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  1. phoebe_cat

    The differences between eyelash extensions?

    I am a nail geek, looking to venture into the world of eyelash extensions. I will research this in the way I researched nails many years ago, before I decide which company to go with... However (shows how much of a novice I am...) could someone please explain the difference between semi...
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    Is Shellac removal affected by the heat?

    Hi All... I am loving Shellac, and hopefully a centre spread in the English language newspaper will be published tomorrow, so busier than ever!! I am however, having major problems with removal.... It is now getting to the mid 40's C here every day, and even though I have fans, air con, etc...
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    Ingrown FINGER nails.... Yes/ No?!?!?

    I have a client who has been coming to me for a few weeks. She is a biter, but not what I would call severe, she doesn't bite below the hyponichium... Anyway, If you can imagine the shape of a CND Eclipse tip, where there is a slight curve, but then quite a dramatic angle at the sidewalls, then...
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    CND 5 Finger Cure Lamp

    This is purely a curiosity thing ;) I currently have the CND Brisa lamp, and at the moment have no reason to change it, as it is in perfect working order (and has been for over 2 years I might add! A lot longer than most electricals I buy!!!) Anywhooooo..... I'm just wondering how the new lamp...
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    Brisa World Cup Hollywood Toes.... How?!?

    Ok.... it's 26 days till the world cup kicks off! I live abroad with a huge ex-pat community, and really feel I can make something out of this. When abroad people seem to become more patriotic for some reason, so I am gonna have a few World Cup themed special offers. A tiny minority of my...
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    Numbness in hand

    I know, I know, go see a doctor ;) It's not actually that easy where I am, but I will do so if it continues.... 2 days ago I woke up and all four fingertips of my right hand were numb. I assumed that I'd slept on it funny, but even though I worked all day it didn't go away, it was still there...
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    Creative Nail Tech needed in South Shields

    Hi everyone, hope someone can help. I am moving to Cyprus in January so am therefore closing my business. I have started to let my clients know and some of them are stumped as to where to get their nails done now! So basically if you are a Creative trained tech either in a Salon in South...
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    An honest client (including sense of humour!)

    Just thought you might get a chuckle from this email I've just received from a client....... I've edited the swearing (hope I got it all!!) OWWWWWWW!!!!!! I’m sorry to email you, but my really ******* sore nail requires an appointment at your hospital. Nail Accident 1...
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    Mobile Nail Tech needed for Hebburn area....

    I've had an email from a disabled lady in the Hebburn area looking for a mobile nail tech. She hasn't had good experiences in the past (from her description, sounds like an NSS job:irked:). She's now in the postition whereby she needs a mobile tech to come to her! She's a bit of a picker, and...
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    Retail Price List - Wording Help Needed....

    I'm busy updating my price lists at the moment and wanted to add a little extra to my retail list. I'm wanting something like - ~~~~~ Would you go for a facial and not cleanse or moisturise your face between appointments?............ Do you go to the dentist and not brush your teeth...
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    What do you use to store custom blended gels

    Woo hoo! I'm doing my Brisa on 27th! Due to it being a quiet time of year, and the fact that I can't (make that don't wanna) wait till the next round of courses in May, I'm doing it in a 121 situation....bank manager, what bank manager..... Anyway, where I live must be very stressful, as I see...
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    Paper Bags

    Ok, I'll hold my hands up... I'm not one of the most environmentally concious people in the world, but I try, (I don't drive, so that gives me brownie points, yeah!) Anyway, packaging and plastic bags, do annoy me. I sometimes come home from a shopping trip and once I'm sorted out my pile of...
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    How would you achieve this red?

    I've been trying to get my hair the colour of Carrie Grant from Fame academy :green: I don't know if I'm describing it right, as it never ends up as RED, RED as I want..... It's always a colour that someone could possibly be born with, and I want it fake red, lol! My hair is mid-dark brown at...
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    Enamel staining nails

    Just wondering...... Are some peoples nails more porous than others? Reason I ask, I have a fair few clients who just have natural nails and have a regular re-polish. One of them has dark colour after dark colour, reds, purples, browns etc. When I remove the enamel, her nails are still perfect...
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    Brilliant or Mad?!?

    As well as all things nails, I'm a bit of a knitter :green: Was just browsing one of my favourite pattern sites and came across these Pedicure Socks Now I really can't decide if they're a fab idea or completely barmy, lol!
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    Squishy Lunula!

    I have a client at the mo that is a challenge to say the least! She origianally came to me for airbrush french on her toes and a couple of appts later, said "Is there anything you can do with my nails?!?!?" She is in her mid 50's going through a very stressfull time at the mo, but says she's...
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    Clients sitting sideways?!?!?!?

    Is this something that everyone comes across or just me? I find that so many of my clients sit on the chair in front of me, cross their legs n then swivel to their right :confused: I have a Purex station and really comfy chairs all set up in line, but soooo many of them do this. I have to...
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    Bikini Waxing Hell!!!!

    I have PM'd Axiom with this and look forward to his learned reply, but wondered if any of you other skin geeks had any thoughts, ideas or tips............ I've recently returned from holiday with the ugliest bikini line known to man! I had it waxed the day before I went and it looked fab...
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    Of on hols tomorrow ~ Wish me luck?!?!?

    Well, I'm dyed, cut, plucked, waxed, pedicured, airbrushed, enhanced n buffed! Off to Marmaris tomorrow for 2 weeks with ex-boyfriend?!?!?:eek:?!?!?! Some say I'm mad, some say, well why not! I know the area really well, so if he gets too intense or arsey, I'm not one bit bothered about doing...
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    Waxing - Deodorant, yes or no?

    I'm of to get waxed in the morning :eek: Haven't had it done since a bad experience a couple of years ago, where all the skin was removed from my bikini area!?!?!? I'm having my underarms done for the first time, (I've used an epilator previously, but thought I might as well get them done while...
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