Me after a gel mani in 2010 The popular UV Gel manicure has been becoming a service commonly offered at nail salons across the globe. Whether it's OPI Axxium, CND Shellac, or Jellish, the no-chip, no-smudge, two-week life cycle mani/pedi is quite attractive. I would know—I tried out both...

According to a just-released study by the Skin Cancer Foundation, research has shown that ultraviolet radiation-emitting devices are carcinogenic to humans, and that includes our beloved gel manicure UV curing lamps. "Although studies have shown that the skin cancer risk associated with...

As nail techs and anyone who's tried out a gel manicure will know, UV-emitting devices are used to seal the polish to the nail. But how safe is it? In a statement released by the Skin Care Foundation, Vice President Elizabeth K. Hale confirmed what many already suspected: UV-emitting nail...

What about you? Are you a fan of Gel Manicures or do you think there is a legitimate concern? Leave us a comment and tell us your thoughts... You can learn more by following this link. About the Author: Sara Cornell Sara is a fashionable freelance writer living in Boston with her 3...

99 for the kit, and 20 uses in each kit, that works out to about $4 a manicure. Not too shabby when you consider that in-salon manicures usually run upwards of $20 each. Bottom line: It's definitely cheaper than getting your nails done at the salon, but requires a lot of patience and time in...

Like everything else, however, Tinder Vacations have their pros and cons. The PROS: You can give yourself a little tap on the back for playing theAdvanced version of Tinder. Indeed, you got a guy to spend a little more on you- not just his money, but his time. And, what's more valuable...

Brow Mousse and Tinted Brow Gel in Grey As you can see both of these are super cool-toned. They don't look too grey either. They are more like a super cool light taupe rather than an actual grey, so don't let the name scare you. I'm super happy to add these to my grey brow...

Even at-home gel manicure kits are expensive and tricky to use. Okay, I'm starting to sound like the black and white portion of an infomercial. The truth is, I love the look gel manicures but hate the removal process. Once my manicurist didn't let my nails soak in the acetone for long...

UV Lamps Yes, it's true the UV lamps used to harden the gels during gel manicures are like mini tanning beds, which everyone should avoid at all costs. However, they only produce about 60 watts of power whereas tanning beds produce about 1200 watts or more. "I do not think these lights...

can't do it at home Your nails become painfully dry Extended use of Gels can cause ridges and white "bruises" on your nail beds A regular manicure just isn't as satisfying once you get going on gels because it won't hold up as well as a gel manicure Have you tried Gel manicures? Are...

 

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