Manicures and Pedicures

A manicure is a cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing. A pedicure is cosmetic care of the feet and toenails. In this category you'll find many questions and answers about both manicure and pedicure treatments.

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How do you remove nail polish stains from your carpet?

Dab a little bit of nail polish remover on the carpet and let it sit. After a while spray some kids and pets spray on the spot then dab some more nail polish remover. Let it sit again and go back and scrub with a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover.

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What is a good nail polish striper substitute?

Nail art pens. They are pens that have nail polish in them so that you can stuff on your nails easier.

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How can nail polish harm the fetus?

nail polish contains many harmful chemicals, that babies cannot withstand as much as us. the mother breathes in the chemicals, and the baby breathes the mothers air. it can effect growth. it also can goe into your skin, remember that baby is completely made of YOU.

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How can you Thicken your fingernails?

You can improve your calcium. If you have short thick white line on your fingernails, then you have a lack of calcium. You can drink more milk or if you are lactose intolerant you can take calcium tablets. Or think back to see if you can remember hitting your finger on something may have caused this line it will go away eventually if this is the case but if it does not you may want to go get a blood test to check if you lack a certain mineral or vitamin.

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What nail polish goes best with tanned skin?

Contributors have said:

The best nail polish for tanned skin would be any light color, for example a light aqua color or a pale purple because it brings out your tan.

The NARS Orgasm nail polish is amazing with tanned skin. You can buy it from Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics.

It sounds tacky but try a white nail polish with tanned skin. White really shows off the tan and, if it is painted nicely, it looks glamorous. Also a navy blue can look amazing with tanned skin. Try Barry M's Navy.

Anything would look great. Someone who is very tan could use a dark color. It always looks great.

Sinful Colors in Aqua, Silver, metallic colors, bright colors, if you are over the pastel phase!


  • Light pink (Maybelline ColorShow- Born With It)
  • Slate Grey (Forever 21- Gray)
  • Hot coral- pink (Essie- Camera)
  • Beige/ Gold (Essie- Buy me a Cameo)


  • Gold (Essie- Good as Gold)
  • Navy Blue (Orly- In the Navy)
  • Off- White (Orly- Au Champagne)


  • Nude (Butter London- Bumster)
  • Bubblegum Pink (Orly- Cotton Candy)
  • Dark Red/Oxblood (Butter London- Chancer)

Quite simply, pinks do the trick. Like medium pink.

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What brand of nail polish do most salons use?

Most salons use OPI and/or essie. They also offer gel nails and acrylics. Some nail salons use a variety of brands, but often they are not the best quality. Sally Hansen is pretty good but, other than that, you won't be getting that good of a manicure.

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Nail salons are quickly moving to gel polish because it's quick, it lasts a long time, fumes are less, the customer walks out the door with dry nails she or he can't mess up with car keys or seat belts, and (most important to the technician) it's not something most customers can do at home because it cures with a special light. The most popular brands are Shellac, Gelish and OPI.

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Is whiteout a good substitute for nail polish?

Well, because of the chemicals in the white out, slowly the nail beds begin to curl up and the nail itself wears down. Instead, use a good quality base coat followed by a nude shade of brown, depending on the amount of shine in the polish. Then coat the top of the nail with a quality clear top coat, this helps to protect the nail and the polish generally stays on for longer.

Another answer:

Absolutely not! Do not use white out! It not only kills your nails, but is not good to breathe in.

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When was nail polish remover invented?

sally hansen maximum strength

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Can you take nail polish on a plane?

If you are getting your bag checked, it may be in the bag. If you are not getting your bag checked, all of your liquids (must be in 3 oz. bottles or less) must be in a quart sized bag, being able to be sealed and out of your suitcase.

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What is the meaning of nail polish in psychology?


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Can nail polish be used as white out?

It can, but most will not hide what's under it effectively and it is difficult to write over it.

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What is in the alcohol in the nail polish remover?

There is no alcohol in nail polish remover.It is acetone which is normal duco paint thinners.

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Can you take nail polish remover on a plane?

yes but it has to be a small one.

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Can you take nail polish off with paint thinner?

Yes. Paint thinner often contains acetone which is the dissolving agent in most major nail polish removers. Just be sure to use it sparringly and in a well ventilated area because paint thinner can be dangerous to have on your skin and to inhale. Be sure to moisturize afterwards; the oils on your skin are easily remmoved by the thinner as well as the nail polish.

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How do you get nail polish out of a dress?

nail polish remover

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How do you remove nail polish from wood furniture?

We had a massive amount of nail polish spilled on our beautful hardwood floors. We scrubbed & scrubbed with mineral spirits and that worked, but took a LOT of elbow grease! Then we sprayed on some hairspray, left it on for about 15 seconds and the nail polish WIPED RIGHT OFF!!! Amazing! We tried several different brands and the one that worked the best was TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold aerosol. We also used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser which made the job go even faster.

I just wanted to say we also had a massive amount of nail polish on our beautiful hardwood floors and we used TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold aerosol and a non abrasive scrubber and a lot of elbow grease and it came off pretty easy. You saved my daughter's life thank you.

Do not apply nail polish remover to the stain; it will quickly damage finish. Instead, soften the nail polish by rubbing it with a cloth saturated in mineral spirits.

CAUTION: Dry-cleaning spot remover and mineral spirits are poisonous and flammable. Follow caution on labels. Use in well-ventilated area. Do not use near flame, spark, or pilot light. Do not smoke. Do not get on skin or clothing. If the finish is hard, apply paste wax with fine 0000 steel wool in the direction of the grain. Apply a small amount of oil to an oil finish.

[Info from the Home Maintenance And Repair Database at the Michigan State University website]

Actually water and nail polish remover just ruin the wood furnishing leaving those unbearable stains. What you need is either the magic eraser or hair spray as weird as that sounds but it actually worked for me. just apply to the nail polish stain on a damp warm cloth and that should do the trick.

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Does Clear Nail Polish help fake nails stay on?

not really, i wear fake nails most of the time the best way ive found is if you stick them on yourself put a little bit of the glue around the edges of your actual nails (as well as the middle) just make sure you dont go too much oon your skin. i found the edge fake nail glue is the best.

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How do you remove shellac nail polish?

take alum. foil and pure aceton.

Put the aceton on a cotton ball ( soak it real well) put that on te nail and wrap the nail in the alu foil.Wait for about 10 min then take it of.There will still be some on the nail wich you can scrape off easily with a wooden manicure stick

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Why do you have to remove nail polish for an operation?

When having surgery, the medical team will want to monitor your oxygen levels in your blood (usually in a non invasive way). This will be done by attaching a pulse oximetry machine to your finger or toe.

The machine is trying to measure how much haemoglobin is in your system. If you're wearing nail polish, it creates a barrier and an inaccurate reading.

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How do you remove nail polish from a wooden door?

Nail polish remover (acetone) will usually work. It has to be applied carefully to stained wood, less so to solid colors and latex paints.

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What types of nail polish brands are there?

there is a lot of them so i cant really name the types

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What happens when you put nail polish in your hair?

it will probably get oily where you apply it

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Is nail polish a solid or liquid?

its a liquid because if it were solid it would not come out the bottle

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Does nail polish come off in the shower?

no because it is stuck to your hands so that's why you should use nail polish remover

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Is nail polish a liquid or gas?

liquid actually its both because it makes a smell and takes up space and it can fit in any shape and its not a solid so thats the real answer


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