Why Always Red?
  • November 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love it when it starts to get cold at night and I can smell all the fireplaces and the leaves change... well, maybe the cactus, because I live

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A Day in the Life...
  • October 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Part of winning the Cup championship is the invitation to do the nails for the December cover. It is very exciting! If you have never had the opportunity to be a part of a photo shoot

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Post Sac
  • October 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The Sacramento show was the fourth and final event in the Nailpro Cup Series of competitions. With a grand total of 21 competitions over four events, it is the most rigorous nail competition series in the

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Competitive Spirit
  • October 14, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Wiki says that as we humans evolve, the competitive spirit becomes less innate and more a learned behavior — meaning that when we were still forced to chase after our food, competition was something that came

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Keywords: motivation  
NailPro Cup Championship
  • October 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nailpro Cup in Sacramento is the final competition of the year for me. And a welcome sight I might add. I’m currently 30 points ahead on total year scores, and no one can catch me.

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Keywords: motivation  
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  
Some Writer’s Block
  • September 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been struggling getting my blogs done lately. I think mostly because my topic is always about nail competitions and I just haven’t been to any in a couple of months.

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First Practice Nails In A While
  • September 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I did my first practice set of competition nails in a long, long time on Sunday, what a mess. Man, do I have ring rust! There was shadowing, swirling, choppy, haggard smile lines and the moons...oh

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Primer Primer
  • September 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

This year’s competition circuit introduced us (Me anyways) to a new style competition, the Mirror Image. The image above is of the set I did in Las Vegas this year. It’s hard even for me to

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Polish Primer
  • September 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As I’ve mentioned before, I plan to start offering classes next year. And as I write the curriculum for those classes, I’m astounded at how little competition training there is available for would-be competitors. Not just

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Jen
  • September 7, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Ah. She’s priceless. Completely dependable. I’ve never once had to worry about her showing up on time. She has done every single thing I’ve asked her to do. On competition days, this one is even awake

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Keywords: motivation  
Dear Readers
  • September 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to apologize for my errant responsibility shirking, it was the zucchini’s fault. But that is an entirely different subject and if you would like to read about it you can do so here on

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Countdown to Sac
  • August 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

With just a few short weeks until Sacramento, the end of the 2010 U.S. nail competition season is coming to a close. And you all know what I’m doing right about now...practice, practice, practice. I know it

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