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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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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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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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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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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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Part 2 The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)

In more recent times the fashion for nail care and colour goes back to the 1800’s when shorter slightly pointed almond shaped nails were the fashion with some people also using a scented red oil buffed into the nails with a chamois cloth. Prior to 1830 metal tools, scissors and even acid (yikes!) were used… Continue reading Part 2 The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)

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Part 1: The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)

The history of nail coatings is fascinating and surprising, did you know that the ancient Egyptians coloured their nails? Or that roman warriors favoured bright red nails and lips? Well they matched their shields! Seriously though, here’s a timeline of the history of nails so far. I’ve split the story in to several posts as… Continue reading Part 1: The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)