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usually have a base of lanolin, pertoleum or beeswax designed to prevent or correct brittle nails and dry cuticles
implement used to loosen and push back the cuticle around the fingernails or toenails; shaped to conform to the shape of the nails
solution of alkali, glycerin, and water used to soften and remove dead cuticle from around the nail
diamond nail file
metal implement with diamond dust embedded in the metal, files the free edge of the toenails and in some cases thins them
disposable manicuring instrument with rough cutting ridges, used for shaping the nails with the coarse side and smoothing them with the finer side
nail hardeners that utilize keratin fibers to streghten the nail and contain no more than 5 percent formaldehyde
manicure in which the free edge of the nail is polished, tipped, or sclupted in an opaque colo while the nail plate is is polished or left a more translucent color
creams made up of emollients and humectants, recommended for dry, chapped or irritated skin
similar in composition to hand creams but with a thinner consistency due to higher oil content
hot oil manicure
manicure in which heat oil, cream or lotion is applied to the cuticles to soften them before pushing them back
made of leather or chamois used with polishing powder or paste to polish the nails to a high luster
tool that cuts or files in only one direction; used to smooth off the edges of the nail in the nail groove and reduce tje possibility of the nail cutting into the skin
nylon fiber hardeners
are a combination of clear polish and nylon fibers applied first vertically then horizontally on the nail plate
made from wood of the orange tree used to loosen the cuticle around the base of the nail or to clean under the free edge
product used to thin out nail polish when it has thickened; contains acetone or some other solvent
nail hardeners that are a combination of clear polish and a protein such as collagen
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