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  
Meet LaTia
  • September 28, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s note: Marti is still blogging about her school experience, but since she’s going to be finishing up school in the next month or so, we wanted to get our next student blogger started now. Look

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Keywords: student issues  
Rainy Days
  • September 26, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We had rainy days all week. I do now believe people really think rainy days call for more sleep. Get up people and come get pampered! Just ask for Marti B! The salon floor was slow

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Keywords: manicures   student tests  
Wedding…Funeral…Exams
  • September 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

My end in the nail technology program is weeks away from completion. Due to missing four days last week, I am doubling up on exams so I can get done quickly. We covered chapter 10 (chemistry),

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Keywords: gels   student issues   student tests  
Stop the Presses: Newspaper Nails
  • September 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Stop the presses — NO theory this week! Big sigh because that means no exams to take till next week. We have a new nail technician student. Bringing the total enrollment for the nail technician program

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Keywords: products  
Chemistry Class and Minx Nails
  • September 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Let’s start with theory. This week we studied and reviewed Chapter 10: Chemistry. That included Matter and Potential Hydrogen (Ph). This chapter covers a lot of material. I had anticipated that chemistry would be challenge for

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Keywords: products   student issues   student tests  

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