Filing Question
  • April 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I have been fielding questions quite regularly about competition techniques — which is great. I love that people are curious about nail competitions so keep those questions coming. One question that I got this week was whether

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Spaghetti Westerns and Aliens
  • April 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

After an entire day of hanging out at home, watching anti-chick flicks (“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Predator”, etc.) with my hubby, I realized all those flicks had something in common. Aside from the

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Keywords: motivation  
My Little Gelly: An Update
  • April 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

During the ISSE Mirror Image competition, I became painfully aware that my spruced up little Gelly (my nickname for my gel lamp) just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I really had trouble getting a good cure. The

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Who Did Those Nails?
  • April 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I cannot believe some of these ads I see in magazines and trade shows. It’s some company trying to sell me one thing or another, polish usually, but sometimes acrylic or gel. And their silly advertising

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More from Düsseldorf
  • April 6, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I think I have recovered enough from my trip(s) that I can be coherent  :)  It’s amazing how fast the time goes. It’s already April and IBS Las Vegas is literally just around the corner. I’ll

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Keywords: international  
Back from Germany!
  • April 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m still decompressing from the trip, but here are some quick pics I took. Here is the 2010 Beauty International Düsseldorf Internationale Nail Meisterschaft (that means championship) judging team; from left to right, Gabriella Kaines, Lynn Lammers,

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Keywords: international  
Germany
  • March 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Well I left on a jet plane, and don’t know when I’m coming back....Well, actually, I’ll be home tomorrow. But I’ve been writing since I’ve been in Germany, so look forward to my blogs this week

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Art, Art, and More Art
  • March 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Ugh! OK, obviously art competitions are not my favorite. Some people live to do fantasy nail art, and work on it year round and pour every breath into it. They have vision and can translate anything

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Keywords: nail art  
Expanding My Horizons
  • March 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Before I started competing on the “circuit,” I never put much emphasis on the nail art competitions. But when I made the decision to compete for the Cup, I had to change my views. In the

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Keywords: nail art  
Goal Setting
  • March 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Goal setting is so important to be successful in the competition arena. Let’s say you want to be the best. So you voice that goal, “I want to be the World Champion.” Wow, that’s a pretty

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Inspiration
  • March 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

With the next competition just a few short weeks away, I find myself looking for inspiration. The art competitions are tough. Just coming up with ideas is hard. Maybe I lack vision. (Maybe I’m coming down

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Keywords: motivation   nail art  
Budapest
  • March 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I just got back from a last minute event held in Budapest, Hungary, of all places. I left on Thursday and returned this Monday. At the event, I was asked to participate in a “jury,” which is

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Keywords: international  
NAILS’ Top 25 of 2009-2010 — The Current Standings
  • March 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Here is the Top 25 Competitors Ranking as of the ISSE show in Long Beach, Calif. (which was one of our Superpoints competitions). — NAILS editors1. Lynn Lammers  —  522. Trang Nguyen  —   373. Kirsty Meakin  — 

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Keywords: NAILS Top 25 List  
3-D Flowers
  • March 5, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

At IBS Las Vegas, there is a design sculpture competition with a flower theme. The criterion for this competition has changed a little this year. We are allowed to go a little bit thicker because it’s

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Keywords: 3-D nail art  
Molding a C-Curve: Part 2
  • March 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week, I talked about the current industry debate regarding “pinching” the C-curve. To follow up, I’d like to offer a new term — molding the C-curve — and explain how best to mold it. If you

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