Manicure 101 Extra Credit

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Manicure 101 series! Last week I covered the basics of my manicure in 5 posts. For the next couple of weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll find posts that deal with more advance nail care issues such as specialized base coats like Gelous and Instant Artificials, Paraffin Baths and Vitamins to help your nails grow stronger. Let me know if you have any nail questions you’d like to see addressed!

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Manicure 101: Polish Removal and the Foil Method

For nail polish removal, I love the little pots of remover. I can open them up, stick in a finger and swish it around a bit. I’ve found that the pure acetone pots have plastic scrubbing bristles and work really well for glitter polish removal. Again, they are super drying, so I don’t use them frequently and I always follow up with some intense moisture. If the polish that you need to remove is particularly…

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Manicure 101: Manicure Clean Up Tips

Now that you’ve got the polish on, you want it to look perfect, right? I’m frequently asked where I get my nails done or how often I go to the salon. The answer is that I’ve been twice. Ever. I just know how to clean up a manicure so it looks perfect! My favorite way to clean up a manicure is with a brush. You can see my well loved and nasty looking mani clean…

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