Smoothing block

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Registered: 10-05-2000
Smoothing block
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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 11:41am

Do you use a smoothing block? I love these, a nice alternative or addition to filing your nails. You can find this one at Sally Hansen:

http://sallyhansen.com/products/beauty-tools/manicure/no-more-ridges

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 2:58pm

Only when really needed, though nail technicians use them all the time - some more vigorously than others.

I read an interesting thing in More magazine this weekend that I never knew before:  nail polish acts as a sunblock for your nails, and therefore helps prevent signs of ageing, such as ridges.  I've been wearing polish almost continuously since I was 18 - who knew I was doing something healthy?!

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Registered: 10-05-2000
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 3:01pm

Yes, nail polish can protect our nails. About the ridges though...never heard of that one. Ridges can be hereditary, due to medication or illness.

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 4:13pm

I love love love love them, LOL! When I'm not polished I use them all the time for a shiny natural nail. :)

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Registered: 10-05-2000
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 4:50pm

Love them too! I have two.