Allergies

I’ve said it before and it looks like I’m going to have to keep on saying it, but when it comes to health and safety in Nail Technology then Education really is key! Every day on public forums my team and I read posts about clients and technicians experiencing serious skin reactions and allergies to…

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Tootsie Time

Oh yes! It’s here! That time of year when you finally get those hoofs out of hibernation and realise you actually have Hobbit feet. Argh…the shock. What can you do? You can’t possibly wear sandals with hairy toes and overgrown toe nails with the remains of the Ruby Ritz Red Glitter polish you had for…

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Why do I need a pink screwdriver?

OK, this may be viewed by some as a highly controversial statement but seriously, why do women need pink screwdrivers? In fact why do we need pink anything? We’re told it’s all about equality of opportunity, women should be allowed to do anything men can…..so explain the pink to me because I really don’t get…

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Pedicures made simple!

We bet you didn’t know that Ikea did pedicures. Well…to be honest they don’t really, but they do make some brilliant bits of kit that can be hacked to make a great pedicure station. One rather cold and wet day in January, we sat at work looking at our rather forlorn old sofa and suddenly…

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Can I do my own nails?

I’m sure you have all seen the cheap home UV gel polish kits available at Amazon and on Ebay, even Boots are selling a home kit. Many of you have probably considered buying one to save yourself time and money, especially at times when you’re strapped for cash (of course austerity is now officially over!…

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We need to talk Whybrows!

Ok girls, we need to talk….we really need to talk….EYEBROWS. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so you surely can’t have failed to notice the worlds most abysmal beauty trend. The “Whybrow”. So named because you continually need to ask yourself “why” anyone would find it remotely attractive. Basically…

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I need to let my nails breathe!

Ok, that old cherry again! Now we don’t want you to worry unnecessarily but the truth is that your nails are already dead! We’re really sorry about this but it’s true. So, they can’t breathe, they won’t get tired and they can’t sweat. However, the good news is that the nail bed (matrix) and  cuticles…

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My nail just popped off!

Firstly, can I politely point out that no it didn’t. I’m about as likely to believe that as I am to believe in spontaneous combustion! Like most other things in life the equation is as follows:- Intention + Action = Consequence Now I’m not saying that nail extentions don’t break or lift or come off…

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