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  1. Kat's Claws

    Question about ratio.....

    Ummmm this is going to be a doozy but I'll try. I'm working on improving the ratio of my mixes, I pay attention to the aspect of the brush, if it looks wet enough with monomer but when I "draw" a line across the powder the bead is still too wet, I re-dip it in powder and now its too dry. Is...
  2. Kat's Claws

    The flag of a brush.....

    Pardon my ignorance, but I've never heard of that expression... "flag", can someone explain where is that part on the brush and why its called a flag? Thank u, Kat
  3. Kat's Claws

    sculpting on very short nails.....

    OK! I got the acrylic powder & liquid, got square forms, but I'm having a hard time fitting the form securely underneath the free edge because my natural nail has no free edge right now. Any tips on how to secure the form and laying the first layer would be welcome, also if you have tips &...
  4. Kat's Claws

    Causes of soft & week nails......

    Question for Mr. Geek or Mrs. Geek..... :green: When you soak off your enhancements and file the softened acrylic, I noticed that I used to have much stronger nails before applying nail enhancements and since then my nail has gone really soft and tears at the tip of my natural nails....... I...
  5. Kat's Claws

    No light cured gel nails...

    Have you tried using no light cured gel nails? What is your opinion compared to uv light cured gels? How long does it take to cure? Any advise on using this system would be welcome TY Kat :)
  6. Kat's Claws

    Pros and Cons of fiberglass nails

    Does anyone here offer the service of fiberglass nails? If so can you explain the overall difference between the other systems and your opinion on suitability according to your lifestyle. Kat
  7. Kat's Claws

    Has anyone bought this home learning video.....

    I was looking at the alternative of studying at home through videos and landed on this site, I was wondering if anyone has studied or heard of this course: http://www.beautytech.com/cgibin/tammy/tammy.cgi Any comments will be welcome TY Kat ;)
  8. Kat's Claws

    What causes "doubling" of the nail?

    My nails are splitting at the base of the free edge and those that have more lenght are doubling! Any ideas to remedy the situation? :|
  9. Kat's Claws

    Sad news......

    I didn`t make it through the probation period (3 months) on my new job (lack of qualifications) and feel so tired and confused. Of course that puts my foundation course on the back bench..... :sad: I`m trying not to get the internal self-deprecating speach going, and I know that I should not...
  10. Kat's Claws

    Washing & Disinfecting "The Girlfriend"......

    Its a detail, but do you wash with soap & water and spray disinfectant on padded files & buffers? Are they fairly quick to dry or I should have 2 Girlfriend buffers? What disinfecting spray do you use? Advice will be welcome, Kat :)
  11. Kat's Claws

    Lace on enhancements....?

    I saw this picture at the CND site (Fall collection) where the model is wearing black lace on her nails :p Has anyone done this? (Gluing real lace on an enhancement). If so, how is it done? :green:
  12. Kat's Claws

    Acrylic Paint Pens.....??????

    I'm wondering if there are "Paint Pens" with extra fine felt tips like markers or pressure tip release pens, that could make nail art easier and less messy. Has that been used or is it even available?
  13. Kat's Claws

    Mixing 2 polish colors.......

    Just curious...... has anyone "created" a new color out of mixing nail polish from the same system? And if so, were you satisfied with the result? ;)
  14. Kat's Claws

    Maximum lengh nail tip......

    What do you think / know what is the maximum natural nail tip lengh underneath a nail enhancement for it to still look good? :green: ;)
  15. Kat's Claws

    How to grow strong natural nails....??

    I have been considering getting gel or acrylic nail enhancements, but upon reflection I'm facing a rather major consideration.......I have ski slope nails that are really turning upwards and they grow fast, as Geeg explained I would have to remove the enhancement every 2-3 months. Which is not a...
  16. Kat's Claws

    Speed of execution.........

    I did a french manicure to a friend of the family and she was really happy with it and asked me if I would consider going to her office once a month or so to do the nails of the employees (mostly woman). Now I was all excited about the prospect of building up my clientele. I called today see...
  17. Kat's Claws

    ski slope nails.....

    My finger nails are like a ski slope (they don't curve downard) What system of nail enhancements would be recommended. Years ago I had sculpted acrylic nails but it didn't last long, today I'm wondering if its because the nail tech wasn't good with problem nails or my nail shape is not made for...
  18. Kat's Claws

    A job for the podiatrist perhaps.......???

    I broke my toe years back, the nail fell off and since then it has grown back atrophied. It isn't painfull, but it is unsightly. I'm wondering if a nail enhancement can be done to improve its look when I wear sandals. Any advise will be welcome, TY Kat meow
  19. Kat's Claws

    About pedicures.......

    The clientele I'm slowly building up has asked me if I gave pedicures, to which I answered that I plan on offering the service as well. I would like your advise on what products are used for a spa pedicure. I'd rather assume that my future customers will probably have feet that are in poor shape...
  20. Kat's Claws

    I'd like your opinion please........

    I saw a lot of Opi nail polish on ebay and would like to know if Opi has as good a shelf life as Creative does? Your opinion will be very helpful. meow
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