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  1. claireamy

    Gelez any problems?

    Have you got the new 'grip' base coat or the original base coat? If original, get a grip one which will make all the difference. Still apply thinly, working base coat into natural nail, cure for one min then almost mix your first coat of colour into the base coat. Hopefully you'll see some major...
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    You will always need to blend natural tips whether they have a well or not. I tend to cut-out or file out most of the well on tips anyway. The less tip and more product on the nail the better.
  3. claireamy

    Lash Extension Courses

    Hollywood lashes all the way! Fab, fab, fab. Michael is the best!!
  4. claireamy

    Where do you buy IBD?

    Grafton. Stupid auto correct!!
  5. claireamy

    Where do you buy IBD?

    Grafting international are the main distributor of IBD products. Give them a call on 01827280080 and they'll be able to sort you out. X
  6. claireamy

    How long did it take you to perfect your smile line?

    The best advice I can give you is to get some arabella forms to practice on. Then you don't have to waste all your tips or get into a tizzy when practicing on someone!! There are some tutorials on how to effectively use them on sam biddle's website so just do a google search on her name or...
  7. claireamy

    U smile lines or V-ish lines?

    If you create a more v shape smile line the end result looks better. If you do a u shape, once the product has been moulded or pinched the smile almost disappears and you're left with an almost straight line as all you can see is the bottom of the u and the slight incline at each sidewall. If...
  8. claireamy

    Anyone else had a coil?

    I had exactly the same prob with mine. It was awful and had it taken out after 3 very uncomfortable months :0( hubby then had snip! :0)
  9. claireamy

    just qualified have i been shown the correct way? please help

    It really depends on who you do your training with as to your prep procedure. Some teach dry prep, others use a cuticle removing product. I push back the eponichium, remove the non living tissue from the nail plate then lightly remove the shine from the nail using a soft file.
  10. claireamy

    Am I being realistic !

    I'm with Mrs RSM. I take % but provide absolutely everything. All they have to do is come in to work! The busier they are, the more money we both make.
  11. claireamy

    Top quality French polish?

    I use orly and it's rather lovely!
  12. claireamy


    I get my crystals from creativeten.co.uk as they have a great range in different sizes. I apply with building resin then use activator spray to set it. Xx
  13. claireamy

    Men and fake nails

    If you want to travel 30-40 mins i'm in Crewe, Cheshire.
  14. claireamy

    Tool Roll

    Perfect, thanks!! x
  15. claireamy

    Tool Roll

    I'm looking for a tool roll (a bit like a hairdressers belt but not with a belt bit!?!). Can anyone recommend where to get one? I don't want one which just has elastic to hold the tools in, ich I want one whis enclosed at the bottom (if that makes sense?) Thanks geeks!
  16. claireamy

    EZ flow training, calling all geeks for advice !

    Just to heap praise a little more... Becks is a fab and extremely talented educator and along with all other EzFlow educators strives for great customer service as well as informative and enjoyable courses. You won't be disappointed with your course with Becks xx
  17. claireamy

    What is an NSS salon????

    it stands for Non Standard Salon. It is when a salon doesn't conform to any health and safety regs and often use MMA. Do a search on NSS and MMA and there'll be tonnes of info on here x
  18. claireamy

    Ezflow education

    Its me! Claire Woodcock, I will PM you hun x
  19. claireamy

    Top coat "spiking"

    I don't think its heat spike that is being decribed here. If its what I think you will be getting sharp 'sticky up' spikes after top coat is cured? This can happen if the top coat is applied too thickly as the particles leap to the surface to be cured and as they do they cure in mid air...
  20. claireamy

    Trendy Nails Unlimited Nail wraps

    I'm hoping to add an independant opinion as I do not use either of these products! I think Minx have created a massive buzz with HUGE celebrities such as Beyonce and Fergie endorsing the product. A lot of people will have heard the name Minx and therefore want to ask for it in salons. I'm not...