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Does Picking Polish Cause Damage?

Polish Picking Damage Does Picking at Polish Cause Damage? They say a picture is worth a thousand words . . . The Answer? Uhhhh—big fat yes! Really? I Did That? We all have little things that we get OCD about…especially when it comes to our nails. Whether it’s picking, biting, or nipping, it can be […]

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ASK DOUG: Is TPHP In Polish Toxic?

 by Doug Schoon Is TPHP In Polish Toxic? ASK DOUG Hi, I recently came across this article and was curious what you might know about it. It seems like another way to scare people with how little they tested. But it also seems like it could be a concern. But it includes some of the […]

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ASK ANA: Nails Peeling From Acetone?

ASK ANA   ASK ANA: I’m feeling a bit helpless with my nail health lately. They are peeling pretty bad. I ended up making my own remover because buying it was too expensive. I added almond oil, jojoba, and glycerin. I’ve noticed my nails are peeling the worst they ever have. I oil my nails […]

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ASK ANA: Curved Nails – Can I Change My C-Curve?

Curved Nails ASK ANA: Curved Nails Can I Change My C-Curve?   ASK ANA “Hi Ana, I’ve done a lot of googling but I can’t find much reference at all to whether one can improve a flatish c-curve on natural nails – most people seem to have the opposite problem. Most of my nails are quite […]

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ASK ANA: Yellow Nails – How To Remove Nail Polish Properly

Yellow Nails – How To Remove Nail Polish Properly ASK ANA: Yellow Nails – How To Remove Nail Polish Properly   ASK ANA Hi Ana! I have a question that’s been bugging me. I have semi-stained nails, they’re not as yellow as the one you’ve posted in your Yellow Nail – Is There a Basecoat that Prevents […]

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Chemicals – Life or Death?

 by Doug Schoon and Ana Seidel Reprinted from Nails HQ Magazine Chemicals Should You Fear Them? One of the hottest topics is 3-Free and now 5-Free nail polishes. Where does this end and what’s to keep someone from now demanding 7-Free?  ~Doug Schoon, author of Nail Structure and Product Chemistry   Is There a Chemical Free Product? Want […]

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NAIL ANATOMY – Different Parts of Fingernail

Nail Anatomy Authors: Doug Schoon and Ana Seidel Nail Anatomy – The Different Parts of the Fingernail Do you know where your cuticle is? Or your hyponychium? Most people don’t. Not only is the general public confused about the names for the parts of the natural nail, but many nail technicians are not able to […]

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