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James Ashley Mayer

 

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Silk for nails 

Ok, the teabags are flawless in their practicality. However, they look like ass.

Anyone know what kind of silk come in those silk-wrap kits? There is no way I am going to pay for a kit when I can get any kind of silk by the yard.

thanks.
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Escribano

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to James Ashley Mayer

The Savarez Nail Kit is expensive, but the silk comes on sticky backed plastic which makes it easier to cut, shape and apply. Other than that, I have no idea what kind of silk it is (very thin) but the rest is just (diluted?) superglue.

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Fergusito

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to James Ashley Mayer

I never used a kit and Ive stoped using silk now. You need some kind of nail base to glue to as silk is used mainly for repairs. Prolonged glue use has a progresive and I know this from my own experience as I now use stick on nails. It would take a LONG time for my nails ever to be 'normal' again. So beware of going down that path!!!
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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to Fergusito

I only use it for repairing big breaks not to extend my nails - thanks for the advice.
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James Ashley Mayer

 

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to James Ashley Mayer

Hey, thanks for the advice. I should have pointed out that I don't use superglue, only nail polish. right now, I use tea-bag paper(1 layer) and several layers of nail polish. It works great, but isn't transparent enough.........hey, I am single again and don't need assumptions about nail fungus.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 22 2003 16:49:15
 
Escribano

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to James Ashley Mayer

Man, when you were talking about tea bags on the F-T, I was thinking you either rubbed a used one on your nails every morning or you duct-taped them on whole. I might try the silk from the Savarez Kit but without the superglue and plenty of "Hard-As-Nails" (clear) varnish, excellent stuff BTW.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 22 2003 20:28:06
 
rogeliocan

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to James Ashley Mayer

Is the silk in this Savarez nail kit just normal silk (apart from having a sticky side)?
So could someone just replace it with regular silk?
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veet

 

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to Fergusito

quote:

Prolonged glue use has a progresive and I know this from my own experience as I now use stick on nails.


Yeah, I started losing nouns from using glue too...

But seriously, for repairs, I glue a bit of plastic nail just on the nailtip, 3mm or less. I use the tips that acrylic kits come with. No acrylic, just hard-as-nails clear.
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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to James Ashley Mayer

We all have different physiology. I have a friend who is a classical guitar player, who has 'perfect' nails. However my nails are thin and easily eroded by various techniques. I also have highly acidic sweat that pores from my hands and even through my nail fibres. I burn through bass strings in 3 or 4 days of 9 hour practice...sometimes I wish I had my classical' guitar friends physiology...he keeps strings for 6 months (all the nickel worn off due to friction rather than pitted and burned off by acidic lipids).

I use 'Star Nails' china silk strips and cyanoacrylate (nail/super glue) in small 3g bottles that are easier to keep the nozzle clean. Almost every day, as the moisture comes through my nails, the previous day's protection lifts off easily leaving a clean undamaged nail. As Fergusito points out, this method CAN damage nails...so try it out, but monitor the situation.

One thing I advise COMPLETELY AGAINST is acrylic nails. I tried this 8 years ago and discovered that as the nail fibres grow under the acrylic, they get deformed by being stuck to the nasty acrylic.

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to Cloth Ears

acryllic is the only thing that works for me. sucks.... nasty stuff, but a necessary evil.

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to JasonMcGuire

quote:

ORIGINAL: JasonMcGuire

acryllic is the only thing that works for me. sucks.... nasty stuff, but a necessary evil.



Is it possible to use acrylic to replace the entire tip of the nail? In other words cut the nail as short as possible and have the acrylic nail extending out.
Or do people use them just as an extra layer of protection laid on top of the existing nail?
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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to hamia

yes you have to use a nail form. after putting the form in place you brush the acryllic over the nail and the form and let dry. then pull the form away and you have a new tip. you have to shape it and it usually takes 2 passes depending on how much acryllic powder you pick up on the brush.

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hamia

 

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Great. Will definitely try that. At moment I am probably the only person trying to learn flamenco without any nails.
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fevictor

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RE: Silk for nails (in reply to James Ashley Mayer

quote:

I might try the silk from the Savarez Kit but without the superglue and plenty of "Hard-As-Nails" (clear) varnish, excellent stuff BTW.


Dont you find that this stuff takes for ever to dry? Ive used different Sally Hansen products, and while they dont all work that well, at least they dry quickly. Hard as Nails just takes for ever. It may be the humidity where I live, or maybe my nail?? who knows.

The tea bag idea sounds interesting though...
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