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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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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

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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