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UPDATE on Burst / fast gel removers

The results are in, please read the following Facebook post by Doug Schoon. The official results are for the so-called “Burst” Removers for nail coatings. They are dangerous solvents, typically used to remove epoxy paints from bridges/buildings- of course while wearing the appropriate respirators and other safety equipment used for hazardous work. They are NOT… Continue reading UPDATE on Burst / fast gel removers

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Warning RE Miracle or Burst Nail / Gel Polish Removers

I've just read this warning from Scientist Doug Schoon: "Update:Aug. 21. I'm still planning to post an official test report showing that the so-called miracle nail polish or burst removers actually contain a potentially harmful industrial solvent that is highly unsafe for any cosmetic uses. Based on the evidence I've seen, SELLERS are providing FALSE… Continue reading Warning RE Miracle or Burst Nail / Gel Polish Removers

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Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections.

Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections. As nail technicians we are taught to recognise an assortment of nail conditions which constitute a contraindication (a reason not to complete a service or treatment). However we are not qualified to diagnose a… Continue reading Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections.

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Nail Artist Profile: Katie Barnes

Nail Artist Profile: Katie Barnes I was privileged to meet Katie and attend an efile (electric nail file) course at her academy in 2016. You couldn’t meet a nicer more down to earth person. That said Katie has already achieved over 40 awards and accolades within the nail industry.  Some of these include: Scratch Stars… Continue reading Nail Artist Profile: Katie Barnes

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Shared Facebook post

I just had to share this excellent post by Hannah McAndrew an Educator based at the CND Bridgend Academy: "I know I don't have a huge following on this page but I feel I need to write this for the good of the industry and hope it goes far and wide so please share: There… Continue reading Shared Facebook post

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Introducing- Light Elegance

Introducing- Light Elegance Light Elegance (LE) is a family run business headed by Jim and Lezlie McConnell (I was lucky to meet both Jim and Lezlie at the Pro Beauty show this year) along with daughter Lexi and son-in-law Joseph, they are based in Redmond, Oregon in the USA 🇺🇸 .  LE has been available… Continue reading Introducing- Light Elegance

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Nail Myths Busted – 10 free and non toxic nail products are safer for you and your nails

Nail Myths Busted - 10 free and non toxic nail products are safer for you and your nails. There are so many things wrong with this claim! When I see it used in the cosmetics industry and specifically in relation to nail coverings. What really annoys me is that it’s basically fear based marketing aimed… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted – 10 free and non toxic nail products are safer for you and your nails