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2 years in the planning and making. A chance conversation between Marian Newman and Kevin Nicholls. Kevin said:”what about animated learning?” Marian replied: “Ooo, that could work!”


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The fungal nail

The Fungal Nail

The fungal nail is a very common sight for nail professionals. The medical term is Onychomycosis, and it means “a nail that is infected with a fungus”. Like many other medical terms, it is a Greek word. It is a

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Cosmetics: safe or unsafe

Cosmetics: safe or unsafe?

The official description of a “cosmetic” is: Article 2 of the UK Cosmetics Regulation (UKCR – Schedule 34 of the Product Safety and Metrology Statutory Instrument) and the EU Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009) incorporates the following definition of

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Dip flu, flu symptoms from dip nail system

“Dip Flu”? Who Knew?

The dip system is popular with many nail professionals. It does seem to be a bit like Marmite though: you either love it or hate it! Some like the strength it can provide. But the strength can prove to be

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Nail biting and skin biting

Nail Biting and Skin Biting

As nail professionals, one of the most common types of “problem nails” we encounter is the bitten ones. Nail biting and skin biting typically begin in childhood and usually accelerate during adolescence. They then become a habit that can be

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no wipe top coats

No Wipe Top Coats

In August 2021, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology published a new research, showing that we have a new problem in the nail industry. And this one we did not see coming: It’s about the NO WIPE TOP COATS–

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