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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any credible Nail Design sites?
    Are there any nail design sites because i want to paint my nails and the ones on youtube are great, but i dont want to have to watch the videos over and over. Do you have any favored nail sites?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there.

      If you are looking for nail design sites you may want to check the ff:

      http://www.nailsmag.com/
      http://www.nailartgallery.com/

      I hope this will help you. :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Using Nutra Nails, how should I use multiple products at once, if it matters? And which product would be best?
    Hello. I went to the Nutra Nail site and couldn't get any clear answers on there, so here I am. My nails always peel, crack,split, and break, so first of all, I don't know if I should be using nail strengthener or thickener. Or both. But I do know that for now, I have to use the growth treatment because a couple nails broke all the way down and I need to speed up the growth. So, do I need to use these products in any particular order? Then, do I just keep applying coats after coats each day or do I take the nail polish remover to my nails each day and start fresh? My way of thinking is the more coats, the stronger, but, if there's so many coats of strengthener and/or thickener, how can the growth treatment get down to the nail itself? Any helpful answers would really be appreciated. Oh, and not totally of subject, I haven't checked things out in the store yet, but are there gel nail polishes that you don't need the light for? And if so, are the gel polishes really a lot better than just regular polish? Thanks folks! Have a great day! :)

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  3. QUESTION:
    what is the solution to 5000 boxes of nails 10 boxes per box in 4 trucks?
    You are assigned to ship 5000 boxes of nails to a job site. How many boxes of nails have to be loaded on each truck if you would pack 10 boxes of nails in each box and you had 4 trucks available?

    • ANSWER:
      Just get a bigger truck and save gas. And do your own homework.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I keep my natural nails from breaking off when I remove my acrylic tips?
    I have been wearing acrylic nails for about six months. I don't do gel nails because they burn my fingers whenever I get them done. My natural nails are now super long and I want to take off the acrylic tips and get an overlay on my real nails. How can I take them off without causing my natural nails to break?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way I can think of is a bit time consuming, but you can soak them off. I found a website that gives step by step to soaking them off. The site tells you to cut your acrylic nails shorter, but since you want to keep them long, you can just skip it.
      http://www.ehow.com/how_2003351_remove-acrylic-nails.html

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I make my nails healthy and strong?
    My nails always split and they are more on the flimsy side. I don't bite them and I try to take care of them but I don't really know how. I want to grow them out so they look better when I paint them. I only paint on the weekends and on holidays because I like to give them the five days to breathe between paints. I'm not sure what I can do to stop them from breaking and to get the tips a healthy white color. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      OK simple your nails are dehydrated!
      you need to buy your self some good quality cuticle oil such as CND solar oil or OPI avoplex
      this will help to put the oils back into your nails that your removing every time you remove your polish! wash your hands, wash dishes , use alcohol based hand sanitizing gels ect,
      think of it as the conditioner for your nails, you wouldn't wash your hair with out conditioning it in some way would you ?
      nails and hair are basically made of the same thing keratin , they are also dead ! the process of them going from being round fat skin sells to being hard flat cells that make up your nails kills them, so they do not produce there own oils ,for the most part they receive it from your surrounding skin of your fingers ,so if you have dry skin it would be another reason your nails would be like this,
      its also worth saying that your nails don't need to bereave they done have lungs or anything else, they are as i said dead , you can wear polish every day with out them needing a break from it, if anything leaving the polish on will make them slightly less porous to the water and help them a little, as water strips the oils out of them as dose removing your polish repeatedly,
      this is also why the free edge turns so white as it is the farthest away from your finger so more dehydrated and older than the rest,
      another thing that I'm seeing that is really helping clients is Shellac , its the worlds first hybrid nail polish you have to get it done at the salon , it will stay shinny and it will not chip for 2 weeks then you go back and get it re done! so easy ! , the best thing its thin and flexible like a regular polish and doesn't need any etching or buffing of the natural nail to apply it or remove it,
      Please check my site for info on solar oil , shellac and other aspects of nail care My website www.lilmissbuffit.com

      or find me on facebook lil miss buff it

  6. QUESTION:
    What exactly are gel nails when you go to a nail salon and ask for them?
    I have been seeing females with clear nails with designs on them and i was wondering if those were gel nails? if not what should I ask for?

    • ANSWER:
      Gel nails are a UV light cured professional only nail product that comes in a range of colors mostly found as a pink and white french or clear nail. Colors can range as a limitless supply as colors can be mixed from primary colors to make more color selection.
      The best way to explain is that the product is similar to bonding in dental services but more healthy choice for nails as the products normally contain some form of keratin, protein and calcium in there product line and they do not contain ACID as acrylics do contain. Also Gel art isn't nail polish nor art paint. Its like a honey like consistency that needs a UV lamp to cure it (dry it) as it doesn't dry without it.

      Services done as art are also common as an acrylic nail as well. It all depends on where you live and what the talent level of the nail tech.

      Services and artistry can range depending on the talent of the tech doing the service. General rule is that if the nail tech is talented doing designs on nails, doing it in either gel or acrylic wont be hard for them!

      Here is a site that works with a gel based product
      http://www.lechatnails.com/geldesigns.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    How can i make my nails grow faster and stronger?
    I have the habit of biting my nails. I want for them to grow faster but i just get impatient and i keep biting them. I have tried garlic and the sally hasen nail polish but it doesnt work on me. What can i do to make them grow faster and stronger? How can i break that habit?

    • ANSWER:
      Nail tek works good here is the web site

  8. QUESTION:
    Im getting my nails done thursday for my prom on friday. Whats the best thing to do to keep it from chipping?
    I really dont want to get acrylic nails because it messes my real nails up sooo bad.
    Only thing is if i get them painted on Thursday, im afaid by friday I will have messed them up.
    Any advice??
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi I know what you mean there are so many things that can go wrong. But do not let that put you off getting acrylic nails they are great for proms. I know I am a man and you might think, what do men know about nails, but lets just say I know a little bit and leave it at that.

      There are a few thing you can do:

      1. Clean both hands by using antibacterial soap.
      2. It's critical to make sure you use rubber gloves when washing the dishes and sweeping the floor.

      There are more tips at this web site http://www.endlessnails.com/documents/acrylic_nail_care_tips.html

  9. QUESTION:
    Are there any good sites that have examples of some fingernail designs?
    I like to do different things with my nails when I get them done but I'm running out of ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.creativenaildesign.com/Style/Nail-Style-Gallery/Downtown-Doll/Hot-Pop-Stripes.aspx

      http://www.elizabethnails.com/red-nail-design-08072007.php

      try buying (or borrowing from the library) the october 2008 seventeen magazine.
      i bought it for 3 dollars...and on page67, it shoes how to make navy stripe nails, pink watercolor nails, reverse red french nails, and studded black nails.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I remove blue nail polish from beige carpet?
    My friend and I were doing are nails in her bedroom, and her neighbor, a boy, 7, came in and wanted to paint something. We gave him a plastic thing and he spilled blue nail polish all over my friend's carpet. I really feel guilty though I didn't do anything. My friend is getting blamed and will probably be grounded for life. HELP!!!
    I don't think her mom would let her use nail polish remover on the carpet. Might take away the carpet's color. Any other ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      This site has 3 methods recommended for nail polish removal:
      http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/stain-removal/how-to-get-rid-of-nail-polish-stains
      Sounds like the first one, trimming it out of the carped, is probably NOT the method to use.
      I have not tried the Oxy Clean paste, but the nail polish remover should work.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can you get a stain made by nail polish remover off of a wood floor?
    I was painting my nails and I spilled my nail polish remover on a magazine. The color from the magazine stained my wood floor and I can't get it of.

    • ANSWER:
      The nail polish remover has removed your floor's finish. It's possible you can fix the problem without sanding and refinishing, tho. Try using "Restor a Finish". Restor a Finish is a product made to fix problems just like the one you now have. You do have to match the existing finish (oak, maple, etc.) Restor a Finish does come in "Neutral", but Neutral doesn't work as well as a real match.

      I recommend using Restor a Finish with the windows open, but it's very easy to use. You basically just wipe it on and that's it.

      You can usually buy Restor a Finish at Home Depot. You can also buy it on line. Shopping site:
      http://www.google.com/#q=restor+a+finish&sa=X&ei=HJLyUbOwEuXXygHzoIGoCQ&ved=0CDQQpwUoAA&tbs=vw:l%2Cprice%3A1%2Cppr_min%3A%2Cppr_max%3A15&tbm=shop&tbo=&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49784469,d.aWc&fp=4a7c743a55275708&biw=802&bih=502

      Chances are the Restor a Finish will get rid of the mark. If not, then yes, you will have to sand and refinish and it's possible you will have to sand and refinish the entire floor to get the mark to blend.

      Good luck.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I get my rat to stay still so I can cut its nails?
    Both of my pet rats nails are getting too long, its leaving my brother and I with numerous scratches. Every time we try to cut their nails, they won't hold still. We have tried putting rocks in their cages and hard items to file their nails but it does not seem to be working.

    • ANSWER:
      As mentioned, it definitely helps to have another person so one can do the holding and the other does the cutting. If your rats still give you too much grief and wiggle, it might help to wrap like a burrito so only the paws are exposed. (This has worked for me with medication when a mouse refused to cooperate although obviously I kept the head exposed and not the paws.) There are many sites with suggestions on how to safely cut nails. JoinRats offers alternate methods along with videos that may help:

      http://www.joinrats.com/RatHealth/TrimmingNails

  13. QUESTION:
    How long should it take for the skin around my nails to grow back?
    It seems as if the last 4 years of my life have been cursed with the dreadful disease of biting the skin around your nails. I do not make excuses and pardon my french but the skin around my fingertips look like bloody bloody hell! I haven't bitten them for about 4 days, but how long will it take for them to regrow? I want to have nice fingers and shall i say i don't see the difference yet. So how long will it take for the skin to start growing back?

    • ANSWER:
      It will take a while before it will be fully grown and back to normal. It will take 2 to 3 months time before it is fully recovered. However broken nails doesn't come back the way it was used to be before it got torn or broken. Sometimes it could have some uneven growth. Any check out this site, it might help you

      http://www.toenailfungustreatmentcure.org/

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you stop biting your nails?
    I have a real problem with biting my nails. I cannot find a place that carries the liquid you put on your fingers. Any tips or ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Biting nails have some deep roots so I suggest that you observe yourself when you start to nail bite. You maybe anxious or bored so this triggers the habit. I was a very shy boy and I also did nail biting until I read about the roots of the problem. I started to be observant on the circumstances and then because I was conscious I controlled the urge. I read from a book which the site below sold. Check it out because the book also have natural remedies.

  15. QUESTION:
    how do i get black nail polish out of my daughters clothes?
    my daughter who is 4 found my black nail polish and painted her nails, but she also got it on her bathing suit cover up which is like the same material as a bath towel, I didn't try nail polish remover yet, cause I wasn't sure if it would bleach it. Normally I would just throw it away and call it a day but she has a younger sister who could wear this in another year or two, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try this site link below:-
      http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-rem...

      Extract from site:-

      Remove Nail Polish Stains From:
      Acrylic Fabric, Burlap Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic,
      Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Rope, Spandex

      Scrape the excess. Test acetone on an inconspicuous place. If fiber color doesn't change, flush acetone through the stain to an absorbent pad. When no more stain is being removed, change pads and flush well with dry-cleaning solvent. Allow to dry thoroughly.

      Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest way to clip a guinea pig's nails?
    We have a restless Guinea piggy. Clipping nails has always been nerveracking beacuse we are afraid we are ally going to cut the quick.

    • ANSWER:
      Grab a towel, a carrot, ask a friend to help, and you're set!

      1.Wrap your pig in the towel, but leave his feet sticking out, with his head covered lightly.

      2.Put the carrot by him and let him snack.

      3.Get your friend to hold your guinea pig in a position that you can easily cut his nails.

      4. Don't cut too far- the quick is pretty hard to avoid.

      5.If you cut your pig's quick, push his nail down on an ice cube or a bar of soap to stop the bleeding and pain.

      For more information, check this site out:

      http://www.guinealynx.com/nails.html

      Hope this helps!
      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    How short can i cut my cats nails?
    I heard that there was a vein in the cats nails. If you cut it too short, you can bleed them. How short can i cut it without hurting it?

    • ANSWER:
      In the beginning cut them longer than you will later just to begin the process, but look for the pink, inner part inside the nail, that is the quick and it will bleed if you cut too far back and hit the quick. If this should happen you can use a little styptic or baby powder to stop the bleeding. If you have never cut your cats nails before and it is not a kitten, you may want to take your cat to a vet and have it done. If you are determined to do it, have a little treat sitting along side your cat, wrap her in a towel and talk to her in a calm soothing voice, hold her in your lap, don't pull her leg or cause any harm or stress, To get the nail exposed, gently press on the pad with your thumb and index finger to expose the nail you will be cutting. Don't forget, if your cat has the normal amount of toes she will have five on each front paw and four on the backs. After trimming one or two nails, give her a treat, pet her, give her and yourself a little neutral time before proceeding.
      You could also go online and find a site that will explain the process with diagrams.
      Check out the ones I have listed in the source box.
      Remember, this should be a pleasing, bonding process for you and your cat. If at anytime she seems irritated, have a vet do it.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you get your nail polish on perfectly?
    Everytime I paint my nails I go over the edge. Any tips on how to get it perfect? I use a cotton bud dipped in acetone to take it off or go around the edges but I sometimes don't have time to keep redoing it :-(

    • ANSWER:
      check out this site:

      http://www.lacquerized.com/2010/05/how-to-how-i-paint-my-nails.html

      this site really helped me to paint my nails better. and remember: practice makes perfect! ;)

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways to stop biting my nails?
    I have been biting my nails since I was a little girl. Now I am almost 18 and it is time to grow up! I hate getting acrylics because they cost too much and they hurt my nails when i take them off. Is there anything I can do to stop the urge or habit (most times I don't even think about it before I do it) of biting my nails anytime I am bored, nervous or scared?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Get to know yourself, the first step is to be conscious when you start biting your nails. Feel your anxiety or stress levels.

      Don't start thinking there is a short term solution. To stop nail biting, one requires patience and awareness.

      Use an emery board to file when ever you feel like biting. Even if you file them down to nothing, it's better then chewing into your nail bed. Ouch!

      Try using a coating that seals moisture in the nail and repels water and dirt. Oils or even waxy lip balm can be effective at softening nails.

      Keep going with the program, any setbacks should be confronted as quickly as possible, to prevent a complete relapse.

      Let white spots grow out gently. They are caused by blows or stress to the nail.

      You can chew gum as it keeps you from biting your nails.

      Take magnesium pills, one a day. They strengthen the nails and make them hard.

      Try keeping an "egg" of Silly Putty with you! It is fun to play with and it occupies your hands during biting-prone times like while watching movies or television or sitting in class. Or you can try keeping a quarter or other coin in your pocket, and play with it when you feel the urge to bite your nails. Plus, these don't involve eating or chewing on anything, so they will help break the habit of oral fixation.

      Challenge yourself: how many hours can you go without taking a bite? When you break a previous record, get yourself a treat. Then see: can you go a day? Three days? a week? two weeks?

      Clean, manicured nails will be such an improvement to your self-esteem. You'll see!

      If the habit is unconscious (i.e., you don't even notice yourself starting to do it), consider using NLP or hypnotherapy - practitioners will know some great techniques for retraining your mind very quickly and easily to remove unwanted habits.

      See if you can notice how or when you decide to start biting. There may be an underlying cause of stress, nerves or boredom perhaps.

      Dealing with the underlying and real issue could stop the nail biting and more.

      Again, try chewing gum to keep your mouth busy.

      You might also want to try putting nail polish on. Since it tastes so bad, you won't want to bite your nails anymore.

      As your nails/skin grow, they will seem puffy and itchy. This is normal! This fudge-finger sensation will go away in time.

      Clean your nails! Part of the reason you bite them is because they are dirty. Buff then, scrub them, clean them. This will make you appreciate them more.

      If you are artistic, try doing projects with clay or plaster. It gets all over your hands, and the flavour stays in your nails (and all over your hands) long after you wash off any visible mess. They both taste bad to many people (clay tastes salty and can leave a slimy texture and plaster tastes chalky) and doing the projects will also keep your hands busy.

      Put nail jewels on your nails. These are hard to bite, and the risk of one coming off in your mouth may scare you into quitting your habit.

      Remember that long ago, people used to think that bitten nails got lodged in people's intestines (to this day some parents still tell their children this). Even though we know now that this is not actually true, it's a gross thing to think about as you chew...

      Hope this all helps. I got it all off the site below, it's really quite good. Also, you can get special polishes to put on your nails which taste absolutely AWFUL when you try to bite them. This worked for my brother who bites his fingernails and his toenails!!

  20. QUESTION:
    Why does my computer take me to a different site than whats requested?
    When I search for a site, I have no problem getting the menu of the different sites that are similar to what Im asking for but when I click on the site I want, it directs me to a totally different site. No porn or anything like that, these are sites I go to everyday.
    I have ran a scan and it all tells me that everthing is ok and that my computer is running normal, but its not. I don't know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a browser hijacker.
      Use this:
      http://malwarebytes.org/
      That should nail it for you.
      Make sure you update it first.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do i stop a bad habit of biting my nails?
    Ive been chewing my nails since i was 3. And its seriois now. Sometimes i bite my nails withour realizing and look at then later and freak. My fingernails are all short, and sometimes bleed, Plz help!

    • ANSWER:
      My friend bites her nails a lot, and she really hated it because she liked painting her nails and making them look nice. She recently (in the past year) has begun investing in various nail polishes, some of which are used to strengthen nails, help with their growth, and even prevent people from biting them off and allowing them to grow. I found her this nail polish, which she used and it really made a difference, because it leaves your nails tasting disgusting (I know, I used some to see what she was complaining about) and that way you won't want to bite them, let alone put them anywhere near your teeth and mouth. It really helped her out, so it may be something to consider using to prevent you from chewing or biting your nails. At our local Walgreens, it only cost us a few dollars, but it says on the site that the price may vary by location.

      This is the product she used and it really helped:
      http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/na-303-anti-bite-%26-nail-growth-nail-polish/ID=prod6015731-product

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know an easy way to trim a pet rabbits nails?
    I have two pet rabbits who hate it when I trim their nails, I think they just don't like being confined.

    • ANSWER:
      hello. A lot of people do have trouble with this, and it makes sense to err on the side of caution, but it is not so very hard. There is a nail cutting video, however, I did not find it too helpful, but a lot of people swear it helped them. You can find it at this site:
      http://www.rabbitcare.org/video.htm
      It costs about 20$ I think. (all money goes to rescue rabbits)
      I have found the easiest way is to have great lighting...natural, strong sunlight by a window, and a nice sharp cutter (I just get the cat ones from walmart-not the guillitiene type, just the little snipper type) and I rest the bunny flat on his back on a counter or table, and hug to my body, so he cannot wrench his spine. I have a small dish of water, and wet the fur on the paws, so I can get it out of the way. The strong sun helps to see into even a very black toe nail, so you do not get the quick. And most times, you just want to take off a little bit, right to about the foot fur line...Dont go any shorter than the bunny fur on the foot, it will stick out of the fur just a little bit if you got it right.
      Hold each toe right by the nail bed...do not let the nails flop around, you need a good steady grip. Just hang onto that nail, and with the dominant hand make a quick snip, and continue on. If you have too much trouble, you can come back and finish another day. Make sure that you give a little treat when you are done, as a reward. If you really have trouble with this, someone else can hold, but that is almost harder, as you are working around their body, too. good luck, I hope this helps.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you get a nail polish stain out of a jacket?
    Today i was painting my nails, and my nails were still wet when i went to pick my jacket off the floor. I got nailpolish all over the hood. Of course, it had to be my yellow jacket, and pink shows up well on it. Any help here?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't mention the sort of fabric, so I am just posting a link to a site that gives remedies for nail polish on a variety of materials.

      I hope this helps.

      Good luck to you.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I go about finding a LEGIT gel/uv nail technician where I live?
    I want to get real gel nails. I'm looking for the kind that are applied with 2-4 coats of actual gel and cured under a UV light. No powers, no acrylic. The problem is that every mom and pop nail salon in every strip mall claims to offer "gel nails". How do I go about locating a legit technician/salon without literally going door to door. Any suggestions are appreciated. I'm in northeast Ohio.

    • ANSWER:
      I can give you a few good places to look for one in your area.
      First, try the link below. Its a salon locator for Creative Nail Design. Just find your state, and it will list all the salons/techs in the entire state listed by city/town in alphabetical order.When you click on one of the salon links on the page, it will tell you all you need to know about them, such as the name of the salon, the address & phone number, they provide the name of the person to contact about services, and they also give a complete listing of that particular salons specialties - such as gel, acrylic, natural nails, custom blending, and so on.
      The good thing about this site is that ALL of the techs/salons that are listed there have been company trained - and certified prior to their being listed on the website. No exceptions. So, these are all 100% legit in every way:
      http://www.cnd.com/Locate/Find-A-Salon.aspx
      There is also this site that you can try. Just enter your zipcode and it will give you salon info for your area. The information is not as detailed as CND's site, but I know that most, if not all of the techs on this site are also legit. If you find one in your area, just give them a call and ask questions about their gel services. Also ask what product line they are using. Some of the best gel companies (in my opinion) are: CND, Young Nails, Light Concept Nails - or LCN for short (The absolute best gel available!), Light Elegance, and Akzentz. There are a few more, but these are my personal favorites and I'm very familiar with the products from each of these companies.
      Anyway, here is the other site:
      http://www.beautytech.info/locator/index.php
      There is also one other thing that you can try. Unfortunately, they do not have a salon locator online, or at least none that I am aware of, but I can give you the telephone number for the company's United States headquarters. This company is LCN. No doubt about it, LCN is arguably the very best gel manufacturer anywhere. Its made in Germany, and its expensive - like three times the cost of other gel products, so you can expect to pay more for gel full sets from a tech who uses this product line. I have seen LCN techs advertising full sets for anywhere from to . And thats about the norm for this premium gel line. I've done business with them on several occasions and they are very helpful. Anyway, if you are interested, just call them up and I'm sure that someone there can help to locate a tech in your area who uses their products. So, their telephone number is:
      (800) 86-NAILS or (860) 528-7477. Their website is located at:
      http://www.lcnusa.com/index.php
      The last one is for Akzentz gels. Here is their contact info page. Again, you can call them up and they can help you locate a 100% legit salon that uses their products in your area. This is a VERY good line of gels. From this page, you can also take a look at their nail gallery for some pics of nails done using their products, and just browse around for info if you want:
      http://www.akzentz.com/pages/contactus.php
      Good luck, and I hope this was helpful to you!

  25. QUESTION:
    What framing nails go in a bostitch n16 >?
    I have a Bostitch N16 nail gun and cant get the right nails. Its an older model and the newer nails I get at the Depot dont work. Anyone have a few nails laying around with the numbers on the box. Thanx Gene

    • ANSWER:
      not 100% sure, this site might help. Found some #'s for you, but check with pictures of your nailer on the site to be sure.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can I use Audacity to create Nine Inch Nails remixes?
    I have Audacity Portable on my laptop, and I was wondering if i'd be able to use it to create remixes for the official Nine Inch Nails site, as they have their own remix page ( remix.nin.com ) and the multitracks avaliable? For those who are randomly curious, i'm hoping to make a remix of Right Where It Belongs and Closer to God, semi-fused =)

    Many thanks in advance!
    Chris x

    • ANSWER:
      Audacity can theoretically do anything. You just need skill and permission to use the tracks. If you have both then I bid you good luck and look forward to seeing your work in the future.

  27. QUESTION:
    I want to start an internet store for nail polish using yahoo. Any advice?
    I intend to sell professional salon use nail polishes such as OPI and ESSIE. Yahoo looks to have an easy and low cost system for starters.
    But as this is my first time, I would appreciate any advice or information from experienced internet store owners/employees.
    What kind of problems do you encounter the most as an internet store? What are the risks and the perks? Do people really buy from and trust new internet stores? What kind of sales is typical of a small internet store in its first month of opening?
    I have read many books on the topic but I would love some REAL feedback. Thank you everyone for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Before you sign up with Yahoo, consider checking out Site Build It, which is easy to find on Google. They provide you everything you need for building you site and marketing it to others.

      There is an annual fee for signing up, but the cost will be less than Yahoo in the long run.

      I wish you the best in all your business ventures.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the best nail polish remover to use when handling babies?
    I have a six month old and would like working in a little "me" time? (funny I know right) And although I know that getting my nails done every week is out of the question anymore I want to start doing my own. What is the best nail polish remover to use when handling babies. Im a single mom. So handing her off isn't so easy. And my skin seems to absorb things so fast!!

    • ANSWER:
      Why is getting your nails done every week out of the question? If it's a money issue, fine, but if you're worried it may harm your baby in any way it won't.

      Anyway, I just use a regular remover and make sure I wash my hands well afterwards. They do make kinds that are non toxic, odorless, and hypoallerginic though if that is something you're looking into:
      http://gonatural.biz/nail_polish_remover.htm

      On this site there are some that are "pregnancy safe":
      http://www.doulashop.com/products/pregnancy-body-care/index.html

  29. QUESTION:
    How likely is it to get tetanus from a rusty nail?
    I cut my hand on an old nail at a construction site today, I washed it pretty thoroughly with soap and water but I was wondering if theres still a big chance of getting tetanus? I might have gotten the vaccine a long time ago but I'm not sure. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      as long as you were vaccinated within the last 10 years your good

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there any prep work before having acrylic nails put on?
    Do you need to cut your nails or anything like that?

    • ANSWER:
      At a salon - I've never had to do any prep work at all before they put them on. If something in fact needs to be done - they will do it for you. : ) Just walk in!

      If you're doing it yourself, visit this site:

      http://www.beauty-soap-and-bubbles.com/how-to-apply-acrylic-nails.html

  31. QUESTION:
    Does it hurt a dog when you clip its toe nails?
    I have a chihuahua and her toe nails are really long. I bought a doggy toe nail clipper but I'm scared to clip them. I feel like I might hurt her. So will someone please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a site entitled "How to Clip Your Dog's Nails - A Primer".
      http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geurupM0BF1_QA4ABXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB2b2gzdDdtBGNvbG8DZQRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZAM-/SIG=12ajmv08s/EXP=1161921833/**http%3a//www.pets1st.ca/articles/00087HowToClipNails.asp

  32. QUESTION:
    Any tips on learning to do acrylic nails?
    I just started school to be a nail technician and we are learning acrylic nails. and it's really hard for me! Are there any tricks anyone knows?

    • ANSWER:
      Practice, practice, practice.
      If you have not already heard that, you will. It takes a LOT of practice to get good at doing nails. Have patience and just keep practicing. A few tips:
      - Nail school is not always the best place to learn nails. Yes, this sounds kind of strange, but you will learn so much more after you are out if school and actually doing it for a living than you ever learned in school. Nail schools all too often employ instructors who really do not know how to do nails all that well. Sad but true. I hear it all the time from people who say that they feel like they didn't learn a thing in nail school. And often, they really haven't. But, its something that you have to do in order to get licensed, so at least you are on your way. Don't get me wrong though, you may be lucky and have some really good people teaching you and that would be a great thing. But it still is not until after school ends, and your career begins that you will really start to learn.
      - Always practice as much as you possibly can. You say you have just started? Well, try going to the Tammy Taylor site and downloading the practice sheets. They are free. You may have gotten them given to you at school, I don't know. If not, download it, print it out, and laminate it. Then practice your application with it. Its a great place to start. Also try using dowels with tips glued to them. You can hold them the same way you do a finger. Thats a good way to practice too. When you get to the point of working on people, then don't be too nervous. Just remember all you have learned, and go for it. Take your time, and do it right. Your application time will be very long at first, but with practice, it will improve drastically. My first set of P&W's took me 5 hours to complete! Now I can do them in an hour and a half. Some people can do them in an hour or less. You'll get there, so don't worry how long it takes you in the beginning. Just worry about technique, and concentrate on doing them right. The speed will come in time. Just don't ever try to learn, or compete with the 'discount' salons. They do nails the 'wrong' way. They skip many steps, and don't practice good sanitation and disinfection procedures. Don't ever compare yourself to them. Just because they may do a full set in 30 minutes is meaningless. They are not doing things the right way. I have yet to see even one that does. They are NOT your competition, and should not be looked at as such. You will charge more because your services will be better than theirs, and you will use better products, and you will care about your work - they don't care about their clients. Its as simple as that.
      - Don't get too hooked on the products thay use at school. There are many good product lines out there, and some bad ones too. I don't know what you are using, but it really doesn't matter right now. What does matter is that once you get out of school, or close to it, that you contact some of the major nail companies and purchase some try-me kits. A few companies will send you these kits for free, but you will have to pay for most of them. They usually cost about 0 or so for a professional size kit, though some are much less than that. My suggestion is that you try as many product lines as you can before you decide on one that you would like to use. They all have their good points, and their bad points as well. A few of the very top companies are:
      Entity Beauty - Some of the best acrylic products made. Absolutely the best Kolinsky brush in the market is made by them, though it is a bit pricey - its well worth it. Get the Studio Brush, IMO. They have another called the "Couture" brush, but many techs don't really like the handle, and its about more than the Studio. But really, hands down the best brush available.
      Creative Nail Design - The original nail product company. This is where it all began. They make some good products but many people have issues with it, such as lifting (especially pocket lifting), and it is quite ratio sensitive. A little too wet, or a little too dry, and you are going to have problems. But if you can master it, it is a great product, no doubt one of the very best.
      Tammy Taylor - She has some good products, and many nail techs have been using her stuff for years nad years with no problems. Many swear by it. She also has some great educational DVD's out. You can also find her on Youtube. Just do a search there, and you'll find some of her tips and tricks. She holds the world record time for a full set of nails. From beginning to end, in front of a live audience, she did a full set of P&W's in just 17 minutes!!!!
      Young Nails - A great nail company. The best customer service available. Also some really top quality nail products. They have good educational opportunities as well.

      - Attend trade shows & Networking Events. These will give you the chance to see some of the products I mentioned being used by top techs, and some more companies as well. The networking Events are a great resource for meeting others in the industry. I love them! They can be a lot of fun to attend. Don't be afraid to travel to one either because some may be quite a distance from where you live. Same for training classes. Probably the very best show in existence is called Premiere Orlando - in Orlando, Florida. People fly in from all over the country to go to this event. Its held in the beginning of June - depending on the year. Its http://www.premiereshows.com/ for the current schedule and info. If you can go, most definitely do it. If there is only one show you can attend, this is it. It is a two day event, so bring your walking shoes, and try to bring some cash or credit cards (Oh, I use them too much at this show!), because you will want one of each thing you see, I swear!
      If you do go, make your hotel reservations EARLY as they will fill up very quickly. I would suggest making reservations in the beginning of the new year, no later. There is not a better trade show than this one. You will meet so many people there too, including some of the biggest names in the industry. And that is an important thing to do if you are serious about doing nails. There are some really great people in the industry, so get out and start meeting them.
      - Take classes held by nail companies. Many companies offer training classes. These can range between -0 per day. But they are really worth it. Get all the training you can get. Start now if you can possibly do it. Do your research on it. You'll find the info you need, and once you start going to classes, you will meet other techs, and they will be able to fill you in on other classes available.
      - Last . Your instructors will not teach you everything. And their method is not the only one out there, and may not be the best one for you. You have to go out and learn most of it on your own. Do this through classes, shows, network events, going to salons and watching other techs at work (lots of them are open to this, but some are really kind of closed-minded about it, so you may get mixed reactions). You'll find some, though, who will let you watch for a few hours, and ask questions and stuff like that. Don't give up on this. You can find them if you really want to.
      Sorry this has been so long, but you asked for it!
      Best of luck to you in your new career.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do you break a bottle with yarn and nail polish remover?
    I've tried all types of yarn and string with acetone nail polish remover and the string just won't stay lit. How you you do it because I'm not having any luck. I even let the string soak for a minute but as soon as the fire hits it it it just the fire just goes out. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      === you need to have string [[ not yarn ]] and wrap it twice and them pour gasoline on the string and then you light the gas ... after it gets burned out then it is time to tap on the string area [[ tap not blows to break the whole bottle ]] with a hammer to separate the two parts ... you can read on line at the search web line and enter words +++ how to break a bottle with string and gasoline +++ or other words that will get you to info web sites ..............

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I remove nail polish stains from an acrylic or vinyl TV screen?
    My sister tipped over an open bottle of nail polish and got it all over my TV screen. The screen is either acrylic plastic or vinyl, and the TV is a Toshiba 50A50. I've tried using nail polish remover for something else on a similar screen and ended up damaging it, so that's out of the question. So, what's the best way to remove the nail polish stains without damaging the screen?

    • ANSWER:
      contact the tv company help or advice line or what ever number and ask them. other than that you could contact the fingernail polish company and ask their advice. if there aren't numbers on the products then look up their web sites. those are the best things i can think of... good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Are there any cosmetology or just nail schools or programs I could take during the summer?
    I've really been into decorating nails and trying different designs, I wanted to know if there was any nail summer programs a friend of mine and I could take in the Philadelphia, PA area. I was also open to doing hair and make up as well, any suggestions would be helpful. THANKS!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Most nail technician programs can be completed in less than 6 months, so you could probably find one that mostly occurs during the summer. And you could actually come out equipped to get your nail tech license that way! Here's a good place to find nail tech schools that might have the program you're looking for: http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/nailtechnologyschoolsindex.php

      If you're interested in doing hair, makeup AND nail tech, you might want to consider talking to a cosmetology school that has a comprehensive program. It's all-included in cosmetology programs. Here's a good site to find cosmetology programs: http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/cosmetologyschoolsindex.php

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you do the Scotch Tape thing on your nails?
    How do you do the thing on your nails that ends up looking kinda like zebra stripes with scotch tape? I'm not exactly sure and I have seen pics and really want to do it. :) Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure exactly what you mean but I don't think you really want scotch tape on your nails do you?

      there are lots of better and longer lasting ways to get the zebra effect on your nails,

      you could use a striping paint brush (A long thin brush) maybe paint the nails black or white first then add the stripes in the other color,

      another way could be to get MINX applyed to your nails at a salon ! this is a grate look that as a nail tech I would highly recommend ,
      something like this http://www.minxnails.com/cylantscart/index.php?p=product&id=199&parent=10

      my web site www.lilmissbuffit.com

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of a nail fungus naturally?
    I have tried every over-the-counter medication and prescription nail product that you apply over/on the nail, incl. White Iodine, tea tree oil, peroxide, lamisil cream, Penlac Nail Laquer & none of them have worked. I know you have to do it over a long period because of the slow nail growth, so I have. My doctors won't prescribe the Lamisil tablets for me because I'm diabetic and take too many other oral medications that can affect the liver. This drives me crazy, because I live in the tropics where we wear sandals most of the time. Aslo sometimes it's painful & very itchy. Lately I lost a toe nail, now it's starting to grow back & looks awful. Any MD's out there? Plz help.
    I & my home are very clean. This fungus was caused by a previous injury to my toe. Diabetics have this problem often & strong antibiotics such as cytromax get rid of everything except fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      Please take my advise! I have used it and it is the only thing that worked for me!! Oregano oil. You can get it from any health food store or G.N.C. This to me is an absolute wonder herb.
      And it works for a multitude of diseases, and fungus'.
      (I am not associated with this site)

      Not only is it good for common ailments, the most active ingredient Carvacrol, has been found useful in combating, gum disease, food poisoning (caused by Staph or Strep usually), sinus infections. nail fungus, athlete’s foot, respiratory infections and urinary tract infections. Oregano oil can be used as an immediate remedy or be utilized for every day continued good health.
      Good luck...and let me know how it works for you.
      your welcome to e-mail me at multipure417278@yahoo.com

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to find employees for a new nail salon?
    I am opening up a nail salon and I myself do not have any training as a nail tech so I am looking for someone to manage the salon for me that does. I know all about placing ads online and all of that but could I just call up a local beauty school and see if they have someone?

    I have the business education but I would like to work with someone that could help me with the nail part of it? Any advice would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      My advice would be to find someone who has done product based training!
      yes beauty schools can have fab students but a student can only be as good as the teacher and the products that they are using,
      if you are looking to run a high end salon then you need to have a tech who can do high end nail treatments, using the best products with the best training,
      now I have done ALOT of training Ive tryed collage , home learning , and product training and so ok I may sound biased but product trained techs quite often have alot more knowledge than others!

      CND(creative nail design ) is who I would call,they have nail techs globaly and they will be able to point you they right way. there web site http://www.cnd.com/Consumer.aspx
      there products are all award winning high end products , including retail items , color & effect polishes , Brisa gel , Solar oil and now the worlds first and at this Point ONLY hybrid nail polish SHELLAC !
      (I have a page about shellack on my site I will add my address to the bottom. feel free to message me if I can help any other way with your search for a tech)

      CND's educators are all hand picked and have ALOT of experience and training , they also go to boot camp and have on going training thought there teaching courier , because of this you know any tech who is really CND trained is going to be good as there teacher will be one of the few !
      your CND tech can also continue with there training with CND to masters and then grand masters !

      good luck with your salon and finding your tech :)

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I wear fake nails with clubbed thumbs?
    I have clubbed thumbs, and I want to wear fake nails with them. I'm 13 and very scared to show my thumbs, so I always hide them. When I wear fake nails, it's always uncomfortable, because fake nails are made for normal nails, and not the kind I have. Is there a type of fake nail made for clubbed thumbs? :'(

    • ANSWER:
      I just had to look it up because I had no idea what that was. I was expecting something gruesome, but it's not a big deal. I had to look through a bunch of photos to figure out what clubbed thumbs were because I'd never thought of something being "wrong" with a thumb that looked like those. I don't have clubbed thumb, and til now, I didn't even know it had a name, let alone it was something people were ever embarrassed about.

      Apparently Megan Fox has one, and I saw some photos where people make fun of it. That's kinda silly... If your thumb works and doesn't hurt, it's fine.

      I did some research online, and it seems like if you want fake nails, you'd have to get more personalized ones. Like acrylics at a salon. Your question has been asked a lot all over the internet, but after looking at quite a few sites, it seems no one has an answer.

      Still, acrylics damage your nails, so you are really better without them.

      I've definitely learned something new today. I'm a nail fanatic, and all this time, I've never noticed. But, that goes to show it really isn't that important. It's not something you should be embarrassed about either. Now, if your thumb had a raging fungus, then you should be embarrassed. But club thumb? Nah...

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the best site for learning online for free?
    I'm not looking for any particular skill. I just want a site that will help me learn a new skill without spending. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Medical, Body, THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.

      http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/BioBookNERV.html
      Anatomy of the Human Heart with Flash Illustration

      http://texasheart.org/HIC/Anatomy/Anatomy.cfm

      Begin your tour by choosing a system...

      http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

      Skeletal

      Digestive

      Muscular

      Lymphatic

      Endocrine

      Nervous

      Cardiovascular

      Male Reproductive

      Female Reproductive

      Urinary

      http://www.innerbody.com/

      http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/Science___Technology/Human_Body/

      http://www.cellsalive.com/index.htm

      Anatomy of the Human Body Henry Gray

      The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in colour—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

      http://www.bartleby.com/107/

      The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!!

      http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

      Skeleton

      http://www.eskeletons.org/

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_skeleton

      http://www.bio.psu.edu/people/faculty/strauss/anatomy/skel/skeletal.htm

      http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/biology/humananatomy/skeletal/skeletalsystem.html

      Science Web Pages

      http://users.bentonville.k12.ar.us/OHMS/webcurriculum/OHMS5thSCIENCE.htm

      Introduction | Steps

      The scientific method has 5 steps:

      http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~bcb25/scimeth/intro3.htm

      http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_la...

      Science.

      http://scitoys.com/

      http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/...

      http://www.pfizerlearninglab.co.uk/il.aspx?id=23

      http://www.science-house.org/learn/CountertopChem/index.html

      http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Science.htm

      http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SciExperiments.htm

      http://www.eyesofnye.org/

      http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com

      http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SciExperiments.htm

      http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceJH.htm

      http://uk.ask.com/

      Science Fair Projects

      For all levels. We have hundreds of

      Ideas for every science topic,
      from Astronomy to Zoology!

      http://www.freesciencefairproject.com/

      http://www.techsparc.com/

      http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com

      •Hundreds of free science fair projects are categorized under the following topics.
      •Click on any of the topics below to view the science projects.
      •You can then sort the projects alphabetically or by their level of difficulty.

      Energy Education Resources for Teachers and Parents

      http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/index.html

      Just about everything has potential energy stored in it. The problem is releasing that energy to be able to do some work.

      A tiny peanut contains stored chemical energy. When we eat them, the stored energy is converted by our bodies so we can do work. We can also use the energy in a peanut to heat a container of water.

      http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/peanut.html

      Science Fair Project Ideas | Ideas by Subject |
      Middle School Science | High School Science

      http://www.homeworkspot.com/sciencefair/

      How Stuff Works.

      http://www.howstuffworks.com/

      http://www.techsparc.com/

      http://uk.ask.com/

      "Hints and Things is my way of trying to share all those little pearls of wisdom that used to be passed from generation to generation" June Jackson.

      http://www.hintsandthings.co.uk/

      http://www.crystalinks.com/

      Kevin, Liverpool, England.

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I remove nail polish stains from the rug?
    My toddler poured all my black nail polish on our rug. Now there's black stains everywhere and I don't know what to use to get rid of them!
    Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a site that I would highly recommend. They have very high quality stain removal techniques. I would suggest repeating the process after the first application, and rinsing the rug out with cool water in between applications. Best of luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you cut a dogs nails without going to the vet?
    Im a pensioner,my dogs toenails need cutting but I cant afford the vets bill.Is it like cutting our own nails ??

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a wonderful, fully illustrated site about giving your dog a pedicure> http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/nailtrim.htm

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a web site that illustrates how everyday objects are made?
    I'm hoping there's like an online "factory tour" where I can learn about the production processes of different products. For instance, how are nails made? What about paper or gummy bears?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this site: http://www.howstuffworks.com/

  44. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any product that you can use to make designs on nails?
    I want to have little details on my nails and I've heard of nail pens before but idk where you get them or im there is something better. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Most nail artists use non toxic acrylic paint for hand painting on designs...its water soluble until dry so far better if a slip is made as you wipe and start again without ruining the nail varnish base. You top coat after to fully protects your design.

      You can get these paints and the very fine brushes needed to do nail art from most art supply stores. And get dotting tools from HK seller on ebay. Dont pay for special nail art acrylic paint and brushes as they are mega expensive for smaller amounts and IT IS the same product.

      If you want any nail art ideas mail me thru yahoo and I'll send a link to my photobucket site with about 100 designs that I have done

  45. QUESTION:
    What should i do to my parakeets hurt nail?
    I have a lot of parakeets. Two of them are the mother and father of 8 kids.
    Today, something happened to them, and they got hurt.
    The mothers cere was bleeding, but shes fine now. But the fathers really hurt. his foot has cuts on it, and one of his nails seems almost bent. theres dried blood in it, and i dont know what to do. it looks like the whole nails about to come off. I think if it comes off, he'll be in a lot of pain, but i think if it doesnt then itll get infected.
    He's not letting his foot touch the perch when hes sitting.
    What should i do? Pease help!!!
    *i cannot take him to the vet.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay i am sending sites from all over that comes with instructions on cleaning and wrapping= yeah some of it is for chickens- which is the most studied bird there is.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yik1PtRgaU8

      http://www.hensaver.com/Birdy-Bootie.html
      the reason i put this site is that it shows what you should make with the vet wrap/ sports wrap/ or whatever they call it in the bandage section- ask a stocker or the pharmacist (sold at places like walmart or drug stores - it is cloth like wrapping tape that sticks to itself because it has velcro like properties
      http://www.starlingtalk.com/fractures.htm

      https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

      okay now before wrapping wash the foot- clean if it is dirty. Then while it dries get your supplies set up so that you will have everything pre cut and the disinfectant and ointment ready. Disinfect the cuts with hydrogen peroxide or iodine or betadine. Use the usual neosporin (with out the pain killer) or the generic 3 in one antibiotic ointment that most households have. No you do not need fancy ointments for regular cuts - too many of us are now comparing info online and a lot of us do it oursselver only go to a vet for the complicated stuff. Now you saw the foot wrap U tube - change the wrap cuts so that the toes with the broken toenails are wrapped entirely - you may have to do modify attempts before trying this on your bird-- cut out a bird foot one piece of cardboard and make different squares of vet wrap to see what shape is good for a quick wrap. you want to put a small cotton ball around the broken toe nail and wrap the vet wrap around the broken toe nail encased in the cotton ball so that the toe nail will not break off if it catches on anything because your bird might bleed to death in a few minutes. What you are trying to do with the end of the toe band aid is make it work like the Johnson and Johnson finger tip band aid you see in the stores
      http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=12943&catid=59963
      how ever you modify the tip so that the end is protected and wrapped so that it cannot catch on anything.
      Put the ointment on the cut on the foot and put a thin pad over it and put the ointment on the broken toenail and encase the toenail with a small part of the cotton ball so that it looks like a tiny marshmellow at the tip of his toe - then wrap the whole thing with the self stick um tape so that it looks like the shoe. of course only the toes with the broken toenail or cuts need the full wrap. Do not wrap tight - check the foot to see that it is still warm about 15 minutes later- if it is cold - it is too tight. Check the poultry site for change of bandage -which normally is in 3 days- because feet get humid and bandages get dirty and pus or blood seeps and the foot needs recleaning(hydrogen peroxide is fine for this) to remove the old pus and blood. Use a Q-tip and keep everything sanitary and wash your hands with lots of soap and water and disinfect the sink and handles and dispose of everything carefully -like all blood and dirty first aid stuff-they are considered hazardous material. And never use the kitchen sink for wash up.
      i have done this wrapping countless times before because my rooster had a infected toenail that turned gangerous and had to have it amputated to save his life. I was changing his dressing every 3 days - lucky i worked in a nursing home and saw the RN set up to change bandages.

      Then after you take car of you birds- examine the cage to see if your guy got his toe trapped in a toy or ornament decoration of your cage or a sharp edge of aluminum - get it removed or fixed or duct tape the thing so no one else gets its toenail caught on it. Be aware that filing or removing something might expose the inner metal of the bars which is usually Zinc and which is highly toxic if chewed on. Duct tape is very hard for a bird to chew on - i have no idea of toxicity compared to other tapes but even my rooster could not chew it off his bandages ( he chewed and removed all other bandages- you do not have to worry about that at least because a budgie ain't got that jaw power). and otherwise remove the birds and sand and spray paint with a non toxic spray to cover any exposed inner metal
      take care and if you need more info- just edit your question and you can extend the time period to 8 days- if you want us to keep answering - do not chose the best answer until you are satisfied because that shuts us out from answering anymore questions on this question site- and we do not want you to use up anymore points to get help here- you can also email me by tapping my picture and my email will show up.
      Good luck and take care of you bird family.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best nail polish brand to collect?
    I want to start a nail polish collection of one brand. My current collection is of about 80 bottles from various drug store brands, but I want to start one that's a little high end, and be brand loyal. I am considering China Glaze and Orly as well as Fingerpaints. I am not sure if FingerPaints truly behaves like a high end nail polish though as I only have one color by that line. As for china glaze, I know its very popular and slightly cheaper than Orly at the store near me. However they seem to release rather large collections fairly often, so it may work out to be more expensive. Orly is slightly more expensive and seems to have more mature wearable colors. Any thoughts or suggestions for me? Also any tips on how to store all that nail polish, other than the obvious wall racks.
    Thanks to everyone who has answered so far, it's greatly appreciated. I just wanted to note that OPI and Essie are a little out of the price range that I am willing to spend at and respectively where I live, also OPI is a little difficult to find in my area.

    • ANSWER:
      Sally Hansen for a low price! The Hard as Nails ones are so easy to apply, and Xtreme Wear ones are very cheap.
      But you do know that there are some sites that sell Essie & China Glaze for cheap right? Essies around and China Glaze mainly around .50. If you want to be a loyal consumer, try Head2Toe & Ball Beauty! (I personally think Essie bottles are too small and China Glaze has pretty colors)

      I store my nail polish bottles in a polyester box I bought at Ikea, but if you have like 1000 bottles, I saw some people storing them in a small fridge... and that's actually pretty scary lol

      Anyway, hope this helps! Collecting nail polish sounds fun! :)

  47. QUESTION:
    How to lengthen the life of my nail polish?
    A friend of mine told me when my nail polish thickens, to add nail polish remover to thin it out a little. I tried this & it's not working, it actually ruined the nail polish & it's separating in a weird way. She also said to put it in the refrigerator, I haven't yet tried this.

    Does anyone know how to thin out the nail polish to make it last longer when it starts to thicken?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry you had to learn the hard way about the damage that can be done to your polish by adding remover. You should use thinner. This is the kind I use:
      http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-SA-Site/default/mProduct-Show?pid=SBS-163400
      Sold at Sally's, it's cheap and works great.

  48. QUESTION:
    Which is damaging my nails more, the nail polish of the nail polish remover?
    I've been painting and repainting my nails every few days for the last few weeks, just out of sheer boredom. I have naturally thin nails and want to know if it's the repeated removal of the nail polish that's damaging them, or if it's the fact that I haven't gone more than a few minutes without nail polish for the past three weeks or so.

    • ANSWER:
      The true answer is Neither !
      Why ? Let me explain ....
      Your nails are dead, you can not feed them vitamins or suffocate them ,
      Your nails are composed of dead , flattered skin cells witch have gone through the process of keritinization as they go from the matrix to the free edge
      Your nails are made up of many layers a lot like wood (or Shreck) while wood is dead you still have to oil it to keep it supple and varnish it to seal it,
      While polish remover WILL strip the oils from your nail this is ok as the oil is suppled by the surrounding skin of the finger its self (the lateral side walls and eponychiam) just like your hair doesn't supply its own oils your scalp dose! So after de-hydrating your nails after 24 hours the oil levels would have fully restored,
      They other thing is to use a good quality cuticle oil such as OPI avoplex or CND solar oil ,
      When it comes to getting a good remover acetone free ones are not the best choice why ? Because when there is acetone in it it will remove the product faster and more efficiently, when it is not present it will take more of the remover and your more likely to build up a reaction to it from this .

      Some good tips that I give to my clients would be

      1) before you start make sure your nails are clean and go over them with a little polish remover to dehydrate them this will help the polish to stay. (don't polish after bath time!)

      2) always use a base coat (protects from staining and a good one will help to polish to adhere) CND'S sticky is perfect for this!

      3) ALWAYS USE A TOP COAT (this will stop yellowing , help your polish to last longer , add the shine , and protect and smooth very important if you have any glitter in your polish)

      4) use a polish that is 3 free this means with out the 3 main nail product skin irritant ,so they have removed the Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP. (The main brands on the market that have done this and become 3-FREE are CND color effects , CND shellac , Sparitual & ,Jessica)

      5) apply the polish in thin layers,

      6) when it is tacky aply some solar oil, this will help speed up the dry time by cutting off the oxegyn supply to the polish and it will also re, hydrate the surrounding skin.

      I hope some of this has helped , for some other info check my site :)

  49. QUESTION:
    How do I stop Bitting my nails?
    I try to stop bitting my nails but its my compulsion, yeah its weird, and my family keep telling me to stop but I can't. Could you tell me some methods on how to stop? Tank U.

    • ANSWER:
      Some people use hot sauce on their nails so that when you go to bit them it burns and you stop eventually...but the idea of walking around with hot sauce all over your hands is a bit gross!
      lol
      they sale a nail polish that has a horrible taste to it, designed specially for bitting nails and sucking thumbs.
      http://www.stopbitingnails.com/

      Although this is a web site to order these products, you can purchase similar items at your local Walmart or health store, and probably for a lot less!

      hope this can be of some help!

  50. QUESTION:
    Would women pay for nail art without manicures?
    I love to do nail art, but I have NO idea on how to do manicures or acrylic nails. If I started my own business, painted art and stamped images and 3D images between 10.00-15.00 would women pay for painted nail art only?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah i would pay.... i love this nail art thingy also... i recommend you this site.... im just learning in here....http://nailart.iblogger.org/


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I get my nails to grow faster and without store bought products?
    I don't really like to use the nail growth products you can buy in the shop, so I was wondering if there is anyway to use household items to help my nails grow faster. I used to bite them :-( But I've stopped now that I'm interested in nails. They're still short but not very short and I want them to grow so I can paint manicures and stuff :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Hello :) I had weak nails before, and now they're super strong and long. Here's how:
      The most important thing for your nails is nutrition & hydration;
      Drink 5-8 cups of water per day
      Drink 3-4 times per week milk (great source of calcium for ur nails, trust me)
      Eat twice per week eggs (2 or 3 per serving), and eat fish whenever you can (huge source of protein that will strengthen ur nails)
      Don't forget to eat vegetables & fruits everyday, and keeping a healthy diet.
      You'll start seeing results after a month or so, no pills no nothing! In a couple of months, my nails were strong & very healthy looking.
      Extra tips:
      Keep a transparent nail polish on them all time.
      Avoid dark colours when you can.
      When you want to put any colourful nail polish, apply a coat of transparent polish, wait for it to dry, then apply whatever colour u like.
      Keep your hands moisturised (like a moisturiser, I recommend you to use a glycerin(e) (not a petroleum based moisturiser)
      Each time you remove your nail polish, get a lemon, cut it in half. Then take one half and put ur nails in it, squeeze ur nails in it. Remove your hands, wait for few minutes, and then wash them with hot water. Same thing for each hand. This will help strengthen, clean, & whiten nails.
      With these tips, I'm sure you'll get strong healthy nails. Hope this helps, good luck! :)

  2. QUESTION:
    How to remove stains from nail polish on your nails?
    I bought a color from an off brand store when I went to visit my nana and do my yearly shopping spree in california. It is a really pretty green, but when I took the polish off my nails, there was a hideous bright yellow stain left behind that I cannot seem to get rid of!
    I have tried regular nail polish remover, hydrogen peroxide, and scrubbing my nails that other people recommended and nothing has helped in the slightest.
    How can I get these ugly stains off my finger nails? Are there products I can buy at a drug store or at Sally's/ other places that specialize in nails? Are there any home remedies that you have used to remove stains on your nails? Please list the name of the product and guesstimate how much you paid for it, and for in home method please list instructions. And if you use a base coat, can you please tell me what brand it is and where you got it?
    Thank you so much for anyone who answers I would really appreciate it because I'm tired of looking at these stains.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I get that all the time just gently file it off with a nail buffer.
      Next time use a clear varnish underneath nail polish
      Goodluck x

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the best shops to buy nail varnish in bedford?
    Basically i know there is a really good nail varnish shop in bedford, which sells nail varnish and hair products, but i have forgotten the name :| But all i know is its near a mecca bingo or something! Please help!! :) Also the company has another shop in luton if that helps.

    • ANSWER:
      Mcdonalds

  4. QUESTION:
    How do I stop biting my nails, and where do I get that bad-tasting nail polish at?
    I bite my nails ALL the time!! Sometimes i don't even realize that i'm biting them, it's gotten to be a terrible habit. Also where do i get that gross-tasting nail polish, and what is the best brand? Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      That bad tasting stuff is pretty nasty but the first time you use the bathroom and wash your hands, off it comes. I'm going to tell you some of the ways I did it:

      Buy a big pack of emery boards, have them in your purse all the time/backpack, in your desk/locker, in the car, in drawers, in the bathroom, in a nightstand. I'm not kidding! Every time you feel like biting you file and shape instead. You might wear the nail down but better worn than bitten. Also, never ever ever have a rough spot on a nail! Keep them smooth. I gravitated to rough edges and then chewed the whole thing off.

      The other item you need in abundance is gum. Pick your poison (flavor), chew half a stick every time you feel the urge to bite. You'll go through gum like candy so just stock up and where ever you keep emery boards you keep gum. Even if you don't chew gum start now. Then don't go back once you broken your habit.

      Wear clear polish, so you can see your nails grow and they look shiny and pretty. Don't bother with Sally Hanson Hard as nails products.

      If you can afford it, go have fake nails applied at a salon, have then short! You are not used to long nails and you'll catch them on everything and break them off. No matter how much you like them, have them short! Experience is talking here.

      You have to go back for a fill as the nails begin to grow about every 3 weeks so find a shop where fills are or less. I started investing in nail appts and that is what finally got me going in the right direction.

      http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Biting-Your-Nails

      http://www.stopbitingnails.com/?gclid=COqstumQ1LMCFUid4AodwHQAOQ

      Sometimes it takes awhile so don't give up!

  5. QUESTION:
    How can you get a stain made by nail polish remover off of a wood floor?
    I was painting my nails and I spilled my nail polish remover on a magazine. The color from the magazine stained my wood floor and I can't get it of.

    • ANSWER:
      The nail polish remover has removed your floor's finish. It's possible you can fix the problem without sanding and refinishing, tho. Try using "Restor a Finish". Restor a Finish is a product made to fix problems just like the one you now have. You do have to match the existing finish (oak, maple, etc.) Restor a Finish does come in "Neutral", but Neutral doesn't work as well as a real match.

      I recommend using Restor a Finish with the windows open, but it's very easy to use. You basically just wipe it on and that's it.

      You can usually buy Restor a Finish at Home Depot. You can also buy it on line. Shopping site:
      http://www.google.com/#q=restor+a+finish&sa=X&ei=HJLyUbOwEuXXygHzoIGoCQ&ved=0CDQQpwUoAA&tbs=vw:l%2Cprice%3A1%2Cppr_min%3A%2Cppr_max%3A15&tbm=shop&tbo=&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49784469,d.aWc&fp=4a7c743a55275708&biw=802&bih=502

      Chances are the Restor a Finish will get rid of the mark. If not, then yes, you will have to sand and refinish and it's possible you will have to sand and refinish the entire floor to get the mark to blend.

      Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I approach local small businesses about carrying my product?
    I'm beginning to start making and selling personalized beaded bracelets. I'm planning on asking local shops and hair/nail salons to carry my products, what would be a good way to approach them to ask?

    I'm going to make up a flyer with a sample bracelets and have order forms available for customers to order the personalized bracelets.

    • ANSWER:
      Start by thinking from the business's perspective. Does it actually make sense for them to have a flyer with sample bracelets that are custom ordered, given their current way of doing business? Or is it better / easier for them to have actual bracelets and a display method that they can sell them on the spot. Also think from their perspective of collecting money. Do they get a commission? And how and when, exactly, does the money hit their account? (or do they have to pay you, once they take an order)

      When they look at how they get paid, how they display the merchandise, how much work goes into making the sale, how much paperwork for a customized product... then they have to look at these time investments, relative to the other products they sell.

      The best place to sell something customized will be online. Second best place is your hair/nail salon, where the front desk usually is not manned and people wander about, occasionally buy a product. Most of these are owner-managed, so they have discretion to add an unusual product to what they sell. A boutique - not so much. They keep 50% of the retail price of the blouses, jewelry, handmade gifts, etc., that they sell. It's hard to see the customized beaded bracelet being worth the sales agent's time to get it in the bag.

      Think from the business owner's perspective, and you will result in having (1) the target market, (2) the methodology for their sale that is best, and (3) the optimal communication strategy when approaching them.

      Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural nail strengthener?
    I currently use OPI's Natural Nail Strengthener.

    My nails grow fast, but they break even faster. I've had incidents where in the shower, I would run my fingers in my hair, and then a nail would chip off! They're not so bad that I have to go to a doctor, but they're bad enough that they're extremely annoying, and when I have chipped, disgusting nails, I feel terrible all day. What can I use and how do I use it?

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing for strong, healthy nails, is a strong healthy diet with enough protein, the main building block for hair and nails. Sometimes nails break easily because they are actually dry and brittle, making them inflexible and prone to chipping and breaking. As well, if you file you nails to a total square shape, the corners can be vulnerable to chipping. Make sure that after each shower and after every time you wash your hands you are applying a hand lotion to moisturize your nails and cuticles. As well, you can get intensive moisturizing cuticle creams or oils. The one I prefer is a product called TIPS, available at askcosmetics.com or on various shopping channels. Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    What supplies would I need to start doing my own nail acrylics from home?
    Hey,
    I really want to start doing my own nail acrylics from home but I don't know what supplies I would need so please help me out.
    Before any of you get started about it could be dangerous I would just like to say that I already know this but still want to Proceed in doing it.
    If you share information I will be very thankful.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      As long as you're doing your own acrylics - go for it.
      Get a Kiss or Broadway brand kit from the drugstore or grocery store. The kit should contain glue, tips, acrylic liquid, acrylic powder, a file, and a brush. You'll also need acetone polish remover and nail clippers. Or go to Sally Beauty Supply and buy a kit.

      Don't shop off of ebay. As an untrained, non-professional, you don't know what you're looking for and could wind up with a product that contains a hazardous, toxic, illegal chemical called Methyl Methacrylate (MMA).

  9. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to clean the stainless steel slide and the gun metal gray frame on a handgun?
    I know you could probably buy some products in gun shops that will shine up stainless steel pistols, but I'm low on funds and I'm pretty sure there is a safe substitute laying around the house. I don't want to ruin it, so I want to know what to use rather than testing out household solvents and soaps.

    • ANSWER:
      If you mean clean from handling, a soft cotton cloth (old flannel shirt or the like) with a little oil (machine, motor, or gun oil all work good).

      If you mean after firing it, regular gun cleaning solvent isn't too expensive otherwise if you have some automatic transmission fluid, nail polish remover (acetone), paint thinner and kerosene laying around you could mix up some "Ed's Red", its cheap and works well. Just typing "Ed's Red" into the yahoo search engine will get you the recipe.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it illegal to buy products from a shop then re-sell them at a car boot sale?
    hey, my friend and i wanted to start up a mini business to earn some money and we was thinking to buy products from shops say hairbrushes, headbands and nail polishes and then resell them at a different price to earn a profit, but we wasnt sure if this is illegal or not. please can you help.

    • ANSWER:
      its legal but very doubtful you would make any money especially after you have paid the sellers fee at the boot sale (usually around £10)
      the way you might make some money out of it is to buy the items in a job lot at wholesale prices. people will not pay a lot at a boot sale, they need to feel they have got a bargain. look on ebay under wholesale/job lots and see the kinds of things you can buy for what price.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I remove nail polish from my carpet?
    All my nail polish remover did was leave a big blue stain, and windex didn't really do anything. Help, please!

    • ANSWER:
      ok i clean carpets for a living ur lucky :)

      i want u get get a damp white cloth put it on the stain and kinda blot on it to get the color to transfer to the cloth if there is no transfer i want u to get some hot water and a towel perferably white so u can see the transfer pour some hot water on it if u have a shop vac id suck the water out with that fora quicker drying prcess but if u dont it will dry fine) and try to blot it out again if u are getting transefer keep doing this until it comes out if u arnt gettin any transfer u should go out and buy a carpet cleaning product hopefully though that method should work also u can us ur foot to blot the stain that will give it some good elbow grease and hopefully it comes out
      for the carpet cleaner product if needed try to find something that says it can remove ink that will be powerful enough to work for sure also follow the directions on the chemical so u dont damage the carpet

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I remove my acrylic nails?
    Well my fake nails are pretty long now. My nails have nail polish on top of them. Im not sure how to remove it...Do I remove the nail polish on the fake nails first? BTW I got them done at the salon so yes its those nails that have nail polish and have fake tips. Please Help. How Do I get them off. This is the first time I have had acrylic nails.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a salon and have them professionally removed Hun ,
      quite often I hear new clients say that the nail enhancement product (gel , acrylic) had wrecked there nails ect and that after getting the nails off there nails wear weak , brittle ect
      well It isn't the products that do that!
      the main damage to nails is 3 things 1) a bad tech who over etches, 2) a client who doesn't look after the enhancements by using oil , not picking, going for regular maintenance appointments, ect , the 3rd thing is removal .... when people do DIY removals they offten make a mess,
      for several reasons using shop bought products that are not as strong as salon products I'm not just saying that salons do have professional strength products and acetone is not all the same , salon quality is buffed amongst other things. ,
      trying to work on one hand at a time cos you are working on your self
      another thing is knowing your product , some products will not come off with acetone and will need to be filed off, you say your nails are acrylic so they should be sokeable but if theres a gel top coat that will need removing
      because clients are not trained they might get the nails off but then not know how to re-hydrate the nails, and keep them strong,
      I'm not trying to be all negative Hun , your not one of my clients i wont gain anything from you doing it your self or not but with the things that I have listed I'm trying to explain why removing them your self is just not worth it ,
      spend the money , go to a good salon , your worth it :)
      www.lilmissbuffit.com

  13. QUESTION:
    What brand should I use to do my own acrylic nails?
    I want to start doing my own nails, along with my friends and families.I have tried those cheap nail kits from Walmart for acrylic powder nails, and it turned out pretty good, What brands do they use in professional nail salons?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a link to a website that has great quality, safe products at very reasonable prices. I do my own acrylics, I buy from here and just love the product.

      I recommend the "Original System"

      http://www.idonails.com/shop/index.php?cPath=26_36_174

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I make my nails longer and stronger?
    My nails are very weak and short every time i try to let them grow out the brake... What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,
      Unfortunately there is no quick way to strengthen them up but I swear itll be worth it in the long run!

      My advice is not to try and grow them when they are rubbish, work on their condition first then start growing,
      First cuticle oil is your new best friend! use it at least twice a day and everytime after having you hands in water etc. You can get many good cuticle oil brand in salons or even a high street shop tend to sell a balm.
      Always wear gloves when washing up etc and never expose hands to beach or cleaning products.
      You may want to use a nail strengthener such as OPI Nail Envy or Sally Hansen. These will help to restore and support you nails.
      Also try to eat well and keep hydrated

  15. QUESTION:
    Where can I find the blue stuff the nail shops put in the spa for a pedicure?
    I'm working on creating my own spa pedicure so if you know some good products to use for mani's and pedi's that'd be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Creative Nail Design (now known as simply CND), makes an excellent line of both manicure, and pedicure products. Since you mentioned spa pedicures, here is what CND has to offer in that area:
      http://www.beautyofasite.com/spa-pedicure.html

      Here is CND's home page for more information. Click on 'Products' to see what they have to offer:
      http://www.cnd.com/Consumer.aspx

      For callus, or cuticle removal, the best products I have used are called Cuticle Eliminator, and Callus Eliminator. These are mafe by a company called 'Be Natural." They also make a great lotion for your feet, but it can be used anywhere else on your body except for your face. Its called 'Dry Heel Eliminator."
      http://www.beautyofasite.com/be-natural.html

      To finish up your mani/pedi with a great topcoat, nothing beats Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat. It has to be applied while the polish is still wet though, so remember that. Seche also makes some other great products as well, but their Topcoat is my favorite of them all:
      http://www.beautyofasite.com/seche-vite.html

      BTW, the site that I used is only for reference. I'm not trying to advertise for them. In fact, I have never bought anything from this company. But, they had some pictures of the products I am referring to. Buy these products anywhere you choose. Its still the same thing, no matter where you buy it! The only thing that varies is the price.

  16. QUESTION:
    Do false nails from a shop damage your natural nail?
    Also whats the best way to remove the false nail?? and how long can you leave them on for ?

    • ANSWER:
      if these are nails you put on yourself ,
      provided you do not over etch - that is buff down the nail to remove shine
      and provided you soak then off with acetone - do not pull or pick off
      and provided you do not leave on longer than a week then little damage done

      nail extensions applied in a salon can be more harmful as the etching will be more intense to provide a good surface to adhere the tip to ,
      also products used have to last a lot longer as professional and the nail extensions stay on longer so nail grows softer and has a likelihood of infection

      to remove nail extensions - either salon or shop fill a small bowl with 1/2 to 3/4" of pure acetone not nail polish remover and float a thin layer of oil - almond or olive on top ,
      the acetone melts the acrylic nail and the oil protects the cuticle wipe off layers off melted nail as they melt

      use good nail strengthener for month after OPI's Nail Envy is excellent

  17. QUESTION:
    Why is it when you get a professional manicure your nails are sooo shiny?
    I have tried everything at home, every top-coat, clear coat etc. on my nails, and yet I never can achieve that same pretty shine and perfection that I get if I get my nails done professionally. And I don't have arcrylic nails or anything, just my regular nails. What can I do to get the pro look at home? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably a combination of technique as well as product. But I'd suggest you ask your manicurist what products (base coat, shade and top coat) she's been using for you!

      Also, buy a "buffing" tool. You can find them at any beauty supply shop... even some drugstores. They're amazing, and will give your nails a SUPER high shine with no polish whatsoever!

      I would also recommend Sally Hansen (as the poster above suggested). I use the "MEGA SHINE" Extended Wear Top Coat (silver bottle). It's an amazing product, gives super-shine, dries quick and lasts for days!

      Good Luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have a collection of different nail polishes? Or is it a waste?
    Im just curious. I was thinking of making a collection of different color nail polishes but is it a waste? Like will they go bad after time, even if i never open them? How to salons do keep all those nail polishes they display good for a long time? I will chose whoever has the most thorough answer. Thank You!
    Alright I can see where some of you are coming from...I just thought it was a really cool concept. Im really interested in beauty/ fashion and I want to collect something with tons of variety but something that will last. If anyone has any ideas please post them here. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had polish thicken over time even though I had never opened it. I tried adding nail polish thinner to some of them, but I could never quite get the right consistency and ended up throwing them out. The beauty shops probably have enough customers they can use their products faster than we can. I really think it would be more practical for you to just have basic colors of clear, red, pink, and beige. Maybe a white frosted and something glittery for fun.

      Remember it’s much better to apply lots of thin coats of color rather that one thick one, it will dry quicker and last longer. Always use a clear base coat, and top coat.

      Note: Thinner should only be used if necessary, and only added at least 20 minutes before use.

      Check source for nail polish tips.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do women in the Black community purchase their hair products from non-black suppliers?
    I am a person interested in starting my very own beauty supply center. I would like to know if Black women would prefer to purchase thier products from a Black supplier as opposed to someone outside of the community. After speaking with several sisters, I became concerned about people outside our community capitalizing from something that we place so much time and money into. I would like to solict any ideas about how you can be served better in the hair industry.

    • ANSWER:
      well its easier for Koreans in my area to open shops since alot of the products and hair are made there or close to it. i would highly suggest you open one in a black neighborhood. I'm tired of asking them questions and they dont know the answer but they hired a black guy to do security and answer questions. im from Detroit, hair capital and i have yet to see a black owned beauty supply. if it was one here i would drive there no matter where i lived. nothing against Asians but they own all the lee beauty supplys lol or nail salons. at least some nail salons have upgraded to tami taylor. its hard to discuss any hairstyles, hair, or relaxers with them. i dont understand why some salons dont have a beauty supply? and also one that is reasonably priced. please open up one if u can in whatever area you are in. im completely sure they would flock over immediately knowing that it is black owned and operated.

  20. QUESTION:
    What toys should i get for my budgies today at the pet shop?
    I got two budgies yesterday and i need to know what toys are they going to get and enjoy playing on them. And also my uncle was feeding them noname budgie food ( NO NAME IS A PRODUCT) and also im looking for new food for them and take. And where do i get a cage cleaning spray what are all of the things theyre gonna need?

    • ANSWER:
      Budgies usually enjoy playing with mirrors, ladders, preen toys or pacifiers, lanterns with a bell attached to it, and plastic rings linked together. I like to use a product called "poop off" to clean off dirty perches and the cage. You can buy this product at the pet shop or online. More things the budgies will need are a cover for the cage, paper to place at the bottom of the cage, septic powder (this is used to help stop bleeding, for example, if the parakeet's claw is clipped and it was cut too short it will bleed), cuttlebone or mineral block (for calcium), a concrete perch to help trim the budgie's nails, parakeet seed and millet. You'll also need some fruits and vegetables. Many budgies enjoy eating apples (don't give them apple cores because they are toxic), bananas, grapes, apricots, corn, peas, cantaloupe, watermelon, spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Budgies need a well-balanced diet to remain in good health. Enjoy your budgies. They make great pets.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my nails from turning yellow?
    I'm a dude that plays classical guitar, so I do alot of fjngerstyle picking and stuff that is why I grow my fingernails long but they look yellow and it's kinda gross, they only look yellow when you look at them closely. I don't smoke or anything or use nail polish... They just seem to turn yellow when they grow long anyone know why? I clipped them today to the clean looking parts

    • ANSWER:
      You should try using Lush Lemony Flutter nail & cuticle butter. The lemon in it makes your nails white & the moisturizers keep the lemon from drying out your cuticles... may sound girly, but it works wonders. :)

      http://lushusa.com/shop/products/body/hand-and-body-creams/lemony-flutter

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the leading brand name for nail acrylic?
    I am looking for a good acrylic to do nails. It would also help if I could find a website to purchase other acessories: brushes, polish, rinestones, equipment.

    • ANSWER:
      Most acrylic brands are pretty much the same, but I would stay away from generic brands like "Beauty Secrets" at Sally Beauty Supply. I personally like No Lift products for the acrylics, and I've always been a huge fan of OPI and Orly for polish.

      Try looking at Sally's: http://www.sallybeauty.com/shop/dept/3100

      You can get accessories here too.

  23. QUESTION:
    What's a good professional product to treat dandruff?
    I'm looking for SALON quality shampoo/conditioner/etc

    I've had really bad dandruff for a few months now, and nothing is helping! I'm just a nail tech so I have no idea what product I should be getting from the shop to treat it.

    It's mainly where my bangs are.

    • ANSWER:
      I know you said SALON quality, but I've tried them all, and Denorex, Selson Blue, and Head and Shoulders dandruff formula have worked the best for me. If you go into a hair salon, they will likely sell you the Tea Leave formula of some sort, but think the products on the shelf work the best.

      Personally, I am using Selson Blue, and have found that a good conditioner helps miles.

  24. QUESTION:
    SHOPS IN DUBLIN THAT SELL FRENCH TIPS AND acrylic nail products?
    does anyone know anyone know any shops in or near dublin, ireland that sell the products needed for acrylic nails, nail tips, powdered acrylic .ect?

    • ANSWER:
      Amy? Amy Darling is that you?

      It's me Elizabeth remember? You we're my science partner in 1-102 Miss Edwards class!

      Long time no see!

      You must email me : simplyme@yahoo.co.uk

  25. QUESTION:
    How to clean or polish tack nails on furniture?
    How to clean or polish tacks clavos?
    I have a chair with the decorative tack clavos or tack nails and they are starting to oxidise and get that whitish green tint. What I'm trying to find out is if there is a way to clean or polish them to make them look better?

    • ANSWER:
      I use a two fantastic and ecofriendly and safe products to rid clean, restore and polish our furniture. The two main ingredients are carnauba wax, the hardest of natural waxes and melaleuca oil (tea tree oil). It works wonderfully and naturally. I would love to share where I shop with you. Check out my website. http://www.switchingstores.com/hmharter

      :)Heather

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to get acrylic nails off without going back to the salon?
    In the past I have just pulled them off, but that hurts like a B*itch. Is there a way to get them off? Like nail polish remover or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your local drug store kmart or walmart..KISS makes a acrylic nail remover. It works well. I use it all the time.
      http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=kiss+artificial+nail+remover&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=656&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13390884275449953151&sa=X&ei=dMPvTZq0CKbe0QGli7jzDA&ved=0CEIQ8wIwAA

  27. QUESTION:
    Where to get chrome colored nail polish?
    I saw a girl that had a chrome looking nail polish on and I loved it. I've looked at drugstores and stuff but I only find normal metallic silver. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't seen this already, magnetic nail polish from Sephora is really cool and has a chromey look: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P296010&om_mmc=Googlepla&_requestid=42976&cm_mmc=us_search-_-GG-_-pla-_-{keyword}&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=1008572

      There is also Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Makeup which I think is more the look you're going for. Somewhere like WalMart most likely has this but you can also buy it online here: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=chrome+nail+polish&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=15654950913105336558&sa=X&ei=IJ7-TpqSE4qliQLuh9jPDg&ved=0CIsBEPMCMAA

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it rude to charge my friends for makeovers for freshman formal?
    So for our schools formal all my friends want me to do their makeup. I'm going to do their hair, nails, and makeup. I'm having them buy foundation, but I'm providing everything else including false eyelashes. All of my makeup is MAC and other high end stuff from Sephora. All my nail polish is OPI, Essie, China Glaze, or Finger Paints. I'm really good with hair and makeup and everything. I'm planning on buying a bunch of stuff for this, but I'll keep it afterward.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are keeping ALL of it, then I don't really think so. But, if you are buying foundation for them and they are keeping it or you use it all, they should at least pay for the products they are getting/using up.

      One way around it is if you go shopping with them and get them to buy the makeup they want to use on the day, advise them on what you think they should wear, sample stuff so they have an idea, but then you aren't paying for all their stuff.

      For nails, if it is just polish, no, but if you are getting the fake nails, they should pay for the nails.

      Basically, if they are costing you money, yes - and I don't mean they used up a little shadow or polish, if you are having to buy them new products or they are causing you to use up the majority of something, then they need to contribute a bit.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the barbie that is displayed on the website and current barbie Packaging?
    When you go to the shop section of barbie.com, it shows a beautiful Barbie with blonde bangs and long straight hair. Which barbie is that? On the packages it shows her wearing a bunch of cool frames....what doll is this?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it is a doll that is available for purchase. The closest doll I have seen to that one is Versace Versus Doll (which is no longer available except on ebay) and Barbie I Can Be News Anchor, though her bangs are sideswept. I think this was just a promotional image of a doll. It's been on everything from the Doll's up Digital Nail Printer to products available at party supply stores, to the website etc.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help answer some questions I have about my new bunny?
    This is going to be long so please bear with me.

    I'm a new bunny owner (I literally got him today) and i have some questions about my new pet. I am unsure of the age of my bunny since the people at the pet store don't know so is there anyway for me to find out? He is a dwarf bunny and is so small that he fits within my two cupped hands.

    What can i feed my dwarf bunny? I already got hay and the rabbit pellets and he's enjoying those but I'm confused about the treats. I already did a bit of research on my own and discovered that you cannot feed rabbits lettuce. The worker at the pet store had said no carrots either but another worker said you can feed rabbits vegetables but he did not specify which kinds. The internet also says different things and i'm not sure who to trust because i'm concerned for my rabbit's safety. So if anyone experienced with rabbits can help me by listing what vegetables would be good treats for my rabbit, that would be awesome.

    Since my dwarf bunny is so small and rabbits are supposed to get about 4 hours of playtime everyday outside of their cages, how will I keep him from going underneath couches and stuff? Also, if i were to go on vacation and my rabbit were to not see me for say, a month or two (i was planning on going away during the summer) will he forget about me or be very distant when i come back? How about a week? Will a week affect our relationship?

    I'm also a bit skeptic with cutting my rabbit's nails since he is so tiny and he's completely black except for one leg, which is white. it is only the first day i got my rabbit and i pet him very often (i pet his ears, head, everywhere) and he seems relaxed around me because he sniffs and licks my hand and eats around me butwon't let me pick him up. He just jumps away everytime. Will this get better?

    What toys will be good for a rabbit of his size? He is very uninterested in the salt lick and toilet paper roll i gave him. I was thinking of tossing in a small stuffed animal but i am worried he might chew the thing up and eat the stuffing. He doesn't seem to have a biting problem but that might change.

    As for his bed, i put in two towels for him to cuddle in. Is that okay?

    As for nail clippers, which products are the best and where can i find some?

    Lastly, any tips for the future and for future care? :) i am still learning and i hope to form a close bond with my bunny.

    Thank you for reading this and your help is much appreciated. I spaced some of the stuff out so its easier on the eyes :P

    • ANSWER:
      Young rabbits should NOT be fed any vegetables or treats. They have sensitive stomachs and it sounds like your rabbit is very young (possibly even too young to have been separated from his mother, I'd avoid that pet shop in future) so only feed unlimited hay and pellets.

      At around 12 weeks old you can start to slowly introduce veg, but avoid the sugary stuff like carrots. You should focus on feeding dark, leafy greens and herbs such as coriander, basil, parsley, spring greens. Here is a list of what you can and can't feed: http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/content/info-sheets/safefoods.htm

      It is false that rabbits supposedly only need 4 hours of playtime out of their cage... they shouldn't be caged at all! Rabbits, just like cats and dogs, need tons of room and they should not be locked up in a cage even for few hours. A caged rabbit leads to boredom, possible ill health due to lack of exercise and a destructive rabbit. They need around 50sq ft of space all the time, so ideally they should live in a bunny proofed room of the house, NEVER a cage. He might seem small but rabbits have bundles of energy.

      Have a look here for a guide on bunny proofing your home: http://bunnyproof.com/step-by-step-guide-to-bunny-proofing-your-home/

      You do not need salt licks or mineral licks. If your rabbit has a balanced diet there is absolutely no need for any 'supplements'. As he gets older you should reduce his pellet intake to around an eggcup full or handful per day; adult rabbits hardly need any pellets at all. Hay is the most important part of their diet so they need an unlimited supply.

      Most rabbits hate being picked up, it isn't nice for them and can be very stressful. If your rabbit doesn't like it then that isn't going to change so don't try to hold him as it will make him fear you. Rabbits are definitely not cuddly pets, stick to stroking.

      You only need to cut a rabbits nails if they are too long. Sometimes the nails wear down but if you need to cut them, only do it if you are confident. It might be better getting a vet to do it.

      For future care, once he is about 4 months old you will need to get him neutered, otherwise the cute cuddly bunny you have now will turn into a hormonal terror who sprays urine and wants to hump everything in sight. I would also check with a vet on the sex of the rabbit - pet shops often get the gender wrong.

      I strongly recommend looking through this forum - it has excellent tips on rabbit care: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/

  31. QUESTION:
    I have a few questions about getting gel nails ?
    1: How long approximately will I be in the salon for?
    2: If I already have nail polish on they'll take it off for me right, or do I NEED to go in with nothing on my nails?
    3: Can I tell them what I want customarily or do I need to choose from the designs/colors they have ?

    Its my first time getting gel nails. So I dont know much about it !

    • ANSWER:
      It never ceases to amaze me when people answer these kind of questions exactly how misinformed people really are. Here are a few facts about gel nails - and nail enhancements as well.
      First, I have never seen a good technician ( a tech who is worthy of calling themselves a nail technician, not some chop shop worker) who is able to do a full set of real UV gel nails in less than one hour. And that is fast. Typically, expect it to take at least an hour and a half. Secondly, nail enhancement products (gel, acrylic and so on) do not ruin your nails. A bad tech will ruin your nails, not the products used. The discount salons you see in strip malls and on practically every street corner advertising full sets for like - are notorious for ruining your nails due to being unskilled and under qualified. Many operate without being licensed and - believe me, you don't want to have an unlicensed and/or unskilled tech working on your nails. Its asking for trouble from the start.
      The most typical reason your nails are ruined at these salons is due to over filing of your natural nails. This is completely unnecessary. It is so often mistakenly believed that the 'tech' must rough up your nails so the acrylic (gel, whatever) will 'stick' better. This is totally untrue. There is a need to remove the natural shine form your nails, and to have them free of oils naturally produced in our bodies and free of contaminants but not one bit more than that. The chop shops will take a Dremel drill (not a tool which is made for use on nails) and they will file away at your nails until there is hardly anything left to them. These same people who go to the chop shops to have their nails done in like a half hour or so will then complain about how the acrylic or gel 'ruins' your nails or that their nails hurt. Gee, I wonder why, LOL. Nope, the tech ruined your nails, not the product.
      The tech will remove any polish you may be wearing at the time you have your nails done. And yes, you should be able to tell them exactly what you want done to them. It is not up to the tech to decide for you. It is your money, you are in control -not them. If the salon has a bunch of premade designs, watch out. Typically they have a stockpile of these nails pre made and will simply glue them to your nails.
      Oh, and one final piece of advice. Beware of the cheap salons at all times, but especially when getting 'gel' nails applied. These salons are well known to scam the unknowing consumer out of their hard earned money in many ways, but one very common way is this: You go in and ask for gel nails. They say, OK. You want gel nail, I give you gel nail. They then proceed to apply acrylic nails, and sometimes go as far as applying a UV topcoat or sealer over the acrylic nails you just had put on. Why is that a scam? Because you asked for gel nails and got a set of acrylic nails. And gel nails are always more costly than acrylic nails. So, you will be paying for gel nails but in reality, you have acrylic nails - not gel. It amazes me how many women are walking around out there who mistakenly believe they are wearing UV gel nails but are really acrylic nails and nothing more than that. But hey, the tech wouldn't lie, would she? You bet he or she would. It happens way too often.
      Simply stated: If the tech uses any liquid and powder on your nails, you are getting acrylic nails. If you have never seen what real UV nail gel looks like, let me say this. It is never a powder. Don't let a tech tell you "it powder gel," because there is no such thing as powder gel. A gel is a gel. Here is a pic of high quality UV nail gels which are made by CND- a leader in the professional nail product industry, and they have been since the 1970's:
      http://www.cnd.com/Home/homelink-consumer-Brisa-Gel.aspx
      That is what real UV gels look like. They come in many different colors, so if your tech only has a few colors - or just one or two just be aware that many more are available and you can do better than what that tech is offering you by going somewhere else that does offer many color options. Also, many will use colored tips. This is not the way to do nails the right way. A good tech will typically sculpt the nails, and not use tips unless they absolutely have to - which sometimes happens. Sculpting nails involves no use of plastic tips glued to your nails. They use a nail form to literally sculpt a nail onto your own natural nails. The end result is always much better looking and will last longer too. But, the tech must be good at sculpting or else it is just as bad as using tips.
      I'm really sorry I gabbed for so long but I hope I helped, even a bit. Best wishes, and enjoy your new gel nails :-)

  32. QUESTION:
    How much money will it cost to fix a Cigarette burn in Leather seat?
    My friend burnt a cigarette in the back seat and the hole is about the size of your nail (8 mm). The hole is about half an inch deep too. Do you know how much money it will cost to fix the leather seating professionally?

    Who do I call to fix my problem?
    And its an Infiniti Car!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a couple of options I know of. First, you can take it to a car upholstery shop. What they'll do is cut out the burn and stretch the fabric over the hole and then sew it up. This usually turns out really well, especially with velour which will help hide the damage. But it can be fairly expensive. So you might want to try a repair kit There are some relatively cheap ones that *might* work if the burn isn't too big and if the color is pretty common. One option would be one like this:

      Permatex 25247 Fabric Repair Kit
      Price: .99

      Product Description
      Repairs automobile upholstery carpet clothing and furniture. Matches popular colors and textures. Contains: 7 cups fabric repair compound in assorted colors (net 1/8 fl. oz.) 2 cups fabric air dry adhesive (net 1/8 fl. oz.) screen applicator application spatula mixing bottle instruction card with color-matching chart. Suggested Applications:Automotive and home fabric upholstery and carpet clothing
      http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-25247-Fabric-Repair-Kit/dp/B0007TQWKQ/

      Or there are some that are slightly more expensive that might do the job, too, like this one:

      Cloth, Velour, and Cigarette
      Burn Repair Kit .95 + S&H

      Kit Includes:

      Your pre-selected auto interior color fibers. And additional tinting fibers.
      1 Tub of cloth bond blemish fill.
      1 Bottle of lock down stay adhesive.
      1 pallet knife
      Create your print pencils if your seat has print.
      http://www.interiorautorepair.com/diy/burn_repair.htm

      The way those kits usually work is that you kind of mask the burn by filling it in with their product. It usually helps but it's not as good an option as a professional.

      Anyway, I hope that helps!

  33. QUESTION:
    My hair is falling out, are there any remedies?
    I'm seriously freaking out because my hair feels a lot thinner than before. When i'm in the shower it literally comes out in clumps. I think i may have an over active thyroid or something, but i'm not sure. I don't really want to go to the doctors though. Are there any products in shops or home remedies i could use to stop my hair falling out and to make it thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. You've got any on your hair?
      Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, birth control pills ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS.
      Hair products are not made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair falls. They are a billion dollar business. They also do not give money back guarantee from damaged hair or hair falls, caused by 'abuse'.

      Eliminate the 'causes' and your hair will improve.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.
      For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair"http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-healthy-hair.html - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/03/10-best-foods-for-your-hair/
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      Remember: The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. Mechanical, chemical, or thermal styling. Hair straighteners and relaxers top the hair products pose the greatest risks. Hair relaxers, related products marketed heavily to African-American women, are dangerous because they may contain powerful chemicals such as lye, a toxic substance also used in drain cleaners.

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. Google Shanyna Isom Grows Nails Instead Of Hair Due To Skin Condition. Huffington Post By Rebecca Ballhaus
      Posted: 08/09/2012 12:08 pm Updated: 08/09/2012 1:36 pm

      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

  34. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to remove the cuticles from my fingernails?
    I'm trying to quit biting my nails and I know the best way for me to do that is to give myself a nice manicure which just for some reason prevents me from biting them. I just don't want my cuticles to hurt when I push them away from the nail or cut them off. Any suggestions?
    I would love to get them done, but I'm all about saving money for stuff I really need. That is why I'm asking for tips on how to do this myself at home.

    • ANSWER:
      They sell in drugstores something that makes your cuticles dissolve so you do not have to cut them.
      Here is the link, this product is sold in CVS, http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=242336&productId=242336&navAction=jump&navCount=3

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get grease stains off my hands?
    I work at a shop. I wash my hands constantly, I scrub and scrub and scrub, but the grease won't come off my hands. It seems as if every week my hands are getting darker and darker with grease. The grease is literally on my fingertips. Can someone please help??

    • ANSWER:
      I work in a barn. We use GOJO. Smells so good (like oranges) and gets grease off very well. It also comes with a scrubbing brush to get in all those calluses and cracks and under the nails. You could also try gas (yes, like from a car) That also works, but it smells. My dad uses it a lot on the farm.... Smelly dad... lol

      http://www.gojo.com/product/product.asp?productid=7

  36. QUESTION:
    Do boots exchange products without a reciept?
    I bought a nail hardener and i never used it before. It comes with a package and the package is still nice and clean and it has a little bottle which i never opened it before.
    So i was wondering, do they exchange stuff without a reciept?

    • ANSWER:
      They are not entitled to. If they did it would [for example] be an open invitation for shop-lifters to take their loot back and exchange it for cash, for example. You could give it a try though.

  37. QUESTION:
    What products and tools do they use in a professional pedicure?
    A to Z what do the beauticians use in a professional pedicure? There is this cream thingy that they use to make your nails shiny. What is it? And something for cuticles... What are these products and how to use them step by step?

    • ANSWER:
      All the tools that u see at a nail salon(: just go to a beauty shop and ask a lady what tools to use for a pedicure

  38. QUESTION:
    How can i make my hair grow faster?
    I would like to know what product i can buy to make my hair grow faster. Or something that i can make at home that's simple and easy and of course that gives excellent results.

    • ANSWER:
      hi,
      i would say kelp tablets a good brand they also help your skin and nails aswell. most health shops sell them and they are not expensive.
      also it wouldnt harm to give yourself a scalp massage now and again and get the flow of blood around your scalp circulating.
      and to use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and keep the ends healthy.
      they say to have your hair trimmed every 6 weeks but i think thats nonsense unless your keeping a style up to date so there fore its necessary.
      im growing my hair and im also a hairdresser.
      hope this helps you. :)

  39. QUESTION:
    What's the best product to achieve thicker hair?
    My hair is pretty thick and long already but the thicker the better! What's a good shampoo/conditioner/any product that will make it thicker.

    • ANSWER:
      Repost from my blog because so many people ask questions just like yours :

      Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Sulfates are a harsh detergent which strip hair (and make that delicious foaming lather). But if you want your hair to look good when it's dry, you have to give up the foam in the shower. Keep in mind, there is a difference between cleansing your hair and stripping your hair. Sulfate-free shampoo will get rid of the grease. Sulfates are in most drugstore shampoos and conditioners (dove, pantene, garnier). However, you can find plenty of reasonably priced sulfate-free products. Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing is my favorite right now (my mom loves it too). The first time I used it my hair was SHINY! That is a huge deal for me. Organix, Alba, Shea Moisture, and Burt's bees are all sulfate-free if I remember correctly. And if you're willing to try shampooing less, I'm sure you will see good results. You're scalp will adjust and start producing less sebum, trust me. My hair is so much shinier and less frizzy when I shampoo less.
      Deep condition once a week! Coconut oil, olive oil, The Body Shop rainforest hair butter, V05 conditioning hairdressing, Redken Smooth Down butter treat, and regular conditioner all work well for me. I have tried using them overnight, but they seem to work best when I only leave on 30 minutes-1 hour or just a few minutes in the shower if I'm in a hurry. Since I am switching to natural, non-toxic products, I am dying to try Shea Moisture, Lavera, and Burt's Bees deep conditioners.
      Leave in conditioner is so important for me. My hair is dry and tangled after towel-drying and I always apply a little deep conditioner or regular conditioner (I don't actually have a real leave-in conditioner).
      Be gentle. After applying my leave in conditioner and maybe some styling product, I gently comb with a wide-tooth comb, put a claw clip on my crown for volume, and don't touch, EVER. Brushing curly hair when it's drying or when dry, is a huge no-no. Straight hair will stay straight when you brush it, but if you disturb the curl while it's forming all hell breaks loose.
      Curly girls: diffuse if you don't have time to air dry (google it if you're not sure how, it's simple though).
      Your hair grows from your SCALP. Doing good stuff to the hair you already have only prevents breakage and damage that prevents hair from getting longer because it keeps snapping off. That means the main thing for long hair is to eat healthy, take your vitamins (a Biotin supplement if you like), and work from the inside out. Health is a huge factor in hair, skin, and nails!

  40. QUESTION:
    How to hang curtains and pictures withous using nails?
    New lease, specifies no nails, how can I hang blinds/curtains, and artwork then? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated:) Thanks to all, and Happy Holidays!!!
    ***TYPO**..Without**

    • ANSWER:
      3M Command sticky hangers for pictures

      Use a tention rod (like in your shower) for curtains. I have one in my apartment and they make tention rods that are nice dark metal colors too.

      http://www.staples.com/3M-Wall-Hooks-with-Command-Adhesive-Large/product_395690?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-Shopping-_-Furniture%3EFrames_%26_Hangers-_-395690-17003&cid=CSE:GoogleBase:Furniture:Frames_%26_Hangers:395690:17003

  41. QUESTION:
    When is the best time to start baby shopping?
    I'm 2months pregnant is it too early to start shopping for the baby like getting t-shirts that boys and girls can wear, diapers, wipes, etc.?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends. I started shopping early...I had all this cute newborn stuff that I'd bought. I even thought ahead and figured that my son would be 9 months old during the winter, so I bought some larger size clothes because they were cute and on sale. I made the heinous mistake of washing EVERYTHING (including stuff I received at my baby shower) and getting the nursery all ready. My son was born 8 lb. 4 oz. and VERY long and none of his newborn stuff fit except a few t-shirts. THe onesies were too tight to snap at the crotch, the socks weren't big enough for his feet, etc. He started out wearing size 3 months. The problem was, this was stuff I'd bought months before hand and it had already been washed and tags thrown away. Plus, most stores won't honor refunds/exchanges if you bought it more than a month beforehand.

      The same holds true for diapers...your baby might be really big or really small, and newborn diapers won't fit. In that case, you can probably take the diapers back and exchange them, but I'd hold off on the clothes. There are some things you can get...all the bath products (towels, wash cloths, baby wash, nail files, combs, etc.) I'd wait a while on the clothes though. :)

  42. QUESTION:
    What do they do in average shops when you go in for a pedicure?
    I want to get a professional pedicure but I'm not exactly sure what they do and how I could avoid getting an infection. What are the ususal steps a tech does when you get a pedicure and how long does it take? Can you bring your own products?

    • ANSWER:
      I probably wouldnt be so concerned with the products that they are using versus the actual foot bath it self. Just inspect the water and tub area before putting feet in. Is there a soap scum ring or toe nail clippings in the tub or gunk around the drainage whole.

      Good luck!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you put stockings on without snagging them?
    I have trouble putting on stockings without snagging them, at the very least. No matter how much I smooth my feet, and my hands and fingers, using emery board, metal nail files and using hand cream, there are always tiny rough places, not even visible to the naked eye, which catch the stockings. Any tips, anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy a pair of white, vintage gloves:

      http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.com/searchresults?cmd=SKW&kw=vintage+ladies+gloves

      Or hosiery gloves:

      http://www.stockingshowcase.com/detail.asp?product_id=T820

      I prefer the vintage gloves because I dress vintage everyday and love wearing gloves when I go out like ladies always did in the 40's and 50's. They work just as well as the hosiery gloves too. Anyway, put onthe gloves and follow this advice:

      http://glamourdaze.com/2010/04/1940s-fashion-how-to-wear-fully.html

      This video is also helpful:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKaOqRgVX7A

      Be sure to wear your gloves and it also helps to put a little lotion on your legs before you start.

  44. QUESTION:
    What color should I paint my nails for prom?
    I'm having trouble picking out a color that will look good with my dress. I don't want a french manicure so I was looking for any suggestions anyone has. The color of my dress is the same color as this dress although this is not my dress. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.1stpromdress.com/products/big/156/20100108192710.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.1stpromdress.com/shop/2010quinceaneradresses/Cheap-prom-dress-gown-Exquisite-ball-gown-strapless-floor-length-light-green-Quinceanera-gown-26616-8046.html&usg=__wEFDG-c6Y1_xaWJOdcwgAFH9dVs=&h=1000&w=773&sz=182&hl=en&start=70&sig2=nc2ZfH9082DfcyNVywRaKg&zoom=1&tbnid=ccjeY8ruf2AbJM:&tbnh=162&tbnw=129&ei=zi7gTcL2McrL0QGq75DMCg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dlight%2Bgreen%2Bdress%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26pwst%3D1%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D680%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=521&vpy=249&dur=1278&hovh=255&hovw=197&tx=106&ty=123&page=4&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:70&biw=1280&bih=680
    Thanks in advanced :)
    My concern with painting it the same color as my dress is that it won't pop out and might look too matchy matchy

    • ANSWER:
      This is easy. Get a french manicure, but make the tips the same color as your dress. This way, you will not look too matchy matchy, yet you will match and look elegant.

  45. QUESTION:
    What product is used in beauty salons to make nails extremely shinny?
    Hello, i'm talking about a professional product used, I've heard they mix it up with the nail polish and it makes the nail EXTREMELY glossy.

    • ANSWER:
      sally hansen's invisible polish. Just get any invisible shade that's from Sally Hansen.

      But the brand that's NOT used in salons that's also really good is Loreal.

      But since I live in Richmond (azns unite!!), theres a mall called Aberdeen that has a shop that's japenese owned that sells japenese-made beauty products. All their beauty stuff, such as fake eyelashes and yes, nail polishes rock.

      That's just a note saying "made in japan" items are also the best.

  46. QUESTION:
    How much money should I take shopping?
    I'm going to the mall with my friend soon and I'm planning to get the bus, underwear, makeup, hair products, clothes and some false nails for a party, I have £25 and will ask my dad for some money he might give me about £10-£15 will that be enough? Or should I earn some more?

    • ANSWER:
      more,idk pounds but heres an estimate 3 or buss 10 for under 17 for makeup, 20 for hair products and 13 for nails 65 total

  47. QUESTION:
    My Gerbils have very long toe nails and finger nails how can i prevent this?
    I have wood which they have nibbled through and give them cardboard daily. But the nails are still long!

    • ANSWER:
      Take them to a vet to get them clipped or ask your local pet shop they're have some sort of product to prevent this!
      Good luck :)

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get a stain off my wooden floor?
    My stupid sister left an open bottle of nail polish remover on the floor and i accidentally kicked it and it spilled on the floor. I cleaned it and whatever but like three hours later i came back to my room and when i turned on the light i saw a big white stain on the floor. I scrubbed and used everything i could find to make it go away but it didn't.
    Its like it burned the wood because the rest of the floor is shiny and the stained part feels rough. Someone help.

    • ANSWER:
      I work in the flooring industry and know that it is common for a wet spot on hardwood floors to be white. This is commonly seen from where a potted plant has set directly on a hardwood floor. If you are sure that the floor has dried completely and the spot is still white there are a couple of things you can do.

      Your best option is to contact the floor manufacture if you know who that is. They can help you determine the exact process of repairing the damage.

      Also, you say that the floor feels rough. Does it appear that the finish was dissolved by the nail polish remover? If so, use a little stain to fill in the color and then try a floor refresher such as bona Kemi's. The link is here. http://www.bonakemi.com/shop/products.asp

  49. QUESTION:
    How to attract more customers to my nail salon?
    I will be opening up my first nail salon and want serious suggestions on how to advertise and attract customers to my salon. Starting out, it will be just myself doing nails and sellilng my natural skin care products.

    • ANSWER:
      i know here locally, you can get ads placed on the back of peoples reciepts at the grocery store. you can place signs out (get permission first), along the street. Place a big flashing sign outside the shop. here there are plenty of places that can help small businesses get started. they offer free small time advertising on websites etc. make flyers, hang them up at colleges, high schools, gyms, or wherever you can. Get up a good gimmic for the first week you are open, or something similar. Offer two for one or discount stuff to bring people in. And the best advertising of all..word of mouth..have your family and friends tell everyone they know!

  50. QUESTION:
    I usually wear my hair in cornrows or tree braids. How can I grow long black hair? What pills have worked?
    What pills have worked? What oil products would you recommend when washing very often is not an option for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Be careful not to let anyone braid your hair too tight - this causes breakage and damage and you hair will not grow. I don't know what part of the country you are in, but around where I live the African owned Shops braid entirely too tight. Try to find a good braider at a full service salon.

      Use a very light oil since you do not shampoo often - your natural oil will build up and that is actually the best oil for your hair.

      You can take Pre-Natal vitamins. They will make your hair and nails grow. You can usually get them at a drug store without a prescription. It they are not on the shelves ask the pharmacist.

      Good Luck


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Nail Varnish Removal

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I played a prank with conditioner and nail varnish remover?
    I have been bullied loads by some girls in my care home. I decided to put nail varnish remover in their conditioner and i want to know what effect this would have on their hair.
    Btw they deserved it.

    • ANSWER:
      Well prepare for a fire, nail varnish is highly flammable, so when they use heat to dry there hair, there hair may very well set on fire, it will make there hair rough like straw and really knotty and matted there hair will smell awful too, but if they dont blow dry there hair it wont be as funny, also fill there hairdryer will nail varnish remover so when they turn it on it will set on fire, actually dont do that, next time use hair removal cream like veet or nair and theyll go bald when they wash it out, get the odorless one though. Ive been in a care home there horrible and I dont blame you at all, good luck have fun ;) <3

  2. QUESTION:
    What is an easy way to remove streaky fake tan at home completely?
    I have tried bicarbonate of soda/baking soda, nail varnish remover, bleach, baby wipes, fake tan remover, lemon, hair removal cream and shaving and they either damage my skin (which is not very sensitive), don't work or only fade it a little! Is there a way that is cheap, effective and quick?!

    • ANSWER:
      Your best option is to keep having reguler showers. Also have a nice LONG bath and use a body scrub and scrub your whole body down! You can buy body scrubs from anywhere like tescos, asda etc.
      Hope I was a help and all your streaky fake tan comes off ;)
      xx

  3. QUESTION:
    How to quickly get fake nails off?
    I was out somewhere and I caught my pinkie nail on someones dress, and it tore my actual nail half off. It was bleeding and extremely painful. When I got back I tried to soak it in nail varnish remover but it just stung so much! Ive left it 3 days, and managed to file it down so I dont catch it as much. But I just need to get it off, help?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes it can be near impossible to get a fake nail off yourself.

      Go to the nicest nail salon you can find and ask them to remove it very carefully. Cheap places can really hurt and damage your nails when removing them. A good place might charge anywhere from -9 for one nail removal.

      Hope you feel better!

  4. QUESTION:
    How to remove glue residue from glossy paper?
    I have a hardback book with a glossy loose cover. I bought it at a boot sale and it had a sticky price label on the front. I've peeled off the label but there is a sticky patch of glue left behind. I've tried nail varnish remover but it hasn't taken the glue off. Is there any way to clean it off completely?
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have managed to clean the glue off the book using hair spray on a small wad of cotton wool. Not sure what active ingredient would have been but it worked like a charm.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a specialized paper store.

      They'll have appropriate products for the removal of such residuals on books and paper.

      Also, try a little bit of acetone. Perhaps it might do the trick.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get tippex out of cotton clothes ?
    I`ve recently been brought this new dress by my mum - made of cotton and i spilt tippex on it. It was really expensive and I can`t tell my mum as i have only had it 2 days and she willl kill me ive tried nail varnish remover and it didn`t work- By the way my resources are limited !

    • ANSWER:
      This removal project should be left to a dry cleaner, as it will require a solvent to displace the white-out from the fabric. After being spotted, the dress can be dry cleaned to remove the solutions completely from the dress.

  6. QUESTION:
    URGENT HELP NEEDED: Removing silicon sealent from tracksuit?
    I heard nail varnish removes silicon sealent from clothes. Does it work or does anyone have any ideas?
    Anyone tried "Silicon Eater"?

    • ANSWER:
      have you tried the chewing gum removal method...try freezing it..then cracking it off...worth a go and shouldn,t cause any damage trying....rose

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it usual for your fingernails to be brittle and your nail beds to be sore after removing nail varnish? ?
    I always have this problem with my nails being very brittle, because of this if think.Is it common when wearing nail varnish?

    Would it be best to go "natural for a while? Is there any products to help?

    Please help :) x x

    • ANSWER:
      It might be the nail varnish your using. Try and find one that will strengthen and condition your nails after polish removal. As someone suggested using Sally Hansen's Cuticle oil works great if used daily or whenever your not wearing any polish. I would also find a nail strengthener that can double as a base coat or worn everyday.

      Plus, use a nice hand lotion whenever you can, have small bottles wherever you are at work, in the car (between lights) in the rooms you frequent and the bed room. The natural hand lotions or body notions help to moisturise the skin and nail bed.

      They also have vitamins for hair and nails that help to grow longer healthier nails very quickly but have heard others use them and the might work for you.

      Finally, visit your manicurist and see what she suggests you do, she's the expert and it may be something you just overlooked. Good luck. Post some pics when you nails grow back. Kudos.

  8. QUESTION:
    What some tips for getting old nails out of old wood. Not particuler kinds of nails or wood just getting any?
    old nails out of old wood. We bene takeing a part some old bildings on one of or propertys trying to save some of the wood that aint in bad shape and may be use it for some other projects.

    • ANSWER:
      On "finish" nails (used a lot on trim work), when there are layers of varnish, sometimes it's 'cleaner' to drive (or pull) the nail thru the wood rather than try to pull it out from the side where they were driven in from.

      On small "box" nails if you can 'reverse' drive them out enough, sometimes they can be grabbed with ViseGrips, or Channel Locks, and using a lath strip as a fulcrum pad, pry those up.

      And them sometimes nails are so deep, or bent and twisted, nothing works cleanly.

      Successful nail removal methods depends a lot on what kind of wood you're working with.
      The softwoods (pine*, spruce & fir) are easy and just about any method you choose works.
      Hardwood 'holds' nails more firmly and sometimes the extraction method will mar the wood more than just leaving the thing at rest (unless it will be machined later).

      *Excluding Southern Yellow Pine: it is hard as maple and a bear to work with)

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest way to remove french tip nails? Or fake nails in general?
    I have a full set of nails (French) i am trying to remove myself. How can I easily remove them

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT peel them off, thats half the reason why people think false nails ruin real nails.

      Removal depends what nails you have, acrylics (liquid and powder) need soaking off in acetone, gels are buffed off but you could try acetone soak off and home stickies can be removed by soaking in nail varnish remover (one that contains some acetone)
      After removal treat your fingers and nails to a decent hand and nail cream and use cuticle oil on your nails and cuticles.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a french polish and french manicure?
    I have an appointment at a nail place tomorrow, but the people are chinese, and i cant understand them!! I want white bits at the end of MY nails. Which one is it that i want?? xxx

    • ANSWER:
      There is no difference really. If you want just ask for a manicure (which is not artificial nails but a hand soak, cuticle removal/mousturization and hand massage.. then paint) with french tips. They will know exactly what you mean because french tips are the most popular of all the nail varnishes they do.
      Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you remove biro pen marks from pink leather purse/diary?
    I have foolishly placed a biro type pen next to an expensive pink leather diary in my handbag,hence unsightly mark on new diary. Any products or recommended tips for removal please? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      This will depend on what type of leather you have.

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.
      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it. A professional leather cleaner would never use these on their leather and DFS do not give correct advice on leather care because their staff have no training.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Magic erasers usually remove finish and pigment along with the ink.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather technicians

  12. QUESTION:
    Which is damaging my nails more, the nail polish of the nail polish remover?
    I've been painting and repainting my nails every few days for the last few weeks, just out of sheer boredom. I have naturally thin nails and want to know if it's the repeated removal of the nail polish that's damaging them, or if it's the fact that I haven't gone more than a few minutes without nail polish for the past three weeks or so.

    • ANSWER:
      The true answer is Neither !
      Why ? Let me explain ....
      Your nails are dead, you can not feed them vitamins or suffocate them ,
      Your nails are composed of dead , flattered skin cells witch have gone through the process of keritinization as they go from the matrix to the free edge
      Your nails are made up of many layers a lot like wood (or Shreck) while wood is dead you still have to oil it to keep it supple and varnish it to seal it,
      While polish remover WILL strip the oils from your nail this is ok as the oil is suppled by the surrounding skin of the finger its self (the lateral side walls and eponychiam) just like your hair doesn't supply its own oils your scalp dose! So after de-hydrating your nails after 24 hours the oil levels would have fully restored,
      They other thing is to use a good quality cuticle oil such as OPI avoplex or CND solar oil ,
      When it comes to getting a good remover acetone free ones are not the best choice why ? Because when there is acetone in it it will remove the product faster and more efficiently, when it is not present it will take more of the remover and your more likely to build up a reaction to it from this .

      Some good tips that I give to my clients would be

      1) before you start make sure your nails are clean and go over them with a little polish remover to dehydrate them this will help the polish to stay. (don't polish after bath time!)

      2) always use a base coat (protects from staining and a good one will help to polish to adhere) CND'S sticky is perfect for this!

      3) ALWAYS USE A TOP COAT (this will stop yellowing , help your polish to last longer , add the shine , and protect and smooth very important if you have any glitter in your polish)

      4) use a polish that is 3 free this means with out the 3 main nail product skin irritant ,so they have removed the Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP. (The main brands on the market that have done this and become 3-FREE are CND color effects , CND shellac , Sparitual & ,Jessica)

      5) apply the polish in thin layers,

      6) when it is tacky aply some solar oil, this will help speed up the dry time by cutting off the oxegyn supply to the polish and it will also re, hydrate the surrounding skin.

      I hope some of this has helped , for some other info check my site :)

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I get pen off of a leather wallet?
    ok so i got a leather cream guess wallet and i don't know how but i got some pink pen on it and its really bugging me. I've tried to take it off with nail polish remover and it didn't work, i tried plain water and that didn't work either, what should i do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whatkindofle...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk
      Leather consultants

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I get pen ink out of my leather couch?? Help!!!?
    My couch has red leather and it was pretty expensive... so I really need help. My little sibling loves to draw and he just so happened to find a pen and he scribbled all over the couch cushions! I've tried everything to get it out! I've tired everything from something as simple as water to nail polish remover. I tested the remover first, of course.

    I also heard somewhere that hair spray works... I tried it but it didn't work! :(

    I prefer not to half to buy something at the store... I'm in a bit of a hurry. Suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Please be careful what you use for removing ink on leather. Using the wrong product may damage the finish on the leather and may not remove the ink.

      It is crucial to know the type of leather you have before you try to remove ink from leather as some cleaners (particularly household cleaners ) etc can damage certain types of finish. Many leathers are not finished with a heavy top coat and can be much easier to damage if the wrong product is used.

      Removing ink stains from leather is not a cleaning problem.

      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on
      the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do).
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the
      finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather

      If the ink stain is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an Ink Removing Gel specifically formulated for leather. (do not use household cleaners like Goo Gone or Krud Kutter which may damage some leather finishes permanently). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink stains will be harder to remove than a new ink stain and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.
      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using a very good quality leather protect on your leather. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then unrepairable (even by a technician).

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate the ink.

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING ON INK STAINS:
      Household cleaners that have not been professionally tested on leather as these are very likely to damage the finish on the leather and will make it much more costly to fix.
      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix. Usually contains alcohol.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents (acetone) - will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes - just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish - should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food - will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Magic Erasers - these only remove the ink by removing the finish on the leather which will then be expensive to fix.
      Saddle soap is far too harsh to use on the delicate finishes used in jackets and should remain strictly for saddles

      Please be wary of DIY products that 'guarantee' to remove the ink as the only way these can work is by damaging the finish on the leather

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis!!.

      Hope this helps
      Judyb
      Professional leather care consultant to the cleaning and leather industries

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you get an ink stain(from an ink pen) out of leather?
    My ass hole brother came over to my house and left an inkpen in his pocket and it exploded on my couch.

    • ANSWER:
      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal. The type of leather you have will determine the success. Italian leather can be aniline style or pigmented. To check what type of leather you have see the link here:
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.
      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Magic erasers usually remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather technicians

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to clean italian leather? Or where can I find a good italian leather cleaner.?
    I would really like one to get ink out if the italian leather. This is for a leather couch...

    • ANSWER:
      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal. The type of leather you have will determine the success. Italian leather can be aniline style or pigmented. To check what type of leather you have see the link here:
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkindofleather.asp

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.
      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Magic erasers usually remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather technicians

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I clean pen ink off a leather sofa?
    My lovely 19 months old decided to draw on white leather sofa, how do i clean it?

    • ANSWER:
      There is so much misinformation on the internet particulalry about leather and its care and repair.

      Generally speaking most household products have not been tested on leather and should not be used as they do damage.

      For further advice:

      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal. The type of leather you have will determine the success. Italian leather can be aniline style or pigmented. To check what type of leather you have see the link here:
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.

      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      MAGIC ERASERS should not be used to clean leather in any circumstances (we have just tested these) and they will remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      If the leather is now discoloured you will need to get a qualified technician out to repair the problem.
      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather techniciansl

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to clean ball point ink from buttery soft yellow leather?

    This is on a purse. Just brushed up against my desk and zap.. there it was, a big blue black line across my soft yellow leather purse..

    • ANSWER:
      There is so much misinformation on the internet particulalry about leather and its care and repair and ink removal seems to attract some very bad (even potentially damaging) sugestions.

      Generally speaking most household products have not been tested on leather and should not be used as they can do damage.

      For further advice:

      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal.

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. If this does not remove the ink then stronger products will need to be used and this is best left to a qualified technician as recolouring may be necessary.
      If the ink is on an aniline style leather then the ink has redyed the leather and this would definitely need professional attention from a qualified technican.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.

      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      MAGIC ERASERS should not be used to clean leather in any circumstances (we have just tested these) and they will remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather techniciansl

  19. QUESTION:
    How do i clean black and blue pen from my leather ipad case?
    My sister drew on my red leather icon ipad case and i want it off. I have used clorox 2 stain pen, alcohol, and hairspray. None of it worked. What now?

    • ANSWER:
      Please be careful what you use for removing ink on leather. Using the wrong product may damage the finish on the leather and may not remove the ink.

      It is crucial to know the type of leather you have before you try to remove ink from leather as some cleaners (particularly household cleaners ) etc can damage certain types of finish. Many leathers are not finished with a heavy top coat and can be much easier to damage if the wrong product is used.

      Removing ink stains from leather is not a cleaning problem.

      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on
      the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do).
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the
      finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather

      If the ink stain is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an Ink Removing Gel specifically formulated for leather. (do not use household cleaners like Goo Gone or Krud Kutter which may damage some leather finishes permanently). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink stains will be harder to remove than a new ink stain and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.
      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using a very good quality leather protect on your leather. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then unrepairable (even by a technician).

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate the ink.

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING ON INK STAINS:
      Household cleaners that have not been professionally tested on leather as these are very likely to damage the finish on the leather and will make it much more costly to fix.
      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix. Usually contains alcohol.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents (acetone) - will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes - just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish - should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food - will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Magic Erasers - these only remove the ink by removing the finish on the leather which will then be expensive to fix.
      Saddle soap is far too harsh to use on the delicate finishes used in jackets and should remain strictly for saddles

      Please be wary of DIY products that 'guarantee' to remove the ink as the only way these can work is by damaging the finish on the leather

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis!!.

      Hope this helps
      Judyb
      Professional leather care consultant to the cleaning and leather industries

  20. QUESTION:
    How to remove biro pen ink off a leather jacket?
    So basically, I bought a new jacket recently. I decided to have a light pink colour instead of going for black as everyone has black! On my first day of wearing it, I accidentally got biro pen ink on my jacket so of course this is visible. The mark is about a cm long. OK, not a major deal but I would like to get rid of it. So what would be the best product to use? or is there one at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Please be careful what you use for removing ink on leather. Using the wrong product may damage the finish on the leather and may not remove the ink.

      Oxy Clean and hairspray are n both potentially very damaging to leather finishes.

      It is crucial to know the type of leather you have before you try to remove ink from leather as some cleaners (particularly household cleaners ) etc can damage certain types of finish. Many leathers are not finished with a heavy top coat and can be much easier to damage if the wrong product is used.

      Removing ink stains from leather is not a cleaning problem.

      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on
      the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do).
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the
      finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather

      If the ink stain is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an Ink Removing Gel specifically formulated for leather. (do not use household cleaners like Goo Gone or Krud Kutter which may damage some leather finishes permanently). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink stains will be harder to remove than a new ink stain and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.
      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using a very good quality leather protect on your leather. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then unrepairable (even by a technician).

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate the ink.

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING ON INK STAINS:
      Household cleaners that have not been professionally tested on leather as these are very likely to damage the finish on the leather and will make it much more costly to fix.
      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix. Usually contains alcohol.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents (acetone) - will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes - just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish - should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food - will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Magic Erasers - these only remove the ink by removing the finish on the leather which will then be expensive to fix.
      Saddle soap is far too harsh to use on the delicate finishes used in jackets and should remain strictly for saddles

      Please be wary of DIY products that 'guarantee' to remove the ink as the only way these can work is by damaging the finish on the leather

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis!!.

      Hope this helps
      Judyb
      Professional leather care consultant to the cleaning and leather industries

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you get dye out of leather?
    Heys, all. We've got a situation on our hands....

    My mom was dying her hair (black), and after a drive in her car, she managed to get the dye on...something leather. Meh...

    Does anyone know of any type of solution for removing/cleaning out hair dye from tough spots? Help's appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      You have what is known as dye transfer, colour has redyed the leather. The usual process for removing dye transfer is to use LTT Maxi Cleaner (a cleaner specifically designed for the job - it is different to a normal leather cleaner) and if this does not work to call a technician who will have much stronger products to remove it. It depends how far it has penetrated the finish on the leather how easy it is to remove.

      The use of a good leather protector (one that works- many don't) will help inhibit this type of thing happening again, as it will be easier to clean off.

      It is not a good idea to try anything else without taking expert advice as sometimes the products you use can contain silicones which may make refinishing impossible, new finish will not adhere to silicones.

      Please do not try nail varnish remover, acetones or alcohols as these may make the matter much worse.

      A word of caution to all those who post on here with all these household products to try - they do not work and in many cases it will make matters much worse.

      Anyone selling products to guarantee this sort of stain removal will almost certainly damage the leather finish.

      Source(s):
      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of biro marks off of my cream leather settee?
    It went between the cushions and has leaked everywhere spoiling my new settee. Its thick blue and gooey.
    manly4ly......I am now coming over to get you to clean it for me :D

    • ANSWER:
      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers. These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you get blue pen out of leather chairs?
    i was doing my homework on our light beige leather chair and i got blue pen on it. Does anybody know how to get it out?? Windex and leather cleaner didn't work. HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers. These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best thing to clean biro off of leather?
    My daughter has just written all over our sofa with black biro, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers. These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I get a pen mark out of soft leather ?
    I got a pen mark on my soft leather wallet, is there a way to remove it without damaging the leather?

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whatkindofle...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.

  26. QUESTION:
    How Can I get Ball point marks of leather sofa?
    My niece did the art work on my brand new sofa with ball point pen which is light brown shade and I need help removing the marks without damaging the colour or leather. I have tried hair spray which didn't work any other suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Please do not scrub with anything as this will almost certainly remove the finish on the leather and this will be expensive to rectify.
      Checkout the details below before you try anything.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whattypeofleather.asp

      For ink removal (applies to car leather as well as furniture)

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Gel.
      http://www.lttsolutions.net/leather-ink-remover.asp

      The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink gel doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.

      If in any doubt ring LTT advice line before doing anything
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttsolutions.net
      Leather consultants

  27. QUESTION:
    How do i remove a pen stain from my leather Coach?
    It is in the inside and outside leather, it is real btw
    please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Please do not scrub with anything as this will almost certainly remove the finish on the leather and this will be expensive to rectify.
      Checkout the details below before you try anything.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whattypeofleather.asp

      For ink removal (applies to car leather as well as furniture)

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Gel.
      http://www.lttsolutions.net/leather-ink-remover.asp

      The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink gel doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.

      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.

      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.

      If in any doubt ring LTT advice line before doing anything
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttsolutions.net
      Worlds leading Leather care consultant

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I safely get pen marks off of a white leather purse?
    I don't want to damage the leather but I need to get the black pen marks off.

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Please do not scrub with anything as this will almost certainly remove the finish on the leather and this will be expensive to rectify.
      Checkout the details below before you try anything.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whattypeofleather.asp

      For ink removal (applies to car leather as well as furniture)

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Gel.

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/product.asp?product=Leather-Ink-Remover

      The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink gel doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.

      If in any doubt ring LTT advice line before doing anything
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttsolutions.net
      Leather consultants

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you remove a pen/ink mark from leather without damaging the color of the leather?
    Blue ink on a burgundy leather chair. The ink is dried and set in.

    • ANSWER:
      If it has soaked into the leather then this is not a cleaning problem and you will need to call in a professional to get it fixed.

      Please please do not use Krud Kutter or WD40 to repair this problem - we have seen so much damage done by these products and it is very expensive to fix once it has gone wrong. Too mucu misinformation on the internet I'm afraid.

      For general ink removal from leather (which is not a clenaing problem) please read the following:

      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Please do not scrub with anything as this will almost certainly remove the finish on the leather and this will be expensive to rectify.
      Checkout the details below before you try anything.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whattypeofleather.asp

      For ink removal (applies to car leather as well as furniture)

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Gel.
      http://www.lttsolutions.net/leather-ink-remover.asp

      The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink gel doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.

      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.

      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.

      If in any doubt ring LTT advice line before doing anything
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttsolutions.net
      Worlds leading Leather care consultants

  30. QUESTION:
    Why is it called a Manicure for fingernails and a Pedicure for toenails?
    It's not like our fingers are called minger and our toes are called poes. This makes no sense. I ask because my wife loves to do both my fingers and toes. I've got the nicest finger and toenails of any redneck computer programmer I know.

    • ANSWER:
      man·i·cure
      cosmetics hand and nail cosmetic treatment: a cosmetic treatment for the hands and nails that usually involves shaping and polishing the fingernails, pushing back the cuticles, and treating rough skin
      1. treat hands and nails: to treat the hands and fingernails by cutting, shaping, and polishing the nails, and softening the hands
      2. cut and shape something carefully: to cut and shape something with great care and precision

      ped·i·cure
      1. medicine medical care of feet: medical treatment of the feet, for example, the removal of corns
      2. cosmetics cosmetic treatment of feet: cosmetic treatment of the feet, for example, the application of nail varnish
      3. cosmetics medicine session of treatment for feet: a session of cosmetic or medical treatment of the feet

  31. QUESTION:
    How to you get black hair dye off of hands?
    I dyed my hair black yesterday for the first time (I was previously light blonde) how ever I took the gloves off to rub it in and ended up staining my hands and nails black, I also stained my ears as well :S Does anyone have any tips on how to remove it, I have tried soap and water but it doesn't seem to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated as at the moment I look rather odd... Thanks :D

    • ANSWER:
      haha, well obviously things arnt gonna work the 1st time but i found, lemon juice is good for removal. prehaps soak your hands in warm soapy wter with lemon juice and use a scouler or firm washing brush to scrub, repeat sevral times. also this does sund pretty harsh but soaking ur hands in nail varnish remover does help. the trick is to repeat and scrub hard. washing your hands with fairly hot water afterwards is a good idea if u repeat this i should be compleatly of in about 1-2 maby 3 days tops . for around your ears a tooth brush or cloth with lemon juice and washing up liquid should do the trick .again repeat. brushing hard and in circals is a good idea but keep your hands wet otherwise the dye soaks in. hope this helped i'v been in that position befor :S

  32. QUESTION:
    How do you remove false nails?
    My 7 year old daughter went to the mall with a friend and her mom. They bought fake nails from Claire's and put them on with glue. They are hurting her nails now and she wants them off. We cannot pull them off; it hurts too much and they are on really good. I tried having her dip them in nail polish and that didn't work... the nails didn't come with any instructions on removal. Does anyone know how to get them off?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to buy nail varnish remover with acetone in and soak the nails in that for a while. This may require patience as the glue used tends to be very strong and takes a while to dissolve.

      If you do peel them off without soaking them, it really hurts and damages the nail.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to safely remove permanent marker from white cabinets?
    We have these white kitchen cabinets, which my three year old decorated with permanent marker. I don't know what the actual finish on the cabinets is, but what can I try to remove the marker? My usual standby, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, didn't do the trick.

    Also, he wrote on the hardwood floor with (supposedly) washable Crayola markers, and that won't come off either with my wood floor cleaner. What else can I try?

    And yes, the markers have been moved to a secure location.

    • ANSWER:
      We've all been there unfortunately. The longer the marker has been there the harder it is to remove. I've often had success with the Mr. Clean eraser, but sometimes, it just doesn't so it or I have to push so hard that I'm just scratching the surface off. So, is a battery of tips to try. Hopefully one will work for you. Some of these you might have to do several times in a row if the marker has had a few days to set. With stain removal it's often hit or miss what works on what surfaces. You just have to go down the list until the stain is gone.

      1) Dry Erase Marker. First test the Dry Erase Marker somewhere inconspicuous to make sure that it will wipe off your cabinets. Then completely cover the entire Permanent Ink Mark with the Dry Erase Marker. Wait a few minutes for it to dry, and then wipe it off. It may take a little scrubbing. You can repeat this if it doesn't remove it the first time. However, don't let it sit too long. 5 minutes at most.

      2) Scrub the marks with whitening toothpaste with baking soda (not gel). Haven't tried this one myself, but sounds plausible and it couldn't hurt to try. You might need to repeat several times. This should work on your wood floor too.
      You can also try making a paste of baking soda. Scrub in it, let it sit and then rinse off. Another one to repeat several times if you see that it's helping.

      3) Rubbing alcohol. I've often used this to good effect. However, if the marks are old or the surface is very porous, it might only get the top layer, leaving a light gray line. This is another good one to try that can't hurt.

      4) Acetone (nail polish remover). This can also remove permanent ink, but it can also remove varnish and other finishes, so this wouldn't be my first choice. If you use it, be careful and don't let it sit.

      5) I've had good luck with both Goo Gone and WD40 at removing all sorts of stains. Again, both of these might strip the finish, so move cautiously. (WD40 works magic for crayon on painted walls if it ever pops up, although then you have to clean up the greasy spot left by the WD40).

      6) Hydrogen Peroxide. I usually use this to get organic stains out of the carpet, but it does bleach things white, so if you're desperate, you might want to try applying some with a q-tip and leaving it in the sun to bleach. You'd probably need to take the cabinet door down so it doesn't drip and leave streaks. Again, not the first choice since it might not bleach to the same color white as the rest of the cabinet. You could also try this with plain old bleach.

      7) For your wood floor. If you haven't tried the Mr Clean Eraser on that yet, that's where I would start.

      8) For your wood floor. See the toothpaste trick above.

      9) For your wood floor. I would try Murphy's Oil Soap. I've had good luck with that in the past.

      Hope some of these work for you!

  34. QUESTION:
    How to remove an ink stain from a pink leather purse?
    I've tried acetone, men's after shave cologne, and mouthwash. Nothing worked. I've read somewhere that perfume is a good ink remover. Has anyone tried perfume on an ink stain? I hate to end up selling my Juicy Couture purse on eBay. I really like it :(

    • ANSWER:
      If you have tried all these thinga and none have worked then perfume ar any other household remedy is not going to make any difference.

      Removal will depend on what type of leather you have.

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.
      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Magic erasers usually remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather technicians

  35. QUESTION:
    Can Mr magic Eraser remove all kinds of ink from leather sofa?
    I don't know if it's sold here.

    • ANSWER:
      Mr Magic Erasers should never be used to remove ink or do any kind of clening on leather.
      They act like a very fine sandpaper and in removing the ink they will also remove the finish on the leather which if not replaced will leave the leather in a very vulnerable state. It may not obvious at first that it has damged the leather but over time there will be problems.

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate the ink.

      These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finsih types on leather.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get pen off a car seat?
    I accidentally sat on a blue pen in my car, and there are blue scribbles on the leather car seats. Any way to get this out?

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whatkindofle...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you get biro out of a leather sofa?
    My 2 year old son got hold of a biro and drew all on our cream leather sofa (his dad was supposed to be watching him at the time!). I can't get the ink out and have had to resort to just covering it with a throw over.

    Help! Is there anything that will lift the ink?

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk
      Leather consultants

  38. QUESTION:
    What is best way to get ink off leather seat?
    I have a ball pin ink stain on my car leather seat, what is the best way to get it off withour ruining the leather?
    What is the best way of getting ball pen ink stain off leather seat without damaging the leather

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers. These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get black marker off of my brand new leather couch?
    My 2 yr old decided to draw on my new couch with black permanent marker. Any ideas how to get this off without discolouring the leather? It's a rented house u see and really need to make sure I get my deposit back when I move out. Tried toothpaste as heard somewhere that that works but no joy. I need something that I can easily buy in the UK. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      As this is permanent marker the chances of removing it are fairly slim. Please do not try household products as these are very likely to damage the leather and then it will be more costly to fix.

      General rules for ink removal from leather:

      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Please do not scrub with anything as this will almost certainly remove the finish on the leather and this will be expensive to rectify.
      Checkout the details below before you try anything.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whattypeofleather.asp

      For ink removal (applies to car leather as well as furniture)

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Gel.
      http://www.lttsolutions.net/product.asp?product=Leather-Ink-Remover
      The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink gel doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.

      If in any doubt ring LTT advice line before doing anything
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttsolutions.net
      Leather consultants

  40. QUESTION:
    How do i get pen off leather?
    I have a lovely cream soft leather handbag and a child accidentally got pen on it. Any ideas how to remove it.

    • ANSWER:
      Please be careful what you use for removing ink on leather. Using the wrong product may damage the finish on the leather and may not remove the ink.

      It is crucial to know the type of leather you have before you try to remove ink from leather as some cleaners (particularly household cleaners ) etc can damage certain types of finish. Many leathers are not finished with a heavy top coat and can be much easier to damage if the wrong product is used.

      Removing ink stains from leather is not a cleaning problem.

      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on
      the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do).
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the
      finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather

      If the ink stain is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an Ink Removing Gel specifically formulated for leather. (do not use household cleaners like Goo Gone or Krud Kutter which may damage some leather finishes permanently). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink stains will be harder to remove than a new ink stain and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.
      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using a very good quality leather protect on your leather. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then unrepairable (even by a technician).

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate the ink.

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING ON INK STAINS:
      Household cleaners that have not been professionally tested on leather as these are very likely to damage the finish on the leather and will make it much more costly to fix.
      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix. Usually contains alcohol.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents (acetone) - will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes - just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish - should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food - will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Magic Erasers - these only remove the ink by removing the finish on the leather which will then be expensive to fix.

      Please be wary of DIY products that 'guarantee' to remove the ink as the only way these can work is by damaging the finish on the leather

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis!!.

      Hope this helps
      Judyb
      Professional leather care consultant to the cleaning and leather industries

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i take ink off a leather sofa?
    HELP! I accientaly droped ink on my mom's leather couch, the ink is blue and the sofa is cream white, what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      There is an almost alarming array of suggestions for removing ink from leather on the internet. As experts we get hundreds of calls every day from people like yourselves who have tried a whole range of products for this problem, some have done nothing at all but most have caused a great deal of damage which wil cost a lot of money to fix. Please take proper advice before you try anything and ignore the misinformation of ill informed suppliers or consumers who will not have to foot the bill if they damage your leather.

      Please please do not use Krud Kutter or WD40 unless you want expensive repair bills. We havve recently tested these products and found that in most cases, although they appear to work well, they only remove the ink by damaging the finish on the leather which will then need replacing unless you want major problems further down the line.

      For general ink removal from leather (which is not a clenaing problem) please read the following:

      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Please do not scrub with anything as this will almost certainly remove the finish on the leather and this will be expensive to rectify.
      Checkout the details below before you try anything.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whattypeofleather.asp

      For ink removal (applies to car leather as well as furniture)

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Gel.
      http://www.lttsolutions.net/leather-ink-remover.asp

      The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink gel doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Please please do not use Krud Kutter or WD40 to repair this problem - we have seen so much damage done by these products and it is very expensive to fix once it has gone wrong and they may permanently damage certain types of leather finish.

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.

      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Milk or Toothpaste Peanut Butter etc.- these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.

      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorb
      Source(s):
      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants

  42. QUESTION:
    How can you get take off blue ink pen stain from a leather purse (FOSSIL purse)?

    • ANSWER:
      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal. The type of leather you have will determine the success. Italian leather can be aniline style or pigmented. To check what type of leather you have see the link here:
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.

      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      MAGIC ERASERS should not be used to clean leather in any circumstances (we have just tested these) and they will remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather technicians

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you remove pen off of a leather bus seat??
    You see, I was really mad so I wrote with pen on my bus seat and know I have to get it off otherwise replace it. And I don't have time to go to the store, what is a common household item that will remove it!! HELP PLEASE!! 10 points if you're right!!!! ;)

    • ANSWER:
      There is so much misinformation on the internet particulalry about leather and its care and repair.

      Generally speaking most household products have not been tested on leather and should not be used as they do damage.

      For further advice:

      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal. The type of leather you have will determine the success. Italian leather can be aniline style or pigmented. To check what type of leather you have see the link here:
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.

      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      MAGIC ERASERS should not be used to clean leather in any circumstances (we have just tested these) and they will remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      If the leather is now discoloured you will need to get a qualified technician out to repair the problem.
      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather techniciansl

  44. QUESTION:
    What can I use to remove nail varnish remover from the front of my washing machine?

    • ANSWER:
      i am misunderstanding your question, if trying to get nail polish off use nail polish remover, first Astone free is more delicate for the washers paint. if not go on to try normal nail polish remover and even onto straight Astone.

      IF the issue is the paint has been removed from the front of your washer due to the removal of nail polish, OR a Small of one of the above chemicals wash with soap and water thrall and then sand lightly the effected area an paint with either a small rust proof paint like tremclad paint in a matching colour or tub enamel paint.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to remove ball -pen ink from leather sofa?
    Is a Beige colour, smooth leather sofa. The Ink have stay on the leather for 3 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Please do not scrub with anything as this will almost certainly remove the finish on the leather and this will be expensive to rectify.
      Checkout the details below before you try anything.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whattypeofleather.asp

      For ink removal (applies to car leather as well as furniture)

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Gel.
      http://www.lttsolutions.net/leather-ink-remover.asp

      The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink gel doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time.

      If in any doubt ring LTT advice line before doing anything
      Source(s):
      http://www.lttsolutions.net
      Leather consultants

  46. QUESTION:
    How do you remove pen ink from leather car seats?
    My niece recently decided it would be fun to draw me and her as smiley stick figures on the back seat of my tan interior bmw. unfortunately its just an eye sore for me and id like to know how to remove the ink. ive tryed lysol wipes and it seemed to remove the ink a little but its still visible.

    • ANSWER:
      Removing Ink from Leather

      First check the type of leather your car interior is made from as this is crucial to how the problem is treated. Most auto leather s pigment coated but there are some aniline leather interiors out there si it is worth checking.

      Removing ink stains from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do).
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish.  Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then needs replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather

      If the ink stain is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an Ink Remoing Gel The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink stains will be harder to remove than  a new ink stain and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.
      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using a good quality leather protector on your bag. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician).

      Aniline Style Leather

      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself.  This makes it impossible to remove.  No product will successfully remove the ink. 

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate the ink.

           DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING ON INK STAINS:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents - will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes  - just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste  - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish   - should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food  - will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis!!.

      Hope this helps
      Judyb
      Source(s):
      Professional leather care consultant to the detailing industry

  47. QUESTION:
    How do you get ink out of a?
    leather sofa. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal. The type of leather you have will determine the success. Italian leather can be aniline style or pigmented. To check what type of leather you have see the link here:
      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.
      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Magic erasers usually remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather technicians

  48. QUESTION:
    If you have a white leather bag, and had your ball pen accidentally write on it how can you possibly clean it?
    The bag is actually is off-white.

    • ANSWER:
      There is so much misinformation on the internet particulalry about leather and its care and repair and ink removal seems to attract some very bad (even potentially damaging) sugestions.

      Generally speaking most household products have not been tested on leather and should not be used as they can do damage.

      For further advice:

      Ink is not a straight forward cleaning problem. The ink has redyed the leather so needs careful removal.

      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. If this does not remove the ink then stronger products will need to be used and this is best left to a qualified technician as recolouring may be necessary.
      If the ink is on an aniline style leather then the ink has redyed the leather and this would definitely need professional attention from a qualified technican.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.

      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.

      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.

      MAGIC ERASERS should not be used to clean leather in any circumstances (we have just tested these) and they will remove finish and pigment along with the ink. We have just tested these and they really do a lot of damage on leather. They act like a fine sandpaper and remove the finish.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather techniciansl

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you get pen scribble off of a leather lazyboy chair?
    There is blue ink all over a leather lazyboy chair I just got, for free thankfully, but the person who owned it before, their kids ran out of paper I guess. Does anyone know a cleaner of any kind that would get it off? I have already tried Alcohol, Mean Green, Magic Eraser, and Fantastik. If you have any other suggestions, or know of a cleaner, it would be of great help....thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttleathercare.co.uk/whatkind...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers. These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I get pen ink off of leather?
    My daughter wrote on my leather seats in my car with an ink pen. Any ideas about how to get it off?

    • ANSWER:
      Old wives tales are a major cause of most repairs that leather technicians go out to fix and hairspray and solvents are the most common. Taking notice of these untested/unproved old wives tales could cost you a great deal of money if it goes wrong.
      Just repaired a very expensive jacket that had been virtually ruined by using hairspray to remove ink. It did not remove the ink and left a far worse problem to solve.

      Successful ink removal will depend on the type of leather you have, please see the following:

      http://www.lttsolutions.net/whatkindofle...

      For ink removal:

      Ink Removal
      Removing ink from leather is not a cleaning problem.
      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather
      If the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an LTT Ink Stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using LTT Leather Protect on your suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then un-repairable (even by a technician)

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING:

      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes – just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish – should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis.
      Magic sponges or erasers (Mr, Clean Magic Erasers). These have been tested by experts in the leather industry and have found to do a lot of damage to certain finish types on leather.

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate over time


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Hands And Nails Care

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do i care for my right hand finger nails?
    My left hand finger nails have suddenly been growing out of control. My right hand is my domanant hand & it has not followed suit. I've tried to care for my right hand in the same way as i've done the left but i have trouble filing the nails on the right hand. Thanks for your advice!

    • ANSWER:
      You may need to get a friend to help or get a professional manicure.

      The Muse

  2. QUESTION:
    What brand makes the best nail care kit?
    I don't like going to the nail salon to get my nails done (rather do it myself). Can you suggest an excellent nail care kit/system that can be bought at the drugstore/convenience store? Or any particular brand that makes great nail products?

    • ANSWER:
      Sally Hansen is the best for your nails. They have a whole system including regular nail polish, nail growers, nail base coats, and etc.

      http://www.drugstore.com/templates/browse/default.asp?catid=91&trx=BS-10544&trxp1=HP&trxp2=0&trxp3=91&brand=10544

      after you press on this website, just press either nail polish or nail treatments on the right hand side of the page. hope this helps. =D

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where I can find mango or tangerine hand lotion?
    Does anyone know where I can find mango or tangerine hand lotion? A few years back I bought a nail care kit and it came with a nail buffer,cuticle oil, nail filer, and tangerine or either mango hand lotion (it was orange) and it was the best smelling lotion and i've been trying to find it ever since.

    • ANSWER:
      Creative nail design makes a tangerine I believe. You would have to find it at a salon, or an industry only store

  4. QUESTION:
    what can i do to moisterize my cuticles?
    i use vaseline intensive care healthy hand& nail lotion and it doesn`t seem to help at all, my cuticles are still extremely dry.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep a small bottle of lotion with you and dab some on your cuticles here and there. Try taking 2 tbsp of granulated white sugar and 3 tbsp of warm olive oil and mix the two together. Put the mixture in your hands and rub gently all over your hands, you should focus a lot on your cuticles since that's what you're after. After about one or two minutes, rinse with warm water and towel dry. Your hands will feel a little bit oily afterwards, but just continue to rub your hands and cuticles and the oil will absorb in a minute (the alcohol that's in lotion is what makes it absorb so fast). Then rub on some lotion. Repeat this once or twice daily. Consistency counts !
      Sugar is acidic, so it acts as an exfoliant.
      Olive oil is just a very excellent moisturizer.
      If you feel like it and have the time, put some olive oil into a small bowl and soak your cuticle for a long while (aroun half an hour).

      I used to have some pretty nasty cuticles because I never took care of my nails and never put on gloves when I did any work, and I clean a lot with harsh chemicals like clorox.

  5. QUESTION:
    How often should touch ups be needed for a home manicure?
    I'm trying to learn to do my own nails. I work with computers and run a house by myself. What is a reasonable nail care regime and how often should the polish need touching up? I am not a glamour girl but want to look more feminine.

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on how often you wash your hands, lotion, etc. If you are going to wear those nails out then you might have to touch up every other day. Invest in a quality top coat and make sure you seal the polish with a little strip on the very tip of the nails. At least once a week you should take the polish off file and repolish. And every two weeks a full service manicure is good. Just remember that if ever you have significant chipping of the paint just remove it all and paint again when you can.

  6. QUESTION:
    How in the hell does nail polish enhance your beuty?
    Im a girl and i only paint my nail because everybody els does and i dont give a shit if they chip off. I just want to know what the point of nail polish is. I can totaly understand makeup. I always wear makeup and i wont leve the house without it. But your nails? Nobody cares about the beuty of your fingers. So whats the point?

    • ANSWER:
      Think of nail polish as makeup for your nails. You don't necessarily have to wear it, it's just like an accessory for your hands.
      Nail polish can define nail shape, can provide a nice pop of color to you, etc. Some people like nail polish, some don't, don't make such a big deal out of it. Like as you said, 'nobody cares about the beuty of your fingers', nobody will probably care that you don't like nail polish.
      And, you keep on spelling 'beauty' wrong. Yahoo has spell check, how can you not know how to correct it?

  7. QUESTION:
    what is the best thing to practice in taking a CNA test?
    I am about to take a certification test and I don't know which one is needed to be reviewed. Hopefully I passed. I know how to take vitals (except a tiny bit for B/P) , charting, feeding, changing briefs, a little bit of bed bath, transferring using a lift, nothing in nail care, & a bit in oral care. Any helpful hints are happily appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your hands before and after any patient contact. I am a nurse, but was a CNA while in nursing school. The testers usually watch for common sense actions, dont leave the bed in the high position, roll a patient towards you when possible, and always wash your hands......Hope that helps, and PLEASE practice taking vital signs, I rely on my CNA's to do this everyday, it is sometimes a life or death situation and accuate vitals are critical.

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to care for your nails?
    I want to have pretty, clean nails without having to go get a manicure at the salon. Does anyone know how to do a manicure at home? Please help by giving me some directions, tips, and instructions on how to do a manicure and how to take care of my hands and nails.
    I mean, don't tell me, who knows how to take of nails! Tell me HOW to take care of my nails!

    • ANSWER:
      probably

      I mean, someone must know

      so I'd say yes

  9. QUESTION:
    Lately my hands have been very very dry so dry to the point my skin is peeling what should i do?
    I put that vaseline intensive care healthy hands and nails lotion on and its like putting water on my hands. it like my hands soak up the moisture. my hands have never ever been that dry. my hands are usually very soft. what should i put on them?

    • ANSWER:
      If you work in health care like I do, you have to wash your hands frequently and that dries your hands out terribly. Try that Gold Bond Lotion during the day and Vaseline and cotton gloves at night. Treat yourself to a manicure and a parrafin wax treatment for your hands(they also have a parrafin wax machine that you can purchase for yourself to use at home). If all else fails, go see your deramtologist. Good luck, hon!

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the proper way to care for a partially cut off fingernail?
    I was shaving my legs today and accidentally cut off about one-fourth of my left hand ring finger nail. It bled for a really REALLY long time, but eventually stopped. I put some antibiotic cream on it and have had a bandage on it too. It is extremely painful and never stops throbbing. Does anyone know how to make it stop and how I am supposed to care for it? The pain goes through my hand and makes me nauseous. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      You can treat it at home like any other cut. If it starts looking discolored like if my be infected, seek medical help

  11. QUESTION:
    What would you like to see at an upscale nail salon?
    For example, an espresso bar for those who are waiting for their services? A full retail area with at-home nail/skin care (sugar scrubs, lotions, flip flops, polishes, etc)? After hours spa parties? On-site child care? Something else?

    What colors or decorating theme would you like to see?

    • ANSWER:
      The big massage chairs, and do manicures and pedicures in the chairs.

      A nice long hand/foot massage with every treatment.

      Expensive, high quality products - I want the polish to last a long time.

      Definitely an espresso bar.

      A back/shoulder massage while you're drying.

      My nail place has a really nice blue/aqua theme that makes it feel very beachy, it's peaceful and I like that.

      A quiet environment, so you can relax, maybe with some quiet music.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to successfully avoid the people at the mall?
    You all know what I mean. The people at the kiosks who sell ridiculous hair care and what not products.
    I normally am pretty well at just smiling and saying no thank you, but today I was distracted. (The body shop gave me a free rewards program membership because I'm a student, woo!) So I was distracted reading my receipt and the pamphlet while walking.
    Then some Israeli guy summons me to try some weird nail care thing and I was totally zoned out and before I knew it I was having my cuticles done by some random guy. I tried so hard to get away by claiming I only use organic and cruelty free products (which is mostly true, some things aren't but..). I also tried to explain I was Syrian (which is true. I'm half Syrian), hoping he'd be some racist and push me away. I felt like none of my cards worked ):
    How do people avoid them!!! I have been falling prisoner to these people, like I always end up wasting 15 minutes but somehow end up with straightened hair, manicured hands, or whiter teeth..are these people just good at this or what?

    • ANSWER:
      I find it really hard not to be "rude" to those kinds of people. In my mind, their pushiness and reluctance to accept no for an answer justifies any rudeness I return to them by either being stern in my position or just saying "no thanks" and then walking past them, ignoring whatever else they say.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to take care of nails properly for an ex-nail biter?
    I used to be really obsessive about biting my nails, often gnawing them until they bled. I have horrid finger care, but somehow, after college started, I've been too preoccupied to chew on them.
    But now they just look kind of ugly, and no matter how much I wash my hands, dirt gathers under the nail. What are some good nail care tips for complete dummies like me?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to bite my nails too and they were so thin. I went to Sally's and purchased Nail life Nail Revitalizer. It wasn't too expensive and has done wonders for my nails. I always have clear polish on to protect the nails. Once a week I take off the polish, use a cuticle remover and push back the cuticles, buff the nails and then polish. My cuticles used to be really bad as well. Pushing them back with an orange stick and using a cuticle oil helped them not look so bad and you can use the orange stick to clean under your nails too..but do it gently. I was surprised at how fast my nails grew when i didn't bite them down to the quick. It takes time and a little effort but its worth it.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best to take care of my hands, and nails?
    I do put lotion on, and get manicures, but whenever it the wheather gets cold, my hands seem to dry up.

    • ANSWER:
      Get into the habit of giving yourself a weekly hands skin care manicure , which will make your hands look good along with helping them to combat annoying problems like chipping, splitting, peeling and cracking. Every night, before bedtime, massage your hands with a hands skin care cream for a few minutes.
      Read more about hands care on the link below, and also find the best products for your hands.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I make my finger nails grow super quick?
    My nails are all bitten and I ahve just been invited to a party and I want my nails to look at least tidy. I dont like false nails. How can I make them grow in time for the party next saturday?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting your nails to grow fast is really about taking care of them and keeping them healthy. Nails grow about 1/8 inch per month but what keeps nails from getting long is more about nail damage and poor nail care than about slow growth.

      Shape your nails from the outside edge toward the middle, moving the emery board in one direction only rather than sawing it back and forth which damages the nail. Soaking nails in warm, soapy water before pushing cuticles back makes for less scraping on the nail bed (the pink part of the nail).

      Condition nails with the same hand cream used on hands.Keeping nail polish on will keep nails from splitting, tearing or cracking. When doing a manicure, choose a nail shape that is wide and more square which is less apt to break, rather than a pointier oval shape. Using an oily nail polish remover will also help.

      Eat a balanced diet to prevent vitamin deficiencies that create unhealthy nail conditions such as peeling, splitting or brittle nails. Don't fuss with your nails all the time as over filing can cause weakening and other nail problems.

      Apply a strengthening clear polish to your nails regularly, even if you do not usually paint your nails.

      Avoid submerging your hands in water if possible. For example, wear rubber gloves when doing dishes.

      Calcium always helps. You can get calcium from a multi-vitamin or from a specific calcium supplement. The other thing I've found works REALLY well is gelatin. Gelatin is found in Jello, but in order to get the amount you need to grow long nails.

      =)

  16. QUESTION:
    Im getting my nails done thursday for my prom on friday. Whats the best thing to do to keep it from chipping?
    I really dont want to get acrylic nails because it messes my real nails up sooo bad.
    Only thing is if i get them painted on Thursday, im afaid by friday I will have messed them up.
    Any advice??
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi I know what you mean there are so many things that can go wrong. But do not let that put you off getting acrylic nails they are great for proms. I know I am a man and you might think, what do men know about nails, but lets just say I know a little bit and leave it at that.

      There are a few thing you can do:

      1. Clean both hands by using antibacterial soap.
      2. It's critical to make sure you use rubber gloves when washing the dishes and sweeping the floor.

      There are more tips at this web site http://www.endlessnails.com/documents/acrylic_nail_care_tips.html

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I get my nails to grow faster,Longer and not to chip easily?
    I want longer nails and they keep breaking but I want natural ones not fake ones.

    • ANSWER:
      Fingernails

      Like most body parts, our fingernails rarely measure up to perfection. Those tapered, precisely filed pink frosted nails you see in magazines obviously don''''t belong to women who toil at work or at home. But the wear and tear of daily living doesn''''t have to mean worn and torn nails. There is hope for those "hopeless" nails.

      Few of us have the nails we''''d like to have, says Paul Kechijian, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology and chief of the nail section at New York University Medical Center in New York City. "Some people were just born with weak, brittle nails."

      Tough Cells

      A fingernail is a hard, curved plate made of keratin, a tough protein that''''s also the main constituent of skin and hair. At the bottom of the nail is an area called the matrix, which is the nail manufacturing area of the finger. In the matrix the cells get tightly packed to form keratin. The pink color of the nails is caused by a bed of blood vessels that lies underneath them.

      If it seems your nails grow at a snail''''s pace, it''''s because they do: they creep along at the rate of 0.1 millimeter a day. Start a new nail on Labor Day, and by Christmas it will be nearing the tip of your finger. And, by the way, if you''''re right-handed, the nails on that hand grow faster, but for lefties the left nails are the quicker growers.

      It''''s unlikely that you''''ll have nail illnesses, but they can signal problems elsewhere in your body. Problems such as psoriasis--the skin condition that causes itching and inflammation--may lead to fragile nails. Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid gland, can also lead to fragility. Brittle, ridged, concave nails are a sign of iron-deficiency anemia. Fiberlike growths on the nails are a sign of tuberous sclerosis, an inherited disorder affecting the nervous system and the skin. But most nail problems are caused by injury or lack of tender loving care.

      Making More of Your Nails

      With all the day-to-day beating that injures our nails--not to mention nail-biting episodes that some of us have--you may be looking somewhat sadly at the ragged nubs, wondering how to make them presentable nails. There''''s always the expensive manicure, of course. But apart from that there are plenty of things you can do on your own to help make your nails the crowning glory of your hands. Here''''s how.

      Let the moisture in. "The first step toward healthier nails is to apply moisturizer to your hands every time you wash them--or any other time they''''ve been in water," says Dr. Kechijian. Rub it in well and apply it frequently during the day.

      In healthy nails a cell "adhesive" holds the tightly packed pancake-shaped cells of the nails together. When something damages this adhesive, you''''re likely to get weak, brittle nails. Many elements--from cold, dry winter weather to repeated soakings in water--can damage this intercellular substance, resulting in nails that chip, peel or break easily.

      "If you apply a lotion to your hands as soon as you''''ve lightly dried them, while they''''re still a bit damp, the lubricant helps to better seal the moisture in your skin and nails. A moisturizer prevents the rapid evaporation of water from the nail plate and prevents the contraction that can cause the nail to crack or peel," Dr. Kechijian says.

      When There''''s a Fungus among Us

      No matter how diligent you are about nail care, your filed and polished prizes could still fall victim to nail fungus, which causes discoloration, thickening and even shedding of the nail.

      While toenails are affected by nail fungi about four times more often than fingernails, once fungus finds a foothold, it can spread from nail to nail, from foot to foot and then to your hands.

      Sometimes a doctor treats fungus by trimming back the infected nail and prescribing a topical antifungal cream or liquid for daily use. Here are steps you can take to prevent further spread of fungus, as recommended by Paul Kechijian, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology and chief of the nail section at New York University Medical Center in New York City.

      * Keep your nails clipped or filed back so they don''''t extend beyond the tips of your fingers. (The same goes for toenails.)

      * Use separate sets of clippers for infected nails and for healthy nails to avoid spreading the fungus.

      * Disinfect manicure and pedicure tools after each use. Wipe them with gauze or cotton balls saturated with alcohol. Pay special attention to the jaws of the clippers, where infected debris tends to accumulate.

      * Keep your hands clean and dry. Wash your hands and nails with soap and water every day and dry well.

      * Wear cotton-lined work gloves when you submerge your hands in water or soil. Change cotton gloves frequently.

      * Don''''t let your cuticles get so dry that they crack--leaving openings for infection. Keep cuticles moisturized with petroleum jelly or hand cream.

      There are so many hand creams, cuticle creams and lotions on the shelves that choosing one may seem daunting. The best cream is the one that rubs in well and whose consistency feels best. Some of the newer extra-moisture-enhancing ingredients include alpha hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, glycolic acid and urea.

      Cover up. To prevent future dehydration, start protecting your hands when they''''re exposed to environmental hazards such as detergents, household cleansers or dry, moisture-robbing winter air, says Dr. Kechijian. For indoor jobs use lined rubber gloves with separate cotton gloves inside that can be removed as your hands become sweaty. Don''''t forget to wear warm gloves outdoors, even when you''''re out for a short time. If it''''s cold enough for a jacket, it''''s cold enough for gloves, says Dr. Kechijian.

      Get the most from your moisturizer. When you apply your hand cream or cuticle cream, take a minute to massage the cream into your skin and nails. Not only is this relaxing but it also stimulates the skin and helps it absorb the cream. Massage your hands every night as well as during the day when you find that it''''s necessary to keep the cuticles from becoming brittle and dry.

      Tickle the ivories (or computer keys). While so many things we do affect nail-plate growth negatively, a certain amount of trauma seems to help those nails a bit.

      "Certain people, such as computer programmers or pianists, subject their nails to chronic, low-grade trauma when they hit the keys," says Dr. Kechijian. "This has been shown to actually stimulate nails to grow a little faster and stronger than they otherwise would." So any time at the keyboard is good for the nails--and even drumming your fingers on your desk might help them grow stronger.

      Don''''t bully your nails. Most of us know when we''''re sabotaging our nails. Nail biting, for instance. Cuticle biting. Picking off polish. Pulling at the cuticle. An inventory of damaging nail habits reads like a list of deadly sins--at least to anyone who values nail appearance.

      "Many children bite their nails, and most just grow out of the habit," says Dr. Kechijian. "If you''''re still biting them as an adult, the easiest thing to try is a nasty-tasting liquid you simply paint on your nails. Nail biting can be a reaction to stress, so if you really want to stop and can''''t, it might even be worth your time to work with a psychologist to find another way of coping."

      Keep your cuticles cute. Healthy cuticles are vital to healthy nails. A common mistake people make is either to remove cuticles by cutting or to push them back, both of which impair the cuticle''''s ability to protect the finger, says Dr. Kechijian. Any damage to the cuticle affects the nail''''s healthy growth pattern--and a torn cuticle can open the way to infection.

      Shower first, nails second. If your nails are thin or weak, you stand a chance of causing further damage when you groom them. "To lessen the possibility of this happening, cut or trim your nails only after bathing, because the nails will be softer," says Dr. Kechijian. "If you cut the nail when it''''s dry, it will be a lot more brittle and crack more easily."

      File them away. Carry an emery board with you, and at the first sign of an uneven tip, gently smooth it, always filing in the same direction. "You can be doing everything right and still get a little chip in your nail," says Dr. Kechijian. "If you deal with it at once, you can prevent further damage."

      Square them up. Fingernails can be rounded at the tip but should be left square at the corners, which maximizes nail strength and helps avoid ingrown nails, says David M. Stoll, M.D., a Beverly Hills dermatologist and author of A Woman''''s Skin. Clippers are better than scissors for squaring the edges.

      Keep them short. Fragile nails look their best if they''''re kept on the short side, says Dr. Kechijian. "The less the nail extends beyond the end of the finger, the less likely it will be to incur more damage and break."

      Polish with care. When you apply polish, brush it over the top of your nail behind the tip, notes Mona Winograd, owner of Dyanna Body and Nail Salon in New York City. This provides a protective cushion. And when it comes to colors, clear or light polish is actually the best, because it usually lasts longer and shows wear less, she notes.

      Reduce remover use. All nail polish removers can be rough on nails, so try not to use them more than once a week. If your polish chips before then, just do a touch-up with your nail polish rather than using the polish remover and starting over, suggests Dr. Kechijian.

      Building Them Better

      Your nails shouldn''''t be as hard as nails, but there are things you can do to make them stronger.

      "What you''''re really aiming for are healthy nails that are tough, not hard," says Doug Schoon, polymer chemist in Vista, California, and consultant to the Nail Manufacturing Council in Chicago. "Healthy nails are tough enough to withstand daily abuse and bend without breaking."

      To improve your nails'''' ability to tough it out, here are some tips.

      Get creamed. The cuticle cream that moisturizes also protects the nail''''s matrix. Creams or oils that you rub into your cuticles and nails help strengthen your nails while helping to retain moisture, says Schoon.

      What Your Nails Say about the Rest of You

      Feeling under the weather? Check out your fingernails.

      Revealing a great deal about your general health, your nails could even help you detect undiagnosed illnesses. Here''''s a breakdown of conditions and what they could mean.

      * Thick, yellow nails can indicate diseases of the thyroid, lymph system and respiratory system. Long-term use of the antibiotic tetracycline could also be the culprit.

      * Blue nails can mean a circulatory problem caused by heart disease or Raynaud''''s disease, a condition that impairs circulation in the hands.

      * White marks can signal cirrhosis of the liver.

      * Horizontal grooves, also known as Beau''''s lines, are furrows that can be caused by malnutrition, certain toxic substances or a number of illnesses.

      * Horizontal lines, also called Mees'''' lines, are white stripes that can be caused by heart attacks, kidney failure, Hodgkin''''s disease or sickle-cell disease. Red streaks can mean high blood pressure or heart valve disease.

      * Pitting in the nails can indicate psoriasis or eczema.

      * Spooning--the appearance of large indentations in the nails--may indicate anemia.

      * Clubbing is the term for curled nails. These may signal diseases of the liver, colon, lung or heart.

      Don''''t dry them to death. If you have brittle or weak nails that you want to improve, steer clear of nail hardeners that contain formaldehyde, says Richard K. Scher, M.D., professor of dermatology and head of the nail section at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

      "Formaldehyde-based products do make your nails hard, but they do it by drying them out. That is the last thing you want to do to brittle or even soft nails; it just makes them crack more," says Dr. Scher. "In addition, many people are allergic to formaldehyde."

      Try a resin. There are hardeners that contain resins as hardening top coats or base coats, but you have to read the labels. These products reinforce nails with a stiff outer covering, but they don''''t help the nail itself become healthier or sturdier, says Dr. Kechijian.

      Good Luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for my nails to grow normally?
    I have been picking my nails pretty much all my life..and as a result they are weak and misshapen..although the weakness, I think, may also have something to do with diet. Anyway, the nail beds are deformed, from all the times I've picked my nails until they bled.
    Will my nails ever eventually grow normally? As in, will the nail bed sort of..reunite with the nail again?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it takes about a month for nails to grow about 2 millimeters. And it sounds like the shape that yours are in it will take maybe a month and a half. But start taking care of them. Use a clear polish that both reinforces and shines your nail beds. Plus, the polish makes your more careful to not bump them or bite them. I take the best care of my hands and nails. So if you wash, trim, and polish them often then they will in the end turn out beautiful and natural. :) But the first month will be a pain until they are trimmed to your liking and back to their right shape. Hope everything works!

  19. QUESTION:
    what make your nails grown longer and faster under the acrylic?
    I've had acrylic nails before and i wanted to know what is the product that makes your real nails grow faster? . (I don't have acrylic nails anymore i just wanted to know whats makes the real nail grown faster under the acrylic so that my real nails can grown longer and faster.

    • ANSWER:
      Growing nails comes from: your good genes, good nail care, and all the healthy foods you eat everyday from Mother Nature.
      Beauty products don't make nails grow. Eating does. Babies can do that just by drinking their milk. People giving advice on YA! should list their sources.

      You really are what you eat. If you're eating all the healthy foods from Mother Nature - not made by man or woman or supplements from GNC, your hair, nails, teeth, and the rest of your body will benefit too. You get all your vitamins & minerals from your diet. Your hair's fine. You're health's fine, so are your nails. Man-by man vitamins can do more harm than good. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have to approve supplements — no agency in the United States does. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11

      Google: MSN "Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good."

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements. According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK. It is false advertisements.

      Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds)

      THEN Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 results (0.17 seconds). Some can actually shorten your life!

      If you're as healthy as a horse and ALREADY doing all that, then there is nothing more you can do.
      Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" -

      My Hubby, my SIL and their mom ALL have the same nails and break easily and hubby and I have eaten the same foods for over 39 years. Then it's from your genes.

      Get a manicure to a good salon, or do them yourself. You can protect them by using one of those plastic gloves. I use gloves often: for chores, gardening, handling papers, going outside during winter, spring & fall, and kitchen, painting, crafting, etc. That way I don't have to wash my hands often.

      MORE INFO Women in the study with highest concentrations of these chemicals, called phthalates, in their bodies were more likely to have diabetes than women with lowest concentrations, the researchers said.
      Phthalates are found in a variety of products, including nail polish, hair sprays, soaps and shampoos. The findings suggest that phthalates could disrupt blood sugar metabolism, said study researcher Tamarra James-Todd, of Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Women's Health.

      Phthalates are present in certain medications and medical devices, and its possible women with diabetes have higher phthalate concentrations in their bodies due to the use of these medications or devices, James-Todd said.
      James-Todd and colleagues analyzed information from 2,350 women ages 20 to 80 who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2001 and 2008. As part of the survey, participants underwent physical exams and provided urine samples.
      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/13/chemicals-in-nail-polish-hair-spray-may-increase-diabetes-risk/#ixzz20c082dMC

      Gel can harm your nerves. Google gel manicure warnings. About 456,000 results (0.17 seconds).

  20. QUESTION:
    What are home remedies for growing long healthy nails?
    Need easy home remedies!!! I have stubby nails and I bite my thumb and it's skin a lot!!! I beg, please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Long nails tip 1: Don't use your nails as tools

      Rather than using your nails use other parts of your hand, or a pen, to perform tasks like dialing the phone. Don't pick, poke or scrape with your nails and especially avoid opening soft drink cans with your nails.

      Long nails tip 2: Wear gloves

      Detergents are particularly harsh on your nails and can cause splitting and peeling. Wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning. You should also wear gloves when gardening to protect your nails from infection and prevent dryness, damage, and loss of natural oils.

      Long nails tip 3: Don't bit your nails or pick at your cuticles

      Aside from the obvious reason of biting shortening your nails these habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your nail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter the nail bed and cause an infection. Remember your nails grow slowly so an injured nail retains signs of damage for several months.

      Long nails tip 4: Look after your cuticles

      The cuticle is a barrier that keeps bacteria from the nail matrix, where new cells are generated, so it should not be cut or trimmed. On the other hand you do want to keep cuticles from becoming overgrown, which suffocates nail growth. If your cuticle has grown out on to the nail plate, after sufficiently softening your cuticles in warm water, very gently use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back. As well as pushing your cuticles back this will help to remove dead skin and debris that may have accumulated. Hold the cuticle pusher at an angle, and use tiny circular movements, so that you are as gentle and careful as possible and do not damage the cuticle. When you have finished doesn't forget to moisturize your hands.

      Long nails tip 5: Look after your nails

      Trim fingernails and clean under the nails regularly. Use manicure scissors or clippers and a nail file to smooth nail edges. Never pull off hangnails - doing so almost always results in ripping living tissue. Clip hangnails off, leaving a slight angle outward.

      Long nails tip 6: Caring for brittle nails

      Trim brittle nails after a bath, or a 15 minute hand soak in bath oil, and then apply a moisturiser. Don't use nail polish remover more than twice a month. Instead, touch up the nail polish. When you do need to use a nail polish remover avoid those that use acetone, which dries out nails. Also consider using a nail strengthener and growth formula.

      Long nails tip 7: The role of diet

      Unless your diet is deficient in protein and vitamins dietary changes that supposedly strengthen nails won't work. Your nails can however offer telltale signs of dietary problems such as: Lack of vitamin A and calcium causing dryness and brittleness. Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causing hang nails White bands across the nails caused by protein deficiency. A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid causing splitting nails. Insufficient intake of vitamin B12 leading to excessive dryness, very rounded and curved ends and darkening of nails. Insufficient zinc causing development of white spots on the nails. Red skin around your cuticles can be caused by poor metabolism of essential fatty acids.

      If you are concerned that your diet may not be balanced and healthy you should consult a medical or nutritional professional.

      Long nails tip 8: Moisturise your nails

      Nails need moisture just like your hands do. Rub lotion into your nails when moisturising your hands. Be sure to apply moisturiser each time you wash your hands.

      Long nails tip 9: Use coloured nail polish

      Use coloured nail polish while you are growing your nails. If you prefer a softer look, try a sheer shade. Coloured nail polish helps you become more aware of your hands and how to use them in a way that keeps your nail polish undamaged and hence your nails protected. It also makes chips easier to spot so that you can make immediate repairs.

      Long, beautiful natural nails take commitment and special care to grow and maintain. Be patient, the average nail takes 3 to 6 months to grow.

  21. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get my dog to calm down so I can cut his nails?
    My dog will not let me touch his paws to cut his nails. I have heard benedryl or beer. I am just looking for something that I can get him either to sleep for about 15 mins or settle him down enough to do it. He is German Shepard mix and I am lost for ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      For starters take him for a walk. At least 30 mins or an hour. Get the edge off him. You can't expect him to be good with all that energy. Throw a ball get him tired. You will probably both need a rest after that. A GOOD DOG IS A TIRED DOG. If you are having behaviour problems with your dog he is not getting enough exercise.
      Benedryl may help. Not beer.
      He needs to be trained to allow his feet handled.
      Touch his toes give a tiny treat or a pce of his food. I don't want you to make your dog over weight. If he will eat his dog food as a treat hand feed him. Hold his feet and toenail for a second give a treat. he has to learn this is a good thing. Take little snips and give a pce of dog food after each snip to begin with or cut his treats small.
      Instead of just dumping food into your. Put a little in his dish and pick up his foot and set it down and put in a little more food [if he is a real chow hound he may so happy to get food he won't care if you hold his foot as long as he is getting some food]. Pick up the other foot. gradually hold the nails a second give a pce of food.
      Rig you up something to use as a grooming table. Deffinately Get him off the floor.[a friend used a piano bench or coffee table] If you can rig up a noose to tie him with like groomers do that might help give you the upper hand. Each nail a "good boy" in a high voice and a treat.
      Most Groomers will trim your dogs nails for -. Most anytime unless they are extremely busy. You could do this once or twice and then maybe you could do it. 3 p's train him. Patience, Persistance and Plenty of Praise.
      Contact your vet for help with medicine.
      "Mom of three" above said it very well.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it unprofessional to have your nails painted when you go to a job interview?
    I have a job interview at Panera Bread & I got my nails painted red(nothing obnoxious) because I'm going to a wedding an hour after, would it look unprofessional? Because I know you can't have them painted if you work there.

    • ANSWER:
      No way! Should be fine. I really don't think they'd care about what your nails look like. All you have to do is shake their hand and for the rest of the interview you can sit with your hands under the table. Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    How's the best way for nails to grow?
    I use to bite my nails really badly, and i am trying to let them grow out now, but they keep breaking. They seem to be really soft. What should I use to harden them up and grow a little bit more?

    • ANSWER:
      The same thing happened to me. Being out in the sun helps to strengthen them, but if that's not an option, you should use a lot of moisturizer on them and your hands (try Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand&Nail). Also, when they grow long enough to cut them, using nail clippers will make them grow back stronger than if you just file them. Having a coat of clear strengthening polish can help too, but using nail polish remover isn't good for them.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to care for natural nails.?
    I use to have a terrible habit of bitting my nails, so I would where artificial nails. I would really like to just have healthy natural nails. What is the best way to encourage my nails to grow, now that I no longer bite them or where artifical nail tips.

    • ANSWER:
      I am 40 years old and have never worn artificial nails. But I have received compliments on my hands since I was in high school. I am a firm believer in regular manicures-every week or every other week at least. You are worth it! You hands will look great, and it is very relaxing, too. When your nails are neatly manicured, you are less likely to bite them, and it gives you nails a chance to grow out healthily. Also, if your nails are week, try Nail Tek II. It really helps. One more thing, keep a good hand cream by your bed and slather on a generous amount before bed to keep your hands, nails, and cuticles hydrated daily. Good Luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the step by step process of getting acrylic nails?
    I'm getting acrylic nails for the first time in 2 days & I really want to know what to expect.. (Detailed answers please)
    So what are the steps of getting them? From the moment you sit in the chair til they are finished what does the tech do?

    Thanks to anyone who answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Too many steps involved to type in. So, just watch this video. This is how they are supposed to be done:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omon9ccUKzI
      I can tell you some things to look out for. One is never let a nail tech use a drill on your natural nail. As you saw in the video, only a gentle hand filing is needed to remove the shine off of your nails for proper adhesion of the acrylic to your nails. If you are paying like - for a full set, the chances are quite good you are going to a place we nails techs commonly refer to as 'discount' salons. These places are the ones that will more often than not use a Dremel drill on your natural nails. A drill should never be used on your natural nails, ever. And, a Dremel is NOT made for use on nails. But they use them anyway. Do not let them do this. If they do, just leave and find a better tech to do your nails. For more info, watch this video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rlmptKm4lA
      Also, the full set should take at least an hour - or more to complete. Discount salons skip many steps and do it in about a half hour
      Remember, nail services should NEVER hurt, or cause you any pain at all - not during, or after you get your nails done. If they are causing you ANY discomfort, leave there immediately. That is a sign of an unqualified, unskilled tech.
      Another thing they do - and you need to watch out for this - is that they will usually use dirty files and sanding bands on you which have also been used on other dustomers. This is an easy way to get a nasty infection, or even a disease. Also, look out for them using implements such as nippers which have not been properly disinfected. Do they pull them out of a drawer, where they are stored with other dirty tools? Or do they take them out of a disinfectant solution, wipe them, and then use them on you? Do not let anyone use dirty implements on you. Also, when they use any files on you, look at them closely before they start to use them. Do you notice any white color dust on them? If so, they have been used on others already. In short, they are dirty, and this is against the law in most states. Discount salons do not care one bit about the law, or about you either. They just want your money. Period.
      Choose your salon/tech carefully. Your health is at risk. I'm quite serious about that. Watch these for more info. This is no laughing matter:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hu7BLbl3Bo&feature=related
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctld8mTZoGI&feature=related
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVqujA_iIwA&feature=related
      And never, ever think about getting a pedicure at these places. If you watched the videos, you will know why.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you make your nails grow faster?
    I have a friend that is constantly biting her nails, she is ready to quit the habit and wants some suggestions. (I am her go-to gal)

    • ANSWER:
      Long nails tip 1: Don't use your nails as tools.
      Rather than using your nails use other parts of your hand, or a pen, to perform tasks like dialing the phone. Don't pick, poke or scrape with your nails and especially avoid opening soft drink cans with your nails.

      Long nails tip 2: Wear gloves.
      Detergents are particularly harsh on your nails and can cause splitting and peeling. Wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning. You should also wear gloves when gardening to protect your nails from infection and prevent dryness, damage, and loss of natural oils.

      Long nails tip 3: Don't bit your nails or pick at your cuticles.
      Aside from the obvious reason of biting shortening your nails these habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your nail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter the nail bed and cause an infection. Remember your nails grow slowly so an injured nail retains signs of damage for several months.

      Long nails tip 4: Look after your cuticles.
      The cuticle is a barrier that keeps bacteria from the nail matrix, where new cells are generated, so it should not be cut or trimmed. On the other hand you do want to keep cuticles from becoming overgrown, which suffocates nail growth. If your cuticle has grown out on to the nail plate, after sufficiently softening your cuticles in warm water, very gently use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back. As well as pushing your cuticles back this will help to remove dead skin and debris that may have accumulated. Hold the cuticle pusher at an angle, and use tiny circular movements, so that you are as gentle and careful as possible and do not damage the cuticle. When you have finished doesn't forget to moisturize your hands.

      Long nails tip 5: Look after your nails.
      Trim fingernails and clean under the nails regularly. Use manicure scissors or clippers and a nail file to smooth nail edges. Never pull off hangnails - doing so almost always results in ripping living tissue. Clip hangnails off, leaving a slight angle outward.

      Long nails tip 6: Caring for brittle nails.
      Trim brittle nails after a bath, or a 15 minute hand soak in bath oil, and then apply a moisturiser. Don't use nail polish remover more than twice a month. Instead, touch up the nail polish. When you do need to use a nail polish remover avoid those that use acetone, which dries out nails. Also consider using a nail strengthener and growth formula.

      Long nails tip 7: The role of diet.
      Unless your diet is deficient in protein and vitamins dietary changes that supposedly strengthen nails won't work. Your nails can however offer telltale signs of dietary problems such as:
      Lack of vitamin A and calcium causing dryness and brittleness.
      Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causing hang nails
      White bands across the nails caused by protein deficiency.
      A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid causing splitting nails.
      Insufficient intake of vitamin B12 leading to excessive dryness, very rounded and curved ends and darkening of nails.
      Insufficient zinc causing development of white spots on the nails.
      Red skin around your cuticles can be caused by poor metabolism of essential fatty acids.

      welll hope this helped(was it goodinuff to make the best answer lol please)

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best care for uncircumcised boys?
    My husband is no help on this one. Some people say there is no special care required, and some insist on pulling back the foreskin to clean it. I've tried that but my boys are 3,2 & 1 and it's hard to do. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      NO NO NO NO
      NEVER pull it back you could do a lot of damage if you do this. It will go back naturally it's self as he develops. Just leave it alone. if it's not causing him any problems then why do anything.

      ok seems that people aren't listening so i'll add this info i found:
      In uncircumcised boys, the foreskin at first remains firmly attached to the glans, but gradually over time the attachments are broken (mostly by the stretching resulting from repeated normal erections). In 90% of boys the foreskin is loose and mobile by age 2, but the process can sometimes take five or more years. When the foreskin has separated from the glans, the foreskin can easily be retracted, or pulled back, to leave the glans exposed. Throughout life, a cheesy white material called smegma, consisting primarily of dead skin cells and secretions from sebaceous glands, will accumulate under the foreskin.

      In uncircumcised boys, forcibly ripping the foreskin from the glans in the name of hygiene can lead to pain, scarring and adhesions. Do not try to forcibly retract the foreskin or to clean under an adherent foreskin with swabs, antiseptics, or even water. On the other hand, even though doing nothing at all may be considered natural, similar reasoning would lead to not cutting the hair, trimming the nails, washing the hands, or cleaning the bottom after a poop. Gentle hygiene enhances health.

      Only the outside of the foreskin needs to be cleaned during the first year. It should be cleaned and bathed with soap and water just like the rest of the diaper area. After his first birthday, you might want to very gently pull back on the skin of the shaft to see if the foreskin retracts. If it doesn't at all, don't worry -- and don't force it! There is certainly no rush. If urine can flow freely, the hole in the foreskin is big enough. As long as the foreskin doesn't easily retract (even in a ten year old), only the outside needs to be washed. If the foreskin retracts a little, it would be okay to gently clean the exposed part of the glans with water (but don't use soap while the foreskin is still partially attached to the glans, since this can irritate this tender area). After cleaning, always pull the foreskin forward to its usual position. This is very important -- otherwise it can get stuck and lead to serious damage.

      Once the foreskin has completely separated and retracts freely, begin to teach your son to retract his own foreskin and clean underneath it when he bathes, or at least once a week. For most little boys this personal cleaning will not become a habit unless you encourage it. Mentioning it positively and frequently throughout the years can instill an important sense of responsibility, prevention, and health that will benefit him for years to come.

      DO NOT PULL IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any advice on how to grow your nails out fast? or if theres certain products I can use?
    First, I'm a bad nail biter, but I really want to grow them out. Second, my nails are just gross. They are extremely short and very thin. I guess I mainly need advice on how to quit biting my dang nails! And does anyone know what the best product is that I can use to make them stronger and maybe grow faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting your nails to grow fast is really about taking care of them and keeping them healthy. Nails grow about 1/8 inch per month but what keeps nails from getting long is more about nail damage and poor nail care than about slow growth.

      Shape your nails from the outside edge toward the middle, moving the emery board in one direction only rather than sawing it back and forth which damages the nail. Soaking nails in warm, soapy water before pushing cuticles back makes for less scraping on the nail bed (the pink part of the nail).

      Condition nails with the same hand cream used on hands.Keeping nail polish on will keep nails from splitting, tearing or cracking. When doing a manicure, choose a nail shape that is wide and more square which is less apt to break, rather than a pointier oval shape. Using an oily nail polish remover will also help.

      Eat a balanced diet to prevent vitamin deficiencies that create unhealthy nail conditions such as peeling, splitting or brittle nails. Don't fuss with your nails all the time as over filing can cause weakening and other nail problems.

      Apply a strengthening clear polish to your nails regularly, even if you do not usually paint your nails.

      Avoid submerging your hands in water if possible. For example, wear rubber gloves when doing dishes.

      Calcium always helps. You can get calcium from a multi-vitamin or from a specific calcium supplement. The other thing I've found works REALLY well is gelatin. Gelatin is found in Jello, but in order to get the amount you need to grow long nails.

      =)

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I get my nails to grow strong and healthy?
    My nails are so brittle, i want long, natural, strong nails. HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Caring for your nails

      Don't abuse your nails. To prevent nail damage, don't use your fingernails as tools to pick, poke or pry things.

      Don't bite your nails or pick at your cuticles. These habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your nail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter.
      And cause and infection (Paronychia). Because your nails grow slowly. and injured nail retains signs of and injury for several months.

      Protect your nails wear cotton - lined rubber gloves when using soap & water for prolonged periods or when using harsh chemicals.

      Perform routine nail maintenance. Trim fingernails and clean under the nails regularly. Use a sharp manicure Scissors. Or clippers and emery board to smooth nail edges.

      Never pull off hangnails doing almost always results in ripping tissue. Instead clip hangnails off, leaving a slight angle outward.

      Moisture your nails frequently. Nails need moisture just like your skin does. Rub lotion into the nails when moisturizing your hands. Be sure to apply a moisture each time you wash your hands.

      weak or brittle nails can be a challenge to toughen up.

      Keep your nails short, square shape and slightly rounded on top. Trim brittle nails after a bath or 15 - mintues and soak - in bath oil then apply moisture.

      Moisturize your nails and cuticles at bed time and cover them with cotton gloves.

      Apply a nail hardner, but avoid products containing tolunene sulfonamide or formaldehyde. These chemicals can cause redness or irritate the skin.

      Don't use nail polish remover more than twice a month, instead, touch up the polish. When you do need a remover, avoid those that use acetone which dries nails.

      repair spilts or tears with nail glue or clear polish

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to stop biting nails?
    I have been biting my nails since I had teeth. Have any tips or suggestions to stop this habit?

    • ANSWER:
      Biting your nails can be a very unhealthy and unsightly bad habit. Not only does it make your hands look unattractive, it’s also a good way to transfer all kinds of nasty germs from your hands to your mouth. I don’t know anyone who loves biting their nails; just about everyone who does it wants to stop, so here are some tips on how to stop biting your nails.

      First, try to replace your bad habit with a healthier one. When you find your hands traveling towards your mouth, stop yourself and pop in a lollipop, or better yet a raw carrot, instead. It will take some serious, conscious effort on your part to replace your bad habit, but you can do it if you really want to. If you don’t even realize you’re chewing on your nails, try wearing a rubber band on your wrist and giving it a little pop every time you find your fingers in your mouth. That will help bring your consciousness to your problem so that you can learn how to stop biting your nails.

      Another thing that might help you learn to stop biting your nails is to make your hands look as pretty as possible so that you don’t want to mess them up. Splurge on a salon manicure so you get some pampering and care lavished on your poor, bitten nails. It only takes about a week or so to start seeing some growth and once you see some progress, you’ll be less likely to want to bite. But remember—in time of stress you’ll be tempted to go back to biting, no matter how pretty your nails so you need to find some other way to relieve your stress, like meditation, journaling, or exercise.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can i grow my nails longer in a month's time?
    I want to have my nail get a little bit longer by october 14thish. They aren't very short (they cover my entire nail bed but thats it) but when i get nervous i bite

    does anybody have any tips to help speed up growth?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Don't use your nails as tools.
      Rather than using your nails use other parts of your hand, or a pen, to perform tasks like dialing the phone. Don't pick, poke or scrape with your nails and especially avoid opening soft drink cans with your nails.

      2: Wear gloves.
      Detergents are particularly harsh on your nails and can cause splitting and peeling. Wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning. You should also wear gloves when gardening to protect your nails from infection and prevent dryness, damage, and loss of natural oils.

      3: Don't bit your nails or pick at your cuticles.
      Aside from the obvious reason of biting shortening your nails these habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your nail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter the nail bed and cause an infection. Remember your nails grow slowly so an injured nail retains signs of damage for several months.

      4: Look after your cuticles.
      The cuticle is a barrier that keeps bacteria from the nail matrix, where new cells are generated, so it should not be cut or trimmed. On the other hand you do want to keep cuticles from becoming overgrown, which suffocates nail growth. If your cuticle has grown out on to the nail plate, after sufficiently softening your cuticles in warm water, very gently use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back. As well as pushing your cuticles back this will help to remove dead skin and debris that may have accumulated. Hold the cuticle pusher at an angle, and use tiny circular movements, so that you are as gentle and careful as possible and do not damage the cuticle. When you have finished doesn't forget to moisturize your hands.

      5: Look after your nails.
      Trim fingernails and clean under the nails regularly. Use manicure scissors or clippers and a nail file to smooth nail edges. Never pull off hangnails - doing so almost always results in ripping living tissue. Clip hangnails off, leaving a slight angle outward.

      6: Caring for brittle nails.
      Trim brittle nails after a bath, or a 15 minute hand soak in bath oil, and then apply a moisturiser. Don't use nail polish remover more than twice a month. Instead, touch up the nail polish. When you do need to use a nail polish remover avoid those that use acetone, which dries out nails. Also consider using a nail strengthener and growth formula.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can anyone enlist all the beauty products required by a new bride after her wedding?
    I mean everything that comes under different heads- Skin care, makeup, hair care, tools & accessories, Fragrances, nails, Body care, Personal hygiene (Oral, female hygiene) etc.

    REMEMBER: I'm not asking for beauty buys she needs at the time of wedding but what she needs after her wedding in her daily routine.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      why would she require anything different after her wedding than before?

      day to day life is still pretty much the same as far as personal care is concerned.

      this is what i use (unmarried) and this is what i will use after wedding too

      MOUTH/SKIN/BODY
      -tooth brush
      -tooth paste
      -dental floss
      -mouth wash
      - baking soda
      - shaving cream
      - razor
      - whipped shea butter
      -dove body bar
      - african black soap
      - louffe
      -deodorant
      -bath and body works body spray and hand lotion

      HAIR
      - wide toothed comb
      - shampoo
      -rat tail comb
      - conditioner
      - hair ties
      - coconut oil
      - shea butter
      - hair rollers
      - metal clips
      - lottabody setting lotion
      - hair towels (microfibre)

      MAKEUP
      - black eyeliner
      - copper eye shadow
      - black mascara
      - nivea lip care
      - clear gloss
      - light cover foundation (i use for spots)

      NAILS
      - nail file
      - nail clippers
      - nail polish
      -top coat
      - cotton swabs
      - nail polish remover

  33. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between acrylic nails and solar nails?
    I just want to know which is better to get done on my nails. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Solar nails are similar to acrylic but are made with a slightly different product. They are not extensions like other acrylic nails because they are applied directly to your own natural nail.

      Solar nails are just like a French manicure with all the pampering but without the hassle. They are applied in a two step application. After your nails have been prepared for the application by cleaning and buffing your nails and preparing the nail plate then your solar nail application can begin.

      The first thing your nail technician will do to apply solar nails is to brush on the “white part” of the French nail. Then the next application is the “pink part”, which goes over the “white”. The acrylic is the “pink”.

      Solar nails are the no hassle artificial nails. They do not need to have nail polish so after the pink part is added you are on your way.

      Solar nails do not chip, are long lasting, and also help to strengthen your nails all in a French manicure style. Your nail technician will buff your new solar nails and they will be shiny and ready for anything.

      If you like to tan, solar nails are wonderful as they do not turn yellow as some artificial nails do when you visit your favorite tanning salon.

      Solar nails only need refilled about every 3 weeks. So, they are more convenient and economical than most artificial nails.

      More models and television stars are now using solar nails. They can be applied in less time and last so much longer. These nails are really for ladies on the go. The ease of caring for these nails is incredible. It will be like your own natural nails.

      When you step out with your solar nails you will not have to worry about them lifting off, chipping, or turning yellow. Just care for your hands and nails like always and you will never have a problem. You will be able to do anything that you normally do without worrying about being easy on your artificial nails.

      Your nail technician can explain the great advantages to using solar nails instead of other artificial nails. You will be so pleased with your new solar nails that you will not want to ever use any other artificial nail.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I grow my nails?
    I tried so many things to grow my nails. Only eating/drinking more protein has worked and even with that my nails do not grow much. Give tips/products to grow them. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      man, growing nails can be a pain. there are so many thing on the market like creams, varnishes, serums etc but i can say they will not work on their on, nails are high maintenance. if you want strong nails so they can grow you must eat a healthy diet with plenty of calcium and fruits. i found a website with some useful little tricks that you can do on a daily basis which will not cost you that much in the long run: (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nails/WO00020).
      if you soak your hands in water too much, like washing dishes, bite around your nails or pick at your cuticles, this may damage your nails more than you think. also nails are like hair, a regular trim means only the healthy bits stay on and you are encouraging them to grow. i suggest you file them with a good nail filer but file in one directon and not from side to side. Orly does great nail products, from nail care to presentation (http://www.orlybeauty.com/). oh and remember the hand you write with tends to grow nails faster so don't forget to keep fingernails on either hand the same length. Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I quit the habit of biting my nails?
    I have been biting my nails for over 10 years now! It happens when im thinking, stressed, when i just woke up!
    I have tried getting fake nails, put tape around my fingers, wearing nail polish. I just cant dooo it!
    What possible ways are there, or what can i do to quit biting my nails???

    • ANSWER:
      There's how I quit biting my nails :]
      So I started looking on youtube on nail tutorials an I loved Nail art...
      Then I grew my nails longer and loved applying nail polish and making my nails beautiful.
      Now I love my nails and I think a girl should take care of her nails and make them beautiful!!!!
      My sys didn't quit (She's not like me?!) So It may not work for you...
      1.So watch nail tuts...If you want.
      2.Apply nail polish..it's so pretty ♥_♥
      3.Ok now keep your teeth of your hands. Keep your hands busy...
      4.You can try putting salt on them so you won't like it (If you like salt put pepper)
      5.Better idea spray perfume on your nails so you wont like the bitter taste.
      6. Eventually grow your nails and you will love them...keep them short or long, round or oval, paint them for holidays and have fun!!!!
      You will eventually see that Clean cut nails look better thant bitten nails ha ha!!
      GOOD LUCK!!

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you take care of a Nethrland dwarf rabbit?
    Well you see we have a netherland dwarf rabbit which we have a little problem taking care of we already know how to feed it but what we don't know are if you have to groom it, how to clip its claws (if you even can), if you need to give it a bath and so on.............

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on acquiring a furry overlord.

      Removing loose fur
      It is important to keep your bunny's coat free of loose fur. As bunnies will ingest their fur while they groom themselves,
      this can cause problems and can clog up their insides causing a condition known as gastro intestinal stasis. This is a
      serious condition but can be greatly avoided by plucking out loose fur on a regular basis.

      Brushing is one way to remove fur but can be a difficult process unless they are comfortable sitting still for a longish
      period. Some fur types make grooming more difficult than others but with perseverence you'll figure out the best way to
      groom your bunny.

      Smooth, short fur - try wetting your hand and running it over your bunny's fur. Target the areas where you know your
      bunny's fur is loose and gently tug at the loose bits (they usually just fall out in your hand). Also useful are the rubber
      cat/dog groomers (usually blue or pink with cat or dog on top & large, long rubber points underneath) but watch they don't
      pull.

      Long fur - purchase a good quality plastic bristled brush (even better with little round blobs on the end of the bristles as
      they catch the fur). Start brushing from the back end and segment the fur as you go so you'll have more chance
      removing the shorter, thicker fur that causes matts. An ordinary comb is also useful in removing long fur but be careful
      not to pull. Rabbits will not sit still for a long length of time, especially during a grooming session so take your time and
      try brushing every so often during the day.
      Trimming nails
      Keep an eye on your bunny's nails and trim the ends with a small pair of dog nail clippers (these are better than scissors
      as they don't squeeze the nail and hurt your bunny). You don't need to trim excessively, just the tips on a regular basis.
      If you need to trim a bit more than the tip of the nail, do not cut below the "quick" (this is the blood supply and can be
      seen as a pink line on clear nails).

      If you have a rabbit that does not like to be picked up or handled (& most hate having their feet held), you can try sneeky
      tricks to trim their nails (if you're quick!!). One such trick is to offer some of their favourite food and while they're on the
      ground eating & happy, have the nail clippers ready, zoom in & clip a nail or two while they eat. Of course, they'll cotton
      on fairly quickly & you may only get one or two done at a time but it's better than forcing them & frightening them.

      You can also try wrapping them in a bunny burrito (towel) but only if they are likely to respond with this technique.

      If you're having real difficulty with nail trimming at home, please visit the vet. You'll find that most bunnies become quite
      sedate when sitting on a clinic's table. If it's still difficult, a mild sedative can be given by your vet to safely clip nails.

      Eyes & Ears
      Check your bunny's ears and eyes to make sure they are clean. Remove crusty bits from the eyes to avoid blockages in
      the tear ducts (this is obvious, but be very gentle and careful not to accidentally poke your bunny in the eye!). When
      checking the ears, smell the inside just to make sure there is no other underlying problem. If you can smell an
      unpleasant odour, there maybe an infection and you'll need veterinary advice.

      Do I need to bath my bunny?
      No. Rabbits are very clean animals and unless they have a particularly dirty area that you need to wash, a rabbit will
      clean itself. Washing a rabbit will cause more stress and upset. If you do need to wash your rabbit (for whatever reason)
      do not use human, dog or cat shampoos as they will burn the skin. Ask your vet what they would advise and always
      make sure your bunny is thoroughly dry before letting it outside.

      These www.rabbit.org faqs also go into more detail
      http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/groom.html
      http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/rabbit-proofing.html

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I help my nails grow long & strong?
    I recently took off these tips I've had on for about 3 weeks with acetone. I soaked the nails until they got soft so I could easily lift them off, but that went terribly wrong. The stupid tips peeled off multiple layers of my nails and now they're all weak and pathetic and stubby! How can I help them grow long and keep them from constantly breaking?

    • ANSWER:
      i used to get gel nails done all the time simply b/c they looked sexy & made your hands beautiful. however they were extremely expensive, hard to take care of & a pain in the aSz. After a long time getting them, i decided to take a break & take care of my own nails. The best product i've ever used has got to be Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Nail Polish. You put that on every night & in about a week 1/2 you have some really hot nails! in 2 weeks they looked totally fake, yet they were mine! wow for to think i used to spend about a month

      totally worth it. works fast too.
      oh & they don't grow weak, they actually grow very hard, that's what i meant by 'they looked totally fake'.

  38. QUESTION:
    How long until my nails grow big?
    My mom and dad both have long nails, and I'm practically the only person that doesn't have long nails because I bite them a lot. My nails are practically in the middle of the nail bed, and I want to them to grow until they are completely off the bed. How long would it take for me to grow them that long? I have been biting them since I was like seven, and now I am 13. I also bite my skin around them until it bleeds, and I know it's disgusting, but I don't even notice when I do it. I want to stop this habit for good.

    • ANSWER:
      To fix your nail biting problem....
      1. put tape around your nails and soak the tape in something that you don't like the taste of!
      It takes 1-2 weeks to break a habit so be sure to do this for a while!
      To grow out your nails take good care of your cuticles! Apply lotion to your nails and hands daily and pick up some cuticle oil or cream. Apply this as often as you like! Also, make sure you drink ALOT of water everyday. 6 cups is a good amount. Make sure you get a good source of protein as well. I hope this helps!!! Also to make sure your nails grow strong and white soak them in lemon juice! some things you can mix up as a nail cream are: Heavy Cream, Oil, Lemon juice! Hope this helps!

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I keep from biting my nails?
    I have a real issue with it.Like, I used to just bite them off (the top part not my entire nail), but now I just like nibble on them.So it breaks off and it looks really ugly after a little while cuss the nail breaks, etc.From me chewing on it.

    Can you help me break this habit so I can have longer/prettier nails?
    Finger nail polish don't help.I bite it off to and get it in my teeth.Yeah I know.

    • ANSWER:
      There are alot of good remedies out there to help you stop biting your nails.

      Here is a step by step process:

      1.Confront your problem. Get a camera and take some pictures of your bitten fingernails. Examine your nails, and list their problems.
      Visualize yourself with healthy nails, and how great they will look.
      Pick at least one nail to "protect" at a time.

      2.After a few days, an unbitten nail will flourish and reward you. Do not bite it. If you must, bite one of the 'unprotected' ones.

      3.Once you have grown your unbitten nail for a while, start protecting another one. And another.

      4.Record your progress in a notebook or photo album. Take "before and after" photos of your nails and put them in the book to keep you motivated. Recognizing that it usually takes three weeks to grow nails half a centimeter, chart out in the book how long you want your nails to be by a certain date.

      5.Eat calcium- and magnesium- rich foods so that your nails will repair and grow well. Not only that, but most of the reason that the human body wants to bite nails is the lack of calcium and magnesium in the body and the body needs that material back.

      6.Push your cuticles back. Many nail-biters do not have "moons" on the base of their fingernails because their cuticles have not been pushed back. To do this, gently push your cuticles towards your finger to reveal more of your nail. This is easier to do after a shower when your hands and nails are wet. This makes the nail appear longer, and it gives a more attractive shape, which might also be a motivation to stop biting.

      7.Find a habit to take the place of nail biting. Whenever you have the urge to bite, do that instead. Some people like to drum their fingers, or just stare at their hands. Just make sure it's not a bad habit; choose a helpful one or one that doesn't really matter either way. 'Bitrex' is a chemical that is put in products to make them taste foul, obtained from your local pharmacy. It's included in nibble inhibitors that you paint on to your nails. Carry some with you at all times. Apply your nasty solution several times a day. If you get used to the taste, choose another brand.
      Distract your mouth. Eat carrot sticks to keep you busy. Keep a stick of gum handy for those weak moments.

      8.No more idle hands..Distract your hands by taking up a hobby.
      A hobby to distract your hands might be making models or maintaining your house, knitting or crochet, running or other outside pursuits, or even nail care and decoration!
      For those whose nail biting is obsessive/compulsive it may help to approach your hobby obsessively.
      Cover your nails. For females, fit artificial nails. They can really help. For guys, polish them and apply some shine/growth promoter or petroleum jelly. It's harder to bite nails that are looking great!

      9.Keep gloves in your back pocket and wear them when you want to bite.

      10.Put little pieces of tape on the ends of your fingers, to remind yourself how destructive biting is.

      11. If you have any surplus growth, cut your nails back. Keep clippers with you at all times. You can't bite if there's nothing there!
      Speaking about your nails will help to focus your mind on your goals. Ask for help from your partner(s). Keep talking about your goals.

      12. Show off your improved nails, and get much-needed encouragement and praise from your peers.
      Be proud of your improving nails. They will shine with beauty.
      Go for a manicure, and chat with the manicurist about having great nails.

      13. If you are male and you go in for a manicure and anyone gives you grief for not being manly, just say you are taking radical steps, whatever it takes. That should be manly enough for anyone.

      14. Keep looking after your nails, with cuticle oil, shine and growth promoter, and no biting!

      - ~ -
      Things my friend who used to bite her nails do:

      - something my friend used off the Berenstain Bears Show is dipping your fingers in a sour lemon mixture. Everytime you try to bite your nails, you will taste the disgusting mixture.

      - she always wear nail polish (adds a little bit of pepper in it)

      - adds tape around the tip of her finger nails

      - cuts her nails everytime they start to look long

      - distracted herself by a hobby instead of always thinking about biting her nails

      Hope this helps! :)

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to remove salon acrylic nails?
    got a full set of nails at a salon a few weeks ago. I want to take them off, but I don't want to rip my nails to shreds. How do I remove them?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to fill a suitable bowl with tip remover, if you don't have any use acetone (beauty industry type only), put the bowl of acetone in some warm water (to warm the acetone up). Apply a cuticle oil on finger ends (to moistuise and protect against drying effect of tip remover/acetone). Soeak yout tips for approx 10 minutes then use an orange cuticle stick to gently scrape away the acrylic (taking care not to scratch the natural nail bed), keep doing this until all acrylic has been removed. Finish by buffing nails , moisturise hands and apply cuticle oil all over the nail and surounding skin massaging it in. Wht ever you do, DON'T pour the acetone down the sink, soak it up with tissue and dispose of soaked tissue in sealed bag. If I can be of any other help contact me.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i stop biting my nails?
    I bite my nails a lot and I've tried a few different ways of stopping. any ideas on what's worked for you?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you have to want to stop biting your nails- REALLY want to stop. Give yourself motivation.

      I was biting my nails so much my fingers would constantly be in pain because I bit them back so far. So my first motivation was to stop the pain. I also wanted my hands to look nice- I have small hands with long, delicate looking fingers, then I'd have these disgusting nails. I was also in the position that a lot of people would be looking at my hands- an engagement ring does that- which made me even more self conscious of them. So there was a fair amount of motivation. What motivates you? Focus on those things.

      Pay attention to what exactly makes you bite your nails. Is it because you need to bite off jaggy edges? If this is the case, the very first thing you can do is look after your short, stubby nails. :) I know it sounds silly, but use a nail file. Even if you have no whites left on your nails, you can still file them just enough to smooth them out. A nail file that has a buffer attached is really good- you can smooth the edges of your nails as well as on top. Just make sure you don't overuse buffers- they take a layer of nail off the top, making them thinner.

      If a wobbly or squared nail edge leads you to bite to 'round it out', make a point of filing your nails so that they have smooth edges as well as a nice shape. Do this as soon as your nail starts to grow a bit so that they have a little white showing, and you'll keep on top of it.

      If you bite because you are a chronic fidgeter, you need to find something else to do with your hands. What worked for me probably won't for you. I used to keep a file with me so I could file of buff my nails instead of fidgeting, or I'd run one nail under another (this works when you have a little bit of white) to push the flesh back (to give yourself more white) or to clean out nail filings from after using a file. I would also sometimes massage my fingers, rubbing from the base of my palm up to the tip of each finger. Besides feeling nice, this will help stimulate blood flow too, which I heard can actually help your nails grow. I would also push back the cuticles of my nails- this again helps nail grow and helps relieve nail-picking fidgeting. If you can't help but to pick at your nails, wear a cheap clear nail polish. You'll spend the day picking it off, it won't be very noticeable because it's clear polish, and you won't be picking at your actual nails.

      Once you've got at least a little of the whites showing, and you're not fervishly picking or biting your nails, you can move onto the next step.

      I've tried that Stop'n'Grow stuff before- the yucky tasting nail polish that supposedly is so disgusting you won't want to put your fingers in your mouth. Well, my brother also used this stuff when he was younger, and actually didn't mind the taste at all, so it didn't stop him. I personally hated the taste- it's horribly bitter and has a bad aftertaste. There were a few problems in using it. You can't eat with your hands or lick food off your fingers (I know that sounds sloppy, but how does one eat a burger?) without tasting the horrid stuff. If you do put your hands to your mouth, even if you take away your fingers immediately, the taste is still there, and it lingers. You can taste it hours later on your lips. And it's not friendly for boyfriends either- if you have that taste on your lips or fingers, your boyfriend will be getting a regular dose of it too. It can also ruin the taste of food you eat, because that taste lingers in your mouth for so long. Suffice to say, I don't like it.

      The next step for me was the Dr Lewinn's nail care range, and it worked. Go to www.drlewinns.com and pick your country, then search for the RevitaNail Nail Strengthener. I bought the nail strengthener, nail oil, polish and hand moisturiser. This stuff is expensive- I bought it as a gift pack to save money. The nail strengthener helps to actually dry your nails out somewhat (which is why you need to strictly follow the instructions- it's not actually that good for your nails if you use it incorrectly). Often, nail biters will have soft, peeling nails. This stuff helps to get rid of some of that extra moisture, helps to stop the peeling, and makes the nails less soft. The use of the nail oil basically just gives you a slippery base to help massage your nails and cuticles, which helps stimulate nail growth. The hand moisturiser just makes the rest of your hands nice and soft. :)

      I followed the regime, and my nails grew. I stopped biting my nails. After a few months, when I found myself beginning to fidget with my nails again, I repeated the regime. I still can't grow my nails out long without them becoming soft (that will take years to reverse the damage of nail biting), but I can have them at a nice length, just past my finger tips (which gives me half an inch of nail white). I continuously file my nails to keep them strong- if I don't, they will grow too long and

  42. QUESTION:
    How to grow hair and nails by July 14th?
    As long and fast as possible! I'm going to be a bridesmaid!:) Do you have any tips? I don't want to use any nail varnish just natural things like milk or whatever and my hair is so short:( any tips on helpin that grow to? I live in England btw so some of these stores in America aren't here

    • ANSWER:
      Hey girl! You are talking to the person who knows how to grow their hair and nails out! You will want to begin by giving your hair a trim. Maybe just an inch or half an inch. (idk england measures sorry!). But just a little cut. This will cut off any dry or damaged ends which will leave your hair growing much much faster. Do the same with your nails. Give them a slight cut. Now for your hair you will want to wash it twice a week! You want your hair to be a bit greedy because its natural oils help repair hair which make it grow faster. So only shower 2-3 times a week. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Once a month buy a deep conditioner and do the treatment to your hair. After you shower use a protein spray and put in leave in conditioner. Until July 14th try your hardest not to use heat on your hair. That includes hair straighteners, curlers, blowdryers, ect. For your diet, you want to stay away from tons on sugar. Try drinking water! Water will speed up your hair growth. For food, try eating lots of protein and fruit. These are proven to make hair grow faster. Now just try to keep your hair healthy! Sleep on a satin pillow case because it will not break your hair, and satin actually promotes hair growth. For your nails, cuticle care is important. Mousturizing your cuticles can promote nail growth. Apply a cuticle oil a few times a week. Then push them back. NEVER CUT YOUR CUTICLES. You can buy a cuticle oil at any drug store. Keep your hands and cuticles moisturized. Make sure the lotion you are using is made for hands and cuticles. Buy that at your drug store. Now apply a nail strengther. Make sure your get the nail strengthener on the tips on your nails too. You apply all of these products a few times a week btw. Next just like for hair, proper nutrition is key! Eat lots on fruits, veggies, and protein.

      You may find these videos helpful!-

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNbN8vKeOXU

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L-lZIgO_xQ

      Good luck! xoxo

  43. QUESTION:
    How to prevent lifting in my acrylic nails?
    I've had acrylics for a couple of times now, and each time I've been to a different salon. However, I noticed that my nails always start to lift after around 3-5 days, and it ruins the look for my nails. I don't want to get them filled after just a couple of days. I'm not sure if it is just my nails, because my friends' (who go with me to the same salon) nails don't lift at all. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      i have been a nail tech for 15 + years and have encountered this problem, it is the shape of your nail, the acrylic lifts bcuz your nail is very round, you must have cute petite fingers, the only nails that i see like yours are small framed women w/very small nails and hands, when they apply the nail it at first tends to flatten your nail a little and then they apply the acrylic, but when your nail starts growing out it is more curved than the normal nail, so it begins to lift.....i hope i have explained this so you can understand, it's kinds hard to explain when your not sitting in front of me......but the only solution is one of two, not get your nails done, and i am sure that's not what you want, so call your salon ahead of time and see if they can supply you with a nail tip that is more curved (to the natural shape of your nail bed), they do make them, i always have them just in case, and they do come in handy, i want my clients to return and to be happy with the services i give them, the salon just uses the cheapest stuff they find and really don't care about special needs.....but good luck.....

  44. QUESTION:
    How do i keep my nails white?
    My nails grow quite fast and when they are long i love them. Then after a day they turn yellow and they chip. How can I make them whiter and stronger?

    • ANSWER:
      Step 1
      Instead of spending to for a manicure every 1-2 weeks, you can absolutely take care of your hands yourself. Healthy fingernails start with good habits...especially when you are at home taking care of your everyday responsibilities.

      Here's how to start.

      Every morning, after you brush your teeth, apply hand lotion before you even make your coffee or the kids' breakfast and lunch!

      Step 2
      Rub the hand lotion into your cuticles.

      Step 3
      Before washing dishes or cleaning the floor, etc., apply more hand lotion and then put on rubber gloves. It may sound 1950s but it absolutely will benefit your skin and fingernails. The chemicals used for cleaning will damage your skin and fingernails, so a good pair of rubber gloves will prevent that, and rubber gloves last for years.

      Step 4
      Always avoid putting your hands in very hot water....this also damages the hands' delicate skin and fingernails.

      Step 5
      Gently file your nails in one direction from left to right, each day after your shower or bath, when your nails are softest. By filing in one direction, avoiding the see-saw, back and forth motion, you will put less strain on the base of your fingernails.

      Step 6
      File away any snags that might form on your fingernails. These can lead to breakage.

      Step 7
      Keep a bottle of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails clear strengthener in your car...Then, when you are sitting in traffic or waiting for your children to come out of school, etc., apply one quick coat to your nails. This way, you won't have the strong fumes in your home, and you can remember to apply it every day! If you apply one coat each day, you most likely will never have to remove any coats due to chipping. This will enable you to avoid the use of acetone nail polish removers, which are drying to the fingernails and unhealthy for the cuticles.

      Step 8
      After just one week, you will most likely notice how nicely your fingernails are growing, and how the color of the nail tip is looking whiter. This means your fingernails are beginning to thrive!

      Step 9
      About once per week, trim your nails with the clippers after your shower or bath, and apply hand lotion and rub it in the cuticle areas.

      Step 10
      Always, always avoid artificial nails of all styles. These essentially weaken the natural fingernail because they cover it, preventing it from breathing and receiving sunlight. Mold can develop under the artificial nail, and when the nail tip is removed, the natural fingernail is tissue-thin and generally yellow and weak. This condition is painful AND unattractive. With properly cared-for natural nails, most people will think your nails are professionally maintained!

      Step 11
      Remember the hand lotion every morning is key! This method will only cost you about per month for the lotion and nail coating! Compare this with the expense of weekly or bi-weekly manicures, plus the hassle of driving there and waiting for your turn! You'll be so glad you cut the cost, and your nails will look healthy and strong as a result.

      I spent a lot of time on this. I hope i helped! =) Take care.

  45. QUESTION:
    how to keep water from ruining nails?
    other then dish gloves how can you keep water from making your nails soft and break? is there a good nail polish that keeps your nails from breaking? i work at a restraunt and were constantly washing things and such.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep a thin coat of clear polish on your nails to keep the water from absorbing into your nails (softening them). It's so easy to have dry skin from washing them so much, too. Keep a pump bottle of Vaseline Intensive Care lotion, or some other good brand next to the sink. Takes just a second, and your hands will look nice.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do you get nail polish to not chip?
    Everytime I paint my nails I wait for them to dry completely and then before I know it they're all chipped and have bits missing. I use expensive and good nail polish so it's nothing to do with the nail polish, and I have tried many different nail polishes but they all do the same thing. How can I prevent this? Or is it just going to happen no matter what I do?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many ways to prevent chipping/peeling of nail polishes.

      One is through how you paint your nails.
      1. Clean all, and I mean all residues of previous polish and make sure your fingers are clean, free of oil and dirt.
      2. Put your base coat. (CND stickey, Nubar Foundation, Orly Bonder are good recommendations)
      3. Paint your nails in thin coats. Let them dry completely before adding a new coat.
      4. When your nail polish is semi-wet, put on a top coat. (Seche Vite, Poshe are all great.)
      5. Rinse your nails in a bucket of ice cold water to let your top coat harden.

      Another one is, remember to wrap your tips of your nails. Wrapping your nail tips helps a lot in preventing chipping. Just make sure the tips of your nails and under it are painted with nail polish at your first coat or final coat (your choice really).

      Last of all, it's how you take care of your hands. When you are washing dishes, you could wear a pair of gloves to prevent chipping.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why is the top white part of my nail so weak?
    Everytime i try to grow out my nails the white part just breaks off. Not as one part but slowly it breaks off. When it grows i can see different weak layers on it. I told the nail lady and she said i probably have low calcium. Im 15 and normal weight. But ive alwayd had health problems... To many to say.. Why are my white parts so weak? What can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Nail technicians DON'T know squat! My 75 years old cousin and my parents NEVER drink milk or eat cheese, and they don't have weak nails!

      Growing nails comes from: your good genes, good nail care, and all the healthy foods you eat everyday from Mother Nature.
      Beauty products don't make nails grow. Eating does. Babies can do that just by drinking their milk. People giving advice on YA! should list their sources.

      You really are what you eat. If you're eating all the healthy foods from Mother Nature - not made by man or woman or supplements from GNC, your hair, nails, teeth, and the rest of your body will benefit too. You get all your vitamins & minerals from your diet. Your hair's fine. You're health's fine, so are your nails. Made-by man vitamins can do more harm than good. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have to approve supplements — no agency in the United States does. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11
      Do NOT TAKE SUPPLEMENTS without your doctor's OK.

      Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" -

      My Hubby, my SIL and their mom ALL have the same nails and break easily and hubby and I have eaten the same foods for over 39 years. Then it's from your genes.

      Get a manicure to a good salon, or do them yourself. You can protect them by using one of those plastic gloves. I use gloves often: for chores, gardening, handling papers, going outside during winter, spring & fall, and kitchen, painting, crafting, etc. That way I don't have to wash my hands often.
      Gel can harm your nerves. Google gel manicure warnings. About 456,000 results (0.17 seconds).

      Just as long as you don't have it this long
      Just don't have it this long.
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  48. QUESTION:
    How can I make my nails grow?
    My nails always chip off or bend. I really want to have them long, but I can't because they keep breaking. I used to be able to grow them out, but I just can't now. I don't have the money to buy nail products so is there anything I can do at home to help? Any suggestions? Thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      Nail care is VERY important:

      Follow each step in order:

      -Wash your hands but dry them ENTIRELY.

      -Use cuticle oil and push the cuticles back. BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUSH THEM BACK TO FAR. DO NOT cut your cuticles off. Only cut the part that is necessary to be cut off.

      -Use a nail strengthener.-Apply 1-2 coats.

      -Use a moisturizer everyday. Try to get one that is for hands and cuticles.

      -When painting your nails use a base, safe polish and then a top coat.

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      Tips:
      -Avoid putting your hands in strong liquids.
      *Use gloves when washing dishes
      *Use gloves and paper towels when cleaning around the house.
      **To make your hands softer while cleaning, put some olive/argon oil or hand lotion and then put the gloves on and start cleaning. The heat will trap the ingredients and let your skin absorb it even faster.

      -Avoid using your nails a lot. Don't scratch or tap the nails on stuff.

      -Alter your diet; Include:
      *plenty of protein: Meat, fish, dairy, eggs, lentils, etc.
      *Foods rich in biotin: whole grains, soybeans, peanut butter, cauliflower, etc.
      *Foods rich in vitamin A: carrots, mangoes, apricots, etc.

      -Go outside. Exposure to sunlight will cause your body to produce vitamin D which is fundamental for nail growth.. DONT BURN YOUR SKIN.

      -If you feel like biting your nails, try chewing on gum or to keep your mouth busy.

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      -Rub garlic on your nails and do not wash it off for an hour. This will help harden your natural nail.

      -Warm up olive oil for 20-30 seconds. and then dip your nails in for 5-10minutes. Then rub the olive oil all over your hands.

      -Use cuticle oils every day.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to grow your nails long and healthy?
    How do you grow your nails personally? How do you keep them growing and do you care for them like with hand scubs?

    • ANSWER:
      Instead of cutting them, file them down because it makes the nail stronger. Hand and nail creams get rid of ridges on nails but don't make them any healthier or unhealthier. There is some kind of nail varnish which helps nails grow, but if they're strong and healthy it won't take long at all.

  50. QUESTION:
    What can I do to make my nails stronger?
    They are pretty strong and thick but the corner of my middle nails always breaks off. It never fails I bump it and chip it off. Is there anything I can do to help make them stronger or more flexible to prevent breaks?

    • ANSWER:
      use nail strengthener, NEVER peel of nail polish in sheets, try to keep your nails just before their breaking point if u dont care about length, and idk if its true but ive heard that shaping your nails square is stronger than rounded. also get a hand moisturizer that works for cuticles too, and get keratin vitamins.


hands and nails care

Nail Varnishs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I speed up nail varnish drying time?
    I have Barry M nail varnish, and it dries relatively quickly, but not completely for like the next hour or so. I always end up smudging it with my fingers because I think it's dried but it's not. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay this is an excellent tip for drying nail varnish as it works for all types.

      Before you do your nails in the sink run some cold water until it si relatively full.

      Then do your nails as you wish.

      Let them dry for 30 seconds, shake your hands if you want to.

      Then place your hands in the cold water in the sink for 1 minute, after the minute swish your hands around in the water for a bit.

      Voila! Dry nails! If you are doing this on toenails, use the same technique just use the bath instead.

      Make sure the tap is off when your put your hands in though because the force of the running water will smudge it. And you might need to leave your hands in the water a little longer, or a shorter amount of time, depending on how thick the varnish is.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of the nail varnish I have just spilt??
    I have just knocked red nail varnish onto my carpet how can I get rid of it. I have tried nail varnish remover and it had made it worse.....Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry I work in the carpet industry and I can tell you quite catagorically there is no way you can get nail varnish out of carpet. Acetone is the solvent for nail polish but all you will to is to smear it around.

      The idea of cutting out a square and replacing it would need to be done by a VERY skilled fitter to get anything better than a bad looking patch, because it would require an end on end join aswell as a side on side join.

      If you have accidental damage on the house insurance you're covered.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I get nail varnish and Ribena off of porous wood veneer?
    My daughter has got hold of white and pink nail varnish and spilt Ribena on her bedside table. Has anyone got any ideas on how to get it off without damaging it?

    • ANSWER:
      you can rub down but it depends how deep it has penetrated. Use nail varnish remover first.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i stop my nail varnish from going sticky?
    does leaving the nail varnish in the fridge work?
    x
    it is in this catagory because YA wouldn't let me put it in another :(

    • ANSWER:
      put nail vanish remover in and shake your nail varnish bottle, add more to liquidise it from being sticky. Then keep lid on after used and during used.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do i take nail varnish off my nails?
    I have put some bright pink nail varnish on and it has stained my nails and i don't know how to get it off,, is there anything you can buy to remove it.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Try Nail Varnish remover.
      2. Soak in alcohol and rub with cotton pads.

      This next one is not recommended but if done right will take most of the nail varnish off.

      3. Put another coat on each nail and rub off immediately (do this one nail at a time), this should take off both coats...the old and the new coat.

      You may just have to let it grow out. Another option is to file and buff your nails which will help get rid of this stain. However don't overdo this process because it will make your nails too brittle and they may break more easily.

      Another option is to cover it temporarily with other nail polish or put on some clear polish...leave to dry and then remove with some nail polish remover...the clear may of attached to some of the pink stain and may help get rid of the stain when you take it off...as before, don't do this to often because the polish and remover can damage your nails if overdone!

  6. QUESTION:
    How can i get Nail varnish remover from leather?
    An idiot has spilled nail varnish on my leather couch, It was dry when i found it and i dont want to harm the leather, so how can i get it off?

    Thanks alot!

    • ANSWER:
      If you can find a loose edge on the varnish it will sometimes just peel off. If it will then it may take some colour/finish with it and this will need fixing.

      If it wil not peel off then the area will need treating with strong solvents and will then need recolouring and this is best left to the qualified technicians.

      Using nail varnish remover or other solvents will remove finish and/or pigment with the nail varnish and this would then need to be fixed.

      Source(s):
      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather repair specialists

  7. QUESTION:
    What colour nail varnish would look good on my skin tone?
    I have really pale skin, long thin fingers. I've got long nails as well. The only nail varnish I have is a strengthening nail varnish. What colours should I get. I was thinking of getting a couple glittery ones as well because it is Christmas time. I was thinking of getting a few to start my little collection, I really like having my nails done but I can't get a manicure every single week because I want a change of colour. Any suggestions for colours?

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have pale skin you can pretty much use any color nail varnish that you want. It's like putting colored pencils on white paper, any color will look good!!!
      Hope this helps!!!!!!

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of nail varnish thats gone inside your nails?
    So yh...I cut my nails real short and put nail varnish on them, but now I wanna get rid of the varnish thats gone inside of the nails, and its getting really tough...any suggestions anybody?

    10 points for the most useful answer =>

    • ANSWER:
      I found that when you clean of most of the varnish with nail varnish remover,have a soak in a warm bath(where your hand will b submerged in the water!) afterwards if there is still some left at the ridges try removing it with more nail varnish remover using a cotton bud

      hope i've helped!!:)
      xx

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best nail varnish remover?
    I wear nail varnish a lot, but I find glitter nail varnish is hard to remove. What is the best nail varnish remover to use (in the UK).
    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the drugstore and buy a 100% acetone nail varnish remover. Then apply the acetone to a cotton pad and place it on your nail. Wrap the nail and cotton pad in tin foil for twenty seconds and when you remove, the glitter will come right off! Be careful not to spill the varnish remover on anything, as it will take the varnish off of tables too!

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of nail varnish stain on duvet cover AND duvet?
    On my nice blue duvet, there is now a LARGE bright pink stain, thanks to a nail varnish spillage. I've mopped up the worst that was still wet, and dabbed some varnish remover on the rest, which had got some of it up. Unfortunately, it's soaked through the actual duvet underneath. How do I get it off?!!? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have done that whilst sitting in bed and applying nail varnish. These are some hints. Washable fabrics, Do not use on acetate fabrics. Remove as much as possible, then treating from the back of fabric use non-oily nail varnish remover, being careful not to spread the mark, wash as normal. Test the affect of the varnish remover on a hem before using on fabric. Non Washable fabrics ,Immediately take to the dry-cleaners.
      The duvet well it depends on what it is made of and whether it is washable. I would get it to the cleaners

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i get a little bit of purple nail varnish out my brand new white trousers?
    Hello,
    I was painting my toe nails and a little bit of purple nail varnish dropped onto my brand new white trousers (my first time wearing them), im so upset as i love them trousers, is there anyway i can get the nail varnish off?

    Thank you x

    • ANSWER:
      I sat trying to write an answer to this yesterday and realised I didn't know!

      I'd say try nail varnish remover, but you don't want it to spread!
      Hmm it's difficult.

      There's all that stuff like white spirit as well, but again, it might spread!

      Is it a proper drip, like kinda thick? Because you could try peeling it off?
      Or you could try the nail varnish remover, but it'd be a bit of a gamble!

      Good Luck! I know how annoying it is! The first week I got a cream carpet 3 years ago, I spilt red nail varnish on it.... killer!

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I get red nail varnish off of my skin?
    I was painting my nails red for the world cup on Saturday, My nails are quite well done now but I have loads of red nail varnish on my skin, and since it's red it'll show up even more! This is a major crisis, does anyone know hoe to get it off my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Nail varnish remover works a treat.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to stop Barry M instant nail effects nail varnish from going too thick?
    I brought this nail varnish today and I tried it out just now. While I wad painting it on I realised that the bit just above the brush where the nail varnish collects that it went really thick. And when I put it back into the bottle it made the nail varnish have lumps in it. How can I keep it smooth so it lasts longer?

    • ANSWER:
      I have that too! It's great except I noticed that too. Put the lid on really tight. Next time you use it, if you find it is too thick add a very small drop of nail varnish remover to it and it should make it easier to apply. This works for normal nail varnish and so I am not sure if it will work for nail effects as it contains something different to enable it to crackle. Hope I helped:)!

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you get nail varnish to last longer?
    So, i'm a sucker for picking off the flaking bits of nail varnish off my nails which always leaves them looking ugly. Is there anything i can do to make my nail varnish stay in place for more that a day or so with out flaking or chipping?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your hands with warm soapy water, push your cuticles back, make sure you go over your nails with nail varnish remover, even if you have no polish on, it will get rid of any oils on the surface of your nails. Always apply a base coat, this will also help discoloration to the nails. Apply two thin coats of polish, and after it's dried apply a topcoat, and then apply it through the week, to maintain the shine and polish. Avoid washing up, so use rubber gloves if you have to (this will be good for your hands, keep them softer, better for your cuticles and stop the nail varnish chipping).

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you open a bottle of nail varnish?
    I've had this bottle of nail varnish but it hasn't been opened for a good few months.. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to open it or is there 'no hope'??

    Thank you xxx

    • ANSWER:
      Use nail varnish remover to dissolve the dried nail varnish and then use a tea towel for the extra grip to twist it open. Also if it ever goes seperated a trick I use is to put a little bead or something into it and shake the bottle, that mixes it back together really well. :) x

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you get nail varnish of the carpet?
    I have dropped Bright pink nail varnish on the carpet and need to get it out.

    • ANSWER:
      Remove as much as possible and use a non-oily varnish remover or acetone. Try not to smear it around & keep blotting the area until the varnish comes up. Follow by cleaning with a carpet shampoo. If the stain persists, get professional help. Hope this helps.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to get nail varnish off a wooden desk?
    I've only just dropped red nail polish on my wooden computer desk. I got some toilet tissue and got most of it off, but there's a red smudge on there now. I just don't want my mum to see it. I daren't use nail varnish remover in case I damage the wood.

    • ANSWER:
      Put the nail varnish remover (acetone, basically) on a Q tip and very CAREFULLY touch it to the smudge, which you'll then wipe away with a warm, damp paper towel

      Voila--problem solved.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do melons sometimes taste and smell like nail varnish remover?
    Is it just me but sometimes when you have a melon from a supermarket it smells of nail varnish remover and tastes a little of it too?
    What causes this?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure but pear drops scent is added to some nail varnish remover so maybe its that.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best way of applying dark nail varnish without getting it all on the skin aroun the nails?
    What is the best way to apply dark nail varnish? I have just bought a gorgeous nail varnish but i cant seem to put it on as easily as a light one because it keeps going all over my skin. Please help I've grown my nails long for the first time and I am dying to paint them!

    • ANSWER:
      Rub Vaseline on the skin around your nail and paint away! ;)

      Hope I helped~

  20. QUESTION:
    Is wearing nail varnish all the time bad for your nails?
    I wear nail varnish most of the time, preferably a new lot every 2 days, and I remove it with nail varnish remover, is it bad?

    • ANSWER:
      As long as you always apply a clear basecoat so the colour doesn't stain your nail [especially if you wear dark colours]], and you have a few days every 2 weeks where you don't wear nail varnish to let your nails breathe, you should be fine.

      xx

  21. QUESTION:
    how to remover nail varnish from leather sofa?
    I know im answering my own question but i had to share this with everyone!
    my daughter got red nail varnish on my brand new brown leather sofa and i didnt know what to do!
    I know NOT to use nail varnish remover, but thats the only advise i could find on internet short of spending a fortune on cleaning products or specialists, so i sat and thought about it for a while and came up with the idea of sticky tape! it took a few goes to remove everything, but im left with a sofa as good as new, no marks, no fading, nothing!
    HOPE THIS HELPS FOR YOU!

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunatley even though you cannot see it ,by taking off the nail varnish with sticky tape you will probably have removed the finish on the leather which should be replaced otherwise you will have problems with that area of the leather.

      http://LTTsolutions.net

  22. QUESTION:
    Where to get good quality but cheap nail varnish?
    Where do you get them from? Also is there barrym nail varnishes in sets? Oh and btw i live in the UK. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get cheap nail varnishes from Superdrug, they are branded and the name of them are usually "Miss Sporty" they come in a range of colours but some are more expensive than others.

      The cheapest in that brand are £2,00 and they are good quality not too thick and not too thin.
      I think if you wanted to get Miss Sporty nail effects (marble, crackle effect, sparkly) they cost 1 pound more..?

      And I think you can only buy BarryM nail varnishes separately.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get nail varnish out of bed sheets?
    I spilt red nail varnish all over my bed sheets, does anyone have a way of getting it out very quickly with no mess? Any help hugely appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      All I can suggest is using lots of nail polish remover (acetone) either rubbing or pouring some in a bowl and dipping the really bad bits in.

  24. QUESTION:
    What do you add to nail varnish to thin it out?
    My favourite nail varnish is quite old now and its gone really thick and impossible to paint on. Ive heard adding nail varnish remover to it can thin it out, does anyone know if this works? Or does anyone know any other things you can do to fix it? Please help! I don't want to ruin it but don't want to throw it away and also, i cant replace it as i bought it from USA.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to buy nail polish THINNER. It's an amazing product, it's cheap, and it restores your polish wonderfully. This is the kind I use:
      http://www.sallybeauty.com/Nail-Polish-Thinner/SBS-163400,default,pd.html

      It's super cheap and totally worth it. I have never used a full bottle, and have been able to extend the life of my thick top coats and old polish until they were all the way to the bottom.

      But please do not EVER EVER EVER use nail polish remover in your polish. Acetone or not. And definitely don't use water. If you do this, it can entire ruin your polish as demonstrated here:
      http://lacquerlaine.blogspot.com/2009/12/laines-favorite-blue-nail-polish-and.html

  25. QUESTION:
    What causes nail varnish to dull within a day?
    Within a day of applying two coats of red nail varnish and a clear top coat, the colour lost it's shine and then dulled. Immediately after washing my hair the red colour turned to a pale pink and then returned to a dull red within the next two hours. Is this a reaction to the shampoo or soap?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have acid in your tap water as I find a sealer coat on top of nail colour preserves the shine for ages. As for the hair, I am a natural blonde so can't comment.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to get nail varnish out of curtains?
    My sister has managed to get a small spot of red nail varnish onto her curtains, which are pale yellow and blue. It is very noticeable. She tried to get it out with varnish remover, but that only served to spread the stain.

    I'm sure she'd rather our mum didn't find out, so we can't do anything major/expensive. I know it's a long shot, but is there anything we could do to just dull the stain somewhat?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Home remedies do not work, as you've already discovered. Take the curtains to a dry cleaner. Dry cleaners CAN remove nail polish. Call first to make sure they have experience in removing nail polish from fabric. I doubt it will cost much.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to remove nail varnish stains from nails?
    I used a bright orange nail varnish with a base coat as well and it has still stained my nails a horrid yellow colour.
    i've tried lemon and even bleach to get the stains off but they haven't even faded :(

    • ANSWER:
      When i found my nails to be stained i painted them again with the same colour and then immediately took it off with nail varnish remover

  28. QUESTION:
    How to remove nail varnish from a laminate floor?
    I spilt a bit of nail varnish (bright pink!) on the laminate floor this morning, I did manage to remove most of it using nail polish remover, but then I left the remaining bit whilst I went out.

    Now the remaining bit is very stubborn and will not come out - I have been sat on the floor scrubbing for 40 minutes, nice way to spend a Saturday night!

    Should I try using something stronger, the nail polish remover really isn't working?
    Any tips/suggestions?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You could try cleaning the whole floor with a mop and water (add a high concentration of some multi surface cleaner to the water - make it hot water) Check on the bottle that the multi surface cleaner (eg flash) is suitable for laminate

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I remove nail varnish from a carpet?
    My 4 year old spilled blue nail varnish on a pink carpet. It's dried in now, does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      i know EXACTLY wat to use i experienced this too!! first rub it with nail polish remover, then use oxyclean on it!! should work worked for me :)

  30. QUESTION:
    how do i get nail varnish off jeans?
    i have got pale pink nail varnish splattered up the leg of (brand new) very dark blue jeans. i dont want to use nail varnish remover incase it bleaches the fabric. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Try some rubbing alcohol...=)

  31. QUESTION:
    Why was my sister told to remove her nail varnish before going for surgery?
    She had nail varnish on her toe nails which the nurse made her remove before going for surgery - why?

    • ANSWER:
      because we use a device called a pulse oximeter that reads the amount of oxygen in the blood of the extremities (fingers or toes or ear lobe) - it is like a peg onto one of these spots - it cannot read through nail varnish. Sometimes due to the positioning of the person in operating room it is necessary to use the toes rather than the fingers. It is a way of letting the anaesthetist know that the patient is being well oxygenated and the breathing tube and machine are working properly.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I stop nail varnish rubbing off on my papers?
    I use dark red nail varnish, but no matter what brand I use, cheap or expensive, it always seems to rub off on papers, books, etc. As I work in a publisher's office this is a problem! Is there anything I can do to stop this happening?

    A coat of clear nail varnish over the top doesn't seem to make much difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Is not wearing it an option? If so, go for it.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I get nail varnish off my jewellery?
    I've just come back from holiday and found my pink nail varnish has spilt and hardened all over my gold necklace, the chain, the clasp, the charms, everything. It won't pick off - what can I do? Any handy old tips?

    • ANSWER:
      nail polish remover.

  34. QUESTION:
    what is a good cheap nail varnish an where can i get it from?
    I bought these expensive nail varnishes and they are great but i want to buy more without spending so much so i have more money to save up for other things. My usual price is £10-£20(yh really expensive but good quality) but i now want under £2 pounds. Also where can i buy it: superdrug, Boots, Tesco etc. Thanks for reading.

    • ANSWER:
      If you go on Amazon you can get things usually cheaper so that's where I buy mine. Barry M is very good quality and is normally £2-3. I like Barry M because it doesn't chip and it doesn't streak. I also recommend Star Glazer. It is about £1-2 and last for a while. I have lots of these polishes and they look great on your nails. Hope I helped:)

  35. QUESTION:
    How to get nail varnish to stick to your nails?
    I have nail varnish that is reasonably new and i paint it onto my nails and within a day its falling off how can i get this to stick?

    • ANSWER:
      Use a base coat and a top coat if this still doesn't work then rough the nail abit with a nail file

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I get nail varnish out of clothes?
    I've just smudged nail varnish on my new top. Will it come out in the wash?

    • ANSWER:
      White spirit will fade it, though there may still be a mark. It might also ruin the fabric completely.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do i get clear nail varnish off my blackberry curve 8520 screen?
    i spilt nail varnish on it by accident-.-
    how do i get it off?

    • ANSWER:
      Use a q-tip with nail polish remover.

  38. QUESTION:
    how can i prevent my nails breaking when i wear nail varnish often?
    i wear nail varnishes all the time, and im constantly changing the colours. Recently my nails started breaking and splitting and i can peel off the top layer of my nail.
    I have taken my nail varnish off to try and get them back to normal but is there anything else i can do? or anything i can do to prevent this happening next time i wear nail varnish?

    • ANSWER:
      Try to find nail varnishes that have hardeners, when I bought some the other day I got a free bottle of "Retain" works really well, use it as a top coat or use a top coat with it. I also suggest you get some Nails & Cuticles Hand creme by Sally Hansen, this helps nails from peeling ( Mine use to as well) , helps them grow longer faster and it's great especially in the winter when many people get dry skin. ALWAYS USE A BASE COAT. A base coat helps protect your nails from the varnishes and keeps them from yellowing. Try so use as little amount of layers as possible. Hope I helped !

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get nail varnish to last longer?
    Nail varnish always says it will last up to 10 days, but mine always seems to chip after a day or so! Is there any way to get it to last longer? How do you make sure it doesn't chip so quickly?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      always use a base coat and a good top coat.. leaves your nails shiny and it will usually last 8-10 days with out chipping :) hope this helped.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can i get a little bit of purple nail varnish out my brand new white trousers?
    Hello,
    I was painting my toe nails and a little bit of purple nail varnish dropped onto my brand new white trousers (my first time wearing them), im so upset as i love them trousers, is there anyway i can get the nail varnish off?

    Thank you x

    • ANSWER:
      i wouldnt put nail polish remover on it, or bleach..i use oxy-clean and it takes everything out, even if its years old. dry cleaners would be the best bet so you don't ruin them.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why does my nail varnish stain my nails and how do I remove it?
    I recently bought a new nail varnish by Rimmel London, shade 700 block your green (a dark green colour). I took it off after 5 days and my nails have now been stained a light green. I thought this nail varnish would be good as it's Rimmel but obviously not. Why did this happen and how can I remove this stain? My nails look like Shreks now and it's horrible.
    I did use a base coat and I always do.

    • ANSWER:
      Buff the surface of your nails. It is really the only way to get rid of it.

  42. QUESTION:
    What nail varnish combinations are best?
    Im just wondering if anyone knows any good nail varnish combinations to put on. Any designs or colours in particular?

    Thanks to everyone in advance for answering!

    • ANSWER:
      Red and black is a nice combination.
      or dark red and gold, black and white obviously.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get red nail varnish out of a white carpet?
    My two year old sister decided it would be a good idea to go into my room and paint herself and (more importantly) my white carpet red with my nail varnish. I've tried nail varnish remover and vinegar both haven't really worked too well. Help?!

    • ANSWER:
      Red coloring can be a really strong stain, and unfortunately, if the carpet was wool, the vinegar could have acted like a dye fixative and made the staining permanent. (Vinegar and other acids are how dyes are made permanent on fibers like wool and silk).

      You need to find out what the carpet is made of to make sure you don't set the stain accidentally when trying to clean it. Renting a deep steam cleaner might help the nail varnish let go of the rug fibers.

  44. QUESTION:
    What colour nail varnish and make up to wear with my dress?
    I'll be wearing a green fully sequin dress with black opaque tights and black patent heels. I have quite pale skin, blue eyes and long blonde hair which i will be wearing down. What colour nail varnish do you think i should wear? Also what colour eyeshadow? I was thinking of wearing a nude colour lipstick with some clear gloss over the top. Any tips and ideas on make up and accessories would be could, thanks xxx

    • ANSWER:
      Well......unless you want to appear "overdone"....just a simple nail adornment....like French Manicure...........the sequin dress and black tights are dramatic enough without doing any thing else.....smokey eyes would be sexy with the nude lipstick....so that is an excellent choice....and the accessories need to be played down as well............remember it is classy to follow the old adage............less is more....

  45. QUESTION:
    How do I get spilt nail varnish out of a white duvet cover? Please?
    Have tried hot wash, vanish and nail varnish remover.........

    • ANSWER:
      Hi you need to be patient.
      Nail varnish remover will work but it takes several attempts and much work.
      You need to start by soaking the area in NVR both sides, work the area with your fingers until the NV becomes active again.
      Then use a piece of kitchen roll to remove what you can.
      Then same again and keep doing it until eventually you will get it out.
      My gf did the same and it worked but took nearly a whole bottle of NVR and lots of time but it will do it.
      If you can and the area covered isnt too big you can also get some kind of container with an airtight or liquid tight lid and put the NVR in it and the close it over the area the pot one side the lid the other.
      The make sure the area concerned is always coated with the NVR this will also take time and effort but it may well loosen the NV much more efficiently.
      Paul

  46. QUESTION:
    How can i get nail varnish off my toes without taking it off my fingers too?
    I've just french polished my finger nails and want to take the nail varnish off my toes, but i don't want any of the nail varnish remover to get onto my fingers or for the cotton wool to stick to my finger nails, any ways to stop the nail varnish remover from getting on my finger nails?

    • ANSWER:
      tweezers ! if your nails are wet too then obviously you cant wear gloves ! tweezers are the way to go !

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get black nail varnish out of blue denim shorts?
    So I was painting my nails and when I opened the black nail varnish little bits went everywhere over it :( It hasn't got much black nail varnish on them, but they're my favourite shorts and I need it out soon!
    Thanks a bunch! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Easy - just use nail polish remover in small dabs to dissolve it and remove it.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can i get my nail varnish to stop chipping and last longer?
    Hello,
    I love wearing nail varnish but within a couple of days its either been chipped or wearing off.
    I wear 2 layers.
    Does anyone have any tips?

    Thank you xx

    • ANSWER:
      you need a good top coat.

      check out ulta.com

      look for stuff called liquid glass.

      its amazing!

      good luck

  49. QUESTION:
    How do I get the smell of nail varnish out of bedding?
    I spilt some nail varnish remover on my duvet, how do I get the smell out? It's so strong it makes me feel ill.

    • ANSWER:
      Two choices, throw it in the washing machine or throw it in the garbage, nothing else is going to take that stench out.

  50. QUESTION:
    in some photos it looks like im wearing black nail varnish and on different nails?
    in some photos it looks like im wearing black nail varnish and on different nails when i was wearing pink!? in one picture i had 9 black nails and one pink, then in next 1 or 2 black ones? any ideas searched google could it be the pink reacting with the camera?

    • ANSWER:
      It may just be a combination of the lighting and the camera you used. Even with my high-quality camera, I sometimes have lighting issues and I've had my nails come out many different colors. The flash can sometimes mess with colors, too. I don't think it's a problem with the nail polish, though.


nail varnishs

Cream Nail Varnish

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I get Red Nail Varnish off a Cream Sofa?
    I was painting my nails about fifteen minutes ago when I accidentally brushed my hand against the arm of the sofa .. ! The sofa is expensive cream fabric and even worse, my Dad's. He's on holiday at the moment but when he comes back he will go mental.

    Is there a way for me to get it out? What should I do ? I dabbed a bit of nail varnish remover on it but if anything it's just smudged it.

    • ANSWER:
      This might help http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS313&ei=FzKVSeT3Hpy6MsSpmZMM&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=nail+polish+fabric+remover&spell=1

      help with my question please http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArQ0ZIvLUUT3XicJo9_pmyDsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090213001301AAKa5TS

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I remove stains from white melamine furniture?
    My new white furniture has been marked by the rubber on bottom of tv & now I want to move tv to wall but furniture is stained. Anyone any idea how to get these marks off? I have tried bleach, cream cleanser, nail varnish remover, stain devil, white vinegar, white spirit as well as all the other houshold cleaners I could think of - HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      have you tried cillet bang?sounds like you have tried everything else.

  3. QUESTION:
    does anyone know how to get nail varnish out of a carpet?
    my daughter dripped blue nail varnish onto a cream carpet and i have been scratching my head wondering if there is a way to get it out?
    thanks for these answers, i am reluctant to use nail varnish remover as my nan used it on carpet a while ago and it melted a hole straight through the carpet!
    are there different types of remover??

    • ANSWER:
      Non acitone polish remover.
      Test a tiny place first.
      Acitone based might melt synthetic fibers.
      Now this is just a theory.

  4. QUESTION:
    What colour nail varnish to go with beige shoes and cream dress?
    I'm going to a wedding next weekend and I'm wearing a cream dress with beige open toe wedges, what colour nail varnish should I wear??

    • ANSWER:
      Coral colour would look good,give the outfit a little colour

  5. QUESTION:
    How can i get a little bit of purple nail varnish out my brand new white trousers?
    Hello,
    I was painting my toe nails and a little bit of purple nail varnish dropped onto my brand new white trousers (my first time wearing them), im so upset as i love them trousers, is there anyway i can get the nail varnish off?

    Thank you x

    • ANSWER:
      I sat trying to write an answer to this yesterday and realised I didn't know!

      I'd say try nail varnish remover, but you don't want it to spread!
      Hmm it's difficult.

      There's all that stuff like white spirit as well, but again, it might spread!

      Is it a proper drip, like kinda thick? Because you could try peeling it off?
      Or you could try the nail varnish remover, but it'd be a bit of a gamble!

      Good Luck! I know how annoying it is! The first week I got a cream carpet 3 years ago, I spilt red nail varnish on it.... killer!

  6. QUESTION:
    how to remove red nail varnish off a cream carpet?
    have spill red nail varnish on a white cream carpet and cannot seem to remove it have tried nail varnish remover and white Spirit but that's doesn't seem to be working what else could i try? have thought about putting a wet cloth on the area with a hot iron on top of the cloth but not sure whether this will make it worse. Anyone have any idears please.

    • ANSWER:
      Once it is dry, you are pretty S.O.L.

      If the area is small enough, you can clip the fibers with sizzors.

      If you have a scrap of the same carpet, you can use a knife to cut out the stain and cut a patch out of the extra and use double stick tape to put it in place.

      They tell you how to do things like this on diy.com

  7. QUESTION:
    Would red nail varnish look good with a cream and navy dress?
    I'm going to a katy perry concert tomorrow, and want to look casual but dressy. So i've got a cream and blue dress which i will probably dress down to look quite indie style. my shoes will be either browny or silvery. what nail varnish would look best? i like the red look haa, i wanna look stylish, so any idea? :)

    • ANSWER:
      red nails will look great! Go for it.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to remove nail varnish stains?
    I spilt blue nail varnish all over my cream carpet, please help! Is it possible to remove?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... u need pure acetone and a scouring pad or brush... pour directly on stain rub in and let sit for 5 mins...then scrub for the same...get a wet rag and wipe hard to remove stain..you may have to repeat..but that should work...also place a fan on stained area after cleaning so it can dry with getting re-stained:))

  9. QUESTION:
    What colour nail varnish should I buy?
    I have an outfit that consists of a grey/black/white top, grey trousers and black shoes and need a colour of nail varnish that will look good with it. I have an autumn complexion- peaches and cream complexion, brown hair and eyes if that helps.

    • ANSWER:
      try it http://www.nike2nike.com/Brand-Shoes-c-1624.html

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of verucas? Please help, tried everything?
    I've got 6 verucas on my foot which are reasonably small and I've had them for coming up to about a year.

    They aren't painful but just annoying and I want them to go.
    I've tried bazooka cream, putting nail varnish on, plasters, exfoliating and even shaving them off, banana skin....

    Are there any other remedies or things I could try (at home) or do I need to go to a doctor to have them frozen off?

    Thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      Duct tape, yes im serious, it works twice as effective as freezing them according to studies.

  11. QUESTION:
    I played a prank with conditioner and nail varnish remover?
    I have been bullied loads by some girls in my care home. I decided to put nail varnish remover in their conditioner and i want to know what effect this would have on their hair.
    Btw they deserved it.

    • ANSWER:
      Well prepare for a fire, nail varnish is highly flammable, so when they use heat to dry there hair, there hair may very well set on fire, it will make there hair rough like straw and really knotty and matted there hair will smell awful too, but if they dont blow dry there hair it wont be as funny, also fill there hairdryer will nail varnish remover so when they turn it on it will set on fire, actually dont do that, next time use hair removal cream like veet or nair and theyll go bald when they wash it out, get the odorless one though. Ive been in a care home there horrible and I dont blame you at all, good luck have fun ;) <3

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best opaque nude nail polish?
    I am looking for a nail varnish in a nude colour (beige, pale pinks, creams) that is opaque in 1 or 2 coats. I have a few nudes, and although I love their colours, they can take 3 or 4 coats, and sometimes I don't have the time.
    What, in your opinion, is the best opaque nude?

    Thanks for the help :)

    • ANSWER:
      essie -van d go is a very very very opaque light pink (actually technically only need 1 coat)
      essie -sand tropez is a beige nude once again amazing color
      the wet n wild megalast colors there are a few nudes are also very opaque and are only 1.99 each

  13. QUESTION:
    What is an easy way to remove streaky fake tan at home completely?
    I have tried bicarbonate of soda/baking soda, nail varnish remover, bleach, baby wipes, fake tan remover, lemon, hair removal cream and shaving and they either damage my skin (which is not very sensitive), don't work or only fade it a little! Is there a way that is cheap, effective and quick?!

    • ANSWER:
      Your best option is to keep having reguler showers. Also have a nice LONG bath and use a body scrub and scrub your whole body down! You can buy body scrubs from anywhere like tescos, asda etc.
      Hope I was a help and all your streaky fake tan comes off ;)
      xx

  14. QUESTION:
    How to remove childrens pink lip gloss from cream carpet?
    PLEASE HELP!! I'm at the end of my tether with how to get this stain out :-( its been there a while and I've tried everything! I've tried kitchen roll and an iron, nail varnish remover, soap and hot water, vinegar, vanish carpet cleaner and toothpaste and none of these have even budged it :-( my last resort is to have the carpet replaced but as its a big room I can't really afford to at the moment so would really appreciate any other tips anybody could suggest :-) thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good products not tested on animals ?
    Im a 16 year old girl and have been a vegetarian for about 1 year , i also do not use any products tested on animals. Does anybody know any good hand creams/ body lotions/shampoos /conditioners/make-up / nail varnishs ect that are not animal tested ? I also have sensitive skin !

    • ANSWER:
      My rule has always been- if it doesn't come from nature, it doesn't go in or on my body. I have done just fine never using traditional beauty products, and get tons of compliments on my skin/hair/nails (although, I don't ever wear makeup). It doesn't matter if it's been tested on animals or not, if you don't know what's in it or how it was made, you should probably stay away. Here is my list of "beauty" products-

      Dark beer- is better than any shampoo or conditioner on the planet. The small amount of alcohol strips off the dirt and excess oil, while the hops nourishes the strands. I have waist length hair, haven't trimmed it in years, and the only thing that goes in it is beer in lieu of shampoo/conditioner. My hair is very shiny, no split ends, never frizzy, tangly or dry.... I challenge any one traditional beauty product to have the same effect at the same sort of price.

      Essential oils- in lieu of perfume and deodorant, I mix a few drops of my favorite essential oils with water in a small spritz bottle. I don't stink or sweat excessively. A lot of people ask me what my perfume is, because nature truly produces the best scents. Plus, a bottle of essential oil will last for at least a year if your mixing it with water in lieu of buying expensive (and toxic) fragrances.

      Olive oil- I rarely have dry skin (proper hydration cures that), but on occasion when I do, I mix a drop of essential oil in some olive oil and use that. The skin quickly absorbs this nourishing and natural substance, and it leaves it very smooth and silky (smells good too). I would argue lotions and sunscreens are driving up skin cancer rates. The largest organ in your body doesn't need chemical goo slathered on it every day.

      I also make many different types of face masks/scrubs from ingredients out of the pantry. You can find multiple "recipes" online, depending on the desired result of the mask/scrub.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get a makeup stain out of my dry clean only coat?
    I took it to the dry cleaners but they couldn't get them out. I have a tiny nail varnish stain and a lip gloss stain. It is a cream coat. I came back and found another stain which looks like blood but it is dark and I swear that wasn't there when I took it. But is there anyway of getting makeup stains out????

    • ANSWER:
      There is a product called "Tech Stain Remover" that's supposed to be really effective on stains. You can find it at Ace Hardware. Do try it on the inside of your coat first.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can i make my nails stronger?
    my nails are pretty weak, everytime i try to grow them, they always break. Can anything help? i've started drinking milk, because i hardly have any calcium but nothings really help...and does nail varnish make nails stronger? yeah thats it.

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy nail strengtheners in most drug stores and supermarkets, the sally hansen stuff works really well. Use hand and nail cream, Vaseline hand creams are good, and use cuticle cream or oil every night before you go to bed. Drink a couple of glasses of milk a day and take cod liver oil.
      All of these things will help your nails grow stronger. :)

  18. QUESTION:
    How can i keep my nails healthy?
    At the moment, its summer and so im trying to keep my body healthy, including my nails (I know it may seem ridiculous). My nails are really unhealthy and they looks disgusting, so i tend to cover my nails up with nail varnish, but i know this is bad for them. Anyway, i was wondering if there was anything i can do to keep my nails healthy and stronger? and also is there anything i can do to make them grow faster?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Over a year and a half ago my doctor advised me to take Vitamin E for my badly picked and bitten nails. I was ready to try anything, believe me! This worked beyond my wildest dreams! My nails are strong and healthy and ugly deformed bumps on my thumb nails disappeared. Now they grow and grow! I use a rectangular nail block to keep them a good length (no talons for me!) and I pamper them with good hand lotion and cuticle cream. One neat trick that I found on my own is a real winner - I clasp my hands together while watching TV, sometimes massaging in hand cream at the same time. I check for rough spots or snags regularly and go after them with the nail block so that no breakage will occur. I even use the block for dry, hard places on the skin around my nails, leaving nothing to bite or pick. I am now a happy camper with my beautiful nails!

  19. QUESTION:
    how can i get nail varish and coke out of my cream carpet?!?
    i have tried nail varnish remover and vanish.... but neither of them are coming out!! =[ thank yooo

    • ANSWER:
      Try half a cut lemon for the coke and with the nail varnish just keep trying with the remover. If it has set you will have to persevere and maybe some brown paper over it and then iron with a hot iron will help.

  20. QUESTION:
    What can you do at a spa sleepover?
    Hiya,
    I'm having a spa night/movie night/sleepover for my birthday next week, with my friend. But apart from facial masks and nail varnish, makeovers etc, what else can you do? Also, what movies do you recommend?

    Thankyou in advance, no rude comments please.

    • ANSWER:
      Well when ever my girlfriends come over we just eat and usually we end up chitchating all night long. theres always something going on so i guess we gossip about life and even tv. lol. then we pick a funny movie, and a scary movie. Do ask your friends to help choose a movie, and maybe even ask them each to bring their favorite dish, so they all have something to pitch in plus that makes it easier for you and funner for them. If your of age a bottle of wine will be nice to eat with. if your not, then have some ice cream with plenty of topins to choose from. if your going the healthier route get some frozen yogurt. hope i helped.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my nails from splitting?
    http://img.xcitefun.net/users/2009/09/114208,xcitefun-7.jpg
    Like that^
    (but my skin is in better condition!)
    I've tried strengthening nail varnish but as soon as I take it off, they split again...
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well...first off i would say STOP using Nail Polish Remover, if you do so. It has chemicals that break your nail, causing it too dry. But i SUGGEST to Rub hand cream and nail oil in the cuticles and in the roots of the nails after every time you wash them. Moisturizing them makes them stronger and more flexible. Use a buffer to get a shiny and a polished look instead of using a polish since the friction created by the buffer stimulates the nail growth while nail polish has a drying effect.The length of the nails should not be more than the quarter inch beyond the finger tip. Keep the nails filed. :D

  22. QUESTION:
    How should i do my hair and make up for my summer ball?
    I have fair skin and long wavy light brown hair, the dress i've picked out is a light cream colour and i'm teaming it with black patent peep toes and a black patent clutch... was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how i should do my hair (up or down) and make up.... also was thinking about black nail varnish...

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I am a professional with a very classy style and i wear black nail polish all the time
      There is nothing wrong with it. My non punk nature makes up for it
      As far as hair - I would not do an up do - simply because you are going to be dancing and you do not want pieces falling out.
      I am not sure how heavy your hair is.
      Make up - pink lips, light brown shimmery eyeshadow and lots of lashes
      DO NOT MATCH YOUR EYESHADOW TO YOUR DRESS
      IT WILL WASH YOU OUT!
      Since it is summer - sparkle dust of any kind on your hair or skin would be a beautiful accessory.

      Check out Kate Beckinsale, she has curly hair (sometimes) but she has the most beautiful feminine hair stiles

      I hope this was helpful!
      Enjoy your night!

  23. QUESTION:
    What shoes, accessories etc to wear with long, fitted grey silk skirt and cream crochet camisole?
    What colour shoes do you suggest? Nude or black or grey?

    Also, jewellery - any suggestions?

    And nail varnish - what colour?

    Its a posh meal and theatre date with a relatively new man :) My style tends to be quite boho but glammed up a bit.

    TU for any help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Go with a light greyish tone shoe or a nude pump which elongates your legs. Black would be ordinary but always stylish. Defenitley a statement necklace if the camisole has a low neckline.

      You said your style is boho so maybe you could add some chunkie braclets or antique earrings.

      For nail polish def do a dark red or metal colors they are vvery nice for the fall season.
      Hope this helps

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get a stain out of the carpet?
    I split nail varnish on the carpet so used some nail varnish remover and shaving cream as instructed
    Now there's a big patch on my carpet where the nail varnish was. (the nail varnish is out of the carpet)
    I've used baking soda and vinegar but it isn't coming out how do I fix it??

    • ANSWER:
      use a sharp scissors or razor and trim off the stained fibers

  25. QUESTION:
    How to get a stain put of the carpet?
    I spilt nail varnish on the carpet and followed instructions to use nail varnish remover and shaving cream
    Now there's a massive wet patch in the carpet
    I've tried
    Vinegar
    Bakin soda
    Blowin it with a hair dryer
    I can't think of anything else
    Please help my parents are gonna kill me

    • ANSWER:
      Check out this site to help you with removing nail varnish from your carpet.

      http://www.ehow.com/how_7237087_remove-nail-varnish-carpet.html

      and here's another site as well.
      http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-remove-nail-polish-from-carpet/

  26. QUESTION:
    What else should i include in this gift set?
    It's going to be all relaxing, pampering stuff! So at the moment i have a list of

    1) a bag to put all the stuff in
    2) face masks
    3) nail varnish

    it needs a lot more! Can you tell me what else to include thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hand and Body Cream
      Body Puff
      Shower gel
      Bubble bath/salts
      makeup remover/toner
      hair mask/treatments

  27. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a pastel yellow nail varnish/polish?
    I really badly want a pastel yellow nail varnish, but I can't seem to find one ANYWHERE. Does anyone have any idea where I could get one? I found a lemon ice cream one on Barry M, does anybody own it, or know if its a pastel yellow or not? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the reason why nails become yellowish when you always use nail polish?
    When I started using nail polish, I noticed after removing it that my toe nails became yellowish and brittle. What is the reason for this? Do you have any advice on how to strengthen my nails again? Does it mean that I should not wear nail polish for an extended period of time?

    • ANSWER:
      The main reason why nailz become yellowish is due to the colour of the nail varnish which ent removed completely..even after using a nail polish remover...Use a base coat before applying nail varnish..this will make sure your nailz wont appear yellow after removing the nail varnish...And yh do not keep on nail varnish for a long time..coz as i mentioned above..the colour gets absorbed...
      Drink lots of water
      Eat fruitz
      Healthy diet...its same as takin care of your skin and that
      Yu can find sum kinda creams n stuff to buy
      Jst hope that helpz lol
      xXxX

  29. QUESTION:
    What's a good natural remedy for splitting nails?
    My hand nails are breaking into several layers, they actually look like pieces of layer cake at the moment...and dirt getting stuck between the layers is irremovable! What natural remedy is there for it?
    Please don't give me product brand names, 'cause I'm not in the states for the moment.
    Also, will covering them with nail varnish help or worsen the breakage?

    Thank you for any info!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It always helps to keep a top coat on your nails. If you cant keep them clean, You might want to cut them and start over. Use hand cream often. It will moisturize your nails also. I think they could be splitting because of dryness. Good luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    nail varnish on carpet?
    Help spilt a pot of red nail varnish on my cream carpet. I have been dabbing I with nail varnish remover and keeping it wet but its still there and I cant get it out. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing that removes nail varnish is either acetone or lacquer thinner--bleach and vinegar will NOT work and may damage the carpet. You can also try to find a product called "Goof Off" which removes old, dried paint. I spilled a HUGE amount of nail varnish on my light colored carpet--and the acetone worked to remove most of it, then I used the Goof Off to get the rest. I don't know if this product is sold in the UK (where I assume you are) but it may be available on-line.

      Just keep using the acetone--and soak the stain in it, then use an old towel to absorb the excess liquid. The stuff is deep into the carpet fibers--you have to keep doing this until you get it all--which takes a while. Don't use a product that doesn't contain acetone--the non-acetone nail varnish removers don't work as well and leave residue. Also, go to the hardware store and see if they have lacquer thinner, which is a bit stronger. Test it on the carpet in an inconspicuous spot to see if it melts the fibers before using it.

      If this doesn't work, you may have to either live with the stain, or pull the carpet up in that spot and clean the backing and padding with the acetone underneath--then lay it back down when it's clean.

      Bleach doesn't work on synthetic fabrics--and vinegar isn't a solvent that will remove oil-based paint or varnish. You need to use a solvent that does--and the only thing that really works is acetone.

  31. QUESTION:
    What colour nail varnish should I wear with white sandal?
    my outfit is a purple bubble hem dress with a white detailed back, white bag, white/silver sandals and silver jewelery. What colour nail varnish on my toes/fingers should I wear?
    I was thinking silver or black??

    • ANSWER:
      what about plum or a light pechy cream (like a natural color) i have seen that on many celebrities and I just love how it looks. I think I am getting a mani/pedi this week and this is deff what i will be getting

  32. QUESTION:
    how to get ink from a cream leather couch?
    my 2 year old daughter has drawn lots of 'lovely' pictures on my cream couch. im on the verge of pulling out my last few strands of hair because i have tried nearly all the things i've heard of but nothing seems to work.
    i treid baby wipes as they bring out almost anything, soaps of all kinds, hot water, hairsprays, leather cleaners and even milk. but nothing seems to help, just make matters worse!
    the products i have tried have started bringing off the top layer of leather. please,somebody help me!

    • ANSWER:
      If it is on a pigmented leather (which I think yours will be) then the first thing you should try is an ink stick. The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have a pale leather and children!!!!
      You should also be using a good quality leather protector on a pale suite. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.
      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Hairspray sometimes works but can also make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area. Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes, they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather sofa as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin your suite.

      As you have discovered you have already removed the finish on the leather by using all the products that people think will work without understanding what they do. The only way now to rectify the damage is to call a leather technician who will be able to repair the damage done. If you do not have it repaired the matter will only get worse.

      LTT have trained technicians all over the UK who can do this work

  33. QUESTION:
    how do i get nail varnish off my curtains?
    my little neice has just put bright purple nail varnish all over my thick cream curtains. nail varnish remover hasnt worked. any ideas, please help. hubbys gonna go mad when he comes home lol

    • ANSWER:
      Try paint thinner... it is harsher than nail polish remover. Just dont go to heavy because it could eat away at the fabric as well. If that doesnt work... they have a product thats actually made to get paint out of fabric. For the life of me i cant remember what its called but i believe they sell it at home improvment stores. If you dotn have the means to do that.. try scraping it off gently with a sharp razor or knife. My daughter got paint from a wall that was not dried on her hands then wiped it off on my designer jeans! So i know where you are coming from. I didnt have any type of remover on hand, so after about two pain staking hours of lightly scraping most of it all came off.

  34. QUESTION:
    What Should I Get From Boots Staff Shop For Party Bags?
    I am getting my mum to go to the Boots staff shop (because she works at Boots) and I havto write out a list of what I would like her to get.
    So far I have on my list:
    -Sample Perfumes
    -Make-up
    -Creams, shower Gels etc.
    -Hair Bows (everyone is wearing them right now)
    -Nail Varnish

    Can you think of any more things? I'm going to be thirteen so nothing too childish and girly LOL. Please and Thankyou x

    • ANSWER:
      im not sure exactly what they have at that shop but i would get definitely get some teen glossy magazines and maybe some scented candles and some jewelry like a ring or necklace or bracelet and maybe a little diary or journal or notebook with a glittery feather pink pen or something is that to childish i don't think so i mean your a tweeny or teeny your still a little bit of a child but more of a teenager maybe a cd it depends on how much money you want to spend
      also maybe a cut little or big wallet or purse and lip-glosss also a little cute teddy bear and of course a girls best freind chocolate maybe a voucher to go and get a coffee
      you should also write a personel note to all of your party guest and put it in their party bag saying something like
      to ..................................
      i would like to thankyou for attending my 13th birthday party
      or just say thanks for making my birthday even better for comeing to my party it can be as simple or as complicated as you want
      goodluck
      have fun and i hope i helped
      happy birthday

  35. QUESTION:
    How to makes your finger nails look decent?
    How can I make me fingernails look nice? I bite them now and again, but they're kind of long, I use nail cream and often push the skin back on them (apparently it's supposed to be good for them), has anyone got any other tips on how to make them look nice? And good nail varnish designs too?
    Thanks! :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Try not to bite them as it will split the nail. Sometimes it can be good to soak your hand in oil which can moisturize the nail so they will not break as easily and will look nicer. There are certain Nail varnish brands that help to strengthen your nails such as sally Hansen - hard as nails.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to make your nails grow? Do acrylics/shellac/gels or any other alternates work?
    Says it all in the title really. Just want to know what will help my nails grow. They're very weak. Had acrylics before and then gels. They grew but soon snapped off. What's the difference between gels and shellacs? And is there any alternate ways x

    • ANSWER:
      No, acrylics/shellac/gels or any other alternates just trash your real nail while they are stuck on. This causes the real nail underneath to almost rot away as it can't breath. If you really want to put on false nails then what you need to do is go to a professional nail spa or salon or whatever you have and get them to do it for you and they know all about it and how to do it so that your nail underneath can grow etc. DON'T do it yourself or you will have weak and problematic nails for the rest of your life if you do this the whole time. You need to put on some nail vitamins. Something like this:

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sally-Hansen-3pc-French-Manicure-PEN-Kit-sheer-shimmer-/380214606960?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item58868e7c70

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALLY-HANSEN-MAXIMIUM-GROWTH-CUTICLE-NAIL-MOISTURE-TREATMENT-PEN-BRAND-NEW-/190738181412?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item2c68e1ad24

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sally-Hansen-Maximum-Growth-Nourishing-Nail-Color-Polish-/271075727444?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item3f1d5f5854

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LF-PURPLE-WITH-SPARKLY-GLITTER-PIECES-NAIL-POLISH-VARNISH-LOVELY-/110982552008?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item19d71359c8

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saffron-Nail-Polish-Varnish-in-SPARKING-PINK-44-/170610683112?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item27b9306ce8

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DM-Cosmetics-Nail-Strengthener-and-Conditioner-Pen-/330897009195?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item4d0affaa2b

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CUTICLE-OIL-PEN-Revitalise-Soften-Strengthen-Manicure-Treatment-Brush-NAIL-ART-/121123764961?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&var=&hash=item1c3389fae1

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sally-Hansen-Nail-Treatment-strengthener-Repair-For-weak-brittle-nails-/171045048750?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item27d31451ae

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALLY-HANSEN-MAXIMIUM-GROWTH-CUTICLE-NAIL-MOISTURE-TREATMENT-PEN-BRAND-NEW-/190738181412?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item2c68e1ad24

      I found all of these for you. Even just proper nail varnish helps and there are some vitamins that you can just put on to help and moistorise your nails. Also, when you buy hand cream, make sure you buy hand AND NAIL cream so that it can help not just your hands, but your nails too.

      I really hope I helped. xxx :)

  37. QUESTION:
    How to grow your nails long and healthy?
    How do you grow your nails personally? How do you keep them growing and do you care for them like with hand scubs?

    • ANSWER:
      Instead of cutting them, file them down because it makes the nail stronger. Hand and nail creams get rid of ridges on nails but don't make them any healthier or unhealthier. There is some kind of nail varnish which helps nails grow, but if they're strong and healthy it won't take long at all.

  38. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on cleaning a cream leather sutie?
    I have a cream leather suite about 2 years and it seems to be peeling any ideas what to do ?? Also how could I remove ink marks from it

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a cleaning problem.

      Peeling of the top finish can be caused by a number of things. It is the sort of damage we see a lot when incorrect cleaning products (like baby wipes) have been used. If this is not the case then the top finish is unstable and will need to be fixed.

      This is not a job you can do yourself and so you should call a qualified leather technician to do the work for you.

      As far as the ink is concerned:
      As the ink is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an ink stick (find one that is a professional product used in the industry - LTT do one). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. Be sure to check the type of leather you have before doing this as if you use this on an aniline style it will not work and may leave a greasy mark which will not go away.

      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      Using hairspray/WD40 and all these other solvent cleaners is very risky as it can make the matter far worse as it can spread the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix.
      Using alcohol, perfume, etc. can also be a little risky depending on how stable the finish is. If the finish is unstable this would remove pigment form the leather.
      Nail varnish remover or any other solvents will also remove the finish and pigment which will need replacing.

      DO NOT USE Baby wipes as they are about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it. A professional leather cleaner would never use these on their leather and DFS do not give correct advice on leather care because their staff have no training.

      Please do not try milk or toothpaste these are silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Magic erasers usually remove finish and pigment along with the ink.

      Old ink will be harder to remove than new ink and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.

      Silicones/furniture polish are the worst thing to use on leather as they will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather and will eventually break all the finish down and make it crack.

      Leather does not need conditioning it needs cleaning and protecting on a regular basis with water based products this will keep it rehydrated and supple. Oils will make things much worse.

      Leather should be cleaned gently not scrubbed so 'elbow grease' will only do damage to the finish.

      Hide food will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.

      Using a good quality leather protector (one that works) will help make this problem easier should it happen again, it also does your leather good by protecting it against oils and dirt which ultimately make the pigment crack and the leather deteriorate.

      If the ink is on an aniline leather then there is nothing that will work if leather cleaner has not. Basically you have redyed the leather and you would need a specialist to resolve the problem. Using a cleaner and protector on a regular basis will help to dissipate the ink and eventually it will not be so obvious.

      Good Luck

      Source(s):

      http://www.LTTsolutions.net
      Leather care consultants to the furniture and cleaning industries
      Professional knowledge
      Training school for leather technicians

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent my nail polish from peeling?
    It doesnt just chip, it peels the entire polish that was on my nail, the entire strip. Is it because I use too many coats of polish? I just use a base coat a couple coats of polish and then a top coat.

    • ANSWER:
      are you making sure your hands are totally clean and free of grease before you paint your nails? If there is any hand cream or lotion on them, the varnish will not adhere well.

  40. QUESTION:
    What nail polish colors go with olive skin?
    Can you also give me some specific nail polishes to try?

    • ANSWER:
      Bright colours definitely look amazing with olive skin, like bright pink, orange or blue. Also, pastel colours are really in this summer and I think they'd also look really nice. Try Barry M's Ice Cream collection. Barry M does really nice nail polishes in general, they're really affordable too. I love Flamingo Pink, Berry Ice Cream, Lemon Ice Cream, Coral, in fact, they're all amazing. They're really good for trying new colours out as well as they're so cheap but still go on really nicely. Make sure you use a base coat though! Nails Inc is another really nice brand, although they're more expensive, but they come in loads of unusual colours. And Rimmel do a really nice one, can't remember what it's called but it's the one with the heart on the bottle. My friend has olivey type skin and she wears a pinky nude nail varnish most of the time which looks really nice. I definitely think brights and pastels look nicer than dark colours, especially for summer. Hope that helps :)!

  41. QUESTION:
    should I confess to my mum that I stained the cream carpet with nail varnish?
    If I ring and tell her before she comes home I just know she is going to ban something from me. Is honesty really the best way to go or shall I just fingers crossed that I can get the stubborn stain out in time?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, honesty is always the best policy. Shes going to find it and know you did it anyways. So might as well tell her and get it done and over with.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest way to remove french tip nails? Or fake nails in general?
    I have a full set of nails (French) i am trying to remove myself. How can I easily remove them

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT peel them off, thats half the reason why people think false nails ruin real nails.

      Removal depends what nails you have, acrylics (liquid and powder) need soaking off in acetone, gels are buffed off but you could try acetone soak off and home stickies can be removed by soaking in nail varnish remover (one that contains some acetone)
      After removal treat your fingers and nails to a decent hand and nail cream and use cuticle oil on your nails and cuticles.

  43. QUESTION:
    What should I do with my uneven nails?
    I don't bite my nails, but they do chip a lot. On my left hand, my thumb, pointer, and middle finger is twice as taller than my ring and pinkie. But on my right hand, my pinkie and ring finger is twice as tall as my other fingers! I really need some tips on trying to have even finger nails, but I like my nails long and I don't want to cut them short! Any advice please?

    • ANSWER:
      Just trim them a bit then file it :) After it's cut, to prevent it from chipping again, use a coat of two of base coat, colored or clear varnish. You can keep them strong buy constantly applying cuticle oil or cream. They also help nails grow super fast, especially if they have vitamin e in it.

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone in here defeated the bad habit of biting your finger nails?
    I need to hear your stories of success and what you did to accopmlish that.

    I am 25 and a parent of two girls. I noticed my oldest daughter has been biting her nails too now. I want to quit so they dont pick up my bad habit!

    please help!

    • ANSWER:
      it happened just at my first son's birth i mean at 32...
      otherwise try aloes cream, it's bitter and no danger or let her use nail varnish she will discover by herself how ugly it is

  45. QUESTION:
    How to keep pink and white acrylic nails white?
    After getting my nails done they stay bright white for about a week then after that they start to dull down and turn more of a creamy colour. I have heard denture cleaning tablets work well but has anyone actually tried this? (I do not smoke)

    • ANSWER:
      i dont know about denture whitening but you can go back the salon for re-whitening, i dont know how much it costs, probably about -/£8-£10.

      my nails go like that on my index and middle fingers cause I smoke and when they do, I just file them down a little bit untill the yellow/cream has gone and then apply a top coat or clear nail varnish, you only need to file them a tiny little bit, not enough to make much of a difference to the thickness of the nails and just untill the nails are as white as they where when you first got them. any file is fine but a 100 grit file is best cause its not to rough and you dont end up with tiny scratch marks on your nails but a 180 one would be ok to, just do it lightly

      hope this helps <3

      if you dont want to do that

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I grow my nails?
    I tried so many things to grow my nails. Only eating/drinking more protein has worked and even with that my nails do not grow much. Give tips/products to grow them. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      man, growing nails can be a pain. there are so many thing on the market like creams, varnishes, serums etc but i can say they will not work on their on, nails are high maintenance. if you want strong nails so they can grow you must eat a healthy diet with plenty of calcium and fruits. i found a website with some useful little tricks that you can do on a daily basis which will not cost you that much in the long run: (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nails/WO00020).
      if you soak your hands in water too much, like washing dishes, bite around your nails or pick at your cuticles, this may damage your nails more than you think. also nails are like hair, a regular trim means only the healthy bits stay on and you are encouraging them to grow. i suggest you file them with a good nail filer but file in one directon and not from side to side. Orly does great nail products, from nail care to presentation (http://www.orlybeauty.com/). oh and remember the hand you write with tends to grow nails faster so don't forget to keep fingernails on either hand the same length. Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    How do you grow your nails?
    I have been trying to grow my nails for a while now and i need tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Burts Bees lemon cuticle butter is good. You just massage it into the nails a couple of times a day and it prevents flaking.

      Some people find that by wearing nail varnish all the time it protects the nails, but I think the cuticle cream, applied to the entire nail, is better.

      Also, make sure you have a nutritious diet.

  48. QUESTION:
    Getting gel nails for the first time what to expect?
    Hi tomoro im going to get gel nails done for the first time! :) i have a few questions tho. Is it like a normal manicure where they like soak your hands and put on cream and fix your cuticles and all that? Or do they just put gel on right away? Also about how long will it take? Oh and my nails are painted right now should i take of the nail polish or is it ok to leave it on for them to take of? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      When i got my gel nails done i took my nail varnish off beforehand just so they didnt have to :) i got my nails filed buffed and cleaned and sorted out my cuticles before they put my gel nails on :) they then put my hands in a lamp and they set the gel :) the whole process for me took about 40 minutes but this may be because my natural nails are really short.
      hope this helped :) x

  49. QUESTION:
    Who knows how to keep your nails long, and looking good?
    Ive recently started to grow my nails but it's turning rather tricky and i'm not quite sure what to do with them, or what products to use on them. It would be much apreciated if you could recommend some products , or even tips to help me maintain long, healthy nails.

    • ANSWER:
      You should regulary massage them, this promotes nail growth. when varnishing, always apply a base oat and top coat. when filing, file from side to center, not side to side as this weakents nails,.
      Try this specialised treatment we do at my salon...
      fill a bowl with hot water and stand a (smaller bowl) of almond oil (olive oil if your allergic to nuts) in the hot water untill its quite warm. then soak your finger tips in it for 10 minuits. doing this regularly will moiturise the nail, and cuticle.
      Also remember that your nails are not tolls, so dont use them as though they are,. And you should always wear gloves or a barrier cream for dirty work (gardening.etc) or work with chemicals ( washing up, hairdressing)

  50. QUESTION:
    How do i get pen off leather?
    I have a lovely cream soft leather handbag and a child accidentally got pen on it. Any ideas how to remove it.

    • ANSWER:
      Please be careful what you use for removing ink on leather. Using the wrong product may damage the finish on the leather and may not remove the ink.

      It is crucial to know the type of leather you have before you try to remove ink from leather as some cleaners (particularly household cleaners ) etc can damage certain types of finish. Many leathers are not finished with a heavy top coat and can be much easier to damage if the wrong product is used.

      Removing ink stains from leather is not a cleaning problem.

      Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on
      the leather.

      Ink is a dye and has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do).
      The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it is to remove because it soaks into the
      finish. Once it has soaked into the finish you have to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove finish and pigment which then need replacing.

      Pigment/Protected leather

      If the ink stain is on a pigmented leather then the first thing you should try is an Ink Removing Gel specifically formulated for leather. (do not use household cleaners like Goo Gone or Krud Kutter which may damage some leather finishes permanently). The fresher the ink the more chance you have of removing it. It is a good idea to have one in your house if you have pale leather and children!!!!

      Old ink stains will be harder to remove than a new ink stain and may mean resorting to solvents which will also remove the finish. This is probably best left to the experts.
      If an ink stick doesn't work a solvent based remover will need to be used and it may also remove finish and pigment so is best left to the experts.

      You should also be using a very good quality leather protect on your leather. This will act like a 'scotchgard' and will make any more mishaps easier to clean off.

      You will see many people recommending household products to remove ink – this is not recommended as most simply will not work, some may appear to work but the damage they cause can make a much bigger problem which is then unrepairable (even by a technician).

      Aniline Style Leather
      As aniline style leathers are largely absorbent it means that the ink will have soaked straight into the leather itself. This makes it impossible to remove. No product will successfully remove the ink.

      DO NOT try ink removing products on aniline style leathers as most will leave a greasy residue which will then cause another problem.

      Because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time. Cleaning and protecting will also help to dissipate the ink.

      DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING ON INK STAINS:
      Household cleaners that have not been professionally tested on leather as these are very likely to damage the finish on the leather and will make it much more costly to fix.
      Hairspray - This is very risky as it can make the matter far worse by spreading the ink over a bigger area and can sometimes then be impossible to fix. Usually contains alcohol.
      Nail Varnish remover/solvents (acetone) - will remove the finish on the leather even if you cannot tell it is doing so and this will then need replacing, and alcohol may do the same depending on the strength of the finish on the leather.
      Baby wipes - just about the worst thing you can use on a leather as they break down the finish and will eventually ruin it.
      Milk or Toothpaste - these are just silly ideas that will leave sticky residues on the surface which will help to break down the finish on your leather.
      Silicones/furniture polish - should not be used on leather. They will form a coating on the surface of the leather which will not allow any moisture to get to the leather itself and will eventually break all the finish down and cause it to crack.
      Hide food - will not remove ink and will leave residues on the leather which will attract dirt and oils.
      Magic Erasers - these only remove the ink by removing the finish on the leather which will then be expensive to fix.

      Please be wary of DIY products that 'guarantee' to remove the ink as the only way these can work is by damaging the finish on the leather

      Most leather cleaners will not remove ink unless a very good leather protector has been used on a regular basis!!.

      Hope this helps
      Judyb
      Professional leather care consultant to the cleaning and leather industries


cream nail varnish

Images Of Nailpolish

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What color nailpolish do you wear with a black dress?
    I'm going to a concert and it's formal and I'm meeting the parents of my boyfriend, so I want to look really nice and classy. What color nailpolish would match a black dress?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe something like this
      http://www.easynail.co.uk/images/pinkribbonfoundation.jpg
      plus it has some cause !
      this would like nice too
      http://www.simplynailsessex.co.uk/IMG_0625.JPG
      or the red and silver ones at the top !
      http://www.nailart.net.au/stamp/images/nailartgallery16.jpeg

  2. QUESTION:
    What does a girl wearing black nailpolish say to a guy?
    I am a nice girl but I love to wear black nailpolish. I don't wear all black or have tatoos or any odd piercings, so what image do i portray to guys?

    • ANSWER:
      unique, dont care what people think of you

  3. QUESTION:
    What does a girl wearing black nailpolish say to a guy?
    I am a nice girl but I love to wear black nailpolish. I don't wear all black or have tatoos or any odd piercings, so what image do i portray to guys?

    • ANSWER:
      It mainly says "I use black nail polish".

  4. QUESTION:
    What should I do for Lady Gaga nails?
    I want to be Lady Gaga for Halloween. Obviously I don't have diamond gold glittery 00 nailpolish. I have every basic color, or I can buy a cheap color at Walmart. What colors and designs should I use?

    • ANSWER:
      I searched images for Lady Gaga's fingernails and you should go for gold or silver metallic colors. Some ordinary colors that u could find easily in Walmart are black or a glitter just 2 put over the black or metallic color.

  5. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on how i can adopt avril lavignes style? Punkish but not too hardcore. 10 points ?
    im a brunette and i dont want to have to go blonde or black. Also i've noticed most punkish girls are thin and im not fat but sort of chubby so i should probably lose some weight right? Wear heavier eyeliner and mascara with nude lips? And concert t-shirts with skinny jeans and a little bit of accesories and black nailpolish? Any more tips?

    • ANSWER:
      OOOH good taste in fashion (; I love her style too!! Such a big fan of punk and gothic image~

      Hair:
      http://allhairstyleshaircuts.com/images/curly-hair-cut-08.jpg
      http://www.hairstylesphoto.com/images/gallery/medium4.jpg
      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NO2UOMMYKZ0/STaPRWkZvOI/AAAAAAAADAI/3BKdsIzRmBA/s400/Avril+Lavigne.jpg

      OPT.
      Maybe add highlights? Extentions? Colors that would suit it would be:
      -Blond or Orange maybe Pink?

      Outfits:
      Some cute plaid uniform. Plaid skirts and a button shirt with a tie and knee socks that have cute designs like skulls? Hearts? etc.. With long wrist bands (some may just be up to half of your hands)
      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vvk7ZlXr_pU/TN48ZH_QoAI/AAAAAAAAAj0/yIFtns-RM5Y/s640/avril-lavigne.jpg
      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9n6T9aJyiFY/TkK9nznRf4I/AAAAAAAAATg/m8HR1vYkyyw/s1600/avril-lavigne-4.jpg

      Shirts:
      A long t-shirt that shows graphics, basically shirts from bands or graphics. Either cropped shirts or very long one that's by your thigh
      Maybe from Vans? Shirts that have studs, diamonds (pointy) or beads, maybe glitter?
      http://www.google.com/imgres?q=avril+lavigne+style&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=2JO&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1920&bih=976&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&tbnid=ji8TQDbV-iNQmM:&imgrefurl=http://crushable.com/entertainment/poll-avril-lavignes-style-then-and-now/&docid=6A1ioRhpvrYtcM&w=394&h=590&ei=S7-PTsSDBbSosALy-Li_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=744&vpy=471&dur=705&hovh=275&hovw=183&tx=72&ty=174&page=2&tbnh=176&tbnw=126&start=64&ndsp=69&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:64

      Pants:
      Skinny Jeans
      Ripped or Washed Black Jeans
      Overalls (leave the straps hanging, giving it the look of a belt)
      http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/Shopbop/pcs/media/images/products/prpss/prpss2002325623/prpss2002325623_prod_zoom_front_v1_m56577569831672472_254x500.jpg

      Skirts:
      Usually laces or puffy skirts
      With maybe tights like in this pic.
      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UAHeDR9WC7A/TJ3A1dhQ-1I/AAAAAAAAABI/welg4BNp1F4/s1600/large_avril.jpg

      Dresses:
      Punk princess style, similar to the skirt but usually no straps. They usually give off a light bright color (hot pink, light green, etc..)
      http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2009/stylewatch/blog/090406/avril_lavigne_300x400.jpg
      http://prettytough.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/avril_lavigne_black_star.jpg

      Jackets:
      Leather jackets, sports, or causal jackets (with some studs or decoration beads)

      Earrings:
      Plugs, or Spiked Earrings/Faux Taper

      Shoes:
      Anything that are SNEAKERS or BOOTS (converse, vans,nikes, etc..)

      Belts with pyramid studs.

      Makeup = Eyeliner and Mascara maybe some eyeshadow.

      Shops:
      Hot topic
      Zumiez

      ALL SET! GOOD LUCK

  6. QUESTION:
    What nail polish things r their to do designs and stuff?
    is their any other nail polish tools besides a dotter, nailpens, nailpolish bottles (normal nailpolish), and jewels...is their like anything u can get so u can do really detailed designs with or is tht all???

    • ANSWER:
      You can use a dotting tools:
      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B6JaSB3102A/TZ8K0OHWfCI/AAAAAAAAAV0/KD68Z--a9f8/s400/Nail-Art-Dotting-Tool-TP-AG01A-.jpg

      The dental floss stick thingys here is aa video on that:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSYB2z8sZME

      Here is a video on how to make your dotting tools if u dont have one:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Y4aYbtVYg

      Stripers:
      http://whattodo-whenyourbored.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/art-club-nail-art-striper-31-cekm312x300ekm.jpg

      Nail art pens:
      http://www.nailsartidea.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Nail-Art-Pen-Images.jpg

      You can also use tape to do cool designs. Like this:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPOnU5EomOw and like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPOnU5EomOw

      You could also use those little circle thingies for lined paper to make this cool half moon look:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itN9_e5W8HQ

      You could also use plastic wrap for this look:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cp_1enyxc4

      And water marble for a cool look like this!

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any manga characters that look or dress smilier to Persona (Rei Serio) from Gakuen Alice?
    Doesn't have to have all of these features just one or more. Personality is not needed either its just anyone who has any smilier appearance is helpful:

    Persona is very pale person with spiky black hair and cold eyes. He wears an earring. He wears a lot of black, which applies to his clothes, nailpolish, high heeled shoes, and lipstick.

    • ANSWER:
      I dunno if this is what you're looking for, but I think they have an itty bitty similarity:
      Hei(Darker than black)
      http://www.google.com.ph/images?q=Hei+darker+than+black&oe=utf-8&rls=com.yahoo:en-US:official&client=firefox&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=0P0JTJr-MdC1rAfw3KmCDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQsAQwAA

      Killua(Hunter x hunter) They both have spiky hair, but killua's is white.
      http://www.google.com.ph/images?um=1&hl=tl&client=firefox&rls=com.yahoo%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=killua+hunter+x+hunter&aq=1&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=Killua+&gs_rfai=

      Ban Midou(Get backers)
      http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/54275595_142d09b147.jpg

      Gomenasai! T-T this is all that I can think of. Hope I helped..!

  8. QUESTION:
    Whats an easy way to draw designs on your toenails with nailpolish?
    I want to change up how i do my toenails differnetly.... but i dont knnow an easy way to do designs, i know how to make hawiian flowers, but i dont know what else i can do!

    • ANSWER:
      http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.beautyworld-24.com/xoshop/images/produktbilder/small/neu_nail_art.jpg&imgrefurl=http://a1nailart.com/blog/%3Fcat%3D1&usg=__D3SE2koQ2IhaX6zizGuBxUlh6mI=&h=400&w=400&sz=84&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=LsRqz64nvgJVLM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnail%2Bdesigns%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4DACA_en-GBCA268CA283%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1

      http://www.libertynaildesign.com/nail-art-gallery.html

      Hope I helped =)

  9. QUESTION:
    What color nailpolish should my mom wear with her dress?
    My mom is wearing a black and white dress to a wedding and was wondering what color nailpoish she should wear.She won't wear black,white,or french nails xP.

    Thanks in advance! ^_^

    • ANSWER:
      Very light pink would be a great choice because since it is so natural, it takes the attention off the nails and throws it at the bride. That's where attention needs to be! If she doesn't want something natural, classy ruby red could be your next best choice with a black and white dress.

      Here are some pictures to help you decide between the two.

      Very light pink/off-white
      http://www.mydreamwedding.ca/uploads/Image/right.jpg

      http://polishaddict.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/opi-bubble-bath-pink1.jpg

      This color looks very classy, traditional and natural.

      Classy ruby red
      http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/LEVERNISMidnightRedNailPolish-ESQ-YourLover-fb-60383750.jpg

      This red is a beautiful color and would look great with her dress but like I said before, it stands out a lot.

      http://sg.88dbmedia2.jobsdb.com/sg_UploadFiles/2008/03/12/DD2BFC06-B342-4393-93D4-0C56B72FAAEB.jpg

      This is an alternative and adds to the bridal part of it. But this could look tacky depending on who's wearing them and how they suit the person.

      Hope I could help?

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I make my nailpolish dry faster?
    It took me forever to type this because my nails are so wet.

    • ANSWER:
      you buy this thing its like http://images.google.com/images?q=nail%20dryer&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

      looks like those and you just hold it and theres a fan and it just dries them with air

      or you can shake your hands a lot but that makes it uneven

      or just be patient maybe your pputting too much at a time thats why your nails are SOOO wet .

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you use magnetix nailpolish by icing?
    I can't figure out how to use it. I tried but I'm not getting the effect that it's supposed to do. Does anyone know? Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Well you paint your nails and right away place the magnet really close but not touching hold 30 seconds. then it should leave the pattern but if it doesn't work, go to Walgreens i have that stuff works better than perfect and its only 1.99 great deal. good luck :))
      google images:
      https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1C1AVSA_enUS422US422&q=nabi+magnetic+nail+polish&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1092&bih=533&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=oq5_T8r-OOT40gHC_7TPBw

  12. QUESTION:
    What color would look good underneath this color?
    Search it on google images: [shine of the times essie]
    PLEASE DONT SAY BLACK..i wear black too much so i want to change it up

    • ANSWER:
      If you want a brighter color you could do this one
      http://makeupbylacy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/BlueNailPolish.jpg

      If you want a darker look you could do this one
      http://www.mbeautylounge.com/nailpolish/1726-1914-large/jade-is-the-new-black-opi-nail-polish.jpg

      This is my personal favorite nail color
      http://www.bys.com.au/shopper/img/061891_NailPolishPastelMauveinonUp_129012652896896250_04.jpg

      NONE OF THESE HAVE TO BE THE EXACT BRAND
      I JUST LOOKED UP NAIL POLISH ON GOOGLE IMAGES AND CHOSE CUTE ONES

  13. QUESTION:
    How to keep nails from breaking while playing sports?
    Whenever I play sports at school, I tend to break my nails from catching, throwing, or swinging the equipment. They end up really short and sometimes I am forced to rip off the broken nail in the middle of a game. How can I keep them from breaking while I'm playing a game?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same issue. i play tennis and my nails and toenails are always seeming to chip. how? i have no idea. what i coat my nails with is "Sally Hansen Hard As Nails". its the best! it keeps my nails hard and safe. only downside of it is that you cant put it under or over normal nailpolish so your nails have to be clear of nailpolish. its worth not wearing nail polish, this stuff is great!

      this is what it looks like: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&q=sally+hansen+hard+as+nails&oe=UTF-8&cid=6744366121376906552&ei=kebATO-RKZvgwAWRj5TZDQ&sa=image&ved=0CAgQ8gIwADgA#p

  14. QUESTION:
    Do professors have to dress a certain way?
    I'm very passionate about philosophy and literature, and aspire to one day be a professor of one of these subjects. (I'm currently 16.) I'm goth though. It's an art form to me; a mode of expression I value greatly and don't want to have to give up. For the record I don't have nor intend to ever get tattoos or piercings, and it's not like I have to wear combat boots and big thick chained pants everywhere I go. Black eyeliner, (I am of the male sex) long black hair, black nailpolish, and some formal black clothes would be perfectly comfortable for me. I just know I'd feel a horrible dysphoria if I had to shed my goth image; oppressed and like I'm putting up a facade of something I would never truly be. I know some people will say keep the black clothes but the long hair and makeup have to go, but here's the problem with that: I don't identify as male. It's my sex, but I'm transgender, so my gender is either female or genderqueer, I haven't quite figured that out yet. The point is, it's not like I'm trying to be Marilyn Manson, I'm just feminine. Do you think I'd be given more slack based on that? Overall do you think I could be a professor and keep my androgynous goth aesthetic?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, just tone it down for the interview.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some possible makeup ideas for this costume?
    for halloween I
    m being a fifties wiatress. you know puffy skirt, tubetop, rainbow leggings, and knee high socks, high pigtails and glitter and everything.

    I need some makeup ideas. something big and dramatic and retro. but not sexy or foolish i'm only 13.

    i was thinking somethng amybe like a bright hot pink faded to an orange and sparkles with some flasies but IDK

    list all materials and stores and prices please and pictures would be helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      picture ideas for 50s makeup:
      http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/31148.jpg
      http://i24.tinypic.com/156qreb.jpg
      http://www.unique-vintage.com/images/makeup-54.gif

      materials:
      big-barreled curling iron (or a hair dryer and big velcro rollers or heated rollers)
      bright red lipstick
      brow liner (or eye liner that matches the color of your eyebrows)
      black pencil eyeliner
      very black liquid eyeliner
      red nailpolish
      false eyelashes
      you could get the materials from any drug store, walmart, or target in your area

      you should definitely
      curl your hair into really big turned out curls
      use bright red lipstick
      fill in your eyebrows with eyeliner so they're defined
      if you have a mole use eyeliner to darken it and if you dont just fake one :)
      paint your nails bright red to match your lips
      use very black liquid liner to emphasize your eyes
      also definitly use some falsies for long thick lashes

      if you don't want ro go all out or for it to be so sexy maybe just curl your hair, use red lipstick, and paint your nails red :)

      hope this helps! :D

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get more followers on my Instagram?
    I've seen an account that had one picture and 12k followers! Anyways.. I have an Instagram account nailpolished_ that shows my nail art.. I just started it but I only have four followers, I use hashtags so what else can I do? And how can I get big account to give me a shoutout?

    • ANSWER:
      Use popular hashtags, (instadaily, instagood, ignation, popular, instapretty) and relevant hashtags (nailart, nailpolish, beauty, makeup) to increase traffic to your site.
      Follow other instagram users, the more people you follow, the more people who become aware of your accounts existence amongst others.
      'like' other peoples photos in relevant hashtag to your instagram theme (for example, like the nail art of other instagram users= common interests= more likely to follow)
      Comments are far rarer than likes, so if you comment on photos its also more likely to gain you followers.

      People with 12k followers and one image have purchased them , often robots, who are not a true reflection of instagram popularity.

      hope I helped!

      @stephrumore

  17. QUESTION:
    Do professors have to dress a certain way?
    I'm very passionate about philosophy and literature, and aspire to one day be a professor of one of these subjects. (I'm currently 16.) I'm goth though. It's an art form to me; a mode of expression I value greatly and don't want to have to give up. For the record I don't have nor intend to ever get tattoos or piercings, and it's not like I have to wear combat boots and big thick chained pants everywhere I go. Black eyeliner, (I am of the male sex) long black hair, black nailpolish, and some formal black clothes would be perfectly comfortable for me. I just know I'd feel a horrible dysphoria if I had to shed my goth image; oppressed and like I'm putting up a facade of something I would never truly be. So do you think I could be a professor and keep my goth aesthetic?
    As for anyone saying the black clothes aren't an issue but the makeup and the nailpolish need to go, I don't identify as male. It's my sex, but I'm transgender, so my gender is either female or genderqueer, I haven't quite figured that out yet. The point is, it's not like I'm trying to be Marilyn Manson, I'm just feminine. Do you think I'd be given more slack based on that?

    • ANSWER:
      So... consider this...

      Are you the same person you were when you were 8? You know... half your lifetime ago.
      Is it likely you will be the same person when you are 32?... your full age doubled.

      32, is a good time to consider as it is most likely when you will be looking for this job you seek... after 3-4 years chasing a Bachelors Degree, 2-3 years chasing a Masters Degree and 5-10 years chasing a PhD and a year or two doing a Post-Doc.

      Now all that being noted... quite honestly it depends on a number of factors...

      Location: Where is the university? Some culture are more open to creative dress than others. In Asia, everyone wears a suit. In N.America many universities have a more relaxed dress code.

      Reputation of University: Both in terms of status and politics... Say, small liberal arts colleges are a wee bit more relaxed than some larger more established universities. But the reverse can also be found.

      Field of Study: The closer one gets to Fine Arts... the looser the dress code. The close one gets to business... the tighter the dress code.

      Your reputation: If you are the "hot young thing"... if you have published a couple of ground breaking books and dozens of peer reviewed articles with 100s of presentations at conferences... people will turn a blind eye to your "eccentricities".... of course you have to keep it up. Publish or perish and all that.

      You are smart about limiting piercing and tattoos... if only to keep your options open later. Make up? Hell! It washes off! Hair dye... washes out. Fashions change.

      Professional Dress can come with many edges to it. Just always keep the suit around (or if you are transgendered, the pant suit). You don't have to wear it all the time, but you will want to pull it out for interviews, special events, meetings etc.

  18. QUESTION:
    Do professors have to dress a certain way?
    I'm very passionate about philosophy and literature, and aspire to one day be a professor of one of these subjects. (I'm currently 16.) I'm goth though. It's an art form to me; a mode of expression I value greatly and don't want to have to give up. For the record I don't have nor intend to ever get tattoos or piercings, and it's not like I have to wear combat boots and big thick chained pants everywhere I go. Black eyeliner, (I am of the male sex) long black hair, black nailpolish, and some formal black clothes would be perfectly comfortable for me. I just know I'd feel a horrible dysphoria if I had to shed my goth image; oppressed and like I'm putting up a facade of something I would never truly be. I know some people will say keep the black clothes but the long hair and makeup have to go, but here's the problem with that: I don't identify as male. It's my sex, but I'm transgender, so my gender is either female or genderqueer, I haven't quite figured that out yet. The point is, it's not like I'm trying to be Marilyn Manson, I'm just feminine. Do you think I'd be given more slack based on that? Overall do you think I could be a professor and keep my androgynous goth aesthetic?

    • ANSWER:
      Totally depends on the college/university you apply at.

      During your vetting process keep your TG- or GQ-look subdued. The big thing is to simply look pedestrian and professional at this stage. Everything...

      makeup -- very subdued -- if at all;
      hair -- tied back. Don't cut it unless you need to have it styled. The big thing is to not have it hanging into your face;
      nail polish -- a clear coat, nothing more and start out with relatively short nails;
      your clothes and shoes -- keep the heels on the low side and no flash on your person. As long as the look is sharp and professional, you're good!

      During interviews, some personal touch may pass inspection, but again, keep it subdued.
      If you have started transition and haven't changed your name and gender marker, you would tell all your interviewers your gender status and name/pronoun preference. You don't want to be mis-gendered from the get-go.
      At your first job, you may have difficulty being stealth -- if that's your plan. These days most colleges/universities are cool with TGs and GQs and should have by-laws on their books concerning your rights. Be sure to look into that because they could very well have a double standard for students and faculty. Also, look into the state laws where you apply, hopefully you'll be in a state that is progressive.

      All and all you want to have your wonderful credentials shine, not your gender statement or personal style.

      Once you get a gig, you'll still want to play it cool for awhile. Add your personal touches gradually -- you don't want reactions from the students nor the administration with any sudden changes.
      Once you get established, you'll be able to relax into a comfortable professional mode that is your style.
      Don't get disheartened if the administration limits you to an extent, there is a process to everything, you just need to work it at a measured pace.

      Also, once you gain experience, get good reviews, and hone your credentials, if you move on to a different job, you won't have to go through most of this crap again. You'll know how to play "the game", use your good judgment, and you will simply be the full fledged YOU.

      Good luck my friend.

  19. QUESTION:
    Do professors have to dress a certain way?
    I'm very passionate about philosophy and literature, and aspire to one day be a professor of one of these subjects. (I'm currently 16.) I'm goth though. It's an art form to me; a mode of expression I value greatly and don't want to have to give up. For the record I don't have nor intend to ever get tattoos or piercings, and it's not like I have to wear combat boots and big thick chained pants everywhere I go. Black eyeliner, (I am of the male sex) long black hair, black nailpolish, and some formal black clothes would be perfectly comfortable for me. I just know I'd feel a horrible dysphoria if I had to shed my goth image; oppressed and like I'm putting up a facade of something I would never truly be. I know some people will say keep the black clothes but the long hair and makeup have to go, but here's the problem with that: I don't identify as male. It's my sex, but I'm transgender, so my gender is either female or genderqueer, I haven't quite figured that out yet. The point is, it's not like I'm trying to be Marilyn Manson, I'm just feminine. Do you think I'd be given more slack based on that? Overall do you think I could be a professor and keep my androgynous goth aesthetic?
    ,

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what University you're applying to. Intelligent ''goths'' would know that a job is more important than their personal preferences. Again, you are only 16. Is it really a need to ask yahoo answers a question like this?

      By the way, Goth is nothing more than a subculture (of all ages) centered around a music genre called Goth Rock.

  20. QUESTION:
    Do professors have to dress a certain way?
    I'm very passionate about philosophy and literature, and aspire to one day be a professor of one of these subjects. (I'm currently 16.) I'm goth though. It's an art form to me; a mode of expression I value greatly and don't want to have to give up. For the record I don't have nor intend to ever get tattoos or piercings, and it's not like I have to wear combat boots and big thick chained pants everywhere I go. Black eyeliner, (I am of the male sex) long black hair, black nailpolish, and some formal black clothes would be perfectly comfortable for me. I just know I'd feel a horrible dysphoria if I had to shed my goth image; oppressed and like I'm putting up a facade of something I would never truly be. I know some people will say keep the black clothes but the long hair and makeup have to go, but here's the problem with that: I don't identify as male. It's my sex, but I'm transgender, so my gender is either female or genderqueer, I haven't quite figured that out yet. The point is, it's not like I'm trying to be Marilyn Manson, I'm just feminine. Do you think I'd be given more slack based on that? Overall do you think I could be a professor and keep my androgynous goth aesthetic?

    • ANSWER:
      If you can't tone it down and wear a suit to the interview, you would never get hired.

      Maybe after you get tenure you can go back to dressing goth, but by that point you will have probably grow out of it.

      Honestly, you are probably getting way ahead of yourself. Who knows how you will dress in 10 years when you start applying for professor jobs. Chances are you won't be dressed goth anyways. I know you think that your style/persona now is going to be the same for the rest of your life, but it isn't.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can i where a dress like this to a CFA dinner?
    There is this guy i kind of like, and we always hated each other in high school, but ive been thinking about him alot lately and i want to look really good and hot and really blow him away. So do you think i can pull off a dress a bit like this to a CFA dinner, its casual dress but no demon. Etc Jeans.

    http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.camdendrive.com/media//resized/tight-sexy-black-cocktail-dress-l3818-f_size2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.imshopping.com/question_answer/pretty-black-dress-16-year-homecoming-fashion-accessories&usg=__s1BHNXOBLkYVwsdUa7GK1UUSsKQ=&h=428&w=300&sz=54&hl=en&start=55&zoom=1&tbnid=owfdlH9tYtFiLM:&tbnh=109&tbnw=76&prev=/images%3Fq%3DCute%2Bblack%2Bdress%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1G1ACAW_ENAU395%26biw%3D1419%26bih%3D519%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C707&um=1&itbs=1&ei=7Fm1TKG9EorQcbvfhKUI&iact=hc&vpx=521&vpy=193&dur=1154&hovh=199&hovw=140&tx=112&ty=114&oei=m1m1TLvrA4ySuwPmh5X-CQ&esq=3&page=3&ndsp=37&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:55&biw=1419&bih=519

    Sorry about the link.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I think so. Just no big hair/trashy makeup/crazy nailpolish or shoes. Keep it simple, sexy and elegant.

  22. QUESTION:
    How com 8ty8beauty.com no longer sells opi nailpolishes?
    I went on 8ty8beauty.com and i noticed that all the opi nailpolishes we gone. Can anyone tell me why?

    • ANSWER:
      OPI filed a lawsuit against e-tailers because they were unauthorised sellers of the product. The images they used to promote the different ranges were infringement because OPI didn't give them permission to use them. So they have been forced to stop selling them. Heres a little bit more about it: http://carinaeletoile.com/2010/04/30/opi-update/.

  23. QUESTION:
    Makeup tips for an Indian(from India) for a garba tonight?
    I need some help with my makeup tonight. I am planning on wearing a tealish and green choli
    the colors on mine are like this:
    http://www.dmi-india.com/dFG11208.html
    altough the dress is not exactly like that
    but i needed help on makeup tips that will go with these colors
    i'm planning on leaving my hair either down, in a clip, or up in a rough ponytail, but im going to straighten it...i have really dark brown hair...some parts are black (its natural)
    and my skin tone is basically a brown that looks tanned...a little bit darker than priyanka chopra's skin tone
    i need tips on colors for blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick/gloss and nailpolish

    thanks soooo much to everyone that answers
    i will choose a best answer after...anyone that really has some makeup tips, could you please leave your email address so i can ask you for another dress i may wear? thanks to all again!!
    http://www.dmi-india.com/gallery3/FG7125b.jpg
    this is more of the teal i was talking about...and the green is the ends of the other dress

    • ANSWER:
      ohhhh....i love Garba...well I usually wear my make up to match my outfit....if you have both eyeshadow colors that are on your outfit...you can use the lighter color-green- and put it on the inside of your eye, up until almost half way....then take the darker color-teal/blue- and put it in the out side corner...if you don't want to use so much color for your eyes you can use the color of the jewelry your going to use...(gold or silver)...for eye liner I usually use black liquid or if you prefer pencil...if you want to wear it on top and bottom do it dark....it only on the top you can do it light...or if only on the bottom do it dark...use a clear lip gloss or a really light pink one...and nail polish if you have time...you can do teal with a green design...or if you feel too made up...you can do a french...for your hair I think you should wear it in a pony tail b/c when you sweat it might stick to the back of your neck....and a clip will most likely fall out when your dancing...

      *I would recommend wearing the shadow lightly b/c you'll be sweating but you can still use the same "format"...if you will...and pencil liner b/c liquid can melt to....unless its water proof!

      HOPE THIS HELPS!!!

      here is a picture that kind of explains the eyeshadow i was talking about: http://www.beautysensation.com/images/hoodedeyes.jpg

      my email: Fl0ridazFin3st@yahoo.com

  24. QUESTION:
    how do you stop wear and tear on wrist bands?
    So I went to Europe this past summer on vacation with my 3 best friends and i went to around 8 different countries. I got a different wrist band (the silicon type like the yellow livestrong ones) from each country, with the flags on each one. Well now that I've worn them quite a bit the flags on the bands are starting to wear off(they were painted on, not engraved in) and these bands have a lot of sentimental value to me, so I was wondering if there was anyway to maybe prevent this? Something I could put on the band to preserve it?

    • ANSWER:
      This may sound silly, but paint the images over with some clear nailpolish, you can borrow some from a chick friend. NYC brand sells them for 99 cents/.05 a bottle, or when ur at the store just paint some on when no one's looking.

  25. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what color of nailpolish is right for fair skin.?
    Put some links of different brandds or colors.If you cant find any just write the color or brand name.and tell me how much it is.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.bellydancematernity.com/blog/images/Opi70.jpg
      http://static.flickr.com/117/272024562_16b36acc14_o.jpg
      http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2234/2167454711_8a2eabc1d0_o.jpg
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/CincyFan/Polish/Tips/hmwybsoutside.jpg
      http://kitcosmetics.com/image.aspx?type=ProductDisplay&file=569401313.jpg

  26. QUESTION:
    How should I do my nails with this dress?
    I'm going to a bar mitzvah and this is the dress I'm wearing:
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41d4mwNHaGL._SY445_.jpg

    What should I do for my nails? I have turquoise, baby pink, shimmery purple (kinda like this:http://www.google.com/imgres?q=purple+shimmer+nail+polish&start=71&num=10&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1236&bih=665&addh=36&tbm=isch&tbnid=Pulcpn6x9u7rEM:&imgrefurl=http://www.sonidlo.com/2011/04/china-glaze-romantique-collection.html&docid=QOQKbnsnq5SbOM&imgurl=http://sonidlo.smugmug.com/NailPolish/Blog/i-xMGCvcH/0/O/china-glaze-harmony-01.jpg&w=600&h=600&ei=cdeuT-WUKcHj0QGRtJ2EDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=463&vpy=286&dur=207&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=86&ty=122&sig=102894368227048328776&page=4&tbnh=145&tbnw=148&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:71,i:151), red, black, white, gold, and a orangy-coral.

    I was thinking about the baby pink with while french tips or maybe turquoise with the gold on the ring finger. What do you think? Also, what shoes should I wear? Would silver flats be fine?

    • ANSWER:
      Your dress is very simple beautiful and elegent so go for a classic french manny....just pink with white tips....will look beautiful xx

  27. QUESTION:
    1st answer gets best answer. Am looking for a picture of nail polish on a hand.Different colour on each finger?
    Ok, I've got a lot of the one with the girl showing her hand, but I want just the hand.
    Can I plz have some more?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrio/3763038464/
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/bessicajach/3057279797/
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/lextard/2694163135/
      http://media.photobucket.com/image/nail%20polish/ClaireGrandet/nailpolish.jpg?o=176

      http://media.photobucket.com/image/neon%20nails/xoxcclairexox/010105x011.jpg?o=3
      http://media.photobucket.com/image/rainbow%20nails/nascar8chick9/at%20the%20hotel%20for%20the%20aerosmith%20concert/20b5af0f.jpg?o=31
      http://media.photobucket.com/image/rainbow%20nails/DarXe/nails.jpg?o=30

      http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1168/1131123742_2fddf31eb2.jpg?v=0

  28. QUESTION:
    Lost bet babydoll dress and stilletos?
    I lost a bet to my sister and she said I have to wear a babydoll dress and peep-toe stilletos. She said for me to ask everyone for links of cute dresses and heels. She also wanted to know how to do my hair (shoulders), nail color, and any makeup and lingerie I should wear with my outfit. I have to go with her to the mall all dresses up so she says to be as specific and cruel as you want.

    • ANSWER:
      Aww, she is EVIL!! Well, if you have no other choice.. I suggest you:
      1. wear some cute stilettos that wrap up around your ankles like this:
      http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5237/hellgoldrh2.jpg
      - any shoe store at the mall
      2. babydoll dress like this: (can be found at places like forever 21 or charlotte rusee)
      http://www.styletots.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/windowslivewriterneimanmarcuskidsnewspringdresses-8cb7sara-sara-ruffled-babydoll-dress-thumb.jpg
      3. wear pink nailpolish so it'll look even sillier.
      4. wear fake EYELASHES to glam it up a bit.
      http://www.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/2020136/falseeyelashes_Full.jpg
      5. And curl your hair with a curling iron if it's long enough
      6. Cute pink lipstick and face powder. (don't forget to shave!)

      HAHA now that's a laugh :D

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you think white nailpolish looks nice?
    http://www.thefashionpolice.net/images/hand.jpg

    like that? almost the color of white out lol.. i just painted my nails that color and i really like it but it gets messed up so fast ._.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I like it, it looks clean, sharp, edgy , and also make you look really tan! To make it last get some good top coat!
      Go For It!

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the preetiest nail polish color?
    Pictures would be great

    • ANSWER:
      There you go. Choose which one you like the best.

      http://www.suncoatproducts.com/image/nailpolish-simaple.jpg

  31. QUESTION:
    What color nailpolish looks good with my skin tone? ?
    My skin tone is the color of the girl on the top right corner.
    http://www.threecustom.com/ximages/static_images/cool_warm_overview_map.jpg

    Also, would a deep purple or dark red look good?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Dark red should look really good on you . . . I am the coloring of the top girl on the left corner and I am jealous of your coloring!!! I am light skinned, blond and blue eyed ( don't tan very well) and I look like a hooker in dark red or deep purple !!! I also look crappy in colors that have rust or gold tones in them . . . basically, the colors I like ( and can't wear) are the ones you should wear . . . by the way I use to be an Estee Lauder counter person so I am not just guessing . . . try some polish that has rust or cranberry . . . that will probably look great on you!

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best color nailpolish?
    dark brown hair.medium brown eyes.white paleish skin with yellow undertones.

    what color of nailpolish is the prettiest and sexiest??
    if you have image links or names that would help

    • ANSWER:
      black nailpolish is what i like the best. but for you i'd suggest a dark rose red. i dont like the nails on this picture cuz their WAY to freakin long but heres a pic....good luck!!!

      http://www.nailartgallery.com/nailpolish/nantucketrednailpolish.jpg

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best color nailpolish?
    dark brown hair.medium brown eyes.white paleish skin with yellow undertones.

    what color of nailpolish is the prettiest and sexiest??
    if you have image links or names that would help

    • ANSWER:
      hot pink!

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I make myself more pretty?
    *Notice: Please do not say anything about inner beauty, I'd like some tips on outer beauty plz

    I'm not ugly but yet I'm not one of those ppl you automatically say: OH! She's pretty! (or) I wish I had her hair!

    I have beach waved hair that's half way between my shoulders and elbow. it's amber/brownish, this color:
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.womenshairstylesonline.com/Hair/Gallery/Long_Brown_Hair_96353.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2101841/ILoveEdwardCullenForEternity&usg=__i2TpUG4x34wyA_bykSXTtoKxn9E=&h=428&w=320&sz=32&hl=en&start=46&zoom=1&tbnid=kVfXhBlXrj7wuM:&tbnh=165&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Damber%2Bbrown%2Bhair%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1152%26bih%3D683%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C1819&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=278&ei=4q27TMyUKY20sAP1q5H0Dg&oei=1K27TPTZOoG6sAP4mdTeDg&esq=4&page=4&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:46&tx=78&ty=109&biw=1152&bih=683

    I also have side bangs and green/gray eyes. I have no zits and I'm a healthy weight. p.s. I cant dye my hair and i dont want contacts + i cant have em

    I wear makeup and nail polish occasionally so pls dont say anything that has to do with clothes or makeup. TNX EVERYBODY!

    • ANSWER:
      You sound pretty! Being cleanly/wearing clothes that don't have stains/cutting your nails when they get long/nailpolish, ect. (Little things like that make a person appear to be prettier I think.)

      Also being confident. Confidence brings out natural beauty.

  35. QUESTION:
    In Japan, Do the cross-dressers in those rock bands dress like that everyday or is it only for a show?
    I mean are they actually gay or are they just normal straight dudes who do it for the sole purpose of looking different? I'm talking about guys for example Ryohei from Megamasso ..

    • ANSWER:
      It is only for show.

      I completely agree with what bluemoon said. Most of their fans are teenage girls, and most of them are straight. (But of course, exceptions are a given in life, in any group of people).

      For example, look at these images, guys without their makeup, I didn't believe most of them at first, but, you can see similarities in bone structure and whatnot, so it is possible to deduce them as the same person!!

      Uruha (the GazettE) (check the nailpolish!!)
      Before:http://www.v7n.com/forums/attachments/forum-lobby/9856d1246880514-favorite-cartoon-anime-character-uruha3.jpg
      After: http://a7.vox.com/6a00d41432f284685e00f48ce53ba70002-320pi

      Sakito (Nightmare)
      Before: http://media.photobucket.com/image/sakito%20nightmare/Kame-Sama/Sakito%20%20Nightmare/Sakito042.jpg?o=57
      After: http://media.photobucket.com/image/sakito%20nightmare/Kame-Sama/Sakito%20%20Nightmare/Sakito026.jpg?o=25

      http://media.photobucket.com/image/sakito%20nightmare/Kame-Sama/Sakito%20%20Nightmare/Sakito049.jpg?o=50

      And for more fun: http://shattered-tranquility.net/index.php/category/de-ho-ed/?submit=%3E
      (just click on the pics for them w/out makeup) quite amusing!!
      And thats just a tiny bit of what is available!! (refresh if it isn't working!)

      ...If you are wondering, yeah they are (relatively) normal lol: http://media.photobucket.com/image/sakito%20nightmare/Kame-Sama/Sakito%20%20Nightmare/Sakito041.jpg?o=58

      I've even seen pics of them at grocery stores in normal clothes lol
      Moral of the story: just because you may dress differently (especially for a "job" lol), you aren't necessarily gay.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the colour of this nailpolish?
    I love the colour nailpolish Hilary Duff is wearing in this video! Anybody know what the colour is called?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQMVTTW1Sk

    Its the music video for her song fly in case the link is not workking.

    10 points to best answer.
    0,36 seconds you can see it well.

    • ANSWER:
      It's impossible to say the exact name of it, since we don't know the brand. Go to wherever you get your nail polish, and look for a bright color like a coral pink.

      Something like this?
      http://www.justbeautifully.co.uk/images/prod/jessica-nails-confident-coral-225-large-2285.jpg
      (It's called confident coral)

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I speed up the drying time on nail polish?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many things I have found that works when drying nails:
      - Blowdrying it
      - Putting them under a lamp
      - Putting your nails in cold water with a few ice cubes
      - There is this amazing top coat that I have been using for a while called Revlon Supre Top Speed and you put it on top of your nailpolish it looks like this : http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11OI9XIQH3L._AA160_.jpg
      - Also there is spray you can spray on your nails to speed up the drying process there are alot of different kinds. I personally like these 2: http://www.roxysbowtique.com/spa/images/nail_spray_small.jpg and http://www.thecosmeticmarket.com/images/P/SolarSprayL.jpg

      All of these work really well so experiment with some of them. :)

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some things I can do to look prettier?
    im just not that pretty and it makes me very insecure. What are some things that I can do to make myself look better and feel better about myself?

    THanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      HAIR- great hair will automatically make you look better :)

      new haircut- layers and maybe bangs.

      straight across: http://www.hairstylesdesign.com/gallery/images/medium_hairstyles_37_01.jpg

      side: http://www.hairstylesdesign.com/gallery/images/long_hairstyles_01_01.jpg

      Color: there are shampoos to bring out your natural color amazon.com/images/I/31ASOEDBCeL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

      Hair masks: http://www.splendicity.com/shopaholicsdaily/files/2008/10/neutrogenahairmasque.jpg

      SKIN- flawless skin will make you look 10 times more put together lots of these products shouldn't be used every day such as scrubs, face peels, and

      cleanser- to unclog pores http://pics.drugstore.com/prodimg/92384/200.jpg

      Scrub- for dry, flaky skin. face mask- tightens skin and unclogs pores http://i24.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/fd/77/b0b9_1.JPG

      face peel- removes dirt, dead skin, and oil

      moisturizer- prevents dry skin

      MAKEUP- accentuates features

      Mascara- lengthens and darkens eyelashes http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=4671626
      TIP- wiggle brush side to side at roots to make lashes fuller and then go normally to lengthen.

      eyeshadow- its best to use natuaral colors to simply brighten around the eye, but sometimes a bit of color is good
      TIP- slightly wet a paintbrush and dip into the eyeshadow. It lasts longer and goes on darker. It can be used as eyeliner like this.

      eyeliner- if you use it, make itthin and natural looking :) http://mtblog.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2008/10/09/1008-black-eyeliner_bd.jpg (it can be darker, but notice how it just follows the lashline? that's what you want)
      TIP- for liquid eyeliner, the pens work fantastic becuase they can go on THIN. Just use natural eyeshadow first so it sticks better.

      NAILS- trim evenly. A bit rounded is good. Not too long, but feminine is good. http://www.foxnews.com/foxfan/images/nails2.jpg

      now strengthening olish will make them glossy and hard. Mkae sure to clean under them everyday so they look nice. If you use colored nailpolish, makesure there's a clear base coat so your nails don't turn yellow :)

      BODY- for confidence.
      if you want to look toned, 20 crunches, pushups, and squats will surfice. You can also stretch (it will improve flexibility) and do cardio (anything that raises your heartbeat) for 10 minutes or more.

      Outfits- feel free to look at any of the srts i made; most of them were for Y!A http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=6743426

      You don't need new clothes, but try to wear them differently. Accessorize more or use a cardigan or leggings for a new look. Skinny jeans or yoga pants will update your look. Or try layering tops.

      That's all I got; sorry it was so long :) Almost all of the links i posted were products I've used, but do some research before buying anything to make sure it's right for you. Good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    what cool features/things can my sister have for her 13th party ?
    She is turning 13 and where i live turning 13 is like your sweet 16th. another girl is having her party the next night and my sister wants a better party. What cool things would make her party great ???like a slurpee machineetc.The theme is NYC loft party and they have to dress as a covergirl but that doesn't really matter. PLEASE HELPPP

    • ANSWER:
      Be sure to have some cool music, too, to dance to. Make mocktails and serve in fancy glasses--dip rims in lemon and then in sugar (even colored sugar)...have fruit garnishes on fancy picks.

      Serve small appetizers on pretty silver-looking trays (can even find in party stores).
      A Chocolate fountain is definitely good....besides cut up fruits like cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, you can have pretzel rods, marshmallows (No fountain? Do a chocolate fondue then)

      Think "Glitzy" for decor....shiny metallics with a pretty color like purple and teal. Print images of NYC and hang on a string with little clips...metallic ribbons hanging between each.

      Give away "Glam Bags" as favors....include candy, bracelet, lipgloss, nailpolish or any spa items in bags stuffed with pretty tissue paper and ribbons.(put together what you can afford)...can even be just a nice photo frame.

      Make entrance decorative as well as food area (table)...from there decor branches out. Have several cameras around for guests to take pics.

  40. QUESTION:
    I wanna paint my nails but don't know what color or design to do?
    i just have like every color but no design or color picked out.
    HELP ME!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=nailpolish+designs&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=667&ix=seb&ion=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=5oVAT7WpDeLw0gH94LilBw#um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=aztec+nail+designs&pbx=1&oq=aztec+nail&aq=2&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=1&gs_upl=4992l9135l2l11120l10l10l0l3l3l0l164l546l6.1l7l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=d5c3cc411d67bed8&biw=1366&bih=667

      if ^that didn't work, go on google images and type in aztec nailpolish designs. They're so cute if you've got time.(:

  41. QUESTION:
    what type of jewellery to go out with a black te shirt?
    im going on a school tour. the dress that im wearing is a black te shirt with blue skinny jeans.im not that dark+not that fair...i want full makeup details for it..i have oval face...and which color jewellery should i wear? which nailpolish color should i apply? any link/video/image can help...thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Silver jewelry always looks really nice against a black background. For makeup, I'd just wear mascara, a LITTLE eyeliner, concealer if you need to, and lipgloss. Your nailpolish color should match your lip gloss.

  42. QUESTION:
    Im acting like too girly what should i do?
    Ive been a tomboy for a long time and ive created that image for myself. But now in eighth grade i feel like a total idiot becuz im starting to get interested in guys nd wearing nailpolish...i hav no clue what to do plz help...

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    What color nailpolish is this?
    I know it's obviously a neutral color, but I'd like to know specifically. Is it Sheer pink? light beige? Off white? etc. and where can I get it/a color similar to it?

    http://www.thebeautybiz.com/images/content/hand-with-nice-nails-185x114.jpg

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      OPI's IT'S A GIRL! Maybe, any light shade of pink..

  44. QUESTION:
    What are some cool new looks?
    I need a new look. I wear the same style basically everyday! I need advice for a style or just a new style! Thx!

    • ANSWER:
      well, to give you some ideas, here are stuff that are very stylish this season:

      feminine ruffled tops
      embelishment
      tunics
      bright colors
      trenchcoats-synch at the waist
      waistcoats
      highwasted skinnies
      or highwasted anyother kind of jean!
      skinnies
      colored jeans(usually in tappered ankle)
      wide leg(yes, they are still in)
      i say dark nailpolish is still in, but bright as well(if you have a bright outfit, go for darker or pale nailpolish)
      your classic black stilleto
      a pencile skirt
      tights(no leggings, i tell you, please no leggings ecpessially under short skirts!)
      colored tights-with patterns on them-see www.topshop.com
      flats-duh.
      lace, and the more victorian is big.
      vintage is coming back, baby! lol
      vintage jewelry(you usually can find that at thrift shops, or forever 21 has some great knockoffs)
      cardigans(issac mizrahi swears by a plain black cardiagan, but i like mine to have some spunk, so mine is lepard print! haha)
      leather jackets, and that grunge look is back(see www.topshop.com Kate Moss's line, great ex.)
      fedora's are the new hat
      Wayfarer Rayban's are the newest and hottest sunglasses(look the pic up on yahoo images for an ex, i love them, personally-and own a pair myself)
      florals(in dresses, blouses, ect.)
      red lips(a more matte look, than a glosssy look)
      navy blue, purple, sages in eyemakeup(paired with a subble lip).
      what else.................
      oh, shoes:
      flats(still in)
      oxfords(like i said above, its a type of shoe, they are pumps with a lace up front)
      stilletos
      art heels
      boots(NOT UGGGSSSS!!!!!)

  45. QUESTION:
    Girls, do you like it when men or boys wear nail polish? would you ever get your nails done with them?

    • ANSWER:
      I think that would be kinda fun actually. But I don't really like it when guys where nailpolish. I guess if he were goth or emo black would be ok for his image.. but a preppy boy wearing clear who doent like to get his nails dirty..blech..=) xo

  46. QUESTION:
    What nailpolish colors would suit me?
    My complexion is almost like this
    http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/movies-03/images-1/01-09-06-shriya04.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Ahh pretty!
      Dark colors like the India collection from OPI!!
      I wish I could pull off colors like that but :( I can't so have fun!! (:

  47. QUESTION:
    What shoes would I wear with this shirt and shorts?
    SHIRT:
    http://m.charlotterusse.com/mobileProduct/Clothes/Tops/entity/pc/2114/sc/2131/231132.uts?sortByColumnName=SortByArrival

    SHORTS:
    http://m.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?productId=1331_3375_106&catId=cat380159
    Sorry, I shoul have been more specific. I want to wear sandals but I don't know what color to wear with it.
    actually the lace on the shirt isn't white it's the same as the shorts, a khaki

    • ANSWER:
      Navy shirt with white lace and cream shorts? Thats a neutral outfit so basically most colors would go with it. I personally would go for either:

      # Nude (that are similare to YOUR skintone)
      # Cream (white ones tends to get dirty easily)
      # Grey
      # Red based Browns (like cognacbrown or taupe)
      # Bright red or Bright pink for a pop of color with one or two other accessories in that color (such as juwelry, nailpolish handbag, makeup or a belt).
      # Yellow or Bronze/Gold https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT4gQagqQtMa6-3ROW8m_x_xRT1d0ES4j6je74onXMx1PkDikWI
      # Orange shoes (and one or two accessories) - if you like to be trendy and try out the color block trend https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRFjWbN4Qvm9Yk58hRGSsBSDF-esXs0rLkBvQtEKU2DEkv9CYoNg
      # Mint, Teal or Seagreen shoes (and 1-2 accessories) - another take of the "color blocking" trend. More harmonic than the orange which can come off a bit too bold for some tastes.
      # Cool toned Purple - creates a tone-to-tone outfit (like grey and black) https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQL_iP8Jml2zJXgT0S_dtaSjXvnNFji5AbMiI99bKoUy96tqqFxYw

      The only color I wouldnt pair with navy is black because its looks like you got dressed in the dark. ;P

      Anyway, hope those gaves some ideas. (Imaging the dress in the picture to be a navy top and white shorts instead)

      Edit: Khaki? Ah, ok. But I think khaki works just as well with the color suggestions. I love pairing khaki and navy with red though. (Sailor inspired color scheme). ^^;;
      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jXtEqaTm9vU/Toqi86S_QPI/AAAAAAAACzQ/VFQoOeFp-8A/s1600/red+tank+khaki+shorts+aqua+fedora+leopard+flats.jpg

  48. QUESTION:
    What should I do with my nails? ?
    I am bored of stripes And solids help? Color tips ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy crackle!! It's the coolest thing! You put a layer of solid nailpolish on all your nails. Any color you want. And let it dry. Then you put the crackle nail polish on top of it. There's many different colors. And it dries and cracks. (crackle) haha here's a few pics, but you should google it!
      http://www.google.com/m/search?site=images&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&q=crackle%20nail%20polish#i=1

      http://www.google.com/m/search?site=images&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&q=crackle%20nail%20polish#i=2

      http://www.google.com/m/search?site=images&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&q=crackle%20nail%20polish#i=3

      or go on YouTube and type in "tanja3" and watch her nail tutorials. There insanely good!

  49. QUESTION:
    blue nailpolish kesha wears ?
    http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com/images/gallery/kesha-picture.png

    from this picture what color of blue is she wearing and wear do you think i can get it ?

    • ANSWER:
      It's Butter/ London nail polish according to MTV.

      http://www.butterlondon.com/lacquers/choose
      *look at artful dodger

  50. QUESTION:
    POLL: Favourite quality in a guy/girl?! Looks or personality. =)?
    Just curious!

    Mine is whether they can make you laugh.

    • ANSWER:
      I am an 18 yr old male so hear goes.

      Physically around 5'1 to about 5'6
      not skinny at all, nor fat.
      from about normal to very slightly chubby, not fat but definitely not skinny, not into the model look.
      more into the housewife look. feminine feet and hands. Hairless in most places where you would expect and fair skin and long hair. preferably one who does not wear makeup or nailpolish and of course main priority : Beautiful Face.

      Personality: Shy, funny, loving and supporting and loyal. traditional mindset and housewife. o yeah and Nice

      in my culture it would be good to go for some educated girl but in my case, i dont give a damn, but she better well know how to cook lol

      here are some visual references for some of the girls i like as in dream girl.

      http://www.wallpapers4bollywood.com/wp-content/gallery/anushka-sharma/anushka-sharma-3.jpg

      http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/12100000/Ellie-Kemper-erin-hannon-12182450-400-500.jpg

      http://www.moviewatchlist.com/cast_gallery/images/Amy%20Adams%20%283%29.jpg

      http://www.tvbasti.com/galery_celebrities/medium/Ankita_lokhande_2.jpg


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Nail Varnish 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What colour should I paint my nails?
    Tomorrow (Thursday 27th June) I have my schools leavers assembly and i'm wearing a black and white striped dress with black and white wedges! (It doesn't sound nice but it does look good!) And i'm not sure as to how i should paint my nails? I have pretty much every colour of nail varnish so thats not a problem!

    So yeah please leave suggestions! I'll be so grateful :)
    If you're suggesting patters would you describe them? Im not sure the patterns i should do >.< And thanks for wishing me a good night :)

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should go for something really bright to contrast the black and white.

      Maybe a bright pink or green, like these:
      http://rarareid.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/notd-sinful-colors-247/
      http://rarareid.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/barry-m-gelly-hi-shine-greenberry/

      Or if you want nail art you could maybe go for something fun like robots:
      http://rarareid.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/robots-step-by-step/

      Hope this helps! :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you send a laptop with a battery to france through royal mail?
    Ok I have just send a laptop to a customer through royal mail it is going to france will it be retuned to me.as I send a batterys to austriala and they send it me back.

    Anyone work for them departments that know

    • ANSWER:
      Royal Mail Postman here - I would ring Customer Services to make sure they tell you what forms you need and what packaging is recommended just to be sure but the current advice at http://www.royalmail.com/termschanges is:

      International post

      To comply with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, Royal Mail will enforce the existing regulations which prohibit dangerous goods from international services. The only dangerous goods Royal Mail will permit in international mail are lithium batteries contained in equipment.

      Failure to comply with the legal requirements for the transport of dangerous goods is an offence and you may be prosecuted. Further, if you send dangerous goods and do not comply with the applicable terms and conditions and legal requirements then we may deal with the goods as we see fit including destroying or disposing of the relevant goods or as otherwise specified in the terms and conditions. We will amend our terms and conditions which will affect some common items such as aerosols, perfumes, alcohol, nail varnish and lithium batteries.

      It is your responsibility to ensure your post complies with the relevant legal requirements and the terms and conditions.

      We are also making other important changes to our terms and conditions to address these legal and policy changes and to improve the efficiency of our services.

      All these changes will apply for items posted by contract customers on or after 14 January 2013.

  3. QUESTION:
    What did you get for Christmas?
    I didn't get anything i wanted or actually liked- i had a wide range of very weird presents especially for a 15 year old girl E.G hair rollers, word search game, bad suitable for 3 year old Chocolate, gloves that are already broken and a memory stick. whereas my brother got an Electric guitar! So not the best xmas present wise. however i value family over presents and we had really good time. what did you get? and what did you do?

    • ANSWER:
      At least it's the thought that counts, eh? You'll do better next year probably!

      I'm a thirteen year old girl and I got
      - Two pairs of PJs
      - Socks (like gloves, toe fingers in them)
      - A rhythmic gymnastics ball
      - Ballet shoes
      - Wii Fit Plus
      - Vivitar purple pocket camcorder
      - An All-Seeing-Eye top
      - A black shirt with a quote
      - Money
      - A big 'Lush' bath bomb
      - Dark red converse
      - Lady Gaga: Fame perfume
      - Police: To be woman perfume
      - Keith Lemon: the film DVD
      - Ted on DVD
      - Peter Kay back on nights DVD
      - 2013 Guiness world records
      - 2013 Ripley's believe it or not
      - False eyelashes
      - So Superstar lipgloss, spray and perfume
      - 4 big makeup sets
      - Nail varnish
      - Lots of chocolate
      And my dad coming home from Thailand early :)

      Merry Christmas, I hope you and your family had an amazing day!

  4. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this brand?
    Just wondered what everyone's thoughts on Ciaté were. I've never used anything from them myself but I have heard a lot about them from other bloggers so I got their Sequined Manicure in Tutu as a prize for my blog giveaway.. http://rarareid.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/blog-birthday-giveaway/

    Have you used their products? What's the best/worst thing about them? Any recommendations for me to try?

    • ANSWER:
      I've not really used many of their products, but I did get a free nail varnish by Ciate in a magazine once in sort of a darkish purple, it seemed quite runny and watery at first but after the second coat it looks lovely and expensive and didn't chip for quite a while, with the layers being so thin it was really easy to touch up too. I think my favourite brands of nail varnish are probably Rimmel and Barry M ^_^

  5. QUESTION:
    What did you get for Christmas?
    I know it's all about family and not all about presents but I like reading about what people have gotten:)

    I'm a thirteen year old girl and I got
    - Two pairs of PJs
    - Socks (like gloves, toe fingers in them)
    - A rhythmic gymnastics ball
    - Ballet shoes
    - Wii Fit Plus
    - Vivitar purple pocket camcorder
    - An All-Seeing-Eye top
    - A black shirt with a quote
    - Money
    - A big 'Lush' bath bomb
    - Dark red converse
    - Lady Gaga: Fame perfume
    - Police: To be woman perfume
    - Keith Lemon: the film DVD
    - Ted on DVD
    - Peter Kay back on nights DVD
    - 2013 Guiness world records
    - 2013 Ripley's believe it or not
    - False eyelashes
    - So Superstar lipgloss, spray and perfume
    - 4 big makeup sets
    - Nail varnish
    - Lots of chocolate
    - A huge hot chocolate mug
    - Refreshers with a refresher mug
    And my dad coming home from Thailand early :)

    Merry Christmas, I hope you and your families had an amazing day!
    I got some belly bars too,
    It's because of my mum's family, dad's, stepdad's, then their close friends, then my friends haha.

    Have a good new year too guys!
    Aw, that is actually so kind about the Christmas party! You're actually such a nice person even though I don't know you. Merry Christmas!

    I'm honestly not a spoiled brat. I spent a lot of my money which I early on friends and family. My friends got similar stuff to me and they aren't spoilt either. Merry Christmas!

    • ANSWER:
      From my parents and gran i got:
      - Nexus
      -Diamond ring
      - gift cards
      - chocolate
      - pjs
      My hubby got me:
      - Mini Copper convertible car (so excited!!)
      - Diamond earrings and necklace
      - underwear

      Money from the rest of my family and some other bits and bobs from my friends. :-) I'm a 22 year old girl. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

  6. QUESTION:
    shopping list help uk only!<3?
    okay if started a shopping list for when i next go shopping.. here it is..
    -boots
    -jeggings
    -posters
    -natural collection power/concealer
    -white/blue/green eye shadow

    it seams abit small, so can anyone recommend anything? i need some stuff for my room to because im moving also i need some more nail vanish so could you recommend any? i don't need the links just the name of it and where to get it from UK only btw.

    thank you in advance :)
    10 points and 5 stars for best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Okay sweetie, I don't know how old you are, but here is my list for you:

      Body spray- It's always fun to try out a new scent! I recommend 'Impulse' or 'Charlie', so try Boots or Superdrug for this. These are around £1.

      Eyeliner- This is essential for 2013, the year of the eyeliner. I found that 'Soap and Glory' have a great one! It's called 'supercat' and is so easy to apply! It's a black felt tip pen style eyeliner, and costs £6. I love it!

      Girly Underwear- I find that a cute pair of knickers really brightens up the day:D Trust me, something with ruffles will make you feel nice (...or naughty!) I love the underwear in Accessorize. It is so fun and flirty, costing £3 to £7 per pair. My favourites are these:
      http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5.12/3970094050

      Fairy lights- Wrap them around your bed, curtain pole, or mirror! These will make any room cuter, and even provide nice lighting to read a book at night. I'm an interior designer, and I recommend these for ANY bedroom. They cost around £4 to £20 depending on what kind you get. Try John Lewis, they might have a January sale with some.

      Now, you are looking for some nail varnish, so try Barry M. They have 'easy to apply' Gelly nails, or super fun glitter nails. This is reasonably cheap. You can get it from Boots or Superdrug.

      Thanks xx


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Nail Ebay

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How much would a polished nail wheel sell for on ebay?
    How much would a nail wheel (with all the nails on it already polished, maybe even with designs on them) sell for? I've seen regular nail wheels on ebay not polished or anything, butIi can't find ones that are already polished.

    • ANSWER:
      People don't usually sell color wheels already painted. The whole point is to buy them and do them yourself for your personal collection.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does this seem like a good business idea on Ebay?
    I plan to make a business selling nail stuff on eBay. I will start with nail polish removers, which are sold in a pack of 6 for £2.34. So if I buy 50 packs, this will be £117. The individual nail polish remover bottles cost £0.39, so if I double the price when I sell them on eBay, I could sell them for 78p each.

    Then if I (hopefully) sell all of them, I will have made a profit of double the amount I bought them for? I will list them with free delivry, so obviously the delivery will cost me, but I will have still made a small profit.

    Do you think this is a good idea? Then hopefully, if all goes well, I can expand my business to sell other nail accessories such as nail polishes, nail art, etc.!

    Thanks for your help :)
    Also, have you got any tips or warnings before I start selling? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      No, crazy idea, total waste of time. You have not given any thought to this at all.

      So, you buy Nail Polish remover at £0.39 a bottle.
      You propose selling at £0.78 a bottle and listing with free delivery.
      The cheapest postage would be a 2nd class stamp at £0.50 and you would probably need a padded envelope/jiffy bag to put them in. Plus ebay fee's.
      Your expenses are higher than your proposed selling price !!! In other words, you would make a loss on every bottle sold.

      Further, why would anyone want to buy a bottle of nail polish remover on ebay and wait 3 or 4 days for it when it is available in any supermarket or chemists cheaply.

  3. QUESTION:
    does a uv nail dryer work just for regular polish?
    i'm thinking about buying a cheap uv lamp nail dryer from ebay, and was wondering does it work on regular nail polish? without having to use the uv top coat? does it dry normal polish?

    • ANSWER:
      no it does not.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you put on nail art?
    I ordered some nail art from ebay and they come in. I THOUGHT they would be stickers, but they aren't! just little pieces of plastic. how do you apply nail art to make them stick to your nail? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can put a coat of clear polish on first. While it's still wet, place the nail art on your nail and press it in. Finish with another coat of polish.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way to ship Nail Polish sold on ebay by the USPS?
    I am looking to sell nail polish that my mother has left over from her shop and I am very busy so am hoping some seller has already found the best way and can please let me know. Thank you you guys are the best!

    • ANSWER:
      If it's 13oz or less -- First Class mail will be your best bet.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do i do water nail art on my real nails without it sticking to my whole finger?
    I want to do water nail art on my nails. But when i stick my finger in the water the polish sticks to my whole finger.

    • ANSWER:
      There's no way to avoid getting some of the polish onto your finger. You just have to be ready with a cotton pad/ball soaked in polish remover to clean up your finger.

      So, as soon as you remove your finger from the water, start cleaning. Don't let it dry, or it'll be a nightmare to remove.

      You can also try marbling (I assume you're trying to water marble) just as easily with a dotting tool. It's a mess-free alternative with similar affects.

      1. Pick your base color, and how ever many other colors you'd like to marble with. I usually choose a bright color for a base, and then a darker color (in the same color family) and white.
      2. Apply a generous coat of your base color, it's better to work with colors that have good pigmentation, sheer polishes will not give you the desired effect.
      3. Immediately drop 1-2 drops of each marble color onto the nail.
      4. Take your dotting tool and make figure 8's, or whatever other marbling pattern you'd like to make.
      5. Tap your finger on a flat surface to ensure the nail polish lies flat (good quality nail polish will even itself out) and there are no air bubbles.

      You can find a dotting tool at most beauty supply stores, nail art suppliers online (8ty8beauty.com, Head2toebeauty.com), ebay, etc.

      Hope this helps!

  7. QUESTION:
    What supplies would I need to start doing my own nail acrylics from home?
    Hey,
    I really want to start doing my own nail acrylics from home but I don't know what supplies I would need so please help me out.
    Before any of you get started about it could be dangerous I would just like to say that I already know this but still want to Proceed in doing it.
    If you share information I will be very thankful.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      As long as you're doing your own acrylics - go for it.
      Get a Kiss or Broadway brand kit from the drugstore or grocery store. The kit should contain glue, tips, acrylic liquid, acrylic powder, a file, and a brush. You'll also need acetone polish remover and nail clippers. Or go to Sally Beauty Supply and buy a kit.

      Don't shop off of ebay. As an untrained, non-professional, you don't know what you're looking for and could wind up with a product that contains a hazardous, toxic, illegal chemical called Methyl Methacrylate (MMA).

  8. QUESTION:
    what nail polishes are good to use on the konad besides konad nail polish?
    i just got konad and i didnt get the nail polish your supposed to use for it, i was wondering if there were other kinds that would work? like hard candy, sally hanson, avon ect.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a generic brand of the Konad kit. It really doesn't work like I thought I was going to work. It doesn't transfer to your nail correct. It's like it smears or something. But it is a brand from China...actually Hong Kong..I ordered it on ebay...You might want to go with a thicker nail polish.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to package nail polish and clothing for shipping?
    I want to sell my unused polishes and clothing on ebay but i have no idea how to send them.
    what packaging do i need to use? envelope? box? padding?
    how to calculate postage?
    anything else i need?

    • ANSWER:
      use a padded envelope for the nail polish

  10. QUESTION:
    Are there any cheaper alternatives to konad nail printing?
    I've seen konad nail printing and it looks really fun, effective and easy, but i want to know if there is any cheaper alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      Search it on eBay, that's what I did about a month ago and I received them a few weeks ago and they are great!

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good website to get nail art pens from?
    I love to paint nails and I have a few nail art pens, but I wanted to try something different. Can someone tell me a website I can get them from?
    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      I got mine off ebay :)
      You can also get gems and designs etc
      Have fun x x x

  12. QUESTION:
    How to quit biting your nails?
    I've never had long nails, unless I get acrylics... It's just a habit that I have of biting them, and I've tried loads to quit, using that clear nail varnish that tastes horrible, having normal nail varnish on. And the nail varnish does work but because I've never had long nails they're really weak so they sometimes break so I just bite them, I really need to stop, any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      get an acrylic or gel overlay or start getting shellac from a salon, a simple overlay works like a polish but its a much harder extra surfice taht stops you from being able to bite your nails and gives them time to grow a little, shellac is similar but it is a gel system thats applied just like a polish but each layer is cured under a uv lamp to harden it you can also get something called a fiberglass enhancement, just like acrylic or gel nails, you can use them to enhance the nail length or just to strengthern your natural nail, its probably the most effective system as they dry like rock and they do almost no damage toy our nails what so ever, they sell fiberglass or silk nail kits on ebay for around £20/ and the application method is on youtube, there reeeally easy to do <3

      when they have grown out abit, invest in a good nail hardener (i massively reccomend the salley hansen ''hard as nails'' they sell it in most super markets nd it costs around £12/) and apply it once a day.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me step by step on applying acrylic nails?
    I want to learn how to do the acrylic nail tips on my own hands. Where can I find all the materials needed to do this and if you are a professional, could you send me your email address in case I have any questions? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you absolutely insist on doing it yourself - go to the grocery store or drug store and pick up a kit. "Kiss" is a decent brand and comes with instructions. Sally beauty supply will also carry things. I would not suggest buying chemials off of ebay as they can contain hazardous ingredients, like MMA, which are illegal in North America.
      Sorry, I can't tell you everything step by step - it would take way too long. You can check your local library or book store for a book called PRO NAIL CARE Salon Secrets of the Professionals by Leigh Toselli.
      If you are a see and do type person, I recommend getting your nails done at a salon a few times to see how it's done - and if it is something you would really like to invest your time in - look at taking a Nail Technician course.
      Youtube will also most likely have some videos.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to make your nails grow? Do acrylics/shellac/gels or any other alternates work?
    Says it all in the title really. Just want to know what will help my nails grow. They're very weak. Had acrylics before and then gels. They grew but soon snapped off. What's the difference between gels and shellacs? And is there any alternate ways x

    • ANSWER:
      No, acrylics/shellac/gels or any other alternates just trash your real nail while they are stuck on. This causes the real nail underneath to almost rot away as it can't breath. If you really want to put on false nails then what you need to do is go to a professional nail spa or salon or whatever you have and get them to do it for you and they know all about it and how to do it so that your nail underneath can grow etc. DON'T do it yourself or you will have weak and problematic nails for the rest of your life if you do this the whole time. You need to put on some nail vitamins. Something like this:

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sally-Hansen-3pc-French-Manicure-PEN-Kit-sheer-shimmer-/380214606960?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item58868e7c70

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALLY-HANSEN-MAXIMIUM-GROWTH-CUTICLE-NAIL-MOISTURE-TREATMENT-PEN-BRAND-NEW-/190738181412?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item2c68e1ad24

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sally-Hansen-Maximum-Growth-Nourishing-Nail-Color-Polish-/271075727444?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item3f1d5f5854

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LF-PURPLE-WITH-SPARKLY-GLITTER-PIECES-NAIL-POLISH-VARNISH-LOVELY-/110982552008?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item19d71359c8

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saffron-Nail-Polish-Varnish-in-SPARKING-PINK-44-/170610683112?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item27b9306ce8

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DM-Cosmetics-Nail-Strengthener-and-Conditioner-Pen-/330897009195?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item4d0affaa2b

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CUTICLE-OIL-PEN-Revitalise-Soften-Strengthen-Manicure-Treatment-Brush-NAIL-ART-/121123764961?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&var=&hash=item1c3389fae1

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sally-Hansen-Nail-Treatment-strengthener-Repair-For-weak-brittle-nails-/171045048750?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item27d31451ae

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALLY-HANSEN-MAXIMIUM-GROWTH-CUTICLE-NAIL-MOISTURE-TREATMENT-PEN-BRAND-NEW-/190738181412?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item2c68e1ad24

      I found all of these for you. Even just proper nail varnish helps and there are some vitamins that you can just put on to help and moistorise your nails. Also, when you buy hand cream, make sure you buy hand AND NAIL cream so that it can help not just your hands, but your nails too.

      I really hope I helped. xxx :)

  15. QUESTION:
    what happened to the hello kitty 3D false nails they use to sale at sanrio?
    they look like japanese 3d nail art , they're fake too. I came back to get them at the Sanrio store but i guess they don 't stock them up anymore. Is there anyway to find them some where else?

    • ANSWER:
      Sanrio usually never restocks items unless it's a popular demand.
      The reason they were on sale is maybe because there were only a few left.

      You could probably try ebay?
      Try to search "Kawaii Nails" or "Deco Nails".
      It's Japanese inspired "decora" nails.

      If you lived on Oahu, Hawaii.
      They have them everywhere, at Sanrio, at the drug stores, at the 99 cent stores, even at the swap meet.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can you decorate fake nails and sell them on ebay?
    Can you decorate fake nails and sell them on eBay or is their rule against it? If not, is there a certain way they need to be packaged or displayed?

    • ANSWER:
      i think you can. cuz i go on ebay alot and i think ive seen some fake nails already decorated and painted or whatever.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is an effective way to stop chewing your nails?
    I have chewed my nails off since I can remember. I also bit the skin from around the nails. What can I do to stop this? I would love to have pretty nails.

    • ANSWER:
      Theirs nail polishs that taste bad so they prevent you from bting your nails...its called nail biting prevention polish....I think...look it up on ebay...they have it.GOOD LUCK.

  18. QUESTION:
    How long is a bottle of OPI nail polish good?
    Or any brand for that matter i guess. I am looking into buying a bottle on ebay but the color I like came out in 05! I gueess the person could have bought it after that but not by too much cuz it was a limited release. Ive had some polishes for yrs others much less ...

    • ANSWER:
      Nail polish never expires. It's good forever and never "goes bad". If it gets thick and goopy, this does NOT mean it is bad. It may mean it's old or the formula was poor or it had been left open or a number of things. But ultimately, it becomes goopy and thick because certain ingredients in the polish evaporate. They just simply need to be replaced with nail polish THINNER (never ever ever ever use remover to thin your polish!! It can destroy it). Add a few drops of thinner to the bottle and it's as good as new! This is the thinner I use:
      http://www.sallybeauty.com/Nail-Polish-Thinner/SBS-163400,default,pd.html
      It's super cheap and totally worth it. Seriously. And it works on ANY polish - top coats, base coats, polish.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can you help me find a good and cheap nail airbrush machine?
    It would be for home use, my sister does her nails alot and sometimes she doesn't have to much time to spend on her nails.

    • ANSWER:
      Here check discounts/coupons for Amazon, Ebay or other stores:
      http://www.befrugal.com/coupons/store/amazon

  20. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a gelatin free nail polish remover?
    Looking for a nail polish remover that is gelatin free and becoming very frustrated with the search. I would prefer not to buy online or spend an exorbitant about of money on it. Any suggestions on where to look? Also this is in the Pittsburgh, Pa area if that helps.

    • ANSWER:
      ebay.com

  21. QUESTION:
    How do people do nail art?
    Ive just became interested in nail art, and I was wondering tips and tricks on how to make them look professional or really cool looking. Are there any websites that teach about nail art? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      YouTube.com is the place to go.
      cutepolish, love4nails, simplenailartdesigns, and ihaveacupcake are my favorite youtubers and they all have great ideas and tutorials. they use dotting tools, brushes, gems etc to make there designs. i have bought mine on ebay for around each.ebay has alot of cheap nail art tools

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you believe how bad acrylic nails ruin your natural nails?
    I have had to cut my own nails really short twice already because they crack down towards my nail bed. They are so thin.
    @ Mike Tyson why are you in this section then?

    • ANSWER:
      it could be anything from you having naturally brittle nails to untrained technitian or use of cheap products. the salon shouldnt be filing your natural nails down atall, they are ment to GENTLY buff away the shine, if they used an electric file no your nails before applying the primer and acrylic, that will be why your nails are now so weak. this tends to come from cheap salons, if you dont want to pay alot of money for your nails, you shouldnt get them done cause paying less means bad quality.and potential problems with your nails. if your biting or picking at your acrylic nails, that could have been the cause of the crack, if you acrylic nails crack, they can take your real nail with them. id reccomendgetting fiberglass or silk nails as these are origonally used to repair broken nails but they can be worn like acrylics or gels. they are very simple to apply so you can do them at hoe and there not very costly.

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fibreglass-Silk-Nail-Kit-Silk-Wraps-3x6g-Brush-resin-/370479770182?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item564250aa46

      this vid will show you how to apply it, acrylic powder is pretty cheap so thats the only thing you will have to get, she is not actually using a glue, its the brush on resing that shes using, ive never heared anything about using glue in fiberglass application.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BsPZauy_98

      hope this helps ^^

  23. QUESTION:
    What supplies do I need in order to start doing acrylic nails?
    I'm looking to start self-learning the dynamics of acrylic nails. Basically, I need to know what supplies I am going to need and where I can get them for a reasonable price. If anybody could just give me a list, then I'd be very appreciative!

    • ANSWER:
      Your best bet really would be to take a course. Professional supplies involve chemicals that can cause allergic reactions if not correctly used.
      For acrylic nails you will need
      nail clippers
      emery board for natural nails
      cuticle pusher
      cuticle nippers
      nail glue
      nail tips
      isopropyl alcohol 99%
      nail wipes
      acetone
      primer
      dehydrator
      red or kolinski sable brush
      dappen dishes
      Acrylic powder
      Acrylic liquid
      various grit nail files and buffers from 180 grit to 4000 grit

      Do NOT buy nail supplies from China, Hong Kong, etc just because they are cheap. The majority acrylic liquids from overseas contain an ingredient called Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) which is hazardous and illegal for use in cosmetic nail preparations in Canada and the US as well as Australia and several other countries.
      If you are not a professional and you don't know what products you need and what product ingredients you should steer clear of - it's best to steer clear of purchasing professional products entirely. If you absolutely MUST do it yourself without training - opt for a DIY kit from Wal Mart or something. They also sell kits and supplies at Sally Beauty Supply. These are not professional quality supplies, but they are what the general public has access to without buying online.
      If you must buy off of ebay - opt for new KITS from OPI or CND. With these products - you get what you pay for and good, approved supplies are not cheap.

  24. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any product that you can use to make designs on nails?
    I want to have little details on my nails and I've heard of nail pens before but idk where you get them or im there is something better. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Most nail artists use non toxic acrylic paint for hand painting on designs...its water soluble until dry so far better if a slip is made as you wipe and start again without ruining the nail varnish base. You top coat after to fully protects your design.

      You can get these paints and the very fine brushes needed to do nail art from most art supply stores. And get dotting tools from HK seller on ebay. Dont pay for special nail art acrylic paint and brushes as they are mega expensive for smaller amounts and IT IS the same product.

      If you want any nail art ideas mail me thru yahoo and I'll send a link to my photobucket site with about 100 designs that I have done

  25. QUESTION:
    Where in Singapore are there nail art supplies for sale ?
    I am currently into Nail Art and I would like to buy some supplies. Do you know where do they sell them and in a cheap price?

    • ANSWER:
      OMG!!! there's a fabulous shop on ebay called Mellow All Lovely Stuff, its based in hong kong though, sorry, i know you were looking for singapore but i'm also into nail art myself and i haven't found a better supplier yet, and they are really really well priced goods as well, i don't go anywhere else now.

      http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MELLOW-ALL-LOVELY-STUFF

  26. QUESTION:
    What nail polish is good to water marble with?
    I need to know what nail polishes or brands water marble best. Thank you (:

    • ANSWER:
      the brand I told you about last time are available on ebay for £1.59 but if you live in the uk, you can get them in pretty much market/boot sale beauty stall for £1. la femmes polishe are widely available, this ebay seller sells alot of the colours and posts world wide.

      http://shop.ebay.co.uk/hogster_1uk/m.html?_nkw=la+femme&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313

      these are brilliant for marbeling, ive been using these polishes since I was like 11, there brilliant and there ideal for konad stamping aswell.

      hope this helps <3

  27. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy cheap glow in the dark nail polish?
    I know they're being sold in eBay and some other online sites. But the shipping fee is like more expensive than the item I'm purchasing. I'm planning on buying in bulk for my sisters and friends. Does anyone know where I can buy here in the Philippines or site with a cheap shipping fee? Thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      the cheapest way is buying in bulking you pay more than you want at the time but instead you will have more moneys worth.

      its hard to pin point where exactley you can look for them

  28. QUESTION:
    What are ALL the materials/equipment I need for starting a nail art hobby?
    Please give me a list. Not just nail polish, cotton, remover, but all the brushes and sticks that are needed for decorations and stuff . . . I've never really gone into this so I don't know what they're called and I don't know what I need . . .

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      hmm Im starting my own. Im not sure what you like to do. Do you like gel nails or acrylic. I love acrylics. So I have

      1. a number 10 brush but Im upgrading to a 16 because its a better quality and I can work faster. Get some brush cleaner fluids too.
      2. Acrylic powders. You can get the basic clear, white, pink.Or you can add some fun glitter colors to your collection.
      3. A white nail buffer or a miracle buffer.
      4. Nail files. I like the diamond ones
      5. a nail drill. its like 10.00 dollars on ebay
      6. nail tips or nail forms (which ever you prefer.) if you go with tips they come in three types. Clear, white and natural.
      7.you need base and top coat polishes
      8.Cutical oil
      9.a dotting tool and stripper brushes. Some are sold connected to the polish.
      10. Oh and monomer and nail primer. And a dish to put the monomer in.
      11.wood nail sticks.. and nail art brushes for decorations (they come and many shapes and sizes) and if you like decals you should get them too

  29. QUESTION:
    I have an older version of the paslode 2st fix nail gun but it's broke. Where can i go to get it repaired?
    I was going to go through bell tools but they said they dont supply parts for the older models, Is there someone on ebay offering this service or some where i can take it to get it fixed? Thanks, Drew
    Phil stop acting like a moron on here, i've read through your answers to peoples questions and it seems as though you're a complete idiot.

    • ANSWER:
      Your problem may be parts availability, even if you find a repair shop.

      Nail guns are consumables.

      I gave away an old Hilti framing nailer which used 17 degree stick nails, with a fair supply of those nails.
      Hilti no longer makes pneumatic nailers at all (thus no parts) and 17 degree nails are no longer available.

  30. QUESTION:
    How is acrylic liquid's smell bad for you?
    I know its bad but how? What does it do to you?.. I got acrylic nails today from eBay and I was tryin it out without a mask and I was really close to it, I think I was exposed for like almost an hour.. My head really hurts now

    • ANSWER:
      Because you are inhaling chemicals which is bad for the brain, that's why you have a headache. But don't worry you should be okay. Also they can break you nails making them chip. You can read the ingredient's on the package and them look up the ingredient online.

      If you continue to use them , wear the mask next time and make sure they are completely dry before you remove the mask and inhale any fumes. Hope that helps. :)

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy glow in the dark nail polish in India?
    Hi everyone,I live in India and I wanted to know where i can buy some glow in the dark nail polish
    I live in Bangalore to be more specific. So you guys can tell me the place or suggest a good website from where I can buy some glow in the dark nail polish
    Would love it more if its an Indian website!
    Will be waiting for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Ebay or Etsy

  32. QUESTION:
    How do people do their own nails so well?
    All i am asking are some pointers on how to do my nails(specifically on my right hand) better. And i cannot afford to go to a nail salon every week.

    • ANSWER:
      To be honest, PRACTICE. I have been doing nail art for almost two years now, and I've gotten the hang of doing my left hand (I'm a lefty). You also can try change the position of you hand when painting them. Try curling your fingers over your hand to make a loose fist and then just brush down. Also, if that doesn't work, you can paint acrylic/ fake nails before you glue them on your hand (cut them down first if you want them shorter, false nails are really long at first). You can get a lot for really cheap on amazon or ebay. But really practice is the best way to go.

  33. QUESTION:
    Where can i get some makeup and nail polish lots for whole sell price?
    I'm opening my own little ebay business and i need supplys and products quick. If anyone can help as soon as im up and running free shipping on all your purchases. Thanks!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      probably sally's. they sell all kinds of hair products & all beauty supplies. course there's always fashion stores too.sam's or cosco

  34. QUESTION:
    How long does Economy International Shipping from Hong Kong to the UK take? (eBay) x?
    I bought a set of nail art brushes off eBay a few weeks ago and they're still not here :(
    I paid for it on the 30th April :/

    • ANSWER:
      it depends on the seller

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there a store to buy Konad nail art plates?
    I've been looking at Konad nail art online for a while now, and I really want to get at least one plate. Are there any stores that sell nail polish plates? It doesn't necessarily have to be Konad.

    • ANSWER:
      the "off" brand is the bundle monster nail art plates
      http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Nailart-Stamping-Manicure-Accessories/dp/B003ILUQPM/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2E6DYFVKES75Z&colid=3I8CZSMMQ2N81
      click on the link for the set, and down below is for a bundle with the stamp.
      if your looking to only try one plate just look on ebay for that.

  36. QUESTION:
    What do you need to do Acrylic nails?
    Im planning to buy everything from ebay so good sellers would be so helpful :) Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      You can actually buy the supplies at Walgreen's for do-it-yourself acrylic nails! :) It comes in a kit.

  37. QUESTION:
    What things do i need for acrylic nails?
    I want to work at home doing nails like they do in salons but dont know what i need can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      You'll need the basics, nail tips, glue,acrylic nail brush,and acrylic powder. You can get them all on ebay for less than £10? or go to argos or something. Hope this helped (:

  38. QUESTION:
    where to get cheap fake nails in bulk?
    Hi I want to get fake nails that are cheap and possibly in bulk. All I can find is only nail tips which I don't want to do, because I don't have the acrylic stuff. I like the Kiss and those brands for glue on but they're about 6.00 at walmart, so I figured I would just buy them in bulk, figuring maybe they would be cheaper. All the websites I look on have either only tips or the natural clear ones, I want ones with designs or even french. I looked for Chinese websites as well and I can't seem to find that either. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Apparently you haven't cheched on neither Ebay nor Amazon:
      http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=fake+nails&_sacat=0&_from=R40
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fake%20nails&sprefix=fake+na%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Afake%20nails

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you get lead poisoning from nail polish?
    Well, my uncle is mad i bought these cool 2-way nail art polishes from ebay and they are from hong kong, china. He thinks i'll get lead poisoning, but i think it will be fine cuz i bought it from a top rated seller, and there really hasn't been any incidents about lead poisoning from this product.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get it if you inhale it like smell it a lot but
      the main ingredient in most nail polish is acetone: here's some more info, reference Wikipedia

      Acetone is an irritant and inhalation may lead to hepatotoxic effects (causing liver damage). The vapors should be avoided. In no circumstance should it be consumed directly or indirectly. Always use goggles when handling acetone; it can cause permanent eye damage (corneal clouding).

      Small amounts of acetone are metabolically produced in the body, mainly from fat. In humans, fasting significantly increases its endogenous production (see ketosis). Acetone can be elevated in diabetes. Contamination of water, food (e.g. milk), or the air (acetone is volatile) can lead to chronic exposure to acetone. A number of acute poisoning cases have been described. Relatively speaking, acetone is not a very toxic compound; it can, however, damage the mucosa of the mouth and can irritate and damage skin. Accidental intake of large amounts of acetone may lead to unconsciousness and death.

      The effects of long-term exposure to acetone are known mostly from animal studies. Kidney, liver, and nerve damage, increased birth defects, and lowered reproduction ability of males (only) occurred in animals exposed long-term. It is not known if these same effects would be exhibited in humans. Pregnant women should avoid contact with acetone and acetone fumes in order to avoid the possibility of birth defects, including brain damage.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I make my nails grow faster?
    For 3 years I have had really long nails but in the past 3 weeks 3 of them broke to the point where they barely peek over the tip of my finger. I only want natural processes & they only need to grow like half an inch. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      you can buy nail varnish that helps!
      http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/250859853360?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla
      -
      or even vitamins that help nails and hair grow faster and stronger!
      -
      or home remedies!!!!
      Combine three tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Soak the nails in this mixture for ten minutes and then dry them with a towel. This is the best home remedy that one can adopt to strengthen and grow the nails fast.

      To heal nail problems and promote growth, soak your nails in a solution comprising of half a cup of tomato juice mixed with two tablespoons of olive oil.

      Applying warm olive oil over the nails with a cotton swab is also another effective procedure for nail growth.
      Massage your hands and nails regularly with either flaxseed oil, pumpkin seed oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil or vitamin E oil. These oils are very effective in boosting the growth of nails.

      Make a solution of lavender oil and tea tree oil in equal proportions. Then dilute the mixture with water. Soak the nails for about five minutes. Follow this routine at least once a week to avoid any kind of nail damage and breakage.

      Dig into foods that are rich in Vitamin A, E, B2, B12, C, D, proteins, iron, and calcium. Plus, for proper nail development drink lots of water throughout the day.

  41. QUESTION:
    where do japanese people get their decorations for nail art?
    i've started doing nail art, but i can't ever find the really cool little 3d decorative animals and stuff that they put on their nails! can anyone direct me to a website that might sell that sort of stuff? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, now you're tempting me to apply some cool decorations on my own nails! I saw some listings on eBay, but this shop on Etsy (love Etsy!!) looks great too!

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/chibiaiboutique

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the proper name (if there is one) of the acrylic paint that they use to make 3-D acrylic nail art?
    I'm not sure if its just called 3-D nail art paint, or whatever, but I want to know what its called.

    And also, where might they sell it, and would it be expensive to buy?

    • ANSWER:
      I think this might be what you're on about, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pro-24-Colours-3D-Nail-Art-Glitter-Acrylic-Tip-Pen-New_W0QQitemZ160278697383QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160278697383&_trkparms=72%3A1121%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

      Ebay is the only place I have seen them. I have bought them and used them and they're pretty good but not for on natural nails unless you have an hour spare to sit and let it set properly..it really does take that long before they are set hard enough not to smudge. Also, some of the colours just don't work well enough to do anything but dots with them...they won't drag into a shape etc.

  43. QUESTION:
    How much are the 1D fake nails and where can I get them?
    So, I've been wanting the One Direction fake nails, I live in the United States (Texas), how much are they, and can I possibly get them at Walgreens? I really need to know the price, thanks! <3

    • ANSWER:
      Are these the ones you are looking for? http://www.claires.com/store/goods/personalities/cat1260088/one-direction/p36267/one-direction-stick-on-nails/ If so then check eBay or Etsy for them. Looks like about - roughly for a set.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where i can find the cutest rhinestone nail art wheels?
    i looked on ebay, and they have kinda cheesy stuff like star and heart shaped, and im looking for really cute bright colors, some bigger sized, some smaller. plus a lot of the wheels have beads, and i JUST want rhinestones.
    your help is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      any local jewelry store

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where i can find the cutest rhinestone nail art wheels?
    i looked on ebay, and they have kinda cheesy stuff like star and heart shaped, and im looking for really cute bright colors, some bigger sized, some smaller. plus a lot of the wheels have beads, and i JUST want rhinestones.
    your help is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I got mine off of the website amazon they are so cheap when you find them, good luck and have fun (:

  46. QUESTION:
    What else should I buy for my nails ?
    I have recently bought white acryllic nail tips from ebay , and I just wondered what else I need to buy for me to do acryllic nails myself :)

    Thank you
    x

    • ANSWER:
      You need glue to glue the acrylic nails on.

      Here's a link of a picture of the glue.

      http://media.photobucket.com/image/fat%20woman/johnstona_2006/fat-woman.jpg

      Ignore the fat woman ending bit, It's just a user name.

      :]

  47. QUESTION:
    What stores can I buy gray nail polish?
    I want gray nail polish, not silver ! I cant find it anywhere. Any one know of a store with gray nail polish?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not really sure if they make just grey. A lot of them have a glitter to them. But Did you look at like Walmart or Pharmacy? They have a lot of different color nail polish. Also, if your parents or you have a Amazon accounts or Ebay your can look on there to see if someone has gray. Hope you find Gray!

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use super glue for fake nails?
    I've been reading around and some people have said that they have been using super glue for fake nails for years and all has been fine but others say they've never tried it and never will because its dangerous.
    The nail glue you buy in shops are just useless and i can't afford salon ones!
    Can someone advice me if they've done this before? And if so, which brand and type of super glue should i use that i can get in the UK?

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      NO. Use nail glue! You can get it at a drug store, or department store. Don't use superglue!

      Or try getting nail glue online. Ebay or amazon

  49. QUESTION:
    where can i buy fantasy makers wet n wild nail polish for halloween the black magic color?
    my friend has this nail polish color fantasy maker is the brand it has a rip cap on it and the color is black with rainbow sparkles inside and i have always wanted it now my mom says i can get it but i don't know where to get it please help me find it. when you reply please attach a picture.thank you for all your help.

    • ANSWER:
      i have seen it on ebay for cheap

  50. QUESTION:
    Can I use nail wheel nails for fake nails?
    I can't find plain fake nails anywhere, and I can't order them online. Can I just break the nails off of a nail wheel and glue then onto my natural nails instead?

    • ANSWER:
      Nails wheels only come with one size on them, as they are meant to swatch colors or practice nail art. In my experience, they are typically about the size of my index finger. They will probably be too small for your middle and thumb, and too large for your pinky. Go to Walmart or Target and they sells large boxes (usually near the bottom of the wall) by Kiss or Broadway or 100 or 200 plain false nails in a box. They average about , and you'll get way more applications out of them than you would one box of pretty prepainted ones.

      Also, check eBay. You can get 5 or 6 hundred for about the same price. Search for full well nail tips.


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  1. QUESTION:
    Ladies , I want a FEMININE MAKEOVER HELP?
    I Just Want Good Answer of They A Extremely Good I Will Do Them And Please Stop Giving Bad Answer And Ya(last time i hope depend n answers)

    I am a 21 year old guy and would like a girl to feminize me. I do not really care about how extreme or drastic the changes are, I've made up my mind and want to go all out. . . I want to be a knockout.

    I have a substantial amount of body hair all over that will have to go. Wax, shave, laser???
    I currently have a short hairstyle (slightly black/brown hair), about an my hair is about to my shoulders and not sure if it can look feminine or if I would have to shave it and get a wig? What do you think?

    If you were to give me a makeover, what should I do about hair, nails, makeup, clothes, eyebrows, how many piercings (ears, navel, etc?), etc? Give me some pics and/or ideas?

    What color and how long should my nails be?

    Thanks

    Also, where is a good place to get this done

    PS there is nothing too extreme, give me ideas :)

    Please provide some good makeup styles and pics of eyebrows? How thin and arched is best?

    • ANSWER:
      ok.....for body hair, waxing is the best....but it is painful...and you have to wait till you hair grows out to be able to wax again....laser is great if you can afford it...otherwise, just shave all the hair off...

      For your hairstyle, i would suggest something that would frame your face, so that your face appears more rounded and feminine...check this out..
      http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/cm/goodhousekeeping/images/brooke-shields-side-hg-de.jpg
      brooke shields square face looks feminine because of her bangs... also check out anne hathaway...
      http://www.thecinemasource.com/moviesdb/images/The_Devil_Wears_Prada%20-%207%20-%20Anne_Hathaway.jpg

      for the nails, grow out your own nails...and paint them a neutral colour....i think plastic/acrylic nails are really tacky....make sure that your nails are always filed well and that the nailpaint is not chipped...
      make-up....depends on your complexion....and your face...if you had a pic put up, that would be helpful...
      clothes...use feminine clothes...but again, that depends on your body structure...
      pierce your ears and if you have killer abs, tyhen you can pierce your belly-button, too.. :)
      you can get basic facials, manicures, pedicures and haircuts done in a regular salon...for hair extensions i would recommend salons which cater primarily to african-american clients...
      dont make your eyebrows too thin, it makes your face look plumper...just arch them a little towards the end and that should be fine...for eyebrows, i recommend threading....which you can get done cheap in any indian salon....

      hope this helped...best of luck, buddy... :)


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