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Community Topic of the Month: Nail Products and Education

Posted by Devon Nurre

Nail artists come in all shapes and forms. Whether you’re a pro stamper that changes their nails weekly, or a nail technician that has five years of experience, both have their own artistic preferences and tools. Since the boom in DIY nail art, stampers, files, polish, and gel can be found everywhere... from a local drugstore to the countless online shops that make it so easy to purchase the newest must-haves... whether you’re licensed or not! However with so many product options it can be difficult to master all the various ways to use each tool, and without accurate knowledge some of these items can be very dangerous! Proper research and education helps eliminate the possibilities of nail fun turning into nail horrors, especially for those DIY nail artists that like to venture outside of just regular polish.

Luckily there is a plethora of information at our pretty polished fingertips! YouTube channels and blogs don’t substitute for nail school, but they work wonderfully for learning how to use that chrome powder you’ve been saving for a special night out! Sometimes distinguishing which sources are credible may be tricky, so we decided to drop a few names that we love and trust, in case you ever want to learn more! Check out these resources below.

For inspo and step by step instructions, our Steal the Look page is perfect for quick pictorials that show you how to achieve a perfect mani. Check it out now!

For more in-depth explanations and troubleshooting, the Maniology YouTube channel covers so many stamping and stamping related topics, like how to use the ice cube stamper, how to stamp with gel and how to reverse stamp! Learn more.

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We love Suzie at Maniology! She is a professional technician that has lots of great videos on everything from DIY cornstarch nails to building acrylic extensions. She is very knowledgeable about several topics outside of stamping for the nail art adventurists and professionals alike.

We hope this information will get you headed in the right direction if you ever have questions about your next nail-venture! If you enjoy this topic, be sure to head over to the Maniology Community to see what else we're talking about and get inspired!

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