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  • ylyl
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    Not sure. Wasn't told that buffing to smoothen nails will thin the nails when I was doing my basic manicure course. Was only that that it's not good to buff & shine nails often.

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  • loves
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    that's funny. i was told differently.

    buffing to make the nails smooth, getting rid of ridges and stains etc will thin the nails if done too often. think exfoliation or sanding. this i was told not to do as often.

    however buffing for shine won't make the nails thinner. i was told i can do this as often as i like.

    "shine buffers" are usually soft eg. chamois.
    the more abrasive smoothening buffers are rougher, more sandpaper-like.

    made sense to me when i heard it. can anyone clarify?

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  • ylyl
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    If buff to smoothen nails should be ok cos only lightly buff for a short while. If buff to make nails shine is not good. cos those buffing requires more strength & longer time to buff till the nails shine. It actually thin the nails if do it too often. Doing it abt once a mth will be ok.

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  • avojuice
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    i see, but i also heard that it is not advisible to buff nail surface too often as they will damage nails in the long run?

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  • ylyl
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    They'll lightly buff the whole nails to smoothen the nails before applying nail polish. sometimes also to lightly buff over the cuticle to get rid of excess dead skin at the cuticle.

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  • avojuice
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    thank you ylyl.... no wonder after a visit my fingernails are so smooth...unlike when i trim them myself

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  • loves
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    magical - she did it most probably to smooth the nail surface - to get rid of the ridges (bumps)

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  • magical
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    i'm confused..my manicurist used the buffer to buff my entire nails.

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  • ylyl
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    Hi avojuice,

    The emery board is for filing our nails to the shape that we want. The buffer is to buff the edges of the nails after filing to seal the nails. Some buffer have different coarseness. Use the finer side to buff finger nails.

    Buffer that's used to shine nails are not the ones you posted.

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  • avojuice
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    i am a bit confused. we usually file nails using the emery board


    then we buff using the buffer block


    do we buff the entire nail surface so that nails become shiny or do we buff the edge of the nails. as nails that have been filed usually are rough around the edges? can buffing shape nails?

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  • tiemmie
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    FAVE NAILS - Hand Treatment & Spa Pedicure

    Has anyone tried these treatments from Fave Nails? Any comments, and any idea how much are these treatments?

    Also, any recommendation of nail spa for hand and foot treatment?



    Rejuvenating Hand Treatment
    This treatment literally lifts the fine lines off your hands! Using the Advanced Hydrating Cr?me and Cucumber Green Tea Masque. You'll end up with relaxed and wrinkle-free hands.

    Essential Spa Manicure
    The ultimate manicure. Expect lots of massage and pampering with this citrus-based treatment. With gentle exfoliation and a hot mitten treatment using top end products, your hands will emerge fair and smooth, just like a baby's.

    Essential Spa Pedicure
    Specially created to energize and invigorate legs and feet, and to soothe and soften your skin. Now you can bare those feet in lovely sandals with confidence! Formulated with exclusive aromatherapeutic natural herbs and essential oils, the Essential Spa Pedicure relaxes, cleanses and revitalizes lower extremities while delighting the mind and body.
    Last edited by xue; 12-08-2004, 08:55 PM.

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  • Queenie
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    Re: Manicure maintenance

    How do you prevent chips?
    Reapplying top coat every other day helps. You will not get a thick layer of vanish if you apply thin layers of nail vanish and top coat. Of course, it's not advisable to wear your polish for more than a week or two.

    How do you repair chips?
    I am wearing gel nails so I don't get this. However, if you do, you can do a temporary "Silk, Fiberglass or Linen Wrap". Most nail salons offer 'Silk Wrap' and this technique is simply to 'patch up' your chips/tears by apply a thin layer of strip on top of your nail bed and then 'glue' them back temporarily. Normally lasts for another 4 - 5 days.

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  • en-q
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    I'll reapply the top coat the 1st day after I get my nails done and that's usually good enough but if I find myself doing a lot of handwashing or housework then my manicure doesn't seem to last as long

    angie

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  • AngelBB
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    Hahaha... think I've tried exploring quite a few methods... for reapplying topcoat, i only do that if I see a need to. Maybe once every 4days, for max about 3times... if not, feel as if my nails very thick like that.

    If I'm not bored by the colour by the time it's supposed to be changed, then I just remove & repolish those nails that need to be done... which usually is ALL! Hahaha... Filing I tried before too, but very difficult, esp if your colours are re-applied very thick. No point ***, cos after filing, the colours are very brittle and will just chip after 1-2days... then you just go back to square one and remove & repolish... :roll:

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  • Tea
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    Re: Manicure maintenance

    Originally posted by Pronuptia
    Any useful tips for manicure maintenance? Please share!

    How do you prevent chips?
    I read somewhere that you should reapply topcoat every other day after a manicure. Doesn't that mean you end up with a really thick layer of stuff on your nails after a week?

    For me, I only re-apply when I feel that there's a need to.

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