Meet Mary
  • May 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s note: It’s been a few months since we had a new student blogger, but this month we’ll be introducing two new student bloggers. The first is Mary from Florida. Please join me in welcoming her

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“Springing” Forward
  • March 15, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Ah, spring! It’s such a lovely season of new beginnings and growth that features beautiful displays of color and light. Now that I’ve finished school, I get to actually sit back and enjoy the beauty around

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Keywords: student issues  
LaTia Is Ready for 2012
  • January 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy 2012!! My, what a crazy holiday season this was! Between school and the normal holiday madness, I feel like I haven’t been to sleep in ages. With the New Year comes new possibilities, and I’m

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Keywords: student issues  
Marti Graduates and Passes Pre-State
  • January 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Big hello to everyone! I have now graduated from the nail technician program at VOGUE dba Huntington Beauty College. I am now in the salon learning more and more and preparing for my state board exam. Time

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Shopping! (On a Budget)
  • December 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

 I have a confession... I'm a bit of a product junkie. Hair products, makeup, bath products, you name it. So, it's no real surprise that I'm a bit obsessed with nail products, as well. It's also

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Keywords: products   student issues  
Frustrated Nail Student Ahead
  • December 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The fact that the nail program at my school only has two students enrolled (myself and another awesome woman) should have been my first clue that I would eventually hit what I’ve affectionately termed “the wall

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Keywords: student issues  
Already Attending Continuing Education
  • November 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The hours are still just slowly dwindling — or should I say approaching my 450-hour mark. Lately I have been studying for the state board examination. I think, I hope, I know I have this in

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Keywords: gels  
Working with Gels
  • November 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently, I've been practicing more with gels. I think it's a beautiful medium, and one that I would really love to master. But I must admit, I find it to have a steeper learning curve than

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
Sparkle and Shine
  • November 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I love sparkles. Well, anything shiny really — I’m a little bit absent-minded that way. I can be in the middle of telling a pivotal part of a riveting story, and if someone dangles something shiny

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Keywords: manicures  
50 Hours Left!
  • October 26, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The last hours seem to last the longest. I'm still not to the 450 hour mark, which will complete my program. But I have under 50 left! The days have been so slow and lately I

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Keywords: student issues  
Finding Balance
  • October 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Oh, free time! How I miss you so! Such is the story of my life these days. Being in school and working a full time job on top of freelancing as a makeup artist means a

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Keywords: student issues  
The First Few Weeks of School
  • October 17, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

These first couple weeks of school have been such an adventure! In terms of theory, we’ve talked about having a professional image, manicuring, infection control (eeeww!), and some of the history of the profession. In the

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Keywords: acrylics   student issues  
Rose Petal Nail Art for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • October 17, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello to my readers and thank you for reading. I said in a recent blog that I still had to take a final exam on the book. Turns out I was wrong. There are no more

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Keywords: student tests  
Finished the Textbook
  • October 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello my fellow readers and nail lovers, I hope the past week has been as rewarding to all of you as it has to me. The salon was slow once again. It seems like the only

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Keywords: gels   student issues   student tests  
Helping My Mom Grow Strong Natural Nails
  • October 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m so elated that my end is near but I’m also a little sad to be done with this blog. Congratulations to LaTia, the new girl on the block, I hope you love nails because you

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Keywords: gels   manicures  

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