Topic : FILES

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silicon carbide

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A crystalline mineral used on nail abrasives because it is inexpensive and nearly as hard as diamond.

Keywords: abrasives   FILES  

pumice

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A porous, lightweight volcanic rock used in solid form as an abrasive and in powdered form as a abrasive polish.

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   FILES   implements  

micro buffer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A type of finishing file with a very high grit (over 800) used to polish or shine acrylic or natural nails.

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   FILES  

implement

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An implement is a tool, utensil, or instrument for doing a task. The best implements are those inspired by — and created specifically for — the professional manicurist and pedicurist to perform special tasks.

Keywords: electric files   FILES   implements   nippers  

emery board

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A nail file consisting of a strip of cardboard or wood with a coating of powdered emery (an abrasive).

Keywords: FILES   Flowery  

buffer

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A device used for shining or polishing nails; a nail buffer is essentially a differently shaped nail file, albeit one with a much bigger cushion in the center; buffers have all the same basic components as a nail file: abrasive, adhesive to adhere the abrasive, and a cushion core; the center is usually plastic foam or other cushioned material.

Keywords: buffers   FILES   implements  

Allure Explains How to Nail a Manicure

September 17, 2012  | News

Allure magazine spoke with top manicurists Deborah Lippmann, Jin Soon Choi and Ji Baek to give readers tips on how to nail a manicure.

Keywords: buffers   Butter London   celebrity nail techs   Deborah Lippmann   Essie  

Shannon Martin/Girl Designer Emery Boards

August 10, 2012  | Product

These boards are available at wholesale prices and with a countertop display that encourages impulse buys.

Keywords: FILES   retail boutique items  

files

October 20, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Nail files use abrasives in various grits to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails.

Keywords: abrasives   FILES  

abrasive

October 20, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Abrasive is a material used to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails; or one component of a file (the abrasive material is affixed to a core, which is usually affixed to a cushion or center). Abrasives are one of the most-often used tools by nail techncians — for shaping, removing shine, and smoothing.

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   FILES  

Making Filing Fashionable

September 12, 2011  | News

Although foot filing isn't attractive, it is a necessity for most on-the-go women

Keywords: callus removers   client health   feet   FILES  

Mini Files for the Many Needs

June 30, 2011  | News

Tweezerman's dotted files come in a 12-pack.

Keywords: FILES   travel kits/try-me sizes   Tweezerman  

Tweezerman Continues Philanthropic Initiatives

April 29, 2011  | News

This spring, Tweezerman announced its partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation in launching the new Reach for the Stars Mini Slant Tweezer and Zip File.

Keywords: charity   FILES   Tweezerman   tweezers  

Bold and Brilliant

March 24, 2011  | News

Lucky’s New Stuff You’ll Love section highlights fun, new polishes as well as a few handy tools for nail upkeep.

Keywords: Essie   FILES   Nicole by OPI   polish   Sally Hansen  

LCN Files Manicure Set

February 28, 2011  | Product

LCN’s Files Manicure Set gives you a great start of high-quality grit files to tackle every step of the nail enhancement process.

Keywords: FILES   LCN  

Encyclopedia

A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the sur...
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