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Tips for Creating a Half-Moon Manicure

by Staff Writer | March 14, 2011

Cosmopolitan  shares advice from celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees on how to master the half-moon manicure.

To prep, file nails to a rounded edge, apply a base coat, and pick two polish shades: a bright or dark color plus a metallic.

  1. Polish nails with two coats of the bright or dark polish.
  2. Dip a fine-tipped paint brush or pointy eyeliner brush into the metallic polish and create an outline of a half-mooned arc about a quarter of the way up the nail.
  3. Fill in the arc using the same polish and its regular brush from the bottle. Apply two thin coats, then apply a layer of topcoat to each  nail.
  4. Clean up any smudges with the fine tipped brush by dipping it into polish remover and wiping it across stains until they disappear.

Pro Tip: Make sure the top coat is labeled “Quick Dry,” so that it will fuse the polish layers together.

KUPA Introduces MANIPro Passport Plus

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KUPA Introduces MANIPro Passport Plus

by Staff

KUPA’s long awaited keynote today revealed the MANIPro Passport Plus, the latest e-file from the brand. The machine was inspired by high-end luxury items such as designer perfume and a Montblanc pen. The new machine is digital, as opposed to analog.

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Foot Forward Summit Registration Opens

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Foot Forward Summit Registration Opens

by Staff

Registration is now open for NAILS’ second-annual Foot Forward Summit! Held in Atlanta, August 11-13, the event will feature nail techs, foot care experts, and medical professionals who will share their knowledge and create a roadmap for your growth and success.

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