the website advertisement) LUSTRIOUS NAILS NAIL BONDING SYSTEM Longer, stronger nails are at your fingertips with Lustrous Nails. A salon-quality nail bonding system, Lustrous Nails beautifies your nails...

Nail Care & Manicures: lcn nail treatments vs silk wraps, silk wraps, nail business
silk wraps, nail business, reputable brand: LCN is a very reputable brand is the nail business, never the less i don t know what type of treatment you are reffering too, if it is a natural nail treatment of you are referring to enhancements aswell. Usually you get what you pay for, so i myself tend...

Nail Care & Manicures: lcn nails, lcn nails, double edged sword
lcn nails, double edged sword, pure acetone: Hi Darlene, I regret, but it really should be removed professionally. It is a buff off gel, which means it must be filed away. If you pry it off, you will also remove upper nailplate layers and damage your nails. If you attempt to file it off on your...

Nail Care & Manicures: lcn vs. ibd, lcn nails, gel uv
lcn nails, gel uv, uv gel: Dear Cynthia, There is absolutely no reason to remove them. The technician can refill/rebalance right over the existing gel. Just be sure that they are indeed REAL Uv gel. UV Gel NEVER contains powder. Please see this page on my site to protect yourself...

Nail Care & Manicures: line out product, nails co, gel nails
nails co, gel nails, keeley: hello maggie Can you give me some more info, is this while you have your nails done or while you do a clients nails, Im unsure of your question, are you asking about a product called line out? if so i need more info, what brand, what wholesaler, are...

Nail Care & Manicures: after linen nails are removed, detergents, nails
detergents, nails, linen: I would advise you to apply cuticle oil once or twice a day, massaging the cuticle and to avoid having them in water or detergents. This should be enough to make your nails strong. Remember your nails might seem weaker, but remember your can t compare them...

Nail Care & Manicures: lines under acrylic, natural nails, acrylic nail
natural nails, acrylic nail, nail tech: If you didn t have these line before having acrylic on your nails then drills are the explanation. Drills should be used wisely, and when used unproperly they can harm the natural nails. You probaly experince some pain too, right? If so, my best advice is...

Nail Care & Manicures: liquid & powder vs. gel, pure acetone, viable reasons
pure acetone, viable reasons, body chemistry: Suzanne, it sounds to me like you haven t quite got a handle on your liquid and powder (aka ACRYLIC) application just yet. There is a certain liquid to powder ratio that needs to be followed to get the best results and appearance. If it s done right, there...

Nail Care & Manicures: llight concept nails ( gel/uv), gel uv, uv gel
gel uv, uv gel, toxic products: Hi Anne There does not exist a toxic UV Gel ASSUMING that it is a true UV Gel. True UV Gels require absolutely NO POWDER at all. The only toxic products are MMA based Acrylic (more info here: http://ongles-chez-victoria.tripod.com/victoriasnails/id18.html)...

Nail Care & Manicures: How long can you keep getting fake nails?, nails co, fake nails
nails co, fake nails, cuticle area: hi rachel, i have had my nail extensions on continually for 15 years. As long as you are going to a well trained nail technician that has a good standard of hygiene and does not use electric drills your nails will be fine. It is just like colouring your...

Nail Care & Manicures: how long can you leave acrylics on?, long periods of time, nail techs
long periods of time, nail techs, wonderful summer: Good evening Nancy; This is a good question and one that has been asked a number of times. YOU will get different answers from different Nail Techs. IN ALL honestly, anything with chemical s you put on your nail for long periods of time are not great for...

Nail Care & Manicures: how long can I wear gel tips?, nail biter, top notch
nail biter, top notch, rebalancing: Your friends no doubt believe they are giving you good, informed advice, but its just not so. :) Your nails do not breathe or sweat, and do not actually need a break from enhancements. They also should not be replaced regularly- a good tech practicing...

Nail Care & Manicures: What am I looking for?, nail enhancements, personal preference
nail enhancements, personal preference, quality acrylic: Dear Shawna, With regards to low maintenance , there is no such thing with nail enhancements. Either you make the commitment to get them refilled/rebalanced every 2 weeks (3 at most) or you ll suffer breakages and lifting and all sorts of problems. ...

Nail Care & Manicures: loose nail, hot glue, cuticle area
hot glue, cuticle area, enhancement services: oh my, must be very sore! Well, I suggest seeking your physician for an appointment, depending on the degree of soreness, you do not want infection so be sure to wrap it well until you see your DR.PREFERIBLY WITH A NON ABSORBANT MATERIAL, SUCH AS A PLASTIC...

Nail Care & Manicures: lotion on artificial fingernails, artificial fingernails, nails co
artificial fingernails, nails co, absolute nonsense: Hi Sue, absolute nonsense? how long has she been doing nails? of course u can put lotion on, you can go about your daily duties if they have been applied correctly. The only substance u must not use on them is acetone as this will eat through them and they...

Nail Care & Manicures: Manicure & Pedicure, related forum, pedicure
related forum, pedicure, duarte: I m sorry but i made a mistake and you probably received a message saying i could not reply this question, if you didn t please ingnore this part. But really i don t know what the top 10 reasons would be, i think the best thing is to pose this question in...

Nail Care & Manicures: Manicure techniques defined, acylic nails, silk wraps
acylic nails, silk wraps, gel enhancements: If the lifting was at the cuticle line, as you say, then the tech is not performing proper prep. Proper prep involves the full removal of dead tissue around the cuticle area, using a cuticle remover liquid containing sodium hydroxide. It should be pushed...

Nail Care & Manicures: Manicures, nail conditions, cuticles
nail conditions, cuticles, cancer treatment: Hi Karen! If while in your training you where allowed to, I would say it shouldn t be a problem. There are a lot of things other than just massaging to be worried about. Chemo and medications can cause skin to become ultra sensitive and thin. Nail conditions...

Nail Care & Manicures: Manicures and Pedicures, creative nail design, liquid monomer
creative nail design, liquid monomer, solar nail: HI AGAIN!(: I found your answere! I did some research and here is what I found! Acrylic nails are called many different names, with the nail technician s least favorite being fake nails . We much prefer the term artificial nails. There are several different...

Nail Care & Manicures: Manicures, solar oil, salon products
solar oil, salon products, what this means: HI Jamie!(: I recommend to my clients every 2 weeks for manicures and every 4-6wks for pedicures. But I will say this, I do have clients that come in every week and get mini manicures instead of a full every two weeks because it is financially sound and helps...

Nail Care & Manicures: MMA Infections, atouchofclass, onychia
atouchofclass, onychia, nail techs: Hey sweetie!! OK, the reason you are lacking in infections related to MMA is because there AREN T any. Infection can only be caused by an outside bacterial invader entering the body. Now the thing about MMA with that? You have to excessively rough up...

Nail Care & Manicures: Do I have MMA Nails?, peeling nails, nice nails
peeling nails, nice nails, broken nails: Dear Karina, In all likelihood, since the technician used an electric file on your natural nails (which is a no-no and should NEVER be done), you do have MMA as that is the only way to get it to bond to the nail. Also, UV Gel s NEVER have powder. You were...

Nail Care & Manicures: Is it MMA? And what can i get next time?, broken nails, natural nails
broken nails, natural nails, nail glue: First of all you didn t got gel nail (there is no such thing as gel powder) gel is just that, a gel, so you got acrylics with a UV gel top coat at most. Usually these discount salons where little english is spoken, little concern for the client s taste, lifestyle,...

Nail Care & Manicures: MMA vs EMA, natural nail care, china glaze nail
natural nail care, china glaze nail, international co ltd: Dear Amber, s you have guessed I am strongly against MMA as this is hazardous to your health. MMA will eventually affect the liver and other internal organs plus creates allergies to the skin. Also please check this website http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ohb/HESIS/mma.htm...