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.
Nails are made of keratin, which is a protein, this may explain why people think that eating another type of protein, gelatine, derived from collagen obtained from various animal body parts will strengthen them. However, there is simply no scientific evidence to back this up. There also isn’t any evidence that applying gelatine to nails… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted – Eating Gelatine Strengthens Nails
First of all, Congratulations! Your wedding day is likely to be one of the most photographed days of your life. As a part of your wedding planning you’ll be bound to be thinking about your skincare routine, including waxing and tanning options, but have you thought about your hands and nails (or your feet if… Continue reading Advice for Brides to Be and 2019 Trends
Here's my first attempt at creating a how to, Step by Step Video
So most of you know I’m a bit of a fan of all things glittery! 😂 Whilst listening to the radio in the car the other evening the fabulous Ana Matronic mentioned an article about glitter in the New York Times that I just had to share with you. It explains how the sparkle is… Continue reading Glitter obsessed, me?
I have noticed lately lots of threads on social media regarding well known discount stores that have managed to obtain CND products. Please note all my products are GENUINE CND products bought direct from their authorised UK distributors Sweet Squared and Ellisons. I have never purchased my products from eBay, Amazon or from discount stores;… Continue reading The Genuine Article
This article is why I’ve spent a small fortune on my education. As a fully qualified nail technician I carefully select and use quality products and tools as well following stringent hygiene standards. Unfortunately the nail industry in the U.K. isn’t regulated so anyone can pick up some gels and a lamp and declare themselves… Continue reading Quality and Hygiene
Usually autumn can be a hard time for nails. After a hot summer, your nails can become brittle and break. This is because the vitamin rich summer is far behind us, the sunny summer gave us enough vitamin D but hot temperatures have dried out your nails and they’ve become fragile. DON’T PANIC! There are… Continue reading Autumn Nails