Nail Care Tips & Tricks

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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How to Improve the Shelf Life of Gel Nail Polish

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Did you know that most gel polish only has a recommended shelf life of 12-36 months after it’s first opened? Yikes! I don’t know about you, but I’ve invested a LOT of money in my gel polish collection and I’ll do everything I can to make them last as long as possible. First, do you(…)

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Madam Glam Gel Polish Review

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Today I have a review of a new-to-me brand of gel polish from Madam Glam.  When I received these polishes I swatched them on sticks, and it was love at first sight.  Seriously… these might be the best quality polishes I’ve ever used, and I’m so excited to share them with you!  Let’s get right(…)

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Revel Up2You – Create Your Own Gel Polish!

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Revel Nail just launched a new product called Up2You that turns any regular nail lacquer into a long-lasting gel polish! This product allows you to create a whole bottle of gel polish that can be stored and used many times. Do you have a favorite nail lacquer color that’s not available as a gel? Well(…)

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MelodySusie Gel Polish Starter Kit Review

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MelodySusie released a new gel polish starter kit that includes an LED lamp and all of the essentials needed to do a basic gel polish manicure… and some extra goodies for nail art too.  I have reviewed a few of their nail lamps and was really impressed by some of them, so I was looking(…)

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