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About LawOfPolish

A crazy Aquarius; Law school graduate; Manicure Fanatic

Mani Monday: NailMattic Beauty’s review of KBShimmer All the Bright Moves

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*press release* “What we gonna do now is go back…. allll the way back”……. I love this time of the year when makeup and polish makers bring out the loud & bright colors, it brings instant happiness into my life!! So tell me, where you anything like me during my childhood? Did you spend your […]

via All The Bright Moves collection by KBShimmer  — Nailmattic Beauty

Manicure Tips & Tricks from the Pros

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Hey guys! Today I felt inspired to sit down and share many of my industry tricks for nails. I have had such great feedback on my nail posts and videos, and I always have more questions from my readers in the comment section. So, I thought it would be fun to share some of the […]

via Nail Hacks | Industry Tricks — Polished by Amy

Gel Removal Bible by Nails Mag

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Gel-polish manicures have gone mainstream, with options for over-the-counter products easily accessible to any client brave enough to tackle the task. Between the informal training of most nail techs and the fallout of DIY gel options, public nail plates are experiencing abuse in record numbers.The solution lies with educated professionals. We need more techs who…

via Something to Talk About: Gel-Polish Removal — NAILS Magazine

Wellness Wednesday: Surrender

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From one of my very good friends, Crystal, words about surrender. Please read her post below.

March 7, 2017 Over the last few weeks I have spoken with numerous people regarding the historically taboo “s” word that carry much weight and is forever life altering. Yet the stigma surrounding it has garnered it to be ushered mainly in churches or hushed whispers. The implication of being associated with it being more than the speaker can sometimes […]

via The Taboo of the “S” Word — thejourneyofccbl27

Classic Mani Game Changer…?

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Natural nail manicures can last up to 7 days if they are properly tailored to the client. But realistically, if you have weak nails like myself, they rarely last a day without chipping. That is just my reality.  So most times, I like to opt for a gel mani.  However, I hate the time it takes to remove a gel mani. So now enters Essie, with this new gel setter top coat.  It is supposed to take your natural nail mani to a new level, giving you gel longevity and shine, but the quick removal time of a natural nail mani.  Personally, I want to get my hands on this one and see if it lives up to they hype.  Read the Nails Mag article below.

Essie Gel Setter is a gel-like top coat that will reinvigorate the classic mani without added curing or removal time. Now in the hands of nail professionals, Gel Setter creates a new gel-like service opportunity and works seamlessly with Essie’s 250+ shades. Its innovative formula features acrylates copolymer — a technology that provides a thick,…

via Essie Gel Setter Keeps Nails Shining — NAILS Magazine

All about Adhesives 

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All about Adhesives 

Otherwise know as glue. To celebrate National Craft Month, I am going to highlight my favorite glues and my favorite applications for them.

  1. Mod Podge
  2. E6000
  3. Elmers CraftBond Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  4. Glue Dots

I love when I can get two things done at once. And that’s why Mod Podge is my all time favorite adhesive because it’s not only an adhesive, it can be used to seal or finish items as well. Mod Podge comes in many different formulas and I they have this wonderful blog that can walk you through its different uses.  It’s easy to use and mostly error proof. It also has low-to-no odor, so you can use it in a space with little-to-no ventilation. Use this glue if you are doing mixed media applications. Mod Podge is best if applied in a thin layer and if you need more, add more.

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I used Mod Podge here to keep the burplap letters from fraying. It dried clear.

 

Moving on to E6000. I use this glue when I am adhering heavy duty items. Things I don’t want to move ever, like crystals or gems. I would never use E6000 on paper, its too heavy for my tastes. It takes 48 hours to fully dry and set, and it has a heavy odor. But the glue dries mostly clear and it HOLDS like none other. I would use this in an area that is VERY ventilated, and depending on what you are adhering, I would use gloves. You don’t want this to dry on your skin.

 

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Specked Earrings made using E6000

 

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Swarovski Gemstone Earrings made using E6000

 

Next is the Elmer’s CraftBond Multi-Purpose Adhesive Spray. Okay. I don’t know what made me buy spray glue, but I am SO HAPPY I DID. It is becoming my favorite adhesive.  You can use this for any application, and the best thing about it is, you can use it if you only need a tacky surface. I use this spray when my Silhouette Mats start to lose their stick.  I’ve been mostly successful, but I did have a time where I didn’t let the glue ‘dry’ long enough so the paper actually stuck to my mat.  It wasn’t difficult to clean up.  So the key to success here is to let the spray glue dry to tacky.  Then its only a temporary adhesive. And if you happen to get this glue in an area you don’t want it in, you can use Goo be Gone to clean up that surface. I bought this glue at A.C. Moore, but its available at Michaels.  It is a DIY-er and crafters must have.

Finally we have Glue Dots. And you can use these in card making, but I used them in this shadow box I made to commemorate my daughter’s birth. You can use these in card making and scrapbooking.  They are very versatile and I use them in a moments notice.  So these are some of my favorite adhesives.

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Shadow Box of Aria 🙂

Just an FYI. I hate hot glue. Don’t ask me about it. Its not my ministry, but I know a lot of crafters love it.  I hope you liked this post though! Thanks for reading!

 

Wednesday Wisdom

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This came to me as I was composing a post and halfway between sleep and wake. Which, I am told, is the meditative state. I, however, was fighting sleep.   I hope this helps to inspire someone. 

Just because you chose to do something different, doesnt mean you wont get somewhere ahead of schedule. There is always more that one way of how to do something. -Tiffany Vanita

You are more than enough. Enjoy!