Nail Talk Radio Recap
  • August 26, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I spent an hour on the internet radio program Nail Talk Radio hosted by Athena Elliott and co-hosted by Dahlia McCutchen and can I just say that it was a blast! Not only did we have listeners online,

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Keywords: mixed-media nail art   motivation  
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  
Jenny
  • August 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

There she is. My little Jenny. Completely unpredictable yet totally reliable, even at times when I thought it was impossible! I’ve been around the world with this girl. I’ve done more traveling with her than I

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Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!
  • August 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been to hundreds of competitions and seen thousands of sets of competition nails, and one of the simplest mistakes I see competitors make (even seasoned ones) is to not use the file grits properly. You see,

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Nail Talk Radio
  • August 6, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you heard about this? What an awesome thing. Athena Elliott has started a weekly radio program called Nail Talk Radio. It’s on every Monday night. And get this — it’s on the internet!  So anyone around

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Keywords: mixed-media nail art  
Another World Championship?
  • August 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

So I received an invitation through a Nails Mag e-mail blast on July 10th to compete at the other World Nail Championships...in Monte Carlo, Monaco of all places. That’s probably one of the most expensive places

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Keywords: international  
Commit
  • July 27, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

To commit literally means: to pledge or assign to some particular course or use.  But what does that really mean for a nail competitor? Every person is different and has different desires. For me, to commit to

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Keywords: motivation  
Learn, People
  • July 26, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I get asked this a lot: “Are you going to be giving any classes in my area?”  You know, with all the education available out there, I think there are ample avenues for manicurists/competitors to get

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Where Has All the $$$ Gone?
  • July 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I saw a post on Facebook recently from Hannah saying that NAILS Magazine was having a brainstorming session for new topics for the next year and asked all their Facebook friends for their input.  I started

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Keywords: motivation  
Blog, blog, blah.....
  • July 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

With this big lull in competitions right now, I’m finding it hard to fill space here. I suppose if I wanted to compete some more this year, I could go over seas but I can’t find

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If I Could Write About Anything....
  • July 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I enjoy writing this blog. It gives me an opportunity to offer you my point of view and opinions on the state of competitions these days. I say “these days” because over the last 20 years,

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Check Out These Scores
  • July 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

With Premier behind us and Sacramento still a few months away, now is the perfect time to take a step back and re-evaluate goals. If you’e anything like me, your goals are always evolving and that

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Keywords: motivation   tradeshows  
Tattoos and Nail Glue
  • June 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I find myself looking for inspiration again. The Sacramento show is the final competition of the year and the art competition at that event is hand-painted nail art, with a “tattoo” theme. I feel like this

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Keywords: handpainted nail art   nail art  
Where Are All Those Competitors?
  • June 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

You know, people say to me all the time, “I want to compete, but...” And the excuses are endless — time, family, money, etc. But I think the one excuse that irks me the most is,

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Keywords: motivation  
Insider Chronicles
  • June 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

So here I am, sitting on the couch, staring at my laptop. It’s 11:35 am and this blog should have been written and submitted by now. But here I sit. Sometimes it’s hard for me to

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Keywords: tradeshows  

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