Q: May I use your pictures?
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Q: What got you started in doing your own nails.
When I lived in New York I only frequented nail salons to have my nails done. When I moved from New York to Missouri, I wasn't sure what nail salon to use. I decided to give it a try myself until I found a new nail salon home. I did some searching online and ran into a few nail blogs, which led me to the makeupalley.com nail board, which led here. The the rest is history!
Q: What type of Camera do you use?
I use a seven year old Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 with macro settings. Nothing fancy or special. I take all my nails photos with this. I also use a Canon D60 to take bottle shots. I have not purchased the correct lens to use the D60 for nail pictures as of yet.
Q: What type of lighting do you use?
I use a light box with an OTT light.
Q: How do you get your nails so shiny?
I use Seche Vite. I usually do a medium thick coat, and wait a bit and add a second thicker coat. I use Seche Vite Restore Thinner to keep the Seche Vite from causing any problems. I also sometimes use Seche Vite UV with a UV curing light for faster drying time.
Q: What base coat do you use?
I usually stick to Essie Sensitivity Base Coat and Poshe Treatment Base Coat, but I do experiment a lot on other base coats.
Q: How do you keep your cuticle so healthy looking.
I use Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream and Barielle Intense Nail Oil. I also use CND cuticle remover and use a cuticle pusher to 'push back' cuticles. I never cut my cuticles.
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