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It’s a Matter of Honor
  • December 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

While I was perusing my fellow bloggers’ sites looking for inspiration, I ran across a topic that I have wanted to blog about for some time now. It seams that Maggie of “Maggie Rants and Raves” stumbled

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Keywords: handpainted nail art   state licensing  
New Competition Schedule is Out
  • November 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The 2011 competition schedule has just hit the internet and I must say I am quite surprised. There are some big change ups and new locations, and it looks like we have to say good-bye to

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Keywords: state licensing  
SuperPoints Competition Events Announced
  • October 6, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Why earn regular competition points when you can earn SuperPoints? If you follow NAILS’ Top 25 Competitors Ranking, then you know that SuperPoints events are elite competitions at which the competitors can earn double points for

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Keywords: NAILS Top 25 List   state licensing  
Moons
  • September 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The last competition in the Cup Championship series is coming up in Sacramento. And as always, I’ve started practicing again. There are three different comps: Salon Success, Sculptured Nails, and Flat Painted Nail Art (tattoo themed).

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Keywords: motivation   pink-and-whites   state licensing  
International Nail Competition Judges Consortium
  • September 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The other day I was surfing around on my Facebook page — not as though I don’t do this enough, cause lately it seems that everyone is on Facebook. In fact even my family now is

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Keywords: state licensing  
A Call For Something New...
  • August 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

If someone asked me what I thought would be a good new nail competition, it would be to offer competitions based on a specific style. Say, stiletto for instance. Because my opinion is that when you

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Keywords: state licensing  
What's Next? Islands.
  • May 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm sitting here asking myself what's next? Well, I still haven't won a first place trophy for an art category so I guess I better start practicing that, eh? The next art category that I will

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Keywords: 3-D nail art   mixed-media nail art   nail art   state licensing  
Next Stop: IBS
  • April 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

So IBS is this weekend. Needless to say, I have been practicing my fingers off — or nails rather. My own nails haven’t been done since before I went to Germany (Gag!) So I’m completely missing

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Keywords: state licensing  
Competition Safety (for models)
  • February 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I have seen much debate on this subject and I’d like to offer my two cents. In competitions, we are required by the rules to have a 50% C-curve in the enhancement. Some would argue that pinching

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Keywords: state licensing  
Speaking of Germany
  • February 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Did I tell you that I’m going to judge at the Beauty International Düsseldorf show this year? As the 2009 Liquid and Powder Champion, I’m required to step down from competition for one year, but I’m

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   state licensing  
Finally, a U.S. Invitational Competition
  • February 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Our competition circuit this year has been enhanced with the addition of a U.S. championship competition, the U.S. Invitational. Personally, I always felt it should be this way — it’s the way they do it overseas.

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Keywords: international   motivation   state licensing  
What’s Up With That?
  • February 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

If you happen to catch a glimpse of a streaker at the super bowl, you can rest assured that person will be removed and prosecuted. During a competition of any sort, the competition must be protected

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Keywords: state licensing  
The List
  • January 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The last few weeks before a competition are usually a blur for me. Tying up all those loose ends consumes many hours. With model wrangling, travel plans, registration — not to mention my regular job or

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Keywords: state licensing  
Gripe #1 (I know, right?)
  • December 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

OK, so here we are getting ready for the first competition of the year. ISSE Long Beach. I love this trade show. Aside from it being in my own back yard, the convention center is right

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Keywords: acrylics   handpainted nail art   mixed-media nail art   nail art   state licensing  

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