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The Illustrated Nail + Couture de Minnie Nail Design

The Illustrated Nail's illustrator-tunred manicurist, Sophie, creates Minnie Mouse-inspired designs with OPI's Couture de Minnie‬ polish collection.

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Stars, Stripes & Swirls

LCN educator Gail Eddy created this fun patriotic nail design to celebrate Independence Day featuring gels, stamps, and free-hand brushing techniques.

Trim Time with Polish Changes

Behind the Scenes: Our Very Own Bond Girl

When the new James Bond film, Skyfall, comes out this month, the newest Bond girl will be seen wearing two shades from OPI’s Skyfall Collection — Skyfall, a rich maroon shade on the top of the nail, and GoldenEye, a shimmering gold painted on the undersides.

Mash Nails Nail Art Stamping

Mash Nails has mastered nail art stamping through their new collection of nail art image plates.

Three Tips for Making Manis Pop

Essence magazine's October 2012 issue featured three essential tips for making manicures or pedicures pop.

10 Steps to a Perfect Pedicure

Allure magazine's September 2012 issue featured a list of 10 steps to a perfect pedicure.

Nail Troubleshooter: Polish, Gel, Gel-Polish, and Acrylics

Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.

Troubleshooter: Polish Application

Holly Schippers shows how to apply regular polish, beginning with top coat and using even strokes and thin layers to make for excellent coverage. She even gives quick clean-up tips for when polish winds up on the eponychium.

Liquid Palisade

Like painters’ tape for nails, you apply it wherever you don’t want polish to go.

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