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Nail Myths Busted – White Spots Indicate Vitamin or mineral Deficiency

One of the most common nail myths I've heard is that white spots on nails are signs of a calcium, or vitamin deficiency. This is a myth, white marks are actually the result of nail trauma, the nail bed has sustained an injury that has altered the keratin structure. The proper name for these white… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted – White Spots Indicate Vitamin or mineral Deficiency

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Glossary: G to H

This Glossary series contains some of the terminology associated with natural and artificial nails, procedures, and a few important product or additive definitions as I understand them. Many of these terms are confusing, difficult to pronounce and understand at first, especially the chemical and medical ones! I’m an interested Nail Technician and by no means… Continue reading Glossary: G to H

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Glossary: E to F

This Glossary series contains some of the terminology associated with natural and artificial nails, procedures, and a few important product or additive definitions as I understand them. Many of these terms are confusing, difficult to pronounce and understand at first, especially the chemical and medical ones! I’m an interested Nail Technician and by no means… Continue reading Glossary: E to F

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Glossary: C to D

This Glossary series contains some of the terminology associated with natural and artificial nails, procedures, and a few important product or additive definitions as I understand them. Many of these terms are confusing, difficult to pronounce and understand at first, especially the chemical and medical ones! I’m an interested Nail Technician and by no means… Continue reading Glossary: C to D

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

The Pantone colour of the year for 2020 has just been announced, and it's another beauty, Classic Blue. Here's a mood board showing some CND and Lecentè colours that are bang on trend! To read more about Classic Blue check out the Pantone website here: https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2020

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Glossary: A to B

This Glossary series contains some of the terminology associated with natural and artificial nails, procedures, and a few important product or additive definitions as I understand them. Many of these terms are confusing, difficult to pronounce and understand at first, especially the chemical and medical ones! I’m an interested Nail Technician and by no means… Continue reading Glossary: A to B

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Five by Five Introducing :YOURS Cosmetics

:YOURS Cosmetics are a fantastic nail art supplies company that specialises in producing my absolute favourite, beautiful and simple to use Stamping plates, Silicone Stampers and now especially designed Stamping polishes. The quality of these products is truly amazing. :YOURS are based in The Netherlands and many of their wonderful stamping plates are made in… Continue reading Five by Five Introducing :YOURS Cosmetics

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Five by Five Review: Lecente CREATE Conversion Workshops

As well as the Game changing CREATE products, the fabulous glitter Queens at Lecentè have recruited their talented band ambassadors to offer some fantastic conversion workshops, designed to help you get the best out of the range. I attended Amanda Trivetts course in Newton Abbot and it was just fantastic. After explaining the system and… Continue reading Five by Five Review: Lecente CREATE Conversion Workshops

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Christmas 2019 Nail Trends

This year I'm loving the new Christmas nail art trends. The pages of Pinterest are buzzing with fabulous silver and white designs, cool dreamy blues and turquoise, beautiful deep rich greens, nudes with gold and of course the usual red, green, gold combos. However, I’ve noticed more contemporary designs this year, including some beautiful abstract… Continue reading Christmas 2019 Nail Trends

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Introducing Lecentè CREATE Gel Polish

I’m so excited to introduce CREATE, an amazing new Gel Polish which has been lovingly created by the Queens of Glitter: Lecenté, with the help of a chemist.  It was three years in the making and boy was it worth the wait!  This fabulous product launched in September 2019 at the Olympia Beauty Show, with a… Continue reading Introducing Lecentè CREATE Gel Polish

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Dip Nail Danger

💥WARNING💥 The Article Shared here contains graphic pictures. This article from the Daily Mail highlights the danger of using dip nail products. Dipping clients nails into the same product always struck me as a little unsanitary. The skin around the nail is delicate and should be treated carefully as it provides a barrier or seal… Continue reading Dip Nail Danger