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Community Topic of the Month: Nail Illusions

Posted by Devon Nurre

Curious to know the latest buzz in our Maniology Facebook Community? This month’s popular discussion is all about nail illusions! Did you know that the direction and placement of your designs can make your nails appear shorter, longer, wider or even narrower? Every nail length and shape is beautiful but sometimes we want to create a different visual perception to make up for what we may not have! For those moments we can refer to these awesome detailed illustrations provided by Mesa S. that explain how to change your nail perception. Have you tried these techniques before? If so share...

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NEW! Video Technique of Top Coat Trick to Avoid Smudging

Posted by Devon Nurre

A few months ago Alison T. from the Facebook Maniology Community shared a new topcoat trick we'd never seen before that helps to avoid smudging your creative manicures. After we posted a blog about her discovery we received so much interest and comments from other members. We reached out and asked if she could share a short 28 second video of her awesome nail hack. Thanks again Alison T. for sharing your cool topcoat video, we love it! You’ve saved lots of manicures in our stamping community! Have you tried this anti-smudging technique? Share your experience in the comments below.

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Our #1 Secret to a No Smudge Manicure

Posted by Tiana Regan

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So, you've just spent all your time creating the most beautiful manicure. You've meticulously colored in all the tiny corners of your stamped design and carefully transferred it straight on your nail. You then apply your favorite topcoat that has never failed you before and "what the..."

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Community Topic of the Month: Creating a Picture Perfect Manicure

Posted by Tiana Regan

Ever wonder how nail bloggers get that gorgeous clean polished look in all their photos? Or why your mani looks great in person but not as hot as you thought in photos? Have no fear - our nail stylist @devthenailjunkie is here to help share some of her tips and tricks to creating picture perfect manicures! 1. Prep is everything! Before applying polish you need to make sure the cuticle area is nice and clean. This will help reduce pesky polish stains and unwanted bumps under a fresh coat of lacquer. Soak your hands in some warm water then GENTLY...

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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!

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