there are no instructions.....

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there are no instructions.....
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Mon, 04-28-2003 - 10:12am
Ok, my SolarOil showed up late last week, and there are no instructions... i know this is stupid, but what exactly am i supposed to be doing with it? Or rather, where is it supposed to go, the whole nail? just the cuticle? what do y'all do?

Thanks

Katie

PS - i got this new polish last night, china glaze, i think the name is Jamaican Out - its a shimmery orange - it is SO pretty!

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Mon, 04-28-2003 - 11:04am
Hi Katie! You apply SolarOil around your cuticle, which will work it's way onto your nailplate when you rub it in. You can also apply it under the free edge of your nail. Use it as much as you want, you cannot use too much!

And the shimmery orange polish sounds gorgeous!

~goddess~

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Mon, 04-28-2003 - 1:37pm
Thank you, goddess!!! i was wondering if i was supposed to rub it in, glad you said that too....

Thanks again!

Katie

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Mon, 04-28-2003 - 4:18pm
You're welcome! Keep us posted on your progress!
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Tue, 04-29-2003 - 7:50am
Take the solar oil and rub it into your cuticle. Rub some onto your nail surface as well.

Go to the beauty supply and get a buffing board. This will make your nails like glass!!!

-Laura
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Tue, 04-29-2003 - 10:37am
a buffing board - cool!! i will do that! THANKS!

Katie

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Wed, 04-30-2003 - 9:16am
Nail Safety - Yep, there's an article on everything! LOL!

Buffers won't damage your nails if you buff properly. It's a less-is-more type of activity: Be gentle and don't do it more than once a week. There are some fantastic buffers now. In the old days you needed to use a cream then buff with a chamois. Today there are three- or four-sided buffers that will smooth ridges and add gloss when used in a step-by-step manner. Or the large black buffers you can pick up at beauty-supply stores are effective too. If you give yourself a weekly manicure, definitely gently buff nails before applying polish. Anything rough or uneven on the nail will make it more likely that your polish will peel.


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Wed, 04-30-2003 - 9:41am
Thanks goddess!!! I didnt know i was supposed to buff them before applying polish.. i had always seen the pros file my nails (bed) down, and it scared me so much - i alwasy thought they took off WAY to much... so i just NEVER do it. I suppose im afraid of damaging my nails... especially since i feel like im "fixing" them with nailtek.. *sigh* i have much to learn - but it is still so much fun to have pretty fingernails!

Katie