Nail Care Tips & Tricks

How to Remove Gel Nail Polish at Home

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If your gel polish is applied correctly, it should last at least two weeks without chipping or peeling.  By this point you will visibly see the growth at the base of the nail, and it may be tempting to start to pick at your polish.  You should NOT remove gel polish by peeling it off(…)

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YouVeeShield Review – UV Protection Solution for Gel Polish Manicures & Pedicures

YouVeeShield Review – UV Protection Solution for Gel Polish Manicures & Pedicures 0

If you or your clients are concerned about UV protection during gel manicures, there’s a new product on the market that’s designed to block 99% of the UV light that’s emitted from nail lamps.  The product is called YouVeeShield and it is a disposable shield that is placed over the hand (or foot!), fitting securely(…)

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Using Acrygel for Added Strength & Nail Repairs

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Everyone that uses gel polish needs to know about the “acrygel” technique.  Acrygel is a combination of the words acrylic and gel.  It’s a method for adding strength to your nails using acrylic powder and gel foundation, so you get the strength of acrylic with the soak-off ability of gel.  I first learned about this(…)

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Gelish 18G LED Lamp Review

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If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you might already know that I recently purchased a new toy… the Gelish 18G LED lamp! It’s been on my wishlist for a very long time, and I finally broke down and bought it.  The price tag is a little steep and is what kept me at(…)

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Soak-Off Gel Polish & General FAQ’s

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I receive a LOT of emails, comments and messages through social media outlets with questions so I have started a list of FAQ’s. I will caveat this by telling you that I am NOT a licensed nail tech, just a girl with a gel polish obsession. There is also a lot of really useful information(…)

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What’s the difference between UV and LED Nail Lamps?

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I receive a lot of questions about UV and LED lamps for curing gel polish, and thought it might be helpful to provide a brief comparison of the two. UV LED Cost More affordable Generally more expensive, though prices are starting to come down Typical Curing Time 2 minutes 30 seconds Efficiency Use more energy(…)

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Gel Manicure Safety: Anti UV Fingerless Gloves

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There has been a lot of buzz about the safety of using UV and LED lights for gel manicures and whether the exposure is enough to cause cancer.  The media has definitely put a negative spin on the topic and is creating a bit of a panic.  Studies have shown that there is very little(…)

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