Nail Care Tips & Tricks

MelodySusie 48 Watt LED Nail Lamp Review

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MelodySusie has a new 48 watt LED nail lamp that I’ve been testing out for a couple of weeks.  It’s their most powerful lamp yet, and has some really nice features.  I conducted a full video review that you can watch below.  I demonstrated how it works and touched on the most important features.  Here(…)

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Cricket 1/4 Inch Jaw Pro Cuticle Nippers

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I received this set of Cricket 1/4 Inch Cuticle Nippers to review.  Until I went to nail school, I hadn’t really used nippers before and it was something I had to practice to get comfortable with.  I’ve been asked for recommendations on nippers a few times so I thought it would be nice to try(…)

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Mia Secret Chrome Mirror Nail Liquid Review

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I recently saw an advertisement in one of my nail magazines for Mia Secret Chrome Mirror Nail Liquid and it peaked my curiosity.  I’ve seen several images of metallic chrome looking nails on Pinterest and other places over the years and tried to find something other than the chrome press-on nails, wraps or foils that(…)

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MelodySusie 54 watt UV Nail Dryer Review

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I received this MelodySusie 54-watt UV Nail Dryer to review.  It’s a large two-hand unit that cures both hands at once.  I conducted a full video review and demonstration of the lamp, which can be seen below.  Here is an overview of some of the highlights of this lamp. It’s spacious and fits two hands(…)

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How to Prep Natural Nails for Gel Polish Application

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Let’s talk a little about proper preparation of natural nails prior to gel polish application.  I receive a lot of questions and complaints from readers about premature chipping and peeling, and many times this is caused by improper nail prep.  For proper gel polish adhesion it’s important that the nail plate is dehydrated and free(…)

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Gel II Gel Polish Wear & Removal

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When I posted swatches of Gel II‘s new Carousel Collection a couple weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going to conduct a wear test to see how the polish holds up and removes. Well, I’m back with my findings! I conducted the test using the color Peppermint Pony, a gorgeous minty teal green. Below(…)

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MelodySusie 24-Watt LED Nail Lamp Review

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MelodySusie sent me their newest nail lamp for review, a 24-watt LED lamp.  I recorded a full video review with a demo that you can watch below.  I’ll just recap the highlights real quick… Available in 3 colors; silver, black & white Three timer settings; 15, 30 and 60 seconds Fits all 5 fingers at(…)

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