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Momma Told Me: Innovate, then recreate.
When I was growing up, 'nail art' consisted of an extra gemstone on your gel manicure, or a little dotted flower on your big toe. If you asked the woman at the salon to paint the cast of Friends on your nails you'd likely be thrown out with a hearty round of laughter. Yes, getting your 'nails done' essentially meant the traditional acrylics with thick white French tips, and the occasional clear Pink glitter tips, if you were really daring. Then, a few years back, the nail care industry took a turn from traditional color to full on beauty. The Konad method of 'stamping' nails went viral from an As Seen on TV campaign, and suddenly fashionistas everywhere became nail art experts, hosting their own tutorials.
Always use the same lacquer brand for a single look. For example, I love the brand Zoya; it's one of the longest wearing brands, and also 3T free, but it's unique natural proprietary blend doesn't play well with my favorite glitter and metallic hues from Sally Hansen. I have a lacquer collection to rival an addict, covering 9 different brands, and including 10 different clear glitter top coats; but I always set out to build a look with cohesive lacquers.
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What Daughter Says: The best ammo for success is your own inspiration.