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  1. sammi010

    New pregnancy thread

    congratulations! He's such a cutie! I can't believe Ella is 11 weeks already! Time has flown so fast and all in a blur! I wish I could relive those first few weeks again (knowing what I know now!) She had her first lot of jabs yesterday so we've have a rough couple of days :(
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    New pregnancy thread

    She's here! Am totally smitten, she is just amazing. The birth not so amazing, all my concerns about being induced came true and after going through the ringer ended up with emergency section which pales into insignificance compared to getting her out safe and well! Little Ella born 6th July...
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    New pregnancy thread

    Well nothing happened over the weekend, had another sweep yesterday and still nothing so today I still induction day. This really isn't what I wanted an just feel like everything is going to spiral out of control now. Still got a couple of hours before I have to ring up, wishful thinking ther...
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    Dog passed away this morning at home

    Don't feel guilty xxx Even if you had had the scans they may not have been able to do anything, and I know from experience that treatment isn't always the best option anyway. He didn't suffer and that's the main thing xxx
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    IBX

    I've had great results with some of my clients who struggled with gel polish. It can add about 15 mins onto your service time though so bear that in mind.
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    Can I put soak off gel polish over hard gel?

    Technically yes the hard gel should be fine but I personally think it's much better to file the colour off, much quicker too!
  7. sammi010

    New pregnancy thread

    Congratulations! Hope the bleeding sorts itself out and you can relax a bit xx My SIL had the same thing babychops, turned out to be nothing, hoping it's th same for you too xx 41 weeks today and no sign of anything! One laid back baby! Hopefully that carries on once he/she is here! Spent a...
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    Can you encapsulate gel polish with clear acrylic?

    If it's polish on a natural nail then no it will crack as it doesn't have a strong enough foundation. If the base is acrylic then gel polish you have that strong foundation of the acrylic to stop too much flexibility and cause cracking.
  9. sammi010

    New pregnancy thread

    Congratulations! Wow, he'd certainly made his mind up he was coming! 4 days over for me now. I'm not really that bothered but husband is off this week and so would have been nice to have all had more time home together. Plus he'd have deterred the motherships visits a bit!
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    What to advise client?

    Thank you. No signs of anything moving yet, which is making me feel bad for not saying I'll go round and soak them off for her but I worked up to Friday which was my due date and have had to draw the line somewhere! Good point on the inevitable picking doing more damage. She is quite well...
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    Can you encapsulate gel polish with clear acrylic?

    If the gel polish/design is sandwiched between acrylic you might get away with it but you could end up with a bulky nail. Like trinity said I'd go for a top coat like glaze and go.
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    What to advise client?

    I am 4 days overdue with baby and so am not doing clients this week! I have a regular lady who would have been due her infills at the weekend, she knew I wouldn't be able to do them. I have someone covering some of my regulars but as this client can only do evenings or weekends and needs mobile...
  13. sammi010

    New pregnancy thread

    So close!! It still hasn't really hit me that I'm pregnant and there is going to be a baby at the end of this!! 38 weeks today! Going to pack hospital bag this weekend. Am feeling a bit sad too, have really enjoyed being pregnant, am going to miss it! Although insomnia has hit this week...
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    Toe nail reconstruction

    Another one interested in this thread as I have a client wanting one done in a few weeks before her holiday. She damaged it years ago and now it only grows over 1/4 of the nail bed and what is there is quite ridged. Have done one before but the bit of nail that was there was smooth.
  15. sammi010

    New pregnancy thread

    He's gorgeous!! Hit 37 weeks yesterday so really on the countdown now. It still doesn't seem real!
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    Allergy/contact dermatitis help please

    You could ask for a course of fexofenadine to help clear it up. It's an antihistamine mainly used to treat skin reactions.
  17. sammi010

    New pregnancy thread

    Good luck. Is your midwife on your side? My yoga teacher used to go on about a website, AIMS, which has details of your rights etc. when it comes to birth, although it might be skewed the other way to what you want - preventing intervention rather than requesting it. So far I've been really...
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    Wedding nail help!

    I'm useless at free hand art too which is why I persevered with stamping. Once you've cracked it it's not a faff. You could use water decals for the flowers and then a dotting tool.
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    I want kids, but he's not sure

    Sounds like you've already got your child!! If he makes you feel like you have described I'm sorry but it's not going to work! He is the way he is and if things like taking the initiative to arrange nights out don't come naturally then they never will, if he wanted to do it he'd make the...
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    I want kids, but he's not sure

    It's such a tough one, but I can promise you can search as much as you like on the internet but you wont get your answer. Only you can really decide. Really there are 3 outcomes of staying together:- You don't have children and you resent him You do have children and he resents you You do have...
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