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12 Major Manicure Mistakes You’re Probably Making

12 Major Manicure Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Allure Magazine (blog)12 Major Manicure Mistakes You’re Probably MakingAllure Magazine (blog)Giving yourself a manicure may seem harmless enough, but there are some key techniques that, if done incorrectly, can not only ruin your entire paint job but …

Mistake No. 1: Not using a basecoat. 

Mistake No. 2: Cutting your cuticles.

Mistake No. 3: Not washing your tools.

Mistake No. 4: Using the jet chairs.

Mistake No. 5: Using Q-tips to clean up your mistakes.

Mistake No. 6: Applying thick coats of paint.

Mistake No. 7: Shaking your nail-polish bottle. 

Mistake No. 8: Painting your nails in a hot or humid area.

Mistake No. 9: Using quick-dry products.

Mistake No. 10: Filing nails in a back-and-forth motion. 

Mistake No. 11: Drying your nails under UV lights.

Mistake No. 12: Washing the dishes and your hair

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http://news.google.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:05:11 GMT

We generally agree with most of these tips, but number 4, Using the jet chairs is off the mark at least at LA Nails 1. We use the latest chemicals to kill any germs that may haunt a pedicure chair bowl. 

Drying your nails under UV lights is indeed like being in the sun. We do have them and use them, but don’t recommend you use them too often. If you are getting your nails done every week, you may wish to let them dry naturally. It will take a lot longer, but you won’t be under UV lights.