Meet Kendra
  • October 21, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

My name is Kendra Budjenska and I live in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colo. I just recently moved up here in August from Arizona (talk about a crazy weather change). I am starting nail school tomorrow (October

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 2: My Support Systems Means Everything
  • October 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So last week was my first week and my boys were on fall break. It was nice to be able to start the night program without worrying about homework, dinner, and all the other mom duties.But

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
Week 1: Just Like Christmas Morning
  • October 8, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I have officially completed my first week in the spa nail program! It was such an exciting week that I’m not sure where to start. Well let me just say the whole age thing I was

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Keywords: student issues  
Meet Jessica
  • September 30, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello! My name is Jessica Sandoval. I am 37 years old, a wife and mother of two handsome boys. I have run my own business but have never felt that passion, that “this is it” feeing.

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Keywords: student issues  
Team Gels or Team Acrylic?
  • September 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

If you would have asked me that question a few weeks ago I would definitely have said “Team Gels,” but finally after practice, practice, practice I think I have managed to get the liquid-to-powder ratio just

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
It's Raining OPI!
  • August 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow what a month July was! A lot has happened in which I must remind myself that this has been a short month for me. The school was closed the entire week for the Fourth of

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Keywords: gels  
Racking Up on Services
  • July 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello lovelies! Let me try to quickly get you up to speed on what’s been going on in my world as a nail tech student. In one word…everything. I’ll start off by saying that we had another OPI

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
Catching Up With April
  • June 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

June 20This week has flown by!Monday was orientation, which just means we went over the huge handbook FULL of rules.Tuesday and Wednesday was spent on introductions and settling in. I had my first test later that

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Getting Caught Up...Being a Nail Student Is Busy!
  • June 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello lovelies! Sorry I've been M.I.A. from the scene lately but I've been super busy. I've learned so much in such a short period that I feel my head spinning at times. I'll do my best

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
Brushes, Brushes, Brushes
  • May 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We really didn't do anything new in class last week. I practiced my overlays, sculpted nails, and nail art some more. I performed a few more manicures and pedicures; the good news is that I only

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Keywords: acrylics   products   student issues  
Old School Nail Art Video...and Lots of Flowers
  • May 8, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to honestly say that it was very hard to get up and get to class on time today. When I woke up I wasn't really feeling that well — headache, queasy stomach, and tired.

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Meet April
  • May 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Growing up I was always known as the smart one and my almost-twin (11 months to the day) sister was known as the beauty. These were the roles we embraced since this is all we heard.

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Is There A Doctor In the House?
  • May 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Eponychium, Hyponychium, Onychodermal Band...only 3 out of 15 essential parts of the nail structure! Paronychia, Onychia, Onychoptosis...just to name a few of some of the more common nail diseases! Corrugations, Kolionychia, Pterygium...fall into the nail disorder

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Keywords: nail anatomy   nail diseases   pedicures  
First Day Jitters
  • April 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Let me describe my first day of class in one word...awesome! Most of the girls there have already been there for a few days; I was the only one who was brand spanking new. Some would

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Keywords: acrylics   student issues  
White Scrubs...Who Knew?
  • April 9, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Picture this...I decided that I'm not going to buy my scrubs from Walmart. Why you ask? Two reasons. First, the fabric (to me) literally feels like it's going to take layers of my skin off; yes

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