Premiere Orlando and Top 10 Eliminations
  • June 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

There is so much that goes on at Premiere that I could write an entire article about it. But I won’t, I'll stick to the competitions. So at Premiere, we had five competitions over two days.

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Return From Florida
  • June 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s a sad day when Lynn has to get on a plane to leave Florida. I would happily move there today. But at the very least, I plan to retire there. (I know I know, retirement

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Keywords: tradeshows  
I ♥ Florida
  • June 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I love Florida. Every year I threaten to not come back. This time I just might stay! (No, not really. But I like to think that, hehe.) By the time you read this I will be

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Keywords: motivation  
Practice, Practice, Blog, Practice,…
  • June 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times, practice is a must. I used to think I was getting plenty of practice just working at the salon, but that’s not the case. The truth

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Traveling With Products
  • May 27, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I got another great question today about traveling with products. I hope to save you all some pain, so these are some things I had to learn the hard way. 1. Use zipper-topped plastic bags. Have you

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Education Is the key
  • May 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

This is a picture of me giving a presentation in Budapest. Join me in Orlando in a few weeks for a competition class I'm teaching in conjunction with Crystal Nails. Let's pretend for a moment that you

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Keywords: competitions  
Oh, the Fantasy of It All
  • May 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 Have you ever competed in a fantasy nail art competition? I have and let me tell you, I have great respect for competitors that do these every year. The time that is involved is great (and

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Keywords: 3-D nail art   fantasy nail art  
Inspiration for Blog
  • May 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

After reading Hannah’s “On My Mind: What Inspires You?” in the June issue of NAILS, I found myself asking what truly does inspire me? What is it that inspires me to continue on doing what I

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Keywords: nail art  
Choosing a French Twist Design
  • May 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

When I first starting competing many moons ago, I would only compete in pink-and-white comps. So the first time I competed in an art competition, it wasn't far off from a pink-and-white competition; it was a

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Keywords: French twists  
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  
I'm Just Chillin'
  • May 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

With IBS Las Vegas behind me, last week’s blogs caught up on and Premiere Orlando four weeks in front of me, I'm just kind of resting right now. Hangin', vegetating, chillaxin', whatever you want to call it,

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Keywords: motivation   NAILS Top 25 List  
IBS Las Vegas Competition Winners
  • May 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 So it’s taken a little while, but here are your nail competition winners for the IBS Las Vegas Show.  Hand Painted Nail Art Novice 3rd Iryna Giblett 2nd Kim Hyun 1st Ryoko Garcia  Veteran 3rd Kirsty Meakin2nd Mariko

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Lynn Lammers Interview
  • April 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Lynn got a chance to talk to NAILS right after the Design Sculptured Flower Theme competition. Here's what she said about how she did and what other competitions she was looking forward to. (Video is in

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Keywords: Design Sculptured   tradeshows  
Back from IBS
  • April 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We drove 3 1/2 hours from Las Vegas last night, arriving home at about 10:30 p.m. I was grateful not to have to fly this time. Not that I don’t like to travel — because I

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Keywords: Design Sculptured   tradeshows  
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  

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