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Repair a Broken Nail with a Tea Bag

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I was putting on a sock the other day and somehow the nail on my middle finger got caught and ripped really far down. I immediately ran for the nail glue and did a quickie patch job until I had time to do a full repair with the tea bag method. I’m sure many of(…)

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Easy Snakeskin Nail Art

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I’ve seen lots of snakeskin manicures on Pinterest over time and always thought it would be extremely complicated to do. Today I ran across the video at the bottom of this post over on YouTube, and it looked really easy. I thought I would give it a try, but didn’t have very high expectations. My(…)

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How to Apply Harmony Gelish Structure Gel

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Gelish Structure is intended for use on natural nails and just adds a bit of extra strength. It’s great for people with brittle nails that chip easily, and I especially recommend using it after removing acrylic nails. It is applied just like a polish, and also soaks off easily just like all other soak off(…)

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Dare to Wear Colorful French Tips with Stickers

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Today I tried out a couple of new Dare to Wear polishes that I recently purchased.  They are a bright yellow called Yellow Twist, and a bright blue called Pillow Talk. I started with three coats of Yellow Twist to get a nice solid yellow base.  Normally I would only apply two coats, but I(…)

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Gelish Chevron Nail Art

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I experimented today with this Chevron style design using some new nail stickers that I bought at this eBay store.  This is a bit tricky with gel polish, but after a few attempts I finally figured out a method that seemed to work.  Next time I’ll have to take step-by-step pictures. How I achieved this(…)

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How to Remove Sparkle / Glitter Polish

How to Remove Sparkle / Glitter Polish 1

The first time I tried removing sparkle polish the traditional way it took almost 30 minutes and I was extremely frustrated. It was like rubbing a wet cotton ball on coarse sandpaper… not very effective.  I previously wrote an article on how to remove gel nail polish, and wondered if this concept would also work(…)

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