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RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:19 am
by ricochet
Lots of the ladies swear it's the prenatal vitamins that make pregnant women's hair and nails grow so well. They could be onto something there, as those vitamins have an extra dose of folic acid, something that's needed by rapidly dividing cells such as those in the nail matrix and hair follicles.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:34 am
by houndog
Man,
I already gots the rapidly dividing folicles :D

adios,
Lovat

RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:55 am
by cheyenne
Yikes wish I hadn't just read these horror stories :/

I'm just after having my fingernail done with an acrylic moulded filler thing.

I went in, $5 australian dollars for it.
She roughed the nail up then added two liquids to it, then added the powder stuff on a brush and it was artwork I have to say because it all melted and turned into clear plasticy stuff instantly and she moulded it really well, and then let it dry.

Then buffed it up, added a layer of varnish and that's it.
So yeah it's damn hard, I hope it's not this dodgy sort that you guys are on about! :/ :/ *worried*

It's a modern clean nail place in a large shopping complex place so..I would hope they have safe modern practises..eek.

RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:14 pm
by badfinger
You have no worries. Just remember - any problems, or signs of, remove immediately; but you have a greater chance of winning your national lottery. I promise you.

RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:29 pm
by cheyenne
>You have no worries. Just remember - any problems, or signs
>of, remove immediately; but you have a greater chance of
>winning your national lottery. I promise you.

Cool cheers BF :)
See how it goes. Should be fine and yeah out with the acetone if not. hehe

Is it yourself badfinger, or ricochet, one of you is a trained MD I beleive? I don't know where I remember reading this but sure enough there's a doc in our midst here hehe.

I've tested the nail, playing a bit on my guitar and yeah the tone is back to being much more punchy and bright again + with the mods to make the bass setlle down and the treble pick up, it's sounding good! *nods*

Be easier to play with flatpick, no nail problems then or callouses but flatpicking is not my thing unless it's pretty simple stuff.

RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:07 pm
by ricochet
Cheyenne, I'm a family doc. Work for the state of Tennessee as a med school prof.

Hey Lovat, I think you've confused subtraction with division.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:14 pm
by badfinger
[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-15-05 AT 08:19 AM (EST)]...and I'm whatever is needed at the time. Trust me - I'm a vicar!

Meanwhile, my main occupation is collecting noses off statues.

PS: To soak off falsies or acrylic-fill, put a small pot of acetone in a slightly larger dish of hot water, sort of like a baine Marie: it works faster. Acetone-based polish remover will do, if you can't get acetone - not as good, but it works.

RE: Fingernail Getting Damaged

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 4:06 pm
by oakbone
Clear fingernail polish.